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Explore these 13 top Elephant Island cruises for 2023 and 2024. Some of the most popular activities on our Elephant Island trips include cruises, wildlife viewing, 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 $8,850 for cruises of 11 to 23 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
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
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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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:
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:
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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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:
Tierra del Fuego National Park / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, 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
$14,995
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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
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
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
$9,990
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Classic South Georgia

22 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 22-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:
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 such iconic …
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Pair of King penguins on an Antarctica cruise
$16,900
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Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams - Door to Door

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:
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 - Door to Door

21 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Visit West Point Island
  • Observe Rockhopper Penguins
  • See Stanley's whalebone arch
  • Discover the Antarctic Peninsula
Starts / Ends:
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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A whale plays near the surface at dusk.
$9,690
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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:
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
$17,000
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Puerto Williams to Puerto Williams - Door to Door

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:
Puerto Williams / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Cloud's 18-day Antarctic expedition that begins and ends in 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 …
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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:
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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Incredible Antarctic glaciers
$15,740
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Explorer

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit the rugged Falkland Islands
  • Admire Antarctica's wilderness
  • Observe elephant seals
  • See King Penguins in South Georgia
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A 21-day expedition across the Drake Passage's depths to the awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands awaits. Discover how remarkable Shackleton's expedition was and immerse yourself in interactions with wildlife along the way. A team of polar specialists …
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