AdventureSmith Explorations

 
ASE_logo_blk_ver.gifBased in Lake Tahoe, California, AdventureSmith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, expeditionary cruise vacations. Company founder Todd Smith pioneered the concept of wilderness cruising - combining the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking and exploring ashore in remote wilderness areas. Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations carefully matches its guests with the top names in expedition cruising as well as smaller, boutique ships that don't make the radar of most travelers.
 
Dedicated to small footprint, sustainable travel AdventureSmith Explorations orchestrates connections with the world's most exotic natural environments and vibrant native cultures through small ship cruising. Voyages combine intimate cruising with rewarding and exciting activities such as sea kayaking, hiking, and rafting in places usually not found on more mainstream itineraries. The company specializes in extraordinary, off-the-beaten-path destinations in Alaska, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Guatemala, the Arctic, Antarctica and New Zealand.
 
Commitment to Sustainable Travel
The nature of modern travel inherently emits harmful carbon emissions through the burning of fossil fuels. Planes, ships, cars and lodges are all sources of additional carbon in our atmosphere and contribute to global warming. AdventureSmith Explorations has calculated the amount of carbon emitted by their small ship cruise passengers each year. Through the company’s Carbon Free Cruising campaign they have completely neutralized those emissions and hope to educate travelers about how to fight global warming by reducing their own carbon footprint. See https://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/carbon-free-cruising for more information.
 
In addition to its ground breaking Carbon Free Cruising initiative, the company's mission is to give back to the individuals, communities and environments touched by AdventureSmith Explorations trips by connecting travelers with a network of grassroots and global nonprofit partners worldwide including the Alaska Natural History Association, Neotropica Foundation, and Galapagos Conservancy. See: https://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/conservation for more information.
 
Destinations
 
NORTH AMERICA
 
Bears and wolves, whales and sea otters reward intrepid travelers who explore off the beaten path in Alaska. Cruise it by small ship or yacht and explore the backcountry in style from luxury eco lodges. view alaska adventures
 
British Columbia small ship and yacht cruises travel through some of the most spectacular scenery in North America. Experience mist-shrouded fjords, coastal wilderness, and unique ports of call. view british columbia adventures
 
Explore the majestic Columbia and Snake rivers in the path of Lewis and Clark. Cruise aboard a small ship or yacht, visit Washington's wine country and enjoy the epicurean delights provided by the fertile lands of the Pacific Northwest. view columbia river adventures
 
Baja California and Mexico's Sea of Cortez reveal a land of contrasts. Beautifully harsh, cactus covered desert landscapes and islands give way to rich waters home to whales, dolphins and countless sea creatures. view baja adventures
 
Soaring volcanoes, crashing waterfalls, lush rain forests, vast coffee farms and golden sand beaches beckon the visitor to Hawaii. Explore the remote coves, bays and shoreline by kayak, sailboat, mountain bike and motor launch. view hawaii adventures
 
CENTRAL AMERICA
 
Verdant rain and cloud forests, an astounding diversity of tropical birds and wildlife, active volcanoes, spectacular waterfalls and beautiful beaches. Explore from upscale wilderness lodges or aboard a Costa Rica cruise by small ship. view costa rica adventures
 
Panama has it all... mountains, jungles, beaches, bird life and an astounding biodiversity of flora and fauna. Cruise up close aboard small ships exploring both coasts and the Panama Canal. view panama adventures
 
Explore ancient Maya cities cloaked in pristine rain forest home to abundant tropical birds and wildlife. Enjoy activity and relaxing on beautiful Caribbean beaches and a world-class barrier reef. view belize adventures
 
Adventures that highlight the rich cultural traditions of today's living Maya as well as ancient cities and temples with an abundance of active volcanoes, pristine rain and cloud forests, wild rivers and sacred caves. view guatemala adventures
SOUTH AMERICA
 
Quite simply a Galapagos Island cruise is the vacation of a lifetime. Our small ships and yachts are the finest available staffed with expert local naturalist guides to interpret the unique environment and wildlife of the islands. view galapagos adventures
 
The highlight of travel to Peru is South America's premier ruins, Machu Picchu or an Amazon Cruise aboard a small ship. Enjoy guided explorations of Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, Lake Titicaca and the Amazon rain forest. view peru adventures
 
NORTHERN EUROPE
 
Northern Europe is an unrivaled place filled with dramatic landscapes, timeless towns and intriguing historical places and cultural interactions. Visitors venturing out on a Northern Europe cruise are rewarded with intimate nature-based experiences and intriguing cultural interactions that are not experienced on the well-trodden paths by the average traveler.  view northern europe adventures
 

MEDITERRANEAN 

The rich history and culture of the Mediterranean Sea is perfect for small ship cruising. Our itineraries take you from Greece's Santorini to Montenegro's Bar, Croatia's Dalmatian Coast and Turkey's Istanbul aboard exclusive yachts and sailing vessels small enough for secluded bays and intimate harbors. See the most popular tourist destination in the world as few do.  view mediterranean adventures

POLAR REGIONS
 
Explore Antarctica - one of the last true wilderness areas left on earth and a continent of superlatives. Expedition cruises utilize long days to experience the world's greatest concentration of wildlife. view antarctica adventures
 
One of the most remote and fascinating regions of the world, recently accessible only to the privileged few. Spectacular fjords, towering mountains and glaciers; walrus and polar bear; and historic sites of polar exploration. view arctic adventures
PACIFIC
 
With the unique experience of the harsh outback contrasted by the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, this place is truly unforgettable. Small ship cruise in style and luxury aboard the Orion while preparing for amazing land expeditions ahead. view australia adventures
 
The adventure capital of the world boasting diversity from alpine mountains and glaciers to sub tropical forest and beaches. Swim with dolphins, soak in hot springs, kayak archipelagos, hike glaciers and trek famous alpine routes. view new zealand adventures
 
Cruise through pristine cobalt blue waters and explore the great variety of dramatic volcanic and coral islands and atolls and meet the locals whose rich cultural heritage is evident in the fascinating archaeological ruins dotting the countryside. view pacific island adventures
 
Japan is a nation with history, culture, and beauty unlike any other. Each of the places you'll explore present new insights into a realm that has fascinated travelers for millennia. view southeast asia adventures

Contact Information

Ph: 1-877-620-2875 / 530-583-1775

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Todd Smith, Founder of AdventureSmith Explorations, Named Top Travel Expert In Condé Nast Traveler's 13th Annual Travel Specialists List

Tahoe City, CA, Nov. 13, 2012– Todd Smith, visionary director of AdventureSmith Explorations http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/, the active travel company securing matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of expedition small ships, for the first time this year is profiled as a Top Travel Specialist in Condé Nast Traveler's prestigious 13th Annual Travel Specialists List. 

The magazine’s award categories singled out Smith, the company’s founder, as a Top Specialist in the category of Small-Ship Expeditions (adventure cruising). This is a newly created awards category this year and focuses on the services and experiences that expedition ships provide the traveling public.

Condé Nast Traveler’s Wendy Perrin, Director of Consumer News & Digital Community, has published her 13th annual Top Travel Specialists in the December 2013 issue of Condé Nast Traveler. 

According to Perrin, “The travel planners featured represent the best blend of destination knowledge, insider connections, user-friendliness, and value for your dollar that I’ve found in more than two decades of scrutinizing the travel industry for this magazine. They have all been road-tested by Condé Nast Traveler readers, editors, or both. Of the more than 10,000 travel agents and tour operators who have tried to break onto this list since its inception 13 years ago, only a tiny fraction have made the grade. Getting into this group is, statistically speaking, tougher than getting into Harvard.” 

Staying on Perrin’s list is tougher still: It requires not only an absence of valid reader complaints but also ongoing positive assessments from both readers and editors. 

Smith was humbled upon hearing that he was being singled out for this honor although he was also quick to give some credit for his company’s meteoric success to one of his vacation sales consultants, Andrew Browning, who in 2011 received TravelAge West’s Wave Award in the category of “Trendsetters - Upward Bound, Rock Star Agents Under 40”.  This distinction was repeated again in November, 2012 when Browning was named as one of Travel Agent Magazine’s35 Rising Stars Under 30

Browning, with AdventureSmith Explorations since 2007, specializes in assisting clients with all aspects of a small ship cruise vacation. He is a certified expert on Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama and Alaska. Although when asked about his own success, Browning replied, “Todd Smith is the true rock star in the office. He taught me all I know about small ship cruising!” 

Celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2013, AdventureSmith Explorations has been widely recognized as today’s global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations. 

“We have built strategic brokering partnerships with many of the biggest and best names in small ship cruising as well as the smaller, boutique ships that don't usually make it on the cruise traveler's radar. However I need to be clear that while we specialize almost exclusively as a booking resource for small ship cruising, we are not a cruise line and we do not own or operate any ships of our own,” said Smith. 

He added that today the company represents 65 yachts and small expedition ships with passenger capacities from 8 to 189. 

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, California along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe. Phone: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the website: www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com

# # # 

For media inquiries, interviews and photos contact Widness & Wiggins PR: 

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website and Portfolio of Past Releases: http://www.travelnewssource.com/

Follow Widness & Wiggins PR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderDave

Small Ship Cruise Expert AdventureSmith Explorations Keeps Eye on Sun and Client Pocketbooks With Mid-Winter Specials on Close-to-Home Yacht Cruises

 

Tahoe City, CA, Oct 31, 2012– Small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations (http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/), the active travel company securing matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of expedition ships, reports savings on a handful of close-to-home, sun-drenched cruises.

“Short flights from Canada and the US to such cruise destinations as Hawaii, Baja and Belize mean more ship-and-shore time,” said Todd Smith, AdventureSmith founder and director. “Plus, while North America is locked in a deep chill, it’s nice to escape to the sun-drenched tropics!”

Three mid-winter departures of an 8-day Costa Rica & Panama Canal adventure aboard the 62-passenger Sea Lion come with a free pre or post cruise extension to the Monteverde Cloud Forest or $500 off the expedition cost that starts at $4,980 per person, double occupancy. The dates for this promotion are Dec. 1-8, Dec. 15-22 and Jan. 5-12, 2013 (note: cruises depart weekly from mid-November through early April).

In both countries guests walk rain forest trails in national parks and wildlife reserves, swim, snorkel and kayak Panama’s famed Isla Coiba, horseback ride, learn the lore of the canal and visit Barro Colorado with scientist escorts from the Smithsonian Research Station. For trip details please see: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/48

For ship details see: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/accommprofile.php/d/costarica/accid/322

Bookings made on the Belize - Ancient Sites, Rain Forests & Coral Reefsexploration before Dec. 31, 2012, for cruises departing weekly Jan. 12 through Feb. 15, 2013, come with a waiver on single supplements on some cabins and free roundtrip economy air to Belize City (or up to a $500 air credit) from Atlanta, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston and Miami. The 8-day cruise takes place aboard the 138-passenger Yorktown. Valid from the US only, air travel from other gateways is available for an add-on cost. 

The cruise is priced from $3,795 per person double occupancy. Dubbed the Eden of the Americas, Belize is home to jaguars, howler monkeys, ocelots, giant tapirs and a lush plant life that attracts more tropical birds than any other place in Central America.  Guests will visit Quiriguá, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for Mayan carvings, and Belize’s Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. Expedition leaders and naturalists enrich time both on and off the yacht. For trip details please see: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/464

For ship details see: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/accommprofile.php/d/belize/accid/420

A March 9 or 30 departure of Baja’s Bounty on the 86-passenger Safari Endeavor comes with 25 percent savings for ages 12 and under. The 8-day cruise traverses the Sea of Cortez, one of the most biologically diverse marine environments on earth. Guests kayak, paddleboard, snorkel, sail, ride a skiff, swim with sea lions, whale watch and mule ride into the arroyos. The per person double occupancy rate begins at $2,995. Cruise departures operate weekly from mid-November to mid-April. For trip details see: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/39. For ship details see: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/accommprofile.php/d/bajacalifornia/accid/401

More savings come to families on March 9 and 30 departures of Hawaiian Seascapes with 25 percent discounts for ages 12 and under aboard the 39-passenger small yacht, Safari Explorer. Rates are from $4,995 per person double occupancy. The five-island cruise offers opportunities for whale watching and exploring local culture. For trip details please see: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/200. For ship details see: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/accommprofile.php/d/hawaii/accid/296

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, California along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe. Phone: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or visit the website: www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com

# # # 

For media inquiries, interviews and photos contact Widness & Wiggins PR:

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website and Portfolio of Past Releases: http://www.travelnewssource.com/

Follow Widness & Wiggins PR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderDave

Small Ship Cruise Expert AdventureSmith Explorations Announces Rare and Deep Discounts on Antarctic Cruises

 

Tahoe City, CA, Oct. 1, 2012– AdventureSmith Explorations (http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/) the active travel company that secures matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small, expedition ships, reports unprecedented deep discounts in cruises to Antarctica this coming season.

“One of the main factors may be that travel bookings slow down as a U.S. Presidential election approaches,” speculates Todd Smith, AdventureSmith founder and director.  Smith explains that August through November is prime booking season for Antarctica small ship expeditions.

“Every four years there seems to be excess cruise capacity to Antarctica and consequently ship owners provide deep discounts, but this year seems special and a great opportunity for adventurous travelers seeking to check off a bucket list vacation to the bottom of the planet.”

He attributes this to “people being reluctant to make big purchases prior to an election due to any perceived uncertainty about the future.  The trend is not nearly as pronounced in other lower ticket travel destinations. We noticed this trend in 2000, 2004 and it was especially pronounced in the 2008 election cycle and economic downturn.”

Following are programs discounted up to 30 percent and others offering significant charter air savings. Small cruise vessels that ply these southern waters vary in capacity from 110 to 189 passengers.

At a 30 percent discount, Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp Cruise is geared toward the traveler interested in actively exploring away from the ship for enhanced adventures (kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, mountaineering, scuba diving and photography workshops). Departure dates are Nov. 22-Dec. 3 and Dec. 3-13, 2012. The per person (double) rate before the discount begins at $8,050. http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/170

The Antarctica Peninsula with South Shetlands Cruise comes with a 30 percent discount aboard a research vessel that gets up close and personal with the land of snow and ice.  Departure dates are Dec. 3-13, 2012, and Dec. 23-Jan. 1, 2012/13. The per person (double) rate before the discount is from $8,050. http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/169

Mawson’s Antarctica offers a discount of up to 15 percent (or no single supplement). Beginning and ending in New Zealand, this 19-day expedition commands sightings of elephant seals to wandering Albatross of Antarctica. Departure dates are Dec. 20-Jan 7, 2013, and Jan. 7-25, 2013. The person (double) rate before the discount is from $17,430. http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/276

Antarctica Air Cruise is a whale photo safari that comes with a $1,500 per person air credit for a Dec. 7-13 departure. The per person (double) rate is from $10,800. http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/173

National Geographic the White Continent is a journey with Lindblad Expeditions that comes with a $1,400 air credit or a $700 air credit and two complimentary days in Buenos Aires. This has the finest naturalist program of all Antarctic cruises. Departures are Nov. 27-Dec. 10 and Dec. 7-20, 2012. The per person (double) rate is from $11,740. http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/68

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, California along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe. Phone: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website: www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com.

# # #

For media inquiries, interviews and photos contact Widness & Wiggins PR:

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website and Portfolio of Past Releases: http://www.travelnewssource.com/

Follow Widness & Wiggins PR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderDave

Small-Ship Cruising with AdventureSmith Explorations Allows Travelers to Visit Off-the-Radar Villages From Alaska to New Guinea

 

TAHOE CITY, CA, Sept. 6, 2012 – The active travel company securing matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small expedition ships, AdventureSmith Explorations, allows guests to experience indigenous cultures with off-ship visits to remote, villages from Alaska to New Guinea. 

“Our small ships designed for as few as eight passengers can navigate channels and harbors that larger vessels can’t. This means that we can offer authentic cultural exchanges in villages and markets where few outsiders ever visit,” said Todd Smith, founder. 

For example, an exploration of the lost paradise of Papua, New Guinea, is reminiscent of James A. Michener’s Adventures in Paradise. Diversity (think 800 languages) abounds during a welcome ceremony that greets travelers landing in the Tami Islands with traditional Trobriand dances and drumming.  Explore the village for intricate carvings and craftwork including carved walking sticks, small stools and exquisitely crafted bowls.  With no roads, phones, electricity or luxuries the open and happy outlook of the villagers is inspiring. A dragon dance welcomes guests at Watam Village along the Sepik River where woven baskets and exceptional Sepik artifacts and unique carvings are among the take-home treasures. A 12-day cruise on the 100-passenger Orion is from $8,095 per person, double.  See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/261

Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage, guests visit in addition to Glacier Bay National Park, the village of Kasaan with a population of just 65. It is a main historical community of the Kaigani Haida and home to the only remaining Haida clan house in Alaska. Here in a newly erected carving hut young carvers practice their skills alongside a whale house and totem park. If this journey on the 42-passenger Alaska Dream is booked for a 2013 sailing by Oct. 31, 2012, clients will save 20 percent per person. A 9-day journey starts at $3,749 per person, double. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/71

Panama’s Embera Indians are a proud people who have maintained both lifestyle and traditions as they were before the Spaniards colonized the region 600 years ago. They are master crafters of cocobolo wood carvings and basketry. After motoring up river, guests see their village emerging, as if by magic, from the jungle. They witness how sugar cane is squeezed and grains are milled by hand, perhaps purchasing weavings and baskets. A seven-day catamaran cruise on the 24-person Discovery is from $3,450 per person, double. Guests who pay in full 180 days before sailing receive an early booking discount of $250 per person. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/189 

The people of Peru’s Amazon rainforest where they have lived for thousands of years depend on an intimate relationship with the natural environment for survival. From the moment the cruise begins guests see people living along the river: a dugout canoe full of piranha, a gathering of huts on a high riverbank and boats full of goods to sell and trade along the waterways. Interaction with villagers who live within the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve helps them to develop and promote a balance between their needs and those of the wildlife with which they share habitat and ecosystems. In Puerto Miguel villagers bring their handicrafts aboard the ship for sale and barter. Cruises of four or five days are from $3,200 per person double aboard the four-suite Delfin I. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/203

About AdventureSmith Explorations:

AdventureSmith Explorations http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/ is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations. Company founder Todd Smith helped pioneer the concept of wilderness cruising that combines the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking, hiking and exploring remote wilderness areas ashore. The company matches guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well with intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers. 

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations dedicates its efforts to small footprint, sustainable travel and has launched a carbon free cruising initiative. Its off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Hawaii, Panama, Peru, the Arctic, Antarctica, Australia and now the Mediterranean. 

The company's mission is to give back to the individuals, communities and environments touched by AdventureSmith Explorations trips by connecting travelers with a network of grassroots and global nonprofit partners worldwide including the Alaska Natural History Association, Neotropica Foundation and Galapagos Conservancy. The company was named by National Geographic Adventure as one of “The Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” and is the recipient of Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious “World Savers Award.” 

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, California along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe.  Phone: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit: www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com

# # # 

For media inquiries, interviews and photos contact Widness & Wiggins PR: 

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website and Portfolio of Past Releases: http://www.travelnewssource.com/

Follow Widness & Wiggins PR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderDave

AdventureSmith Explorations Secures Relationship With Travel Dynamics International To Offer New Small Ship Cruises to Belize

 

Seven-Night Programs Come with $2,000-Plus Savings if Booked by Aug. 1, 2012

TAHOE CITY, CA, July 11, 2012 – The active travel company securing matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small expedition ships, AdventureSmith Explorations, announces savings of over $2,000 for bookings made by Aug. 1, 2012, on a new small ship cruise to Belize beginning in late December and including an optional pre-cruise extension to Guatemala.

Ancient Sites, Rain Forests and Coral Reefs dates are Dec. 22-29; Dec. 29-Jan. 5; Jan. 5-12; Jan. 12-19; Jan. 19-26; Jan. 26-Feb. 2; Feb. 2-9; and Feb. 16-23. Cruises begin and end in Belize City. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/464

Seven-night, all-inclusive cruises on the 138-guest Yorktown include ample off-ship opportunities to snorkel the world’s second largest barrier reef, explore Maya ruins, hike the Cockscomb Jaguar Reserve with a naturalist guide, and relax on Laughing Bird and South Water Cayes. There is also an optional extension to Tikal and Xunantunich, Guatemala. Excursions are enriched by naturalists, Mayanists, archaeologists and scientists who lecture on board.

Guests are assisted on and off ship by the seasoned Travel Dynamics International tour staff that specializes in escorted study groups around the world. Cocktail receptions, baggage handling and transfers and gratuities to porters, guides and drivers are all included in the fee offering savings from $1,600 to $2,200 per cabin if booked by Aug. 1. Per person, after-discount rates begin at $3,795.

The Belize Barrier Reef is known to support 70 species of hard coral, 36 species of soft coral, 500 species of fish and hundreds of species of invertebrates. At Great Blue Hole, a 1,000-foot circular coral rim, the clear water reveals underwater stalactites and sea creatures. Birders will delight in red-footed boobies, magnificent frigate birds, motmots, trogons, great green macaws, parrots and toucans. Active travelers enjoy swimming, snorkeling and kayaking.

The ship was built to maneuver in and out of small bays and cayes that are inaccessible to larger cruise liners. A spacious lounge, dining room, sun deck, swimming platform and Internet access compliment comfortable cabin accommodations.

About Travel Dynamics International

Travel Dynamics International is the leading operator of high-caliber educational and cultural cruises aboard small ships. Offering customized voyages guided by distinguished scholars and experts, Travel Dynamics International caters to the traveler who has a keen intellectual interest in history, culture and nature. Founded on the belief that traveling and learning about the world and its many cultures enriches individuals and society as a whole, Travel Dynamics International excels at voyages that engage travelers with the destination and with one another.

About AdventureSmith Explorations

AdventureSmith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations. Company founder Todd Smith helped pioneer the concept of wilderness cruising that combines the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking, hiking and exploring remote wilderness areas ashore. The company matches guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well with intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers.

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations dedicates its efforts to small footprint, sustainable travel and has launched a carbon free cruising initiative. Its off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Hawaii, Panama, Peru, the Arctic, Antarctica, Australia and now the Mediterranean.

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, California along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe.  Phone: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/

# # # 

For media inquiries, interviews and photos contact Widness & Wiggins PR: 

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website and Portfolio of Past Releases: http://www.travelnewssource.com/

Follow Widness & Wiggins PR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderDave

Small Ship Cruise Expert AdventureSmith Explorations Suggests Top Five Regions for Viewing Penguins

 

TAHOE CITY, CA, June 26, 2012 – The active travel company that secures matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small, expedition ships, AdventureSmith Explorations (http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/), earmarks some of the best places in the world to watch the antics of penguins.  

Todd Smith, company founder and director, reminds that there are 17 species of penguin, all of which, except for the Galapagos Penguin, live in the Southern Hemisphere. For example, there are six common penguin species in Antarctic regions alone: Adelie, Chinstrap, Emperor, Gentoo, King and Macaroni.

“Penguins are marvelous creatures that capture the imagination of travelers young and old. The dream of encountering penguins in the wild, in their natural habitat, for some, like me, is the holy grail of wildlife adventures,” Smith said.

Small ship cruises make viewing penguins in the wild easy, comfortable and low impact. Ice-strengthened hulls allow small expedition vessels carrying between 49 and 149 guests to navigate around the ice and into protected coves and bays. Once in the region, expedition leaders take over, presenting the life and lore of penguins during shore excursions and through on-ship education programs. Depending on the cruise guests can often ski, camp, snowshoe and kayak among the friendly creatures.

Following are Smith’s top-five locations for viewing penguins from the comfort and vantage of small ships.  Participation can be arranged by AdventureSmith Explorations.

Patagonia: Megallanic Penguins live along the coasts of South America and are easily observed in Chile’s Tierra del Fuego region of Patagonia. Patagonia Expedition Cruises aboard the 128 guest Via Australis operates September through April; penguins can be seen throughout this time. Cruises begin in Ushuaia, Argentina, and end in Punta Arenas, Chile, or reverse. These cruises are commonly combined with overland explorations of Patagonia’s Torres del Paine, the Atacama Desert or Santiago, Chile.

Antarctica - Ross Sea, Commonwealth Bay and Macquarie Islands and Antipodes: Explorations to Antarctica from Australia and New Zealand are adventures to the most remote regions on the planet. Midway between Oceana and Antarctica are the New Zealand’s Sub Antarctic Islands, home to a huge variety of penguin species congregating in vast colonies and are visited on Macquarie, Snares and Stewart islands on a New Zealand and Sub Antarctic Islands Cruise or on Antipodes, Campbell and Macquarie islands on Exploration of the Antipodes aboard the 5-star, 106 passenger MV Orion.

Cruises (also aboard the MV Orion) from Australia and New Zealand to the Antarctic continent visit the Ross Sea region or Commonwealth Bay and include historical sites related to early Antarctic explorers Scott, Mawson and Shackleton. These cruises depart from various ports in Southern Australia and New Zealand, making them popular with travelers in this region. Travelers from North America often combine their cruise with an overland exploration of New Zealand or Australia.

The Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea: Expedition cruises visiting the Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea are the most popular and most affordable way to view a penguin in Antarctica. A wide variety of small ships carrying 49-149 guests offer a choice of programs from easy cruising to extremely active expeditions with hiking, kayaking, skiing or even camping. These cruises usually depart from Ushuaia, Argentina. Among the most popular is National Geographic White Content aboard the Explorer (Smith said, “Quite simply this is the finest Antarctica Cruise available.”) 

Quark Expeditions Antarctic Explorer operates aboard an updated fleet of upscale expedition ships. (There’s a 20 percent off offer on 11-12 day programs.) Weddell Sea Emperor Penguin Voyage is a specialty cruise for penguin purists who specifically want to see Emperor Penguins. Helicopters fly guests from the ship (the The 100 passenger M/V Ortelius) to the island where the colonies are located. A guide then leads the group overland to view the Emperor Penguin colonies.

Galapagos Islands: The Galapagos Penguin is endemic to the Galapagos Islands and is the only penguin to live north of the Equator in the wild. They have the smallest range and population of any penguin with less than 1,000 pairs mostly found on the Islands of Fernandina and Isabela. These penguins don’t migrate, breed year round and are most active in late August through early October when the water temperature is coolest (about 64F). For the many options available view Galapagos Cruises or Galapagos Yachts and Small Ships

South Georgia and Falkland Islands: The remote archipelagos on South Georgia and the Falkland islands are home to a variety of species in vast colonies numbering in the millions.  Entire hillsides and beaches may be covered with nesting penguins rearing their young. Suggested itineraries include the 24-day National Geographic Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and Falkland Islands aboard the spectacular expedition ship National Geographic Explorer. Explorers & Kings is an affordable 20-day expedition with an experienced Antarctic team.

About Adventure Smith Explorations

AdventureSmith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations. Company founder Todd Smith helped pioneer the concept of wilderness cruising that combines the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking, hiking and exploring remote wilderness areas ashore. The company matches guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well with intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers.

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations dedicates its efforts to small footprint, sustainable travel and has launched a carbon free cruising initiative. Its off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Hawaii, Peru, the Arctic, Antarctica, and Australia.

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, CA along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe.  P: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/.

# # #

For media inquiries, interviews and photos contact Widness & Wiggins PR:

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website and Portfolio of Past Releases: http://www.travelnewssource.com/

Follow Widness & Wiggins PR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderDave

Summer Vacation Procrastinators Rejoice! AdventureSmith Explorations Announces Cabins Still Available On Popular Alaska Small Ship Cruises

 

TAHOE CITY, CA, May 16, 2012– Responding to the trend of last minute summer vacation bookings, small ship cruise expert AdventureSmith Explorations http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/  just announced that there is still good availability on many of the company’s summer cruises in Alaska. In past years, by mid-May remaining space is usually at a premium. With a slow economy however, consumers benefit with an increase in availability, cruise options and even booking incentives.

“We are the recognized leader in Alaska small ship cruising,” says Todd Smith, founder and director of AdventureSmith Explorations. “We offer the most selection and more first-hand knowledge than anyone else in the business and when our partners have last minute summer space to fill, they turn to us.”

AdventureSmith Explorations’ partners in Alaska include Lindblad Expeditions, InnerSea Discoveries and American Safari Cruises, Alaskan Dream Cruises, Alaska Wildland Adventures and a host of smaller companies and ships off the radar of most travelers and travel agents.

Smith reports good space availability for summer 2012 still remains on the following Alaska cruises, with the caveat that consumers need to call for information and reservations very soon:

For true adventurers looking for a more active small ship Alaska Cruise:

-Explore Northern Passages and Glacier Bay aboard the newly refurbished 76-guest Wilderness Explorer. Eight days from $3,095 per person, double. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/429

-Enjoy SE Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park on Discoverer’s Glacier Country eight day cruise aboard the newly refurbished 86-passenger Safari Endeavour from $4,795 per person, double occupancy. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/457

For clients seeking easy adventure aboard a small ship AdventureSmith suggests: 

-Inside Passage Sojourn aboard the 42-guest Alaskan Dream combines easy wilderness cruising with visits to Alaska's popular ports and authentic Tlingit villages. Eight day cruises priced from $4,299 per adult, double. Children age 15 and younger get 30% off. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/71

-Glacier Bay & Island Adventure aboard the 78-guest Admiralty Dream offers six day cruises beginning at $1,749 and eight day cruises from $2,295 per person, double.  Third person and/or children 15 and younger receive 30% off double occupancy rate. A current promotion offers savings of up to 30% on select departures. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/97

-Join an Alaska Island Spirit cruise aboard the 32-guest Island Spirit for a combination of nature, wilderness and authentic port stops. Nine day cruises begin at $4,995 per person, double.  Kids under 16 cruise ‘two for the price of one’ on dedicated family departures. Current special: Save $1,000 per person on select departures. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/56

For intimate yet active yacht explorations AdventureSmith suggests: 

-The active Inside Passage cruise aboard the 12-guest Pacific Catalyst was named a National Geographic Magazine Top 50 Tour of a Lifetime. Seven day cruises start at $3,850 per person, double. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/128

-A six day Glacier Bay Adventure Cruise aboard 12-guest Sea Wolf is priced at $3,800 per person, double. Book now and save $300 pp on select departures. See: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/itinerarydetails.php/advid/160

About AdventureSmith Explorations:   

AdventureSmith Explorationsis the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations. Company founder Todd Smith helped pioneer the concept of wilderness cruising in Alaska that combines the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking, hiking and exploring remote wilderness areas ashore. The company matches guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well with intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers.

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations dedicates its efforts to small footprint, sustainable travel and has launched a carbon free cruising initiative. Its off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Hawaii, Panama, Peru, the Arctic, Antarctica, Australia and now the Mediterranean. 

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, California along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe.  Phone: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit: www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com

# # # 

For media inquiries, interviews and photos contact Widness & Wiggins PR: 

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website and Portfolio of Past Releases: http://www.travelnewssource.com/

Follow Widness & Wiggins PR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderDave

Small Ship Cruise Expert AdventureSmith Explorations Advises to Book Now for 2012 Holiday Season Availability

 

Tahoe City, CA, May 3, 2012AdventureSmith Explorations (www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com) the active travel company that secures matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small, expedition ships, announces that 2012 holiday season space is still available on seven cruises stretching from Patagonia to the Sea of Cortez. Three come with value offers ranging from free air to $1,000 off per couple.

Journeys in the Sea of Cortez, 7 nights/8 days, with cruise dates Dec 15-22, 22-29 and Dec 29-Jan 5 includes complimentary round-trip airfare from Los Angeles to La Paz in Baja, Mexico and a $500 discount for 18 and under off of per person rates from $4,250.  Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, hiking, Zodiac cruises and whale watching. With December temperatures typically in the 70s, the region teems with platoons of pelicans, dolphins surfacing and the antics of rays and boobies. 

Antarctic Explorer aboard Ocean Diamond, 11 night/12 day tour Dec 17-27, comes with a 25 percent per person discount on rates from $6,795.  The modern and stable Antarctic Explorer (Ocean Diamond) carries 189 passengers through Drake’s Passage, the South Shetland Islands and to the Antarctic Peninsula. A goal is to leave the ship at least twice daily to experience indigenous life in this frozen landscape. 

Panama to Costa Rica, 8 nights/9 days on Dec 22-30 and Dec 28-Jan 5, comes with a savings of $500 per person (double), or $1,000 with two people in one cabin. Rates are from $3,950. The Panama Canal and several of Costa Rica’s national parks are off-ship playgrounds for guests on the unspoiled Pacific coastline of these countries. 

Galapagos Santa Cruz, 4 nights/5 days, scheduled for Dec 21-26 and Dec 26-31, starts at $2,230 for a cruise-only package through Darwin’s world.  Ages 12 and under sharing a room with an adult receive a 25 percent discount. Cruises of 5 nights/6 days are from $2,980 per person double.  When combined consecutively these cruises equal a 15 day/14 night Galapagos cruise with no repeated landing sites. The shorter itineraries can also be combined in various ways to create 10 or 15 day cruises. Off-ship activities may include snorkeling, diving and visits to Galapagos National Park. 

Peru Amazon Cruise, 4 nights/5 days, cruising Dec 24-28, offers per person double rates from $2,700 to explore this country’s share of the Amazon River and some of its tributaries winding into remote villages and through tropical rain forests; guests enjoy access on foot with seasoned guides. 

Patagonia Expedition Cruise, 4 nights/5 days, this Dec. 22-26, covers end-of-the earth territory that’s just becoming popular with cruise aficionados. Among the experiences is sailing through the Strait of Magellan and Beagle Channel to explore one of the most breathtaking wilderness regions in the world, those of Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. The per person double rate is from $1,990. 

Australia's Great Barrier Reef, 4 nights/5 days, on Dec 25-29, brings guests to one of the world’s premier snorkeling and diving regions. Cairns, Cooktown and Lizard Island are among stops with the region’s charms as many or more under the surface of the sea as on land. The per person double rate is from $1,546. 

“The small ships focus on experiences away from the vessel, as in observing glaciers, whales, birds and land mammals; while the large ships tend to focus on dining venues, port of call shopping and ship-board entertainment,” Smith said. 

Adventure Smith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations. Company founder Todd Smith helped pioneer the concept of wilderness cruising that combines the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking, hiking and exploring remote wilderness areas ashore. The company matches guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well with intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers.

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations dedicates its efforts to small footprint, sustainable travel and has launched a carbon free cruising initiative. Its off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Hawaii, Peru, the Arctic, Antarctica, and Australia. 

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, California along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe. Phone: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the website: www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com

# # # 

For media inquiries, interviews and photos contact Widness & Wiggins PR:

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website and Portfolio of Past Releases: http://www.travelnewssource.com/

Follow Widness & Wiggins PR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderDave

Beginning Summer 2012 AdventureSmith Explorations Launches Mediterranean Small Ship Cruising Accessing Intimate Anchorages

Through April Two-for-One Cruise Promotion Applies To Select Itineraries  

TAHOE CITY, CA, Apr. 19, 2012– The active travel company securing matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small, expedition ships, AdventureSmith Explorations, in summer 2012 will inaugurate its own style of cruising in the Mediterranean / Aegean in ships for 30 to 60 guests with rates ranging from affordable to luxurious. 

From now through April 30, 2012, inaugural rates allow two guests to travel for the price of one on the following cruises:  

Other cruises aboard the classic square rigger Sea Cloud include Turkey and Greece: A Sailing Odyssey: 10 days from $7990; Sailing the Greek Isles: 9 days from $6990; and Under Sail: Greece to the Dalmatian Coast: 12 days from $9990. 

“Expanding our unique style of cruising into this region represents the culmination of many years of effort,” said Todd Smith, Director of AdventureSmith Explorations http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/. Smith noted high demand from previous clients for cruises in this corner of the world. Small ports accessible exclusively to small ships will be avenues to history and culture; the company’s other destinations, such as Alaska, highlight wildlife and wilderness. 

A complete listing of all new Mediterranean cruise itineraries can be found at: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/adventures.php/d/mediterranean. 

About AdventureSmith Explorations:

AdventureSmith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations. Company founder Todd Smith helped pioneer the concept of wilderness cruising that combines the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking, hiking and exploring remote wilderness areas ashore. The company matches guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well with intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers. 

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations dedicates its efforts to small footprint, sustainable travel and has launched a carbon free cruising initiative. Its off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Hawaii, Panama, Peru, the Arctic, Antarctica, Australia and now the Mediterranean. 

The company's mission is to give back to the individuals, communities and environments touched by AdventureSmith Explorations trips by connecting travelers with a network of grassroots and global nonprofit partners worldwide including the Alaska Natural History Association, Neotropica Foundation and Galapagos Conservancy. The company was named by National Geographic Adventure as one of “The Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” and is the recipient of Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious “World Savers Award.” 

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, California along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe.  Phone: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Visit: www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com. 

# # # 

For media inquiries, interviews and photos contact Widness & Wiggins PR: 

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website and Portfolio of Past Releases: http://www.travelnewssource.com/

Follow Widness & Wiggins PR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderDave

Small Ship and Yacht Cruise Charters Can Save up to 50 Percent Off Regular Per Person Cruise Rates

TAHOE CITY, CA, Mar. 8, 2012 – The active travel company securing matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small, expedition ships, AdventureSmith Explorations (http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/), also specializes in small ship and private yacht charters to such destinations as Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, Panama, Galapagos, Mediterranean and Antarctica. 

Todd Smith, founder, explained that on a private cruise charter groups select their own travel dates, traveling companions and itineraries, plus a full yacht charter (for 12 to 20 or 20 to 48 guests) can mean savings of up to 50 percent off of regular per person cruise rates. Larger small ships accommodate groups of between 48 and 148 passengers making them ideal for big family reunions and special celebrations. 

Helpful information on chartering a small ship or yacht can be found online at: http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/chartercruises.php  

Typically charters are planned and contracted at least one year in advance of the cruise departure date, but as long as space is available a small ship can still be chartered most anytime. Off season charters garner the greatest savings while high season dates should be secured a year or more in advance.  

Charters can be adapted to, among others, affinity groups, clients with special needs and secured as company incentives. Alumni groups, zoos and museums hire charters for their travel programs. Travel agents or group leaders can earn free berths by organizing charter cruises for clients and friends.  

Cruise itineraries, on board programs, activity levels and even food service can be customized to a group’s interests, ability and budget.  

Smith explained that AdventureSmith Explorations charter cruises are crewed charters, outfitted with an experienced and professional crew including naturalist guides for shore excursions.  

“We do not offer bareboat charters. We believe that the captain, guides, chef and crew are an integral part of expedition cruising and that their experience and expertise are essential to a safe and successful voyage,” said Smith. 

Alaska charter cruises are best from May through September.  Costa Rica and Panama charter cruises operate year round with the high season running from December to March.  Galapagos charters are available year round with access to a vast selection of motor yachts, sailing vessels and small ships.  Mediterranean charter cruises are best booked between April and October.  Antarctica explorations, Australia and South Pacific charters are also possible however these destinations favor larger expedition ships and therefore require larger groups.  

About Adventure Smith Explorations 

AdventureSmith Explorations is the global leader in small ship, adventure cruise vacations. Company founder Todd Smith helped pioneer the concept of wilderness cruising that combines the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking, hiking and exploring remote wilderness areas ashore. The company matches guests with the top names in small ship cruising as well with intimate, boutique ships that may not make the radar of most travelers.  

In moving through exotic natural environments and exploring vibrant native cultures seldom associated with more mainstream cruise itineraries, AdventureSmith Explorations dedicates its efforts to small footprint, sustainable travel and has launched a carbon free cruising initiative. Its off-the-beaten-path destinations include Alaska, Baja, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Columbia, Chile, Hawaii, Peru, Panama, Pacific Northwest, the Arctic, Antarctica, and Australia. 

The company is recognized by National Geographic Traveler Magazine and Lonely Planet as top Small Ship Cruise Experts.  

Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is based in Tahoe City, CA along the northern shore of Lake Tahoe.  P: 800-728-2875 toll-free or 530-583-1775. E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / W: www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com. 

# # # 

For media inquiries, interviews and photos contact Widness & Wiggins PR:

Sara Widness / 802-234-6704 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dave Wiggins / 303-554-8821 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website and Portfolio of Past Releases: http://www.travelnewssource.com/

Follow Widness & Wiggins PR on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/BoulderDave