Antarctica is travel’s last frontier, the legendary ‘white continent’ where a dramatic and alien landscape is blanketed in snow and ice. Hard to reach and even harder to inhabit, this vast wilderness is one of the last truly pristine habitats on earth, untouched by humans save for a few research stations and abandoned whaling outposts. Icebergs the size of cities calve off the icecap and drift out across the notorious Drake Passage, while enormous penguin colonies huddle for warmth on guano-splattered islands, guarding their chicks and hunting for fish below the waves.
It’s not just penguins that hunt here, with leopard seals lurking in the inky seas, and many species of whale pass through here on their migratory routes across the southern seas. The only way to really explore Antarctica is on board a specialist expedition ship, though it is possible to fly across the Drake Passage if weather conditions allow. As well as the Antarctic Peninsula itself, you should consider an itinerary that calls at the Falkland Islands, of particular historical interest to Brits, or take an even longer detour to South Georgia, home to a staggering concentration of wildlife including king penguins and fur seals.
Want the chance to see spectacular Antarctic sea life and follow whales as they migrate south for the winter? This 11-day Antarctic Whale Journey offers the opportunity of a lifetime for wildlife lovers, increasing the likelihood of spotting orcas, minke and humpback whales during an adventure on the Antarctic Peninsula
Towering blue icebergs, vast penguin colonies, whales, seals and glaciers right in the heart of the peninsula
Enter the southernmost region on earth then take things a step further as you cross the Antarctic Circle
Discover what it means to be a true Antarctic explorer on a 14-day expedition to wild western side of the Antarctic Peninsula
Join Intrepid and special guests from the World Wildlife Fund – Australia (WWF-Australia) on a 14-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula and Circle
Visit the Antarctic Peninsula, going south of the Antarctic Circle, but skip the Drake Passage by flying instead.
Go south of the Antarctic Circle and beyond, into waters untouched by all but the lucky few.
Join Intrepid and special guests from the World Wildlife Fund – Australia (WWF-Australia) on an 11-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula
Always one of the most popular departures, this expedition gives more time where it matters, below the Antarctic Circle.
Welcome to the pinnacle of expedition travel – Antarctica
Explore the polar circle on an ice-strengthened ship. Overview; Itinerary; What's included. Quest For The Antarctic Circle.
The perfect short, introductory expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine wilderness on earth.
The fascinating history and overwhelming wildlife populations of the Sub-Antarctic combined with the awesome beauty of Antarctica itself.
An epic, 21-day adventure across the depths of the Drake Passage awaits
This special polar voyage sees you taking to the high seas
Cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula on an 12-day polar expedition from the southern shores of Chile’s Punta Arenas