Antarctica is the 5th largest and the southernmost continent on earth. Visiting the continent of antarctica is once in a lifetime opportunity for the nature lover. Although, being so isolated and frozen all the year round, there are several tour operators that conduct tour in this region. Almost all tours are operated by professional tour guides on the expedition vessels as it can plow the tough ice and easily maneuvor through the bay areas.
Here are the lists of some of the tour operators which conduct guided tours for Antarctica:
Atlas Cruises and Tours
Atlas Cruises and Tours were founded in the year 1992. It offers 5 professionally guided Antarctica tours and it includes 20-day Antarctic Quest Tour to the Antarctica Peninsula, South Georgia and Falkland Island. In this you will explore the icebergs, glaciers, king penguins and the whaling operation at Grytviken. And the 11-day Classic Antarctica tour will take you to explore the Antarctica Peninsula and Shetland Islands. Here you will visit the research stations, penguin habitats and also enjoy close-up views of the Southern Right Whales.
Adventure Life has won the “National Geographic Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” award in the year 2009. It offers 21 cruises all over Antarctica. The 11-day Antarctic Explorer takes you on Discovering the Peninsula Tour on a 122-passenger expedition vessel on to the 13-day Antarctic Circle Voyage on an 89-passenger expedition vessel.
Polar Cruises are in the business for more than 18 years now. It offers 11-day Classic Antarctica Tour which is conducted on the expedition ship Ushuaia. It will lead you to the Antarctica Peninsula where you will see penguins, sea birds, whales, and also visit the research stations and huts. And the 20-day Shackleton Odyssey Tour on the adventure ship Polar Pioneer that will take you to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
Journey to Antarctica
Journey to Antarctica cruise, takes you on the state-of-the-art National Geographic Explorer to the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands and waterways. 14 days tour will take you to view the magnificent mountains, icebergs, and the dramatic Antarctic landscape. You can walk on the shore line in the middle of thousands of penguins.