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Explore the amazing wildlife of Weddell Sea on one of these 19 tours to Weddell Sea, and Gould Bay Camp in 2023-2024. Prices for a wildlife viewing trip in Weddell Sea range from $8,400 to $98,300 for a trip of 9 to 28 days. Choose one of the below 19 amazing Weddell Sea wildlife safari tours and make it your own unique experience with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Weddell Sea trip planners.
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Wild Antarctica - Fly/Sail

Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Be awed by the array of wildlife
  • Marvel at enormous tabular icebergs
  • Learn about volcanic islands
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
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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Group of King Penguins
$16,195
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Wild Antarctica - Fly/Sail

14 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit fossil fields
  • Enjoy polar photography
  • Delight in watching penguins
  • Watch for orcas and humpbacks
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Awe-inspiring ice shelves that produce enormous tabular icebergs, as well as an abundance of fish and strange landscapes, make the Weddell Sea one of the most fascinating places in Antarctica. There's no better way to see both the Weddell Sea and the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula than …
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Incredible ice in the Weddell Sea
$15,295
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Deep Weddell Following Nordenskjöld

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Zodiac cruise in secluded bays
  • See wildlife in Antarctic Sound
  • Photograph icebergs
  • Explore Weddell Sea
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Following in the footsteps of explorer Nordenskjold, embark the Sylvia Earle for an in-depth exploration of the Weddell Sea. Sea ice, pack ice, and enormous icebergs are characteristic of the Weddell Sea region. The Weddell Sea is tough to navigate, even for icebreakers. Not least because of its …
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Stunning landscapes
$18,301
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Antarctica and the Weddell Sea

Buenos Aires Roundtrip - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse
  • Amaze with Tierra del Fuego
  • View of majestic icefields
  • Discover Weddell Sea
  • Encounter Adélie & gentoo colonies
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Conquer the final frontier. Enter the formidable frozen landscape made up of never-ending icefields, towering rock faces, snow-capped peaks, immense glaciers, glistening blue icebergs, and an incredible amount of unperturbed wildlife. As your 16-day Antarctic cruise threads its way through the icy …
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The first land we spotted in the Weddell Sea
$26,350
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The Emperor Penguins of Weddell Sea

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Explore Weddell Sea
  • Observe Antarctic wildlife
  • Try kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing
  • Learn about Polar history
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Land Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Weddell Sea, a refuge for endangered wildlife and an infinite ice desert, during this ultimate expedition cruise aboard Le Commandant Charcot. Begin your tour in Punta Arenas, then enter the Weddell Sea to view colossal tabular icebergs and emperor penguins. Learn about the history of …
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Penguins in the Antarctic landscape
$79,990
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Emperors & Explorers

9 Day Itinerary
  • Fly to the Geographic South Pole
  • Camp near an Emperor Penguin Colony
  • Explore Antarctica
  • Photograph local wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Land Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Experiencetwo Antarctic icons in one action-packed adventure. Fly by ski aircraft to the GouldBay Emperor Penguin Colony on the remote coast ofthe Weddell Sea. Camp on the same sea ice wherethousands of birds come to raise and feed theiryoung. Photograph majestic emperors and theirchicks against a …
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$10,945
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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:
Relaxed
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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Emperor penguins on Snow Hill Island
$27,995
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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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Admire Antarctic fur seals
$12,390
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

19 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic peninsula
  • Discover abundant wildlife
  • Learn the history of the region
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Falkland Islands
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this extraordinary 19-day voyage, follow in the wake of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica and the South Shetlands before heading via Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea to South Georgia and Falkland Islands. Cross the mighty Drake Passage en route for the South Shetland Islands. Make …
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Rockhopper penguins
$13,550
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

20 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • Meet several species of penguins
  • Visit sites of past explorers
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Bird watch across the Drake Passage
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 20-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Janssonius showcases the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the sub-Antarctic islands. Enjoy excursions on the Falkland Islands and South Georgia before heading across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. The wildlife watching during this …
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Southern Rockhopper Penguin.
$13,350
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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:
Relaxed
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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Penguin and landscape
$8,400
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Antarctica - Weddell Sea Explorer

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Discover rarely visited islands
  • Zodiac cruise past giant icebergs
  • Observe a myriad of seabirds
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
Activities:
Adventure Options, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Take part on this unique 12-day expedition cruise aboard the Plancius where your ship becomes your floating hotel for Antarctic adventures. These voyage include shore based walking expeditions, polar diving, zodiac excursions, wildlife viewing, and much more. Depending on the ice conditions, this …
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Antarctic sunset
$25,410
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The Weddell Sea & the South Sandwich Islands

18 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Sail along the Scotia Arc
  • Admire the South Sandwich Islands
  • Discover the Weddell Sea
  • Observe unique Antarctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Montevideo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Patagonia to the Antarctic peninsula, via South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, this18-day cruisewill take you into the heart ofthe Scotia Arc. This volcanic archipelago at the junction of the Andes cordillera and the Antarctandes will be revealed to you in all its riches and …
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Crabeater seal
$18,330
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The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Sail into the Weddell Sea
  • Lectures with naturalist-guides
  • View unique Antarctic wildlife
  • Experience a vast, icy landscape
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
As you advance across this immense polar expanse, you will enter aninfinite ice desert, a world of silence where there is nothing but calm and serenity. To the northwest of theWeddell Sea, stretching along the eastern coast of theAntarctic Peninsulastands an imposing ice shelf known as theLarsen …
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A whale plays near the surface at dusk.
$9,690
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Explorers Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and the Extreme Weddell Sea

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Cross the famed Drake Passage
  • Admire the Antarctic wildlife
  • View the captivating landscapes
  • Discover Lemaire Channel
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the incredible wildlife in icy waters, stunning mountain scenery and gigantic icebergs during 11 action-packed days aboard the Ocean Victory.Departing Ushuaia in Argentina, cross the mighty Drake Passage on your way to the South Shetland Islands. From here, navigate the South Shetland …
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Emperor penguin colony
$21,250
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The Weddell Sea & Larsen Ice Shelf

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Sail into the Weddell Sea
  • Join lectures with naturalist-guide
  • View unique Antarctic wildlife
  • Experience a vast, icy landscape
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Le Commandant Charcot on a 14-day luxury Antarctic cruise from Ushuaia. Crossing the Drake Passage takes you in the midst of the Southern Ocean until the Antarctic Peninsula's coastlines appear visible. Observe Adelie, Gentoo, and Chinstrap penguins with the help of dedicated specialists, …
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Seabirds at the Weddell Sea
$21,500
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Remote Weddell Sea Explorer

28 Day Itinerary aboard MV Janssonius
  • See wildlife
  • See ice formations
  • Learn about history
  • See some wildlfe
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This adventurous expedition explores one of the least-visited areas on Earth, Antarctica’s amazing Weddell Sea. After visiting some of the same sites legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton’s charted in South Georgia, we’ll enjoy Weddell’s exotic wildlife and colossal tabular …
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A spectacular iceberg off the coast of Antarctica
$11,590
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The Epic Antarctica and South Georgia Adventure

18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore South Georgia
  • Enjoy the Drake Passage
  • Learn about the wildlife
  • Discover Antarctic islands
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Montevideo
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This is an 18-dayAntarctica and South Georgia cruise exploration that will take you to cool adventures in Antarctica. Start your journey in Ushuaia and enjoy the Islands in the South Shetland, visit South Georgia and the Weddell Sea, and never forget to take a lot of pictures as you view the …
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