• Polar Bears of Churchill

  • Antarctica

  • Giant Dunes of Namibia

  • Discovering Cuba!

  • Patagonia by Jeep

  • Quest for the Spirit Bear

  • Churchill Northern Lights Adventure

  • Wildlife of British Columbia

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 Franz Josef Land!

A Rare Chance to Visit this Remote Russian Archipelago

Our Newest Cruise for 2018!

Book by July 31, 2017 & Save Up to $3400

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In the IWA Blog

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Cruise Log
- International Wildlife Adventures - Your Path to Nature Travel Tweet IWA directors Randy and Susie Green joined IWA’s Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica cruise and filed this trip log.…
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- International Wildlife Adventures - Your Path to Nature Travel Tweet A friend posted a disturbing picture on Facebook the other day, shot by a resident of Churchill, Manitoba on…
California Wildfires Help Southern Plants Shift Northward
- International Wildlife Adventures - Your Path to Nature Travel Tweet Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.eurekalert.org See on Scoop.it – Wildlife Fire has always been an important part of forest…
Is the Panasonic FZ1000 the Best Camera for Travel?
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M/V Ortelius

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M/V Ortelius has the highest ice-class notation possible, making her very suitable for navigating in solid ice and loose ice with up to 106 passengers on board. M/V Ortelius is staffed by an English speaking (and often bilingual) nautical crew, hotel staff, and expedition leaders as well as an on-board doctor.

Cabins are available both with private and non-private baths, and all have a porthole or a window. Various bed configurations are available for passenger comfort.

M/V Ortelius offers a comfortable hotel standard, with two restaurants and a combination bar/lecture room. Ortelius carries 11 Zodiacs, ensuring rapid Zodiac embarkation.



Superior Cabin

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Ortelius Bridge


Quad Cabin

Ortelius bar

Ortelius bar


 Ortelius deckplan polar cruise ship


Polar Bear Tours, Antarctica Cruises, Galapagos Cruises & Wildlife Tours!

International Wildlife Adventures offers some of the best value in wildife tours and adventure travel, whether it's on an Antarctica cruise, Spitsbergen cruise, Galapagos cruise or one of our world-famous polar bear tours. Our expert staff has thoroughly researched and developed our worldwide tour programs for decades. Join us on an unforgettable trip to some of Nature's best destinations!