Kayaking in Antarctica


A leader in Antarctic cruise travel for the intrepid world traveler, Zegrahm Expeditions sets sail in the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton, combining the region’s rich history and discovery of some of Mother Nature’s most impressive and rugged landscapes. Every day of your Antarctica tour is personalized with daily recaps, lectures and guided excursions. Cruise through the supremely-scenic Lemaire Channel to photograph orca and humpback whales; explore by Zodiac or kayak to discover dramatic shorelines and glittering icebergs; and step ashore on remote beaches to witness colonies of chinstrap, gentoo, and Adelie penguins. This is truly an Antarctic cruise experience that will expand your world.

Upcoming Antarctica Expeditions

  • Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 7January 28, 2016

    Following in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps, explore the White Continent’s rugged landscape, meeting vast penguin colonies in South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands, greeting albatross in the Falkland Islands, and enjoying every long moment of daylight in the austral summer.

Beyond the Destination

  • Weddell Sea, Antarctica

    Cool Facts About Antarctica's Polar Deserts

    July 1, 2015

    The words “polar” and “desert” may seem contradictory, but that’s only because most of us associate the latter with sun-drenched, sand-covered landscapes. Yet desert actually describes any desolate stretch of land that is waterless and without vegetation—and by that definition, Africa’s Sahara doesn’t hold a dowsing rod to the polar deserts of Antarctica and the Arctic.

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    Antarctic Continent landing!

    Top Reasons to Travel to Antarctica with Zegrahm Expeditions

    April 25, 2015

    What’s Included – In a word: everything! Meals; beer, wine, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; excursions; lectures; and gratuities; along with medical and emergency evacuation insurance, are all included in the price of the trip.

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    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2014 Field Report

    March 3, 2014

    Monday, January 6, 2014 - Buenos Aires, Argentina / Ushuaia: Most of us arrived in Buenos Aries and continued on to Ushuaia to join our fellow explorers at the Las Hoyas Hotel. We unpacked and enjoyed a welcome dinner where our Expedition Leader, Russ Evans, and Zegrahm cofounder Peter Harrison greeted us and welcomed us to the trip of a lifetime.

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  • Announcing Our 2015 Expedition Line-Up

    January 9, 2014

    We are thrilled to announce our 2015 expedition line-up! Our founders, field directors, and program managers have crafted 39 unique adventures for the 2015 season, with itineraries spanning all seven continents.

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    Brown Bluff, Antarctica

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2012 Field Report

    March 15, 2012

    Saturday, January 14, 2012 - Buenos Aires, Argentina: Don't cry for me, Argentina...as it is with great regret we only had time to quickly meet and pass through your captivating capital of Buenos Aires.

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    Elephant Island, Antarctica

    News: 20th Anniversary Favorite Zegrahm Travel Memory - Winner!

    March 30, 2010

    Thank you to everyone who submitted their favorite travel memory for our 20th Anniversary competition. We received so many wonderful entries—from interacting with shiny black mountain gorillas in Rwanda to being serenaded by 50 little boys in Zodiacs in Yap—we thoroughly enjoyed reading through 20 years of truly amazing experiences.

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  • Lemaire Channel, Antarctica

    On Location: Captain's Farwell Speech from Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    February 2, 2010

    Zegrahm travelers recently had the privilege of traveling with French Captain Étienne Garcia aboard Le Diamant on our Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands itinerary. Below is an excerpt from his farewell speech that was so well received by passengers, staff, and crew that they hoped we would publish it for all to read:

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    Elephant Island, Antarctica

    Climate Research in Antarctica, an Insider's Perspective

    January 20, 2010

    As our 2010 Antarctica, South Georgia, and Falkland Islands’ trip comes to a close, we thought it was the perfect time to learn more about the important climate work being conducted in this remote area of the world. Below is a post written by Spruce Schoenemann, a Glaciology graduate student in the University of Washington’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences.

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    Humpback Whale

    On Location: Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula

    January 16, 2009

    We awoke to find ourselves approaching Elephant Island in thick fog and swells, but the fog soon lifted to reveal Cape Valentine and the towering cliffs of this island made famous by the 1914-1917 Shackleton Expedition.

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.