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Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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Antarctica cruises
January 24, 2020
Blog Post

A Tribute To Edward Bransfield and the Discovery of the Antarctic Continent 

Explorers today pride themselves on making their own trails, discovering hidden gems, and venturing off the beaten path. We are inspired by the explorers of old, those who sought to chart and map the mysteries of the world. Explorers like Irish ship’s master Edward Bransfield, whose legendary expedition discovered and first charted the mainland of Antarctica in 1820.

With...

Cruising the Antarctic Sound
May 3, 2018
Blog Post

<p><span style="line-height: 1.5em; background-color: transparent;">When it comes to dream destinations, the driest, windiest, and coldest place on Earth may not immediately come to mind. Yet for many modern-day explorers, Antarctica ranks high on their trip-of-a-lifetime lists. To be sure, expeditions to the Great White Continent are hotter than ever, with Zegrahm's expert field leaders naming it among their top five spots for adventure in 2016 (see blog post,...

Stanley, Falkland Islands
May 4, 2016
Blog Post

Friday & Saturday, March 11 & 12, 2016 - Santiago, Chile / Stanley, Falkland Islands / Embark Sea Adventurer: Coming from all parts of the world, we gathered tonight in Santiago to begin our journey together. Over pre-dinner cocktails, we had quick staff introductions before heading to dinner. Based on the level of chatter, it seemed obvious that this group of strangers would soon be friends, partners in a grand...

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
June 12, 2015
Blog Post

For 25 years, we have taken inquisitive travelers to the ends of the Earth and 2015 is no different. We’re thrilled to be returning to both the Far North and the Far South this year, exploring two true polar extremes.

Departing September 4, our Northwest Passage expedition explores western Greenland and the Canadian Arctic. You’...

Circumnavigation of South Georgia
June 8, 2015
Blog Post

“Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.”

It may not be the most upbeat help-wanted ad ever written, but Sir Ernest Shackleton’s recruitment notice would nevertheless inspire a 27-man crew to sail the Endurance from South Georgia on December 5, 1914, in the hopes of being the first to cross the Antarctic continent.

The journey...

April 25, 2015
Blog Post

For 25 years, we have been taking inquisitve travelers to the ends of the earth; in 2016, our trend continues. We're offering 35 unique adventures next year, 11 of which are brand-new itineraries! We think our line-up will inspire even the most well-traveled explorers; take a look at our new expeditions below and contact us at info@zegrahm.com or 206.285.4000, for any questions or to book today.

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Gold Harbour, South Georgia
July 20, 1999
Blog Post

Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success. ~  Ernest Shackleton

Who would have thought a newspaper advertisement such as this would attract nearly 5,000 applicants in 1914? However, the man who placed it was the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton, who now had his sights set on leading a British expedition across the tremendous span of the...

Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands
April 3, 2018
Blog Post

Allan White is a Falkland Islands native, naturalist, Zodiac driver, and has led more than 125 shipboard expeditions around the world (40 of those to Antarctica). He is a Zegrahm Expedition leader on programs to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands--the place he is proud to call home.

The Falklands are such a remote and mysterious place to most people--what is it like living there?
This windswept group of islands surrounded by a...

Gold Harbour, South Georgia
December 3, 2008
Blog Post

South Georgia exceeded even our wildest expectations. As we head for the Antarctic Peninsula, I am overwhelmed with a sense of awe that there still exists a place of such wild and rugged beauty and where wildlife reigns in concentrations and diversity that has to be seen to be believed. Our expedition began on the north coast and we cruised down the eastern side of the island, calling at bays, coves, harbors, and fjords along the way.

The Bay of Isles served as our introduction, the...

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