Pack your curiosity and be prepared for a wide-eyed adventure to Antarctica.
Antarctica is unlike any place you’ve ever seen. Gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie penguins; crabeater, elephant, fur and leopard seals; Antarctic orcas and fin whales – the Antarctic Peninsula is brimming with wildlife that can easily be spotted from afar and then experienced in close quarters onshore. While exploring Antarctica was once limited to the daring and bold, today the southernmost place on Earth can be enjoyed in comfort.
Highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula
Encounter wildlife in Antarctic waters
Experience the thrill of seeing seals at play, a close-up of a whale breaching and birdlife nesting in their thousands. Navigate through ocean and ice in a zodiac with views framed by majestic mountains, alpine glaciers and imposing icebergs staring back as the white mammoths of the sea.
Take your first steps onshore the Great White Continent
Follow the journey of bold explorers of the past and revel in the moment as you take your first steps on Antarctica. This is the moment most come for, and one that's sure to leave a lifelong memory.
Conquer the Drake Passage
Taking to the seas, the journey to the world’s southernmost region is known as a rite of passage and a worthy adventure to reach the calmer waters of the Antarctic Peninsula. Waking up to the first morning of snow-capped mountains is a sight to behold and a memory that lasts a lifetime.
Excursions and experiences
Each of our tailored itineraries offer what we call ‘Peregrine Moments’. These experiences are shared yet highly personal, reflecting the candid style of our trips. Here are a few moments from a polar expedition.
Discover the prolific wildlife along the coast. Leopard, Weddell, southern elephant and crabeater seals that go from lazing to playing before your eyes.
Visit penguin colonies with Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap species all vying (so it seems) to capture your attention.
Admire the ice shelves and glaciers dominating the terrain and being a mountainous area, take in the snow-capped scenery between the ice floe and snow-capped peaks.
Choose the option to kayak on Antarctic waters with an experienced guide for an up-close look at marine life and paddle you way around glistening ice floe.
Your home on the sea
We know you want to be as comfortable as possible while onboard, which is why we’ve chosen vessels equipped with modern conveniences like LED televisions and internet connectivity, along with luxurious touches that make each voyage a true pleasure. Each ship boasts onboard chefs to prepare a range of hearty, quality meals, and onboard experts to ensure you spend more time seeing the sights and less time thumbing through a guidebook.
There's only so much you can read in a guidebook, especially when it comes to such rare and extraordinary locations. That's why we have a range of specialists onboard for every polar journey, from historians to marine biologists and hiking guides. With experts at hand, you can be assured that no question will be left unanswered.
Annie – Marine biologist
"I love my job because everyday you don’t quite know what’s going to unfold. For me, a big part of it is about being able to educate and shift people's understanding of wildlife, and to give them an experience that will last in their memories for a lifetime"
Todd – Naturalist
"I’m a firm believer in conservation and creating awareness through education and sharing our experience. I love sharing the polar regions with guests, connecting people to the environment and using my job as a platform to teach people."
Wayne – Expedition guide
"The most important piece of advice I can give is to come here with an open mind and open heart. Take the wholeexperience in, from thevast landscapes, to the glaciers and the incredible wildlife that lives here."
Take your Antarctica experience to the next level with some outdoor adventures. These activities are offered on many of our trips.
You can find quite the line-up of wildlife in the Antarctic Peninsula. Weddell, leopard, southern elephant and crabeater seals; Gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins; orca and fin whales are all likely to be encountered on your journey.