Spend more time exploring the Antarctic Peninsula with Fly/Sail itineraries, including a new Fly/Fly voyage that skips the Drake entirely! The Antarctic Explorer journey will take you up close with iridescent icebergs and vast colonies of Adelie and Gentoo penguins. You’ll step foot on the white continent and its offshore islands where you’ll visit seal haulouts, historic huts, and a few other spots along the peninsula. You’ll explore islands where leopard seals are busy with courtship, and maybe feeding whales!
Depending on the voyage, sea kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling, alpine trekking/climbing, snowshoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding might be available whereas all departures will have experienced guides giving you handy tips to improve your photographic skills.
Spend time with our expedition leaders and guides exploring some of the wildest landscapes on the planet. Small-ship capacity means you will spend more time on land, generally with two excursions per day. There is a range of guided walks available that will enable you to immerse yourself in the flora and fauna of Antarctica.
On the other hand, take camping up a hundred notches by snoozing under the Antarctic twilight sky. Polar camping allows you to settle in for the night in the most spectacular and surreal surroundings. It is available on selected voyages, weather permitting.
Please note that there are numerous variations to Antarctic voyages throughout the season – the itineraries on our website are only meant to give you an idea of the types of voyages available. For a more detailed list of cruise vessels and Antarctic voyages please contact our team of Polar Specialists.
About the vessel: Aurora Expedition’s new ship – Sylvia Earle- is the 2nd purpose-built expedition vessel. It honors the highly accomplished marine biologist, oceanographer and explorer, Sylvia Earle; the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998. This vessel pays tribute to Sylvia’s long-standing conservation efforts for marine protected areas and ocean wildlife. Sylvia Earle features the same revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW® design as the Greg Mortimer. And it also features a swimming pool and jacuzzi and a distinctive Glass Atrium Lounge at the bow of the ship for stunning panoramic views. This Antarctic itinerary is also available sailing the Greg Mortimer.