About Us

Small Ship Cruising for Big Adventures

About Us

Overview

Wild Earth Travel is owned and operated by expedition leaders with over 20 years experience voyaging, leading and creating expeditions all over the globe. 

Our team are all passionate expedition & small cruise ship travellers and our knowledge and stories come from our own personal experiences. When listening to travellers requests we use this unique understanding and knowledge to match you with the best small ship options for you. 

Wild Earth is uniquely placed in the industry as we work with over 50 hand-picked operators to bring you a complete range of destinations and itineraries to some of the worlds most remote and niche destinations. We pride ourselves on our personalised service, in-depth expertise and the close relationships we have with our partners to ensure you get the best value and service. 

If you’re after a small ship cruise or an expedition ship cruise Wild Earth Travel can help you find a trip of a lifetime. Anywhere and everywhere we are ready to guide you through our range of different options with impartial advice so you can experience the very best of each destination.

And, often the hardest part of our booking process is picking where you want to go…maybe it’s sailing on small superyachts around the Mediterranean, or exploring Far East Russia on one of our expedition cruises, or experiencing Antarctica in style on one of our luxury voyages. 


People

General Manager

Aaron Russ


Aaron spent a childhood like no other travelling on small ships every holiday to the Subantarctic Islands, New Zealand and Antarctica. Since that time, he has led expeditions on over ...

Reservations Manager

Kylie Dumbleton


Kylie was drawn to travel through the enjoyment of learning about new destinations and products around the world and hopes to one day visit them all! In her 15-years of ...

Business Development (Adelaide)

Neil Saunders


With over 18 years travel industry experience, and expertise in Adventure Travel, Luxury Travel, Family Holidays and Small Ship Luxury and Expedition Cruising, Neil joins the Wild Earth Travel team ...

Business Development Manager (Sydney)

Nicci Foulsham


Our Sydney Business Development Manager, Nicci was first drawn into the industry with the attraction of adventure and "the smell of aviation fuel at airports that gets under one's skin". ...

Business Development (Auckland)

Sarah Porter


Sarah has been working with Wild Earth Travel since July 2014 but her passion for travel started at a very young age. Sarah is peppered with various experience and industry ...

Business Development (Wellington)

Michelle Dolan


Michelle has been in the travel industry for over 20 years. Michelle has now travelled across 40 different countries and in fact, entered the travel industry after travelling on her ...

Business Development (Christchurch)

Tamsin Edensor


After completing her BA Hons in Travel and Tourism Tam has worked in the Travel Industry for over 20 years. She has been employed as a consultant, a trainer and ...

Accountant

Diane Cowan


Diane unfortunately only spends 3 days of the week in the office and the other 2 days you can find her working in and around Christchurch on native revegetation projects ...

Communications and Sales Specialist

Lucy Evans


Lucy is the newest team member at Wild Earth Travel starting in June 2019 after working in agricultural marketing. Lucy is excited to be matching her career to an industry ...

Online Content Coordinator

Tonia Kraakman


All the way from Russia Tonia finished University in Moscow with a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2010 and started working right away in five-star luxury, small boutique ...

Reservations Consultant

Ellen Batchelor


Ellen's passion for travel began when she started backpacking with friends which lead her to the industry with an eagerness to make some money in order to keep travelling! Ellen's ...

Reservations Consultant

Tomasa Demarchi


Tomasa has always loved travelling and figured out pretty quickly that if you're not on holiday yourself, the next best thing is spending time planning travel for others! Tomasa has ...

Reservations Consultant

Lisa Gibb


Lisa has 5 years industry experience under her belt mostly in the airline industry but has also worked in reservations and coordination with volunteer abroad programmes. Lisa's big love is ...

SMALL SHIP Cruising Associates

Benefits

We are travellers like you

We Are Travellers

Our team of small ship cruise specialists are very well travelled. Between us have explored Antarctica over 100 times, led small ship cruises all over the world and experienced the most unique and fascinating corners of the planet, and we love sharing our experiences with you.
We have the largest choice of providers

Largest Choice Providers

Our collection of small ship cruises is constantly growing, we now feature over 1200 cruises aboard more than 80 small ships to choose from. As pioneers of the small ship cruising movement over 30 years ago, our insider knowledge of the industry means that there is barely a ship or a destination worldwide that we haven't experienced.

Customising your cruise is our specialty

Customising Your Cruise

We offer you the ability to pay in the original currency of the ship operator, meaning that you don't pay more in currency buffers. Choose to pay in USD, Euro, GBP, NZD or AUD. As a long established Australasian company, you can be assured that you are in safe hands as our team of specialists guide you through the booking process.

We offer more than just great value

We Offer More

As you prepare for your cruise, we will be in touch to ensure that you have everything that you need, from packing lists to suggested reading lists to pre and post transfers and accommodation. For some cruises, there will also be the options to add on extras such as the Rocky Mountaineer train, or explorations of Machu Picchu and the Amazon.

Contact

Phone:
NZ +64 (0)3 365 1355
Aus Freephone: 1800 107 715
NZ Freephone: 0800 945 3327
UK Freephone: 0808 258 0098
US/Canada Freephone: 1866 285 7884
Facsimile +64 (0)3 365 1301

Email: info@wildearth-travel.com

Address:
Wild Earth Travel Limited
53B Montreal Street
Christchurch, 8023
New Zealand

Postal Address:
Wild Earth Travel
P.O. Box 7218
Christchurch, 8240
New Zealand

(Our telephone lines are open from 9am-5pm NZ Time, 8am-5pm AEST, Monday to Friday)

Our Associates Include

Adventure Canada
Heritage Expeditions New Zealand
Lindblad Expeditions
Noble Caledonia
UnCruise Adventures
Variety Cruises