Antarctica offers a wealth of amazing activities as part of most tours. Wildlife-watching will bring you up close to whales, seals, seabirds and penguins. Shore visits via Zodiac let you explore habitats and craggy rock and ice formations. Photography is a top activity, as you take in the flora and fauna, plus magnificent icebergs and terrain. Study shipboard with lectures by Antarctica experts, and wildlife or adventure videos. On shore, explore historic huts and unique Antarctic museums.

Adventure activities include sea kayaking for experienced paddlers, scuba diving for advanced divers, or brief camping and mountain-climbing trips. Some tours offer flights to the interior and the chance to climb, ski, camp or trek.