Cast adrift to the extremes of the earth and discover great white landscapes full of icy inlets and frozen coves. Experience the rush of setting foot on some of the world's most remote terrain, witness brilliant natural phenomena and come to terms with the sheer size and scale of our planet's polar regions.
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The Ocean Endeavour is classed as small expedition ship, but it’s got all the features you’d expect of a modern, dedicated polar vessel. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and day excursions, generous deck space, two restaurants and all the latest navigation equipment. Endeavour is also the only polar adventure ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness. From the newly built saunas, to the pool, gym, hot tub and wellness café with a juice bar, it’s a warmer reception than you’d expect in the Arctic. The ship also has a Polar Boutique, where guests can buy gifts as well as gear they might need for the voyage.
The Ocean Diamond is an exceptional polar vessel, designed to give passengers the ultimate experience of exploring the Antarctic, within the comfort of a cruising yacht with additional amenities such as a massage and wellness programme, as well as a well-stocked polar library. All cabins boast exterior views, as well as en-suite bathroom facilities. There are also optional camping, kayaking, snowshoeing, skiing and mountaineering options available depending on conditions.
Designed to carry passengers in comfort and convenience to the furthest corners of the globe, Ocean Nova still manages to deliver a clean, crisp Scandinavian design that harks back to its Danish origins. Its ice-strengthened hull allows it to cruise the ice-choked waters of the Polar regions in safety, while the chef-prepared meals on board, polar library and glass-enclosed observation lounge add a touch of refinement. There’s also Zodiac boats for day excursions, optional kayaking and snowshoe hire on-board, everything the budding explorer needs.
The sturdy, 117 passenger Sea Adventurer, plies the waters of the Antarctic and the Arctic. With the highest ice rating in our fleet, she is a perfect platform for wildlife viewing and getting into those hard to reach places. Boasting a beautiful wooden promenade deck, forward facing lounge and bar, and window lined dining room, you will be able to soak in the surroundings no matter where you are on board. And like all our vessels, the Sea Adventurer is equipped with zodiacs to get you ashore and on board experts to help you understand all of the wonders that the Polar regions has to offer.
Woody’s love of the ocean and the wild places at the extremes of the planet has resulted in a life at sea, in both the northern or southern hemispheres, for the past ten years. He is passionate about the landscapes, ice, wildlife and history of these special places and delights in sharing his interests with passengers.
David "Dutch" Wilmott
A veteran of both the Antarctic and Arctic, Dutch is an unashamed polar addict. Having studied geography and environmental science at university and sailed the North West and Drake passages innumerable times, his knowledge and extreme enthusiasm for the landscapes and wildlife of each pole is infectious.
Camping in Antarctica
Spend a night out on the Antarctic ice. It may be cold, but we’ll provide all the gear you need to have an unforgettable experience. On each trip, camping is limited to 30 passengers, so book early.
Mountaineering in Antarctica
Sea kayaking in Antarctica and the Arctic
Snowshoeing in the Arctic
Our polar trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
Antarctica is unlike any other trip and if you love nature, wildlife, an extraordinary environment with glaciers, brash ice, snow, ice bergs & varied landscapes on the continent you will be in awe of this destination.
Review submitted 09 Apr 2016
This was an amazing experience. Antartica is breathtaking. The ship and its crew are first class. Don't overpack! You need very little on this trip. The ship provides a coat and boots.
Review submitted 07 Mar 2016
It sounds so cliche, but it truly was a trip of a lifetime. Don't overpack - you need warm socks, your waterproof pants, and layers, but you can certainly re-wear your expedition layers for the time you spend in the zodiacs. The Quark parka comes with a liner you can use as an outer jacket while on deck so par down the bulky items. And don't waste time looking for a refillable water bottle that will pack well for the trip - Quark provides one for each passenger.
Review submitted 06 Mar 2016
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