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Spot massive whales on one of these 122 exceptional Drake Passage whale watching trips during 2022 - 2023. Prices for Drake Passage whale watching trips can vary from $4,300 to $113,410 for a trip of 6 to 34 days in 2022 or 2023. Choose one the whale watching trips below with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Drake Passage whale watching trip planners to match you with the perfect ship and itinerary for your precise tastes and needs.
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$5,495
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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
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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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$10,945
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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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$9,050
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Antarctic - Basecamp

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Encounter humpback & minke whales
  • Hike near shore & up hilltops
  • View Adelie & gentoo penguins
  • Kayak between icebergs
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Expedition and exploration are the focus of these voyages aboard the MV Plancius. The ship becomes a basecamp for these polar voyages. “Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. "Activity modules” are offered which go …
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Sightseeing on South Georgia
$31,995
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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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$19,705
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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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Camping in the Polar regions
$10,795
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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
$9,995
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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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Hiking in Antarctica is rewarded with spectacular views
$6,595
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

11 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Sail the infamous Drake Passage
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Magellan Explorer on this 11-day trip where you will sail from Ushuaia and through the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places on Earth - Antarctica. One you reach the great the white continent you will navigate …
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A majestic view from the kayak
$9,695
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Watch glacier calve into the ocean
  • Explore bays & channels each day
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Adventurer (formerly Sea Adventurer) in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar expedition! Begin to cross the Drake Passage -the next time you see land you are in Antarctica! Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and …
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Whale watching in Antarctica
$14,350
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The Great Austral Loop

17 Day Itinerary aboard Le Boreal
  • Explore beaches & turquoise waters
  • View alpine landscapes and glaciers
  • Discover snow-capped mountains
  • See wildlife of Falkland Islands
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Set sail aboard Le Boreal from the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina. On your expedition explore the Falkland Islands, whose wild beauty and lush moors are sure to captivate you, before heading to South Georgia, its impressive glaciers and its black-sand beaches where large …
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Albatross cruising the Drake Passage to Antarctica
$10,790
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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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Kayaking in antarctica
$15,895
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

14 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Spot wildlife & take in the beauty
  • Watch penguins waddling ashore
  • Visit historic research stations
  • Learn about Antarctica's geology
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Not only does this 14-day expedition include the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula, it also offers the opportunity to venture further south across the Antarctic Circle. As you head toward a milestone few travelers reach, you feel you are in a world without borders, sailing …
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Glacier trekking
$13,135
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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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Ushuaia in the evening
$28,450
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Ross Sea | Incl. helicopters

Ushuaia to Bluff, NZ - 33 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Sail along the Ross Ice Shelf
  • Visit the U.S. McMurdo Station
  • See vast Adélie penguin colonies
  • Follow the routes of past explorers
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Invercargill
Activities:
Helicopter Tours, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This is your ultimate chance to sail to the southern parts of the Antarctic Peninsula, Peter I Island, the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas into the Ross Sea, visiting Shackleton’s and Scott’s huts, Mc Murdo Station, the Dry Valleys and Campbell Island Island. This 33-day voyage offers …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$15,395
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Across the Antarctic Circle

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, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Venturing below the Antarctic Circle is about more than just earning bragging rights. It is the 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 narrow …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$16,695
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Antarctic Peninsula In Depth

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Enjoy the Antarctic Peninsula
  • See penguin chicks hatching
  • Enjoy whale watching
  • Observe sea birds and albatrosses
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 15-day ultimate expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, featuring visits to well-known landmarks and the potential for new discoveries. Discover the delights of the Antarctic Peninsula in the peak of summer, when small penguin chicks are growing swiftly, fur seal pups are being weaned and …
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Watch for whale blows!
$11,350
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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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Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$8,850
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Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp

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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