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Embark on a journey to the last continental frontier, Antarctica. Take an Antarctica Wildlife Viewing Trip with one of Adventure Life's 12 tours for 2024 and 2025, and experience the unique beauty of the Weddell Sea. Gaze upon its majestic glaciers and icebergs, as well as an array of wildlife including killer whales, Weddell seals, emperor penguins, crabeater seals, and Adélie penguins. Our Antarctica tours start at $12,180, lasting from 9 to 21 days. Make your dream trip to Antarctica come true with Adventure Life! Contact one of our travel specialists today to begin planning your next seamless journey.
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$20,095
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Wild Antarctica featuring the Weddell Sea - Fly/Sail

Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Be awed by the array of wildlife
  • Marvel at enormous tabular icebergs
  • Learn about volcanic islands
  • Watch whales feed on krill
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Famed for its tremendous tabular icebergs, year-round sea ice, fascinating fossils and the pivotal role it played in Shackleton’sEnduranceexpedition, the Weddell Sea offers unsurpassed opportunities for exploration. Embark on a true Antarctic expedition as you not only explore the west …
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Penguins in the Antarctic landscape
$92,500
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Emperors & Explorers

9 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Union Glacier
  • Camp near an Emperor Penguin Colony
  • Explore Antarctica
  • Photograph local wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Experience two Antarctic icons in one action-packed adventure. Fly by ski aircraft to the Gould Bay Emperor Penguin Colony on the remote coast of the Weddell Sea. Camp on the same sea ice where thousands of birds come to raise and feed their young. Photograph majestic emperors and …
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Midnight sun over the flat-topped icebergs of the Weddell Sea
$27,740
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The Emperor Penguins of Weddell Sea

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Weddell Sea
  • Explore glaciers & icebergs
  • Learn about the polar region
  • Explore wildlife in Antarctica
  • Experience polar activities
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 14-day expedition to the Weddell Sea aboard Le Commandant Charcot, a realm of pristine beauty and wildlife. Explore landscapes of glaciers and towering icebergs aboard a zodiac inflatable with expert naturalist guides. Learn from passionate specialists through onboard conferences, …
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Pinnacle shaped icebergs floating in Andvord Bay near Neko Harbour, Antarctic Peninsula
$12,180
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Weddell Sea Discovery

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Discover Weddell Sea
  • Conquer Drake Passage sea crossing
  • See penguins, whales, and albatross
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an unforgettable 13-day cruise on the SH Vega to the rarely navigated Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula, departing and returning to Ushuaia. Witness tabular icebergs and the emperor penguins in this region known for their thick ice. Explore the polar history of the Weddell Sea, …
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Emperor penguins on Snow Hill Island
$24,195
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Emperor Penguin Quest: Expedition to Snow Hill

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Enjoy exclusive wildlife viewing
  • Discover Antarctica's history
  • Visit the emperor penguin colony
  • Encounter the emperor penguins
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Elevage Buenos Aires
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail on the Ultramarine for a 14-day Antarctic expedition to Snow Hill.Explore a rarely-visited rookery on this one-of-a-kind ship with twin-engine helicopters that take people to the rookery, where they can walk across the thick sea ice to get within meters of the most-wanted species of …
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Camping during Antarctic Tour
$60,900
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Emperor Penguin Overnight Adventure

9 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Union Glacier
  • Camp near an Emperor Penguin Colony
  • Explore Antarctica
  • Photograph local wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Discover the Gould Bay Emperor Penguin Colony on the shore of the Weddell Sea. On the sea ice where you camp, tens of thousands of birds arrive to raise and feed their young. Photograph regal monarchs with their young against a breathtaking background of ice cliffs, pressure ridges, and icebergs. …
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Iceberg off coast of Antarctica
$17,080
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Weddell Sea Discovery

13 Day Itinerary aboard SH Diana
  • Discover Weddell Sea
  • Conquer Drake Passage sea crossing
  • See penguins, whales, and albatross
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an unforgettable 13-day cruise on the SH Diana to the rarely navigated Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula, departing and returning to Ushuaia. Witness tabular icebergs and the emperor penguins in this region known for their thick ice. Explore the polar history of the Weddell Sea, …
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$12,965
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Christmas in Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Antarctica on Christmas
  • Stop to see historical sites
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cruise among icebergs
  • Encounter unforgettable wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Celebrate Christmas and explore the majestic white continent, enjoying abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape of the Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea, and Antarctic Peninsula. Your team ensures that the spirit onboard the ship is festive and fun, delivering an unforgettable …
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Southern Rockhopper Penguin.
$14,250
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Experience Falkland culture
  • Observe wandering albatross
  • Spot fin whales from the ship
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
Starts / Ends:
Puerto Madryn / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Visit all the sub-Antarctic highlights in one voyage on this 21-day expedition cruise. Land on the Falkland Islands for spectacular scenery and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper penguins. This voyage also includes time in South Georgia, one of the most beautiful places on …
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Rockhopper penguin sighting
$14,500
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 19 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Get a taste of Falklands history
  • See four S.Georgia penguin species
  • Discover the South Orkney Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience a remarkable 19-day cruise on the Ortelius, exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Encounter diverse wildlife on Carcass and Saunders Islands, and explore Port Stanley's colonial charm. South Georgia reveals king penguins and historic whaling …
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$12,645
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Christmas in Antarctica

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Antarctica on Christmas
  • Stop to see historical sites
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cruise among icebergs
  • Encounter unforgettable wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Celebrate the Christmas season and explore the majestic white continent, enjoying abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape of the Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula. Your team ensures that the spirit onboard the ship is festive and fun, delivering an …
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$24,695
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In Shackleton’s Footsteps

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 20 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Retrace Shackleton's steps
  • Marvel at enormous tabular icebergs
  • Explore South Georgia's wildlife
  • Hike from Fortuna Bay to Stromness
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark on a 20-day polar expedition cruise, retracing Shackleton's odyssey. Explore the Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea, Elephant Island, and South Georgia. Witness tabular icebergs in the Antarctic Sound, and visit the historic James Caird path. Enjoy South Georgia's wildlife …
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