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Cruising and Sailing

  • Amazon Tupaiù Yacht in the Tapajos River region

    Amazon Tupaiù Yacht in the Tapajos River region

  • Cruise along the Amazon - Awape

    Cruise along the Amazon - Awape

  • Stella Australis - cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

    Stella Australis - cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

  • MV Evolution - a delightful mid-size vessel in Galapagos

    MV Evolution - a delightful mid-size vessel in Galapagos

  • MV Anakonda - cruise the Napo River, Ecuador

    MV Anakonda - cruise the Napo River, Ecuador

  • Front deck of MV Evolution, Galaapagos

    Front deck of MV Evolution, Galaapagos

  • Aboard MV Aqua, Amazon River, Peru

    Aboard MV Aqua, Amazon River, Peru

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  • Paraty Cruising And Sailing

    Paraty Cruising And Sailing

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Join a cruise or charter a yacht – both are a great way to discover inaccessible places in comfort

Cruising in the Galapagos Islands, spotting pink dolphins in the Amazon headwaters or chartering a yacht in Brazil – there are many different ways to explore South America by boat. For cruising we prefer smaller vessels, and particularly like those which give passengers the opportunity to disembark in small groups and explore remote areas on foot. Or for those who come from a sailing background, we can now offer for the first time yacht charters on either a bareboat basis or with a hired skipper.

In the Amazon basin there are now several excellent options. Operating out of Iquitos in northern Peru, the MV Aria is a veritable floating five-star boutique hotel with very high standards of service and cuisine on board, and with expert naturalists. Also operating out of Iquitos is the MV Delfin 1 – an intimate and small vessel with just four cabins two of which have their own private plunge pools for the ultimate in luxury and privacy.

The newest vessel to be launched is the MV Anakonda operating out of Coca on the the Napo River in Ecuador. Not quite to the same standard as the Aqua and Delfin 1, nevertheless the Anakonda offers a well priced alternative.

And for any guests in Brazil that want to take the long flight up to Manaus, we can recommend the MV Tucano, which offers four and seven night trips up the Rio Negro. However, more off the beaten track close to Santarem on the Tapajos River, the exclusive 60 foot yacht Tupaiú is perfect for exploring the clear water and pristine white beaches found in the part of the amazon – some people we know consider them to be amongst the best beaches in Brazil!

For small groups of friends and families, the new private yacht charter operating out of Paraty is perhaps the most exclusive way to explore the wonderful fjords and beaches of the Costa Verde, or sail the short distance across to Ilha Grande. We are also investigating possible yacht charters in Colombia, watch this space!

From jungles to glaciers. We love the trip on board MV Stella Australis, which sails between Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentine Patagonia and Punta Arenas in Chile. Come face to face with massive glaciers, penguins and sea lions and enjoy a walk Cape Horn. Although the Australis is a slightly larger vessel, this is an excellent experience, and also offers plenty to keep our guests entertained after hours.

Further north on Largo Argentina in the heart of Patagonia, a newly refurbished vessel the M/V Santa Cruz operates a 3 day cruise through Los Glaciares National Park, including visits to the Spegazzini, Upsala and Perito Merino Glaciers, mooring overnight in remote bays with early morning walks for passengers through the forested shoreline to outstanding viewpoints.

Finally, the numerous expedition cruises in the Galapagos Islands are undoubtedly the best way of seeing the various islands and their unique wildlife. Most cruises tend to last between four nights and a week, although it is possible to spend two weeks on board some vessels for the complete ‘grand tour’. There are also some specialist dive boats operating in Galapagos, which are ideal for more experienced divers.

To discuss the most appropriate cruise experience for you, give us a call or send us a message.

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