Back

Whale watching in Antarctica

Whales Antarctica

See a great variety of whales breaching beside icebergs in spectacular Antarctic surroundings.

Throughout the Antarctic summer, the freezing seas at the planet's southernmost reaches reverberate with whale song. This undisturbed environment is an important habitat for several species of whale, which typically come here to feed before migrating north to breed and give birth in warmer climes.

Among the whales found here are the gargantuan blue whale, measuring 30m in length, and the humpback, minke whale, sperm whale and southern right whale. Though technically a member of the dolphin family, orcas are a particularly striking sight and are also commonly found in Antarctic waters.

Watching from a zodiac or the deck of your ship, you may witness a mighty tail slapping the ocean or powerful jets of water erupting from blowholes. It's an especially humbling experience to see one of these marine behemoths throw itself heavenward as though in celebration, before crashing down on the surface of the sea with thundering force.

Antarctica
Weddell Sea
Antarctic Circle
Antarctic Peninsula
Far Side and the Ross Sea
South Georgia
South Shetland Islands

Holidays Whale watching in Antarctica

From expertly designed Private Journeys to trail-blazing Group Tours, browse our range of carefully crafted holidays.

ANTARCTICA XXI ©

Private Journeys

Antarctica

Antarctic Peninsula: Fly and cruise

11 days from £14,510pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

ANT_BoatFromNekoHarbourBeach_KeithTurner_freewithcredit

Private Journeys

Antarctica

Signature Antarctica: Highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula

14 days from £8,250pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Papagaio

Your edit for Latin American inspiration

Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.

View Extraordinary Inspiration
Bartolome, Galápagos

Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Paul Winrow Giffin
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert

    Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.

  • Hannah
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Chris
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Kathryn
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

0 1 2 3 4 5