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Polar Travel FAQs

On all sailing polar expeditions, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take a Zodiac out for sightseeing should the weather permit. There are also optional activities like kayaking, snowshoeing, camping, hot air balloon rides, and the iconic polar plunge. 

While onboard, participate in a variety of seminars from photography lessons to learning about the region’s unique flora and fauna. You’ll have Insider Experts at your fingertips from glaciologists, marine biologists and naturalists!

Every expedition is different, so if you have any questions, call us!

Visiting these regions is strongly related to the weather throughout the year, and you’ll experience the magic of the destinations regardless of the time.

Antarctica

For Antarctica, sailings generally occur between December and March, after the seas have settled slightly and the ice has melted enough. December to January is your best bet for camping on the peninsula and wildlife comes out to play in the lengthy sunlight hours. From February to March, wildlife is thriving and everything that’s going to thaw out is on display – sunsets are spectacular and whales are usually very active.

Worried you’ll freeze? In January (the warmest month) temperatures can reach up to 41 – 59 degrees Fahrenheit, often with 24 hours of sunlight. But don’t forget to pack those layers for spontaneous ‘nights’  out on the deck!

Arctic

The Arctic landscape varies drastically throughout the year. From October to March, it’s essentially unnavigable due to ice. But, from April to September the passages reopen to those thrilled to explore the remote regions. For wildlife lovers, June and July are a sweet-spot. Polar bears are more active and whale pods surface under the midnight sun. July to mid-August are also great for wildlife viewing since many begin their migration pattern. During this time the Tundra goes into full bloom and you may even see reindeer! As the season comes to a close in September, the Northern Lights come out to play as birds make their way south.

Of course it’s chilly in the Arctic, but with averages from 33-54 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months, with a few layers, there’s nothing to worry about!

There’s no shame in double or triple checking your packing list – in fact, for a trip to the Polar regions we recommend it! Be thorough, but thoughtful – what will keep you warmer – the thermal gloves, or the adorable mittens your mom got you?

We know planning is in your nature, so here’s a basic outline to get you started. Remember, if you think you may need it – pack it, there’s not going to be a Target in Antarctica.

  • Layers on layers – Be sure to bring plenty of thermals and shirts/ pants you can layer, but easily remove or put back on. This includes socks, wool socks are best (could even throw in some HotHands) though be sure to bring regular ones to wander around the cozy boat in.
  • Gloves – We recommend bringing two pairs, and if you have waterproof – even better for those spontaneous snowball fights!
  • Waterproof jacket and pants – Nothing worse than a whale breaching and soaking you with freezing water. Some expeditions do include a jacket and other more serious gear like boots, but be sure to ask an Adventure Specialist just in case.
  • Snug hat – The wind can get pretty vicious at times, and we don’t want anyone to lose a special hat, so pack one that’s insulated and fits well.
  • Moisturizer and sunscreen – The Polar regions are considered deserts which essentially wicks the moisture out of you, so stay hydrated and lather on the lotion. Also, 24-hour sun means 24-hour potential to get burned, so pack your sunscreen!

Our fleet is specifically made for this kind of expedition travel and include plenty of creature comforts. There are a variety of cabins on the ships, but you’ll spend most of your time meeting friends in the common areas!

Each expedition includes a delicious three course meal daily, with 24-hour tea and coffee to warm you up after heading out on a Zodiac!

The boats become your home away from home and many include comforts such as a library, gym, observation lounges, bar, hot tubs and even a sauna.

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