Wildlife Cruises


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Sundarbans Tiger Cruise March 22
£595 – £2375

Galapagos & Ecuador Wildlife Tour September 1
£1346 – £5434

All our wildlife watching cruise holidays, wildlife cruise tours and safaris all over the world are listed below:

Wildlife Cruises can take many different forms and Royle Safaris has options for all. Most people will think that the a wildlife cruise has to be a multi day trip out at sea where marine wildlife, whilst that is a great way to enjoy the open ocean there are many other ways to enjoy wildlife cruises. We have multi-day live-aboard river cruises, ocean cruises, island hopping tours and diving trips as well as day trips along rivers, coastal areas and scuba or snorkelling day trips.

As well as large boats and ships for diving, whale watching and island hoping we also use smaller house boats along rivers as well as smaller boats for day trips and in some cases canoes, mokoros and dinghies.

Travelling by boat (whether large or small) along the rivers, lakes, lagoons, seas and oceans of the world in search of wildlife is one of the greatest pleasures of safari holidays. Letting the world pass you by as you casually and often silently drift past rocky islands full of nesting birds or power along in the presence of hundreds of jumping dolphins all around you is magical.

Whether you want to travel from island to island in archipelagoes such as the Galapagos or Shantar Islands exploring each island in turn or cruise through the river systems of the Amazon, Orinoco or Sundarbans we have the live-aboard Wildlife Cruise Holiday to suit you.

Of if you wish to spend your nights on land and head out to explore the wilderness in a silent electric powered boat in the Pantanal river systems or be punted along in northern Vietnam looking for rare primates or through the rivers bordering Chitwan National Park in traditional dug out canoes, Royle Safaris has many Wildlife River Cruises for you to choose from.

All these tours are available on other dates (subject to availability) than the dates listed. Please contact us to arrange a tour on a date which suits you.

Wildlife Cruise Holidays

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Mon 04
Sun 10
Sat 23

Wildlife of the Cape and Kalahari

July 23 - August 12
Sun 24
Wed 27
Aug 06

Japan’s Endemic Wildlife Tour

August 6 - August 22
Aug 10

South African Shark Diving Holiday

August 10 - August 22
Aug 19
Aug 21

Garden Route Wildlife Holiday

August 21 - September 5
Aug 22

Grizzly Bears & Orcas of Vancouver Tour

August 22 - September 9
Aug 24
Aug 27

Russian Wildlife Tour (Lazovsky)

August 27 - September 8
Aug 28
Sep 01

Galapagos & Ecuador Wildlife Tour

September 1 - September 15
Sep 04

Just Jaguars Tour (Pantanal)

September 4 - September 13
Sep 05

Ultimate Mammal Tour of Brazil

September 5 - September 29
Sep 09

Sumatra & Komodo Wildlife Adventure Tour

September 9 - September 24
Sep 10
Sep 10

Pantanal Rare Wildlife Safari

September 10 - September 27
Sep 15

Pantanal Exploration Tour

September 15 - September 30
Sep 17

Best of Sumatra Wildlife Tour

September 17 - September 29
Sep 20

The Best of Botswana Safari Holiday

September 20 - September 30
Sep 21

Northern Pantanal Wildlife Safari

September 21 - October 1
Sep 30
Oct 01

Western Cape Safari Holiday

October 1 - October 11
Oct 05

Upper Amazon & Machu Picchu Tour

October 5 - October 18
Nov 01

Eastern Australia’s Mammals Tour

November 1 - November 16
Nov 21

Bangladesh & Sri Lanka Wildlife Exploration Tour

November 21, 2022 - February 8, 2023
Jan 07

Komodo Dragon & Manta Ray Tour

January 7, 2023 - January 14, 2023
Jan 12

North India Birding (Corbett, Bharatpur & Chambal)

January 12, 2023 - January 25, 2023
Jun 01

Javan Rhino Expedition

June 1, 2023 - June 10, 2023
Jun 28

Gabon Wildlife Adventure Tour

June 28, 2023 - July 7, 2023

Top Animals

  • Orca
  • Basking Shark
  • Grizzly Bear
  • Oceanic Sunfish
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Beluga
  • Marine Iguana
  • Northern Gannet
  • Tiger
  • Magnificent Frigate Bird
  • Whale Shark
  • Galapagos Penguin
  • Long-finned Pilot Whale
  • Cat Ba Langur
  • Sperm Whale
  • Loggerhead Turtle
  • Flightless Cormorant
  • Ningaloo Reef
  • Komodo Dragon
  • Common Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Great White Shark
  • Reef Manta Ray
  • Blue Whale
  • African Penguin
  • Jaguar

Fact of the Day

If you were to shave a tiger it would still be stripy, as their skin is striped as well as their fur



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Platypuses, long and short-beaked echidnas are the only mammals which do not give birth to live young and instead lay eggs