How to Choose an Antarctica Tour or Cruise
Where to Go?
Most cruises to Antarctica depart from Ushuaia, Argentina
, though several, especially Antarctic Air Cruises
, leave from Punta Arenas, Chile
. A few, those visiting the Ross Sea
, may visit or depart from New Zealand
. or even South Africa
. Depending on your trip length, choose to visit the Antarctica Peninsula
, the Weddell Sea
, Falkland Islands
, and the mountainous South Georgia
The shortest trip length available to Antarctica is six days
with an Express Air Cruise
, where you sail or fly to King George Island
and return on a flight or cruise. Without the flight, you'll need at least a ten day trip starting and finishing from Ushuaia
to get an optimal experience on the Antarctic continent. Trips to the Ross Sea
last around 30 days.
On which ship?
All of our ships that sail to Antartica
have strengthened hulls designed for the demands of the Antarctic and exceed the highest safety standards. The ships range from small cruise ships
to luxury expedition ships
. Contact an Adventure Life Antarctica cruise expert
for help choosing the perfect ship for your needs.
What is there to do and see?
All Antarctica cruises feature zodiac excursions for up-close encounters with wildlife
. Some ships have sea kayaks
that give a unique perspective of penguins, whales and other wildlife. Some tours even include camping in Antarctica
for the ultimate adventure trip to the white continent.