What to See & Expect While Kayaking
Antarctica and South Georgia are truly the best frontiers for kayaking. Paddling in these pristine, icy, wilderness areas will excite even the most seasoned adventurer. It is a rare opportunity as few have experienced these magical regions by kayak. We will paddle amid icebergs, through brash ice, along pristine beaches and narrow channels. Silently, we can maneuver into places Zodiacs may not go. Kayaks are truly the best way to see marine life.
How Often Will We Kayak?
We will do our best to provide you with the opportunity to kayak at two or more locations in and around the landing sites we visit on your voyage. We cannot guarantee specific locations. Kayaking opportunities depend on expedition logistics. This includes weather and ice conditions – which are variable and uncontrollable.
We will have (a) experienced kayak guide(s) on the vessel who will lead the trips and will safely guide you in the kayaks. The safety Zodiacs will keep a safe but unobtrusive distance. Your expedition guides select paddling sites for their protected waters, wildlife and scenic values. All excursions are, of course, weather dependent and your safety is our first priority.
Most times we will be paddling near the Zodiac landing and shore excursion site. At all times we will travel at a safe distance from ice shelves and icebergs. Kayaks will also keep a respectful distance away from wildlife. Crews will conduct all operations in accordance to IAATO guidelines. We will also follow any recommendations from the Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands. It is important to understand and follow the guides’ instructions on safe distances. Kayaks may be embarked from shore or from a Zodiac. This depends on sea and wind conditions.