Camping in AntarcticaCamping has become the most popular optional activity. The vessels will provide sleeping bags, mats and a number of tents, but if you have your own camping gear you may like to bring it with you. This activity is complimentary to all Ice Trackers.
Sea KayakingKayaking is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Led by experienced guides and paddling in small groups will allow you easy and intimate access to remote areas along the coastline.
Hiking in the Polar RegionsImages of snow, ice, mountains and glaciers dominate our ideas of what we will experience on a voyage to Antarctica. On every voyage, we will plan to offer hikes for the more active traveler.
Active Voyaging and WellnessAfter a strenuous hike ashore, or perhaps a hard paddle you may like to take advantage of the onboard spa and hot stone massage.
Photography in the Polar RegionsWe are often asked questions about the best photography techniques and equipment to take on our expeditions. Here are the most frequently asked questions with our answers.
Ski TouringThe early Antarctic season offers a fabulous opportunity for those looking to ski up to the most breath-taking scenaries in the world. With our highly experienced certified guides you will be taken into the pristine wilderness of the White Continent which very few have access to.
Snow shoeingSnow-shoeing is the perfect ‘mean of transport’ over snow and ice. Our top notch guides will lead you across the snow pack where you will be able to experience the essence of polar explorers’ foray into the unknown. This activity is offered during the early season when snow and ice are accessible from our landing sites.
Whale watchingIn the Polar Regions the sun shines 24/7 allowing krill and other crustaceans to grow in abundance. Whales take full advantage of this feast before the “big freeze” forces them to head to the Tropics. Humpbacks float along our zodiacs, Orcas set the heart racing and the curious minke whales never fail to delight. And ‘don’t rule out seeing Blue whales or the less common beaked whales!
When we asked for a trip to the Galapagos, Ice Tracks rose to the occasion and provided a great itinerary which included the Rain Forests of Ecuador. It was a time to meet old friends from previous trips and experience a once in a life-time opportunity to remove the word theory from the concept of evolution.
We thank you both for putting so much work into our trip to South America (Patagonia, Atacama and the Amazon) - we had the most incredible time and are already recommending it to our friends. We loved being so independent and stopping whenever we wanted for lots of scenery/coffee breaks and this has been the perfect way to do it. Atacama Desert
was a superb experience, and would recommend the astronomique excursion - fascinating. And lastly the Amazon Cruise, lovely cabins and again exceptionally good guides - learnt a great deal and it was a brilliant experience.
The whole experience was awesome... from breathtaking walks on varying terrains and exhilarating encounters with Nature's amazing palette and deft sculptures to jaw dropping recounts from other adventurers privileged to have witnessed what I couldn't. Easily the best.
A very big thank you to the entire Ice Tracks team for organizing such an unbelievable trip. Right from request for Visa documents, travel information, tracking the flight arrangements, the pickups and drops to the expedition itself went like clockwork.
I recommend my travelling friends to Ice Tracks all the time - totally confident that their trip will be as superb as the one I have enjoyed. Each time I have returned with Epic Memories and knowing that it was a privilege to be a part of such expeditions.
Ice Tracks are an all-round excellent outfit - professional, passionate and personal. This Antarctic experience on this beautifully capable scientific vessel (or its sister ship) is the most authentic to be secured commercially in my experience of seven expeditions to the arctic regions.
We have reached the conclusion that there would not be a single thing to change or improve on if we did the same trip tomorrow.
Overall, we think the enthusiasm of your support teams, both on board and ashore, made each day truly exciting and for that reason look forward to our next trip with you.
As a keen photographer, I did not expect to see such a variety of wild life and landscapes and truly believe that I have taken some of my most important photographs to date which has made this trip very special indeed.
It is one thing to visit, observe and experience many of the most exotic and iconic places on our planet, it is quite another to do so accompanied by one or both of the co-founders of Ice Tracks. Caro and Angie have that rare quality of making every client feel a very special and valued member of the very close ice trackers family.
I would like to thank you so much for a fantastic voyage, I enjoyed every minute of it, even the rough seas! Antarctica is a very special place and I felt very privileged to be there. Ice Tracks made it all very easy for us by looking after every detail and ensuring everything went smoothly.