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Exciting astronomical cruises and tours

Our world-class cruises and tours take you to exotic destinations where you enjoy the finest accommodations. Your travel experience is enriched by the expertise and knowledge of a distinguished lecture team. Whether your trip focuses on the astronomical or the artistic, MWT Associates, Inc takes you there in signature style.



Big Game, Meteorites, Fossils & a Billion Stars

May 14 to May 31, 2017



Northern Lights

March 16 to March 22, 2017


Patagonia Annular Eclipse


February 22 to March 4, 2017


Arizona and New Mexico


Sept 27 to Oct 5, 2016

Oregon Eclipse

The Great Oregon Total Solar Eclipse Cruise

aboard the S.S. Legacy

August 19 - 26, 2017

Grand Tetons

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse Tour

August 14 - 23, 2017


Pic du Midi

Observatoire Midi-Pyrenees

July 2 - 9 , 2016

Elbe River

Elbe River Cruise

July 15 - 25, 2016

Turf Roof

Stargaze the South Pacific w. Dennis Mammana

November 26 - December 9, 2016


Java Sea Eclipse

February 27 - March 10, 2016

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Melita Wade Thorpe

Melita Wade Thorpe of MWT Associates, Inc. visiting the ruins of Carthage in the beautiful, coastal town of Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia, March 2011.

Photo: Joe Privitera

Travel & Leisure award

MWT Associates, Inc. specializes in astronomical cruises and tours and exciting astronomical vacations. We plan and organize travel arrangements to far away places such as the Outback of Australia to the Atacama Desert of Chile to safaris in Zambia and Zimbabwe. These destinations require special expertise and advanced planning coordinating the astronomical event.

Our experts make the culture, history, art and architecture of these prime astronomical viewing regions come alive.

Our company's philosophy is simple: Take you to the very best astronomical site with the highest potential of clear skies, best weather conditions, while you enjoy a first class vacation.

I personally invite you to join the family of friends who have enjoyed our astronomical tours for 31 years. Come with us on one of these amazing astronomical journeys.

—Melita Wade Thorpe
Founder and President

apta asta clia   SKAL

Skal International San Francisco
Doing Business Among Friends
Past President - 2009-10

MWT Associates, Inc. is a California corporation and California Seller of Travel: 2040611-40