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

We've been exploring Antarctica for years now, but these voyages – departing in 2020 and 2021 aboard our newly acquired ship, the Ocean Endeavour – take the adventure to the next level. With top-notch sustainability standards, an unrivalled crew-to-passenger ratio and a fantastic range of on- and off-board activities, all the finer details are taken care of. You can instead focus on the stars of the show: the king penguins, humpback whales and most stunning glacial landscapes on earth. Come and experience the very best in polar expedition travel.

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

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The Early Bird Antarctica offer means you can save up to 20% on on the following applicable trips and departures:

11-day Best of Antarctica (GQMDE)

  • 4 November 2020
  • 13 November 2020
  • 22 November 2020
  • 1 December 2020
  • 5 February 2021
  • 14 February 2021

10-day Discover Antarctica (GQMDT)

  • 10 December 2020

11-day Christmas in Antarctica (GQMAC)

  • 18 December 2020

11-day New Year in Antarctica (GQMNY)

  • 27 December 2020

10-day Antarctic Whale Journey (GQMWJ)

  • 23 February 2021
  • 3 March 2021

14-day Journey to the Antarctic Circle (GQMJC)

  • 5 January 2021

21-day Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Explorer (GQMWS)

  • 17 January 2021

21-day Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands Odyssey (GQMSG)

  • 12 March 2021

Cabin Details:

  • 15% off Cabin Categories 4, 5, 6, 7
  • 20% off Cabin Categories 8, 9, 10
  • No discount on Cabin Categories 1, 2, 3.

The Early Bird Sale runs from 10 December 2018 to 30 June 2019 for travel from 26 October 2020 to 31st March 2021 on the Ocean Endeavour only.

This offer 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. Cabins are limited and offers may be withdrawn or amended at any time.

A deposit of 20% of the full cost of the voyage (not the discounted cost) is required at time of booking with full payment due 120 days prior to departure.

Why choose Intrepid

Customise your adventure

A voyage to Antarctica is the ultimate trip of a lifetime, which is why we give you the freedom to customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities. Choose to explore the water on a kayaking expedition, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and massage, or camp out overnight like a true polar explorer.

Small group expeditions

Leading small group adventures is at the core of what we do. While most polar expedition operators have a leader-to-passenger ratio of 10, 15 or 20, these expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every eight passengers. That means spending more quality time with your expert leaders learning about this unique environment and less time feeling like a face in a crowd.

Expert leaders

Our experienced leaders have made hundreds of polar voyages. Learn about the history, geography and wildlife of the Antarctic from experts in fields such as marine biology, glaciology and history who are always at the ready to answer questions, whether it’s out in the field or at the dinner table.

Responsible travel

Antarctica is one of the last great wildernesses on the planet, so we put a lot of care into ensuring we leave only footprints behind on our expeditions. That’s why we carbon offset our expeditions and put a variety of sustainability practices in place. We also serve only sustainably-sourced seafood, avoid single-use plastics and use biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning products on board.

Ocean Endeavour: your home on the sea

The newly refurbished Ocean Endeavour offers a superb guest experience thanks to its expansive choice of cabin categories, large common areas, a sundeck, 360-degree polar landscape viewing, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel throughout. The Ocean Endeavour is also one of thefew polar expedition ships in Antarctica offering its own health and wellness centre on board.

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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 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.

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.

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.

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.


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.





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.

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