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Discover Drake Passage in 2024 on one of these amazing trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 64 top-rated trips where you will explore Drake Passage with an exceptional bilingual guide on a small group or customizable private tour. The most popular things to do in Drake Passage in are cruises, wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, wildlife & safari exploration, and whale watching. Our Drake Passage trips in 2024 range in price from $4,995 to $181,690 for trips of 6 to 34 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert Drake Passage trip planners for help planning a seamless experience.
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$12,595
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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:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Sightseeing on South Georgia
$36,695
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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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Camping in the Polar regions
$12,995
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

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
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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Jumping penguins
$10,995
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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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Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica
$12,310
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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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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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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:
Small Ship Cruises, 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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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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$14,495
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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
  • Take a Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, 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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$11,695
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Antarctic Explorer Express

Ushuaia to Punta Arenas - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Fly across the Drake Passage
  • Zodiac-cruise in search of whales
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
By flying across the Drake Passage in one direction and spending less time in the Antarctic Peninsula, this 9-day Antarctic Explorer Express voyage aboard the Sylvia Earle is ideal for those wanting a fast adventure.Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the …
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Watch for whale blows!
$13,600
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Emblematic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit polar research stations
  • Explore drifting icebergs
  • See incredible polar wildlife
  • Hop on Zodiacs for outings
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an extraordinary 12-day Antarctica expedition cruise and be enchanted by magnificent landscapes and unique wildlife. Your tour begins with crossing the legendary Drake Passage, probably accompanied by albatrosses and Cape petrels, sentinels of these often-choppy waters. Then your ship …
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A group of travellers sail around a penguin colony off the shores of Antarctica
$8,650
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Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • 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 the largest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 11-day cruise. In addition, this departure is specially timed to maximize the whale-watching opportunity. Voyage through polar waters in search of massive and …
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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$55,640
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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:
Buenos Aires / Auckland
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, 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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The sun sets over polar mountains
$15,750
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

19 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Hike along Carcass Island's shore
  • See multitudes of southern seabirds
  • Visit Shackleton's grave site
  • Enjoy wonderful glacier views
  • Zodiac cruise among giant icebergs
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Visit all the sub-Antarctic highlights on this 19-day voyage aboard the M/V Plancius, with spectacular landing sites on the Falkland Islands and encounters with black-browed albatrosses and rockhopper penguins. This voyage also includes four days on beautiful South Georgia. Be prepared for tens of …
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Magellanic penguins
$27,995
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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
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
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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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 Cruises, 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
$15,380
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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 Cruises, 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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A humpback whale lifts its fluke
$15,750
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

20 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Meet six species of penguin
  • 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 Hondius 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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