A member organization founded in 1991 to advocate, promote and practice
 safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic.

Latest News 

IAATO is moving! As of April 1, 2014, IAATO will be located in Newport, Rhode Island in the heart of the yachting community there. Please make a note of our new address and phone numbers. Read More

Physical and mailing address as of April 1, 2014:
320 Thames Street
Suite 264
Newport, RI 02840

New Phone and Fax as of April 1, 2014:
Tel: +1-401-841-9700
Fax: +1-401-841-9704

IAATO welcomes the decision by the Criminal Court of Paris to sentence a French national for violating the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty. The man had organized tourist trips to the Antarctic without prior authorization by the Prefect of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF). This is the first time that such an offense has been recognized in court, creating a national and international precedent for the continued protection of the Antarctic environment. Read More

IAATO and two of its Member Operators, Aurora Expeditions and Oceanwide Expeditions, took part in a live Search and Rescue Communications Exercise in collaboration with the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center (MRCC) Ushuaia, Argentina.  Read More

IAATO released a statement regarding the entrapment of Akademik Shokalskiy in pack ice off the coast of East Antarctica. Although the vessel is currently under charter to a non-IAATO science based expedition, IAATO is following events. Read More

The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Lynnes to the part-time position of Operations and Communications Assistant. Amanda is responsible for communicating IAATO's key messages and will assist in the development of the environmental and operational components of the Association. Read More

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