ANNOUNCEMENT: Registrations for our incredible ‘Antarctica Peninsula – Crossing the Antarctic Circle’ group tour are now open, with exclusive pricing and discounts only available for NOMADasaurus readers! Venture where less than 0.001% of the human population will ever go – crossing the legendary 66º southern latitude!
Discover the breathtaking beauty of Earth’s final frontier, Antarctica, on a truly unique, luxury small group tour adventure.
Delve into the untouched realm of ice and snow, where colossal ice formations create an awe-inspiring panorama. Surround yourself with majestic wildlife thriving in their natural habitat, and immerse yourself in a serene, captivating environment that few humans will ever see.
Ignite your curiosity and tick off the planet’s most sensational bucket list destination on our brand new Antarctic Peninsula – Crossing the Antarctic Circle itinerary!
The NOMADasaurus Tour Company specialises in taking small groups of intrepid travellers to unique locations. Whether it’s the peaks of Kyrgyzstan, the glaciers of South Georgia or the steppe of Mongolia, the people that travel with us have one thing in common – A desire to experience the world in ways few ever will.
Our newest and most exciting adventure promises to do just that.
After the tremendous success of our first group tour to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica, we are thrilled to share our latest offering – the NOMADasaurus PhotoVenture Tour South of the Antarctic Circle!
Venture where less than 0.001% of the human population will ever go – crossing the legendary 66º southern latitude!
This once-in-a-lifetime journey will take a small group of select travellers to one of the of the most intriguing, captivating and remote locations on earth. A land where untouched landscapes take your breath away and immense wildlife populations surround you on every landing.
This expedition is for those who truly wish to get off the beaten path and travel to a place that was once only accessible to history’s most intrepid explorers.
Our 14-day tour of the Antarctic Peninsula will take you deep into the Southern Ocean to step foot on the least-visited continent on the planet, come face to face with thousands of penguins, have close encounters with humpback whales and gaze into a polar vastness that will leave you breathless.
As an added bonus, the ship we will be sailing on has not one but two Airbus H145 helicopters onboard and all of our guests will be offered a magnificent opportunity to see Antarctica from the air on an included scenic flight!
Why join this tour?
- Have an exclusive opportunity to see Antarctica from the air in a helicopter
- Travel during peak whale season for mind blowing humpback whale encounters
- Cross the elusive Antarctic Circle and join the 0.001% of the population that will ever make it here
- Travel onboard a brand new, luxury ice-strengthened expedition ship with less than 200 total passengers
- Travel safely with the world’s best polar tour operator
- Start and finish in Buenos Aires, making use of an exclusive charter flight to avoid potentially complicated airline transfers to Ushuaia
- Travel in a small group (20 people) within the ship with exclusive workshops from professional photographers, and instantly become part of a family
- NOMADasaurus tour guests receive the mandatory transfer package (valued at USD$1,000) completely free, and will also be given a complimentary USD$250 onboard ship credit to be used in the bar or at the polar boutique
- We’ve negotiated the absolute best price in the entire industry for this voyage – even better than travel agents or booking direct!
This unique adventure is longer than the classic Antarctic Peninsula itinerary, offering a full 7 days on the continent with the goal to navigate our luxury, ice-strengthened expedition ship south beneath the Antarctic Circle.
This particular journey is only offered by a handful of operators at very specific times of the year, and we have partnered with the world’s top polar expedition company to bring 20 guests on this extraordinary adventure at a very special price.
We’ll start our adventure together in Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina, before jumping on an exclusive charter flight to Ushuaia at the bottom tip of the South American continent.
From there we’ll board our brand new, luxury ice-strengthened expedition ship, the MV Ultramarine complete with the two helicopters onboard and set sail towards the Antarctic Peninsula.
After two days we will wake up in the snowy realm of the White Continent, a land that mesmerises and humbles all who are fortunate enough to see it with their own eyes.
For the next 7 days we will sail south along the Antarctic Peninsula, navigating between spectacular channels and around glaciated islands with the aim to cross the Antarctic Circle at 66º latitude.
Our ship holds less than 200 passengers, falling within IAATO’s strict passenger number guidelines. This means no guest needs to remain on the ship during excursions and maximises the amount of time spent out exploring.
The NOMADasaurus Tour Group will also have their own zodiacs to get into shallow coves, carefully approach penguin rookeries, hopefully enjoy some whale encounters and to dock on the continent and islands.
Each day will be different, and the activities will vary from visiting an active scientific research station to hiking up snowy hills for sprawling views.
We have purposely chosen March to depart on this tour as being later in the season is peak viewing time for humpback whales, who are busy feeding at the end of the summer before starting their migrations north. It is not uncommon to see pods of a dozen or more at any one time, and having been on the Peninsula at this time of year we can confirm that the experience of seeing such huge numbers of these majestic and athletic whales in Antarctica is something that nobody ever forgets.
March is also a unique time where most of the sea ice has melted, providing a (hopefully) clear passage to the Antarctic Circle. Being right before the onset of winter also means that snow is starting to fall again, blanketing the continent in a fresh layer of powder that covers up evidence of previous voyages and leaves the entire place looking pristine.
This late in the season also means the midnight sun phenomena is over, which results in long, vibrant and colourful sunrises and sunsets. For photographers and landscape lovers, this along with fresh snow is as beautiful as you can get.
Throughout the entire tour you will be accompanied by Alesha Bradford and Jarryd Salem, the co-founders of the NOMADasaurus Tour Company. As world-renowned professional travel photographers and journalists, they will be on hand at all times to conduct photography workshops, provide one-on-one guidance and look after the group.
An adventure of this magnitude requires an knowledgable team to operate it, and we are proud to share we have exclusively partnered with Quark Expeditions, the world’s leading polar tour operator, to manage all logistics.
Their 30 years of experience running award-winning tours to the polar regions ensures this expedition can be run safely and to the highest standard possible. The expedition leaders will carefully monitor conditions and structure the itinerary on a day-by-day basis to maximise safety and guest satisfaction. The ship’s captain and crew will navigate us around the seas with expert precision. The expedition team will supervise all excursions, landings, activities and operations. Finally, the chefs and waitstaff will ensure we are well-fed every day with nutritious and delicious meals.
This is an adventure for those who want more out of life. To have an experience that will stay with them forever, that will grant them a deeper appreciation of this fragile and beautiful planet we live on.
This is the greatest travel journey you will ever have. Come join us for it.
- 2025 Tour Dates: March 1st – March 14th, 2025
- Duration: 14 Days
- Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Finish: Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Maximum Group Size: 20 people (10 cabins)
- Fitness Level: Low
2025 Crossing the Antarctic Circle Photography Tour Itinerary
Our photography tour of the Antarctic Peninsula – Crossing the Antarctic Circle departs in March 2025.
Here are some of the incredible things we will see and do over the 14 days:
Some of the penguins we may encounter are:
- Gentoo penguins
- Rockhopper penguins
- Adelie penguins
- Chinstrap penguins
- Macaroni penguins
Some of the whales we may encounter are:
- Humpback whales
- Minke whales
- Southern right whales
- Blue whales
Some of the seals we may encounter are:
- Elephant seals
- Fur seals
- Leopard seals
- Crab-eater seals
- Weddel seals
Some of the sea birds we may encounter are:
Leave the ship and cruise around inlets, coves and harbours onboard polar-designed zodiacs. These offer up-close (and safe) encounters with wildlife, glaciers and icebergs.
Our guests will be treated to a sensational scenic flight over the Antarctic Peninsula on one of two Airbus H145 helicopters.
Enjoy daily presentations held by the world-class expedition team, including scientists, naturalists, biologists, historians, adventurers and other special guests.
Get off the ship and step foot on the Antarctic continent. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to go for short hikes to see penguin colonies or capture sweeping views.
We’re thrilled to share with you the complete itinerary for the NOMADasaurus Antarctic Circle adventure and photography tour!
March 1st – Buenos Aires, Argentina
After arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s vibrant and bustling capital, you will have free time to enjoy the city before meeting our group at our expedition hotel for the night.
At 6pm there will be a briefing with the team at Quark Expeditions to go over all the information regarding our exciting journey to the polar region. Following the briefing you are free to join us in one of Buenos Aires’ restaurants for dinner, and perhaps enjoy a glass of Malbec or two.
Your accommodation in a local 3-star hotel is included tonight. Meals are not part of the itinerary.
Meals Included: None
March 2nd – Fly to Ushuaia and Embarkation
Once we’ve had an early breakfast in our hotel, we will be transferred to the airport to board our special charter flight to Ushuaia just for Quark Expeditions’ guests. Upon arrival we will have a few hours to walk around Ushuaia and enjoy its quirky atmosphere, then will meet back up at the pre-designated time to be transferred to the port and our awaiting ship.
Check in will commence and you’ll be directed to your cabin onboard MV Ultramarine. Take some time to unpack your things, then the mandatory safety briefing and emergency evacuation procedure will take place. As we depart Ushuaia gather outside to wave goodbye to the South American continent before enjoying the first dinner of our trip.
Meals Included: B, D
March 3rd and 4th – At Sea
We will spend the next two days sailing across the Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica.
There will be a number of fantastic presentations and educational seminars conducted by the expedition team throughout the days, and we will have our own private group meeting where we will go over photography tips and tricks to help you capture incredible shots from our first destination.
Meals Included: B, L, D
March 5th, 6th and 7th – South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
You will never forget your first sighting of the Antarctic Peninsula. The snowy, jagged peaks rising above the horizon as we make our initial approach will take your breath away.
For the next three days we will sail south along the planet’s least-visited continent, making our way towards the Antarctic Circle. The exact itinerary cannot be determined until we arrive, as the expedition leader and ship captain will analyse the ice and weather conditions to ensure absolute safety. But expect the days to be filled with zodiac cruises amongst towering icebergs and ancient glaciers, shore landings to visit scientific research stations, hiking for sweeping views over the sprawling terrain and plenty of opportunities for wildlife watching.
When we’re not on excursions we’ll be enjoying delicious food and admiring the views from the panoramic decks of the Ultramarine.
The beauty of a travelling to Antarctica is that no two trips are ever the same. Conditions are always changing, wildlife is always moving and nobody can ever predict what we may encounter.
Each evening we will watch the sunset over the Antarctic Peninsula, losing count of the number of icebergs and glaciers we pass as our ship traverses from bay to bay.
Meals Included: B, L, D
March 8th and 9th – Crossing the Antarctic Circle
Less than 0.005% of the world’s population will ever visit Antarctica, and only 1% of those people will cross the Antarctic Circle. If conditions allow, you will now be in one of the most exclusive clubs on the planet.
The expedition leader and ship captain will be constantly monitoring sea and weather conditions with the hope of navigating beneath of 66º33′ S. This is a moment for celebration and tears, and we’ll toast to this remarkable achievement.
We will also attempt a series of excursions to get off the ship too, and being this far south will bring the possibility of encountering mesmerising sea ice.
Meals Included: B, L, D
March 10th and 11th – Northbound Along the Peninsula
Our Antarctic adventures aren’t over yet. The Ultramarine will start making its way north to enjoy a few more zodiac and shore excursions. We will keep an eye out for pods of humpback whales and orcas, hoping to cruise alongside them for special encounters.
The last few days on the continent will be jam-packed, and there may be a few more opportunities for shore landings.
For those feeling extremely brave, don’t miss the polar plunge!
Meals Included: B, L, D
March 12th and 13th – At Sea
We will wave goodbye to the Antarctic Peninsula and start the 2-day journey back to South America.
Now isn’t the time to rest though. We will have presentations from our onboard expedition team and biologists, photo editing workshops and of course a bunch of fun and games together.
On the final night at sea we’ll have the captain’s dinner and dance party to properly celebrate our tremendous adventure.
Meals Included: B, L, D
March 14th – Disembark, Tierra del Fuego and Fly Back to Buenos Aires
We will wake up back at port in Ushuaia and say goodbye to our floating home, the Ultramarine. Check out proceedings will take about an hour and after breakfast we disembark.
There will be a few hours before our charter flight back to Buenos Aires, and an included bus tour of the beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park in Patagonia is available to any guests who wish to check out the park.
We will then head back to Ushuaia to jump on our flight back to Buenos Aires. Our schedule has us landing at EZE Airport around 5pm, and from here we will say our last goodbyes to our group, which have now become family.
From EZE you can take your return flight back home, or extend your South America adventures. We ask that for anybody flying out this day to book their flight as late as possible in case flight delays slow down our arrival into Buenos Aires.
The journey may be over, but the memories will never fade. You have stepped foot in a world that few ever will. You are now a global ambassador for protecting our planet, and you will forever be blessed that you had the opportunity to visit this sacred place.
Meals Included: B
- World-class, highly experienced expedition leaders, ship crew, stewards and chefs to manage the entire expedition
- The Mandatory Transfer Package for flights and accommodation, valued at USD$1,000, is free for NOMADasaurus tour guests
- Pre-departure accommodation in Buenos Aires (3-star hotel twin share)
- Return charter flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
- Your selected ship cabin throughout entire expedition
- One helicopter scenic flight over the Antarctic Peninsula (weather conditions permitting)
- All meals mentioned in the itinerary. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style on the ship. Dinner is a-la carte
- Water, coffee, tea and soft drink throughout the entire journey
- Selected beer and wine with dinner
- All shore excursions and activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Formal and informal onboard presentations
- Airport transfers on day 2 and day 14 of the trip
- Ship transfers on day 2
- Waterproof, insulated boots to wear throughout the journey
- An insulated, waterproof parka for you to keep
- Professional photography workshops and guidance
- Two dedicated trip leaders, Jarryd Salem and Alesha Bradford, the co-founders of NOMADasaurus Tour Company
- All necessary permits for landings in Antarctica
- Emergency Evacuation Insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
What’s Not Included
- International or domestic airfares to and from Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Travel insurance (mandatory to join our tour). Please ensure your insurance company covers cruising, baggage, cancellation, medical, interruption and COVID-related issues
- Passport and any visas required
- Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
- Additional accommodation before or after the tour
- Transfers outside the included times
- Meals in Buenos Aires before trip departure
- Alcoholic beverages outside of dinner time
- Optional activities such as sea kayaking and paddling
- Insulated, waterproof pants (mandatory)
- Voluntary tips for Quark Expeditions team and ship crew
This entire expedition is an adventure, but in true NOMADasaurus fashion there is also the opportunity to add some additional adventure activities if you’d like (for an additional fee).
The expedition team will work with the experienced military-trained helicopter pilots to find a safe landing site in a distant part of the Peninsula that no ship can reach.
The helicopters will then drop you off and return to the ship, leaving you and your small group with time to simply sit and relax in awe of the magnificent Antarctic scenery.
Jump in a sea kayak and explore Antarctica from the water! For anybody that loves kayaking or just wants to do something different, having the opportunity to see whales, seals, penguins and icebergs from a kayak is truly hard to beat.
Signing up for this adventure option means you’ll be given as many chances as possible to go kayaking. You don’t have to go out every single time if you don’t want to, but most guests who sign up for this activity make the most of it.
This activity is strictly limited in numbers and you must have experience with kayaking, so get in quick.
For those who want to try kayaking in Antarctica one time rather than committing for the entire voyage, this adventure option is for you.
These sturdy, inflatable 2-person kayaks are perfect for beginners and the experienced kayak guides will choose the best conditions to take passengers out. By signing up for this option you will go kayaking one time.
Stand Up Paddleboarding
Only two companies in the polar regions offer this activity, meaning stand up paddleboarding in Antarctica is an experience that almost nobody has ever done. So why not become a pioneer?
This is a one-time offering in calm bays or harbours with strictly limited numbers.
Our Ship – MV Ultramarine
We will be travelling on Quark’s newest 1A+, PC6 ice-strengthened luxury polar expedition ship, the MV Ultramarine.
The Ultramarine has been specifically designed by Quark Expeditions to be the ultimate polar exploration ship, with unparalleled viewing decks, incredibly spacious, modern and comfortable cabins, top-of-the-line safety and navigation technology, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment throughout and one of the fastest zodiac launch systems in the industry.
With 140 crew and a maximum of 199 passengers, this ship passes under IAATO’s strict 200-pax cap for limiting the number of people who can visit the Peninsula at any one time. This means nobody needs to stay on the ship during excursion times, maximising the amount of time you get to spend actually exploring Antarctica.
We believe an adventure to the polar regions should be undertaken in a style that matches the intrigue of the destination, while maintaining the strictest environmental protocols to protect the places we visit.
- Staff and Crew: 140
- Passengers: 199 (maximum)
- Length: 128m
- Cruising Speed: 16 knots
- Lifeboats: 4 (fully enclosed)
- Helicopters: 2x Airbus H145
- Zodiacs: 20
- Ice Class: 1A+, PC6
- Engines: 4x diesel-electric engines, 12,000 horsepower
For a full ship tour, check out our video about the Ultramarine below:
The ship brings high-end luxury into a small expedition vessel, meaning you can access the most incredible parts of Antarctica in absolute comfort.
- Private ensuite bathrooms for all our cabins
- Spa, sauna and steam room
- Two lounge areas
- Separate bar and dining areas
- Award-winning dining in the Balena restaurant
- Ambassador theatre for presentations and briefings
- Two purpose-built ‘Ready Rooms’ next to the zodiac launch area
- Observation decks
- Open bridge
- Polar Boutique gift shop
- Fully equipped medical clinic
Frequently Asked Questions
What is your COVID-19 policy?
We understand that we are living in unprecedented times, and planning a holiday has a high level of uncertainty due to the global pandemic.
The NOMADasaurus Tour Company and Quark Expeditions take the current pandemic seriously, and as such we have industry-leading COVID-19 policies in place to protect our guests.
Cancellation, postponement and refund policies are standard should this expedition be cancelled due to COVID-19, whether it is restrictions on ship travel or due to us being unable to travel to Argentina or Antarctica.
Currently negative COVID-19 tests are not required prior to departure, and all guests must be fully vaccinated. This is current policy, and may change by March 2025.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update all guests as things change.
Do I need a visa to visit Antarctica or Argentina?
No, you do not need a visa to visit Antarctica. You do however require special permits, which our team will take care of on your behalf.
Depending on your nationality, you may require a visa to travel to Argentina. Please consult your local Argentinian embassy to see if you need one.
Please make sure you have a valid passport at time of departure with at least 6 months before expiry.
I get sea sick. Will this be an issue?
The seas are unpredictable and can be rough. We strongly recommend you see your GP to get strong seasickness medication before arriving in Buenos Aires if you suffer from this. The onboard doctor will also be able to hand out seasickness tablets if required, and further measures are possible should they deem it necessary.
Why don’t you fly over the Drake Passage instead?
While some companies offer the opportunity to fly to King George Island in Antarctica and skip the Drake Passage, we personally don’t recommend it for a number of reasons.
As tempting as it sounds, the weather on King George Island is extremely unpredictable and can change in an instant. There are also no instrument landing systems, requiring pilots to do a riskier visual approach. That means if the weather, wind and visibility are not absolutely perfect the plane will not leave Punta Arenas, or if they are mid-flight when conditions worsen, the pilot will abort the landing and fly back to South America.
What does this mean for passengers? If a flight cannot land on King George Island you lose a day on your Antarctic itinerary. If this happens three days in a row, the company is forced to completely cancel the trip as it will then affect the next scheduled departure.
We want to maximise the amount of time in Antarctica, which is why we opt to sail the Drake Passage. It isn’t always rough (the ‘Drake Lake’ is as common as the ‘Drake Shake’), the ship is designed to handle all sea conditions and there is plenty to do onboard to spend the days.
Plus you’ll get the bragging rights for sailing the Drake!
Will there be a doctor onboard?
All Quark Expeditions journeys have a fully licensed medical practitioner onboard, and there is a fully-stocked medical clinic in case of emergency.
Are the itinerary and locations guaranteed?
While every effort will be made to stick to our itinerary, the safety and wellbeing of our guests is the highest priority. Due to the remoteness and wild climate of the polar regions, conditions can change extremely quickly. If the expedition leaders or ship captain believe a particular place is unsafe to visit due to rough seas, ice coverage, etc, they will make an executive decision to either delay a landing or change direction to a more suitable location.
Alternatively, if we were scheduled to visit a particular place but we come across an exceptional situation, such as a large pod of whales or orcas hunting, we may opt to cancel the next landing and drop the zodiacs in the water to appreciate this wonderful moment.
Visiting Antarctica and crossing the Antarctic Circle is an adventure to the most isolated location on the planet, and we encourage all guests to keep this in mind when booking their trip.
What is the food like onboard?
In a word? Delectable!
Quark Expeditions pride themselves on providing fresh, healthy, varied and delicious meals throughout the entire journey. The experienced chefs onboard can cater to any dietary requirement, including vegetarian/vegan, allergies, etc.
Breakfasts and lunches are buffet style. Dinner is a la carte.
What will the weather be like?
Unpredictable, but not likely to be extreme.
Travelling in March is the end of the summer season, so temperatures will be starting to drop. Still, the mercury will likely be above zero during the day, but may drop into the negatives at night or once we cross the Antarctic Circle.
The weather can turn quite quickly though, and it is not uncommon to experience four seasons in one day – from beautiful sunny weather one hour to rough winds and snow the next.
If for any reason the weather or sea conditions is deemed to dangerous to safely execute zodiac cruises or shore landings, the expedition leader will come up with alternative arrangements.
On average expect temperatures to be around -5ºC with possible snow, wind and rain.
Guests will receive a full packing list in order to prepare what to bring.
Where do I eat, sleep and go to the bathroom?
In order to protect the fragile environments of Antarctica, Quark Expeditions have a steadfast rule that no food or beverages (excluding water) are to be consumed off the ship. For that reason we will return to the Ultramarine between all excursions to enjoy meals and snacks.
Each night you will sleep onboard in your warm, comfortable cabin with private facilities.
During excursions if you need to go to the bathroom for any reason, the expedition team will take you back to the ship so you can do your business. This can take quite a lot of time, so we recommend going to the bathroom before each excursion. Expect each excursion to be between one and three hours.
I’m travelling on my own. Can I bunk with somebody else, or is there a single supplement?
Because most of the cabins are twin-berth, solo travellers will be encouraged to bunk with one of the other guests. If you are travelling on your own and are happy to share a cabin with somebody of the same gender, then you can simply book one place and we will seek out another solo traveller to stay in the other bed.
This option is only available in the ‘Standard’ suites, such as Explorer and Balcony. Solo guests are unable to share in the Deluxe Balcony sorry.
The exception to this is the Solo Panorama Suite, which is a single-berth cabin that you can enjoy all to yourself.
Additionally the Explorer Triple Cabins are available for single travellers to book as well if they don’t mind sharing.
If you would prefer your own larger cabin as a single supplement this is available, but please keep in mind that this requires you to pay an extra 1.7x for the entire cabin due to limited capacity.
What is life like on the ship?
Extremely comfortable and enjoyable. The ship has lots of space to relax, socialise, have a drink or even read a book in the library. When in calm seas we will be able to go outside for fresh air, wander around the edge of the ship and admire the views from the enormous Panorama Deck.
There is also an open-bridge policy, meaning you are free to visit the bridge to see the captain and officers at work as they navigate us throughout the Southern Ocean.
There are presentations scheduled throughout the voyage in the Ambassador Theatre when we’re not on excursions, and these are also live-streamed to the large TV in your room if you’d prefer to watch these from the comfort of your couch or bed.
Will there be WiFi or phone service?
Wifi is available onboard for an additional cost. Keep in mind though that it is quite expensive and slow. If you are able to, we personally recommend you take a digital detox during the expedition to completely immerse yourself in this incredible destination.
There is free data connections available with enough bandwidth for basic text communication, such as WhatsApp and iMessage but you cannot make phone calls or send/receive images.
Ourselves, the expedition team, tour leaders and ship crew will have satellite communication channels throughout the journey.
I would like to arrive early/stay longer in Buenos Aires. Is this ok?
Absolutely! In fact we encourage you to extend your stay for as long as possible. There are a lot of phenomenal places to visit in Argentina and elsewhere in South America.
If you need any help with ideas or bookings for additional adventures we’re happy to help out. We have personally spent over a year exploring South America and know many places very well.
Airport and hotel transfers outside of the itinerary will need to be self-covered.
What’s involved with the photography aspect of the tour?
All NOMADasaurus Adventure Tours are led by professional photographers and tour guides who will run dedicated photography workshops, provide guidance in the field and assist with equipment and settings.
The two leaders of this tour are Jarryd Salem, an award-winning photographer and official Sony Digital Imaging Advocate, and Alesha Bradford, who has worked with some of the biggest camera companies in the world and had her images published by National Geographic, BBC, Greenpeace and more. They will be on hand at all times to help you capture the best images possible from your time in Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
Can I bring a drone?
Sorry, you cannot bring your drone on this tour. IAATO laws stipulate that drones are strictly forbidden in Antarctica without a permit. These permits are only provided to the ship’s logistics coordinator and are never given to passengers.
I’m not a photographer. Can I still join the tour?
Absolutely! All photography workshops are completely optional, and you do not need to be passionate about photography to enjoy this tour. If you would like to simply bring your smart phone to document your trip, that is perfectly fine.
In fact on our last Antarctica tour about half the guests weren’t interested in the photography aspect of the tour (although most did end up joining in on the photography talks out of curiosity), and there’s plenty to keep us occupied when not taking photos.
Can I charge my electronics?
Yes, all cabins have 220v power outlets in them to keep your electronics charged. There are also power outlets in the Panorama Lounge.
What kind of fitness level is required to join this tour?
While this isn’t a strenuous tour, you will be required to walk up and down stairs in sometimes slippery conditions, climb into and out of zodiacs, and walk on snow and rocks. While the expedition team is always on hand to help, we recommend you have at least a basic level of fitness and mobility to properly enjoy this tour.
If you have any serious conditions or injuries that you feel may impact your ability to join this tour, please get in touch with us before registering.
Is there an age limit for this tour?
A minimum age of 8 years old applies for this tour, and there is no upper age limit. Children under the age of 18 however must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Antarctica Adventure Tour – Crossing the Antarctic Circle – Starting from USD$15,697.58 p/p
(Maximum 20 Guests)
- On the registration form you will be asked to select which cabin you would like to stay in. $15,697.58 per person is the lowest price available for a twin-share Explorer Suite cabin, with prices going up from there depending on your selection and payment options.
- We have two payment options – A special discounted price for guests who would like to pay the 25% deposit when signing up, and an additional 10% discount for guess who would like to pay the full price within 30 days of registration.
- A non-refundable* deposit of 25% is required to secure your position on this tour, due within 48 hours of registration.
- Total balance is due at least 120 days prior to departure date for those.
- A payment plan is available.
These are the prices for the cabins on our March 2025 Antarctica tour.
Click here to see the ship cabins.
All prices are per person and in USD.
|Explorer Triple||Explorer Suite||Balcony Suite||Deluxe Balcony Suite||Solo Panorama|
|Explorer Triple||Explorer Suite||Balcony Suite||Deluxe Balcony Suite||Solo Panorama|
As places are limited we will be sending out payment details in order of when the registration forms have been received. The earlier you complete the form, the sooner we will send you the payment information.
To make the payment we will connect you directly with our special polar advisors at Quark Expeditions to organise all booking details.
Once you receive the payment information you will have 48 hours to pay the deposit before we forward details to the next person in line. For this reason we recommend only completing the registration details once you’re ready to pay the deposit. Thanks very much for your understanding.
If you would like to join our March 2025 Antarctic Circle tour click the link to the application form, or you can click on the button below.
If for any reason you need to cancel your position on this tour you will forfeit your deposit.
We strongly recommend you purchase comprehensive travel insurance with cancellation policies to cover unforeseen circumstances.
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