Wildlife & Marine Life North Spitsbergen Sailing Voyage
With Aqua-Firma Marine Scientist, Charlotte Caffrey
Sailing is not simply an enjoyable pastime; it is also a fantastic way in which to explore many of the planet's most remote and far reaching places. It can be a journey to rarely seen coastal wildernesses, islands and undiscovered lands, many of which require a self-reliant boat, fully equipped with several days' food, water, sleeping accommodation and equipment, to gain access and explore.
Our natural history sailing voyages can be as relaxed or as hands-on an experience as you wish. If you are eager to take the helm and sail yourself then we can provide you with a yacht and guidance to explore islands in Arctic Norway and Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles. You can also join us on a larger yacht or small sailing ship, fully equipped with expert crew and guides to explore the remote extremities of places such as the Galapagos or Arctic Spitsbergen, in search of whales, exotic birds, polar bears and more.
We can provide some of the most knowledgeable and experienced onboard wildlife guides and wilderness navigators, who can help to broaden your understanding of ecosystems and the wildlife you come across. Our Polar voyages have onboard some of the most experienced modern day polar explorers, writers and photographers; whilst Galapagos guides, trained by the Charles Darwin Research Station, are keen to share their knowledge of the immense marine life, mammals, reptile and birdlife you will see there. These guides have tremendous enthusiasm to teach and assist and are as eager as you to use a yacht to explore places otherwise impossible to reach.
Both our sailing yachts and small sailing ship voyages offer full onboard facilities. Small rigid inflatable boats are the perfect way to make beach landings and explore beyond the shoreline. Where fair winds permit, travelling under sail can be a quiet and carbon free way to travel, bringing you closer to the elements which shape the landscapes you are in.
In tropical climes, snorkelling gear is easy to carry and don to explore remote coral reefs or swim alongside some of the oceans most remarkable marine life. We can also provide full diving logistics, whether in the tropics or in remote polar locations, with an expert dive master onboard.
Whilst a natural history sailing voyage can open up new horizons, it can also be restrictive when it comes to exploring deeper inland. As travel experts equally at home on land as in water, we can extend your exploration throughout the interior of a country, whether based from an Amazon lodge, driving across the Serengeti or dog sledding through Autumn snows in the Arctic.