Expert Led

Since its inception, our award-winning Expert-Led cruise program has provided recognised explorers, scientists, photographers, chefs and writers a platform for research and for the design of exceptional expeditions, which are exclusively available to those guests looking for something a bit extra that goes below the surface of this wonderful country.

Sailing in the Wake of Wallace

This expert-led cruise from Sorong to Ternate honours Alfred Russel Wallace, the 19th century British naturalist and co-founder of the theory of evolution. We will explore, on land and underwater, what captivated Wallace about this part of the world, including the birds of paradise.
19 days / 18 nights
Feb thru Mar 2020

Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands Pre-Cruise

Upcoming event :
May 11, 2020 - May 14, 2020 ( fully booked )
Travel with us by land to some remote villages on the island of Flores. Witness natural dyeing techniques, buy textiles from the villagers, taste local culinary favourites and see the famous towering Kelimutu volcano with its three, multi-coloured crater lakes.
3 days / 2 nights
May 2020

Tribal Weaving of the Lesser Sunda Islands with David & Sue Richardson

Upcoming event :
May 14, 2020 - May 25, 2020 ( fully booked )
Together we will explore the extraordinary ancestral traditions and amazing landscapes of the Lesser Sunda Islands, where textiles are the predominant form of artistic expression. Every region has its own unique textile culture, its own style of dress, and its own motifs.
11 days / 10 nights
May 2020

Bugs, Butterflies, Bats & Dragons

Upcoming event :
Encounter rare indigenous creatures, great and small, from Komodo dragons to bats, butterflies and bugs, as we cruise through magnificent scenery, gently trek through river valleys and savannah grasslands, and snorkel in the clear waters of the Komodo National Park.
8 days / 7 nights
Aug 2020