Early explorers didn’t have the luxury of booking their expeditions online.

They just assembled a valiant crew, trained a few huskies and worked on their ‘First to reach the South Pole’ victory speech. These days it’s a bit easier: we run a variety of Antarctica tours between November and March each year, cruising in comfort on state-of-the-art polar vessels. 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. ‘Antarctic tours’ doesn’t really do it justice. These are Antarctic adventures.

 

Our Antarctica tours

12 Days From R80,860

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

23 Days From R213,445

If you desire to ‘do it all’ on your Antarctic adventure, then this is the voyage for...

11 Days From R82,855

Conquer the legendary Drake Passage and explore the great white continent in the...

12 Days From R94,221

Soak up the essence of Antarctica on a mid-summer expedition aboard the brand new MV...

21 Days From R144,720

Join Intrepid for an extensive 20-day adventure to Antarctica, taking in the Falkland...

11 Days From R78,945

Join Intrepid on a voyage to the legendary Antarctic Peninsula. Embark in Ushuaia and...

10 Days From R71,045

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

11 Days From R85,285

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

11 Days From R85,285

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

10 Days From R71,045

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

14 Days From R113,760

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

21 Days From R199,190

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

21 Days From R184,950

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

11 Days From R71,045

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

10 Days From R63,350

Discover Islas Malvinas, the extraordinary Falklands archipelago off the coast of...

20 Days

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

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.

Responsible travel

Peregrine is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. Our operators are members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) and choose carbon neutral vessels.

Highlights of Antarctia

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.

Meet the fleet

Each of our polar ships is specifically designed to tackle high seas and icy winds, offering everything you need to enjoy your big polar adventure in comfort and style. Click on any of our boats below to view detailed deck plans and read more about ship and cabin facilities. 

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