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Explore these 21 top Elephant Island cruises for 2022 and 2023. Some of the most popular activities on our Elephant Island trips include wildlife viewing, cruises, whale watching, small ship cruises, and wildlife & safari exploration. Discover Elephant Island with your expert local English-speaking guides who will show you the hot spots and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. We work with only the best small ships that carry under 500 fortunate guests, and we can give you unbiased advice to match you with the perfect ship and perfect cruise for your next vacation. Our Elephant Island cruises start from $8,790 for cruises of 11 to 28 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's Elephant Island cruise specialists for help planning a seamless trip.
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1800's whaling station
$24,095
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

21 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Visit Point Wild
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Lookout for wondrous wildlife
  • Watch for whale-sightings
  • See elephant & Antarctic fur seals
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This voyage encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South Georgia.From the days of Captain Cook’s 1772 Antarctic journey to Roald Amundsen and Sir Ernest Shackleton, humans have always been captivated by this vast place. Discover the historic …
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Salisbury Plain, South Georgia
$24,495
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

21 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit Elephant Islands
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Lookout for wondrous wildlife
  • Watch for whale-sightings
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Summer comes to South Georgia’s remote, untamed landscape like a freight train. Famed for its abandoned whaling stations and Shackleton’s heroic journey, South Georgia is home to millions of fur seals and penguins, wallows of elephant seals, and nesting albatross. We arrive at the …
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Midnight sun over the flat-topped icebergs of the Weddell Sea
$25,095
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 20 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Witness peak breeding cycles
  • Enjoy landings to penguin rookeries
  • Cross the Scotia Sea
  • Kayak South Georgia's coastline
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Greg Mortimer takes you on a 20-day expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina, and follow in Shackleton's footsteps as you witness peak summer wildlife activity, learn about whaling history, visit research sites, and land on …
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Antarctic landscape
$22,395
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

21 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit Elephant Islands
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Lookout for wondrous wildlife
  • Watch for whale-sightings
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Summer comes to South Georgia’s remote, untamed landscape like a freight train. Famed for its abandoned whaling stations and Shackleton’s heroic journey, South Georgia is home to millions of fur seals and penguins, wallows of elephant seals, and nesting albatross. Arrive at the breeding …
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Port Lockroy landing
$21,695
Savings
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

19 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit Santiago
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Look out for wondrous wildlife
  • Watch for whale-sightings
Starts/ Ends in:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This voyage encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South Georgia. Discover the historic Falkland Islands and stand in awe before the world’s largest king penguin colonies in South Georgia. In Antarctica, experience the serenity and grandeur of the …
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A group of penguins in the Falkland Islands
$16,700
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle

23 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Bird watch a multitude of seabirds
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • See Commerson’s Dolphins
  • Visit whaling and sealing station
Starts/ Ends in:
Tierra del Fuego National Park / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board MV Hondius on a23-day sailing adventure andexplore Antarctica, passing from the Falkland Island to Polar Circle. Experience some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth and enjoy close encounters with Gentoo and Adélie penguins, brown skuas, leopard seals, along with humpback and …
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Air Cruise Flight
$14,395
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Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise

17 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Explore Chile’s Frei Station
  • Admire Antarctica's natural beauty
  • Observe unique birdlife
  • Visit Grytviken & Prion Island
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel in the footsteps of explorer Ernest Shackleton to the extremes of the Southern Hemisphere! Visit the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia aboard the Magellan Explorer. Enjoy views of spectacular mountains and towering icebergs, and visit extraordinary snowy landscapes and remote penguin …
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Colony of black-browed albratross on the Falklands
$9,900
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Classic South Georgia

20 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • Visit the Western Falkland Islands
  • Search for wildlife and seabirds
  • Explore the Eastern Falklands
  • Discover icy South Georgia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this amazing 20-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Ushuaia to the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands. Throughout the voyage, watch for wildlife such as rockhopper penguins, elephant seals, black-browed albatrosses and many more!
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Albatross in the arctic.
$8,850
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Antarctica - Elephant Island - Weddell Sea - Polar Circle

14 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • 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 in:
Port of Ushuaia / Puerto Madryn
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, 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 such iconic …
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Pair of King penguins on an Antarctica cruise
$23,200
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Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams

21 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Antarctica's diverse wildlife
  • Enjoy Zodiac excursions
  • Follow the history of Shackleton
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Santiago
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Cloud's 21-day expedition begins and ends at the Puerto Williams. This expedition includes a visit to breathtaking South Georgia where you will find huge King Penguin colonies, itSpots whaling history and Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. If you think …
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Rockhopper penguins
$19,600
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Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams

21 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Visit West Point Island
  • Observe Rockhopper Penguins
  • See Stanley's whalebone arch
  • Discover the Antarctic Peninsula
Starts/ Ends in:
Puerto Williams / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join a journey to the last untouched continent. First, visit several of the Falkland Islands, looking for Black-browed Albatross, Rockhopper Penguins and Imperial Cormorants. Then continue to breathtaking South Georgia for Christmas. Huge King Penguin colonies, its whaling history and Sir Ernest …
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Seals in Antarctica with zodiac in background
$26,500
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Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

21 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Visit the Valdes Peninsula
  • Hike across West Point Island
  • Admire spectacular icebergs
  • Encounter four penguin species
Starts/ Ends in:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Make memories to last a lifetime. Leave bustling Buenos Aires and spend two relaxing days at sea prior to anchoring in unhurried Puerto Madryn. Anticipate rockhopper penguin and black-browed albatross watching on West Point Island as you prepare for the transformative experience of witnessing the …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$21,200
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Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams

17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Explore the 'End of the World'
  • Witness Antarctica's wildlfie
  • Sail the legendary Drake Passage
  • See glorious icebergs and glaciers
Starts/ Ends in:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 17-day cruise, explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands while cruising the legendary Drake Passage. Admire the spectacular landscape of sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers, and keep an eye out for seals, whales, and a variety of seabirds. Learn from a group of …
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Black Browed Albatross
$21,325
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Shackleton's Final Quest

22 Day Itinerary aboard Island Sky
  • Follow Sir Shackleton's footsteps
  • Explore the Port of Stanley
  • Visit Grytviken
  • See Penguin rookeries
  • See Orca, Humpback and Minke whales
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest explorers of all time, Sir Ernest Shackleton, as we journey deep into Antarctica by way of the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia during this 22-day voyage aboard Island Sky. We’ll explore the fascinating history of the …
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Penguin and landscape
$18,790
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Explorer

21 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Admire the Antarctica's beauty
  • See King Penguins in South Georgia
  • Watch elephant seals
  • Visit the rugged Falkland Islands
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 21-day expedition on the Ocean Endeavour to the charming and remote Falkland Islands, the wildlife wonderland of South Georgia, and the majestic Antarctica Peninsula. Enjoy unforgettable encounters with untamed wildlife, step back in time at historically signigficant sites as the British …
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A whale plays near the surface at dusk.
$8,790
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Explorers Cruise: Antarctic Peninsula and the Extreme Weddell Sea

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Cross the famed Drake Passage
  • Admire the Antarctic wildlife
  • View the captivating landscapes
  • Discover Lemaire Channel
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the incredible wildlife in icy waters, stunning mountain scenery and gigantic icebergs during 11 action-packed days aboard the Ocean Victory.Departing Ushuaia in Argentina, cross the mighty Drake Passage on your way to the South Shetland Islands. From here, navigate the South Shetland …
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Landscape during Antarctica tour
$17,900
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Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams

18 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Antarctica's diverse wildlife
  • Enjoy Zodiac excursions
  • Follow the history of Shackleton
Starts/ Ends in:
Puerto Williams / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Cloud's 18-day expedition begins and ends at Puerto Williams. This all-encompassing journey is an explorer’s dream. Starting with three days at sea, touch terra firma in South Georgia, and see how the animals are in charge and humans come a distant second. After a bucket list Drake …
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Albatross in the arctic.
$10,500
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Antarctica - Elephant Island - Weddell Sea - Polar Circle

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 in:
Port of Ushuaia / Puerto Madryn
Activities:
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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