Antarctica is one of the most remote locations in the world. Fewer people have seen the spectacular sights and phenomenal wildlife of the southern continent than any other place on earth. You won’t find a place more epic, incredible, or downright overwhelming. And while you may just think of seeing it through binoculars on a cruise ship, that’s not all it has to offer. On a trip to Antarctica, you’ll have the opportunity for loads of exciting, not to be missed experiences.
Let’s have a look at just a few of the most amazing experiences you can have on the southernmost continent of the world:
No matter where you are, kayaking is a peaceful, fulfilling retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. But, when you go kayaking in Antarctica, you take it to the next level. IN cold water kayaks and kitted out with a dry suit, you’ll be able to explore remote coves and get up close and personal with some of the most amazing marine life on the planet. And, with eight species of whale commonly found in the waters of Antarctica, there’s a great chance you’ll be able to share the waters with the largest mammals on the planet.
2. Mount Vinson
One of the seven summits of the world, Mount Vinson is the tallest mountain in Antarctica. Rising to a phenomenal 4897 meters, this is not a trip for the faint of heart. In fact, fewer people have stood on the peaks of this mountain than any other mountain in the world. In terms of logistics, this is a more challenging climb than even Mount Everest. Be warned, this trip takes months of preparation and training. Plus, weather permitting, the journey will take a minimum of 14 days. For thrill seekers and nature lovers, this is an unforgettable bucket list experience.
3. The Drake Passage
If you want to combine indulgent luxury with a chance to view some of the most amazing natural sights on the planet, then an Antarctica cruise is the way to go. Sailing from the tip of South America to Antarctica is an experience not to be missed. Along the journey, you’ll go through an area is known as the Drake Passage, and it’s known for being one of the most dangerous stretches of sea on the planet. Large storms pass through regularly, and intense ocean currents flow through the channel. Not to worry, though. With modern ships and current weather monitoring techniques, the danger is a thing of the past. The beauty is timeless.
4. Plunge into the Polar Waters
How many people on the planet can say they have taken a dip in some of the coldest waters on the planet? Extreme destinations, extreme experiences. You can head right off the bow of the cruise ship to take a swim in these icy waters, or, for the extreme adventurer, you can head to Deception Island to take a swim in the caldera of an active volcano. This can’t be beat for bragging rights. Plus, unlike the explorers of a century past, you’ll be able to finish up with warm dry towels and a hot drink.
5. Camping Beneath the Stars
One of the most amazing opportunities you get with Antarctica travel is the chance to camp out on the icy plains and sleep under the polar sky. There’s nothing like the view of the stars on the southern continent. No light pollution, clear air, the night opens up to reveal the most spectacular scattering of stars that you will see in your life. And sunrise on the snowy continent is no slouch, either. This is a once in a lifetime experience for anyone who loves the outdoors.
Although this list is impressive in itself, it’s just a few of the amazing experiences available to you. If you’d like to know more, feel free to contact us. Rose Bay Travel is your travel solution for exploring some of the most amazing sights on the planet.