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Visiting Antarctica
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Antarctica covers roughly 5 million square miles. This varies due to changing ice shelves, but the continent comes in at almost 98 percent solid ice. Here you can walk among penguins, kayak alongside icebergs or just sit and listen to the symphony of sounds this amazing landscape has to offer. Why book your trip with AdventureSmith Explorations?

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Personalized

Work with one Adventure Specialist to research, purchase & prepare for your trip to Antarctica.

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Knowledge

We’re well traveled & savvy to the latest in Antarctica travel, including new Antarctic ships & trips.

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Experience

Kayaking, camping… Our staff has experience doing it all & can match your activity interests.

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Value

Take advantage of early-booking deals, discounted flights & other perks. We’re here to help you save.

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Options to Fly the Drake

If you are sensitive to rough seas or short on time, consider flying the Drake on our selection of Antarctica air cruises. These unique expeditions replace the two-day Drake Passage crossing with a two- to three-hour flight, with round-trip or one-way options available.

ship bow with passengers in yellow jackets looking forward as they sail into Antarctica's Lemaire Channel

Luxury Trips to Antarctica

A trip to Antarctica is a true expedition, but that doesn’t mean you have to rough it. Luxury small ships such as Hebridean Sky, Sea Spirit and National Geographic Orion feature five-star suites, private balconies, fine dining and upscale service. Of course, they also explore up close with daily shore landings and excellent naturalist guides. 

“Walk among penguins, kayak alongside icebergs or just sit and listen to the symphony of sounds this amazing landscape has to offer.”

Climate

Trips to Antarctica

Temperature & Rainfall

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg High 36 34 32 33 28 29 24 22 25 29 32 34
Avg Low 33 28 26 24 22 19 15 16 17 22 25 29
Rainfall 2.1 2.3 2.7 2.8 2.5 1.8 1.6 1.8 2 2.6 1.9 1.5

Coldest, Windiest, Driest… Yet Surprisingly Comfortable

Antarctica weather is a lesson in extremes. Antarctica is the world’s coldest, windiest and driest continent. However, during the summer months when expedition cruising takes place (November-March) the winds abate considerably and the weather is surprisingly comfortable, averaging between 20 and 50 degrees F.

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