The Southern Ocean, Antarctica: The Southern Ocean surrounds the Antarctic continent and the subantarctic islands. It is known for its cold and harsh conditions, as well as its unique wildlife, such as penguins, seals, and whales. Visitors can explore the Southern Ocean by taking guided tours, which typically include activities such as wildlife watching and cruising. Due to the harsh weather conditions, it’s only possible to visit Antarctica during the summer months (December to February) and the tour is only possible via ship. Visitors must also comply with strict environmental regulations to protect the fragile ecosystem of the continent.