For the ultimate trip away with dad, consider a trip to Antarctica. We’re seeing more and more dads (and mums!) travelling with their children to experience the magic of the seventh continent together. So to get you inspired for an expedition to Antarctica with your dad, we’ve listed some of the things he’ll love about a trip to this final frontier.

Get outside

How many times did your dad tell you to go outside and play when you were younger? Well, it’s time to return the sentiment and take him on an unforgettable outdoor adventure! Whether he’s enjoying a Zodiac cruise, walking up to a spectacular vantage point or checking out a nearby penguin rookery, it’s bound to be a holiday filled with fresh air and exercise, like he’s always wanted!

“What do you call a group of killer whales playing instruments? An orca-stra”

Wildlife Experiences

Your dad will feel like he’s in a David Attenborough documentary on board a small ship expedition to Antarctica and South Georgia. From landing ashore with thousands of king penguins, spotting a breaching humpback whale or witnessing the ferocity of the leopard seal, it’s guaranteed to be a trip like no other!

“How does a penguin build its house? Igloos it together”

Polar history

There’s plenty of history in Antarctica to keep your dad interested, from the exploits of great explorers such as Shackleton, through to the Weddell Sea’s fossil-rich islands that hold clues to life from millions of years ago. Our onboard historians and palaeontologists can help bring Antarctica’s past to life.

“What vegetable was forbidden on the ships of Antarctic explorers? Leeks!”

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Activity opportunities

If your dad prefers an active holiday, then a trip to Antarctica would be right up his alley. Our voyages can include a range of added activities including kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, snowshoeing and more! Plus, you can enjoy a family camping trip again when you sleep out on the ice on selected expeditions.

“Why do scuba divers fall backwards into the water? Because if they fell forwards they’d still be in the boat”

Crowd-free holiday

In one of the wildest and most remote places on the planet, your dad will be able to get the peace and quiet he’s always wanted. And there’s no risk of feeling crowded onboard either, with only 54 passengers onboard the Polar Pioneer. However, he may come back with new friends and riding the thrill of one of the most exciting trips ever.

“What did the ocean say to the shore? Nothing, it just waved”

If you’d like to experience the ultimate adventure with your dad, speak with one of our Expedition Experts.


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