Have questions? We're here.
Beautiful blue icebergs emerge from the ocean.

South Shetland Islands Cruises & Travel

Travel made your way
Talk with an expert
Customize any aspect of your Antarctica trip. 1.800.344.6118
Help Me Plan My Trip
Ask a Question
Filter & Sort (81 Results)
Show Filter

19-36 of 81 Results
  • Length
    to
  • Price
    to
  • Start Date Range
  • Activity Level
  • Experiences
  • Activities
  • Ship
  • Destination
    • South Shetland Islands
Cruising the icy waters in a zodiac
$13,495
EXPLORE

Classic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
Join a world-renowned Expedition Team on Le Lyrial for a 12-day voyage to the unparalleled White Continent, which you explore for five days during the very best of the Antarctic spring and summer seasons.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Spa & Relaxing, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Argentina, South America
Cruise Details
Cruising the chilly waters in the Zodiac
$6,995
Save $1500
EXPLORE

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour (QU)
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Learn from lecturers & specialists
  • Visit Buenos Aires pre-voyage
  • Experience abundant wildlife
Explore the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula in comfort on this 12-day small ship voyage. A charter flight ushers you from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia prior to embarkation. Once on board, marvel at the marine life and myriad of seabirds swooping in close to show off just for you.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Skiing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, Argentina, South America, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
Cruising the chilly waters in the Zodiac
$6,295
EXPLORE

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Explore dynamic bays and channels
  • Watch glaciers calve into the ocean
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
Explore highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands on this 12-day expedition perfect for first-time visitors to Antarctica. Sail through landscapes of blue and white hues peppered with icebergs. Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists as you encounter whales, seals, and penguins.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
Cruise Details
The incredible and unique beauty of the King Penguin.
$5,200
EXPLORE

Classic Antarctica

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • View vast penguin rookeries
  • Explore the pristine wilderness
  • Navigate narrow passages
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
The Antarctic Peninsula’s remarkable history provides you with a type of excitement often only associated with the early explorers. You have plenty of time to explore its amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains, and waterways, and an incredible variety of wildlife on this 10-day polar voyage.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
$5,995
Save $1000
EXPLORE

Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • Search for penguins, seals & whales
Leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina, this 10-day small ship expedition cruise takes you through the Beagle Channel and across the mythical waters of the Drake Passage. Explore one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most remote continent - Antarctica.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
A group of travellers sail around a penguin colony off the shores of Antarctica
$5,550
EXPLORE

Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Observe humpback and minke whales
Embark on this 10-day classic Antarctic cruise to wondrous landscapes found in one of the harshest environments on Earth… and yet teeming with an amazing variety of wildlife found in the air, swimming under the clean clear waters, and across the land.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
Lemaire channel reflection
$6,500
EXPLORE

Antarctic Peninsula with South Shetland Islands

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Zodiac cruise in Paradise Bay
  • Set foot on the White Continent
  • Find gentoo and chinstrap penguins
  • Observe a wide arrary of seabirds
Icebergs, penguins, and seabirds welcome you to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. This 10-day voyage aboard the Ortelius showcases the highlights of the Antarctic with visits to Neko Harbor, Deception Island, and Half Moon Island as well as the infamous Drake Passage crossing.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
Kayaking in antarctica
$5,995
Save $3500
EXPLORE

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour (QU)
  • View abundant wildlife by Zodiac
  • Explore bays & channels each day
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Watch glaciers calve into the ocean
This exciting Antarctic cruise navigates the famed Drake Passage, explores the wildlife-rich shores of the South Shetland Islands, and makes numerous stops along the Antarctic Peninsula. A trip of a lifetime aboard the Ocean Endeavour, join in on this 11-day Antarctic tour!
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Skiing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Buenos Aires, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
Hiking to the summit.
$5,995
Save $3500
EXPLORE

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Experience abundant wildlife
  • Explore bays & channels each day
  • Watch glaciers calve into the ocean
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
This 11-day Antarctic expedition offers the chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the continent’s most northern region. Be delighted by penguins, seals & whales along the coastline. Landing on the continent itself is memorable - explore the sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine and unforgettable environments.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
Cruising the chilly waters in the Zodiac
$6,995
Save $3500
EXPLORE

Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Watch glacier calve into the ocean
  • Explore bays & channels each day
This exciting Antarctic cruise voyages the famed Drake Passage, explores the wildlife-rich shores of the South Shetland Islands, and makes numerous stops along the Antarctic Peninsula. A trip of a lifetime aboard the Sea Adventurer, join in on this 11-day Antarctic tour!
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands, Ushuaia
Cruise Details
Curious penguins approach during an Antarctic shore excursion
$8,495
EXPLORE

Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Spot wildlife & take in the beauty
  • Watch penguins waddling ashore
  • Visit historic research stations
  • Learn about Antarctica's geology
This 14-day Antarctic expedition offers the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Extended time in the region allows you to go beyond the Antarctic Peninsula and venture south of the Antarctic Circle, home to fantastic ice formations and wildlife including the Weddell seal.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Polar Circle, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
King Penguins on South Georgia
$11,495
Save $1000
EXPLORE

Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Explore the Gerlache coastline
  • Discover penguin rookeries
  • Navigate through tabular icebergs
  • Visit the fabled Point Wild
Through flight, this 12-day expedition saves two days crossing the Drake Passage, allowing you to spend maximum time exploring the magnificent Antarctic. Enjoy daily explorations off the ship in the most outstanding locations on King George Island, Paradise Harbour, Cuverville Island, Elephant Island, the Falkland Islands, and more!
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Cuverville Island, Elephant Island, Gerlache Strait, King George Island, Lemaire Channel, Punta Arenas, Saunders Island, Stanley, Weddell Sea, West Point Island
Cruise Details
King Penguins at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
$10,395
Save $1500
EXPLORE

Antarctica & The Falkland Islands: Sea Birds and Penguins

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Watch for diverse seabirds
  • Encounter several penguin rookeries
  • Learn about Antarctica's history
  • Kayak at Cuverville Island
Begin your journey in Ushuaia and sail across the Drake Passage. Head out on deck to search for whales and view the seabirds flying alongside the ship, visit several penguin rookeries, and explore the Antarctic continent on this 12-day cruise onboard the Akademic Sergey Vavilov.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Falkland Islands, Patagonia, South America, Antarctic Sound, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Saunders Island, South Shetland Islands, Stanley, West Point Island
Cruise Details
A seal sits on snow.
$5,780
EXPLORE

Classic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Navigate beautiful waterways
  • Visit an Antarctic station
The Antarctic Peninsula’s remarkable history provides you with a type of excitement often only associated with the early explorers. Enjoy plenty of time to explore its amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways, and an incredible wide variety of wildlife on this 11-day polar voyage.
Activities: Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
Sea Explorer Air Cruises
$4,995
Save $1700
EXPLORE

Antarctica Express Air Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Hebridean Sky Air Cruises
  • Step foot on famous Cape Horn
  • Sail through ice-filled bays
  • Zodiac cruise in search of wildlife
  • Visit King George Island
This 6-day Antarctic adventure onboard the small ship Hebridean Sky sails to Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. As you cruise, spot magnificent sea birds, such as albatrosses and petrels, and different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cape Horn, Drake Passage, King George Island, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
$4,595
Save $1700
EXPLORE

Antarctica Express Air Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Visit the legendary Cape Horn
  • Attend presentations and lectures
  • Sail through ice-filled bays
  • Explore Antarctic bases & stations
Leaving Ushuaia, this 6-day adventure brings you through the Beagle Channel and to the legendary Cape Horn. Cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and experience a day in one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica!
Activities: Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Cape Horn, Drake Passage, King George Island, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
Beachside sunset
$15,595
Save $1500
EXPLORE

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Ushuaia

20 Day Itinerary aboard Hebridean Sky
  • Explore Stanley, East Falkland
  • Cruise scenic bays and channels
  • See Grytviken Whaling Station
  • View bird colonies and seal wallows
Board the Hebridean Sky in Ushuaia, Argentina. Cruise through the polar waters and be sure to keep an eye out for seabirds, whales, dolphins, and seals as you travel to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands on this unique 20-day expedition.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: South Georgia, Beagle Channel, Drake Passage, Lemaire Channel, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Port of Ushuaia, Scotia Sea, South Shetland Islands, Stanley, West Falklands, Wilhelmina Bay Antarctica
Cruise Details
Pair of King penguins on an Antarctica cruise
$11,995
Save $6000
EXPLORE

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

20 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour (QU)
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Discover South Georgia´s wildlife
  • Visit Port Stanley´s post office
  • Stop at Sir Shackleton´s grave
Board the Ocean Endeavour for this 20-day quintessential Antarctic experience visiting the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Shetland Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Watch scores of penguins dive for food, herds of elephant seals bathe in the sun, and pods of orcas pass you by.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Skiing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Argentina, Falkland Islands, South America, South Georgia, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Orkney Islands, South Shetland Islands
Cruise Details
19-36 of 81 Results

Why Travel With Adventure Life

More Reasons
Us with our Maasai guide Dennis
Tailored to You
Tell us your travel interests, dreams and desires, then let our experts tailor the perfect trip for you!
Monks conversing in a Buddist temple
Peace of Mind
You can have confidence in our experts' dedication to traveler safety, comfort, & providing a seamless trip.
A pair of friendly sea lions
Responsible Travel
We are fully committed to low impact travel that not only preserves but gives back to the amazing places we visit.
A man photographs a King Penguin at only a few feet away.
Insider Access
Our personal expertise & experience, local partners in our destinations, & access to over 150 small ships are all invaluable to designing your unique journey.

Awards and Accolades

All News