Expeditions - Activities (Activities)

For more information on our expeditions, including dates, number of days, itinerary, activities and what to bring, please click on the expedition names below.

Sea Kayaking

KayakingKayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Led by experienced guides, paddling in small groups allows us the opportunity to paddle between ice floes, brash ice and icebergs of all shapes and sizes as well as allowing easy and intimate access to beautiful coastlines in some of the world's most remote destinations. Read more.

Scuba Diving

DivingImagine exploring new dive sites, going where no one has gone before! We’ll see beautiful sea stars, sea spiders, nudibranchs, soft corals and possibly penguins, seals and whales. Diver numbers are limited to ensure the highest safety standards and an experienced dive guide will oversee our program. Read more.


ClimbingFrom easy ascents of snow peaks to more technical routes, a typical climb takes four to 10 hours. There’s always the chance we’ll make a first ascent. You’ll need to be moderately fit, and use crampons and an ice axe. Our highly fit, experienced climbers may try more technical routes. This really is a unique and exciting way to experience Antarctica. Read more.

Polar Snorkelling

Snorkelling in Antarctica This unique experience will allow passengers to see Antarctica in a completely new dimension, witnessing wildlife and scenery unlike any other place on earth. Through crystal clear waters adventurers will discover the amazing mobility and speed of penguins entering and exiting from the ice, marvel at the beauty of sculpted icebergs below the water and and also witness marine life such as crustaceans, isopods, starfish and nudibranchs.
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Alpine Crossing

TraverseShackleton’s epic has been retold countless times, but few have retraced his steps across South Georgia. On our season’s final voyage, we offer you the chance to do so – over three days, weather permitting. Experience in crevassed alpine terrain is essential. Read more.

Bird & Wildlife Watching

KayakingRemote, untamed regions offer unique opportunities to experience some of our planet's most extraordinary and rare bird and wildlife. Every one of our voyages offers you the chance to join our expert naturalists as we actively search, high and low, for some of the most unique wildlife around. Read more.


CampingCamping has become our most popular optional activity, with some of our passengers camping for the very first time in their lives in Antarctica! We provide all the equipment you need to experience - albeit it in a more comfortable and civilised fashion - the feelings of the early Antarctic explorers. There really is no better way to witness the stunning silence and array of colours of an Antarctic night sky. Camping is a free optional activity organised onboard our ship.

Featured voyages with camping option: Spirit of Antarctica Christmas in Antarctica New Year in Antarctica Weddell Sea Explorer


PhotographyAntarctica is a photographers dream. Whether it be sitting quietly in the middle of a penguin rookery, visiting quaint historic sites or enjoying the thrill of whale and leopard seal encounters amongst the icebergs, there are an overwhelming number of opportunities to snap to your heart’s content. Catering to both amateurs and the more serious photographer, our on board professional will pass on tips to get the most out of your equipment and the unique Antarctic conditions.

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