Exclusive new tours in 2019 and 2020...
We've got big plans for the next few years, including offering some exciting, new, "Limited Edition" tour opportunities... These one-off, small group tours will explore some of our favorite wildlife destinations to photograph some of our favorite species. So, if you fancy A Feast of Whales in the wildlife rich waters of SE Alaska, photographing Polar Bears in the Arctic Sea Ice (or alternatively photographing Spirit Bears in the Great Bear Rainforest), joining us on a photographic safari in the Brazilian Rainforest, or perhaps cruising the waters around the Galapagos Islands, then please feel free to contact us directly and let us know what sort of tour interests you! We have plenty of plans ahead, and we'd be only too happy to find you a spot on one of our tours.
July 2019 - A Feast of Whales: SE ALaska
As many of you already know, with a flood of interest driven by footage from BBC Wild Alaska Live, our new 'limited edition' tours kick off in 2019 with this epic tour of SE Alaska where we will be focusing our attention on getting the best opportunities to see and photograph some of the many spectacular humpback whale behaviours, such as bubble-net feeding, lunge feeding, and breaching. We've chartered 10 nights on a comfortable live-aboard motor cruiser that will provide our small group of just 10 guests with an excellent platform from which to view and photograph any wildlife we see and we have tailored our itinerary to maximize our time spent in the best wildlife hot-spots to increase our chances of success. Along the way, we'll also look out for all the other fantastic marine and coastal wildlife this incredible part of the world has to offer - including Bears, Killer Whales, Sea Otters, Steller Sea Lions, Porpoises and lots of coastal birds. More than 50% of the places available on this tour have already been reserved so please let us know soon if you are interested in this tour.
Sept/October 2018 and 2019 - Spirit Bears of the Great Bear Rainforest
What an incredible season we had guiding Spirit Bear Photographic tours in Gitga'at territory this year... lots of bear activity was observed throughout the short season and five different individual spirit bears and numerous black bears were seen and photographed by guests. While we are currently working towards providing a fully guided 10-12 day photographic tour package that will offer an indulgence of opportunities to photograph Spirit Bears, Black Bears and Grizzly Bears in the northern Great Bear Rainforest, at present we are restricting ourselves to working closely with our friends in the Gitga'at First Nation, and at Wildlife Journeys, to provide guests with some highly dedicated 5-6 day photographic tours in the best spirit bear watching locations in the world. So, if you are an enthusiastic wildlife photographer, dedicated bear watcher and confident traveler that would like to join us on one of these extra ordinary wildlife experiences then please feel free to contact us directly and we will do our best to place you on a tour with us.
2020 - Svalbard- WIldlife in the Ice
In 2020 we are offering an ultra limited load charter (just 16 guests) on a high ice class, and very comfortable polar research vessel to spent 10 days exploring the arctic seascapes of Svalbard in the company of 'Mr Polar Bear' himself, Rinie Van Meurs. Our principle objectives of this tour will be to maximize our time spent in optimal habitat in hopes of photographing lots of polar bears and other Arctic wildlife in the beautiful polar sea ice. With such a small group on this exclusive charter we'll have lots of play value with our itinerary and with Rinie on board we'll be sure to find some amazing wildlife and have a lot of fun too. Please note...This will be an exclusively wildlife focused charter, and will not include any of the formulaic visits to historic sites or compulsory circumnavigations of islands that are often a significant part of other cruise itineraries in this area. Please register your interest in this tour with us as quickly as possible. Once again, we have already started taking reservations for this tour and we are expecting to secure all bookings by the middle of 2018.
August 2019 - Ultimate Killer Whale
Motivated by popular demand, we will once again be offering our very popular Ultimate Killer Whale Tour in 2019. This lavish 14 day summer adventure around Vancouver Island explores some of the best Killer Whale habitats in the world. It includes a 5 day stay on a gorgeous live-aboard boat, providing us with plenty of time to explore Johnstone Strait and the Broughton Archipelago Provincial Marine Park, home of the Northern Resident Killer Whales, and numerous exclusively chartered day-boat trips too. But it's not just Killer Whales we hope to see on this fantastic tour... Check out our previous tour galleries to see some of the amazing wildlife highlights from our 2016 trip (and stay tuned for live updates from the up-coming 2018 tour!). This tour is already 50% full, so register your interest soon!