I have just returned from a wonderful trip to the Antarctic Peninsula on board the “Sea Adventurer”...booked through Ellen at Wild Earth Travel. I am still reliving many of the amazing sights on that trip but enjoyed reading through what you have to offer for perhaps another trip in the future! Have also checked out your new website – well done.
"What a magical and wonderful time we had. Everything went off smoothly. The ship and crew were first class and within hours on board we felt that we had made new friends forever.. Thank you for all your work in getting us there to have one of the most memorable holidays ever" -Beryle & David, travelled to Alaska, 2016
Our trip went well. Really enjoyed the experience. We had the luck of seeing heaps of whale and even a morning of bubble feeding with a group of about 12 whales. 3 bears only and plenty of kayaking. Our captain, Eric was fantastic and the food outstanding..... So, as a holiday destination it was wonderful. Thank you for doing our booking... Penny (travelled to Alaska in 2017 aboard the Alaskan Dream)
"Thank you for all your help with planning our Great Barrier Reef cruise. Your professionalism, guidance and expertise ensured that we were on the perfect cruise for us. It was great to be in the water a couple of times a day and learning to dive in one of the world's most iconic destinations was a big thrill. The crew to customer ration was great, we loved the food and our cabin was of a very high standard" - Jason (travelled to the Great Barrier Reef, 2016)
The trip went very well indeed and we have no complaints. The itinerary was very interesting and took us to places which were not always big cities or touristy. They would have been hard to travel to independently. The Caledonia staff and ship crew and staff all served us well. Everything went like clockwork. The food was amazing. The ship cabins and amenities were excellent. We were very lucky to have perfect weather and sea conditions throughout..... It was a successful introduction for us to cruising and the small ship activity focussed mode suited us well..... We will definitely consider other trips in due course. Thanks for your assistance
We had a truly great time. An experience of a lifetime, it really was. So thank you and Wild Earth so much for organising it. Everything worked perfectly. It was a great bunch of people on the cruise and the crew were just magnificent in their ability to get everything just right. The trip to Denali was also very memorable, and well worth the effort.. - (Andrew, travelled to Alaska 2017)
Just to let you know that I had an absolutely wonderful time on the cruise. Everything was brilliant from the crew, food, activities and other guests. I would certainly recommend this cruise to others. - Glenda (travelled aboard the Chichagof Dream in 2017 in Alaska)
I took about 1,400 photos and videos, it is taking me a long time to organise them, pick out top ones, and figure out how best to share them. I hope you can see them ok, enjoy them, and get some idea of what a special trip I had. It’s hard to find words – amazing, fantastic just don’t do it justice. Andy - travelled to Bella Vista Lodge in 2017 and on the San Jose through the Galapagos Islands
We have been home a week now, after flying to Santiago, and then to Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires at the conclusion of our cruise. Everything went fantastically well thank you, and we managed to stay fit and well for our whole month away, needing only one Sealegs tablet at the very start (one lady on the ship fell and broke her ankle)! We went so so many places I need to look at a map to remind me - the only landing we couldn't make was Ducie in the Pitcairn group, but we did go snorkelling there. There was a large group from Stanford Study Travel and we were the only Kiwis apart Brent Stephenson, the ornithologist, and another who is US based. The ship was very luxurious, and of course the food endless, but we were pretty active, snorkelling heaps, and always enjoyed opting for the longer hikes offered. We landed at many islands, some uninhabited, in the Marquesas, Tuamotu, and Pitcairn groups, with some very difficult navigation for the Zodiac drivers through the coral reefs".. For me the highlight was our day at Pitcairn; we spent nearly 8 hours ashore. The history is fascinating, and it seems that most of the large cruise ships don't even get their passengers ashore, as their Zodiac crews just don't have the expertise that the Zegrahm team do. We spent two busy days exploring Easter Island, (population about 8000), at the conclusion of our expedition. Learning about the giant moai statues and the history of the Rapa Nui people who constructed them around 1200-1600AD was fascinating. We were lucky to have lectures on board from an archaeologist who has lived and worked on Easter Island for nine years, so now we have a wealth of knowledge about this remote island and its mysterious history. Julia and Paul (travelled aboard the Caledonia Sky 2017)
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