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Oceans & Marine life

Tailor made natural history and wildlife holidays around the worlds oceans and seas. 

Most of our planet is made up of water – 70.9% of it to be exact!  Of that 97% is salt water and 3% fresh, meaning that the world’s oceans take up an awful lot of space!

There are five oceans, the largest being the Pacific, then the Atlantic, Indian, Southern and Arctic. There are many deep trenches on the ocean floors, where the earth’s surface in places remains volatile resulting in earthquakes, volcanoes and in the case of those in the oceans, tsunamis. This is where life on earth began ……

Exploring the oceans of the world opens up many opportunities to the adventurous traveller.  In years gone by before air travel became common place, everyone travelled long distances by ship and many adventures were had as families travelled, often to emigrate, by boat to South Africa, Australasia, Asia and the Americas.  Modern day cruise ships are really floating towns, a far cry from the original ‘cruise liners’ that graced the oceans and even further from those galleons and icebreakers of the pirates and explorers of centuries gone by! Check out a round the world cruise itinerary to traverse many oceans.

In some parts of our oceans, islands life was separated when the continents formed and have evolved unique life forms such as The Galapagos or Madagascar.  Both of these destinations are fabulous wildlife experiences.

The marine environment is an underwater film show – there is probably more varied life on the seabed that on the land above it.  Many creatures are microscopic and make up the masses of marine plankton that feed the larger animals.  Of these, many such as the sharks and manta rays are filter feeders, scooping up the tiny plankton.  Bony fish which have moveable fins and swim bladders dominate the oceans and many are hunters, such as tuna.  But mammals in the oceans (Cetaceans) such as the many whales and dolphins are undoubtedly the stars of the show.  Various species of whale migrate around the world and can be seen at different times of the year as they come close to land to breed.  Try destinations such as Canada and Alaska, Norway, South Africa, Australia or Mexico for some fabulous whale watching, to name a few.

Coral reefs with their amazing colours and intricate rich marine life are like underwater forests.  There are many protected marine reserves now around the world, some of the most rewarding for snorkelling and diving holidays include the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Maldives, Costa Rica and Belize in Latin America and Mozambique.

However you want to travel the oceans, on them or below them,  there is a wealth of wildlife and beauty to be enjoyed.  Take a look at the experiences on this site for some inspirational travel suggestions and give us a call to find out where you can see Whale Sharks, Humpback Whales, Dolphins, Sharks or huge fish migrations.  Or maybe you would like to do some diving and not sure which part of the world is best or at what time of year?  Or want to charter a yacht and go island hopping?  ……. Where in the world would you rather be?

 

Safari Honeymoons

African Safaris are a perfect way to spend your honeymoon! Romantic star beds, treehouses, flickering camp fires and sundowner drinks looking out over winding rivers or endless plains .... [more]

Azores Whale Watching

Small group whale and dolphin watching natural history holiday to The Azores. Three contrasting islands and visit crater lakes. [more]

Galapagos & Amazon

Small group wildlife tour - Cachalote cruise and Napo Wildlife Centre in the Amazon. [more]

Mozambique Marine Adventure

Discover an underwater world teeming with life in Mozambique. Coral reefs and Whale Sharks. [more]

Necker Island Private Paradise

Sir Richard Branson's private island paradise in the British Virgin Islands , unspoilt Caribbean luxury. [more]

Mahe & Praslin Escape Seychelles

An idyllic island escape to Mahe and Pralin - private villas, suites, honeymoons and family holidays. [more]

Twin Centre Male Atolls Maldives

A perfect Maldives twin centre holiday for couples or families with plenty of activities - North and South Male Atolls. [more]

Sainte Anne Resort & Spa Seychelles

A fabulous honeymoon escape - private island resort in the Seychelles. Villas with private pools and large decks. [more]

Sleep in a Treehouse in Tanzania

Sleep in a treehouse feeling the sea breeze looking out over the leafy canopy to the ocean beyond …. An authentic castaway experience with romantic rooms built around huge ancient Baobab trees, on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean. [more]

Denis Private Island

Get away from the world on this gorgeous private island with no mobile phone access and a handful of cottages & villas! [more]

Ibo – Mobile Island Hopping Safari

Ibo Island stands lost in time in a remote part of the Indian Ocean. Experience this with an adventurous dhow safari. [more]

Explore Spitsbergen

Join an extended expedition cruise to explore Spitzbergen and other outlying islands and their natural history deep in the Arctic north of Norway. [more]

Penguins

Penguins are one of the most well known and loved of the world's birds and a must see for any Antarctic wildlife cruise! Find out the best places to see which species and learn more about these fascinating animals. [more]

Nuarro

Nuarro Lodge is a luxury rustic eco-lodge in Northern Mozambique with fabulous diving, beaches, community links and - in season - amazing whale watching. [more]

The Great Barrier Reef

On most people's bucket list, take a holiday to the most extensive coral reef system in the world in Australia! Island hopping, diving & snorkelling or enjoy a sailing yacht or cruise. [more]

Round The World Cruise

A once in a lifetime holiday, bucket list for many, a Round The World cruise takes you through some of the most iconic places on earth! This trip departs UK on 7 January 2013 from Southampton and cruises the southern hemisphere. [more]

Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island Camp is the perfect getaway experience! Superb diving and snorkelling and amazing views and tranqulity. Natural and inspiring - go to Mumbo to relax and unwind with friendly Malawi hospitality. [more]

Swim with Manatees

Swim with Manatees and experience their natural environment in Florida, plus see other wildlife in the nearby park. [more]

Round Britain Coastal Cruise

Travel in style around the British Isles on board the Saga Sapphire in Aguust 2013. Explore the dramatic coastline of our island home and learn about it's fascinating history. [more]

Pacific Coast Touring

Drive the sights of Australia's west coast from Sydney up to Brisbane, enjoy beautiful open roads and coastal scenery on this flexible tour enabling you to tailor things to your own pace but still with pre-booked accommodation, directions and maps! [more]

Mafia Island

Mafia Island is a gorgeous archipelago in the Indian Ocean off shore from mainland Tanzania, steeped in history of the trading routes and a real Robinson Cruisoe getaway! Fabulous diving and snorkelling including Whale Shark sightings. [more]

Circumnavigation of the Arctic

This is a truly epic journey of around 66 days on an icebreaker ship, following the edge of the Arctic Circle, exploring Canada, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Russian Islands and Alaska. [more]

Whale Watching

The largest mammals on earth can be seen in many different destinations around the world including South Africa. Getting up close to these wonderful giants is an awesome experience! [more]