UP CLOSE IN ANTARCTICA WITH A ZODIACAntarctica
To gain the best access to the enormous icebergs, imposing glaciers and vast penguin colonies of Antarctica, nothing compares to the flexibility of the smaller Zodiac® inflatable boats.
In small groups ably supported by PONANT's knowledgeable team of naturalist guides, travellers can experience the vast Antarctic beauty as close as possible by heading out in the rigid inflatable boats known in the industry as Zodiacs®. The guide will cut the engines as you cruise past resting seals and stop a while so you can take a magnificent photograph.
The Zodiacs® also allow guests to walk on the southernmost continent, where you're likely to encounter penguins. While you’re there, the naturalists will explain not only how you should behave around these curious creatures but also tell you a little about how penguin society functions.
Antarctica and its islands are teeming with photo opportunities, including the chance to snap wildlife like albatrosses, penguins, seals and whales. Get snapping!
- Spend time on shore enjoying spectacular scenery and wildlife encounters
- You’ll never appreciate the magnificence and bulk of an iceberg till you’re sitting right beside it
- Think about those amazing photos for your Instagram
- You’ll need to properly rug up. It might be summer, but this is Antarctica
Zodiacs® are part of all expeditions to Antarctica. There are several departures between January 2021 and January 2022, with prices starting at US$9300 per person based on double occupancy.
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