It’s not every day you’re planning to go this off the beaten path. We offer impartial advice and support to help you find the best ship, itinerary, and time of year to visit these remote regions. With a combined two and a half decades of experience working as polar expedition guides on ships, leading dog sled teams, and polar kayaking trips, we can advise on all elements of your polar travel adventure, from which cabin is the best choice on the ship, down to what to pack so you’ll be ahead of the game.
Choosing the right Antarctic adventure for your needs can be a tough call. If you’re keen to step on the 7th continent and get in some penguin-time, an Antarctic Classic itinerary is a great choice.
If that sounds great PLUS you want to follow in the footsteps of Shackleton, experiencing what it’s like to stand on a beach in the company of 100,000 King penguins, the Falklands/South Georgia/Antarctica voyage may just be the ticket.
And if you’re short on time why not skip the sea days and just fly down to the Antarctic Peninsula with a Fly-Cruise expedition? Get in touch and we can talk you through the options.
The good news is - you've got options!
The bad news is, how are you supposed to know which one to choose? There are a lot of factors to weigh in your decision such as:
- time of the season - which can affect what wildlife you’ll see
- ship capacity - which can affect how much time you get on land
- price point - which can determine whether you’re sharing a toilet with the rest of the deck or luxuriating in your en suite shower
- available adventure activities - Kayaking? Camping? Both?
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg (pun intended). Give us a call and we’ll help you dig through all the options to find the perfect mix of all the above at zero extra cost to you.
REAL ADVENTURES. REAL PEOPLE
If you are thinking about going – don’t look back!
Antarctica was truly a once in a lifetime experience and I realize as I write this most people will wonder if I just suffer from a lack of creative ability to describe an experience, but honestly it was. Maybe the easiest way to think about it is – think back to any visual experience that was both incredibly satisfying but also thought provoking in the most personal of ways and that is a sense of how I felt on the trip.
It was actually a bit of a miracle that I made it considering people plan this trip at least a year in advance – that is where Heather comes in. Heather was a friend of a good friend of mine and when I told him I would have some time off in the next few weeks, he immediately suggested I reach out to her and that I should really consider Antarctica. I had met this friend of mine in Nepal and somehow he thought Antarctica could be a fit – before that moment, I had never considered it.
Long story short, I got in touch with Heather who was a joy to interact with and incredibly encouraging. She had this wonderful approach of providing information in a thoughtful way, so that in the end, the decision to go was all mine. Behind the scenes, she did an incredible job linking my personality and preferences to a ship that embraced them. I ended up going with G adventures which I would highly recommend to anyone who is looking to be a bit adventurous, is not too caught up in luxury and would appreciate an education to go with the breathtaking scenery that is Antarctica.
If you are thinking about going – don’t look back, and tell Heather I said hello!
We’re a different kind of agency. We work on the ships, with the teams, and are currently active in the polar regions. Our insider advice is truly that - straight from the field - and it's updated in real time if things change.