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Kayaking in Antarctica or the Arctic gives you the opportunity to see wildlife up close and personal from the surface of the sea.

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Why choose Kayaking on your expedition cruise?

  • Experience a more intimate connection with your destination

  • Excellent leadership by an expert Kayak Master

  • Group program limited to 10 participants

  • All equipment and gear provided

  • Available on various Antarctica & Arctic Cruises

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Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Led by experienced guides, paddling in small groups allows us to manoeuvre between ice floes and icebergs as well as allowing easy access to beautiful coastlines that others can't reach. Even the smallest piece of brash ice requires a navigation decision that you as skipper of your own little boat will be required to make. The silent nature of kayaking creates a great opportunity to encounter wildlife. Bumping through the ice, gliding across a glassy bay with the mountains and glaciers reflected in the water, or close encounters with animals are experiences shared by sea kayakers. The local conditions will determine the exact unfolding of each excursion. Every kayaking outing will be approximately one and a half hours in duration, depending on the weather conditions. To take part in the kayaking program in the Polar regions, participants must have some previous kayaking experience. The sea kayaking option should be added at the time of booking and, due to its great popularity, is generally not available for booking onboard the vessel. Kayakking is available on many expeditions cruises, from Antarctica to Svalbard and from Alaska to the Russian Arctic.

What is provided on board?

Essentials for your kayaking adventure

  • Double/Single kayak & paddle

  • An adjustable paddle dry suit

  • Neoprene Booties

  • Thermal mittens (that attach to your paddle)

  • Life vest and the other safety items

What to bring when kayakking?

When kayaking in the polar regions you need to dress warm and waterproof. We recommend you to bring the following things:

  • Thermal underwear top and bottom (synthetic or wool, no cotton)

  • A fleece jacket or vest to wear over your thermal underwear

  • A wind-and-waterproof breathable jacket

  • A waterproof bag (for your camera and phone)

  • Warm (fleece) hat

  • Thick wool socks

  • Neckwarmer/Buff

  • Sunglasses

  • Sunscreen / sun block