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11 wildlife group tours available in Antarctica.

Classic Antarctica

This voyage is a perfect introduction to the Antarctic, visiting prime wildlife sites along the Peninsula and in the nearby South Shetland islands. Encounter huge rookeries of gentoo, chinstrap and Adelie penguins, beaches adorned with wallowing elephant seals, and whales and dolphins along the way.

  • Destination: Antarctica
  • Max group size: Varies according to vessel
  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 10-11 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £4,915 pp

Antarctic Odyssey Fly-Sail

This comprehensive itinerary retraces Shackleton’s voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia, and ends in the Falkland Islands. Antarctica’s scenery and ice are matched by the prolific wildlife on South Georgia, which includes 150,000 pairs of king penguins and numerous other species.

  • Destination: Antarctica,Falkland Islands
  • Max group size: Varies according to vessel
  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 18 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £15,415 pp

Classic Antarctic Fly-Sail

This trip takes the easiest way to Antarctica and flies from Punta Arenas in southern Chile, to save time and enjoy an aerial view of the Drake Passage. This active adventure involves daily landings by Zodiac inflatable, and with ever-changing ice and weather conditions, each voyage is unique.

  • Destination: Antarctica
  • Max group size: Varies according to vessel
  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 7-11 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £9,335 pp

Crossing the Polar Circle

The aim of this voyage is to reach as far south as weather and ice conditions will permit, and cross the Antarctic Circle, a feat that only a few will ever accomplish. En route you will navigate awe-inspiring waterways, littered with giant icebergs, whilst being followed by an array of seabirds and several whale species.

  • Destination: Antarctica
  • Max group size: Varies according to vessel
  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 12-14 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £6,390 pp

Emperor Penguins of the Weddell Sea

This voyage to the Weddell Sea offers a unique highlight - three days are reserved to visit, by helicopter, an emperor penguin colony, situated south of Snow Hill Island. Getting close to these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is a unique and memorable experience.

  • Destination: Antarctica
  • Max group size: Varies according to vessel
  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 11 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £9,000 pp

Festival of Wildlife Photography

Rightly referred to as ‘the most staggering wildlife show on earth’, South Georgia in spring during the breeding season is like being immersed in your very own private wildlife documentary. Join us on a Festival cruise for a celebration of Antarctica's wildlife, under the guidance of expert photographers.

  • Destination: Antarctica,Falkland Islands
  • Max group size: 50
  • When to go: Oct-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 19 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £8,895 pp

Great Antarctic Voyage

This ultimate Antarctic experience marries the phenomenal wildlife of the sub-Antarctic islands of the Falklands and South Georgia to the pristine beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore dramatic wilderness areas and visit huge penguin colonies, all amongst hauntingly beautiful polar scenery.

  • Destination: Antarctica,Falkland Islands
  • Max group size: Varies according to vessel
  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 19-20 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £10,870 pp

Polar Circle Fly-Sail

Flying to the South Shetlands over Cape Horn and avoiding the rough waters of the Drake Passage, this itinerary offers the easiest way to travel to Antarctica. Sailing down the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, the voyage passes spectacular icebergs in the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales.

  • Destination: Antarctica
  • Max group size: Varies according to vessel
  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 9-11 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £8,500 pp

Ross Sea & Grand Southern Antarctica

Travelling from Ushuaia to New Zealand, this voyage takes you across the Ross Sea, where around one third of the world’s emperor penguins breeds. Landings are made by Zodiac inflatable or helicopter, and other wildlife highlights include elephant seals, Adélie and gentoo penguins, and orca and minke whales.

  • Destination: Antarctica
  • Max group size: Varies according to vessel
  • When to go: Feb-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 32 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £22,175 pp

South Georgia

Embark on a superb voyage to South Georgia, the remotest and wildest of the UK's Overseas Territories. After exploring the abundant wildlife of the Falkland Islands, it is a two day journey to South Georgia, where you will find snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and a huge numbers of seabirds and marine mammals.

  • Destination: Antarctica,Falkland Islands
  • Max group size: Varies according to vessel
  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 15-20 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £9,580 pp

Weddell Sea Explorer

Take a trip to follow in the wake (and footsteps) of Sir Ernest Shackleton and travel to one of Antarctica's hidden gems, the Weddell Sea. A land of icebergs and volcanic islands, the area is a haven for birdlife and a great place to experience wildlife amid stunning scenery.

  • Destination: Antarctica
  • Max group size: Varies according to vessel
  • When to go: Nov-Mar
  • Duration exc. flights: 12 days
  • Price exc. flights: From £9,000 pp