Antarctica Travel — Quest for the Antarctic Circle — More Info
Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to go?
The Antarctic season runs from late November through early March, with the best weather during December, January and February, which also coincides with breeding season for most penguin species. Of course weather in Antarctica can be unpredictable, but routes are flexible to maximize your time at the destination.
What will I will see?
Of the 17 species of penguin, 7 make their home in Antarctica. You'll likely encounter Chinstrap, Gentoo, Adélie, King, Macaroni and Rockhopper penguins during your cruise through the Antarctic Peninsula. In addition to penguins, you'll likely see several species of seals, sea lions, whales and sea birds.
How can I be sure this is the right trip for me?
Antarctica is the trip of a lifetime. Shore excursions are designed for anyone with reasonable mobility. Walks with small uphill sections are optional, but a reasonable level of fitness will guarantee greater enjoyment. For the more active, sea-kayaking is also available.