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Explore Antarctica through adventure activities

Discover the continent of Antarctica through a variety of different offered trip activities. If you are interested in booking a cruise with specific activities please contact our team for more information!

Hiking and Snowshoeing Excursions

Explore Antarctica through one of the best and most traditional methods – on foot!  Most cruises offer a walk or hike at landings, often with snowshoes offered as well at varying levels of difficulty. Your Expedition Team will advise you of what you can expect prior to each excursion. The polar regions harbor specific dangers including wildlifeglaciers and difficult weather conditions, so passengers must follow guide instructions for walks and excursions. Our professional guides will offer both safety and advisement on all outings.

Camping on Antarctica

After a full day of exciting excursions followed by a delicious dinner onboard the ship, jump back in the Zodiacs and head ashore for a night of camping in Antarctica! Warm in your sleeping bag enjoy the sounds of the waves and brash ice on the beach, the creaking of the glaciers, maybe even the blow of a passing whale. Glimpse the same Antarctica as experienced by the early explorers, while knowing that in the morning you’ll enjoy a hot shower and a hearty breakfast back on board your warm ship.

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Paddleboarding in Antarctica is a unique and adventurous experience that offers a different perspective on this remote and stunning landscape. Paddleboarding allows you to get up close and personal with the stunning glaciers, ice formations, and wildlife that make Antarctica one of the most unique and beautiful destinations in the world. Your tour guides will help you navigate the chilly waters while you stay warm in your wetsuit.

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Polar Diving

Polar diving in Antarctica is an incredible and unique experience that offers a chance to explore the stunning underwater world of this remote and harsh environment. With its crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life, diving in Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should not be missed by adventurous and experienced divers. Few people will ever venture to Antarctica, let alone go diving while they’re there! Be one of the few adventurers brave enough to take the plunge!


Photography in Antarctica is a challenging and rewarding experience that offers the chance to capture the stunning beauty and majesty of this remote and pristine environment. With its breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and stunning ice formations, Antarctica is a photographer’s dream destination. Capturing the beauty of Antarctica requires careful preparation, as the harsh weather conditions and remote location can make photography challenging. To get the best results, it is essential to have the right equipment and gear to withstand the elements on your voyage to Antarctica.

Polar Mountaineering

Polar mountaineering is an adventurous activity that involves climbing and exploring the peaks and glaciers of Antarctica. It is an extreme form of mountaineering that requires specialized skills and equipment, as well as a high level of physical fitness and experience in cold weather conditions. To get started with polar mountaineering in Antarctica, you will need to complete a training course that covers essential skills such as glacier travel, ice climbing, and crevasse rescue. You should also have a solid foundation in traditional mountaineering techniques before attempting a polar mountaineering expedition.

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Kayaking in Antarctica is a unique and exhilarating experience that offers a rare opportunity to explore this remote and pristine wilderness. Paddling through ice-filled waters surrounded by towering glaciers and snow-capped peaks is an unforgettable experience. One of the best things about kayaking in Antarctica is the opportunity to see and experience the unique wildlife and landscapes that are found in this remote region. This can include penguins, seals, whales, and many species of birds, as well as breathtaking glaciers, ice formations, and dramatic landscapes that are unlike anything else in the world.

Cross-Country Skiing

Interested in skiing on your Antarctica vacation? Consider a cruise that offers cross-country skiing! What better to way to enjoy the snowy landscape of this continent than truly immersed in it? Cross country skiing in Antarctica requires moderate fitness as the landscape does vary, but don’t worry about packing your own gear. Skis and other materials will be provided for guests.

Start Planning With Our Antarctica Travel Guide!

Learn everything you need to know about the 7th continent in our guide to Antarctica! This comprehensive guide was assembled by our staff members who have almost 20 years of experience with Antarctic travel. Ensure you know all about the continent for your Antarctic cruise! Read about wildlife, destinations, travel tips, general information, and more.

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