Our Difference

Adventure Unbound has been sharing our love of adventure without borders since 1979.

With more than 37 years of experience in delivering premier adventure travel tours, ground operating, guide training, and natural history interpretation, our contacts and insider’s knowledge in destinations across the world allow us to offer our guests an authentic, enriching experience.

Choosing who to travel with on a trip-of-a-lifetime adventure is a big one. Let us tell you why we feel we’re the best choice to be your partner in adventure…

FAMILY OWNED & FAMILY OPERATED

Adventure Unbound and its parent company, ROW Adventures, have been a family affair since its beginnings in 1979. Both Adventure Unbound founders, Peter Grubb and Betsy Bowen, remain active in the company’s operations, and their leadership and passion continues to guide the company’s mission.
 

EXPERIENCED ADVENTURE TRAVEL GUIDES

Guides make a world of difference on an outdoor adventure. We are proud that our guides have eight years of guiding experience on average, with many having extensive wilderness medical training and certifications in interpretive guiding to boot. Our international guides are well-educated in their local country’s natural and cultural history as well as being bilingual (at the minimum). Our company crews are prepared to make sure that your trip is fun, enriching, and safe.

NATURAL & CULTURAL INTERPRETIVE TOURS

We believe that sharing natural and culture history with our guests enriches their appreciation and enjoyment for the areas they explore. Adventure Unbound and our guides are well-educated in each of the diverse destinations we visit so that we can share entertaining and educative information regarding the land, wildlife, and people throughout our adventures. We even travel with a library of relevant books on each of our trips so that guests can peruse relevant sources if they so wish.

Many guides have college degrees in subjects relating to natural history or wildlife biology, and many of our USA-based Guide Staff are Certified Interpretive Guides.   

GROUP SIZE AND GUIDE RATIO

Adventure Unbound groups typically travel with a one-to-three or one-to-four guide-to-guest ratio. This means our guides are more available to guests—ensuring comfort, answering questions, and joining in on all the adventure fun.   

CAMPING IN STYLE

 

Many Adventure Unbound trips involve camping, and we provide spacious tents, cozy sleeping bags, and thick foam mattresses so that you can camp in comfort. Most camping trips have an ocean “panga” or cargo boat that goes ahead so that support staff can set up a luxury campsite for our guests, each with dining tables, sun showers, chairs and other amenities.

GOURMET FEASTING

One of the best ways to appreciate and understand a culture is to taste it, and so we make sure that you're eating some of the best, authentic cuisine around no matter where your trip takes you. Our locally designed tours also means that you're eating at local restaurants, enjoying local flavors, and engaging with the local community. 

Camping rather than dining out? Our Adventure Unbound trained guides prepare delicious meals from healthy, fresh ingredients. Look forward to diverse menus, lavish hors d’oeuvre spreads, and plenty of liquid and libation options. Our feasts may be moveable, but they’re always gourmet. 

FESTIVE FAREWELL DINNER

Festive farewell dinners, where guests and guides come together for a final time to revel in shared memories, are an Adventure Unbound trademark. Farewell dinners are included and available in all trips of three or more days.

EQUIPMENT YOU CAN DEPEND ON

Adventure Unbound uses the highest-quality, well-maintained equipment. That means all our roomy tents, cozy sleeping bags, thick mattress pads, and waterproof bags are top-notch so that your camping experience can be as well.

We also do our best to match our watercraft with your particular group. Adventure Unbound has one of the newest fleets around, with lots of options including sea kayaks, inflatable kayaks, oar rafts, and paddle rafts.

ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Adventure Unbound is committed to responsible, sustainable travel and environmental stewardship. We reduce our carbon footprint with man-powered exploration, fuel-efficient vehicles, and alternative energy sources. We also adhere to “Leave No Trace” camping ethics. Check out our responsible travel page for more information about our company’s commitment to the environment.

OUR STAFF: RESERVATION AND ADVENTURE GURUS

Our experienced office staff and adventure consultants are available to help you go on the trip best suited to your individual interests and answer any questions you may have.

Not only will our staff help you out with the trip itself, but they can take care of hotel reservations before and after your adventure travel vacation if requested

SAFETY FIRST: RISK MANAGEMENT

Wilderness expeditions and outdoor adventures have inherent risks, and we at Adventure Unbound have developed risk management practices and strategies at all levels of our organization to ensure for our guests’ health, well-being, and peace-of-mind. We’ve invested a significant amount of resources and time into these practices, even participating in the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Risk Management Training.

PASSION FOR TRAVEL AND YOU

A love of travel, adventure, and providing the best in guest service drives all Adventure Unbound tours.