There are some, remote corners of the globe that simply cannot be accessed from land. By chartering a private yacht or joining a small cruise, these hidden locations can be reached in comfort and style.
From Antarctica to Indonesia, Exceptional Travel are always on the search for the very best boats to take our guests to some truly extraordinary settings. Vessels range from small cruise ships for up to 130 passengers to 50m sailboats for you and your friends or family.
We will sometimes privately charter a small cruise ship to give our guests the ultimate, one-off experience complete with our own Guest Speakers and expert guides on board. Alternatively, if you would like us to arrange all the logistics and planning for a private yacht charter, please call us and we will be delighted to start the conversation.
Here are a small selection of the boats we can personally recommend. Please get in touch to hear more about our full portfolio.
With a 1:1 crew-to-guest ratio, custom designed speedboats, kayaks and even bicycles. The team behind the Aria Amazon will ensure guests receive the very best Amazonian experience each day. Back on board, floor to ceiling windows in every cabin allow and a large sundeck allow the world to slip by from the total comfort of a luxury vessel.
For those with little time to spare, any of Antarctica 21’s vessels can be accessed via a two hour flight over the Drake Passage and boarded directly in Antarctica. Once on board, guests can enjoy all the comfort that a luxury vessel has to offer as well as top-level guiding.
Discovery House Boat
Discovery has totally transformed cruising the backwaters of Kerala and has taken it to another league in terms of style and comfort.
Manda Bay is a rustic beach hideaway found on an idyllic island within Kenya’s Lamu Archipelago. Accessed only by speedboat, Manda Bay lies on the remote north western tip of Manda Island, on the Kenyan coast. This friendly owner-run lodge offers wonderful beach front accommodation, informal pampering and barefoot luxury, superbly combining the bush and beach experience.
Origin & Theory
These luxury yachts in the Galapagos offers guests comfort and space on board and a highly experienced 14-member Ecuadorian crew, which includes two fantastic naturalist guides (one for every ten guests). Ecoventura pride themselves on local conservation and guests who board this boat can be assured they are in the hands of a team that takes protecting these precious islands seriously.
True North The Mystery of Melanesia
A rare opportunity to explore the acclaimed Louisiade Archipelago – one of the great island arcs of the South Pacific stretching some 400km along the northern rim of the Coral Sea. Plus the mysterious Trobriand Islands, spectacular Bougainville and much, much more!
With brand new Zodiacs, the only Relais & Chateaux restaurant in Antarctica and a pole-to-pole expedition itinerary, Silver Cloud really does break the ice between expedition and luxury.
Six Senses Zighy Bay
Six Senses Zighy Bay is located on the northern Musandam Peninsula in the Sultanate of Oman. The setting of these 82 indigenous village-style pool villa accommodations is spectacular, guarded by the dramatic Hajar Mountains and private sandy beach.
Sun Boat IV
Furnished in a contemporary style with luxurious teak flooring and local textiles, the Sun Boat IV is one of the most stylish vessels on the Nile. There are 36 standard cabins, two presidential suites and two royal suites each with floor to ceiling windows from which to enjoy the passing views of life on the river.
Combining traditional design with modern comforts, Tiger Blue offers a unique opportunity to discover the crystal clear waters, pristine island landscapes and spectacular natural beauty of Eastern Indonesia.
True North Adventures in Paradise
An adventure packed with diverse destinations and fascinating experiences. From the Bismarck Sea to the beautiful Louisiade Archipelago, this itinerary travels through a stunning tropical landscape of island and reef.
True North Sepik Soirée
Explore the mysterious Sepik River. Witness the infamous crocodile initiation ceremony and visit the stilt houses on Lake Kambaraumba. Wander idyllic tropical isles fringed with sandy white beaches and bounded by endless coral reef. Discover Papua New Guinea’s distinctive landscapes – both above and below the water.
Located on one of the world’s most private beaches, the breath-taking Wazi Dubu is the southern-most property on Kizingoni Beach, part of the Lamu Archipelago just off the Kenya Coast.