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Antarctica Adventure Trips, Tours & Cruises

Get active in Antarctica with a whole host of adventure activity options
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 9,235

Highlights

  • Travel through pristine polar wilderness comparatively few people have ever seen
  • Kayak amid ice floes, icebergs, and marine life
  • Hike, snowshoe, or cross-country ski in untouched mainland or sea-ice realms
  • Camp out under pure Antarctic skies or dive below the icy waters
  • Fly over back-of-beyond mountains and ice plateaus

The White Continent easily ranks among the most adventurous destinations on Earth, even though the mode of travel there can be delightfully plush. Any cruise down here serves up Antarctica adventure via staggering polar scenery, dramatic wildlife, and the thrill of venturing through Earth’s ultimate wilderness. But for those seeking more active experiences, Antarctica adventure travel can be taken to the next level by electing to include optional adventure activities into their itineraries.

Select cruises offer opportunities for kayaking, cross-country skiing, and other out-and-about activities, whilst scenic helicopter flights—with the option of touchdowns in many cases—show off even more remote Antarctic glories such as the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Arguably the most action-packed of Antarctica adventure tours are the Basecamp itinerary packages, which cover less ground but enhance intimate experience with polar land- and seascapes via multi-day anchorages and included group outings such as paddling, hiking, and camping. Specialty adventure trips to Antarctica can even include such once-in-a-lifetime thrills as scuba-diving under the ice!

Diver under water and under ice

Adventure Trips to Antarctica

Unleash your inner explorer with our thrilling adventure trips to Antarctica, and conquer icy peaks, kayak among towering icebergs, and witness awe-inspiring wildlife encounters.

Antarctica - Basecamp

Length: 13 Day / 12 Night
Ships: Ortelius, Plancius, Hondius
$ 12,103 - $ 36,941
Per Person

Explorers Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula & Extreme Weddell Sea

Length: 11 Day / 10 Night
Ships: Ocean Victory
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Off The Map: Antarctica, Southern Ocean & South Sandwich Islands

Length: 23 Day / 22 Night
Ships: Ocean Victory
Sold Out
Up to 15% savings

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Length: 21 Day / 20 Night
Ships: Greg Mortimer
$ 28,401 - $ 68,732
Per Person
Up to 20% savings

Best of Antarctica: Pristine Wilderness

Length: 11 Day / 10 Night
Ships: Ocean Endeavour
$ 9,235 - $ 17,301
Per Person
Up to 33% savings

Epic Antarctica: Crossing The Circle Via Falklands & South Georgia

Length: 23 Day / 22 Night
Ships: Ultramarine
$ 37,104 - $ 62,355
Per Person

FAQ About Antarctica Adventure Tours

What makes adventure trips to Antarctica unique?

Adventure trips to Antarctica offer thrilling experiences like kayaking, camping, mountaineering, and snowshoeing. You’ll have opportunities for up-close wildlife encounters, exploring remote areas, and immersing yourself in the breathtaking landscapes of the Antarctic continent.

What is the best time for adventure trips to Antarctica?

The Antarctic summer months from November to March are ideal for adventure trips. This is when temperatures are relatively mild, sea ice is reduced, and activities like kayaking and camping are more feasible, providing an optimal environment for adventure enthusiasts.

What adventure activities are available during Antarctica trips?

Adventure trips to Antarctica offer a range of activities, including kayaking amidst icebergs, hiking on pristine glaciers, camping overnight on the continent, and exploring hidden coves via Zodiac excursions. Each adventure activity allows you to immerse yourself in the unique Antarctic environment.

Are adventure trips to Antarctica suitable for beginners?

Yes, adventure trips to Antarctica cater to different experience levels. While some activities may require basic fitness and outdoor skills, there are options suitable for beginners. Expert guides provide instructions, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all adventurers. Some more extreme activities may req...

What safety measures are in place for adventure trips to Antarctica?

Adventure trips to Antarctica prioritize safety. Tour operators provide specialized gear, safety briefings, and experienced guides who are well-versed in navigating Antarctic conditions. They also adhere to strict environmental guidelines to protect this pristine ecosystem.

Antarctic Adventure Cruises

Join us for the most intrepid journey imaginable on Antarctica adventure cruises aboard expedition vessels specially designed to navigate the wild landscapes of the White Continent.

Ortelius

11-21 Days, 6 Itineraries
108 Guests, Luxury
$ 10,865 - $ 33,434
Per Person

Plancius

11-21 Days, 9 Itineraries
108 Guests, Luxury
$ 10,590 - $ 36,941
Per Person

Hondius

10-24 Days, 9 Itineraries
170 Guests, Luxury
$ 3,232 - $ 39,884
Per Person
Up to 30% savings

Ocean Victory

9-19 Days, 7 Itineraries
189 Guests, Luxury
$ 9,816 - $ 41,777
Per Person
Up to 20% savings

Greg Mortimer

12-21 Days, 10 Itineraries
132 Guests, Luxury
$ 14,078 - $ 68,732
Per Person
Up to 20% savings

Ocean Endeavour

11-23 Days, 6 Itineraries
200 Guests, Luxury
$ 9,235 - $ 41,589
Per Person
Up to 37% savings

Ultramarine

12-23 Days, 6 Itineraries
199 Guests, Luxury
$ 13,926 - $ 62,355
Per Person