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There's no better way to experience Antarctica than on an adventure cruise where you can the white continent by foot, kayak and zodiac. Imagine paddling alongside minke and humpack whales, hiking among penguins and trekking across the glaciers that they call home. Daily, we will explore the fjords and icebergs on small zodiacs revealing penguins and other Antarctic wildlife. All of the small expedition ships we offer feature educational lectures to help you understand the natural & human history that has come to define this polar region or even camping opportuniies for the truly brave explorer. Contact one of our Antarctica adventure travel experts with any questions you or to get started planning your trip today. 
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Kayak Antarctica
$6,995
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Antarctic Peninsula

12 Day Itinerary aboard Hebridean Sky
  • Enjoy Argentinean markets & cuisine
  • Sail the Beagle Channel
  • Explore historic & scientific sites
  • Cross the Drake Passage
Discover the most scenic bays and channels of the Antarctic Peninsula on this unique 12-day polar cruise. Visit historical sites and enjoy the biggest variety of wildlife such as albatrosses, penguins, and whales.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia
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The Falkland Islands from above
$10,995
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Antarctic Express - Fly South, Cruise North

10 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Adventurer
  • Save time by flying to Antarctica
  • Experience the Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
Take the fastest route to Antarctica – a three-hour flight – and enjoy your first glimpse of the continent from the air, a unique introduction to the vast and dramatic landscape that remains one of the last unspoiled regions in the world. Continue your journey on ship, where a 9-day adventure beyond your wildest imagination awaits.
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Drake Passage, King George Island, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, South Shetland Islands
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Pair of King penguins on an Antarctica cruise
$13,795
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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

20 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Zodiac around the Falkland Islands
  • Watch for whales and seals
  • Hike the Antarctic landscape
  • Partake in optional kayaking
Explore the southernmost region of the world with visits to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Encounter penguins, seals, and whales as you travel south towards the white continent. Join the Ocean Diamond as you embark on a trip of a lifetime!
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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Sea kayaking in Antarctica
$7,950
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Polar Circle & Antarctic Peninsula

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Search for Antarctic seabirds
  • Find gentoo & chinstrap penguins
  • Sail between icebergs & fjords
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
On this exciting 12-day voyage sail further south in Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circle. Aboard the ice-strengthened vessel Ortelius, cruise where few have gone, viewing the flora and fauna of Antarctic Peninsula and many more experiences.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Photography, Scuba Diving, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Antarctic Polar Circle, Deception Island Antarctica, Drake Passage, Gerlache Strait, Lemaire Channel, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Petermann Island, Port of Ushuaia
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Ski the Arctic.
$7,950
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Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Plancius

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Encounter humpback & minke whales
  • Hike near shore & up hilltops
  • View Adelie & gentoo penguins
  • Kayak between icebergs
With the MV Plancius as your basecamp, explore Antarctica by land and sea on this 12-day polar adventure. Spend each day ashore participating in wide-ranging activities such as hiking, kayaking, mountaineering, and camping. Experience all Antarctica has to offer!
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Photography, Scuba Diving, Trekking & Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, Port of Ushuaia, Waddington Bay Antarctica, Wiencke Island
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Kayaking in antarctica
$5,995
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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
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Skiing down the the unique snowy slopes.
$8,095
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Antarctica - Off the Beaten Path

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Attend educational presentations
  • Observe large penguin colonies
  • Kayak in the Antarctic waters
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
Begin and end your 13-day Antarctic adventure in Ushuaia, Argentina aboard the Akademic Loffe. Enjoy optional activities ranging from overnight kayaking, camping, ski touring, snowshoeing, trekking, zodiac cruising, and field photography as you explore the dramatic landscape of the 7th continent - Antarctica.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Deception Island Antarctica, Drake Passage, Half Moon Island, King George Island, Neko Harbor, Port of Ushuaia
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King Penguins at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
$10,395
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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
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Unforgettable experiences on your Antarctic cruise
$13,995
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Shackleton Centenary Voyage

22 Day Itinerary aboard Hebridean Sky
  • Search for whales & seabirds
  • Explore Stanley, East Falkland
  • Follow in Shackleton's footsteps
  • Visit a king penguin colony
Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton on this celebration of the 100th anniversary of his epic journey. Embark in Buenos Aires for this 22-day voyage featuring the unspoiled scenery, exhilarating wildlife, and rich history of the Antarctic Peninsula, as well as the crown jewels of the Southern Ocean: South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica, Argentina, Falkland Islands, South America, South Georgia, Buenos Aires, Drake Passage, Gold Harbor, Grytviken, King Haakon Bay, Port of Ushuaia, Prion Island, Salisbury Plain, South Shetland Islands, Stanley, Stromness
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Hiking to the summit.
$5,995
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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
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Stunning landscapes
$8,725
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Weddell Sea & Antarctic Peninsula

12 Day Itinerary aboard Polar Pioneer
  • View vast tabular icebergs
  • Visit historic huts with relics
  • Explore islands with fossils
  • Encounter Adélie & gentoo colonies
Cruise across the Drake Passage and down the Antarctic Peninsula for a trip of a lifetime. Board the Polar Pioneer in Puerto Williams, and watch for whales and a myriad of seabirds as you sail. Enjoy the otherworldly landscape, history, and wildlife of your Antarctic exploration.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica Peninsula, Drake Passage, Paulet Island, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, Punta Arenas, Weddell Sea
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Lemaire channel reflection
$7,950
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Antarctic Peninsula

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Cruise between icebergs & fjords
  • Observe penguins, albatross & more
  • Enjoy trips ashore each day
The great star-actors of Antarctica are the penguins and in total seven species could appear before your very own eyes on this special 11-day Antarctic cruise. This classic Antarctic cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula is a popular way to maximize your polar voyage experience.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica Peninsula, Cuverville Island, Deception Island Antarctica, Drake Passage, Half Moon Island, Neko Harbor, Paradise Bay Antarctica, Petermann Island, Pleneau Bay, Port Lockroy, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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Kayaking through arctic waters.
$8,500
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Spirit of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Polar Pioneer
  • View active wildlife at night
  • Explore historic sites & stations
  • Visit busy penguin highways
  • Sail waterways alive with whales
  • Enjoy camping, climbing & kayaking
Board the Polar Pioneer for a 12-day exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy opportunities to explore the Antarctic landscape by kayaking, climbing, camping, or snorkeling. Since no two voyages to Antarctica are ever the same, the possibilities are endless!
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Drake Passage, Gerlache Strait, Port of Ushuaia, Puerto Williams, Punta Arenas
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Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote coves of Antarctica
$7,795
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Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Attend Antarctic presentations
  • Observe a colony of penguins
  • Search for humpback & minke whales
  • Explore the polar landscape
Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina and embark on your 11-day exploration of Antarctica. Board the Akademik Ioffe and head across the infamous Drake Passage. Once you arrive at the Antarctic Peninsula, enjoy frequent trips ashore, whale watching, searching for wildlife, and exploring the white continent itself!
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, Gerlache Strait, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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An elephant seal peeks out of the water around South Georgia
$13,095
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Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica

18 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Land at Sea Lion Island
  • Discover South Georgia´s beaches
  • Zodiac cruise, hike, and kayak
  • Explore the Peninsula´s bays
This 18-day Antarctica cruise includes whale watching, rare wildlife encounters, and outstanding landscapes. Spend your days cruising in inflatable Zodiac boats in the company of expert guides, hiking the shorelines of South Georgia, and kayaking in the Antarctic icy waters.
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: South Georgia, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Port of Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Sea Lion Island, South Shetland Islands, Stanley
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Beachside sunset
$15,595
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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
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An ocean of icebergs.
$7,795
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Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Sergey Vavilov
  • Explore the Gerlache coastline
  • Enjoy guided hikes on shore
  • Zodiac cruise among the ice
  • Camp on the Antarctic Peninsula
This 11-day voyage visits many of the classic landing locations along the Antarctica Peninsula such as Paradise Harbour, Neko Harbour and the Errera Channel. Board the Akademik Sergey Vavilov and enjoy whale watching tours, sea kayaking trips, hiking expeditions to scenic locations, and visits to busy wildlife colonies.
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Drake Passage, Gerlache Strait, Port of Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
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A huge colony of king penguins.
$13,095
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The Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula

19 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Zodiac cruise through South Georgia
  • See South Georgia's historic sites
  • Look for large icebergs & glaciers
  • Discover the Peninsula's wildlife
Voyage to Antarctica, the Falklands, and South Georgia Islands on this 19-day voyage aboard the Akademik Ioffe. Zodiacs allow up-close wildlife interaction, and for the adventurers, there are plenty opportunities to explore by hikes ashore & kayak.
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Antarctica Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Drake Passage, Elephant Island, Port of Ushuaia, Scotia Sea, South Shetland Islands
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