Fathom Expeditions


Dear Friends,

A warm welcome to Fathom Expeditions’ polar cruise world.

My veteran guide team and I have hand-crafted these select Arctic and Antarctic journeys to ensure they are comprehensive, comfortable and in-depth with lasting rewards. The years have taught us that a polar cruise is often considered a lifetime trip. We appreciate and share this view, operating a small, distinct collection of voyages annually in order to maximize the quality, benefits and experiences for our valued guests.

We will continue to offer a wide range of daily activities on each trip and during landings. These will allow Fathom clients to achieve their personal goals whether on a beach with half a million penguins, with whales amongst the icebergs, reliving history and science in the field or in a Zodiac spying polar bears.

Our past small ship cruises have won awards from National Geographic and other respected organizations. Accolades have appeared in the New York Times, The LA Times and a variety of magazines and news agencies. Most importantly, our thousands of past clients have returned home thrilled, smiling and as ambassadors for the Polar Regions and wildlife.

I hope you enjoy exploring our upcoming Polar expedition cruises and if you care to order one of our photo-filled brochures, simply give us a call at 1 (587) 349-4919 or drop us a note through the brochure page.

Thank you for your interest in cruising to the ends of the earth with Fathom Expeditions. The memories will last a lifetime...

David German Fathom Expeditions

Fathom President leads the IMAX film teams for the movie Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure.

Click to hear CBC Interview with Dave German

The giant-screen film, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure, has been released and is currently showing in several IMAX and other giant screen theatres across the United States, Canada and Europe. This epic tale of survival and leadership is an inspiring portrayal of Polar pioneer, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew and their trials in the Antarctic. Two documentary film teams traveled across the Antarctic Ocean for over two and a half months to capture the incredible scenery and life-like re-creations in this film. Fathom's president, Dave German, was the expedition leader associated with the film projects and he found that guiding ambitious film teams throughout the Antarctic posed some daunting logistical challenges.

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Featured Team Leaders

Dave German

David German

Founder & Expedition Leader

David German is founder and managing director of Fathom Expeditions Inc. He leads the Fathom Expeditions'  guide teams, he is a CANON professional photographer and takes a person hand in designing every itinerary. He maintains an intimate knowledge of the global small ship fleet with a focus on ice-rated and polar vessels.

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Dave Hahn

Dave Hahn

Guest Lecturer and Guide

Dave Hahn is a mountain-climbing-guide, lecturer and journalist from Taos, New Mexico in the Southwestern United States. He has made a specialty of leading the “Shackleton Traverse” in the course of numerous expeditions by ship and boat to South Georgia and has been a regular field-guide and lecturer for Fathom Expeditions on trips to the Antarctic Peninsula.

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