Expedition Small Ship Cruising in Pacific Northwest Samples Vineyards, Wildlife and History


Tahoe City, CA, March 25, 2010 – The active travel company that secures matches between adventure-seeking clients and a treasure trove of small, expedition ships announces its Pacific Northwest 2010 spring and summer programs.
AdventureSmith Explorations (http://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/) partners with small capacity, specialty-oriented ships around the world with an emphasis on such domestic North American regions as Alaska, British Columbia and Oregon & Washington’s Columbia River.
Founded 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations is a global leader in small ship, expeditionary cruise vacations, with interest options ranging from photography, cuisine and wine tasting to natural history and family programs.
Beginning in late April, a celebrity cast of photographers and guest speakers from the annals of wilderness, wildlife and travel photography and natural history will conduct onboard workshops and special field events. Hands-on photography instruction will include, image composition and digital image management and tips on how to be in the “right place at the right time”.
Specialty Small Ship Cruise Departures for 2010 Include:
Photography Cruises – Pacific Northwest
Departing April 27 and Sept. 5 - Alaska, British Columbia and San Juan Islands cruise with National Geographic photographers.
May 3 - Active Prince William Sound Discovery spring wildlife photo adventure.
June 6 and Aug. 18 - Alaska’s Inside Passage photo cruises.
June 15 - Alaska - Island Spirit Cruise photo tours.
June 29 - Glacier Bay Highlights photo cruise.
July 4 and 11 and Aug. 6, 12, 22 and 29 - Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness with National Geographic photographers.
Aug. 9 - Glaciers of Prince William Sound photo adventure.
Cuisine and Wine “Rivers of the West” Cruises – Washington & Oregon
Oct. 2 and 9 and Nov. 6 - Wilderness exploration by yacht, private wine tours and tastings, kayaking, history and culture plus j deep canyon jet boat excursions.
Northwest Passage History - West to East – Starts in Anchorage / Ends in Ottawa
A July 18 departure bound for the Northwest Passage is aboard Kapitan Khelbnikov on its final voyage. Naval historian and best-selling author Andrew Lambert conducted some of his research aboard this ice cutter and he will be back on board to talk about his book, The Gates of Hell: Sir John Franklin’s Tragic Quest for the Northwest Passage.  
Kids in Nature Cruise - Alaska's Inside Passage
June 25 and July 16 - Active Safari Yacht Cruise for families.
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, Peru, the Arctic, Antarctica and Australia.
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 western 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.
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