Emperor Penguin Voyages

An Epic Antarctic Experience

Journey through early season ice and be one of the very few to visit the remote Snow Hill or Bellingshausen Sea Emperor Penguin colonies on these epic wildlife journeys. Booking early is essential as there are very few of these voyages and they tend to fill up early.

Emperor Penguins of the Bellingshausen Sea

Dates: October 29 - November 13, 2022

November 12 - 27, 2022

Ship: Le Commandant Charcot

16 Days, From $23,526

Beyond Peter I Island and Charcot Island, this exceptional cruise will take you into the heart of the Bellingshausen Sea: covered by ice floe most of the time, is hard to reach and practically unexplored. But the reward lives up to the challenge: Emperor Penguins, a unique species endemic to the Antarctic and almost never observed live here. This animal, elegant and majestic, is the promise of emotional encounters. In this season, as winter gradually gives way to the austral spring, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the world's largest penguins wandering the ice floes on the horizon, or emancipated juveniles learning to swim as the southern summer approaches.

Emperor Penguin Quest: Snow Hill

Dates: November 12 – 25 and November 24 – December 7, 2023

Ship: Ultramarine

14 Days, From $28,990

This is one of the most exclusive wildlife viewing experiences on the planet. We invite you to embrace the thrill of the search as we once again set out to visit to the emperor penguins at Snow Hill Island. Experience a true polar quest as we journey on our new ship, Ultramarine, which is equipped with two twin-engine helicopters that will fly guests to the vicinity of this rarely-visited rookery, whereupon they will walk across the thick sea ice to stand within metres of the most coveted penguin species on the planet. Anticipate scenes reminiscent of “March of the Penguins” and BBC’s “Frozen Planet.” Just imagine the penguins tobogganing across the ice towards the sea. Such wildlife moments are too precious for words!

Emperor Penguins of the Weddell Sea

Dates: November 3-17 and November 16-29, 2023

Ship: Le Commandant Charcot

14 Days, From $23,790

Travel on the most luxurious and modern icebreaker in the world south into the Weddell Sea for the the rarest wildlife and an endless ice desert. The Weddell Sea promises you intense emotions during a voyage of exploration aboard Le Commandant Charcot, your cocoon of comfort after a day of exploration. Visit the Snow Hill Emperor Colony on this ultimate quest with the promise of all-new, unforgettable encounters.

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