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

  • Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 4January 25, 2018

    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.

  • Across the Antarctic Circle

    Across the Antarctic Circle: Voyage to the 7th Continent

    January 22February 4, 2018

    Be one of the very few to cross the Antarctic Circle and witness one of the planet’s last frontiers. In Zodiac cruises, search for humpback, minke, and orca whales, as well as leopard, Weddell, and crabeater seals.

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Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Antarctica

  • Portal Point, Antarctic Peninsula
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    Peak Experiences on the Antarctic Peninsula

    May 17, 2017 | Blog Post

    Antarctica is the driest, windiest, chilliest place on the planet—and one of today’s hottest destinations.

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    Neko Harbor Antarctica
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    Antarctica: A Day in the Life

    April 6, 2017 | Blog Post

    We've been exploring the Antarctic region for over 20 years. In that time, we've honed an incredible trip—from Zodiac cruises among massive icebergs to hikes along glaciers, and all of the wildlife you get to see, our trips are truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

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    Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
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    Global Warming in Antarctica: How Climate Change is Impacting "The Great White Desert"

    March 27, 2017 | Blog Post

    Although it’s typically thought of as one of the planet’s coldest places, global warming in Antarctica is raising temperatures at an alarming rate. In late February 2017, the temperature in one area of Antarctica was the same as in Cairo, Egypt.

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  • South Georgia
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    How to Approach Antarctic Wildlife

    March 22, 2017 | Blog Post

    Brent Stephenson is an ornithologist who spent years studying the breeding biology of Australasian gannets in New Zealand.

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    Island Sky
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    Adelies in Antarctica
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    Antarctic Animals: A Wildlife Guide to the Antarctic Region

    March 14, 2017 | Blog Post

    Known as “the great white desert,” Antarctica doesn’t provide the most hospitable environment for life forms to survive in; Antarctic animals have to adapt to extreme dryness, high exposure, and bitterly cold temperatures.

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  • Ushuaia, Argentina
    Field Report

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2017 Field Report

    March 14, 2017 | Field Report

    Friday & Saturday, January 6 & 7, 2017 Ushuaia, Argentina / Beagle Channel / Embark Ocean Diamond

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    Lanzarote, Canary Islands
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    2018 Travel Bucket List

    March 6, 2017 | Blog Post

    Where will your travel dreams take you in 2018? Here are just a few once-in-a-lifetime experiences Zegrahm can help you check off your bucket list next year.

     

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    Antarctic Continent landing!
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    Top Reasons to Travel to Antarctica with Zegrahm Expeditions

    February 28, 2017 | Blog Post

    Only a few adventure travel companies voyage to the Antarctic and even fewer still do it very well. Zegrahm Expeditions has lead expeditionary cruises to the Antarctic for over 25 years and offers an unparalleled experience that many our guests rave about to this day.

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  • Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
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    In Honor of Carmen Field

    December 15, 2016 | Blog Post

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) has shared some incredible news; a group of islands in the Grandidier Channel will be named the IAATO Islands, to reflect the organization's essential role in advocating and promoting the practice of safe and environmentally-responsible Antarctic tourism.

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    Bay Islands, Honduras
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    Happy Thanksgiving from Zegrahm Expeditions

    November 22, 2016 | Blog Post

    At this time of year, as we join our family and friends and reflect on what we're thankful for, a common thread that unites the staff here at Zegrahm is, of course, travel. Here are just a few of the moments—across all seven continents—we're most grateful for experiencing over the past year: 

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    Antarctic Peninsula
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    The Exploration of Antarctica: A Timeline

    August 16, 2016 | Blog Post

    Though the ancient Greeks first hypothesized the existence of a southern landmass, Antarctica remained undiscovered throughout most of human history. It wasn’t until the late 1800s that the existence of this mythic land was finally confirmed.

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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.