No place on earth compares to this vast white wilderness of snow, ice, water, rock. Antarctica is simply stunning. The enormity of its ice shelves and mountain ranges heightens feelings of humanity’s insignificance and nature’s grandeur. Antarctica’s peculiar beauty may haunt you for the rest of your days.

The surreal silence in this vast wilderness may at first overwhelm, but playful, charismatic wildlife such as Minke whales, Chinstrap and the comical Rockhopper penguins (among others) will bring you down to earth.

Glide around enormous tabular icebergs by Zodiac, walk along beaches covered with thousands of penguins, and kayak amid abundant marine life.

“Antarctic wildlife is still unafraid of people. Antarctica has never had a native population – even today, scientists at research stations are only temporary residents. Today’s visitors usually elicit no more than disinterested yawns from seals and penguins focused on rearing their young and evading predators. The human reaction is exactly opposite: almost all visitors to Antarctica find that their experiences far exceed their expectations.”

We know the ships and trips from personal experience. We’ve traveled to Antarctica several times.  Get ready to be awed!