Antarctic Peninsula Cruises & Tours

Explore the vast wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula, the most accessible area of the ‘Great White Continent’.

Discover a huge diversity of birdlife, including Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adelie Penguins, Storm Petrels, skuas and terns. You are also likely to see polar mammals like Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, orcas, humpback and minke whales.

There is nothing quite as spectacular as an Antarctic cruise. As the boat navigates through breathtakingly beautiful waterways, you have the opportunity to go ashore by Zodiac to visit penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific research stations. For those with an adventurous spirit, some departures offer options to camp on ice overnight, mountaineer, cross-country ski, kayak or scuba dive (experience required).

Some voyages visit the more remote eastern side of the Peninsula and the Weddell Sea. Emperor Penguins have rookeries here at certain times of the year, and the scenery is more akin to the vast icy deserts that characterise Antarctica’s interior.

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises scenery

Breathtaking Scenery
The Antarctic Peninsula is not just the most accessible part of Antarctica but one of the most scenic with stunning glaciers, vivid blue icebergs and picturesque bays.

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises wildlife

Incredible Antarctic Wildlife
The seas and shores of the remote and pristine Antarctic Peninsula are not always quiet; certain spots are crowded with noisy penguin rookeries, seal colonies and many sea birds.

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises shore excursions

Zodiac Explorations
Most shore excursions and some sightseeing trips in Antarctica are by Zodiac. Anyone of average fitness and ability can get in and out of these durable inflatable boats, which are a lot of fun!

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises camping

Camp On Ice
On some voyages, you can spend a night camping on the ice shelves of Antarctica. This is a popular activity and a great way to experience the silence of the polar wilderness.

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises kayaking

Kayak Amongst Icebergs
Sea kayaking is a fantastic and inspiring way to explore the Antarctic Peninsula. Excursions are in small groups with an experienced guide.

Antarctic Peninsula Air-Cruise

Antarctic Peninsula Air-Cruise
Fly between Punta Arenas in Chile and King George Island to save time and avoid the turbulent Drake Passage.

Cruises to Antarctica & the surrounding regions

We have a unique selection of Antarctic Peninsula cruise options carefully chosen for their itineraries, as well as the vessels used. Our selection of ice-strengthened ships are all small to medium in size, with a maximum of 50-199 passengers, ensuring an authentic, up-close encounter with the untrammelled wilderness. All of our cruises and tours are completely tailor made to suit our clients interests, budget, and timeframe.

Ultimate Antarctica

This iconic Antarctic experience offers guests an in-depth exploration of the polar region, visiting the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and magical South Georgia.

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Antarctica FAQ

Antarctica is the world’s last great wilderness, with stunning and unspoilt landscapes. The Antarctic Peninsula is the most accessible part of Antarctica, with access possible by ship from the tip of South America across the Drake Passage. It is a hauntingly beautiful region with prolific wildlife, fascinating history and plentiful opportunities for adventure.

The Antarctic Peninsula is subject to extreme weather and very cold temperatures. However, temperatures here are comparatively milder than in the interior of Antarctica, and during the summer months can average between – 5 °C and + 5 °C – similar to the Australian ski fields.

Anywhere in South America as your journey to Antarctica will start in either Argentina or Chile.

Fly to Buenos Aires in Argentina or Santiago in Chile and then take an internal flight to the port of Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina to board your ship. Voyages which include flight sectors usually include flights out of Punta Arenas in Chile.

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