The moment you step aboard our yacht you'll know you've found something special. Your captain personally welcomes you, and the crew greets you with hors d'oeuvres and champagne as your yacht cruise begins. You have become a pampered guest, one of the very few, who will leave the crowds behind to journey through some of the most magnificent destinations in the Americas.
Expert Guides, Friendly Captains
You also become familiar with your crew and staff, whose goal is to make every aspect of your journey a pleasure and to facilitate your adventures ashore. Most times, you're welcome to visit the bridge and discuss navigation with the captain. Throughout your voyage, you're accompanied by a knowledgeable expedition leader who offers timely narratives about the local history and wildlife, introduces you to local indigenous peoples, and keeps a lookout for wildlife. Humpback whales abeam while you're in the lounge? Your guide will sound the alert!
An Inclusive Experience
Maybe you remember other cruises where you had to pay extra for tours and your drinks at the ship's bar. Not with us. With the exception of a gratuity for the crew--which we believe is a very personal elective--everything is included on our cruise.From your arrival at the airport to a fond farewell, you're a pampered guest aboard our yacht. Everything's included from the first to the last:
- Gourmet meals
- Premium wine, beer and liquor
- Kayaking and Zodiac exploring
- Snorkel gear (Mexico and Hawaii)
- Scuba gear (Hawaii)
- Fishing (Alaska)
- Exclusive shore excursions
- On-board naturalist, or wine expert
- Airport transfers
- Port Charges, taxes, fees
Because your cruising party is small, you get to know your fellow travelers, people you'll have more to talk and laugh about with as the days go by. They're people like you, curious about new places and able to appreciate roads less traveled. Hiking or kayaking side by side, you and your shipmates will form lasting friendships. Our yachts accommodate just 12, 22 or 36 guests, which also makes them perfect for a group of friends or family to charter.
Whether you are at anchor in the deep reaches of a glacial fjord in Alaska, sipping wine on deck as we cruise the Napa and Petaluma Rivers of the California Wine Country, snorkeling among sea lions in Mexico's Sea of Cortés, or discovering the striking array of wildlife along the shores of Costa Rica, American Safari Cruises will take you there in luxurious, personal style.
Our Luxury Yachts:
- the Safari Explorer carries just 36 guests
- the Safari Quest carries just 22 guests
- the Safari Spirit carries just 12 guests
- the Safari Escape carries just 12 guests
The yachts cruise during daylight hours maximizing the opportunity to experience the destination and to view wildlife. Each inclusive yacht cruise feature a professional Expedition Leader/Naturalist and local guides that provide educational lectures and narration on the destinations as well as arrange behind-the-scenes visits, shore excursions and guided hikes.
Accommodations are elegant in a casual atmosphere. The staterooms feature TV/DVD players, private baths, some with Jacuzzi tubs, Tempurpedic® memory foam mattresses and heated tile bathroom floors. Our flagship, the Safari Explorer has NEW Commodore Suites featuring a separated sitting area and a sliding glass door overlooking a small balcony. The Safari Explorer also offers an overall spa influence with complimentary massages from an onboard masseuse, yoga classes, sauna, and on-deck whirlpool spa and exercise equipment.
Our inclusive yacht cruises provide exceptional cuisine, complimentary fine wines, premium spirits and a 2-to-1 guest-crew ratio. In addition to exercise equipment and a whilrpool spa, each of the yachts carries mountain bikes, kayaks, skiffs and other watercraft, and their relatively small size enables them to go where big ships cannot.
Whether you are at anchor in the deep reaches of a glacial fjord in Alaska, viewing a mother bear with her cubs along the British Columbia coast, snorkeling among sea lions in Mexico's Sea of Cortés, following the path of Lewis & Clark on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, tasting wine in Washington’s wine country or scuba diving in the islands of Hawaii, American Safari Cruises will take you there in luxurious, personal style.