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Sailing

Watch life pass by on an Imaginative Traveller Sailing Trip 

Watching life pass by on one of Imaginative Traveller's Sailing trips is one of the best ways to gain an insight into a country and culture - and experience some of the most stunning scenery on Earth. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to sailing – you can learn the ropes from your fully-qualified crew or simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the views. Spend days cruising around impressive coastlines, exploring lush National Parks, stopping off at medieval towns and diving off the boat into warm, turquoise waters.

Visit beautiful islands and coastal towns, relax on deck and even learn the ropes

Drop anchor and come ashore to white-sand beaches and idyllic coastal towns. Take some time to explore the landmarks, meander through olive groves, and taste the local cuisine. Kick back on deck with a book and your favourite tipple, and watch as the world floats by – and even get hands-on and help navigate, tack, and steer, under the guidance of your fully-qualified crew. It’s up to you how involved you want to be.

Adventure Cruising

Set sail on an immersive small-ship cruise experience. As part of a small group (max. 50), explore ports and islands and experience the best of land and sea. Check out our Adventure Cruises. 

Responsible Travel

The world’s an amazing place and we want to do our bit to keep it that way. That’s why we choose to travel responsibly, giving back to the communities we visit and helping to create a sustainable world for our children.

Our Sailing trips


TRIP CODE
IGMDD

GROUP TOUR from £2738 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- If there’s one ultimate Galapagos adventure, this is it. Combining off-the-beaten-track gems with iconic sights like the Pinnacle Rock, this trip is a microcosm of the Galapagos
- This unique, stand-alone sailing adventure shares its itinerary with no other Intrepid trip. Enjoy minimal contact with other travellers and boats
- Explore the remote west coast of Isabela on a small Panga boat, and venture to the far-west Fernandino, home of the highest density of marine iguanas

TRIP CODE
IGMQA

GROUP TOUR from £4342 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- As you board your vessel, M.Y. Grand Queen Beatriz, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, you will encounter nature at its finest.
- Explore the islands on deck, on foot and in the water, keeping your eyes wide open for the next unique sight.
- You'll encounter giant Galapagos tortoises, blue-footed and masked boobies, pelicans and frigate birds, as well as land and marine iguanas, sea lions, fur seals and perhaps dolphins, whales and sea turtles.

TRIP CODE
IZSRC

GROUP TOUR from £1400 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- - The Aegean is one of the best places in the world to explore by boat, with small villages, deserted beaches, incredible food and crystal-clear, unbelievably blue water.
- - Spend your days hopping between the small islands of the Cyclades.
- - Visit the ruins of Karthaia and see temples dedicated to Athena and Apollo, as well as the ancient theatre, just up the hill from a beautiful beach.

TRIP CODE
IGQMPA

GROUP TOUR from £4935 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The wildlife viewing opportunities are next-level in this extreme environment, and the abundance is astounding for such a remote and extreme environment. Scan the seas for seals; look out for minke, humpback and orca whales; spot rare birds on the Beagle Channel; and witness gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins
- Come for the beautiful animals, stay for the eye-popping landscapes. The mountains, plains and beaches are half the fun of exploring this unique white continent, and the sight of an iceberg calving into the sea is a moment you won’t forget
- A polar plunge in the sub-zero Antarctic waters is one invigorating experience. You’ve never a had a swim quite like this!

TRIP CODE
IGQMAX

GROUP TOUR from £6100 for 13 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Follow in the path of historic explorers as you cross the legendary Drake Passage. Weather permitting, squeeze through the photogenic Lemaire Channel between the mountains of Booth Island and the Antarctic continent
- Get up close to an incredible range of wildlife, such as minke, humpback and orca whales, gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, and albatross overhead. If you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a leopard seal
- Few people ever get the opportunity to set foot on the Great White Continent or venture as deep into Antarctica as past the Antarctic Circle, but you'll be one of them

TRIP CODE
IGQMAE

GROUP TOUR from £6800 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Follow in the path of historic explorers as you cross the legendary Drake Passage. Weather permitting, squeeze through the photogenic Lemaire Channel between the mountains of Booth Island and the Antarctic continent
- See an incredible range of wildlife, such as minke, humpback and orca whales and gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins. Zodiac cruises allow you to get right up close - if you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a leopard seal
- Few people ever get the opportunity to set foot on the Great White Continent or venture as deep into Antarctica as the Antarctic Circle, but you'll be one of them

TRIP CODE
IBQMA7

GROUP TOUR from £7700 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Uncover the incredible landscape of Spitsbergen, from the quirky northernmost city of Longyearbyen and brilliantly blue glaciers like the ‘14th July Glacier’, to stunning fjords and towering mountains and cliffs
- There are few things as unique and memorable as experiencing bright sunlight in the middle of the night – try it for yourself with the 24 hours sunlit Spitsbergen
- Scour sheets of ice and hopefully be rewarded with unforgettable sightings of the ruler of the Arctic – the Polar Bear

TRIP CODE
IWQMN

GROUP TOUR from £25700 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Feel on Top of the World and literally stand on it – reach the pinnacle of Arctic endeavours and the Earth with an expedition to 90 degrees North
- Climb aboard a ship that can go where others cannot – crush through metres of ice on the world’s largest, most-powerful nuclear icebreaker, ‘50 Years of Victory’
- Float high above the Pole on a unique, optional sightseeing hot air balloon ride

TRIP CODE
IGMQG

GROUP TOUR from £7717 for 17 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- As you fly from Quito to the Galapagos Islands, located in the equatorial water of the Pacific Ocean, you will suddenly find yourself in a very different world.
- As you board your vessel, M.Y. Grand Queen Beatriz, and follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin, you will encounter nature at its finest.
- Explore the islands from on deck, on foot and in the water, no doubt with your eyes open for your next unique sight.

TRIP CODE
IGMDE

GROUP TOUR from £4498 for 17 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Quito is so much more than a gateway to the Galapagos. Misty mountain scenery, a heart-melting Old Town and world-class cuisine make this one of South America’s most dazzling destinations
- Snorkelling in the Devil’s Crown is like nothing else. This underwater volcano – full of sea lions, turtles and rays – boasts some of the best snorkelling on the archipelago
- This trip is one for the bird-lovers. Witness the albatross colonies of Isla Espanola and seek out the rare red-footed booby on Isla Genovesa

TRIP CODE
IGQMYE

GROUP TOUR from £9900 for 20 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Your voyage at sea brings new experiences every day. Cross the wild and wintry Drake Passage, pass between blue-tinged icebergs and explore the coastlines of a multitude of contrasting islands
- Daily Zodiac trips along the Antarctic Peninsula, in the Falklands and on South Georgia Island provide unequalled encounters with nature. See thousands of penguins in their natural habitat, elephant and fur seals lining beaches and various species of whales
- The Falkland Islands are a haven for birdwatchers. Search for petrels, cormorants and Black-browed albatross before heading to the pub to rub shoulders with friendly locals in Port Stanley

TRIP CODE
IGQMRE

GROUP TOUR from £11100 for 23 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Contrast the sophisticated Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires with the Patagonian outpost of Ushuaia - two totally different locations
- South Georgia Island is incredibly rich in rare wildlife and history. See over 30 species of birds, including four penguin species, and visit the grave of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton
- Encounter whales, seals and penguins on regular Zodiac excursions along the plunging coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula
 
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