Wondering exactly where you go when you join an Antarctica expedition? Although explorers in the past had a plan A in mind, they were prepared to change course because they knew they were going to unexplored places on Earth. In the same spirit today, traveling as a polar explorer on expeditions to … [Read more...] about Potential Landing sites in Antarctica & The South Shetlands
This is a question we get from many travelers every season. Is it worth spending 18-20 days on an expedition ship, and spend the extra money to see this remote island? What is so great about it? In order to understand this question and make your own conclusion about South … [Read more...] about Is South Georgia Worth the Visit?
If you are looking for a non-conventional way to visit the Antarctic Peninsula, full of adventure activities and unique experiences, Basecamp Antarctica could be a good choice for you. From a night camping on the ice surrounded by penguins, to strapping on crampons and climbing a snowy peak, to … [Read more...] about BaseCamp Antarctica: An Adventurer’s Voyage
This elegant penguin species is the largest of them all, and it is sometimes confused with the King Penguin because of their similar appearance. Emperors are also the hardest penguin species to encounter, as they live inland from the coast in the mostly icy, inaccessible Weddell Sea region. Emperor … [Read more...] about Emperor penguins on the White Continent
What’s excluded in an Antarctica Expedition? You have been thinking about joining an Antarctica voyage for a while, but are curious of what exactly is extra, or additional to the rate you are paying? We are happy to explain these below! Remember that there are different ships going down to … [Read more...] about What’s excluded in an Antarctica Expedition?
Our lovely expedition leader welcomed the day with her enthusiastic morning call at 7:00am through the PA system informing us about weather conditions outside: Temperature: 1ºC, Wind: 29 knots. A little windy, but still safe to make our first landing. Even though it was cozy and warm in the cabin, … [Read more...] about What is a day like in Antarctica?
They say that you can have a “Drake Lake” or a “Drake Shake”, but either way you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy from the different activities and presentations your expedition team will offer you while crossing this mythic passage. Right after breakfast, our expedition photographer invited us to … [Read more...] about What is a day like in the Drake Passage?
It was the raviolis that broke me. “If I have to throw up, where should I do that?” I asked Andy, one of the three crew members aboard our 19-day sailing expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula. Nonplussed, he pointed outside. I nodded, but didn’t get up. It seemed unlikely that I’d be able to … [Read more...] about Transitioning to Antarctica: What It’s Like to Sail the Drake
As protected terrain, Antarctica remains largely untouched by humans. Yet the coldest, driest, southernmost continent still boasts a population of a few thousand, depending on the time of the year. Scientific researchers and base staffers occupy small settlements both winter and summer alike. If … [Read more...] about Antarctica Bases to Know!