Antarctica FAQ

We have answered the most common Antarctica FAQ below. However, if you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 1-888-268-9753 or email us at [email protected].

When is the best time to travel to Antarctica?

Antarctica is only accessible by tourists from November to March, when the pack ice has broken up, and the 20 hours of sunlight per day brings warmer temperatures.

What are the best places to visit in Antarctica?

The best places to visit in Antarctica are South Georgia Island, the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands, the South Shetland Islands, and the Weddell Sea.

What are the passport/visa requirements for American and other citizens traveling to Antarctica?

Since all tours to Antarctica originate in other countries (Chile or Argentina), travelers will need to adhere to the passport/visa requirements of the country of departure and/or disembarkation.

What vaccinations are required for travel to Antarctica?

Since all tours to Antarctica originate in other countries (Chile or Argentina), travelers will need to adhere to the vaccination requirements of the country of departure and/or disembarkation.

What activities are available during the cruises that you offer?

Depending upon the ship, in addition to wildlife viewing and hiking, the following activities may be available: camping, SCUBA diving, sea kayaking, mountaineering, photo workshop, and snowshoeing.

Antarctica Travel Guide

Antarctica Tours & Cruises / Antarctica Weather / Antarctica Blog Posts

Antarctica Cruise Ships

Fram / Le Boreal / Ocean Nova / Ortelius / Plancius / Ushuaia

Top Antarctica Wildlife

Adélie Penguin / Chinstrap Penguin / Emperor Penguin / Gentoo Penguin / Macaroni Penguin / Crabeater Seal / Elephant Seal / Fur Seal / Leopard Seal / Ross Seal / Weddell Seal

FAQ for Other Countries

Argentina FAQ / Chile FAQ

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