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Embark on an Antarctic adventure with Adventure Life's featured 27 unique tours, offering an unforgettable 12-day exploration of the White Continent. Experience the thrill of traversing the legendary Drake Passage, where you'll marvel at stunning seabirds and approach the ice by sea, just like the early explorers did. Delight in activities such as zodiac cruises, kayaking, camping ashore, and wildlife viewing, providing a deep connection with the Antarctic marine life. Join us to witness vast tabular icebergs, explore the Weddell Sea, visit fossil fields, and capture the mesmerizing Antarctic light. Whether you're honing your photography skills, taking a polar plunge, or embarking on an expedition to the seventh continent, Adventure Life's tours offer unparalleled experiences for the intrepid traveler. With prices starting at an affordable range, this upcoming 2024 or 2025 is the perfect time to plan your Antarctic voyage. To begin crafting your seamless journey to Antarctica, contact one of Adventure Life's specialists for expert assistance in curating your dream expedition.
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Spirit of Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • See penguin colonies
  • Zodiac cruise
  • Kayak or camp ashore
  • Explore Antarctic marine life
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience polar exploration on a traditional expedition to the white continent during this 12-day adventure cruise roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer. Traverse the famous Drake Passage, admire stunning seabirds, and approach the ice by sea, similar to the early explorers. You'll get to …
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Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica
$12,970
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Emblematic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Embark on Zodiacs
  • Visit research and whaling stations
  • Look out for wildlife
  • Marvel at the dynamic landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The start of your cruise will be marked by the crossing of the mythicalDrake Passage, during which you will probably be escorted by several albatrosses and Cape petrels, the sentinels of these often-choppy waters. Then,then reach theWhite Continent, the realm of the unexpected. Weather and ice …
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Seals rest on a floating piece of ice
$8,200
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Antarctica - Beyond the Polar Circle - Whale Watching

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Discover Ushuaia
  • Admire unique widllife
  • Visit the epic Neko Harbour
  • Sail through the Lemaire Channel
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 12-day Antarctica Beyond the Polar Circle Cruise with Whale Watching aboard MV Hondius is an unforgettable adventure from Ushuaia. Encounter humpback whales and explore iconic sites like Livingston Island and Deception Island. Zodiac cruises amidst towering glaciers, penguin colonies, and …
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$13,695
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Spirit of Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Hone your photography skills
  • Explore the Drake Passage
  • Navigate on a Zodiac
  • Take a Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 12-day adventure cruise roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Sylvia Earle, immerse yourself in the essence of polar exploration with this traditional expedition to the sought-after white continent. Traverse the renowned Drake Passage, marveling at breathtaking seabirds and approaching the ice by sea, …
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$14,295
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Wild Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Vast tabular icebergs
  • Explore the Weddell Sea
  • Visit fossil fields
  • Capture Antarctic light
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 12-Day Wild Antarctica Cruise Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer to explore the Weddell Sea. It is well-known for its huge flat-topped icebergs, unending sea ice, interesting fossils, and its importance in Shackleton's Endurance expedition. It presents an exceptional chance for …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$13,395
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Wild Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Vast tabular icebergs
  • Explore the Weddell Sea
  • Visit fossil fields
  • Capture Antarctic light
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience an Antarctic expedition during this 13-day Wild Antarctica Cruise from Ushuaia aboard Sylvia Earle, as you explore the renowned Weddell Sea. Discover the region's massive flat-topped icebergs, endless sea ice, fascinating fossils, and its significance in Shackleton's Endurance …
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$7,700
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Antarctica - Polar Circle - Deep South Discovery

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Explore wildlife
  • Discover South Shetland Islands
  • Witness humpback and Minke whales
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day adventure to the frozen continent aboard the Ortelius, immersing in the breathtaking beauty and abundant wildlife of Antarctica. The cruise starts in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, and ventures across the Antarctic Convergence. Witness the first sightings of icebergs near the South …
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$17,195
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Antarctic Explorer - Sail/Fly

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Fly across the Drake Passage
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Witness extraordinary wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Set sail on this 12-day Antarctic Explorer Express cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard Sylvia Earle. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into the sea, penguins are dwarfed …
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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
$10,095
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Realm of Penguins & Icebergs

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Sail through the Beagle Channel
  • Experience incredible Zodiac rides
  • Enjoy incomparable whale watching
  • Discover Deception Island
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Landing on the Antarctic continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you can explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, exotic, and unforgettable natural environments. Be part of a fantastic sailing adventure starting and ending in charming Ushuaia, the …
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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$8,878
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Highlights of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Enjoy whale watching in Antarctica
  • Observe Gentoo penguins
  • Discover the Lemaire Channel
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This short expedition to Antarctica gives you five incredible days in the Antarctic Peninsula, focused on exploring the many penguin colonies, glaciers, and icebergs found there.
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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:
Relaxed
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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Zodiac cruise in Antarctica
$10,595
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New Year in Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Camping experience in Antarctica
  • Enjoy feeding humpback whales
  • Sail through Lemaire Channel
  • Explore Gerlache Strait
  • Discover nesting colonies penguins
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark this 12-day expedition to spend New Year's Eve in Antarctica! Penguins, and first-landing buzz is going to help you ring in the new year. Penguin highways are congested with travel between rookeries and the shore as parents race to fatten up chicks now that summer is in full force. …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$9,550
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Antarctica Peninsula - Round Trip Puerto Williams

Santiago to Puerto Williams - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Antarctica's diverse wildlife
  • Climb part of Cuverville‚Äôs hill
  • Zodiac cruise to see wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Silver Cloud for a 12-day adventure to the Earth's frozen frontier. Sail past sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers, and be on the lookout for some of the region’s captivating wildlife: penguins, seals, whales, and seabirds. Make your way through the legendary Drake Passage and …
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Fur seal paradise in Antarctica
$10,650
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Antarctica Peninsula - Round Trip Puerto Williams

Santiago - Puerto Williams - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Explore Puerto Williams
  • Discover Drake Passage
  • Experience Antarctic Sound
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day adventure to the world's end aboard Silver Wind. Depart from Puerto Williams and start a scenic sail through the Beagle Channel. The cruise will take you to the heart of the White Continent, where you witness its stunning scenery and incredible wildlife.Over the next few …
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Whale sighting in Polar waters!
$11,275
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Celebrating Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Encounter unforgettable wildlife
  • Cruise among icebergs
  • Stop to see historical sites
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Citizen Science, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the best that the Antarctic Peninsula offers on this 12-day cruise aboard MS Seaventure – from towering icebergs and impressive glaciers to unreal wildlife encounters and fascinating historical sites. Antarctica is a fascinating and ever-changing environment. This extensive …
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Penguins on an ice formation
$10,195
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The Antarctic Adrenaline Adventure

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore vibrant Patagonian city
  • Conquer the legendary Drake Passage
  • Witness Antarctic Convergence
  • Marvel at Antarctica's wonders
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 12-day Antarctic Adrenaline Adventure cruise aboard Ocean Albatros. Arrive in Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city, and explore Patagonia or venture into Tierra del Fuego's raw nature. Board the vessel, navigate the Beagle Channel, and conquer the challenging Drake Passage …
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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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$10,195
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The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Experience Zodiac excursions
  • Spot bounty of wildlife
  • See tabular icebergs of Weddell Sea
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 12-day ultimate Antarctica cruise from Ushuaia and back aboard the Ocean Victory. Start your journey in the Beagle Channel, then cross the infamous Drake Passage and explore the South Shetland Islands. Witness the bounty of wildlife, from albatrosses, seabirds, and seals to whales. …
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