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Your Polar Adventure Awaits

Join our select 2023 charters aboard the Polar Pioneer and explore the Arctic, Antarctic and Svalbard.

Exploring the globe by kayak for 30 years

Since the early 1980’s we have pioneered multi-day kayaking expeditions in iconic and remote places around the globe. We now offer premium and adventurous sea kayaking expeditions in Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Greenland, Croatia, Norway, Antarctica and the Arctic. We ensure safe and exciting holidays to suit your adventurous appetite whether it be liveaboard kayaking journeys, lodge based or camping kayaking expeditions.

Our Trips

Yacht, ship, camp or the comfort of a lodge, find a trip to best suit you.

paddle with whales

Explore the majestic Tasmanian south-east coast during the bi-annual whale migration.

Why Paddle with us

Remote and iconic locations

Get off the beaten track and explore remote marine and coastal environments. From the tropics to the Polar regions we have over 23 trips that will see you silently gliding through the water, surrounded by the world’s most stunning sea and landscapes.

experienced guides

All guides have extensive experience and qualifications, from epic personal journeys, bespoke polar accreditation, wilderness first aid and professional guide training.

high quality and local produce

We pride ourselves on our location tailored menus. We source as much as possible from the local region and cook simple and delicious meals to perfection.

first rate equipment

Our various fleets of kayaks and equipment are specifically chosen to suit our destinations and are maintained to ensure your safety and comfort. We provide a range of double and single sea kayaks so you can choose what suits you best. 

Local knowledge and interpretation

Whether it is the local residents, expert lecturers or passionate and knowledgeable guides, you can be assured you will be accompanied by individuals with a depth of knowledge suitable to enrich your experience of the areas we travel through.

The world’s first antarctic kayak company

Southern Sea Ventures was the first company to operate commercial sea kayaking trips in the Antarctic, beginning in the late 1990’s. We take great pride in being world leaders in polar kayaking, having safely led over a thousand paddlers in the Polar regions.

Over 20 years experience in the polar cruise industry

Since the late 1990’s, Southern Sea Ventures is proud to have been helping travellers realise their dream of cruising in the polar regions. Whether you are a paddler or not we can facilitate your next adventure in the polar regions.

Personalised tours

Can’t quite find the perfect trip? Private trips are our speciality. Bring your own group and we can help you put together your own private kayaking adventure. Contact our office today [email protected]