It is a rare occurrence for whales to approach small boats or ships. Though, it does occasionally happen. In Antarctica, where ships and Zodiacs seldom visit, some experts believe that whales are more curious about them. And since groups in Antarctica often take excursions in small Zodiacs, the chances of an up-close encounter with whales exists every day.
To maximize respectful encounters with Antarctic wildlife, all Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Antarctica journeys are led by trained naturalists and marine biologists.