Luxury Travel to Antarctica
Our Antarctica trips will take you to the Earth’s farthest reaches: a stunning land of surreal terrain and magnificent creatures. Even the most intrepid travelers leave feeling humbled by the mighty yet fragile Antarctic. You will be dwarfed by colossal icebergs, pass whale pods playing in deep fjords, watch penguins slide down snowy peaks and seals bask during the austral summer. Nothing compares to the adventure of Antarctica, the ultimate destination for experiential travel.
Our Antarctica fly-cruise journeys have travelers fly over the Drake Passage, the notoriously rough and tedious water passage between Cape Horn, the southernmost tip of South America and the Antarctic Peninsula, sometimes referred to as “the Drake Shake.” This means travelers who have time constraints or fears of seasickness can venture to the White Continent and fly the drake without committing to four days crossing the Drake. Those who have more time while visiting Antarctica and an inclination for the traditional route, or who have an aversion to potential flight delays or the possibility of cancellation due to weather and want to plan a traditional Drake Crossing cruise, we can help with that, too.
Luxury Travel In Antarctica
Few travelers have been to the seventh continent before you. Travelers are treated to rare, candid interactions with the wildlife who have never been hunted and therefore remain curious, fearless and social. The untouched landscape offers remote routes that feel as though no one has passed through since the great polar explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Plus, the bragging rights that come from venturing to the bottom of the earth, drinking cocktails chilled with 30,000-year-old ice cubes, flirting with penguins, and kayaking fifteen meters from a sleeping whale are big.
As the travel partners of The Explorers Club (Shackleton was a member!) we understand the complexities of expedition exploration and know how critical it is to be attentive to the finest details. The ship you will travel on is one of the smallest ships navigating the Antarctic Peninsula, so our travelers can visit bays larger cruise ships must circumvent. Your safety is our priority so you will travel with at least twelve polar guides on your ship, one of the highest guest-to-guide ratios in the region.
Planning Your Antarctica Vacation
Planning your journey to Antarctica can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be. We have been there and done the leg work. We work with you every step of the way to ensure that you are prepared, from what to expect on your adventure to what to pack.
We will also help you maximize your time in the Southern Hemisphere and can recommend and facilitate experiences to complement your Antarctica cruise throughout the region. For instance, a Patagonia excursion pairs perfectly.
Antarctic explorations offer something for every type of traveler, from solo travelers looking for company to families hoping to connect. Photographers will find a paradise to test their skills and the thrills of Antarctica will make a serious impression on adventurous travelers who didn’t think they could be wowed like this again.
Antarctica Tours | Polar Adventure Cruise Experiences
From your expedition cruise ship, you will disembark to spot all different types of penguins including Gentoo, Adelie, Chinstrap, and Macaroni. Go on an Antarctica tour at the right time of year and you’ll see thousands of penguins preparing their nests in massive rookeries or maybe even catch fuzzy chicks following their parents around. Antarctica’s wildlife encounters don’t end with the penguins. There are Leopard, Weddell, Crabeater and fur seals. Antarctica is protected as a whale sanctuary, so your chances of seeing Fin, Humpback, Minke, Sperm and Orca whales are high.
When you are not astounded by the wildlife you will be captivated by the scenery. Imagine cascading glaciers that huddle between jagged mountains, drop into sheer cliffs many stories high, and calve into the sea creating icebergs that dot the landscape as far as you can see. You will be more than a tourist. By traveling to Antarctica you will be changed: All who have the great privilege of witnessing the imponderable beauty of “the White Continent” emerge as guardians of this fragile wilderness and champion its protection.