Antarctica

Antarctica & South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Ross Sea Region

Antarctica

 

Antarctica Small Ship Cruises & Luxury Expeditions. Explore the Antarctic Peninsula, Falklands, South Georgia & the Ross Sea Region with Wild Earth Travel.

For many Antarctica is the ultimate travel destination. It lives up to the superlatives that have been applied by explorers and travellers. Countless penguins, seals and whales enjoy rich waters that surround and protect Antarctica. The region is famous for its breathtaking scenery of towering peaks, rugged glaciers and icy waters. An expedition to the Antarctic is certainly one of the most memorable experiences you can have.

The most accessible part of the seventh continent is the dramatic Antarctic Peninsula. It extends a ‘welcoming arm’ north towards South America. Antarctic Peninsula is the warmest part of the continent known for its stunning landscapes, accessibility and mild climate. Travellers usually begin their journey there from Argentina or Chile.

Antarctica cruises and expeditions offer the essential experience of one of the wildest places on Earth. Usually, cruises begin in the city of Ushuaia – the southernmost city in the world. Next, you will experience the crossing the infamous Drake Passage, during which albatrosses and cape petrels will escort you, they are the sentinels of these rough waters.

It is worth mentioning that here, at Wild Earth Travel, we offer a variety of Fly/Sail voyages that not only feature the best of Antarctica but also allow for more exploration. These trips often cruise one way and fly the other. Fly in comfort over the stormy Drake Passage and board your ship directly in Antarctica. No seasickness!

Once you reach the White Continent, you will have an opportunity of exploring the pristine wilderness of the Antarctic Peninsula, a narrow finger of land that juts into the ice-choked waters of the Weddell Sea. Witness a breathtaking panorama of icebergs, blue glaciers, and jagged, snow-capped mountains. Cruise aboard Zodiacs among ice floes and explore penguin rookeries. Learn from the scientists, visit research stations or even venture further south across the Antarctic Circle!

Longer Antarctica expeditions often visit the island of South Georgia. The island of South Georgia is one of the first gateways to the Antarctic. It lays about 1400 km south-west of the Falklands. With its massive landmass, South Georgia's rugged landscapes provide fantastic photographic opportunities. South Georgia is a real oasis in the stormy Southern Ocean. It is home to penguins, albatrosses, seals, whales and petrels - all in huge numbers. South Georgia is also identified as an “Important Bird Area” by Birdlife International.

Some Antarctica voyages take you to the mythical Ross Sea Region & Subantarctic Islands of Australia & New Zealand. Sometimes referred to as ‘the heart of Antarctica’, the Ross Sea region is the last great unspoiled part of the world’s oceans. To enter this region of Antarctica is a privilege, with only a few hundred people able to visit each year. The East Antarctic coastline is some of the most remote in the world and is locked under the ice for most of the year. The rest of the time it is buffeted by strong winds coming off the polar ice cap. Wildlife here is abundant during the brief summer months and includes Adélie and Emperor penguins, South Polar Skuas, Snow Petrels, Southern Fulmars and many more species of bird. Both whales and seals can be found here in summer as well, feeding in the rich waters around the ice edge.

The Subantarctic Islands are tiny havens for some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on the planet. They lie in the cool temperate or Subantarctic Zone to the south and east of New Zealand in the great southern ocean that encircles Antarctica. This is windswept and at times forbidding swath of sea, surprising in its fecundity. The Subantarctic Islands are comprised of six groups: the Bounty Islands, the Antipodes, the Snares, the Auckland Islands, Campbell Island and Macquarie Island. Flora and fauna are densely concentrated here. The number of indigenous plants and seabirds found in the Subantarctic Islands is far greater than that found on similar groups in the South Atlantic and Indian Ocean.

If you’re after a small ship cruise or an expedition ship cruise to any of the Antarctica regions Wild Earth Travel can help you find a trip of a lifetime. We are ready to guide you through our range of different options with impartial advice so you can experience the very best of this unique destination. Our team are all passionate expedition & small cruise ship travellers and our knowledge and stories come from our personal experiences.

 

Antarctica / Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Voyage (Le Soleal)

15 days from
$NZD 1,289 per day
  • Antarctic Peninsula Luxury ExpeditionLuxury Expedition
  • Le Soleal in Antarctic PeninsulaLe Soleal
  • Next departure on Feb. 4, 2021
Antarctica / Antarctic Peninsula

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Antarctica / Antarctic Peninsula

Emblematic Antarctica (Le Lyrial)

12 days from
$AUD 1,278 per day
  • Antarctic Peninsula Luxury Small Ship CruiseLuxury Small Ship Cruise
  • Le Lyrial in Antarctic PeninsulaLe Lyrial
  • Next departure on Jan. 29, 2021

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