Kayaking in Antarctica

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

  • St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 5January 26, 2017

    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

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Antarctica

  • South Georgia
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    The Anatomy of Penguins [Infographic]

    April 20, 2016 | Blog Post

    There are 17 species of penguins in the world, all of which live in the southern hemisphere. These adorable ambassadors of the Antarctic are uniquely suited to life at sea—while most birds have hollow bones, making them lighter for flying, penguins have solid bones, making it easier to dive underwater for food.

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    Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
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    A Circumnavigation of South Georgia

    April 19, 2016 | Video

    In 2015, we explored the pristine shores of South Georgia, its spectacular landscapes a photographic feast of snowcapped mountains, cascading glaciers, and stunning coves.

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    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
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    You're Invited: Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    April 11, 2016 | Video

    Meet Dan Olsen, Expedition Leader for our signature 22-day adventure to Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands.

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  • Pleneau Island, Antarctica
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    Antarctica by GoPro

    April 6, 2016 | Video

    Expedition Advisor, Dan Selzer​, recently returned from our expedition to Antarctica. While his favorite species was the massive elephant seal, he managed to take quite a lot of images and video with his GoPro!

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    Ushuaia, Argentina
    Field Report

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2016 Field Report

    March 23, 2016 | Field Report

    Friday - Sunday, January 8 - 10, 2016 - Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark Sea Adventurer / Beagle Channel: “Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel with us. Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.” ~ Henry Frederic Amiel

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    Fairy Terns, Seychelles
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    A Birder's Vocabulary

    March 16, 2016 | Blog Post

    Brent Stephenson is an ornithologist who spent years studying the breeding biology of Australasian gannets in New Zealand. He co-re-discovered the "extinct" New Zealand storm-petrel in 2003, and has traveled virtually everywhere, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, Australia, the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, French Polynesia, China, the Americas, and Africa.

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  • Kayaking in Antarctica
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    5 Places That Will Get Your Heart Pumping in 2016

    February 22, 2016 | Blog Post

    Zegrahm travelers are some of the most adventurous on the planet. Those looking for a spine-tingling, life-changing experience this year will discover it in our new guide, Top 5 Destinations for Adventure in 2016.

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    Ushuaia, Argentina
    Field Report

    Across the Antarctic Circle 2015 Field Report

    August 18, 2015 | Field Report

    Sunday & Monday, February 22 & 23, 2015 - Ushuaia, Argentina / Embark Sea Spirit: Having spent a full day (or more!) traveling to the southernmost city of the world, many of us took time to enjoy the lovely Arakur Resort & Spa and its amenities, or rode into Ushuaia to explore the tiny town.

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    Weddell Sea, Antarctica
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    Cool Facts About Antarctica's Polar Deserts

    July 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    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!
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    Top Reasons to Travel to Antarctica with Zegrahm Expeditions

    April 25, 2015 | Blog Post

    What’s Included – In a word: everything!

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    Ushuaia, Argentina
    Field Report

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2014 Field Report

    March 3, 2014 | Field Report

    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 | Blog Post

    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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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.