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Antarctica

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Join WILDFOOT Travel on a once in a lifetime Antarctica holiday cruise to explore the world’s last great wilderness. A land of extremes with unforgettable scenery that’s swarming with wildlife, the Antarctic is like nowhere else on earth. It truly is a breath-taking experience. 

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Considering a cruise to Antarctica? Watch our amazing Antarctica cruise video and take a look at what's in store on a cruise in this frozen wonderland.

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Discover all you can do and experience on the White Continent

Marine

Marine

The Antarctic is a haven for wildlife lovers; the seas of the polar region are simply bursting with a plethora of marine life that you won’t bear witness to anywhere else in the world. Whales, including the Humpback, Minke and Orca, share their world with other cetaceans and pinnipeds, either native or migrating throughout the seasons. The prime time for whale watching is January to mid-March, but these magnificent creatures can be spotted throughout this polar region between late October and March, so you have plenty of scope when it comes to booking your Antarctic holiday. If whale watching is the prime focus of your trip, you can be certain that you won’t be disappointed. The Drake Passage and the Lemaire Channel are where the whales are most likely to grace your presence.

For a more intimate experience, try cold water scuba diving for a unique, unforgettable encounter. You can find out more about Antarctica’s marine animals here.

Visit our whale watching page to learn more about this spectacular marine wildlife.

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Birds

Birds

There are 46 species of birds that are native to this region, many of which you will be able to spot on your Antarctica holiday. Storm-Petrels, Cormorants, Jaegers and Egrets are among the regular sightings, but penguins are the veritable highlight when it comes to birdlife. There are an astonishing 17 different species of penguin here, despite the fact that the Emperor and Adelie are the only real native birds from this polar region. If you’re passionate about spending more time with this noble creature, WILDFOOT Travel has itineraries available for penguin experiences, so speak to one of our experts for more information.

The best time of year to enjoy a birdwatching Antarctica holiday is during the mid-season, although the summer months in South Georgia are the time and place to see the glorious Albatrosses. If you’re keen to hone in on the nesting season, book your dates for the early season, but if you want to fulfill a dream of watching the native fledglings take their first flights, you are best to book for the latter half of the season. Find out more about the native birds here.

Your trip to the bottom of our wonderful world won’t disappoint. You can walk amongst thousands of nesting penguins and get up close and personal to nesting Albatross and other native birds. An expedition in this incredible part of our world is a birder’s haven.

The best time of year for birdwatching is earlier in the season, and the Falkland Islands and South Georgia are the perfect locations.

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Land based

Land based

For land-based experiences we have ‘Basecamp’ activities available from the ship. For more intrepid activities we have fly-in extreme skiing, snowshoeing, mountaineering, kayaking and camping. Speak to one of our experts or download our brochure for more information or visit our Antarctica land-based page on our website.

Our Antarctica holidays are especially popular with avid photographers, who are offered the opportunity to capture incredible scenery and diverse wildlife in its natural habitat.

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Luxury

Luxury

At Wildfoot Travel we offer Antarctica holiday options that provide all the luxury features you’d expect on a high end cruise without compromising the experience of the region that the more traditional expedition vessels can access. 

We’ve partnered with several established luxury cruise companies whose purpose-built expedition ships deliver 5-star onboard services alongside the experience of discovery and exploration that makes the region so attractive. Enjoy landings and wildlife encounters that are as authentic as they come, then head back to your ship and unwind with all the luxury creature comforts available on board. 

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Wildfoot Travel Experts

Michael Gardiner
Michael Gardiner
Antarctica Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Antarctica. Start planning your tailor - made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

Download Our Antarctica Brochure

Our Antarctica brochure contains a sample of some of our favourite Antarctica holiday itineraries, created with you, the customer, in mind. Carefully selected by our team of wildlife-travel specialists, our exciting programme of out-of-the-ordinary travel adventures combines the planet’s most sought-after wildlife experiences with the very best in transport, accommodation and expert guiding.

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About Antarctica

Antarctica and the other polar regions of South Georgia and the Falklands are an unspoilt part of the world, rich with wildlife, spectacular scenery and panoramic views that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. A bucket list trip for all keen explorers and adventurers, experiencing an Antarctica holiday and enjoying the very best of the polar region’s wildlife offers a remarkable experience that will stay in your memory. From towering icebergs to expansive snowscapes, and from whales to seals, birds and an endless parade of penguins acting out their daily routine, the place is teeming with wildlife. Getting up close to these magnificent creatures and sharing their space in this untouched world is captivating and humbling in equal measure; an intimate and affecting experience that many say is like no other. This polar region is by no means short of wildlife and you’ll be spotting mammals and birds from the moment you set sail. Our expedition cruises are available between late October and March. For the more adventurous client, and anyone who sees themselves as a thrill-seeker, we offer plenty of opportunities to indulge in a little adrenaline action. Whether it's extreme skiing or ice climbing you fancy, we have a team of experts who will always be on hand to share their knowledge and experience and put you through your paces. Scroll down to view WILDFOOT Travel’s latest deals or contact one of our expert travellers today for more information. Our team members pride themselves on their wealth of knowledge and experience of this magnificent region, and are more than happy to talk you through your options. If there’s a particular destination in this area that you would like to visit, whether it’s the mountainous Elephant Island or the intriguing Deception Island, contact us today. Deception Island is part of the South Shetland Islands, which has one of the most secure harbours in the area and an impressive caldera that was formed after a volcanic eruption. Your options really are vast! Our experienced team will recommend a bespoke itinerary to suit your Antarctica holiday requirements perfectly. Once you’ve booked we will organise all the logistics, so you can sit back, relax and look ahead to what is bound to be the holiday of a lifetime.

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