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Experience the wonders of Antarctica and the South Orkney Islands with Adventure Life's array of 11 small ship cruises for 2024. Join us on a cruise journey through icy waters and stunning mountain scenery, where you can witness captivating wildlife, admire gigantic icebergs, and navigate through the Lemaire Channel. From exploring Elephant Island to sailing through the Weddell Sea, each moment offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of the region. Engage in whale watching, wildlife viewing, and kayaking while surrounded by the natural splendor that has inspired explorers for generations. With prices starting at $9,990 to $59,495, begin your adventure to the South Orkney Islands and Elephant Island today and contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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1800's whaling station
$28,895
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 20 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Discover South Georgia's wildlife
  • Discover Antarctica
  • Explore Antarctica's wildlife
  • Discover seals
  • Explore Falklands-Malvinas
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey on this 20-day expedition cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard Sylvia Earle. On this journey, you'll experience the finest aspects of the Antarctic Peninsula and the captivating wildlife sanctuary of South Georgia. You'll have the chance to …
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King Penguins at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
$26,795
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Falklands-Malvinas
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Lookout for wondrous wildlife
  • Watch for whale-sightings
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this21-Day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Expedition Cruise Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Sylvia Earle, explore thehighlights of both the Antarctic Peninsula and the captivating wildlife sanctuary of South Georgia. Explore the historical Falklands-Malvinas islands and be amazed by the …
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Antarctic landscape
$26,095
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore South Georgia
  • Discover South Georgia's wildlife
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula
  • Look out for views and sceneries
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Explore the best of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula on this 21-Day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer. Summer comes to South Georgia’s remote, untamed landscape like a freight train. Famed for its abandoned whaling stations and …
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Abandoned whaling village of Stromness, South Georgia
$15,995
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Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise

18 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Explore Chile’s Frei Station
  • Admire Antarctica's natural beauty
  • Observe unique birdlife
  • Visit Grytviken & Prion Island
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow 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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Landscape during Antarctica tour
$16,650
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South Georgia and Antarctica - Round Trip Puerto Williams

Santiago to Puerto Williams - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Antarctica's diverse wildlife
  • Enjoy Zodiac excursions
  • Follow the history of Shackleton
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Cloud's 17-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

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 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 / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, 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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Colony of black-browed albratross on the Falklands
$9,990
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Classic Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica

22 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • Visit the Western Falkland Islands
  • Search for wildlife and seabirds
  • Explore the Eastern Falklands
  • Discover icy South Georgia
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
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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A group of penguins in the Falkland Islands
$16,700
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 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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Rockhopper penguin sighting
$14,500
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 19 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Get a taste of Falklands history
  • See four S.Georgia penguin species
  • Discover the South Orkney Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience a remarkable 19-day cruise on the Ortelius, exploring the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Encounter diverse wildlife on Carcass and Saunders Islands, and explore Port Stanley's colonial charm. South Georgia reveals king penguins and historic whaling …
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Pair of King penguins on an Antarctica cruise
$17,650
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Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica - Round Trip Puerto Williams

Santiago to Puerto Williams - 20 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Antarctica's diverse wildlife
  • Enjoy Zodiac excursions
  • Follow the history of Shackleton
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Silver Cloud's 20-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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Penguins at the Weddell Sea
$24,700
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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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