Area5.4 Million Square Miles
Season November to March
Annual VisitorsUnder 40,000
Altiude at South Pole9000 Feet Above Sea Level
Visitor Arrivals from South America98 Percent
Portion of Earth’s Fresh Water in Antarctic Ice90 Percent
Although the environment can be harsh, during the Austral Summer Antarctica teems with life. Between November and February, visitors can closely observe dolphins, whales, seals, and penguins.
The scenery here is breathtaking. Jagged vertical peaks, ancient ice floes, and colors ranging from black to green, to deep blue. In Antarctica, the golden hours are prolonged; dawn and dusk are often bathed in orange, red, and gold.
Crossing the Drake is a rite of passage—a tribute that adds to the sense of camaraderie and anticipation. It’s an adventure, and it heightens the sense of connection to the first explorers. Air-cruise options are available, allowing visitors to fly over the Drake, bypassing the nearly 50-hour journey by ship.
ANTARCTICA WILL ASTOUND YOU.
“Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It’s like going to the moon.”
ANTARCTICA IS LIFE CHANGING
“Thank you so much again for setting me up for a trip of a lifetime! It was life changing for me to experience a place so untouched and wild, seemingly out of this world. I want nothing more than to go back and share this journey with others.”