Antarctica is one of those destinations you can’t do alone…literally
If you're drawn into the icy wonders of the seventh continent and plan on travelling solo, you won't be able to visit entirely on your own (unless you're a humpback whale). But when we’re offering Antarctica cruises on well-equipped vessels (including a sauna and gym facilities) that promise the adventure of a lifetime, you’ll hardly mind sharing your expedition with a bunch of like-minded, penguin-loving travellers. Especially when your trip is full of daily shore excursions, animal spotting and breathtaking scenery. As far as Antarctica solo travel endeavours go, it doesn’t get much bigger than this.
Our solo tours in Antarctica
Travelling solo? We got you
The perks of solo travel in Antarctica with Intrepid
Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
To join one of our Antarctica departures, you must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
Children under 18 are exempt. Children aged between 5 and 17 years old must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
People who travel to Antarctica are generally more experienced travellers, nature and wildlife lovers and understand the expedition style travel experience. You will likely find a diverse group of ages and nationalities on board, with the majority of passengers aged between 40 and 65 years. English is the language spoken on the board the Ocean Endeavour.
You sure do. All passengers travelling with Intrepid are required to purchase travel insurance before the start of their tour. Your leader will record your travel insurance details on the first day of the trip. Due to the varying nature, availability and cost of health care around the world, travel insurance is very much an essential and necessary part of every journey.
Your mobile phone will not work during your Antarctica cruise as the continent is still considered extremely remote and doesn't have the right telecommunication infrastructure in place.
An Antarctic voyage can be as active or as low-key as you want it to be. While a trip to Antarctica provides many opportunities to get off the ship, it’s up to you whether you want to venture further afield on a Zodiac boat or explore onshore. Some optional activities need to be booked before departing.
While it might be remote, Antarctica is a safe destination to travel to as a solo female traveller, especially if you've booked a trip with us.
All of our Antarctic trips also have a low physical rating of one or two, which means they are accessible to people of all levels of fitness with no major mobility issues, and do not require any physical preparation. Activities onshore and excursions involve a bit of walking, but all are optional. You’ll be visiting sites where at times you may have to cross uneven ground and take on challenging conditions underfoot. You will have support stepping on and off the Zodiac boats.
If you're travelling solo and would prefer not to be paired up with a fellow traveller to share a room, ask your booking consultant if the tour you’re interested in offers a 'single supplement' so that you can be allocated a room alone – this is subject to availability and an additional charge.
However, if you don't have a rooming preference, you'll be paired with another solo traveller of the same gender to bunk with. If you don’t identify with the gender assigned on your passport, please let us know at the time of booking and we’ll be happy to work with you to organise a rooming configuration that you feel comfortable with.
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.