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There’s plenty to keep you informed and entertained on board Sylvia Earle. Built in 2022, it’s a fresh, modern ship taking to the waves, transporting you to some of the most remote places in the world.

Sylvia Earle puts AE Expeditions' focus on conservation and sustainability into practice. Powered by a streamlined Ulstein X-BOW®, the ship cuts through the waters’ swell for a smoother journey, reducing fuel consumption. With just 132 passengers on board, you can get up close to nature’s wonders while leaving less of a trace and making a positive environmental impact.

On board, expert guides offer fascinating lectures and participative citizen science programmes to deepen your connection with the places you visit. The ship’s name pays tribute to Dr. Sylvia Earle, who has devoted her life’s work to protecting the environment, and its public decks showcase Earle’s (and the work of six other pioneering female conservationists) contributions to the cause.

While respecting the waters beneath its keel, Sylvia Earle also offers a whole host of activities to fill your seabound days. Work out at the gym, tuck into a good book in the library, or relax in the spa and Jacuzzis, on the sun deck or in the saltwater open air swimming pool. Kids can enjoy a day of discovery at the science centre, and families can reconvene in the evenings at the fine dining restaurant, bar and trendy lounge area.

Choose from a range of elegant staterooms for your private accommodation, or upgrade to the spacious Junior Suite or the Captain’s Suite. Each cabin-style retreat promises modern amenities and floor-to-ceiling windows boasting beautiful views of the passing snow-soaked scenes. Some rooms are interconnected to accommodate families.

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Call our Travel Specialists for a chat with our experts. They'll share their first-hand insights so you can find your perfect holiday.

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Why Choose Us?

Passionate travel experts

  • We've been leading wildlife travel since our first South Africa tours over 25 years ago
  • Our Travel Specialists have lived in their specialist area for years
  • We work with local guides to immerse you deeper in our diverse range of experiences

Personal & tailor-made

  • You'll speak to your own expert who'll share their first-hand knowledge
  • We'll make your itinerary seamless with 24/7 emergency contact available
  • Your Travel Specialist will listen to ensure you have the best chance of seeing the wildlife you love

Responsible by nature

  • We take care to actively contribute to the conservation of environments we visit
  • For select countries, we make a charitable donation on your behalf when you make your booking
  • We've partnered with conservation experts and NGOs to curate responsible tours
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