Secure an earlybird place and get up to 20% off the journey of a lifetime.

Do you want to witness stunning glacial landscapes, spot king penguins fishing or maybe even go kayaking with a humpback whale? Book your place on an Antarctic voyage departing in 2020 or 2021 and you can explore the Great White South, with 20% off. With top-notch sustainability standards, and a fantastic range of on- and off-board activities, all the finer details are taken care of. Come and experience the very best in polar expedition travel.

But be quick – book by 30 June 2019 to secure your spot.

Browse our 2020/21 Antarctic trips

12 Days From 8600

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

8 Days From 10902

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

11 Days From 15897

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

14 Days From 9505

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

10 Days From 7859

Capture the essence of the Antarctic Peninsula and its incredible islands aboard the...

11 Days From 9605

This 11-day Christmas expedition travels to Antarctica for the ultimate white Christmas...

11 Days From 7770

Sail through the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula,...

11 Days From 6160

Celebrate New Year's in Antarctica on this 11-day adventure. Spend time at the...

10 Days From 7859

Follow the whale migration to Antarctica, where humpback and minke whales breach the...

14 Days From 8215

Take an adventure of a lifetime to the Antarctic and beyond. Cross the Antarctic Circle...

21 Days From 14385

Embark on an immersive 21-day adventure across the depths of the Drake Passage to the...

21 Days From 13360

Journey to Antarctica on an immersive and great-value expedition including South...

11 Days From 6675

Capture the essence of the Antarctic Peninsula and its incredible islands aboard the...

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Visit Antarctica and travel through the Beagle Channel to the Falkland and South...

Quark voyages

Valid for bookings made from 4th April 2019 to 30 July 2019

10% off all cabin types (excluding triple) on the following voyage

Antarctic Explorer 12 days (World Explorer) 3 November 2020, 13 November 2020 PPEXO/GQMKO

Antarctic Explorer 11 days (World Explorer) 28 January 2021 PPEXIA/GQMZ

Antarctic Explorer (Ocean Diamond) 4 November 2020, 13 November 2020, 30 November 2020, 9 December 2020, 16 February 2021 PPEXIA/GQMZ

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia (Ocean Adventurer) 16 November 2020, 27 February 2021 PPAPF15/GQMYD

Antarctic Explorer (Ocean Adventurer) 4 January 2021, 6 February 2021 PPEXIA/GQMZ

Crossing the Antarctic Circle (Ocean Diamond) 8 January 2021, 25 February 2021 PPCC15/GQMA

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (Ocean Adventurer) 16 January 2021 PPFLA/GQMV

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia (Ocean Diamond) 20 January 2021 PAPF15/GQMYD

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle (Ocean Adventurer) 26 January 2021 PPEXC/GQMCC

Crossing the Antarctic Circle (Ocean Adventurer) 15 February 2021 PPCC15/GQMA

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Antarctic Explorer 18 February 2021, 3 March 2021 PPEXC/GQMCC

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (World Explorer) 26 February 2021 PPFLA/GQMV

 

Intrepid voyages

15% off Standard berths on the following voyages

Discover Antarctica 11 days – 4 November 2020, 13 November 2020, 22 November 2020, 1 December 2020, 5 February 2021, 14 February 2021

Discover Antarctica 10 Days – 10 December 2020

Christmas in Antarctica 11 Days – 18 December 2020

New Year in Antarctica 11 Days – 27 December 2020

Antarctic Whale Journey 10 Days – 23 February 2021, 3 March 2021

Journey to the Antarctic Circle 14 days – 5 January 2021

Falkland Islands Discovery 11 Days – 26 October 2020

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Explorer 21 Days – 17 January 2021

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Odyssey 21 Days – 12 March 2021

Standard Cabin Categories 4, 5, 6, 7

 

Quark voyages

15% off all cabin types (excluding triple) on the following voyages

Valid for bookings made from 4th April 2019 to 30 July 2019

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (Ocean Adventurer) 7 December 2020, 12 December 2020, 17 December 2020 PPFLA/GQMV

 

Intrepid voyages

20% off Premium cabins on the following voyages

Best of Antarctica 11 days – 4 November 2020, 13 November 2020, 22 November 2020, 1 December 2020, 5 February 2021, 14 February 2021 PPDAE/GQMDE

Discover Antarctica 10 Days – 10 December 2020 PPDAT/GQMDT

Christmas in Antarctica 11 Days – 18 December 2020 PPCIA/GQMAC

New Year in Antarctica 11 Days – 27 December 2020 PPNYA/GQMNY

Antarctic Whale Journey 10 Days – 23 February 2021, 3 March 2021 PPAWJ/GQMWJ

Journey to the Antarctic Circle 14 days – 5 January 2021 PPJAC/GQMJC

Falkland Islands Discovery 11 Days – 26 October 2020 PPFID/GQMFI

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Explorer 21 Days – 17 January 2021 PPWOS/GQMW

Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Odyssey 21 Days – 12 March 2021 PPSGD/GQMSG

Premium Cabin Categories 8, 9, 10

 

Quark Exempt voyages (all cabin types)

Crossing the Antarctic Circle via the Falklands & South Georgia (Ocean Diamond) 18 December 2020

Antarctic Explorer (World Explorer) 18 December 2020

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (Ocean Adventurer) 22 December 2020, 27 December 2020

South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula (World Explorer) 27 December 2020

 

In addition to the above, the following voyages are eligible for a 10% discount (after any other promotion has been applied) if paid in full by 15 June 2019

 

Quark Voyages

Antarctic Explorer 12 days (World Explorer) 3 November 2020, 13 November 2020

Antarctic Explorer 11 days (World Explorer) 18 December 2020, 28 January 2021  

Antarctic Explorer (Ocean Diamond) 4 November 2020, 13 November 2020, 30 November 2020, 9 December 2020, 16 February 2021  

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia (Ocean Adventurer) 16 November 2020, 27 February 2021  

Antarctic Explorer (Ocean Adventurer) 4 January 2021, 6 February 2021

Crossing the Antarctic Circle (Ocean Diamond) 8 January 2021, 25 February 2021

Crossing the Antarctic Circle (Ocean Adventurer) 15 February 2021

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (Ocean Adventurer) 7 December 2020, 12 December 2020, 17 December 2020, 22 December 2020, 27 December 2020, 16 January 2021,

Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia (Ocean Diamond) 20 January 2021

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Antarctic Circle (Ocean Adventurer) 26 January 2021

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Antarctic Circle (World Explorer) 18 February 2021

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake (World Explorer) 26 February 2021

Crossing the Antarctic Circle via the Falklands & South Georgia (Ocean Diamond) 18 December 2020

South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula (World Explorer) 27 December 2020

 

Quark Early Bird Bonus

Offer valid for new bookings from 4 April to 30 July 2019 (Quark) for select departures between November 2020 and March 2021. Can be combined with Full payment discount and Shackleton Club rewards programme.  Applies to full voyage fare and is not applicable to Adventure options, additional hotel accommodation, pre/post tours, insurance, flights or group bookings.  Excludes triple cabins.  No cash value.

 

Quark full payment bonus

Offer valid for new bookings from 4 April to 15 June 2019 for select departures between November 2020 and March 2021.  Guests will receive 10% additional discount on the voyage fare only, after all other combinable discounts have been applied.  Applies to voyage fare and is not applicable to Adventure options, additional hotel accommodation, pre/post tours, insurance, flights or group bookings.  Any other arrangements booked through Quark (e.g. Adventure Options) must be paid in full at the same time.  No cash value.

 

Intrepid early booking discount

Sales from 10 December 2018 to 30 June 2019 for travel from 26 October 2020 to 31st March 2021 on the Ocean Endeavour Only

Cannot be combined with any other discount.  Discounts apply to voyage fare only and are not applicable on land tours, additional on board activities, additional hotel accommodation or transfers, flights, travel insurance and does not apply to group bookings.  Category 1, 2 and 3 cabins are not part of this discount.  Cabins are limited and offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time.

Why choose Intrepid

Purpose-built ships

Our ships are built for polar conditions, with ice-strengthened hulls and safety being our biggest priority. Each vessel is equipped with modern conveniences and provides the perfect platform for Antarctic exploration.

Expert leaders

Our experienced leaders have made hundreds of polar voyages. Learn about the history, geography and wildlife of the Antarctic from experts in the field, including naturalists and ornithologists who are always at the ready to answer questions.

Twice daily excursions

We run frequent excursions to get up-close to wildlife, allowing you to experience what it’s like exploring onshore. Each day includes two excursions with our leaders exploring the sea ice, ready to encounter any wildlife that may waiting. You’ll be given life vests and waterproof boots for each excursion. 

Full board

All cruises provide three course meals, 24-hour tea and coffee, and main activities including Zodiac excursions, onboard seminars and shore landings. Our chefs know just how to warm you up after your Antarctic outing, just be ready for a second serving!

Safety

All of our ships and operations teams undergo strict safety audits. We are committed to upholding the highest safety standards on all our trips operating within the Antarctic region.

Sustainable travel

We strive to use travel as a force for good. That’s why we choose to give back to the communities we visit, carbon offset all our trips and take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.

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.

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Leave only footprints

‘Sustainable cruising’ might seem like a contradiction in terms, given the history of the big mega liners. But it’s a side of the industry we want to change. Voyages are carbon offset and we refrain from single-use plastics on board. We recycle, cook with sustainable seafood, and use biodegradable cleaning products in bathrooms. It’s all part of our commitment to being a carbon neutral company and, since 2018, a certified B Corp (Benefits Corporation).

We also give back to the region by supporting such organisations as the Mawson’s Huts Foundation. Established in 1997, the foundation conserves the fragile and historic buildings at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica, which were built and occupied by the legendary geologist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.

Highlights of the Antarctic

Take your first steps onto the ice in Antarctica with Intrepid Travel

Take your first steps on Antarctica

Antarctica is so far removed from most people’s reality that it may as well be on a different planet. While it’s a mesmerising travel destination, it is also an interactive experience for travellers. Step from a Zodiac onto land and into the world of bustling penguins.

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Kayak in the icey waters of the Antarctic with Intrepid Travel

Kayak around the White Continent

Glide across glass-like water with nothing to disturb you but the pull of your paddle and the anticipation of your next wildlife encounter. All equipment is provided and the excursion is led with an experienced cold-water guide. Some kayaking experience is essential for this optional activity.

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Meet penguins on Deception Island

Deception Island, a haunting environment set on a sunken volcano, is the prime place to encounter gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie penguins. While the port has a dark history as a former whaling station, these days it’s used as a scientific outpost and the launching point for expeditions.

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Witness the wildlife of South Georgia and the Falklands

Savour wildlife encounters while exploring the islands dubbed the “Galapagos of the South”. Venture to the site of black-brown albatross colonies and the breeding grounds for thousands of king penguins. Visit the old whaling settlement of Gritviken and follow in the footsteps of the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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Activities

Take your Antarctica experience to the next level with some outdoor adventures. These activities (optional and booked in advance) are offered on many of our trips.

Kayaking

Snowshoeing

Camping

Wildlife

Antarctica is brimming with whales, penguins, seals, birds and more. Here’s a taste of what to expect on your voyage across the Southern Ocean.

FAQs

For in-depth information on our Antarctica tours, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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