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Top Drake Passage Trips & Tours in January 2026

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Discover Drake Passage in January 2026 on one of these 18 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of Drake Passage during January 2026 as you enjoy wildlife viewing, small ship cruises, cruises, wildlife & safari exploration, and whale watching. Prices for trips in January 2026 range from $4,995 to $95,395 for a vacation of 6 to 28 days. Choose any of the below 18 itineraries in January 2026 and customize it when you contact one of Adventure Life's expert Drake Passage trip planners.
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Camping in the Polar regions
$15,695
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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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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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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
$10,027
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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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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
$16,995
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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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Lemaire channel reflection
$9,250
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Antarctica - Discovery and Learning Voyage

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Cruise between icebergs & fjords
  • Observe penguins, albatross & more
  • Enjoy trips ashore each day
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, 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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Antarctic landscape
$21,895
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Set foot on the 7th Continent
  • Look for minke and humpback whales
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement relatively few people experience in their lifetime. Even more rare is the incomparable milestone that’s achieved when a traveler crosses the iconic Antarctic Circle. Navigating south of 66°33' S is—for most …
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Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$11,100
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • 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
Join this adventurous 13-day expedition cruise, where Ortelius becomes your base camp for invigorating activities including hiking, snowshoeing, mountaineering, kayaking, camping, and exploring in zodiac dinghies. Experience Antarctica's otherworldly landscapes and distinctive wildlife up close …
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An ocean of icebergs.
$20,095
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Antarctic Wildlife Adventure

Ushuaia to Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Observe seabirds & marine mammals
  • Explore South Georgia Island
  • Tour the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Paddle through tranquil waters
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Sea Spirit for an extended Antarctic cruise that includes the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. This voyage gives you an opportunity to explore the untold beauty of one of the most remote parts of the world. Starting in Ushuaia, this Antarctica cruise takes you around the most …
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Penguins navigating the icy slopes
$25,295
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South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Explore king penguin rookeries
  • Tour abandoned whaling stations
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
  • Step foot on the 7th continent
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 18-day adventure aboard Ocean Explorer on a roundtrip cruise from Ushuaia. At sea, photograph massive albatross and pintado petrel as they swoop and soararound the ship, guiding you toward South Georgia. Beaches teeming with king penguins andelephant seals greet you on this fabled island, …
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Nature at its finest
$13,195
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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Wildest Antarctica - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Observe majestic albatross
  • Admire unique Antarctic wildlife
  • Enjoy whale watching on board
  • Visit the famous “Kodak Gap”
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail south in quest of the fabled Antarctic Circle on this 15-day Sea Spirit expedition. After crossing the circle proceed inshore to visit some of most breathtaking sites this far south. Work your way north along the peninsula, and navigate the waterways and bays, exploring and looking for …
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Penguins at the Weddell Sea
$26,500
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Remote Weddell Sea Explorer

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 28 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Explore the Weddell Sea
  • Discover South Georgia's wildlife
  • Explore Elephant Island
  • Wildlife on Elephant Island
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Weddell Sea on this 28-Day Remote Expedition Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard the MV Ortelius. Start your trip in Ushuaia en route to South Georgia, where you will follow in the footsteps of legendary polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and his ship, Endurance. This island is home to an abundance …
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Observe beautiful fur seals
$18,284
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In-depth Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Expedition

23 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fram
  • Watch for whales and other wildlife
  • Explore South Georgia
  • Visit Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Sail through Drake Passage
Starts / Ends:
Chile / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 23-day expedition cruise to truly experience the wildlife and nature of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. The Falkland Islands have a lot of undiscovered beauty and charm, from the windswept green highlands and white-sand beaches to the welcoming city Stanley. And …
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Watch for whale blows!
$13,130
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Emblematic Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Visit polar research stations
  • Explore drifting icebergs
  • See incredible polar wildlife
  • Hop on Zodiacs for outings
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / 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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Chinstrap Penguins during wildlife tour
$13,130
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Emblematic Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal
  • Marvel at the dynamic landscapes
  • Observe magnificent wildlife
  • Visit research and whaling stations
  • Learn from a team of expert guides
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Le Boreal for a polar expedition cruiseto the heart of the icy realm that is theAntarctic Peninsula.Experience an unforgettable12-dayvoyage and succumb to the enchantment of the breathtaking landscapes inhabited by astonishing wildlife. The Antarctic has a language unto itself. Understand the …
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