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Antarctic Adventure

For the last 40 years MTS has test the waters of the world—adventure cruising on small vessels to exotic locales like the Galápagos Islands, Antarctica, the Amazon rainforest, Turkey's famed Turquoise Coast, and the frozen reaches near the Arctic Circle.

A History of Nautical Adventure. Way back in 1970, we organized the first ever sailing cruise to the Galápagos Islands for the Sierra Club. Then in 1989, an MTS group became the first Americans (along with the first woman ever) to reach the South Pole, via ski expedition across the Antarctic continent.

Small Ships, Not Cruise Ships. Over the years, we've found that adventure cruising aboard a nimble small ship or deluxe yacht gives our guests an intimate expedition-like experience with maximum flexibility. We can navigate narrow waterways, pull right up to private coves, and get you on shore quickly. No waiting in long lines to get off the boat and no crowds once you get on shore!

Book now! Our adventure cruise travel experts are available by email and phone 1-888-687-6235.
 

Small Yacht Cruise

Your Own Private Galapagos. In the Galápagos, our deluxe yachts carry a maximum of 48 guests, and most carry 16 or fewer. So we spend more time snorkeling with sea lions, photographing the ubiquitous iguanas, and exploring the varied environments of the islands, and less time waiting to go ashore. And for the ultimate Galapagos experience at a time that's best for you, you can charter an entire yacht—a great option for those who want a really special family cruise or adventure with a group of friends.

Explore the Ends of the Earth. In the Arctic and Antarctica, where it's harder to travel and conditions can be much rougher, the ships are larger and more stable. But our polar cruise ships still hold fewer than 150 guests, far fewer than even the smallest cruise line can boast. And each is equipped with a fleet of quiet, nimble, and lightning fast Zodiac boats to whisk everyone ashore as quickly as possible.

Comfortable (or Luxury) Quarters. Accommodations aboard our ice-class expedition ships (including a former Russian spy ship) are comfortable, but not plush. You'll be spending most of your time exploring outdoors: kayaking, skiing, hiking – even camping on the ice. On our Galápagos trips, you can choose between modest and luxury cabins aboard our variety of sailing yachts.  

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Our adventure cruise travel experts are available by email and phone 1-888-687-6235.

 

Small Yacht Cruise

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  • Antarctica
  • Cir 14 days • from $9,295
    Antarctic Circle Voyage Head South… Really South!
    departing: January 2015, February 2015 duration: 14 days activities: small boat cruising, cruising, wildlife, polar cruising, trips of a lifetime, most popular, sea kayaking rating: Easy pricing: from $9,295
  • Antarctica_566 9 days • from $5,595
    Christmas in Antarctica Experience the ultimate "White Christmas!"
    departing: December 2014 duration: 9 days activities: polar cruising, sea kayaking, wildlife, cruising, small boat cruising, kayaking, popular winter trips rating: Easy pricing: from $5,595
  • Rrsfree_web01_cbettencourt 19 days • from $11,995
    Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands Our grandest Antarctic journey!
    departing: November 2014, December 2014, January 2015, February 2015 duration: 19 days activities: small boat cruising, cruising, wildlife rating: Easy pricing: from $11,995
  • Fly_zodiac_trippagenew 8 days • from $9,795
    Antarctica Fly & Cruise Get the most out of Antarctica by skipping the Drake Passage
    departing: December 2014, January 2015, February 2015 duration: 8 days activities: cruising, wildlife, polar cruising rating: Easy pricing: from $9,795
  • Exp 11 days • from $6,795
    Antarctic Adventure - Expedition Cruising to the Antarctic Peninsula Active Exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula
    departing: December 2014, January 2015, February 2015, March 2015 duration: 11 days activities: small boat cruising, sea kayaking, kayaking, cruising, wildlife, popular winter trips rating: Easy pricing: from $6,795
  • Brazil
  • Tuc_out_boat 8 days • from $3,450
    Brazil: Voyage to the Heart of the Amazon Expedition cruising on the Amazon River
    departing: April 2014, May 2014, June 2014, July 2014, August 2014, September 2014, October 2014, November 2014, December 2014 duration: 8 days activities: small boat cruising, hiking & trekking, cruising, most popular rating: Easy pricing: from $3,450
  • Chile
  • Trip2013_cru 5 days • from $1,346
    Chile & Argentina: Cruise Cape Horn & Patagonia (5 days - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia) NEW ADVENTURE!
    Voyage to the uttermost "End of the Earth"
    duration: 5 days activities: cruising, wildlife, new, new for 2013, quick escapes rating: Easy pricing: from $1,346
  • Banner_2014_pae 12 days • from $7,695
    Patagonia Explorer: Cruise and Hiking Adventure in Chile & Argentina See the best of Patagonia on the most comprehensive tour available
    departing: November 2014, December 2014, January 2015, February 2015, March 2015 duration: 12 days activities: lodge based, small boat cruising, hiking & trekking, cruising, popular fall trips, popular winter trips, most popular, new for 2014 rating: Easy to Moderate pricing: from $7,695
  • Ecuador
  • Banner_2014_glo 8 days • from $6,255
    Galápagos Aboard La Pinta Cruise in high style aboard a small cruise ship, while enjoying all the unforgettable wildlife encounters you’d expect from an MTS Galápagos voyage
    departing: April 2014, May 2014, June 2014, July 2014, August 2014, September 2014, October 2014, November 2014, December 2014 duration: 8 days activities: cruising, wildlife, snorkeling, kayaking, family vacations, most popular rating: Easy pricing: from $6,255
  • Banner_2014_ga7 7 days • from $3,195
    Cruising The Galápagos Islands: Short Excursions An active, expert-guided, intimate cruise aboard a deluxe yacht in one of the most exotic places on earth—ideal for families!
    departing: June 2014, July 2014, June 2015 duration: 7 days activities: small boat cruising, sea kayaking, hiking & trekking, kayaking, family vacations, cruising, wildlife, quick escapes rating: Easy pricing: from $3,195
  • Banner_2014_g11 11 days • from $4,995
    Galápagos Wildlife Adventure Cruise An active, expert-guided, intimate cruise aboard a deluxe yacht in one of the most exotic places on earth—ideal for families!
    departing: April 2014, May 2014, June 2014, July 2014, August 2014, November 2014, December 2014, January 2015, February 2015, March 2015, April 2015, May 2015, June 2015 duration: 11 days activities: small boat cruising, sea kayaking, kayaking, cruising, family vacations, wildlife, snorkeling, multisport, popular spring trips, popular summer trips, trips of a lifetime, most popular, popular winter trips, popular fall trips rating: Easy pricing: from $4,995
  • Egypt
  • Nilecruise 8 days • call for pricing
    Egypt Nile Cruise: A Private Adventure Sailing through antiquity – A Private Adventure
    duration: 8 days activities: small boat cruising, hiking & trekking, cruising, cultural rating: Easy pricing: Call for pricing.
  • Egypt_-_philae_temple 9 days • from $2,250
    Egypt Holiday Adventure Escape to Egypt for the Holidays!
    duration: 9 days activities: biking, hiking & trekking, family vacations, cruising, cultural, camel trekking, new, trips of a lifetime, most popular, quick escapes, popular winter trips rating: Easy to Moderate pricing: from $2,250
  • Norway
  • Sva 11 days • from $4,795
    Spitsbergen Explorer Explore the realm of the polar bear aboard our comfortable expedition vessel.
    departing: July 2014 duration: 11 days activities: small boat cruising, cruising, wildlife, most popular rating: Easy pricing: from $4,795
  • Panama
  • Trip_page_jbs 7 days • from $3,750
    Panama: Journey Between the Seas Sail from one ocean to another on an iconic journey through the Isthmus of Panama, and discover its rich history and surprising wildlife
    departing: April 2014, May 2014, June 2014, October 2014, November 2014, April 2015, May 2015, November 2015 duration: 7 days activities: new, cruising, small boat cruising, wildlife, cultural, sea kayaking, kayaking, snorkeling, new for 2013, quick escapes, most popular rating: Easy pricing: from $3,750
  • Turkey
  • Banner_2014_tuh 14 days • from $5,995
    Treasures of Turkey Explore the best of Turkey by land and by sea through the eyes of MTS’ local history specialists!
    departing: May 2014, September 2014, October 2014 duration: 14 days activities: small boat cruising, sea kayaking, hiking & trekking, kayaking, family vacations, cruising, cultural, popular fall trips, most popular rating: Easy pricing: from $5,995
  • United States
  • Akb_trip-page 6 days • from $3,750
    Glacier Bay Historic Ship Adventure Explore the best of Southeast Alaska from a floating basecamp with the Alaskan adventure pioneers since 1972!
    departing: May 2014, June 2014, July 2014, August 2014 duration: 6 days activities: small boat cruising, sea kayaking, hiking & trekking, kayaking, family vacations, cruising, wildlife rating: Easy to Moderate pricing: from $3,750
  • Trip_page_akc 8 days • from $4,195
    Alaska: Northern Passages & Glacier Bay National Park Kayak, hike, and explore Icy Strait and 3 exclusive cruising days in Glacier Bay National Park aboard the Wilderness Explorer
    departing: May 2014, June 2014, July 2014, August 2014 duration: 8 days activities: small boat cruising, sea kayaking, cruising, wildlife, cultural, new rating: Easy to Moderate pricing: from $4,195
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