The Big Adventures of Travelling on a Small Ship

adventures on a small ship

I’m a huge fan of small ship adventures.

Small ship travel is not to be confused with the much larger traditional cruise ships. That is SO not my thing, for many reasons, but especially for this one.

When you travel on a small ship you enter waters that would be unreachable by much larger boats. The result is a more intimate experience with your surroundings. In addition, you often the chance to get up close with wildlife. Small ships also allow you to get to really know the crew and fellow passengers. I actually met my now husband on small ship. We were both on a 10-day shark diving live-aboard to the Cocos Islands in Costa Rica. Not only did I meet my husband onboard, but that first trip led to a love affair with shark diving and more  live-aboard trips to the Galapagos, Red Sea and Palau!

I’ve also had the pleasure of travelling by boat to other parts of the world. I travelled the Mayenne River in France on a houseboat, researched whales and dolphins in the Outer Hebrides in Scotland on a sailboat, and explored the Costa Brava Coast on a sailboat. I’m still in contact with people that I’ve travelled with on all of those trips.  There’s something that bonds you together.

The people that sail together, stay together!

That’s why I was thrilled to hear about other adventurers’ stories at sea on #AdvTravelChat. It’s the largest adventure travel chat on Twitter and we were joined by co-host @BlountSmallShip. Blount Small Ship specializes in – you guessed it, small ship journeys. They take you where the big ships can’t to exciting destinations in Canada, the United States, Caribbean and South America!

Take a look and see where small ships have taken members of the #AdvTravelChat community and why they also love travelling on a small ship:

Laurel Robbins is the founder of Monkeys and Mountains, an adventure travel blog and company that helps people plan their active holidays in a sustainable way. Although Canadian, she lives in Germany. You can find her in the mountains on most weekends.

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