Our People
  • Amy Waters snow biking Our Team

    Steppes Travel is made by the people who work here. Incredible holidays are made possible because of their vast travel experience and the great enthusiasm they bring to their work.

  • William Dalrymple Our Tour Experts

    We carefully select our experts based on their knowledge, companionship and influence, ensuring that you can travel with the most knowledgeable leaders in the field.

  • Liz Bonnin Heroes and Heroines

    the people who lead the way when it comes to those things which matter to us: exploration, the environment, women’s empowerment and education

Wildlife Cruises

Our collection of wildlife cruises provides the perfect platform from which to encounter wildlife in a memorable but responsible fashion. The emphasis will be on getting off the ship, using tenders and Zodiacs to explore secret waterways or landing on remote islands to see wildlife on foot.

Using only small ships you will be able to access coves and inlets that bigger ships cannot access. So, while the wildlife will be prolific, the tourist footfall will be less so.

Where permissible, you will be given the chance to get under the surface to snorkel or dive. And of course, our cruises have been chosen to ensure your naturalist guides are of the highest calibre.

Our team are passionate about wildlife and about getting you close, sometimes extremely close for the most incredible experiences. Unlike traditional safaris or trekking for wildlife on land, a wildlife cruise is a perfect opportunity for those explorers motivated by a love of the sea and that have a desire to see some of the world’s most spectacular marine environments.

About our boat selection.

Aqua Mare, Galapagos, Ecuador

Aqua Mare

Sylvia Earle, Aurora Expeditions

Sylvia Earle

Ultramarine, Quark

Ultramarine

World Explorer copyright Sam Crimmin

World Explorer

Stockholm, Polar Quest

Stockholm

Sjoveien, Polar Quest

Sjoveien

MV Hondius

Hondius

Overhead view Aqua blu boat, Indonesia

Aqua Blu

Exterior, Ganges Voyager, India

Ganges Voyager

Boat, Nauka Vilas, West Bengal, India

Nauka Vilas

Experiences

Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Kayak in Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Kayak around Split Apple Rock in searching for marine life.

Beaver reintroduction

Visit a beaver reintroduction project in Devon.

Butterfly conservation

Help with butterfly conservation and census work in the Cotswolds.

Tree-planting in the UK

Get involved with a tree-planting project or other land restoration in the UK, perhaps even at our Steppes Travel forest in Brigg, Scunthorpe.

Explore Cairngorms Connect

Take a rewilding tour of the Cairngorms for privileged insight into Cairngorms Connect.

White-tailed eagles in Scotland

Photograph white-tailed eagles and learn about their conservation in Scotland.

British Trust for Ornithology

Take part in a fieldwork survey under the auspices of the British Trust for Ornithology.

Alladale Wilderness Reserve

Explore Alladale Wilderness Reserve to learn about wild cat reintroduction programmes.

Pine martens in the Forest of Dean

Learn about the reintroduction of pine martens to the Forest of Dean.

Visit Knepp Estate in West Sussex

Since 2001, the land at Knepp – once intensively farmed – has been devoted to a pioneering rewilding programme. Extremely rare species like turtle doves, nightingales, peregrine falcons and purple emperor butterflies are now breeding here; and populations of more common species are rocketing.

Start planning your trip


Send us an enquiry

Complete our enquiry form and start your next journey.

Enquire

I highly recommend Pacha for your charter experience.

Croatia - Cruise - Pacha

We have been on trips all over the world and have chartered yachts many times. This was the best trip and experience we have ever enjoyed. The sights, the yacht, the crew, the food and beverage were top shelf all the time.

Turkey - Cruise

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well! Who could have foreseen electric storms and the civil unrest in Chile. You couldn’t have looked after us better if you had been on the spot! We had an AWESOME adventure – your advice and suggestions were bang on the nail every time. Each hotel was better than the next and the cruise was FANTASTIC.

Destination: Argentina & Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

Are you ready to discover extraordinary once again?


More about Steppes

F L E X I B I L I T Y P R O M I S E B O O K W I T H C O N F I D E N C E