Early explorers didn’t have the luxury of booking their expeditions online.

They just assembled a valiant crew, trained a few huskies and worked on their ‘First to reach the South Pole’ victory speech. These days it’s a bit easier: we run a variety of Antarctica tours between November and March each year, cruising in comfort on state-of-the-art polar vessels. But don’t be fooled: as adventures go, this is the big one. You’ll cross the infamous Drake Passage and set foot on the Antarctic Peninsula, explore ice-dotted bays by zodiac and get up close with Gentoo penguins and migrating blue whales. ‘Antarctic trips’ doesn’t really do it justice. These are Antarctic adventures.

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Visit Antarctica and travel through the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands.

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Uncover the sublime white beauty of Antarctica on this Southern Expedition. Travel...

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Journey from Ushuaia to exotic Cape Verde via the amazing Atlantic islands of...

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Embark on an adventure of a lifetime while crossing the Antarctic Circle. Discover...

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Visit Antarctica and travel through the Drake Passage and the South Shetland Islands.

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Antarctica tour reviews

Our Antarctica trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 4 reviews in the last year.

Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia 2015 - 2017, February 2017

Janka Lackova

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia: From Buenos Aires (Ocean Endeavour) 2015 - 2017, November 2016

Glynis Grey

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Antarctica travel FAQs

No specific visa is required to enter Antarctica beyond the requirements of the country your trip departs from - most likely Argentina or Chile.

Yes, a laundry service at a reasonable cost is included on every ship.

The menu changes every day. Breakfast is buffet style. Lunch often features a buffet. Dinner is plated service, with a choice of three main dishes. A vegetarian choice is always offered. Afternoon tea, with pastries or cookies, is provided every day. Fresh pastries arrive warm from the oven for early birds about 6am.

With luck you’ll go ashore most days once we reach the Antarctic. You’ll have the opportunity to go on zodiac excursions to research stations, penguin colonies, pebble beaches and around icebergs. However, we operate under IAATO guidelines that limit the number of travellers and expedition staff allowed ashore during each landing. No more than 100 people can be ashore at any one time, and in some locations that number is 50. None of our Antarctic vessels carry more than 128 travellers.

Pick a spot no closer than 5 metres (15 feet) from the penguins. Sit or kneel - you're making yourself smaller, therefore less threatening. Wait quietly, with your camera ready to take some incredible photographs. Penguins are curious. They may come to you.

Absolutely. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of your trip. Your travel insurance details will be recorded by your leader on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey. 

For more information on insurance, please go to: Travel Insurance

Responsible Travel

Intrepid is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while on holiday in Antarctica.

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Top responsible travel tips for Antarctica

1. Don’t use aircraft, vessels, small boats, or other means of transport in ways that disturb wildlife, either at sea or on land.

2. Don’t feed, touch, or handle birds or seals or approach or photograph them in ways that cause them to alter their behavior. Special care is needed when animals are breeding or molting.

3. Don’t damage plants, for example by walking, driving, or landing on extensive moss beds or lichen-covered scree slopes.

4. Don’t use guns or explosives. Keep noise to the minimum to avoid frightening wildlife.

5. Don’t bring non-native plants or animals into the Antarctic, such as live poultry, pet dogs and cats, or house plants.

6. Know the location of areas that have been afforded special protection and observe any restrictions regarding entry and activities that can be carried out in and near them.

7. Don’t damage, remove, or destroy historic sites or monuments or any artifacts associated with them.

8. Don’t interfere with scientific research facilities or equipment.