An adventure not for the faint hearted. Voyage to Antarctica with On The Go Tours
The Earth's most barren continent. Wild and windswept. Cold and captivating. Antarctica is unlike any other destination. Home to wonderful wildlife and incredible icebergs. Perfect for the adventurous traveller.
A voyage to Antarctica will take you to the end of the world. It's a journey through the turbulent Drake Passage. It's spotting seals and penguins on the South Shetland Islands. And it's landing on the Antarctic Peninsula.
Our Antarctic cruises are guided by expert naturalists and expedition staff. Leaving you to enjoy the wonders of the continent.
Antarctica Expedition Cruises
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On board the Ushuaia you'll enjoy comfortable accommodation in a choice of cabins, a spacious open-air deck to spot sea birds and marine life, an open-bridge policy where you can learn about navigation from the officers, and a schedule of lectures from a team of expert naturalists. We endeavour to make two shore landings per day, allowing you to set foot on the continent itself, get up close and personal with the local wildlife and to visit at least one of the scientific stations to gain insight into the research being done here.
Recommended places to visit in Antarctica
There are a number of routes from Ushuaia in the south of Argentina to Antarctica, with different itineraries taking in different islands and points of interest. Here's our pick of some of the best places to see when visiting this frozen frontier.
Stretching towards South America from the Antarctic continent, this peninsula of land is where expeditions to Antarctica make the majority of their landings. Characterised by ice-covered mountains, floating ice shelves and incredible glaciers, the Antarctic Peninsula offers a fantastic introduction to the seventh continent with a surprising variety of polar wildlife to see and scenery to enjoy.
South Shetland Islands
Lying north of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, this group of ice-covered islands is one of the region's most popular places thanks to the permanently manned research bases and the populations of penguins and seals that inhabit the rocky coastlines. These islands are an excellent place to get to grips with the scientific work that's carried out in Antarctica and enjoy abundant wildlife spotting opportunities.
This hotly contested archipelago off the coast of Patagonia is a popular addition to Antarctic voyages due to the rugged landscapes, excellent wildlife populations and vast open spaces. The two principal islands of West and East Falkland are home to penguins, seals and albatrosses with a human population of just 3,000 or so. Off the coast lie dozens more islands to explore with nature reserves, working farms and dramatic scenery.
South Georgia Island
Part of the remote South Sandwich Islands that lie northeast from the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia Island is often described as "the Alps in the mid-ocean" thanks to the picturesque landscapes of craggy mountains, glaciers and surprisingly green vegetation. Visited by Sir Ernest Shackleton and a vital part of the early whaling industry, South Georgia is steeped in Antarctic history and with large numbers of seals and penguins breeding on the island in summer, it's also a nature lover's dream.