A traditional dhoni cruise is the best way to explore the turquoise waters of the Maldives Lounge area aboard Solaris Relax into the tropical paradise of Raja Ampat. The Leopard Seal is one of Antarctica's most ferocious ocean predators |  <i>Glenn Dawson</i>

NEW Boat Based Adventures for 2020

Welcome aboard your floating basecamp

Imagine a rich, fulfilling adventure where each day you can discover new landscapes and shorelines, enjoy authentic wildlife encounters away from the crowds and genuinely feel like you are truly away from it all  yet you unpack only once on the entire trip. It's possible on a boat based adventure.

Whether it's exploring the Galapagos archipelago on a catamaran, the banks of the mighty Mekong by luxury riverboat or the outlying islands of the Maldives on a traditional dhoni, enjoy waking up to a new sunrise each morning. We avoid utilising larger ships that can't get to the places that are really worth witnessing.

In Antarctica, the weather is at its warmest and most stable during January, penguins begin hatching and February offers the best time to spot whales. It's also the only time you can head to the eastern side of the continent to explore the rarely visited Ross Sea.

WHY TRAVEL IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY?

  • It's the coolest time of year to explore the Mekong and the Maldives.
  • Your only window of opportunity to explore the eastern side of Antarctica, the Ross Sea.
  • It's mating season for many of the animals of the Galapagos with many bizarre mating activities taking place and land birds starting to nest. The male marine iguana, endemic to the islands, change colours to bright reds and greens while the green sea turtles come to lay their eggs. The Masked boobies on Espanola are at the end of their nesting season and if you're lucky, you may spot a penguin or even a flamingo.

Our itineraries combine the perfect blend of activity during the day, with the emphasis getting off the boat to explore the local landscapes and cultures during the day, then returning to the familiarity of your cabin each evening.

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