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Antarctica Basecamp Adventures

Active Antarctica cruises: kayaking, camping, photography, hiking & more

If you’re looking for the ultimate cruise in Antarctica then look no further than any of our Basecamp Antarctic Peninsula trips. These specific trips have a range of adventurous activities already included in the price. Whether you're keen to go on an Antarctica kayaking adventure, want to go camping on ice, do a wildlife photography workshop, go rock climbing, hiking, snowshoeing or even scuba diving, there are lots of options to choose from. 

Your vessel will become your floating basecamp allowing you to explore a pocket of the Antarctic peninsula on numerous shore excursions. 

The option to camp out on the ice is a popular experience that will create memories to last a lifetime, and we utilise the ship's fleet of zodiacs to explore the rich diversity of wildlife that flourishes in the sheltered bays, steep glaciers and clustered iceberg castles that characterise the shoreline.

Camping, Kayaking, Mountaineering, Photography, Hiking and Snowshoeing are all free of charge on these voyages.

 
 

Leaders in responsible travel

The Polar regions are pristine natural environments. Preserving them for future generations is not just important, but essential. We are an associate member of The International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators.

Exploratory voyages, not cruises

We use vessels that carry no more than 198 passengers, giving us access to areas that are unavailable to the larger cruise ships. We focus on spending time ashore to enjoy the spontaneity of wildlife encounters, hearing from experts in research stations and observing sculptured ice formations from our zodiacs. No two trips are the same.

Widest choice of Antarctic cruises

We have a diverse selection of voyages and departures to choose from. Don't want to travel the Drake Passage in both directions? Take one of our voyages that fly to King George Island. Sit amongst a million king penguins on South Georgia or sail south to the Antarctic Circle.

Expert guides, lecturers and crew

Our staff are the best in the business - passionate individuals who have dedicated decades to polar exploration and tourism. From our Russian captains and crew to our expert naturalists and lecturers, their combined knowledge will truly enhance your polar experience.

Real interaction with the polar regions

With us you can fully savour the spectacular landscapes of the Polar regions by getting active. Cross South Georgia on foot, camp out on the ice for a night or try your hand at a range of activities including kayaking, diving or snow shoeing on one of our base camp voyages.


World Expeditions is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. It was a commitment formed when the company was established, and today, in the face of a multitude of threats to global environments and cultures, our commitment is stronger than ever. Over several decades we have honed our responsible travel philosophy and are continually assessing and improving initiatives that are practiced in the field to ensure that we are mitigating our impact to the smallest possible footprint. View our award winning The Thoughtful Traveller booklet here.


Our vessels are specifically designed with expedition cruising in mind. Cabins range from quadruple berths right through to spacious suites, accommodating all budgets and tastes. Most cabins have private bathrooms, however some share a bathroom between a small number of other cabins. Public areas include dining quarters, lecture theatres, a bar and a library and some of our ships also have spas and gymnasiums aboard.




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Currency

Payment of incidental expenses aboard most ships can be paid for with US dollars cash or with Visa and Mastercards.

Electricity

We recommend taking a universal adapter.

Visas

Whilst visa's are not required to visit Antarctica many passport holders may require visa's for countries they transit en-route to the voyage. Please check with your reservations consultant or travel agent to determine if visa's are required for your journey.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

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