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

  • Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula

    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.

  • 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.

Related Blog Posts

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in Antarctica

  • 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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    Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica
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    Essential Antarctica Packing List

    July 20, 2016 | Blog Post

    Packing for Antarctica is certainly part of the excitement in preparing for this trip of a lifetime. But, it’s also essential that you get it just right to ensure you are able to stay comfortable, warm, and dry—for hours on end—while out exploring in the elements.

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  • South Georgia Pipit, Prion Island
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    Habitat Restoration on South Georgia

    May 13, 2016 | Video

    The South Georgia Heritage Trust has done some incredible work for the island, including eradicating ALL rats from South Georgia. Doing so brought back the population of the South Georgia pipit, once very near extinction. Watch as ornithologist Jim Wilson tells you more about the project - and listen to a pipit sing!

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    Southern Elephant Seals
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    Elephant Seals: In the Heat of the Battle

    May 12, 2016 | Video

    Please note, this video contains graphic footage; sensitive viewers may find some scenes disturbing. 

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    Photography in Antarctica
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    Photography in Antarctica

    May 12, 2016 | Blog Post

    Michael Moore has been working with us for nearly a decade; he earned both his BS in biology and an MS degree in ecology, ethology, and evolution at the University of Illinois.

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  • Cruising the Antarctic Sound
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    Why "The Ice" is One of Travel's Hottest Destinations

    May 12, 2016 | Blog Post

    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.

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    Wandering Albatross
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    High-flying Facts About the Albatross [Infographic]

    May 11, 2016 | Blog Post

    To the casual observer, an albatross may appear to be merely an oversized gull. On the contrary—the albatross is so much more than a shore-hugging monarch of pier pilings! View our infographic for more facts on albatross, from the varying species and their keen sense of smell, to just how long they can soar without touching land.

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    Grytviken, South Georgia
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    In the Footsteps of Shackleton

    May 11, 2016 | Video

    Long-time Zegrahm leader, naturalist, and historian, Ingrid Nixon, is an incredible story-teller. She has traveled with us to Antarctica several times, and has regaled us with stories of early exploration. Along with historian David Wilson, watch as they share the story of Ernest Shackleton and his voyage to South Georgia.

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  • Black-Browed Albatross
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    The Realm of the Albatross

    May 10, 2016 | Video

    On our recent expedition to South Georgia, we observed majestic albatross, soaring very near to us both on the ship and on land. When we stopped at Elsehul, we were able to explore the nesting sites of both light-mantled sooty and gray-headed albatross. Watch as Jim Wilson, ornithologist and long-time Zegrahm leader, describes these enigmatic creatures.  

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    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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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.