Kayaking in Antarctica

Experience Antarctica from the unique vantage point of a sea kayak. The majestic landscape, the icebergs, and the wildlife… everything looks different as you paddle quietly through the icy waters. A unique experience!

The Program

The sea kayaking program offered is a small-group experience limited to a maximum of 10 participants, under the guidance and leadership of an experienced Kayak Master.
Every day you are in Antarctica, your Kayak Master will work with the Expedition Team to look for the best kayaking opportunities within the trip’s schedule, based on suitable and safe weather conditions. The group will be supported by a dedicated safety Zodiac. Each kayaking excursion will be approximately one and a half hours in duration. At the end of the excursion, the Kayak Master will strive to offer the group some time at the landing site so you can explore.
To take part in the kayaking program you must have previous kayaking experience and must know how to swim. The minimum age for participation is 16 years.

The sea kayaking option is available on all air-cruises, except the Antarctica Express Air-Cruises. Payment of the participation fee is due at time of reservation. In the case of cancellation 120 days or more prior to departure, the supplier will refund 50 % of the participation fee. In the case of cancellation 119 days or less prior to departure, there will be no refund.

For complete details please review the “Sea Kayaking in Antarctica Terms and Conditions” document, which is available upon request.

Hiking and Snowshoeing in Antarctica

See more of the Antarctic landscape with our hiking and snowshoeing program. Excursion locations are selected for their scenic appeal and will provide unique vantage points for your photographs. Depending on the conditions of the terrain, some excursions may require the use of snowshoes and/or trekking poles, which are provided by the supplier.

The Program

The hiking and snowshoeing program offered by the supplier is a small-group experience led by a Hiking and Snowshoeing Guide.

Every day you are in Antarctica your Hiking and Snowshoeing Guide will work with the Expedition Leader to look for the best hiking or snowshoeing opportunities within the trip’s schedule, based on suitable and safe weather conditions. Each excursion will be approximately one and a half hours in duration. Participants can select the excursions they want to join, paying a per-excursion fee.

To take part in the hiking and snowshoeing program you do not need previous experience. However, your level of physical fitness should be good. Minimum age for participation is 12 years.

Hotel and Transfer Package

Should you wish to arrive in Punta Arenas a day earlier, or should you wish to spend an extra night there after you return from the White Continent, Antarctica21 offers you a convenient Hotel and Transfer package.

The package includes accommodation at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar and combines perfectly with your Antarctic air-cruise. With a single check-in you will ensure that the hotel room for your extra night in Punta Arenas is the same as that included in your air-cruise itinerary.

The package is available pre-expedition and post-expedition and includes:

  • Dedicated Group Airport Transfers
  • One Night Hotel Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Drink Voucher

Preferred Seating on the Antarctic Flight

For an extra level of comfort, you can purchase Preferred Seats on your Antarctic flight.

This option offers you a guaranteed aisle or window seat at the front of the aircraft, and a guaranteed empty middle seat. It also offers you priority boarding in Punta Arenas and an amenities kit. Please note that due to the nature of the operation in Antarctica, priority boarding is not available on the return flight.

Capacity is limited to rows 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the aircraft.

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