Time to Connect, Space to Enjoy.

Our extended time ashore, expert guides and unique tender vessels provide the opportunity to truly connect with the people and places we visit. Experience authentic encounters with nature and culture and forge new friendships with fellow explorers.

Cook’s Look, Lizard Island

Start the day at Lizard Island with a hike to the summit of Cook’s Look to take in the same panoramic view from 360m above sea level where British explorer James Cook did when searching for safe passage through the maze of coral reefs. Trekking past rocky tourmaline outcrops and paperbark trees, expect to sight the islands’ namesake monitor lizards and yellow-bellied sunbirds flitting through fronds of purple kangaroo grass. A guided tour of the Lizard Island Research Station is another highlight of this stop.

Sri Lanka, Yala National Park

During a special event on our Island Traditions to the Edge of Africa voyage, call in at Sri Lanka where forests, grasslands and lagoons border the Indian Ocean. Here we will be visiting Yala National Part where there is an opportunity to have a safari experience at dusk for a chance to spot elephants and leopards. Following the evenings wildlife encounters, sit down for an elaborate Sri Lankan feast and stay overnight at a wilderness resort.

Flinders Island, South Australia

Enjoy a taste of true isolated island living on our day ashore at Flinders Island. Owned and occupied by the Woolford family, they double as our guides for a day of sharing stories and experiences. The island is famous for its abalone, and we have the opportunity to learn the process of diving and cooking the local delicacy in demand worldwide. Savor an intimate beachside barbeque hosted by Tobin and Jonas Woolford and taste a range of fresh abalone while looking out at the unspoiled panoramic view of the island.

Aljui Bay, Raja Ampat

Known for an incredible diversity of tropical fish and coral species, Aljui Bay is one of the best diving and snorkelling destinations in the world. Spend the morning exploring the colourful underwater environment, searching for unusual coral formations, and spotting vibrant marine species. Here we will visit Atlas South Sea pearl farm that cultivate 200,000 pearls annually. On this day we will also cross the equator, where guests can spot the marker as we pass through. Finish the day with a relaxing dip into the pristine tropical waters of this remote destination.