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Bespoke Antarctic Expeditions


If you’ve a taste for more extreme adventures, then we can arrange some breathtaking experiences from private expedition cruises, flying to remote emperor penguin rookeries or skiing the last miles to the South Pole.

If you are passionate about serious outdoor Antarctic adventure, how about sailing there on a small private ice-strengthened sailboat? With room for just eight passengers, this true expedition adventure enables you to travel to Antarctica surrounded at close quarters by spectacular icebergs and with seals, whales and penguins swimming around the remote ocean waters just beside the deck.

These incredible expeditions can be taken as part of a small group or chartered for your own private adventure. As well as venturing onshore to observe the fantastic wildlife, you can also help skipper the yacht if you wish and spend quality time with your expert expedition leaders.

For those who wish to experience the feeling of being in the midst of this dramatic environment, surrounded by some of its most fascinating wildlife, then go beyond the Peninsula and fly into the interior of the White Continent. For several magical days, immerse yourself in the day to day life of a remote Emperor penguin rookery where thousands of birds call, display and feed their young.

You arrive in this stunning location by flying in by ski aircraft to a private base camp close to a rookery on the remote, south coast of the Weddell Sea. As you camp on the edge of this vast throng of penguins, wake to their trumpeting calls or perhaps you may find a curious visitor just outside your tent!

If you dream of following in the footsteps of those early pioneering explorers, then we can take you down to the ultimate location, flying in by ski aircraft from our Antarctic base camp to 90° south and the South Pole. Combine the option of this spectacular flight south with a stay at the Weddell Sea Emperor Penguin rookery or days at our glacier base camp spent skiing, hiking or mountaineering in this untouched wilderness.

For the truly adventurous who dream of completing a personal challenge in one of the most demanding environments in the world, then we can help you arrange your own ultimate active expedition. Ski 60 nautical miles over the last degree, man-hauling your own supplies alongside your team colleagues and experienced expedition leaders and camping enroute, to reach the South Pole, completing this polar challenge to stand at the most southerly point on Earth.

Whatever your dreams or goals for discovering the unique Polar Regions, our experts are on hand to help you design your own ultimate polar adventure.

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As a guide, the cost of our extraordinary and utterly bespoke journeys tends to start from $1200 per person per day excluding international flights.

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