An Explorer's Antarctica

Venture to the White Continent, one of the world’s most remote destinations

  • See huge numbers of penguins and watch for a variety of seals and whales
  • Weave by Zodiac in and out of spectacular ice and sea passages
  • Sail aboard a comfortable ship with superior amenities, learning from scientists, experts, and lecturers
Explore Antarctica with GeoEx
Trip Type: Scheduled Departure
Trip Length: 11–30 Days
Activity type(s): Cruises
Trip Extensions: Call 888-570-7108 for custom extension options

Antarctica is a destination many fantasize about; we count ourselves lucky to be able to make so many dreams possible. These expeditions to the White Continent start at the southern tip of South America, in Ushuaia, Argentina. All of the small, ice-strengthened ships we use are quite comfortable, with expedition teams of naturalists, historians, and geologists to help make sense of the abundant wildlife and expound on human’s exploration (and exploitation) of Antarctica.

Heading south toward Cape Horn into the Drake Passage (notorious for its rough seas), we soon encounter pack ice and icebergs—a veritable floating sculpture garden. Birds, whales, and seals bring the skies and seas to life. We take advantage of the almost 24-hour daylight at such famous and dramatic settings as Paradise Bay, Anvers Island, King George Island, Port Lockroy, and Deception Island. We spend as much time as possible on the Antarctic Peninsula and the spectacular South Shetlands, going ashore by Zodiac a couple of times each day. The longer voyages include visits to South Georgia Island—a breath-stopping, 9500-foot rock massif, populated by enormous congeries of penguins and seals—Elephant Island, and the Falkland Islands. Whichever itinerary you choose, we’re here to arrange all the details.

Ross Sea Journey: Those who travel aboard the Shokalskiy, a 48-passenger ice-strengthened ship, will be among the few travelers to venture into the extremely remote Ross Sea. The dramatic landscapes described by early explorers are unchanged: Mount Erebus, Mount Discovery, and the Transantarctic Mountains are as inspiring today as they were a century ago. You'll get to experience early explorers' huts, glaciers, icebergs, penguin rookeries, and more, with stops en route in little-known sub-Antarctic islands, including the Snares.

Special Ernest Shackleton Anniversary Departures: We invite you aboard Hebridean Sky, an all-suite luxury expedition ship, for the February 22–March 13, 2017, sailing that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton's dramatic journey to rescue his crew. Contact Urs Hofmann at 888-570-7108 for details and to learn about the limited-time special offer

Fly & Cruse Option: If you'd rather skip the Drake Passage crossing, check out our Fly & Cruise journey.


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Itinerary at a Glance

  • For detailed itineraries and more information: please call 1-888-570-7108.