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Top Drake Passage Tours & Cruises in 2026

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Discover Drake Passage in 2026 on one of these trips hand selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Select any of the below 34 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 2026 range in price from $4,995 to $95,395 for trips of 6 to 33 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's expert Drake Passage trip planners for help planning a seamless experience.
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Camping in the Polar regions
$13,195
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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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$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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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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Sightseeing on South Georgia
$40,595
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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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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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$15,180
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Antarctic Peninsula In Depth

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 15 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Enjoy the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Witness glaciers and wildlife
  • Enjoy whale watching
  • Take polar plunge in Southern Ocean
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, commencing from Ushuaia, the southernmost city. Traverse the Drake Passage, explore the wilderness of the White Continent, and witness glaciers, icebergs, and wildlife on the Antarctic Peninsula—home to Adelie penguins, blue-eyed …
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Icebergs reflected in Antarctica's Paradise Bay
$10,395
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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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Incredible ice formations
$4,995
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Visit the legendary Cape Horn
  • Attend presentations and lectures
  • Sail through ice-filled bays
  • Explore Antarctic bases & stations
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For those short on time this Antarctic Express Air Cruise optimizes your experience so you can see it all! Embark the Ocean Nova in Ushuaia and set sail for Cape Horn. Depending on the weather, be one of the few to step foot on this rarely-visited island! Begin by crossing the Drake Passage en …
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Leopard Seal
$9,250
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 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
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, 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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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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A majestic view from the kayak
$16,995
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Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Witness Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Presentations by polar experts
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 10-day Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North Expedition Cruise aboard Ocean Explorer, experience the thrill of cruising the Drake Passage upon departure from Ushuaia, complemented by the convenience of a return flight heading north. Along the way to the northernmost point of the …
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Antarctic landscape
$19,395
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Set foot on the 7th Continent
  • Look for minke and humpback whales
  • Visit iconic landing sites
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula on this 14-Day Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Ocean Explorer. Start the trip in Ushuaia, Argentina, and end in Punta Arenas, Chile. Travel through the Drake Passage before reaching the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition is led by a …
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A large penguin colony
$15,555
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Crossing the Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 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
Embark on a comfortable 14-day journey aboard the Seaventure, navigating through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula to cross the Antarctic Circle. As you venture southward, expect to encounter increasing amounts of sea ice, along with remarkable wildlife and breathtaking …
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Albatross in the arctic.
$11,200
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Antarctica - Elephant Island - Weddell Sea - Polar Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail to legendary Elephant Island
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Search for whales in polar waters
  • See stunning Weddell Sea
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Every Antarctic traveler experiences some of the adventures known to the historic polar explorers, but this voyage takes it to the next level. This adventurous polar expedition in the Antarctic Circle combines the exciting Weddell Sea with the amazing Antarctic Peninsula, including iconic landing …
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Jumping penguins
$10,400
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Antarctica - Beyond the Polar Circle - Marguerite Bay

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Dive the blue Antarctic waters
  • Pass through The Gullet
  • View minke and humpback whales
  • Zodiac cruise among glaciers
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on a 15-day Antarctic adventure aboard the Ortelius, venturing beyond the Polar Circle to Marguerite Bay. Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, known as the "End of the World," your journey begins with breathtaking views of the Beagle Channel. As you traverse the Drake Passage, …
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Whale sighting in Polar waters!
$12,965
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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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A humpback whale lifts its fluke
$16,900
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 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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Kayaking in antarctica
$16,195
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Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Witness Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Presentations by polar experts
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 10-day Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North Expedition Cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia aboard Ocean Explorer, opt for the quickest route to Antarctica and witness the continent from the air, offering a distinctive preview of its vast landscape, which remains one of the last …
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