Early explorers didn’t have the luxury of booking their expeditions online.
These days it’s a bit easier: we run a variety of Antarctica tours between November and March each year, cruising in comfort on purpose-built polar vessels, offering three course meals, onboard ammenities, and expert leaders. 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. Because you're travelling with Intrepid Travel, you'll experience this incredible part of the world in a way that builds human connection, supports local communities, and respects the environment. 'Antarctic tours' doesn't really do it justice. These are Antarctic adventures.
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Take your Antarctica experience to the next level with some outdoor adventures. These activities are offered on many of our trips.
Antarctica – the seventh and final continent, where penguins, seals and birds are the only permanent residents. Here’s a snapshot of what you might see when you visit the Southern Ocean. Learn more about the wildlife in Antarctica here.
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There's only so much you can read in a guidebook, especially when it comes to such rare and extraordinary locations. That's why we have a range of specialists on board Ocean Endeavour for every polar journey, from historians to marine biologists and hiking guides. With experts at hand, you can be assured that no question will be left unanswered.
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Your home on the sea
We know you want to be as comfortable as possible while on board, 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.
For more information about our tours in Antarctica, and answers to common queries, see our Frequently Asked Questions.
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 travelling.
How we're helping to protect Antarctica
Tourism in Antarctica is overseen by the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO). They work alongside the Antarctic treaty to register tour operators and maintain strict environmental standards and Intrepid are registered through our Antarctic partner, Chimu. We’ve always believed in the power of travel to educate and inspire people, so will continue to do everything we can to help preserve this environment for future generations.
Do you have questions about any of our Antarctica trips? Reach out to our dedicated Marine Team below.
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