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?
Work with one Adventure Specialist to research, purchase & prepare for your trip to Antarctica.
We’re well traveled & savvy to the latest in Antarctica travel, including new Antarctic ships & trips.
Kayaking, camping… Our staff has experience doing it all & can match your activity interests.
Take advantage of early-booking deals, discounted flights & other perks. We’re here to help you save.
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.
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.
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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. The climate data listed above is for the Antarctic Peninsula, but keep reading to learn about more weather nuances by location, including South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.