Antarctic Peninsula Adventure Cruise

$750
OFF
An ocean of icebergs.
Daisy Gilardini
Kayaking through the icy waters.
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A young seal rests on the shore
Aaron Lawton
A humpback whale surfaces close to the zodiac
Daisy Gilardini
Zodiac tours through the ice.
Relax by the fire in the lounge.
Enjoy a meal and drink on the deck.

Departs

  • Dec 10, 2014
  • Jan 27, 2015
  • Feb 24, 2015
  • Mar 06, 2015
  • Mar 07, 2016

Private Independent Travel

Day 1

Ushuaia

Today is the first day of your adventure. As you board the vessel in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city on the tip Argentina, and start to become familiar with 'your home' for the next 11 days you cannot help but wonder about the exciting journey ahead of you. In the early evening, set sail and begin your voyage leaving behind Ushuaia and charting a course through the Beagle Channel.

Days 2-3

The Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake Passage, there is so much excitement in the air as you make your way ever closer to the white continent. Guests eagerly soak up the friendly atmosphere onboard as your numerous Polar experts prepare you for your adventures with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. Eventually, cross the Antarctic Convergence where you will notice a distinct drop in temperature as you enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean. Along the way, witness all kinds of spectacular sights from icebergs to an array of seabirds and even several whale species who will occasionally flaunt their size in full breach.

Days 4-8

Antarctic Peninsula

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and to marvel up close at nature's glory. Planned excursions might include Neko Harbour, Wilhelmina Bay and even the southerly Petermann Island, where you will observe Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals, skuas and other seabirds as well as a shocking abundance of penguin species including some very large colonies of the comical Adélie penguin. At Half Moon Island observe a breeding colony of chinstrap penguins that share their territory with fur seals and blue-eyed shags. Hope to see the gentle humpback whale dining on krill in its feeding grounds and possibly have an opportunity to observe killer and Minke whales.

Arrive on the continent of Antarctica at Paradise Harbour or Neko Harbour. Prepare to be dazzled by your first glimpse of the continent. The scenery here is amazing. In particular be struck by the oddly-shaped icebergs that look like sculptures, as well as the colossal 'tabular' icebergs that break away from the continent's ice shelf. Hope the weather will be mild enough to allow you to step foot on the White Continent itself. Some may wish to camp on shore overnight. Whatever your vantage point, expect to feel transformed as you experience twilight from the very bottom of the planet.

Days 9-10

The Drake Passage

As you leave this magical place and make your way back, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage before rounding Cape Horn, no doubt that time will be spent sharing and reflecting on the wonderful experiences of the last few days. Sailing down the Beagle Channel, celebrate the conclusion of your Polar expedition at a special dinner.

Day 11

  • Breakfast

Ushuaia

In the early morning, arrive back in Ushuaia. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travelers. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home.
 Triple ShareTwin Semi-PrivateTwin PrivateSuperiorShakleton SuiteOne Ocean Suite
2014-Dec-10
2015-Mar-06
$6,795$9,195$9,995$10,395$10,795$11,995
Sea Kayaking option: $795
Camping and Snow Shoeing (Dec 10)Complimentary
2015-Jan-27
2015-Feb-24
$7,895$10,095$10,595$10,995$11,595$13,095
Sea Kayaking option: $795
Camping option: complimentary
2016-Mar-07$7,495$9,795$10,695$11,495$12,195$13,195
Optional Kayaking: $795
Optional Camping: Complimentary
$750 OFF
Early Booking Bonus - Book this select departure and receive $750 in air credit!
2016 : Mar 7
3399
These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
- Single Supplement: 1.5 for twin cabins and 2 for suites. Single supplement is not avaiable in the Triple cabin category.

Deposit & Payment

Initial deposit is $1700 for Antarctic Voyages, $2100 for Arctic Voyages, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.

Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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Cancellation Policy

Days Prior to departureFee
90 days or moreDeposit
89 days or less100% trip cost