Are you looking to escape to one of our planet's last great wildernesses?

If recent events have taught us anything, it's that there's something to be said for wide-open spaces and getting back to nature. And there's arguably no better place to do that than in Antarctica. The 2022/2023 season is your chance to take in the unique wildlife and glittering landscapes on one of our Antarctica voyages. With plenty of opportunities for whale watching and penguin and seal spotting, there's no reason not to go! With a range of itineraries, a fantastic offering of on- and off-board activities and a state-of-the-art ship, all the finer details are taken care of. Come and experience the very best in polar expedition travel.

Browse our 2022/23 Antarctic trips

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

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Follow the whales of Antarctica as they migrate south on this 11-day expedition cruise,...

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

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Explore South Georgia, the Antarctic Peninsula and the Falkland Islands with Intrepid...

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Embark on a 21-day Intrepid expedition including the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia...

Tailor-Made trips

Take two or more on an exclusive trip and tailor your itinerary

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Take to Antarctica on an 12-day expedition on board the Ocean Endeavour via Puntas...

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Experience the rare opportunity to explore both the eastern and western sides of the...

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Join Intrepid and special guests from the World Wildlife Fund – Australia’s whale...

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Join Intrepid and special guests from the World Wildlife Fund-Australia’s whale...

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.

Download your free Antarctica Guidebook

Our Antarctica Guidebook is designed to give you a taste of what an adventure to the world's southern polar region will be like, from the wildlife you might see, to the places you might go and even what to pack for the journey.

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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

Travellers in Antarctica

Explore the lesser-visited Eastern Peninsula

Explore Antarctic Peninsula’s remote and rugged east side, a sweeping landscape full of huge icebergs, and islands famous for their enormous penguin colonies, exploration history and geological features and are only navigated a few times per year.

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Penguins in South Georgia

Visit South Georgia’s snow-capped mountains

South Georgia is often the unsung hero of Antarctica, with vast and rugged snow-capped mountains and plenty of sites to see. You might find yourself cruising through Drygalski Fjord, watching elephant seals on Gold Harbour or exploring Salisbury Plain.

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Polar plunge in a Santa suit

Celebrate Christmas in Antarctica

Take advantage of the holiday period and embark on a festive adventure through Antarctica over Christmas and New Year’s. There will be plenty of unique wildlife to see, so set off and search for penguins, whales and seals among the icy waters. A polar plunge might be the best way to bring in a new year…

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Traveller talking to guide on ship

Search for whales with WWF

Join Intrepid and special guests from the World Wildlife Fund – Australia (WWF-Australia) on a 14-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula and Circle. Search the icy waters and white shores for whales and other creatures by day, then relax and enjoy an illuminating lecture program by night.

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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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