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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$11,225
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Celebrating Antarctica

13 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Enjoy Argentinean markets & cuisine
  • Sail the Beagle Channel
  • Explore historic & scientific sites
  • Cross the Drake Passage
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience close encounters with the abundant wildlife of Antarctica on this 13-day cruise aboard the Island Sky, an all-inclusive small expedition vessel. Sail to the Antarctic Peninsula, and wildlife-rich Lemaire, Neumayer & Penola Channels, visiting historical sites and viewing penguins, …
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$19,705
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Ushuaia 2022-2023

21 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Stanley, East Falkland
  • Cruise scenic bays and channels
  • See Grytviken Whaling Station
  • View bird colonies and seal wallows
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. …
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A majestic view from the kayak
$11,295
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Watch glacier calve into the ocean
  • Explore bays & channels each day
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Adventurer (formerly Sea Adventurer) in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar expedition! Begin to cross the Drake Passage -the next time you see land you are in Antarctica! Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and …
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The port town of Ushuaia
$14,995
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Spirit of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Hone your photography skills
  • Search for orcas and whales
  • Observe penguin colonies
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the coveted white continent. Sail across the famed Drake Passage, admiring spectacular seabirds and approaching the ice as the explorers of old did: by sea. With a chance to Zodiac-cruise through pack ice, set foot on the …
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Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$9,600
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Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp

13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies, all from the comfort of your floating basecamp, MV Hondius. Some …
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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$52,990
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Epic Antarctica: From the Peninsula to the Ross Sea & Beyond

34 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Discpver four different regions
  • Encounter the big tabular icebergs
  • Explore New Zealand & Australia
  • Kayak in pristine bays
  • Observe abundant wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Buenos Aires / Port of Bluff
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extraordinary new 34-day voyage is like a blockbuster film—the star is the seventh continent. And the co-stars are the big ice of remote West Antarctica, where we are sure to set foot on ice where no other humans ever have; the prolific wildlife and impressive ice shelf of the Ross Sea …
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Magellanic penguins
$22,995
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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

20 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore the British town of Stanley
  • See South Georgia’s vast wildlife
  • Experience a unique kayak excursion
  • Learn about Antarctica's history
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 20-day adventure cruising the Antarctic aboard the World Explorer, an ideal ship for Polar exploration. Enjoy unforgettable encounters with untamed wildlife in a vast, dramatic and spectacular setting. Explore theremote Falkland Islands, the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, and the …
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Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote polar regions
$16,895
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

16 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore king penguin rookeries
  • Tour abandoned whaling stations
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Be a part of this incredible 16-day adventure aboard World Explorer as it takes you to a roundtrip voyage from Ushuaia. At sea, photograph massive albatross and pintado petrel as they swoop and soararound the ship, guiding you toward South Georgia. Beaches teeming with king penguins andelephant …
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Leopard Seal
$7,650
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and the widest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 11-day cruise. Visit the volcanic islands of the South Shetlands and explore the wide variety of flora and fauna in South Shetland.This classic route to the Antarctic …
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A penguin colony hanging out on the ice.
$5,730
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Classic Antarctica

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • View vast penguin rookeries
  • Explore the pristine wilderness
  • Navigate narrow passages
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 7th Continent - Antarctica. The remarkable history of the Antarctic Peninsula provides you with remarkable excitement as you cross the Drake Passsage. Icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that you have reached the South Shetland Islands, a haven for …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$16,760
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Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Encounter iconic wildlife
  • Kayak among icebergs
  • Experience the undersea Antarctic
  • See legendary landscapes & habitats
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This journey to the "White Continent" offers six days of exploration on the incomparably beautiful Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands and waterways. The sights, sounds and emotions stay in your mind forever — enormous tabular icebergs, hillsides covered with thousands …
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Penguin sighting in Antarctica
$6,490
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South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Atlantic
  • Explore the city of Ushuaia
  • Hike on the snowy mountains
  • Explore the South Shetlands
  • Look out for abundant wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an Antarctic adventure aboard the strong, ice-classed expedition vessel,Ocean Atlantic. Depart from Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, to cross the infamous Drake Passage on your journey. Stop in the South Shetland Islands, where, weather permitting, you can explore a dormant …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$15,395
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Across the Antarctic Circle

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 in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venturing below the Antarctic Circle is about more than just earning bragging rights. It is the 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 narrow …
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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 in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, 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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Hauling kayaks out for a paddle
$8,850
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Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp

13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Craving a polar trip that gives the utmost outdoor adventure? Then the Basecamp concept is for you, offering the widest possible range of engaging activities. The 13-day Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise gives you many ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to …
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Zodiac trip to see Antarctica.
$21,995
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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia

23 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Meet bird species of the Falklands
  • Visit Sir Shackleton´s gravesite
  • Zodiac cruise in search of wildlife
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Learn about Antarctica´s unique geology, history, and wildlife on this 23-day diverse expedition aboard the Ocean Diamond. See the incredible wildlife of South Georgia - more than 30 species of breeding birds, including four species of penguins - and explore by Zodiac the shores of the …
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Stunning reflections in the Lemaire channel
$13,795
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Visit penguin rookeries
  • Explore by Zodiacs
  • Hike pathways with panoramic views
  • Take the Polar Plunge
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
Starts/ Ends in:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tour, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This classicAntarctic explorervoyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in a pioneering new vessel,Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic …
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Massive flat-topped tabular icebergs in the Weddell Sea
$11,990
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

19 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic peninsula
  • Discover abundant wildlife
  • Learn the history of the region
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Cross the mighty Drake Passage en route for the South Shetland Islands. Make Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and fascinating lookouts. Explore the Antarctic Sound with its mighty tabular icebergs and enter the Weddell Sea in search of wildlife.In South Georgia, find …
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