Responsible Tourism In Antarctica

Ship to Shore Traveler is a member of IAATO, an industry group organization that sets the highest possible tourism operating standards in an effort to ensure appropriate, safe and environmentally sound travel to the Antarctic.

Regulations include restrictions on numbers of people ashore; staff-to-passenger ratios; site-specific and activity guidelines; wildlife watching; pre- and post-visit activity reporting; passenger, crew and staff briefings; previous Antarctic experience for tour staff; contingency and emergency medical evacuation plans; and more.

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