Antarctic Explorer 2019 (ANP126) – Incl Kayaking & Photography

Kayaking, Photography

This is an exclusive trip with a maximum of 10 guests

Ever thought about exploring the landscape and it’s natural wonders? Antarctica is the most remote destination on the planet. Abundant wildlife, massive icebergs the size of cities, spectacular untouched mountain ranges. whales glide by in search of food, penguins huddle together in the thousands and seals play in the nutrient rich southern ocean. It is a photographers paradise.

In March 2019 we are running a kayaking and photography trip to Antarctica. Spend 11 days in Antarctica, the last remaining wilderness on the planet. The workshops are designed for all levels and if you are feeling brave you can get on the water in a kayak for a different perspective.

These Fly/Sail itineraries feature the best of Antarctica and allow for more exploration, with only one crossing of the Drake Passage. Get up close with iridescent icebergs, vast colonies of Adelie and gentoo penguins, as well as islands that are alive with leopard seals busy with courtship, bustling penguins and maybe feeding whales!

  • Exploring the landscape surrounded by Icebergs and an abundance of wildlife
  • Photography workshops with award-winning wildlife photographer Scott Portelli



Dates: 10 March to 20 March 2019 (ANP126)

Duration: 11 Days | Fly/Sail

Start: Punta Arenas, Chile (flight to King George Island)

Finish: Ushuaia, Argentina

Ship: Polar Pioneer

Activities: Sea Kayaking (From US $1050pp)

Included: Accommodation during the voyage, All meals & snacks, Daily cabin service, Photography workshops with award-winning photographer Scott Portelli, All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises, Port taxes and charges, All entry fees to historic landings sites, Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team, Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services, An Aurora Expeditions’ multi-purpose waterproof jacket (to keep), Comprehensive pre-departure information, Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking), Free gumboot hire during the voyage, 1 nights’ accommodation in Punta Arenas pre-voyage on Day 1, Transfer from hotel to Punta Arenas airport on Day 2, Flight from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica on Day 2, Port and landing fees and charges

Deck 3 Triple, shared facilities US $9,700
Deck 3 Twin, shared facilities US $11,400
Deck 4, 5 Twin, private facilities US $13,100

Sea Kayaking (From US $1050pp)

To register your interest to join us in Antarctica for this once in a lifetime experience, click here.

Pre-departure information for this tour, click here

Antarctica poster for tour - penguins, seals, albatross and icebergs

Download Forms

Client Booking Form
Personal Details Form – Divers
Personal Details Form – Snorkelers
Pre-departure information Snorkeling
Pre-departure information ScubaDiving


Expedition Highlights

  • Fly/Sail Itinerary: more time to explore!
  • Spectacular icebergs in the Weddell Sea
  • Gorgeous long summer days on the peninsula
  • Some of the region’s largest penguin colonies
  • Historic huts, scientific research stations and volcanic landscapes
  • Polar diving & snorkeling options (surcharge applies)
  • Zodiac cruise in search of feeding whales



Day 1 & 2 – Punta Arenas to King George Island

Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your downtown hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure before a group briefing about tomorrow’s flight. The next day we transfer to Punta Arenas airport for our charter flight to King George Island. Please remember that we are flying to in very remote areas and flight schedules are dependent on weather, both in Punta Arenas & King George Island.

Days 3 to 8 – Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula’s western flanks offer long days and relatively ice-free waters. We visit historic huts and Zodiac cruise through narrow straits and majestic icebergs, and if we’re lucky, whale watch from the bow of the ship. A few landing points we hope to visit include Half Moon Bay, Lemaire Channel, Hydrurga Rocks and more. Expeditions onboard the Polar Pioneer will also venture into Weddell Sea if weather and ice conditions permit. We hope to visit the large Adelie and gentoo penguin colonies of Brown Bluff or Paulet Island, and fossil-rich Seymour Island. We may hike to spectacular vantage points on Beak or Devil Islands; large tabular icebergs and volcanic scenery create long lasting memories. Wherever we go, wildlife, Heroic Age relics and haunting landscapes await.

Days 9 to 10 – Drake Passage

Relax and reminisce as we cross the Drake Passage, bound for South America. Our expedition team recap all the incredible things we’ve witnessed, or perhaps you’ll find a quiet moment place to review the hundreds of photos taken.

Day 11 – Ushuaia

We slip up the Beagle Channel and pull into Ushuaia, where you’ll say goodbye to new friends and begin any onward travel.


Please note that all of our itineraries are at the mercy of weather conditions and not all landings are guaranteed. Our itineraries are flexible and will change voyage to voyage, allowing the best chance to make the most of surprising wildlife displays and unexpected opportunities.

crabeater seal in Antarctica by wildlife photographer Scott Portelli

Download Forms

Client Booking Form
Personal Details Form – Divers
Personal Details Form – Snorkelers
Pre-departure information Snorkeling
Pre-departure information Scuba Diving