April – Alaska’s Inside Passage
Over 500 miles aboard the SeaWolf, a 97′ converted minesweeper traveling from Ketchikan to Sitka, Alaska. We will work slowly from north to west through Alaska’s Inside Passage exploring: Misty Fjords, Thomas Bay, Baird Glacier, Etolin Island, Wragel Narrows, Petersburg, Edicaott Arm, Sawes Glacier, Fords Terror, Admiralty Island, Baranof Island, Sitka Sound, and the outer islands of Sitka. Each day will include boat travel, kayaking and/or hiking, and chef prepared local foods.
April-May – National Parks and Wildlife of Tanzania
A twelve day, unparalleled experience including visits to multiple national parks. Participate in a game drives in Arusha and Serengeti National Parks, visit the flamingoes, leopards, hippos, elephants, cheetahs, and more of Lake Manyara National Park, and explore the Ngorongora Crater’s abundant wildlife. We will also visit an Iraqw village and a Masai village and their Nainokanoka School.
April-May – Tortoises and Archipelago Tour (optional extensions)
Eight days worth of travel in the Republic of Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. We will visit multiple islands, witness diverse sea life from boat and by snorkeling, and hike the various micro-climates of the islands. An optional extension of this trip with professional guide Roberto Cedeño will include 6 more days of travel including a stay at the Napo Wildlife Center at the edge of the Yasuni National Park in the Amazon Rainforest and exploring Ecuador’s capital city of Quito.
January-February – Billfishing off the coast of Guatemala
Three days and two nights at a private resort where fishing is the focus but relaxation will be had. Our goal will be to catch as many sailfish and black marlin as we can but we are bound to land some Mahi mahi too. Past trips have led to a landed fish count over 125 and that was for 8-10 people!
March-April – Costa Rica from Coast to Cloud Forest
Costa Rica is home to 4.5% of all of the world’s known plant and animal species yet occupies a land mass roughly the size of West Virginia. The country owes its high biodiversity to twelve different ecosystems which range from tropical rainforests to upland cloud forests, canyons to volcanoes and mangrove swamps to over 800 miles of coastline. By no means we will see them all, but there have been 194 species of amphibians, 210 species of mammals, 218 species of reptiles, 878 species of birds and more than 35,000 species of insects identified in Costa Rica!