Want to visit the land of eternal winter? A land of snow, ice and penguins, Antarctica is the world’s coldest, driest and windiest continent. With no permanent inhabitants, Antarctica has been mostly preserved from human contact and remains a land for scientific research and study. The continent has also intrigued people around the world since explorer James Ross first sailed along eastern Antarctic coastline and Ernest Shakleton launched a mission to cross the icy continent. Although it may have once been a place for intrepid madmen explorers, today trip to Antarctica are surprisingly affordable, very safe, and still hold that magical awe and wonder. With glaciers and icebergs the size of skyscrapers, narrow fjords, spectacular bays, the Antarctic has some of the greatest concentration of wildlife in the world. Humpback whales, seal colonies, seabirds, and a host of diverse wildlife seen only in a few places throughout the world are all found on these icy shores. Today, adventurous tourists can now be among the few people in the world to see, experience and visit the vast, unique and incredible continent of Antarctica. However, with extreme weather conditions, rough seas, and many regulations, Antarctica is definitely a place that can not be visited without going on an organized tour.
Because of the extremely unique destination, these adventure tours to Antarctica are clearly not like any other travel tour you could ever imagine. You will see, feel and experience the harshest and most wild place in the entire world. These adventure tours to Antarctica are especially unique in that they take adventurous travelers to a place with no hotels, no restaurants, no airports and certainly no shopping. In a place as perilous and extreme as Antarctica, the only way to see the incredible glaciers and masses of penguins and experience the white-icy beauty is by taking a boat past the tip of Tierra del Fuego in South America. The tours are lead by Antarctic experts, who will not only make sure you stay safe during the journey and once you have arrived, but will also teach you a great deal about the continent. If you are interested in geology, glaciers, biology, or are just really curious about this uninhabited continent and love a good adventure, than one of these tours is definitely a great, and the only, way to travel to this icy paradise. Pack your parka and get ready for an experience of a lifetime that is sure to impress all of your friends.
If you are a diver and have dreamed of an opportunity to plunge beneath the cold waters of the Antarctic to see the wonders below, this is the tour for you. South to the Antarctic Circle and beyond lies a remote region of rare beauty. The crystalline waters are rich in whales, penguins, leopard seals, giant brittle stars and huge tubeworms. For the scuba divers on board, new sites beckon. You may dive near fast ice, besides grounded icebergs or explore shipwrecks. Limited numbers and the guide’s extensive Antarctic diving experience ensure the highest safety standards. Everyone will revel in the beauty of ice-capped peaks that rise more than 1000 meters from Crystal Sound and, conditions willing, remote Marguerite Bay. This voyage is a diving expedition on 2/16/2010 only.
If you want to see and experience what one of the very first explorers to Antarctic did, then this tour will take you on an amazing tour of the Ross Sea region. The ultimate Antarctic voyage, this expedition includes the Sub Antarctic Islands of New Zealand plus Macquarie Island and the McMurdo Sound and the Ross Ice Shelf. You will spend 10 days in the Ross Sea, with plenty of time ashore to soak in the scenery, the wildlife— including the famed Emperor Penguin — and the history. Explore seldom visited Possession Islands and Ross Island, and examine the eerily preserved artifacts of Scott’s Discovery hut.
Only for the most adventurous and hardy of adventurers, this unique Icebreaker itinerary explores the realm of emperor penguins, the only birds on Earth that breed on the frozen sea in 24 hours darkness of an austral winter. This immense wilderness is a fabulous and virtually pristine paradise for wildlife with incomparable scenery of mountains, snow and ice. It is a privilege to visit this awe-inspiring continent and to experience the special magic that has lured explorers, adventurers and scientists for more than two centuries and – most recently – world travelers.