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 as 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, British Columbia, the Columbia River, Baja’s Sea of Cortez, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Europe, Asia, the Arctic, Antarctica and Australia.
AdventureSmith ads value by helping clients select the right trip at the best price. Travelers maintain personalized service with a single Adventure Specialist throughout the process of research, booking, preparation, travel and follow up. We are true experts with first hand experience aboard every ship and trip we arrange. You’ll never pay more and our sales volume means you often pay less than booking direct. 99% of our travelers say they would recommend AdventureSmith Explorations to their family and friends.
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 Alaska Geographic, Rainforest Alliance and Galapagos Conservancy. The company has received numerous awards including Outside Magazine Trip of the Year, National Geographic Adventure Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth, National Geographic Traveler 50 Tours of a Lifetime, Conde Nast Traveler’s prestigious “World Savers Award.” Company founder and president Todd Smith has been twice (2012, 2013) named a Top Travel Specialist on Condé Nast Traveler’s Annual Top Travel Specialists List.