Rat and Mole were drifting lazily along the river in The Wind in the Willows when Rat turned to Mole and came up with one of literature’s most profound observations. ‘There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing... about in boats — or with boats. In or out of 'em, it doesn't matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that's the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don't; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you're always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you've done it there's always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you'd much better not.’

We couldn't agree more. Whether you're bobbing and weaving your way through a floating market in Bangkok in a traditional long boat, sunning yourself on the deck of a yacht off an idyllic Caribbean island, diving from a luxury liveaboard in Indonesia's Raja Ampat or on the lookout for game in a mokoro canoe in Botswana's Okavango Delta, the boat is surely one of the best ways to travel. What these rather marvellous feats of human endeavour all have in common is their ability to let us see landscapes, people and wildlife from a totally different perspective and experience otherwise inaccessible environments.

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Belize Catamaran Trips

Belize Catamaran Trips

A catamaran trip up and down the Belizean Coast is one of the best, if not the best, ways to explore Belize’s world famous reefs, islands and underwater world.

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Silolona

Silolona

If you want the ultimate in luxury yachts then look no further than Silolona. Sailing the seven seas (or any sea, for that matter) really doesn’t get much better.

Soneva in Aqua

Soneva in Aqua

As a member of the Soneva family, this new luxury ultra yacht set sail in 2015, and offers guests the freedom to cruise to some of the Maldives’ most spectacular reefs and paradise locations.

Argentous Superyacht Greece

Argentous Superyacht Greece

Hotels are so 2015. For the ultimate luxury holiday experience, why not explore the coast and islands of Greece for a week in European summer on a crewed and totally private superyacht? Honeymoons in particular don’t get much more original, or Original.

Aqua Mekong

Aqua Mekong

Aqua Expeditions started life with two luxury cruise ships on the Amazon before choosing another mighty river – the Mekong – for their third vessel. Aqua Mekong duly launched in 2014, and plies the waters between Saigon in Vietnam and Siem Reap in Cambodia, home to the extraordinary temple complex of Angkor Wat.

Tiger Blue

Tiger Blue

Tiger Blue liveaboard is an immaculate and newly built 100ft traditional phinisi sailing boat, and as a new build, she is one of the faster boats under power, an important consideration when you visit destinations like Raja Ampat where the distances from north to south are not inconsiderable. As well as Raja Ampat,Tiger Blue operates in the Banda Islands and Komodo/Flores and is available for both private charter and set-date departures throughout the year.

M/V Ocean Nova

M/V Ocean Nova

The M/V Ocean Nova is the ideal expedition vessel for a discovery journey to Antarctica, allowing guests to enjoy a combination of adventure and elegance.

Alexa

Alexa

The fad for phinisi liveaboard boats in the waters off Indonesia’s islands shows no signs of running out of steam (or sail), and the arrival of the Alexa only ups the ante higher.

Cruceros Australis

Cruceros Australis

The Cruceros Australis offers two vessels, the M/V Via Australis or M/V Stella Australis, which will take guests between the Chilean city of Punta Arenas and Ushuaia in Argentina.

Belmond Road to Mandalay

Belmond Road to Mandalay

Despite the factually incorrect name, this river cruiser operated by Belmond is arguably the best boat plying the waters of the Irrawaddy River.

Our trip was AMAZING!! I can truly say that everything was perfect. Thank you again for arranging everything and attending to every detail.

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