Take a spectacular wildlife expedition to the most isolated continent on earth…
Choose from 1 specialist tours
- Humpback Whale
- Minke Whale
- Sei Whale
- Sperm Whale
- Fin Whale
- Blue Whale
- Killer Whale (Orca)
- Hourglass Dolphin
- Southern bottlenose Whale
- King Penguin
- Adelie Penguin
- Gentoo Penguin
- Chinstrap Penguin
- Macaroni Penguin
- Rockhopper Penguin
- Black-browed Albatross
- Storm Petrel
- Snowy Sheathbill
- Wandering Albatross
- Brown Skua
- Fur Seal
- Leopard Seal
- Elephant Seal
- Weddell Seal
A land of extremes, Antarctica captures the imagination like nowhere else on earth. Steeped in the historic voyages of Shackleton and Amundsen, the ‘white continent’ continues to attract explorers with its promise of adventure.
5.4 million square miles of land and ice, vast tabular bergs, powerful glaciers, and glittering ice are the backdrop to a diverse and abundant marine habitat. The wildlife, still unaffected by the presence of humans, never fails to inspire. This is a journey like no other.
- Participate in an epic Antarctica expedition to the most remote and inspiring regions on earth, crossing the Antarctic Circle as you venture further south than most other cruises.
- Visit the remarkable Penguin colony on Salisbury Plain, home to 100,000 breeding pairs of king penguins.
- Spot countless whales, sea birds, and seals as you navigate the frozen waterways of the peninsula. There is nothing quite like the deathly silence before a whale breaches and crashes through the icy water.
- Set out on a sea kayaking excursion to seek out a close encounter with a whale, investigate blue icebergs, and marvel at the imposing glacier cliffs.
- Get a fascinating insight into the Antarctic environment with talks, seminars, and guided excursions from leading expert Naturalist guides, Lecturers, and Ornithologists.
- Visit the wildlife paradise of South Georgia (known as the Galapagos of the Poles), and the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton at Grytviken. You can also visit the ghostly old whaling station, a relic from a bygone era.
- Visit the Wandering Albatross colony on the craggy cliffs of Prion Island.
- Visit the Rockhopper Penguin colony on the Falkland Islands, and then visit Port Stanley for fish and chips or maybe a pint?
- Spend the day on the ship’s bow, looking out for numerous whale and birds species as they pass close by. The abundance of wildlife is something to behold.
- The Antarctic season runs from October to March.
- Weather conditions are variable, with temperatures hovering around freezing. Despite this, continuous daylight warms sheltered areas.
- You may experience snow squalls, fog and white-outs, during an expedition. The equipment and clothing we provide is therefore essential.
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