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Polar Adventures

Cast adrift to cruise to the extremes of the earth and discover great white landscapes full of icy inlets and frozen coves. Experience the rush of setting foot on some of the world's most remote terrain, witness brilliant natural phenomena and come to terms with the sheer size and scale of our planet's polar regions with Imaginative Traveller.

Cruise in comfort

Journey to regions once reserved for groundbreaking adventurers from the comfort of your luxury polar expedition vessel with Imaginative Traveller. Take advantage of on-board wellness facilities, relax with a drink in spacious lounges and bar areas, and watch the world pass by from the observation deck.

Next-level wildlife viewing

Set off on a wildlife-viewing expedition in small, inflatable crafts and enjoy unequalled encounters with wildlife such as penguins, seals, walruses, Arctic foxes, petrels, albatross, cormorants, polar bears, and various species of whales.

Picture-perfect

The Polar Regions of the Arctic and Antarctica are among the most abundantly photogenic in the world, and every day presents brand new photo opportunities. Whether it’s penguins shuffling along pebbled beaches, a humpback whale fluke plunging into the water, or shimmering icebergs towering above the scene, you’ll come away with snaps to savour for a lifetime.

Expert Guides

Enjoy the guidance of an expert leader, full expedition crew, and onboard naturalists, and rest assured of a fascinating insight into these incredible destinations.

Responsible Travel

The world’s an amazing place and we want to do our bit to keep it that way. That’s why we choose to travel responsibly, giving back to the communities we visit and helping to create a sustainable world for our children.

 

Our Polar trips


TRIP CODE
IGQMDT

GROUP TOUR from £3820 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- This is our classic Antarctica cruise, perfect for first time explorers or seasoned adventurers. For the extended version of this trip (with an extra day on the Antarctic Peninsula) see trip code GQMDE or https://www.intrepidtravel.com/antarctica/discover-antarctica-11-days-122195
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IGQMWJ

GROUP TOUR from £3820 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- We stop for whales. If conditions allow, we’ll launch the Zodiacs to get a closer look at minke and humpback whales, as well as orcas, during peak season.
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IGQMXE

GROUP TOUR from £4700 for 10 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Journey through the historic Beagle Channel, looking out for rare birdlife from deck with the help of your expedition team
- Get up close to an incredible range of wildlife, such as minke, humpback and orca whales or gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins
- Few people ever get the opportunity to set foot on the Great White Continent, but you'll be one of them

TRIP CODE
IGQMDE

GROUP TOUR from £3995 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- This is the extended, 11-day version of our classic Antarctica cruise, perfect for first time explorers or seasoned adventurers. With an extra day on the Antarctic Peninsula, you will experience more of the Great White Continent. (For the classic 10-day version of this trip, see trip code GQMDT or https://www.intrepidtravel.com/antarctica/discover-antarctica-10-days-122184)
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IGQMAC

GROUP TOUR from £4585 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The festive season is one of the most active times for wildlife and there are plenty of opportunities to see penguins, seals and whales under the midnight sun with our expert polar team leading the way.
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IGQMNY

GROUP TOUR from £4585 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Toast to the New Year in the southernmost region in the world and enjoy the included onboard celebrations
- Freezing is great but freedom is better. Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
- Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.

TRIP CODE
IGQMAD

GROUP TOUR from £4550 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The wildlife is simply amazing in this extreme part of the planet. Scan the seas for seals; look out for minke, humpback and orca whales; spot rare birds on the Beagle Channel; and witness gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins on daily boat trips
- The terrain of Antarctica is like nowhere else on earth. Stepping across the plains, mountains and beaches of the white continent as icebergs calve dramatically into the ocean is an experience that’s hard to describe
- A polar plunge in Arctic waters could well be the most invigorating swims you will ever take. This is an ocean dip to write home about!

TRIP CODE
IGQMCC

GROUP TOUR from £9815 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Flying over the famous Drake Passage to King George Island is the fastest, most direct way to travel to Antarctica
- Get up close to an incredible range of wildlife, such as minke, humpback and orca whales or gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins
- Few people ever get the opportunity to set foot on the Great White Continent, but you'll be one of them

TRIP CODE
IGQMPA

GROUP TOUR from £4935 for 11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- The wildlife viewing opportunities are next-level in this extreme environment, and the abundance is astounding for such a remote and extreme environment. Scan the seas for seals; look out for minke, humpback and orca whales; spot rare birds on the Beagle Channel; and witness gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins
- Come for the beautiful animals, stay for the eye-popping landscapes. The mountains, plains and beaches are half the fun of exploring this unique white continent, and the sight of an iceberg calving into the sea is a moment you won’t forget
- A polar plunge in the sub-zero Antarctic waters is one invigorating experience. You’ve never a had a swim quite like this!

TRIP CODE
IGQMKO

GROUP TOUR from £4860 for 12 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Begin your adventure in the Patagonian outpost of Ushuaia, often referred to as the ‘city at the end of the world’
- Follow in the path of historic explorers, as you sail through the Beagle and Drake channels
- Observe abundant species of whales, seabirds and seals on regular Zodiac excursions in the South Shetland Islands

TRIP CODE
IGQMAX

GROUP TOUR from £6100 for 13 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Follow in the path of historic explorers as you cross the legendary Drake Passage. Weather permitting, squeeze through the photogenic Lemaire Channel between the mountains of Booth Island and the Antarctic continent
- Get up close to an incredible range of wildlife, such as minke, humpback and orca whales, gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, and albatross overhead. If you're lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of a leopard seal
- Few people ever get the opportunity to set foot on the Great White Continent or venture as deep into Antarctica as past the Antarctic Circle, but you'll be one of them

TRIP CODE
IBQMFJ

GROUP TOUR from £3900 for 14 days

HIGHLIGHTS

- Spot puffins on Fair Isle, the United Kingdom’s most remote inhabited island.
- Explore the maze of narrow laneways in Torshavn’s Old Town.
- Experience the mountainous beauty of Jan Mayen.
 
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