LAND OF VAST BEAUTY
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Antarctica, the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole, is scarcely touched by humans. This frozen land boasts breathtaking scenery, broken by only a handful of scientific bases and a “permanent” population of scientists numbering only a few thousand. Visitors to Antarctica generally must brave rough sea crossings aboard ice-strengthened vessels, but those who do are rewarded with amazing scenery and tremendous and unique wildlife.
Antarctica is the largest wilderness area on earth. Our trusted outfitter is a member of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). IAATO is a member organization that advocates and promotes the practice of safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic. By travelling with an IAATO Member operator you are contributing to the continued protection of Antarctica. After your expedition you will be an ambassador to this last great wilderness.
There’s simply nothing as exciting as doing something for the first time. Remember back to when you saw the ocean for the first time or ran your first mile or travelled someplace new – it was probably exhilarating, scary, and absolutely worth it. Fear is often what...read more
Antarctica is considered the last great wilderness on Earth. Untouched by civilization and steeped in stark, chilling beauty, visitors are bound to experience a place unlike any other. The voyage to Antarctica is considered a rite of passage, especially...read more
Home to the densest population of brown bears in the world and lush rain forests, Admiralty Island is the definition of true undisturbed wilderness. Known as Kootznoowoo (“fortress of the bear”) by the people of the Tlingit tribe, the island is home to...read more
How often do you get to meet a sea Captain in the desert? This week we had the opportunity to sit down with Captain Jens Köthen of the expedition yacht Hanse Explorer to talk about his favorite destination in the world: Antarctica. For the past ten years, Captain Jens...read more
Like most people, when I used to hear the word “cruise” I was flooded with images of huge ships overflowing with thousands of people. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon the world of expedition cruising that I had a total paradigm shift. I was living on the Big Island of...read more
This past September I had the opportunity of visiting Southeast Alaska and embarking on an 8 day Expedition Cruise from Juneau to Ketchikan through the Inside Passage. Although the entire trip was an incredible adventure, my favorite moments were when we set out in...read more