Kayaking Among Icebergs


Seeing Antarctica…from a penguin’s point of view

To experience Antarctica up close and personal, there’s really no better seat than the one in your own kayak, just inches above the water, navigating among icebergs and glacial ice dating back 30,000 years.

Gliding through an otherworldly landscape with a small team, led by our expert guides and occasionally joined by a family of playful penguins or seals, this is about as intimate and magical as it gets.

Changes for 23-24

For information on our new Kayaking programs beginning in Nov 2023

Here’s how it works:

Prior to your first kayaking adventure, our guides will do a thorough job of handing out and explaining all your gear, as well as the basic rules of operating an ocean kayak. Paddlers will be split into 2 groups, with each group paddling every other excursion.

We’ll try to get on the water as often as possible; but of course, that’s always subject to the will of Antarctica’s unpredictable weather and ice.

Typical excursions last anywhere from 1-3 hours.

Wonderful Kayaking Experience

They kayak guides provided a wonderful, safe and informative kayaking experience. Their soothing confidence helped me really relax and enjoy the ride.

Anna F.

Kayaking was Magical

The kayaking experience was magical. Being eye level with the whales and ice was truly breathtaking.

Lisa F.

The Details:

Anyone 16 or older, in reasonably good health and with even a small amount of paddling experience is welcome to join. We take a limited number of guests, and it is a popular option, so if you’re interested, we strongly recommend you sign up early.

We supply most everything

  • Kayaks (tandems and singles)
  • Paddles
  • Dry Suits
  • Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs)
  • Pogies (neoprene gloves)

Participants will need to bring proper personal clothing as noted in our supplied preparation notes. We will require return of a signed liability waiver and dry suit loan form no later than 90 days prior to departure. We will make every effort to paddle as often as possible, but weather, sea, ice, and other conditions may preclude this. The Expedition Leader and kayak guides are the ultimate authorities on this.