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Full-Service Travel
Agency in Des Moines

At Mosaic Shores Travel, we specialize in island and water-focused vacations for adults with an emphasis on smaller, more private, luxury experiences at boutique resorts, all-inclusives, villas and on ships. We're committed to delivering world-class customer service while creating personalized vacations. Let us handle all the research and planning for you.

Private Paradise

Romantic Getaways,
Anniversaries & Honeymoons

Are you a couple dreaming about your honeymoon, anniversary trip, or your annual romantic escape to your very own paradise? We will take the time to understand your interests & personalities, and then design a customized travel plan thoughtfully created to inspire timeless romance and exciting adventures. Just share your dream with us and we can help make it a reality.

Adventure & Relaxation

Custom Vacations for
Retirees & Empty Nesters

We love to help our retiree and empty nester clients discover their next favorite island destinations and cruise ship ports of call. Your trip can be customized to be as adventurous or relaxing as you would like it to be. Your time away should be seamless & stress-free and spent creating memories together at beautiful places around the world. We are excited to assist you.

Women's Travel

Mother/Daughter &
Girlfriend Getaways

Daydreaming about a sunny, blue-skied beach, cruise, or southern hospitality getaway? We can help plan an escorted tour, a spa & wellness retreat, a beach vacation, or combination island and cruise vacation for mothers and daughters, and friends, to reconnect and soak up that 'girl' time that is so very important. We'd love to plan something special for you.

Small Groups

Adult Friends &
Family Vacations

Are you looking to break away and enjoy unforgettable moments with your adult family and friends at a breathtaking, bucket list island destination? We love to get creative and curate perfect trips for our small groups. Private villas, boutique resorts, and comfortable & luxurious small yachts and cruise ships can all be reserved for you for your next group getaway.

VISIT AMAZING DESTINATIONS

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  • The Bahamas

      • They are a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.
      • They consist of 700-plus islands and cays. Approximately 30 are inhabited.
      • The name Bahamas come from the Spanish word, ‘Baha Mar’, meaning shallow water or sea.
      Highlights:

    • Stay on Eleuthera and discover beaches galore. Visit the Glass Window Bridge, soak in the waters at the stunning Queen’s Baths, and take a jump into the Sapphire Blue Hole. Eat some delicious food at Daddy’s Joes or the Front Porch. Make sure to ferry over to Spanish Wells to enjoy some friendly small town island charm and peace and quiet. Dine at The Shipyard, The Sandbar, Budda’s Snack Shack, or Wreckers. Don’t miss your daily dose of evening ice cream at Papa Scoops. Drive around the island by golf cart. Enjoy the warm waters of Spanish Wells Beach and hire a private boat charter to swim with sea turtles and spearfish for lobster.
    • Visit breathtaking Cat Island. Its untouched landscape is perfect for those looking to explore the island’s natural beauty, while its laid-back environment provides a unique destination to relax and unwind. And with 50 miles of rolling hills, endless nature trails and the eight-mile Pink Sand Beach, visitors can choose to do everything or absolutely nothing at all. And for a little bit of Cat Island trivia, Sidney Poitier grew up there.
    • The Exumas offer sapphire-blue water everywhere and is a dream destination. Footprint-free beaches and ultra-exclusive resorts truly make the Exumas the ultimate escape. For a special treat, spend a day at Stocking Island with the stingrays and make sure to experience the Exuma’s Fish Fry.
    • Stay on Harbour Island to relax and enjoy their beautiful ocean waters or take a horseback ride down their stunning pink sand beach. Stay at a luxurious boutique resort or a beautiful island villa or cottage. Drive your golf cart to the marina to look at the amazing yachts that are docked here. Eat at Ma Ruby’s or Queen Conch.
  • United States Virgin Islands

      • Consists of 3 Islands-St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas
      • Territory of the United States and the currency is the US Dollar.

    Highlights

    • Snorkel the Frederiksted Pier and Buck Island on St. Croix.
    • ATV through the rainforest on St. Croix.
    • Go kayaking at night in a rare bioluminescent bay on St. Croix.
    • Tour the Cruzan and Captain Morgan Rum Distilleries on St. Croix and enjoy tasting their delicious rums.
    • Visit their beautiful beaches-Hawksnest,, Magen’s Bay, Sapphire, Coki Point, Cane Bay, Sandy Point, Trunk Bay, Cruz Bay, Honeymoon, and MANY more!
    • Ride the gondola to Paradise Point on St. Thomas to witness breathtaking views.
    • Go parasailing on St. Thomas.
    • Visit Coral World Ocean Park on St. Thomas.
    • Enjoy many water activities-Windsurfing, jet skiing, deep sea fishing, sea glass and seashell hunting.
    • Go hiking in the Virgin Islands National Park on St. John.
    • Swim and snorkel with colorful coral, fish, turtles, and stingrays at the beautiful Salt Pond Bay on St. John.
    • Visit the Annaberg Sugar Plantation Ruins on St. John.
    • Fly by seaplane to other USVI islands for a day.
    • Eat at some great local restaurants – Old Stone Farmhouse, Gladys’ Café, Morgan’s Mango, Asolare, La Reine Chicken Shack, Duggan’s Reef. Don’t forget to visit the local brewery, Leatherback, for some great beers!
  • Small Ship Sailing

    • Private or group sailing and catamaran charters & cruises.
    • Hire a captain or a full crew.
    • Visit small ports and hidden beaches.
    • Watch the sunset from the trampoline of your catamaran.
    • Snorkel in caves and with sea turtles.
    • Watch pods of dolphins swim beside your ship.
    • Immerse yourself in local cultures.
    • Sail the Caribbean and experience anchoring in Kearton’s Bay, a secret little hideaway in St Vincent, witness the sunrise over the Pitons in St. Lucia, snorkel in Leinster Bay, St John’s and swim with the dolphins, and dive the Pillars of Hercules and enjoy hundreds of beaches in Antigua.
    • Sail the Mediterranean and immerse yourself in scenic coastlines and storied histories. Experience secluded islands, lively cities, and decadent cuisine served in intimate tavernas. Take a tour of ancient temples and medieval castles.
    • Sail in French Polynesia and discover barrier reefs that provide habitats for sea turtles, sharks, dolphins, colorful coral, and over 500 species of fish. Sail through relaxing waters to visit the unique islands of Bora Bora, Raiatea, Tahaa, and Huahine.
    • Sail The Bahamas Exuma Islands. A strip of 365 islands and cays that are 120 miles long. Enjoy island-hopping and discover pristine, deserted beaches, and visit Compass Caye to swim with the friendly nurse sharks.
    • Sail in Belize and experience a laid-back paradise and friendly locals. Known for its snorkeling and scuba diving. There are more than 400 cayes to discover. Sail to Whipray Caye, Cocoa Plum Caye, Lagoon Caye, and More!
  • Indonesia Luxury Cruise

    • Cruise on a luxury ship to locations in Indonesia
    • Offering 7 and 12-night sailings.
    • The ship is 5 levels and has 15 sea-facing suites.
    • Onboard kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling equipment are provided.
    • Expert-led excursions are provided that explore the most bio-diverse marine habitats, witness rare native bird species, and embrace centuries old history and culture.
    • Ships Decks have Outdoor Seating and Dining, Barbecue,Jacuzzi, Spa and Exercise Zone, Indoor Lounge Bar,Library and TV Room.
    • Best time to travel is October-February.
    • Highlights:

    • Visit the Ambon and Spice Islands: Go trekking Gunung Banda Api volcano, go snorkeling and diving, visit a local market, watch a kora-kora war canoe display, and see Pulau Manuk, a lone volcanic crater island.
    • Visit the Raja Ampat Islands where deep blue waters turn to turquoise and mushroom-shaped islets right before your eyes.The calm waters are ideal for kayaking and paddleboarding.Or take a tender boat tour to discover magnificent limestone formations and find a private beach to call your own. You could also climb the stairs to Pindito summit to capture the unforgettable and iconic vista of the island cluster.
    • Visit Cape Kri to witness nature in full motion in a single dive or snorkel, with species such as whales trying to feed on smaller fish, or see manta ray cleaning stations, where these massive creatures queue up to get their skin, gills and teeth cleaned by parasitic copepods and a variety of small cleaner wrasse species — an amazing sight to behold.
  • Cruise The Adriatic Sea

    • Featured Cruise Operator-Celestyal Cruises.
    • Adriatic Sea Ports-Venice (Italy),Dubrovnik (Croatia), Split (Croatia), Kotor(Montenegro), Corfu (Greece), Katakolon(Greece) and Patras (Greece)
    • Mid-sized ships.
    • They offer an authentic, lifetime experience, both on board and on shore.
    • Offer 5 or 7 might cruises.
    • All-inclusive experience. Including, all meals onboard, unlimited drinks packages, select excursions, onboard entertainment, and gratuities.
    • Highlights:

    • Corfu is the mythical home of the Olympian God, Poseidon, and the island on which Odysseus was shipwrecked in Homer’s epic,The Odyssey. Tour the Vlacherna Monastery and catch a breathtaking sunset here.
    • Visit Paleokastritsa and see endless olive groves,rolling hills and secluded coves.
    • Visit Katakolon which is the birthplace of the Olympic Games. While here, explore the bayside area and picturesque streets before heading into one of the many tavernas and cafes to meet the locals and sample exquisite Greek cuisine.
    • Patras has attractive squares, fun-filled streets, a lively nightlife and plenty of great restaurants and bars.
    • Experience romantic Venice and ride a gondola, stroll around St Mark’s Square, visit the Doge’s Palace and Basilica di San Marco, cross the Rialto Bridge, explore the maze of winding alleys and hidden narrow backstreets and have lunch by the Grand Canal.
    • Visit awe-inspiring Dubrovnik and tour the ancient city walls, ride the Dubrovnik Cable Car, enjoy homemade cuisine,and visit the Game of Thrones filming locations.
    • Visit Split, where its coastal mountains are the perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. Visit Diocletian’s Palace which is home to world’s most impressive Roman Monuments.
    • Kotor is a medieval maze of stunning architecture, lovely churches,& squares, sprinkled with cafes and Venetian Palaces. Think blue seas and rolling mountains drenched in the heavenly scent of lemons, oranges, mimosas, and camellias.