About Fathom Expeditions

Polar cruise operator, Fathom Expeditions Inc., was born on the inspiration of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the brave men of H.M.S. Endurance, a polar exploration ship from 1914. It is a private company owned and operated by veteran Antarctic expedition leaders.

The company holds extensive knowledge of Antarctica and the European and North American Arctics.  Company experience extends over 17 years and 65 small ship expeditions North and South. Fathom maintains an intimate knowledge of the global fleet of small ships with a focus on ice-rated and polar vessels. Fathom operates polar cruises of varying size from 12-115 passengers.

Each Fathom Expeditions Itinerary is custom-designed by field experts to maximize the experience for guests.

Fathom Expeditions has led and designed ship charters, logistics and cruise programs for the following entities:

  • Disney Motion Pictures
  • WGBH/ NOVA Productions
  • Royal Scottish Geographical Society
  • SONY Pictures
  • Wolfgang Petersen Productions
  • IMAX Productions
  • Reinhold Messner
  • Teton Gravity Research
  • Stephen Venables
  • Robert Bateman
  • Director George Butler
  • Antarctic Flight Operator Adventure Network International
  • Grand Expeditions
  • White Mountain Films
  • Geographic Expeditions
  • Mountain Travel Sobek
  • Polartec

Fathom Expeditions led the IMAX film teams across South Georgia and Antarctica. That same year they founded the Explorer Project - an Antarctic Education Program to promote conservation and awareness of the Antarctic.

Fathom voyages cater to general travellers, naturalists, photographers, historians, hikers, explorers, scientists, climbers, skiers and artists.

Fathom Expeditions' Spirit of Shackleton Antarctic voyage was voted the "Greatest Antarctic Trip in the World" by National Geographic. Fathom photographs have been published in Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic Adventure, Globe and Mail, New York and L.A. Times among others.

Fathom operates exciting travel programs and itineraries to:

  • Antarctica Peninsula
  • South Georgia Island Sub-Antarctic
  • Northwest Passage
  • Falkland Islands
  • Greenland
  • Brazilian, Peruvian and Ecuadorian Amazons
  • Coastal South and Central America
  • Svalbard, Spitsbergen
  • Scottish West Coast
  • Norway
  • Iceland
  • Galapagos
  • Fjords of  Chile
  • North Pole
  • South Pole

and other remote regions around the world.