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Experience the wonders of Antarctica with our 19 extraordinary small ship cruises for 2024. Join us on an adventure to the Antarctic Polar Circle, where you can witness a splendor of wildlife, visit fascinating historic sites, enjoy Zodiac cruises, and engage in various adventure options like kayaking, snorkeling, and wildlife viewing. Venturing below the Antarctic Circle offers a chance to enter a different world, feeling more isolated and colder with great swathes of pack ice and dreamlike icebergs. Delve into the heart of this icy paradise and marvel at the majestic albatross, unique Antarctic wildlife, and the famous “Kodak Gap.” Sail south in quest of the fabled Antarctic Circle and explore some of the most breathtaking sites this far south. Don't miss this unique opportunity to discover the beauty and wildness of Antarctica, surrounded by unparalleled landscapes and wildlife. Contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless polar adventure.
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Enjoy close-up wildlife watching!
$16,195
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Across the Antarctic Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • See leopard and crabeater seals
  • Tour scientific research stations
  • Dive and snorkel in the Antarctic
  • Capture wildlife activity
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 13-day Across the Antarctic Circle Expedition Cruise Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer, have a chance to enter a different world more rarely seen, it feels more isolated and colder than further north, with great swathes of pack-ice and dreamlike icebergs. Thread through pack ice and …
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Sightseeing on South Georgia
$38,495
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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia

23 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • See thousands of pairs of penguins
  • Follow in Shackleton's footsteps
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This epic Antarcticavoyage aboard the Ultramarine includesall ofthe major Antarctic highlights you can imagine. From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have countless unforgettable moments on this adventure-packed, 23-day voyage. Start with …
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$31,495
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Antarctica Complete

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 23 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Step ashore on the Antarctic
  • See the king penguins
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience unparalleled adventure and discovery on your ultimate Antarctic voyage. If you want to see it all, this is the trip for you. Be transported to enthralling subantarctic islands rich with human history and unique wildlife. Then venture into the deep south of the Antarctic Peninsula, …
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Glacier trekking
$15,175
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Crossing the Circle

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Cross the Antarctic Convergence
  • View icebergs, seabirds, and whales
  • Board Zodiacs for shore excursions
  • Travel to 66º33´S
  • Visit Peninsula's bays and channels
  • Explore scientific bases
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail in comfort on this 15-day voyage aboard the Seaventure, chart a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula with the ambition of crossing the Antarctic Circle. The farther south you go, the more sea ice you are likely to encounter, along with incredible wildlife and …
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$17,995
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Across the Antarctic Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore wildlife
  • Discover historic sites
  • Explore Zodiac cruises
  • Toast at the Antarctic Circle
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit the Antarctic Circle on this 14-day Across the Antarctic Circle Roundtrip Ushuaia Cruise aboard Sylvia Earle and havean opportunity to experience a different and rarely-seen world. The region is characterized by a more isolated and colder environment than those located further north, …
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Kayak in Antarctica
$17,595
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Across the Antarctic Circle - Sail/Fly

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Explore wildlife
  • Zodiac cruises
  • Explore the unexplored
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Visit below the Antarctic Circle on this13-day Across the Antarctic Circle - Sail/Fly Expedition from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard Greg Mortimer.It's an opportunity to explore a different and seldom-seen world. The region feels more isolated and colder than areas located further north, with …
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$15,995
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Polar Circle Air Cruise

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Attempt to cross the Polar Circle
  • Cruise along fjords & icebergs
  • Search for polar wildlife
  • View presentations by polar guides
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Bypass the Drake Passage by flying directly to the South Shetland Islands. Exit the airplane to a world unlike any other on earth; ice-filled fjords, pengiun rookeries, and great expanses of ice await. Sail as far south as possible in an attempt to reach the Polar Circle. Flexibility is key to a …
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Nature at its finest
$12,795
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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Wildest Antarctica - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Observe majestic albatross
  • Admire unique Antarctic wildlife
  • Enjoy whale watching on board
  • Visit the famous “Kodak Gap”
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail south in quest of the fabled Antarctic Circle on this 15-day Sea Spirit expedition. After crossing the circle proceed inshore to visit some of most breathtaking sites this far south. Work your way north along the peninsula, and navigate the waterways and bays, exploring and looking for …
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Whale watching in Antarctica
$7,700
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Antarctica - Polar Circle - Whale watching

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 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
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 12-day cruise. In addition, this departure is specially timed to maximize the whale watching opportunity. Voyage polar waters in search of massive and elusive whales. …
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Jumping penguins
$10,400
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Antarctica - Beyond the Polar Circle - Marguerite Bay

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Dive the blue Antarctic waters
  • Pass through The Gullet
  • View minke and humpback whales
  • Zodiac cruise among glaciers
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on a 15-day Antarctic adventure aboard the Ortelius, venturing beyond the Polar Circle to Marguerite Bay. Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, known as the "End of the World," your journey begins with breathtaking views of the Beagle Channel. As you traverse the Drake Passage, …
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An ocean of icebergs.
$21,999
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Antarctic Holiday Adventure

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 14 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Navigate the intrepid Drake Passage
  • Discover Beak Island and more
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Visit sites like Beak Island & more
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 14-day roundtrip exploration from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Circle on World Navigator. Look for Weddell, elephant, and crabeater seals as your Captain navigates through picturesque channels of pristine icebergs and ice floes. Cross the Antarctic Circle and become a member of the Order …
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A group of penguins in the Falkland Islands
$16,700
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 23 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Bird watch a multitude of seabirds
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • See Commerson’s Dolphins
  • Visit whaling and sealing station
Starts / Ends:
Tierra del Fuego National Park / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board MV Hondius on a23-day sailing adventure andexplore Antarctica, passing from the Falkland Island to Polar Circle. Experience some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth and enjoy close encounters with Gentoo and Adélie penguins, brown skuas, leopard seals, along with humpback and …
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A large penguin colony
$15,555
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Crossing the Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Cross the Antarctic Convergence
  • View icebergs, seabirds, and whales
  • Board Zodiacs for shore excursions
  • Travel to 66º33´S
  • Visit Peninsula's bays and channels
  • Explore scientific bases
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a comfortable 14-day journey aboard the Seaventure, navigating through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula to cross the Antarctic Circle. As you venture southward, expect to encounter increasing amounts of sea ice, along with remarkable wildlife and breathtaking …
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Touring the icy water of Antarctica on an expedition cruise
$25,740
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In the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot Island
  • Learn about Jean-Baptiste Charcot
  • Observe diverse wildlife
  • Engage with a team of experts
  • Explore Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day expedition to the Antarctic with Le Commandant Charcot. Witness the historic legacy of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, the pioneer of the first expedition to this frozen land over a century ago. Explore Charcot Island, and become one of the privileged few to witness it.

Throughout …
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Antarctic landscape
$19,495
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Set foot on the 7th Continent
  • Look for minke and humpback whales
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement relatively few people experience in their lifetime. Even more rare is the incomparable milestone that’s achieved when a traveler crosses the iconic Antarctic Circle. Navigating south of 66°33' S is—for most …
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Air Cruise Flight
$22,795
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Polar Circle Air Cruise

10 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Attempt to cross the Polar Circle
  • Cruise along fjords & icebergs
  • Search for polar wildlife
  • View presentations by polar guides
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This Antarctic experience flies from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island where you embark on a cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands for a full 6 days before flying back to Chile. This tour is excellent for those who wish to maximize time in Antarctica and minimize …
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Curious penguin in front of Ocean Endeavour
$18,949
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Ultimate Antarctica: Falklands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 23 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Discover the Ultimate Antarctica
  • Admire Antarctica's wilderness
  • Immerse in Zodiac excursions
  • Learn about the region
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 23-day expedition allows travelers to explore the Falkland Islands, South Georgia islands, and the Antarctic peninsula, while also crossing the seldom-visited Antarctic Circle. Experience the wonders of Antarctica on the longest trip available, aboard the Ocean Endeavour. Witness rugged …
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Incredible ice in the Weddell Sea
$25,740
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In the wake of Jean-Baptiste Charcot

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Charcot Island
  • Learn about Jean-Baptiste Charcot
  • Observe diverse wildlife
  • Engage with a team of experts
  • Explore Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This itinerary includes an overnight stay in Santiago followed by a flight to Ushuaia, with transfers provided, and then a return flight to Santiago. Le Commandant Charcot, in collaboration with The Explorers Club, welcomes travelers for a 16-day Antarctic voyage. Equipped with specialized …
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