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Take a small ship cruise to the picturesque Elephant Island located in Antarctica south of the Falkland Islands and North of the Antarctica Peninsula. This island was named after migratory seals that live on the island with no significant flora or fauna. On your cruise to Elephant Island, expect to see amazing glaciers with pink algae surrounding them. Additionally, Elephant Island is home to several chinstrap penguin rookeries and more-than 2,000-year-old moss colonies. Elephant Island is also well-known for serving as a refuge for Ernest Shackleton and his crew in 1916, where they spent over four months stranded on the island before they were rescued by a supply ship. Consider cruising Antarctica on a small ship cruise in order to be able to access smaller ports, passages, and coves. Contact our travel specialists to start planning your ideal today!

10 Best Elephant Islands Arctic Cruises, Trips, & Tours for 2024-2025

6 Best Elephant Islands Arctic Cruise, Trip, & Tour Deals for 2024-2025

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Antarctica - Elephant Island - Weddell Sea - Polar CircleCustom Label$1050015Mar 7, 2024On this 15-day Antarctic expedition voyage aboard the MV Plancius, travel to remote polar coasts and witness magnificent scenery and animals. Explore …
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The Epic Antarctica and South Georgia AdventureSavings$1159018Mar 18, 2024Take this 18-day expedition cruise through the Southern Ocean aboard Ocean Albatros. Embark on a journey through awe-inspiring Antarctica, then …
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In Shackleton's FootstepsSavings$2259520Mar 16, 2025Embark on this 20-day In Shackleton's Footsteps Expedition Cruise Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer, starting from the Peninsula's top to …
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South Georgia & Antarctic OdysseySavings$2609521Nov 19, 2024On this 21-Day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer, discover the serenity and grandeur of the most remote place …
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South Georgia & Antarctic OdysseySavings$2679521Dec 2, 2024Explore highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia's wildlife haven, and the Falklands-Malvinas on this 21-day cruise roundtrip Ushuaia …
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South Georgia & Antarctic OdysseySavings$2889520Jan 2, 2025Explore South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula on this 20-day cruise aboard Sylvia Earle from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. Encounter captivating …
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