Alex Burridge

Managing Director

In 2001/2 I undertook the first of many voyages to Antarctica & the High Arctic (Svalbard). Polar travel became a passion. My experience and knowledge gained whilst working as Peregrine’s Polar Expeditions Manager, working with Quark Expeditions and One Ocean Expeditions, allows me to offer expert advice to ensure your trip south really is the trip of a lifetime.  My most recent trip was in Dec 2017 & Jan 2018.

Places Visited

Svalbard (Spitsbergen);
Longyearbyen, Ny Alesund, Poolpynten, Woorsleyneset,

ANTARCTICA

Antarctic Peninsula: (Brown Bluff, Deception Island, Lemaire Channel, Cuverville Island, Port Lockroy, Neko Harbor,Paulet Island, Petermann Island, Yalour Islands, Weddell Sea, Fournier Bay, Neumayer Channel,  Point Wild, Elephant Island, Orne Island, Pendulum Cove, Wilhelmina Bay and Snow Hill Island – Emperor penguin colony)

Falkland Islands: Port Stanley, West Point Island, Saunders Island, Bleaker Island, Sea Lion Island, Steeple Jason and Carcass Island

South Georgia: Salisbury Plain, Gold Harbour, Fortuna Bay, Stromness, Grytviken, Drygalski Fjord, Prince Olav Harbour and King Haakon Bay

Argentina: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chalten, Perito Moreno Glacier, Ushuaia

Trekked: Mt Fitz Roy

Chile: Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine National Park

Ships travelled on/inspected; Akademik Sergey Vavilov, Akademik Ioffe, Sea Spirit, Polar Pioneer, Kapitan Khlebnikov (Ice-breaker), Silver Explorer and Sea Adventurer

Read Articles from Alex’s Travels
  • The incredible bird life of the Falkland Islands is awe-inspiring. Below are some of the species you may encounter on a visit to this fascinating place....

  • Find out exactly what you can expect on a voyage to Snow Hill to see the Emperor Penguin colony. Alex Burridge, Managing Director of Antarctica Travel Centre, tells...

  • On previous voyages early and late in the season I’d seen a few whales but nothing prepared me for the evening of our first day in Antarctica....