If you have ever considered trips to Antarctica you can probably imagine that it requires a good amount of thought and planning to get the most out of your trip there. After having gone myself I thought that you could all benefit from a post about some tips for visiting Antarctica. So read on and enjoy the following tips, and enjoy Antarctica because it is going to be the most amazing trip of your life.
Pick the right time to go
Going at the right time is crucial for getting the most out of your experience. The best thing to do is to match up your time with what you want to see. It is important to remember that the summer months are from November to March and there are no other times that are possible to visit Antarctica For example, you can see whales in March, as this is the time where there is the least ice in the sea and when they show up more. If you are more interested in the penguins you could go in February, which is when all the chicks have hatched. You will be able to see the miracle of life and the chicks playing all day long.
Bring some binoculars
Binoculars are the key to seeing all the things that you can’t get close to and when you are in Antarctica you could seriously miss a lot and you cannot stop for everything. Get some binoculars and you will never have this problem and you will be able to see some amazing things. Especially the wildlife and these come in handy when whale watching too.
Get the best cruise for you
This will mean a lot of research, but it will definitely be worth it in the end. Trips to Antarctica really do require some good planning to make sure that you are getting everything that you want from your cruise. Ideally your cruise is going to be the right length for you (as long as possible I say), the right price and have the right range of activities to suit your needs. The best cruise is going to mean that you have an amazing and totally wild experience in Antarctica.
When visiting such a harsh and isolated place it is important to keep healthy. You definitely get your health checked beforehand by visiting your doctor. The healthier you are the better you can enjoy your trip. This is also the time to stock up on some medication that you need, because you will definitely not be able to buy it in Antarctica.
Waterproof gear is absolutely essential when doing anything outside and it makes things a lot more pleasant. You cannot afford to skimp on gear when you travel to Antarctica. A good pair of waterproof boots, trousers, backpack and jacket will serve you very well in Antarctica and protect your from the water and ice. These are especially useful when you are doing things like kayaking or a zodiac boat tour. You absolutely do not want to get wet, because it is cold and very unpleasant.