AdventureSmith Explorations

In business since 2005

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1. Experience
Todd Smith, President and founder of AdventureSmith Explorations pioneered Adventure Cruising in Alaska. Our staff has decades of experience guiding, planning and selling adventure vacations and small ship cruises. You are embarking on the trip of a lifetime - book with the confidence that comes from experience.

2. Our Style
Enjoy a new style of adventure travel combining small vessels, great guides and sustainable practices to experience nature and wildlife up close. Specially outfitted yachts, small ships and wilderness lodges serve as a base from which expert naturalists lead small group explorations into the wilderness. Actively explore away from tourist crowds without sacrificing comfort, safety or the environment.

3. Knowledge
We are former expedition leaders and guides who have lived, worked and traveled at length in each destination. We have cruised aboard or personally inspected every vessel on our website. Our staff has the insight to help you decipher among all the small ship options or find the smaller family owned vessels you have never heard of. Contact us to answer your questions quickly and accurately with honest, unbiased information.

4. Value
You will never pay more when booking with AdventureSmith Explorations. In fact you will often pay less! Our sales volume ensures you receive the best possible price. Our knowledge and experience ads value by ensuring you select the best trip for your style of travel. Expect to be the savviest traveler aboard after reviewing our extensive pre-travel documents including detailed itineraries, maps, packing/reading lists, expert advice and last minute reminders.

5. Personalized Service
Travel is about details so we believe in a personal relationship with each client. Throughout the process work with one Adventure Coordinator to research, purchase and prepare for your trip. We have close relationships and are an influential agency with our partners. If issues do arise you are not alone. We make sure your voice is heard and problems are quickly resolved.

6. Special Offers
We offer special offers and discounts that are not available if you book direct. Many of our cruises feature Early Booking Discounts, Last Minute Offers, Free or Discounted Flights, Unadvertised Shipboard Credits and other perks like hats or video chronicles.

7. Sustainable Travel
We are committed to sustainable tourism and contributing positively to the individuals, communities and environments encountered by every AdventureSmith traveler. Our Carbon Free Cruising campaign has offset all carbon emissions created as a result of our cruise passengers. Through a network of local and global conservation partners we provide a means for travelers to make a contribution while at the same time enhancing your own travel experience through education and outreach.

8. Leadership
We are a company founded by guides and believe that a professional, knowledgeable and personable guide is the key to a successful adventure travel and small ship cruise experience. Travel with veteran guides and adventure leaders whose experience and insight invariably becomes the most appreciated aspect of the journey.

9. Lodging
Cruise aboard exclusive yachts and small ships specially outfitted to watch wildlife and explore the wilderness in style. Distinctive wilderness lodges and boutique hotels get you close to nature. Our accommodations and the people who run them are rooted in the region's environment.

10. Custom Charters and Adventures
We specialize in creating private journeys to all of our exciting destinations. We are experts at crafting personalized itineraries for couples, families and small groups. All of our small ships or yachts are available for groups and charters, please call for discount rates. We apply our knowledge and experience toward choosing vessels and designing trips that are carefully tailored to suit your interests, ability and budget.

11. Peace of Mind
We are a US based travel agency and registered as a "Seller of Travel" in the State of California (CST #2069288-40) and subject to the nations' most stringent travel industry guidelines. We are licensed, bonded and insured for domestic and international travel. We are also licensed to sell travel insurance and offer a number of policies designed especially for expedition cruises and wilderness adventures.

12. What Others Say
Don't take our word for it. We have been recognized as leaders in Expedition Cruises and Wilderness Adventures by National Geographic Traveler, Outside Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, Frommers and the Outdoor Channel. Read the many client testimonials throughout our website or ask us to put you in contact with an alumni traveler. Analysis of our trip evaluations shows that more than 99% of our clients would refer AdventureSmith Explorations to their friends and family.

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40169 Truckee Airport Road Suite 201
Truckee, CA
96161 USA


Testimonials (1)

  1. Reviewer:

    Galapagos Motor Yacht Eric/Letty/Flamingo Cruise

    Thank you for the most incredible experience! We just came back from our trip to the Galapagos. We were on the Eric - a terrific yacht and an even greater team. The islands are beyond belief, but I wanted to tell you how perfect the entire trip was.  Everything went incredibly smoothly from our arrival (late) in Quito where our guide was waiting for us despite the late hour, to all transfers, luggage and ticket arrangements - everything. Our guides were fabulous, as was the entire crew, including the Captain.  AdventureSmith Explorations did a terrific job!


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Machu Picchu Explorer

Machu Picchu Explorer

Peru for 6 Days • from $1,895* per person

Operator: AdventureSmith Explorations

Offered Year-round: Travel to Peru and explore the most spectacular archaeological monument in South America, the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu. Our Machu Picchu Explorer is a short 6 day/5 night adventure designed to compliment our Galapagos… more

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Max group size: 12 people
Must form your own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

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Land of the Ice Bears - Arctic Svalbard

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Offered May-August: Land of the Ice Bears is a small ship expedition cruise to Arctic Svalbard. A remote archipelago situated just over 350 miles north of Norway's North Cape, Arctic Svalbard is a place of deep fjords, mountains… more

Exertion level:
Max group size: 100 people
Must form your own group? No

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Hawaiian Seascapes

United States for 8 Days • from $4,495* per person

Operator: AdventureSmith Explorations

Offered March-May, November, December: Discover Hawaii’s Old Traditions in a Unique New Way via small yacht adventures in America's very own paradise, the Hawaiian Islands. This unique five-island itinerary allows you to discover Hawaii's rich traditions and spectacular natural wonders… more

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Max group size: 32 people
Must form your own group? No

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