IAATO – International Association for Antarctic Tour Operators
Silversea is a proud member of IAATO – an organisation founded in 1991 to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic. IAATO is an industry group that has resolved to set the highest possible tourism operating standards in its effort to protect Antarctica. This effort is unique, and the challenge to maintain environmentally responsible tourism exists to this extent in no other region of the world. IAATO provides strict guidelines for ships, Zodiac boats, tour guides and all visitors travelling to Antarctica, including limits on safe distances from nature and wildlife as well as permitting only 100 people ashore at a time.
For more information, visit www.iaato.org