Adventure Associates


Polar Expeditions to the White Continent

In Antarctica, everything is extreme. It is the most remote and least-known continent on earth. You'll see icebergs larger than Luxembourg, spectacular mountains of rock 140 million years old and wildlife thriving in some of the most severe conditions on earth. Exploring here with Adventure Associates, you'll see why Antarctica holds a special place in our imagination. It's a transforming experience.

Exploring Firsthand

Since the early 1990's we have pioneered the use of icebreakers and ice-strengthened ships to carry travellers deep into the Antarctic in safety and comfort. Bringing together international specialists on everything from polar exploration to Antarctic birds and marine life, we provide the context and hands-on leadership you need to fully appreciate the Far South. Whether you're exploring a remote shore where no one may have walked before, sighting a whale from a Zodiac or watching your powerful ship plow through pack ice, you'll discover the Antarctic not as a passing vista, but as an immediate, vital, constantly changing environment - a place where the indescribable mystery of raw nature can still be experienced firsthand.

Choosing Your Adventure of a Lifetime

We offer three distinct ways to experience Antarctica. Choose the one that best suits your style and sense of adventure.

  1. Icebreaker Adventures. Join the select few who have experienced the far reaches of Antarctica aboard our renowned polar-class icebreaker Kapitan Khlebnikov. This is ultimate Antarctica. Your journey features helicopter excursions, carrying you to many of the continent's secluded wildlife and landscapes. Helicopters are only available on our icebreaker expeditions.
  2. Adventure Ships. Travelling with a small group of like-minded adventurers, our Adventure Ships can reach the hidden gems larger ships cannot. There are frequent Zodiac landings plus many adventure options, including polar camping, kayaking, and mountaineering. Ideal for active Travellers.
  3. Expedition Ships. Our Expedition Ships provide the complete Antarctic experience, offering both comfort and adventure. Zodiac landings, exceptional cuisine and service, plus in-depth education programs are also included.