Kayaking in Antarctica

There are worse places to be than gliding silently at water level amongst the icebergs, seals, and penguins of Antarctica.
Kayaking in Antarctica at Petermann Island
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There are worse places to be than gliding silently at water level amongst the icebergs, seals, and penguins of Antarctica. Exploring narrow and shallow passages that not even the zodiacs can pass through. Weaving through the brash ice. Looking down through the crystal-clear water. Drifting quietly by a leopard seal lounging on a small iceberg. Craning your neck as precarious glacier cliffs tower above. Watching the playful penguins dart underneath the kayaks. Bracing yourself for a possible dunking as massive, curious elephant seals come up to nibble on the rudder. And if the breeze is in just the right direction and the ice carved just so, you might just be able to hear the icebergs sing.

Kayaking isn’t an option on every Antarctic cruise expedition, and it’s not going to be for everyone, but it is an wonderful and peaceful way to experience the stunning landscape and wildlife of the Antarctica Peninsula up close.

Kayaking in Antarctica at Petermann Island
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Kayaking Past Ice Cliffs in Antarctica
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Kayaking in Antarctica Amongst Ice and Beautiful Scenery
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Kayaking in Antarctica with Blue Icebergs
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Kayaking with Icebergs in Antarctica
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Kayaker Amongst the Icebergs in Antarctica
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Kayaking in Antarctica at Petermann Island
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com Petermann Island.
Calm Water Kayaking in Antarctica
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Kayaks on the Shore at Cuverville Island
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com Cuverville Island.
Tandem Kayak in Antarctica
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Kayaking in Antarctica
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Antarctic Kayaking Group
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Kayaking Next to Mountains in Antarctica
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Kayaking Through Brash Ice in Antarctica
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Kayaking in in Glassy Waters in Antarctica
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Kayaking Amongst Icebergs in Antarctica
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Kayaking at Cuverville Island in Antarctica
Photo © David Coleman / HaveCameraWillTravel.com Cuverville Island.

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Guidebooks for Antarctica

If you're looking for a guidebook to make the most of your visit, these are some of the most popular ones currently for Antarctica. Some are available in both paper and e-book formats.

Lonely Planet Antarctica 6 (Country Guide)
62 Reviews
Lonely Planet Antarctica 6 (Country Guide)
  • Averbuck, Alexis (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife (Bradt Travel Guide)
43 Reviews
Antarctica: A Guide to the Wildlife (Bradt Travel Guide)
  • Soper, Tony (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

Travel Insurance For Your Trip to Antarctica

I never travel without travel insurance, and I've run into several situations where I've had to make claims. I consider it essential.

But shopping for travel insurance can be a pain and confusing. Thankfully, there are some travel insurance comparison sites that show you a wide range of plans, make it easy to compare coverage, and can save you money at the same time. And the coverage can be much better tailored to your specific needs than the checkbox offering at travel booking sites or through your credit card.

These are some good places to shop for travel insurance for your next trip to Antarctica :

Hopefully, you won't need it, but if something goes wrong, you'll sure be glad you have it!

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