Explore the white continent, discovering unique wildlife and uninhabited landscapes
The mythical Antarctic Peninsula and the sub-Antarctic islands offer a unique setting to explore the only continent uninhabited by man. Despite extreme climatic conditions, these southern lands are home to a thriving and abundant life. The icy seas surrounding the white continent provide refuge for a variety of marine mammals attracted by the abundance of krill. To explore this icy, wild continent, numerous landings and expedition boat trips accompanied by expert naturalist guides will allow you to make extraordinary observations and photos throughout the year.
Penguins are not the only birds in Antarctica. The extreme climatic conditions have allowed only a handful of birds to adapt, but here each one is unique. From the deck of your expedition ship, in the company of your expert guide, we will spend a long time scanning the sea for prions, albatrosses, shearwaters, petrels, storm-petrels, as well as several species of cormorants, skuas, gulls and terns. During the landings and zodiac trips, you will need a keen eye to discern the Snowy Sheathbill, Snow Petrels or Adélie Penguins on the ground.
Although the cruises we offer are mainly focused on birdwatching, we will look at all the species present on land and in the water, while at the same time delving into the naturalist and historical themes that have marked the exploration of this continent. Antarctica is one of the best places on Earth to observe cetaceans. During the austral summer (October to March), a dozen species of whales migrate south to Antarctica to breed and feed. February and March are generally the best months to see blue whales, humpback whales, fin whales, minke whales, killer whales, southern right whales and sperm whales passing by the ship.
Itineraries may vary depending on the time of year and the ship, so please contact us for more information on these birding and photographic cruises.
Some photos from our previous trips to Antarctica