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Join us on a journey to the enigmatic Drake Passage with our 99 exceptional Antarctic cruises for 2024. This storied stretch of water is not only a rite of passage for intrepid explorers but also a gateway to a world of pristine beauty and unparalleled wildlife encounters. As you traverse the infamous Drake Passage, you'll be rewarded with the chance to engage in a variety of adventure options, from kayaking amidst icebergs to camping under the southern stars. Witness the majestic ballet of whales and delight in the antics of penguin colonies, all while partaking in photography seminars that capture the essence of this icy realm. With a range of activities tailored to different interests and fitness levels, these cruises offer an immersive experience into the heart of Antarctica's wilderness. Starting from $4,860, seize the opportunity to connect with the untouched splendor of the Antarctic. To weave these extraordinary experiences into your own tapestry of travel memories, contact one of Adventure Life's Antarctic specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Hauling kayaks out for a paddle
$9,900
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 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, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Craving an Antarctic adventure where you will get substantial time with boots on the ground in the white continent while hiking, snowshoeing, and even camping? Then the Basecamp concept is for you, offering the widest possible range of engaging activities. The 13-day Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp …
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Camping in the Polar regions
$11,195
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore local bays and channels
  • Scout for humpback & minke whales
  • Experience a Polar Plunge swim
  • Learn from on-board specialists
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 11-day Antarctic expedition, dramatic ice formations ignite your imagination as you search the landscape for the wildlife that calls it home. Whether it’s humpback whales alongside the ship, a leopard seal diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding into crystal waters from an …
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Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$9,100
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 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:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, 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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$6,595
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • Search for penguins, seals & whales
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Ocean Nova Air Cruises for a 10-day journey to the 7th Continent: Antarctica. These cruises are at the beginning and end of the season, are economically priced, and recommended for travelers on a budget that want the full Antarctic experience. Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and cross the …
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$12,795
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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:
Relaxed
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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Group of King Penguins
$16,195
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Wild Antarctica - Fly/Sail

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 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, Snorkeling, 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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Glacier trekking
$13,195
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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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$19,795
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Ushuaia

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:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, 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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$15,295
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Deep Weddell following Nordenskjöld

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore the Weddell Sea
  • Watch for ice seals
  • Scour for ancient fossils
  • Rich geology and palaeontology
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 2-week Weddell Sea cruise roundtrip Ushuaia onboard the Sylvia Earle, following in the footsteps of explorer Nordenskjold, embark this adventure for an in-depth exploration of the Weddell Sea. This expedition focuses on a well-known region with vast ice formations, including sea ice, pack …
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Antarctica reflected
$6,595
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sailing from Ushuaia and through the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 10-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. Find yourself at the gates of the white continent. From here, navigate along the Antarctic …
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Jumping penguins
$11,985
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Celebrating Antarctica

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Encounter unforgettable wildlife
  • Cruise among icebergs
  • Stop to see historical sites
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 best that the Antarctic Peninsula has to offer on this 13-day voyage 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. Our extensive …
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A towering iceberg
$18,320
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The Great Adventure

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 18 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Marvel at abundant wildlife
  • Visit historic sites in the region
  • Discover the myriad landscapes
  • Explore up close with Zodiac trips
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 18-day voyage, sail from South Georgia, a land of adventure whose grandiose landscapes are home to abundant wildlife. Journey in the footsteps of the great explorers as far as the Antarctic Peninsula, with its icy panoramas of iridescent colors. Discover a wide variety of animal species …
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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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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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Mirror-like waters in Paradise Bay
$20,695
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Circle and Weddell

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Watch the whales and ice seals
  • Explore Weddell Sea
  • Enjoy Antarctic Peninsula
  • See the Antarctic Circle
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Antarcticadventurerscancrossofftwobucketlistitemsonthis 18-day voyage: traveling below the Antarctic Circle and attempting to break through the Weddell Sea.On the western part of the Antarctic Peninsula, you may spot Adélie penguins and leopard and crabeater seals resting on ice floes as you …
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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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$16,595
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Antarctic Peninsula In Depth

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Enjoy the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Explore Antarctic wildlife
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula
  • Discover famous sites
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience this 15-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer, where you'll visit famous sites and possibly uncover new ones. Discover the wonders of the peninsula during peak summer, when young penguin chicks grow rapidly, fur seal pups are weaned, 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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