Ship-Based Photo Tours

Our ship-based photo tours allow us to photograph wildlife—particularly marine mammals and seabirds— and landscapes in areas where access by land or air may not be practical. When considering a ship for one of our trips, our three primary concerns are 1) your safety, 2) your comfort, and 3) does the ship provide a good "platform" for photography—i.e., does it have plenty of deck space for tripods, can we get to and from shore easily, does the captain and crew understand our photography goals, etc. We always take exclusive ship charters for our trips so our group's photographic goals directs every aspect of our daily activities—with no compromises for non-photographers. A sometimes overlooked benefit of ship-based photo tours—but one that is greatly appreciated once on board—is that participants can settle into their cabin for an extended stay, only having to unpack gear and clothing once during the tour!

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Ultimate Galápagos
Jun 05 - Jun 22, 2019
Darwin's enchanted islands at their best—albatrosses, penguins, boobies, tortoises and iguanas plus a comfortable boat and great snorkeling! The most exciting and comprehensive Galápagos itinerary we've ever offered. Enjoy good food, tropical sunshine and a chance to walk an unspoiled beach.
Spitsbergen—Jewel of the Arctic
Jun 14 - Jun 24, 2019
A 10-night photo cruise to Spitsbergen's pack ice for outstanding photography of polar bears, walruses, seals, nesting seabirds and other Arctic wildlife, as well as Arctic landscapes of rugged coastal mountains, glaciers and expansive icescapes. A not-to-be-missed Arctic photo adventure!
Where Humpbacks Breach—Alaska
Multiple Departure Dates 2019
Experience the breathtaking excitement of humpback whale photography in the pristine waters of the Alaska’s Inside Passage during the prime summer season. Whales breach, tail-slap, and bubble-net and lunge feed amidst snowcapped mountain backdrops. Group size is limited to 6 participants.
Greenland's Scoresby Sound
Aug 23 - Sep 04, 2019
Journey by classic three-masted schooner into the world's largest and most photogenic fjord system. Photograph colorful autumn tundra, towering glaciers, massive wave-sculpted icebergs, and graphic arctic landscapes bathed in long, low sunset light.  Aurora borealis a possibility.
Epic South Georgia
Oct 08 - Nov 02, 2019
An unmatched nature photography tour to the legendary wildlife and scenic areas of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Join nine of the finest photography and wildlife leaders for a remarkable voyage that includes 10 full days on South Georgia--home to one of the world’s greatest wildlife concentrations.
Ultimate Galápagos
May 20 - Jun 06, 2020
Darwin's enchanted islands at their best—albatrosses, penguins, boobies, tortoises and iguanas plus a comfortable boat and great snorkeling! The most exciting and comprehensive Galápagos itinerary we've ever offered. Enjoy good food, tropical sunshine and a chance to walk an unspoiled beach.