Trips & tours in AntarcticaPrice$ 0Found 8 trips displayed below
Countries visited: Antarctica, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, ArgentinaErnest Shackleton’s ship, the Endurance, became trapped in ice in January 1915. In August 1916, thanks to Shackleton’s valiant efforts, the 28-man crew was rescued. In...Countries visited: Antarctica, ArgentinaAntarctica is bigger than Europe. It’s home to around 90% of the earth’s ice. In summer it’s light all day. Antarctic fish produce a natural anti-freeze chemical...Countries visited: Antarctica, ArgentinaJump in Zodiacs to explore penguin rockeries and scout for humpback whales, orcas and leopard seals. Scramble up Orne Harbor view colonies of chinstrap penguins. Hike. Sit on the...
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Our favourite things about Antarctica
- Prepare yourself
Get prepped for your Antarctica expedition in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost town. Relax in the hotel, tuck into some fondue or a crab omelette at Moustacchio Restaurant, hike Martial Glacier or stay up all night in the casino. That last one’s probably not such a good idea, actually. Don’t do that.
The Drake Shake
Drake Passage is notorious for being a real pain in the butt, so pray (if you’re that way inclined) for clear skies, calm waters and nothing more than a slight breeze. If lady luck (or God) doesn’t make an appearance, just think of it as character building.
Love at first sight
You’re going to sight the Antarctic coastline for the first time. You’re going to see loads of icebergs. There might be whales. There will be penguins. Then you’re going to set foot on the ice. It’s going to be great. You might cry. We won’t judge.
The Falkland Islands have had a turbulent history. The British say they found it in the16th century and claim it belongs to them. The Argentines disagree, and invaded the island in 1982 to get it back. The British won, and to this day the Falklands remain a British Overseas Territory. That aside, this place has some world-class wildlife.
South Georgia on my mind
Viewing the abandoned whaling stations at South Georgia is weird. It’s like, dude, people actually hunted whales and elephant seals, thereby causing a massive decline of the wild populations of these animals? Yeah, that happened. Visit the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton and reaffirm your faith in humanity.
Crossing the Antarctic Circle is probably one of the most incredible things you will ever do in your life. Not to say your life is rubbish – we couldn’t possibly make that presumption - we just mean that to this day, very few people have been here. Grab a bottle of champagne and celebrate in style. Singing “We Are The Champions” is optional.
- Prepare yourself
Sail aboard the Ocean Diamond, a modern, stable super-yacht and experience Quark's Antarctica. Carrying a maximum of 189 passengers, this outstanding vessel features numerous adventure options plus onboard amenities such as a massage and wellness program and a well-stocked polar library. The Ocean Diamond is staffed with experienced captains, officers, expedition leaders, and guides.
This Polar Adventure Ship was built in 1975. Sea Adventurer (formerly know as the Clipper Adventurer) underwent a $13 million conversion in 1998. Her proud reputation is complimented by her well-appointed, elegance. Sea Adventurer is the perfect expedition ship for people who enjoy soft adventures and creature comforts. All cabins have outside views and facilities en suite.
Sea Adventurer is equipped with Zodiacs for shore landings and ocean level cruising, yet offers fine dining, and cabins with exterior views and facilities en suite.
Where we go in Antarctica