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The BEST Gay adventure cruises in 2022

The BEST Gay adventure cruises in 2022

These are the best gay adventure cruises for exploring places where you can really get your adrenaline pumping.

Do you know what we love about cruises? Lazing around and being pampered in ultimate luxury. But do you know what makes a cruise even more exciting for us? The opportunity to visit exciting destinations where you can take part in lots of different adventurous activities.

For us, gay cruises that have an adventurous twist have a special kind of magic to them, whether it's snorkelling with sea lion pups in the Galapagos islands or kayaking in the icy waters of mighty Antarctica. It's also one of the most exciting ways to tick off lots of those bucket list items!

These are some of our favourite gay adventure cruises on offer at the moment. We've split this guide up into two parts: the first focusing on exclusively gay adventure cruises, the second on gay groups that are part of a larger (“non-gay”) group.


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HE Travel Antarctica Adventure and Gay Cruise

Dates: 4 March, 2023 - 14 March, 2023

Starting in: Ushuaia, Argentina

He travels Antarctica

This gay cruise by HeTravels heads to the surrounding islands of Antarctica like Melchior, Brabant, and Anvers. Starting off in charming Ushuaia, you wave goodbye to civilization as you know it before heading south towards Antarctica. Here you can see penguins, sea lions and if you're really lucky, a few blue whales.

Brand G Amazon gay cruise and Machu Picchu Discovery

Dates: 19 March, 2023 - 31 March, 2023

Starting in: Lima, Peru

Brandg Amazon Cruise and Machu Picchu

From the Amazon jungle to the ancient city of Machu Picchu, Brand G have created one heck of an adventure. Nature enthusiasts and history geeks will have a field day with this gay cruise, as they discover the Amazonian jungle and learn about the fascinating Incan citadel.

HE Travel Galapagos Islands Gay Cruise

Dates: 27 March, 2023 - 2 June, 2023

Starting in: Quito, Ecuador

Galapagos biggest species of tortoise

HE Travel offers a chance to see the Galapagos Islands with a gay group within a larger cruise. The cruise takes place aboard the opulent Isabella II yacht as it explores the exciting world that inspired Charles Darwin! Look out for tortoises, sea lions, iguanas, and many different types of birds.

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HE Travel Nile in Style Gay Egypt Cultural Tour

Dates: 19 November, 2022 - 30 November, 2022

Starting in: Cairo, Egypt

Egypt Nile cruise

With a name like “Nile in Style” we're already hooked! This gay cruise starts with 2 nights in Cairo, before heading to Luxor to board the luxurious and historic paddle steamer: the SS Karim. The bulk of the cruise takes place along the Nile River from Luxor moving south towards Aswan.

Out Adventures Galapagos Gay Cruise

Dates: 13 November, 2022 - 22 November, 2022

Starting in: Quito, Ecuador

Out Adventures Galapagos gay cruise

This gay cruise to the Galapagos with Out Adventures will see you sailing off along the equator to the stunning and unique Galapagos Islands. Walk among an assortment of fabulous creatures, who harmoniously live side by side, free from predators, both on land and in the surrounding waters.

BearCruise Alaska Wildlife Cruise and Tour

Dates: 1 July, 2022 - 12 July, 2022

Starting in: Alaska

Radiance of the Seas BearCruise

This gay cruise is specially designed for bears and their chasers! It takes place aboard the Radiance of the Seas cruise ship, which is decorated with modern furnishings and state-of-the-art facilities. You get to see all the different types of bears that roam the wild Alaskan countryside and even spot a few whales.

Out Adventures Italy Malta gay cruise

Dates: 25 June, 2022 - 3 July, 2022

Starting in: Naples, Italy

Gay beaches Malta

Sail between Italy and Malta, marveling at the smoldering volcanoes, bustling piazzas, and towering temples. This gay cruise offers a relaxing expedition across the glamorous Mediterranean, with cozy interior décor and a small guest list of just 38 guys. The smaller, the better we say!

Antarctica Solar Eclipse Gay Cruise

Dates: 28 November, 2021 - 10 December, 2021

Starting in: Ushuaia, Argentina

Source Events Antarctica Solar Eclipse gay cruise

Bundle up tight. It’s time to head down South and uncover the secrets of Antarctica. Spot everything from glaciers to penguins, as you sail through the iconic Drake Passage. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a total eclipse.

Olivia Discover Iceland lesbian cruise

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Starting in: Reykjavik, Iceland

Olivia Discover Iceland gay cruise

We love this epic gay cruise by Olivia for the gay girls to travel around the incredible Iceland. Every part of this experience is drenched with luxury, from world-class spa days to expert dinners. Prepare to be dazzled by the incredible fjords, rugged mountain ranges, and powerful waterfalls on show.


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Stefan Arestis

Stefan is the co-founder, editor, and author of the gay travel blog As a travel nerd, he has explored more than 80 countries across 5 continents. What he loves the most about traveling is discovering the local gay scene, making new friends, and learning new cultures. His advice about LGBTQ travel has been featured in Gaycation Magazine, Gaycities, Gay Times, Pink News, and Attitude Magazine. He has also written about gay travel for other non-gay-specific publications including Lonely Planet, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post. Stefan is also a qualified lawyer, having practiced as a commercial property litigator in London for over 10 years. He left his lawyer days behind to work full time on Nomadic Boys with his husband Sebastien. Find out more about Nomadic Boys.

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