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Travelers catching a glimpse of a Minke Whale on a zodiac trip.
$14,940
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Journey to Antarctica - The White Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Encounter iconic wildlife
  • Kayak among icebergs
  • Experience the undersea Antarctic
  • See legendary landscapes & habitats
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This journey to the "White Continent" offers six days of exploration on the incomparably beautiful Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands and waterways. The sights, sounds and emotions stay in your mind forever — enormous tabular icebergs, hillsides covered with thousands …
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Mirrored reflection on our kayak excursion
$14,795
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Fly Cruise

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See the activity of a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Cruise on a Zodiac
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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$12,295
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Spirit of Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Hone your photography skills
  • Search for orcas and whales
  • Observe penguin colonies
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embrace the spirit of polar exploration on this classic expedition to the coveted white continent. Sail across the famed Drake Passage, admiring spectacular seabirds and approaching the ice as the explorers of old did: by sea. With a chance to Zodiac-cruise through pack ice, set foot on the …
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$13,595
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Wild Antarctica - Sail/Fly Cruise

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Be awed by the array of wildlife
  • Marvel at enormous tabular icebergs
  • Learn about volcanic islands
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Famed for its tremendous tabular icebergs, year-round sea ice, fascinating fossils and the pivotal role it played in Shackleton’s Endurance expedition, the Weddell Sea offers unsurpassed opportunities for exploration. Embark on a true Antarctic expedition as you not only explore the west …
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An ocean of icebergs.
$8,810
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Polar Circle Quest

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • Discover the Antarctic peninsula
  • Spot varied wildlife
  • Enjoy a full program of lectures
  • Explore south for the Polar Circle
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this exciting expedition cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, and endeavor to cross the Polar Circle on this 12-day polar voyage. Board the MV Ushuaia and voyage roundtrip from Ushuaia, Argentina across the Drake Passage and into the great southern region.
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$14,495
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail Cruise

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See the activity of a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Cruise on a Zodiac
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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Enjoy close-up wildlife watching!
$11,900
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Antarctic Explorer

Sail-Fly - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit the Antarctic peninsula
  • Take a Zodiac cruise
  • Tour scientific research stations
  • Dive and snorkel in the Antarctic
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This one-way fly cruise itinerary features the best of Antarctica and allows for more exploration, by sailing the Drake Passage one way and flying the other. Get up close with iridescent icebergs, vast colonies of Adelie and gentoo penguins, as well as islands that are alive with leopard seals …
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Chinstrap penguin sighting
$13,795
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Antarctic Explorer - Roundtrip Punta Arenas - Fly/Fly Cruise

12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Enjoy the peninsula
  • Experience polar diving/snorkeling
  • Tour scientific research stations
  • Zodiac cruise
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This fly cruise itinerary features the best of Antarcticaand allows for more exploration, by flying over the Drake Passage both directions. Get up close with iridescent icebergs, vast colonies of Adelie and gentoo penguins, as well as islands that are alive with leopard seals busy with courtship, …
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Sea kayaking in Antarctica
$8,995
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

12 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Enjoy Argentinean wines
  • Search for southern seal species
  • Trek up snowy pathways
  • Experience abundant wildlife
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the spacious and comfortable World Explorer and experience a perfect adventure for first-time visitors to Antarctica.Spend 12 days exploring the wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, Zodiac cruise through sea ice, witness penguins building their nests, and …
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A group of travellers sail around a penguin colony off the shores of Antarctica
$7,250
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Antarctic Peninsula - Whale Watching Voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic Continent
  • Zodiac cruise by alpine peaks
  • Observe humpback and minke whales
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoy the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica on this special 12-day cruise. In addition, this departure is specially timed to maximize the whale watching opportunity. Voyage polar waters in search of massive and elusive whales. …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$21,960
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Antarctica Expedition - Eclipse

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Observe a Total Solar Eclipse
  • Visit Elephant Island
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Encounter four penguin species
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Once in a lifetime does not even begin to describe this unique Antarctic adventure. Go from blindly white to opaque black, and experience total darkness on the 4th December 2021. Silver Cloud will navigate the path to the point of the greatest eclipse, so take advantage of being in the right place …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$13,300
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Antarctic Expedition - Ushuaia to Ushuaia

12 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Antarctica's diverse wildlife
  • Climb part of Cuverville’s hill
  • Enjoy Zodiac excursions
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Silver Wind for a 12-day adventure to the Earth's frozen frontier. Sail past sculpted icebergs and calving glaciers, and be on the lookout for some of the region’s captivating wildlife: penguins, seals, whales, and seabirds. Make your way through the legendary Drake Passage and …
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View of an iceberg at dawn
$14,495
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Antarctic Explorer - Punta Arenas to Ushuaia - Fly/Sail Cruise

12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Observe colonies of penguins
  • Spot unique wildlife
  • Explore Antarctica by Zodiac
  • Discover the white continent
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruise, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Early Antarctic explorers returned from their voyages to the deep south with tales of a magnificent, ice-covered land teeming with life. Experience the awe-inspiring immensity of Antarctica and immerse yourself in the unimaginable beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula, where vast glaciers tumble into …
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The sun sets over polar mountains
$13,595
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Across the Antarctic Circle - Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Take a Zodiac cruise
  • Tour scientific research stations
  • Dive and snorkel in the Antarctic
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Crossing the geographical milestone of the Antarctic Circle is a moment to celebrate, and we do so with enthusiasm. In this frozen area of extraordinary beauty, powerful orcas and leopard seals patrol the waters, while ethereal snow petrels grace the skies against a backdrop of bristling mountain …
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Mirror-smooth waters in the Lemaire Channel
$8,050
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Antarctica - Discovery and Photography Voyage

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Set foot on Antarctica
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
  • Search for whales and seals
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 12-day Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins. The snowy southern islands, as well as the lush, bird-filled flora …
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