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Icy Adventures

Emperors & Mountains of Dronning Maud Land

Travel by air from Cape Town, South Africa to Dronning Maud Land to experience remote Antarctica. Very few people travel to this region of Antarctica. We plan to visit an Emperor Penguin colony, Lake Untersee (home to 20,000 pairs of nesting Snow Petrels), the magnificent Drygalski Mountains and some incredible ice features close to our very comfortable base in the Schirmacher Oasis. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience remote rarely visited locations and capture images and memories of a lifetime in the company of a very small group.

Dates: 12-20 November 2024.

Number of participants: 7

South Pole & Emperor Penguins

Experience the incredible site of thousands of Emperor Penguins on the sea ice and journey to the southern most point on earth. Truly an epic combination. We will fly from the magnificent Antarctica gateway city of Cape Town and be based at Oasis Camp in the Schirmacher Oasis. From there we will enjoy scenic flights over ice shelves, sea ice, mountains and the polar plateau en route to our destinations.

7 Days – November & December 2024

US75,000 per person

Svalbard Explorer – June 2024

The Svalbard Archipelago is home to extraordinary wildlife including polar bears, walrus, reindeer, Arctic fox, puffins, guillemots, a variety of whales and more, all set against a backdrop of glaciers, mountains and sea ice.

Join our Founder David Sinclair on MV Vikingfjord a beautiful expedition vessel with a maximum of 12 guests for an intimate voyage of exploration through the Svalbard Archipelago.

Svalbard In Depth – July 2024

A unique 13 night voyage exploring the Svalbard archipelago. This is an opportunity for nature lovers to enjoy all that Svalbard has to offer and for keen photographers to spend more time in the field capturing the raw beauty of Svalbard’s stunning landscapes and charismatic and photogenic wildlife.

We will be sailing on the MV Vikingfjord. With a maximum of 12 guests this beautifully appointed environmentally friendly vessel is the perfect platform to explore Svalbard in the company of like-minded explorers who appreciate the intimacy of small ship travel.

Island adventures

Swim with Gentle Giants in Tropical Tonga

Every year humpback whales migrate to Tonga to give birth in the tropical waters of Vava’u and Ha’apai.  The warm waters provide a safe environment for the new-born calves. Experienced guides and crew will help us locate and observe and capture fabulous images of a range of diverse and unique behaviour both from our vessel and in the water.  We will also have the opportunity to explore coral reefs and may encounter other marine megafauna including pilot whales, dolphins, manta rays and potentially even whale sharks. 

A perfect opportunity to re-charge the batteries, connect with nature, channel your inner creative and experience some of southern Tasmania’s highlights through the eyes of an experienced guide and nature photographer.

14-24 August and 24 August – 4 September 2024

6 People maximum

US$7,900 per person

Hinchinbrook Island

7 days kayaking and camping starting in World Heritage listed Hinchinbrook Island and ending in laid back Mission Beach in far north tropical Queensland.

2024 dates to come

Minimum 10 people

Contact us for dates and rates

About Us

We specialise in small group tours from the icy expanses of the polar regions to remote tropical islands of the south pacific.   Our partners are like-minded regional experts. Experienced and passionate guides maximise opportunities to explore, experience and capture the beauty of the regions we visit.       

Our trips are designed to maximise time and space for you to explore and experience a destination in depth, to disconnect from daily life and to reconnect with nature. We know this is best achieved with small groups of flexible and open-minded travellers who understand unexpected adventures are often the most memorable and the people we share experiences with can become treasured lifelong friends.

Islands & Ice Travel’s founder, David Sinclair has travelled extensively since 1993 and has been guiding and leading expedition travel in the polar regions since 2007. David has personal experience of all the destinations we offer. David is an award-winning nature photographer and will host many of our adventures and be on hand to assist you to capture fantastic images. You can see some of David’s images on the dedicated ‘About Us’ page (click on the button below) and in the image galleries for the trips on offer.

If you love wilderness, wildlife, adventure and photography our trips will be right up your alley. Contact us if you have questions about any of our trips or if you have a group and a trip in mind you’d like us to put together for you and your travelling companions.

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