Isolated. Mysterious. Extreme. Cruising through the Antarctic Peninsula is one of life’s truly extraordinary experiences.
A vast, remote wilderness separated by extreme oceans. A snow-blanketed desert, encircled by pack ice and tabular icebergs. Encrusted by an ice sheet miles deep. Inspiring adventure, calling intrepid explorers, yet by its very nature, dangerous and restricted. From hearing the hiss of a humpback’s blowhole to retracing the steps of voyagers and stumbling on their historic huts, a journey to Antarctica is a series of superlatives.
Take a private jet to the South Shetland Islands; enjoy a soaring helicopter ride to a private expedition yacht anchored in a spectacular location; weave between magnificent islands along iceberg-strewn coastal passages; encounter Antarctic wildlife, from vast colonies of confident and curious chinstrap and Adélie penguins, to huge congregations of sea birds such as skuas, terns, and giant petrels; practice your photography on leopard, crabeater, weddell and southern elephant seals; enjoy exclusive wildlife viewing with world-class guides; explore the interior by helicopter, on foot, and on skis; make a first ascent on a mountain summit; dive beneath the ice into the eerie underworld; stargaze with zero light pollution to see starscapes like no other; take incredible pictures of the dizzying colours of the sky and water that occur nowhere else; fly to the South Pole; contemplate a life on the ice amongst a huddle of emperor penguins.
Where to Stay
A private expedition superyacht and optional overnight in an historic explorers’ cabin upgraded to sacrifice no comforts.
When to Go
Travel is only possible during the southern hemisphere’s summer, from late-October to late-March. The Antarctic combines well with Patagonian explorations.