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Embark on a voyage to the enigmatic Drake Passage with Adventure Life, where 97 unparalleled Antarctic tours await you in 2025. This passage, a rite of passage for any polar explorer, offers a symphony of crashing waves and soaring albatrosses, leading you to a world of pristine beauty and profound silence. Here, amidst the ice-clad landscapes, you will engage in a plethora of activities such as kayaking amidst icebergs, camping under the southern stars, and capturing the antics of penguins through photography seminars. The Drake Passage is not just a journey; it's an odyssey that promises wildlife encounters with whales and seals, and the thrill of crossing into the Antarctic Circle. With a range of expeditions spanning 6 to 43 days, and starting at a price point of $4,995, the call of the wild is within your reach. To set sail on an adventure that transcends the ordinary, 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
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
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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Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$9,700
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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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Camping in the Polar regions
$11,395
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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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Antarctica reflected
$6,995
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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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$15,595
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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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Enjoy close-up wildlife watching!
$16,195
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Across the Antarctic Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 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:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 13-day Across the Antarctic Circle Expedition Cruise Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer, have a 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 …
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Glacier trekking
$15,175
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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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$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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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
$6,300
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Antarctica – Whale watching discovery and learning voyage

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Explore Antarctica's glaciers
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Search for whales in polar waters
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 10-day Antarctic whale-watching discovery and learning cruise aboard the MV Hondius. Experience the Drake Passage's cool breezes and potential whale sightings. Encounter albatrosses and petrels as you cross the Antarctic Convergence. Visit Danco Island for penguins and seals, Neko …
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$31,495
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Antarctica Complete

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 23 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Step ashore on the Antarctic
  • See the king penguins
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience unparalleled adventure and discovery on your ultimate Antarctic voyage. If you want to see it all, this is the trip for you. Be transported to enthralling subantarctic islands rich with human history and unique wildlife. Then venture into the deep south of the Antarctic Peninsula, …
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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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$14,695
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Spirit of Antarctica featuring the Chilean Fjords

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Polar exploration
  • Explore the Drake Passage
  • Sail the Chilean Fjords
  • Take a Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a traditional 13-day expedition cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia onboard the Sylvia Earle, and fully immerse yourself in the spirit of polar exploration on the highly sought-after white continent. Experience the renowned Drake Passage and witness awe-inspiring seabirds, as well as …
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Kayak in Antarctica
$17,595
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Across the Antarctic Circle - Sail/Fly

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Explore wildlife
  • Zodiac cruises
  • Explore the unexplored
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Visit below the Antarctic Circle on this13-day Across the Antarctic Circle - Sail/Fly Expedition from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard Greg Mortimer.It's an opportunity to explore a different and seldom-seen world. The region feels more isolated and colder than areas located further north, with …
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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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