Whale Watching in Antarctica



Whales Likely to Be Seen on an Antarctic Cruise

The Southern Ocean is one of the most biologically rich bodies of water in the world. Constantly stirred up by wind and currents, a steady supply of nutrients contributes to prolific blooms of microscopic plankton, which become so thick in summer they can be seen from space. The plankton is food for prodigious swarms of Antarctic krill (small, shrimp-like creatures), which can reach densities of 30,000 individuals per cubic meter. These, in turn, are hunted by a diversity of marine mammals, including some of the largest predators on Earth.

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When to Visit Antarctica

The Best Time To Take A Trip To Antarctica

Antarctica is a dream adventure travel destination, but much of the continent’s appeal lies in the time you visit and what you want to see. If you've never been to Antarctica, it might be hard to imagine the continent experiencing seasons, but it does, and each new season brings different highlights.

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Top 10 Scientific Discoveries in Antarctica


Here's still a lot of things we don't know about Antarctica. The last discovered and least explored continent of Antarctica holds many mysteries, but the things early explorers and modern-day scientists have discovered are quite amazing.

From alien-finding bacteria to animals tapping into the Earth's magnetic field,  here are 10 of the top scientific discoveries in Antarctica.

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Seasoned Expedition Leaders Share Why They Love Antarctica


Every trip, every destination, and every adventure has a "Why" and for every traveler, that "Why" is different. Antarctica and the islands of the Southern Ocean are no exception.


Even for those who've been to the Antarctic many times, their "Why's" are always shifting. With every new expedition comes a unique experience full of new sights, sounds, and feelings.

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6 Reasons to Tack Buenos Aires onto your Antarctic Expedition Cruise

Antarctica often feels so removed from the rest of the world; it is easy to forget that getting there requires going through some other fabulous destinations, too.

Polar expedition cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands typically embark in one area of Argentina, and sometimes disembark in another, providing the perfect opportunity to include some Argentine sights at the beginning or end of your voyage.

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A Front line View of the Falklands and South Georgia

St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia © Charles and Mary Love October 21 – November 7, 2017

“The stark polar lands grip the hearts of men who have lived on them in a manner hardly understood by people who’ve never got beyond the pale of civilization.”

—Explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton

After two days at sea from Puerto Madryn, Argentina, we make a morning landing to observe birds near a small settlement on Carcass Island in the Falklands. The number of species in the Falklands (over 200) is impressive. These islands, we’re told, have more striated caracaras, slender-beaked prions and pale-mantled sooty albatrosses than anywhere else in the world.

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