Imagine spending a night under canvas on the world's most remote continent, mountaineering on pristine peaks, or silently kayaking amongst glistening icebergs... Available on selected voyages only and accompanied by specialist guides, pre-booking one of the following adventure options will give your voyage an individual twist.
What better way to empathise with the great explorers of the past than to spend a night under canvas in this beautiful and remote wilderness? You will spend one night ashore camping on this vast frozen continent, heading back to the ship in time for a hearty breakfast the following morning. All equipment is provided and you will be accompanied by an experienced guide.
Paddle silently through narrow channels, past giant icebergs and alongside deserted beaches for an unforgettable encounter with Antarctica's incredible scenery and wildlife. Water visibility can be excellent and you may see torpedo-like penguins darting through the ice waters below. Each trip is led by qualified kayak instructors and accompanied by a Zodiac safety boat. Stable kayaks are supplied, together with dry suits. Previous experience of kayaking is compulsory.
If gazing up at spectacular Antarctic icebergs isn’t awe-inspiring enough, you can always put your mountaineering skills to work and try climbing one of the ice cliffs or beautiful peaks on the Antarctic Peninsula. Expert guides provide detailed briefings and all the equipment you need, together with helpful direction as you climb. Previous experience is preferred but not essential, though you must be in excellent health and of above average physical fitness.
Cross Country Skiing
Travel in the same manner as Scott and Shackleton on your own pair of cross-country skis. Cross-country skiing in this region means you can travel quickly and quietly under your own power; allowing you to explore deeper into this great white continent and enjoy spectacular and unspoilt scenery. Previous cross-country skiing experience is not necessary, however, participants should be in good physical condition.
Enjoy a guided walk through the snow and seek out hidden corners inaccessible to other passengers. Snowshoes and trekking poles will be provided.
Lasting from 1 to 3 hours in duration, you may cover some challenging terrain although there are usually options available for shorter walks too, which are accessible to all passengers. Hikers will need to bring their own walking boots.
Extended shore landings accompanied by photographic experts provide the opportunity to really immerse yourself in shooting the subjects of your choice. With more time available, you can settle down and wait for the perfect combination of light, wildlife and backdrop to get that one in a million image. These longer sessions will be catered for with tea and coffee, snacks, and a full emergency shelter kit to ensure safety and comfort aren’t overlooked.
Note: please see the prices and departures pages for details which of these options are available on each voyage - prices vary from ship to ship. Please be aware that spaces are very limited and early booking is essential. All adventure activities are subject to weather conditions.