Why Antarctica?

Antarctica has lured adventurers for over a century, calling to the daring and rewarding the valiant with spectacular views, wildlife interaction, and bragging rights to last a lifetime. This severe and rugged land is truly a frontier and remains one of most difficult places in the world to access. Ker & Downey can get you there by land, sea, or air, as you pursue on of the most exclusive experiences on the planet.

Seasonality & Pricing

December to January: High Season. In late December and throughout January, penguins chicks begin hatching.

Late March to October: Low Season. Passage to Antarctica is unavailable during these months.

November, February, early March: Shoulder season. In November, penguins are nesting in large numbers. In February, the hatched baby penguins can be seen running around playfully. Meanwhile, whale watching is at its prime in early March as the sea ice breaks up. The species you can see in Antarctica include orcas, blue whales, Southern right whales, sperm whales, and humpbacks. 


$2,000 - $3,000 per person per day | special rates apply during Christmas and New Year Holiday

Not Available

$1,500 - $2,000 per person per day.


  • The Antarctic season is short—spanning from late November to March, which is the summer in Antarctica.
  • Weather always influences Antarctic itineraries, especially those including a flight to or from Antarctica. Itineraries will all be contingent on safe and amenable weather conditions.
  • Penguin spotting is best in late November and December. Seven species make their homes and breeding nests on the continent and its surrounding islands.
  • Plan to spend at least three to four days in Chile and/or Argentina before and after your trips to allow for delays and complicated departure and flight schedules. We can assist should you want to explore more experiences in Argentina or Chile before and after the cruise. Ker & Downey recommends incorporating Antarctica into a flexible itinerary with a relaxed pace. 

The Ker & Downey

  • We work with a number of different vessels and properties and can help travelers decide what option works best for them.
  • We provide fly-in, fly-out, and/or cruise combinations depending on preference.
  • We take into consideration a number of factors, including budget, length of preferred journey, cabin/style of accommodation, activities of interest such as kayaking, snowshoeing, and camping, and destination dreams—whether it be just the Antarctic peninsula or South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
  • Ker & Downey has access to premium accommodations and private guides to replace pre- and post-tour options offered by the cruise or charter companies.

Explore the White Continent and feel the cool blast of adventure, knowing that your Ker & Downey team is on hand to manage the logistics and incidentals involved with true adventure. Walk among penguins and glaciers knowing that comfort and luxury await your return. Contact your Ker & Downey luxury travel consultant to plan your journey to Antarctica.