Read the Adventures of Ray and Angela

on this amazing cruise at the bottom of this page

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RAY HALE: On Board Lecturer and Naturalist


Author & Wildlife Photographers

Previous Expeditons made by the Naturally Wild Company

2000: Borneo

2002: Borneo, Sarawak

2004: Borneo, Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak

2006: Borneo, Brunei, Sabah, Sarawak

2007: Kalimantan

2008: Brunei, Sabah

2012: Singapore, Borneo, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

2015: Singapore, Indonesia, Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Komodo, Larantuka , Flores

2016: Sarawak

2017: Sarawak

2018: Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Moyo, Komodo, Rincha, Flores

2019: Bali-Komodo

2019: Philippines, Palawan, Borneo, Singapore

2020 : Papua New Guinea, Halmahera, Ternate, Java

2020: Bali,lombok, Sumbawa, Satonda, Moyo, Komodo, Rincha, Flores

In February 2020 we embark on another exciting adventure. We go first to West papua and then on to Ternate in search of the birds of paradise and the whalesharks

In August 2020 we were due embark on yet another expedition to Indonesia. This time we would be leading a tour to the island of Bali, crossing the Wallace Line into Lombok and then on to Komodo, Rincha and Flores. Unfortunately this trip was cancelled due to the pandemic.  Why not join us when we sail again on this amazing trip as we search for new species on castaway islands, snorkel with giant seat turtles and meet some of the friendliest people on the planet. This really is the stuff of dreams.

For details contact either myself on, call me on 07516 461 957

or visit the amazing seatrekbali website and see for yourself.

Sea Trek Sailing Adventures

9h January 2015

I  have just returned from his sucessful trip aboard the Aegean Odyssy. I gave four lectures on James Brooke, The White Raja of Sarawak, Alfred Russel Wallace, The Endangered Rainforests and Orang Utans. The Cruise was very sucessful and we will be posting up a blog very soon with some great pictures.Read all about this trip at the bottom of this page.

Ray Hale

Cruise to Indonesia with Voyages to Antiquity

In  January/ February 2015 Ray was invited to lecture on a cruise around the Far East. The cruise visited Indonesia and took in Singapore, Java,  Kalimantan, Komodo and Bali . If you are interested in joining him on another epic trip then visit the website below.

Having spent many years in the Private Sector as an Industrial Health and Safety consultant, Ray has finally had the opportunity to follow his passion.
He is now a wildlife lecturer, author, photographer and naturalist. He enjoys sharing his experiences so much that he now leads groups of naturalists, researchers and eco-tourists into the rainforests of Borneo in search of endangered wildlife. He gives illustrated lectures around the United Kingdom and has been invited to lecture on Malaysian wildlife by a number of organisations within Sabah.
His subjects include Rainforest Conservation, Saving Endangered Species, The History of Sabah, Rajah Brooke and the Head Hunters of Borneo. Although he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of wildlife in general, his main field of study has always been centred around arachnids and he is a recognised World authority on the large so called “bird eating tarantulas” as well as the large number of species of spiders of the United Kingdom. He belongs to a number of organisations including the British Arachnological Society and the British Tarantula Society of which he is a council member.
He has written a number of articles on arachnology and in 1998 he published the book “An Introduction to the Spiders of the Genus Haplopelma: A Study of the Tarantulas of South East Asia”. He is currently writing a field guide to the spiders of Malaysia. He has had a number of his photographs published in entomological and arachnological journals.
Now based in Sussex, he regularly runs courses for the Sussex Wildlife Trust, contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes as a consultant and undertakes entomological habitat surveys for landowners and local authorities. His studies have taken him to many destinations around the World which have given him the opportunity to share his enthusiasm for nature and conservation with adult education classes, industry personnel and students alike. Over the last twenty years he has delivered many presentations to events and audiences. He is passionate about reconnecting people with nature and the conservation of the Worlds endangered species all of which infuse his wildlife lectures.

Voyages to Antiquity Cruise Liner: The Aegean Odyssy

For full link details of the cruise and information e-mail

Take a look on board this fantastic ship


Into the Heart of Borneo.

Why not join us on a fully escorted journey into the Heart Of Borneo.


The Naturally Wild Company organises fully escorted trips to Sabah and Sarawak

Join Ray and Angela on an expedition to see the sights and sounds of the jungles of Borneo.

As the early morning mist began to disappear the distinct sound of a lone gibbon began to sound. It seemed as if the forest was instantly bought alive. I leaned back into my hammock on the verandah of the lodge and contemplated that if there is a paradise, then surely this was it.”


The Borneo Rainforest Lodge is set in the heart of primary rainforest and is surrounded by magnificent wildlife including pygmy elephants, orang-u-tans and hundreds of bird species.

Check out a Western Tarsier at

They are one of the rarest creatures in Borneo and this one was right behind the lodge.

Perhaps the rarest animal we have ever seen in Borneo…The Clouded Leopard.

The Borneo Rainforest Lodge is a five star resort set in 47000 hectares of rainforest.

Enjoy the luxurious cabins overlooking the beautiful River Danum and walk the many trails that surround you.

For more deatails or just for a chat about Borneo call 07516 461957


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