Antarctica is among the most beautiful, pristine and least explored places on the planet. Truly exhilarating, mysterious and alluring! Discover this extreme destination with an Antarctic voyage and enjoy the unrivalled views of multi-coloured ice caps, glaciers and pristine wilderness. This largely untouched wilderness is more accessible to a new generation of intrepid explorers.
Where do I start my journey to Antarctica?
You will most probably start your Antarctic journey in Ushuaia, Argentina. Ushuaia is known as the southernmost city in the world and is the main cruise port for the Falkland Islands, Antarctica as well as cruises in South America. From here you can visit the Antarctic Peninsula and sub Antarctic islands like South Georgia or Falkland Islands.
The other option is to depart from Punta Arenas, Chile. Here you may fly to South Shetland Islands then board your vessel. Albeit more expensive, this is a great alternative for those who want to avoid the rough seas of the infamous Drake Passage and to maximise their time in Antarctica.
How do I get there?
From Australia the cheapest and most popular way to get to Antarctica is to fly to South America. QANTAS, LATAM and Air New Zealand can fly you from the eastern coast of Australia then catch your connecting flights to Ushuaia or Punta Arenas. If you’re flying from Perth the most efficient way to get to South America is to fly to Melbourne then onwards to Ushuaia or Punta Arenas
I have questions about tours in Antarctica can you help me?
Absolutely, contact us and we will walk you through the whole process from deciding the right cruise for you to supporting you during your trip and every step in between. We are here to answer questions that you may have and can help organise flights and offer extra sightseeing activities that may interest you.
When to Visit
Antarctic wildlife is at its most active during the southern summer. The beauty and solitude of Antarctic seas and mountains conceals the frantic activity of the shoreline colonies of birds and mammals
Nov – Dec (Spring)
After the winter darkness, spring fever hits Antarctica and the sun causes an explosive growth of phytoplankton in areas of mineral upwelling. The phytoplankton provides food to the astronomic swarms of zooplankton, including krill. Krill forms the base of the food chain for squid, fish and ultimately for seabirds, seals and whales, which flock in to fatten themselves and to produce their young.
In the warmer months of January and February wildlife activities are in full swing, therefore this is best time to visit Antarctica. Most penguin chicks hatch in January, earliest in the South Shetland Islands and later more to the south at the Peninsula. The frantic activity continues in the colonies in February as the young get older and bolder and are gathering in crèches.
Nightly darkness returns as the sun sinks farther below the southern horizon, but temperatures are still above zero, though we may experience a touch of Antarctic winter with night frosts, creating beautiful patterns of thin sea ice on the surface. The snow cover is at its minimum allowing for easy and extensive walks in the South Shetland Islands.
- Ranging from 9 to 11 Days
Antarctica, South Georgia, & Falkland Islands
- Ranging from 17 to 20 Days
- Ranging from 12 to 14 Days
- Ranging from 11 to 12 Days
Fly / Cruise Voyages
- Ranging from 6 to 8 Days
- Sea Kayaking
- Camping on the Ice
Antarctica Tour Highlights
Cruising Through Stunning Landscapes