Holidays and Events

For any queries about the following holidays or events with Mark, please email Rachel Ashton or telephone +44 (0) 117 904 8934

The best whale watching on Earth!

Mark was among the first to start whale-watching tours to Baja California, Mexico, and he has led trips there up to four times a year, every year, since 1999.

2019:
8-20 February, 23 February-7 March, 10-22 March & 9-21 April
ALL FULLY BOOKED (waitlists available)
2020: TAKING NAMES for 8-20 February, 23 February-7 March, 10-22 March & 9-21 April
The best whale watching on Earth!

Annual dates:
8-20 February, 23 February-7 March, 10-22 March, 9-21 April

"I've been whale-watching for more than 30 years in more than 50 countries, and Baja is by far the best place for the closest and most varied encounters with a wide variety of species. The Spirit of Adventure is my favourite vessel in the region, and between early February and late April is the prime time to go"

Mark Carwardine

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    Click here to buy Mark's brilliant new book which has a chapter about whale watching in Baja California.

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An exclusive North Atlantic and Arctic adventure!

Join Mark on a very special expedition cruise from Scotland to Svalbard
FULLY BOOKED (waitlists available)
An exclusive North Atlantic and Arctic adventure!

23 May - 9 June 2019

We have exclusively chartered the 96-passenger Akademik Sergey Vavilov – a comfortable and ice-strengthened polar expedition ship – for this wonderful 16-night wildlife expedition cruise. We’ll visit prime sites in the North Atlantic, the Greenland Sea and the Arctic Ocean and, along the way, will have loads of time ashore and plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fabulous variety of wildlife and wild places.

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Whale Watching in the Russian Far East

This has to be one of the most thrilling whale-watching trips ever – in a part of the world that most people couldn’t even point to on a map (organised by Wildlife Worldwide)
Whale Watching in the Russian Far East

Dates:
7-26 June 2019

On this 16-night cruise in the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk, we hope to see critically endangered North Pacific right whales, as well as bowhead, blue, humpback, fin, minke, Baird’s beaked, and sperm whales, rarely-seen western grey whales, eastern grey whales (perhaps some some of our old friends who will have migrated from Baja California, Mexico), as well as huge colonies of seabirds, and everything from Steller’s sea eagles and ribbon seals, to Kamchatka brown bears and sea otters.

Organised by Wildlife Worldwide (t: 01962 302 086); sales@wildlifeworldwide.com

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Wrangel Island Expedition Cruise

A very special expedition, with outstanding photographic opportunities, to one of the least explored wildernesses on Earth (organised by Wildlife Worldwide)
Wrangel Island Expedition Cruise

21 July - 7 August 2019

This 14-night expedition cruise travels along the Chukotka Peninsula, across the Bering Strait (which separates Russia from the United States), crosses the Arctic Circle, continues west along the wild coastline of Siberia, and then 140km further north to one of the most remote wildlife hotspots in the world: Wrangel Island. It boasts an astonishing abundance of wildlife, including the largest polar bear denning ground in the world and is home to Pacific walruses, wolverines, muskoxen, vast seabird colonies, and much, much more. We will enjoy lots of Zodiac cruises, and plenty of landings.. Add mammoth tusks (their curved tusks are everywhere), hundreds of plant species, phenomenal geological formations, and you can begin to understand why this High Arctic island is so special. With landscape photographer Joe Cornish.

Organised by Wildlife Worldwide (t: 01962 302 086); sales@wildlifeworldwide.com

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Frozen South Adventure, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula (via the Falkland Islands)

We’ve combined all the very best wildlife and wild places in this one outstanding trip. If you’re going to make the journey to the bottom of the world you might as well do it properly – as once-in-a-lifetime experiences go, it doesn’t get much better (organised by Wildlife Worldwide)
Frozen South Adventure, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula (via the Falkland Islands)

Dates:
12 November - 1 December 2020 (plus travel to and from Ushuaia, southern tip of Argentina)

We have exclusively chartered the 97-passenger Akademik Sergey Vavilov – a comfortable and ice-strengthened polar expedition ship – for this wonderful, far-reaching 19-night expedition cruise. We’ll visit prime sites in the Falkland Islands, around the remote island of South Georgia, along the breathtakingly beautiful Antarctic Peninsula and in the South Shetland Islands to see a mind-boggling variety of wildlife and wild places. With landscape photographer Joe Cornish.

Organised by Wildlife Worldwide (t: 01962 302 086); sales@wildlifeworldwide.com

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Wildlife Photography Workshops

Mark runs hugely popular wildlife photography one-day workshops, usually at Wildfowl and Wetland Centres. They are open to beginners as well as more experienced photographers, the main objectives being :-

  • 1. To help you improve your photographic skills with a combination of lectures and practical sessions.
  • 2. To inspire you with lots of thoughts, suggestions and ideas.
  • 3. To answer your questions about anything from how to set up your camera to how to get your pictures published.
  • 4. To have fun!

To keep updated about Mark’s workshops, please email rachel@markcarwardine.com

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