Icebird in the Antarctic Peninsula

Icebird in the Antarctic Peninsula




12th February – 12th March 2023

Cost: £15000

Expedition Summary

Join Expedition Paddler and the crew of Expedition sailing yacht Icebird in Ushuaia, Argentina for a 29 day paddling trip to the Antarctic Peninsula.


This expedition will fill up fast. You can secure your place by using our online booking system at the bottom of the page.

“Guiding people in this environment is unique. I’m always looking for that wow factor, that expectation that around the corner is something that is going to blow people’s mind. It’s an amazing honour and pleasure to be able to experience that as a guide.” – Jeff Allen



This is your chance for an ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME – to not only see and experience the dazzling landscapes and incredible wildlife of Antarctica… but to Sea Kayak it as well. As one of only 6 guests on a comfortable expedition yacht we have the freedom and flexibility to tailor make Adventure! While sea kayaking amongst ice and penguins you’ll be immersed in the grandeur of a natural environment like no other place on earth.

This is not an Adventure for just anyone. Only real Adventurers need apply! Participants must be competent paddlers, have a reasonable level of fitness and be comfortable moving around a yacht at sea. Also team members must be equipped with an ‘expedition mentality’. This is no package cruise! Team members are invited to help in sailing the yacht, take a watch at sea and generally muck in with chores around the yacht from anchoring to domestic duties. Everyone is a team member. In return you will have the satisfaction of Rounding the Horn on our way back to Ushuaia and knowing that you have really earned it! If you haven’t sailed before you’ll be given instruction and come back a seasoned sailor and Antarctic Paddler!

We will also be sea kayaking to many of the destinations and overnight snow camping. As an independent yacht we are able to visit tiny coves and shallow anchorages where one can enjoy the magnificent solitude of one of the remotest places on earth, while watching close-up the antics of the local inhabitants, curious leopard seals, playful humpback whales, or frenetically busy penguins. A trip to Antarctica to see its dazzling landscapes and plentiful wildlife should be on everyone’s “to-do” list, but this adventure expedition simply beats them all!

Itinerary: will be decided by ice and weather conditions and kayaking objectives will be both multi day excursions away from the yacht as well as day trips returning to the yacht for nice dinners and hot showers! The Itinerary will also be adapted once we know the group’s capabilities and desires.


Expedition team members are welcome to bring their own personal activity/outdoor clothing and equipment but because of varying personal requirements, other equipment extraneous to the base equipment already provided and listed below, can be organized when booking.


Expedition Paddler will provide the following:

Sea Kayaks

Paddle’s plus spare paddle

Buoyancy Aids

Spray decks

Neoprene Paddle Mitts

Bilge Pump

Team members may wish to hire dry suits from the out fitter.


The expedition does not offer accommodation.


For all of the activities it is recommended that you bring with you several pairs of base layers, I would recommend merino wool but there are other alternatives to this.

You will also need a lightweight pair of gloves as well as warm mitts, a buff or face mask, a warm woolly hat (or 2) a hot drinks flask as well as a water drinks bottle, a camera of course and a small ouch pouch (personal first aid kit) to include any personal medication and to treat any small injuries you may receive during the activities.

I shall be carrying a well equipped first aid pack but this will not take into account any allergies that you may suffer from.

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