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A penguin colony hanging out on the ice.
$4,860
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Classic Antarctica

10 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • View vast penguin rookeries
  • Explore the pristine wilderness
  • Navigate narrow passages
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the 7th Continent - Antarctica. The remarkable history of the Antarctic Peninsula provides you with remarkable excitement as you cross the Drake Passsage. Icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that you have reached the South Shetland Islands, a haven for …
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Icebergs at sunset
$12,995
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Hebridean Sky Air Cruises
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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$13,595
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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, 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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Travelers catching a glimpse of a Minke Whale on a zodiac trip.
$15,080
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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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Ready to take off!
$10,995
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Meet Antarctica´s wildlife
  • Zodiac cruise around Pleneau Island
  • View Neko Harbor´s icebergs
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Skip the four days of Drake Passage crossings and optimize your Antarctica experience by flying! A short two-hour flight takes you between Punta Arenas, Chile, and King George Island. Once in Antarctica, the penguins, seals, and whales keep you and your camera busy, as do the massive icebergs, …
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Ice in Antarctica
$11,495
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova Air Cruises
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Seals!
$14,220
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King George Island Roundtrip

2022 - 6 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Explorer
  • Fly straight to Antarctica
  • Discover King George Island
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Observe Adelie Penguins
Starts/ Ends in:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The seventh continent beckons travellers with its promise of snowy plains and unparalleled wildlife, but many fear the (in)famous Drake Passage crossing. But that is no longer the case! Travel aboard our Antarctica Bridge sailings and get set to fly straight to King George Island, just a 2-hour …
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Penguins on the shores of Antarctica
$5,990
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The Antarctica X-Bow Express

9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Experience Tierra del Fuego
  • Explore South Shetland
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Discover South Shetland Islands
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Departing Ushuaia in Argentina, we cross the mighty Drake Passage, navigating towards the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic peninsula. Here we will be making Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries and fascinating lookouts along the way. Continuing southward, we pass the famous Deception …
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Air Cruise Flight
$4,995
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Hebridean Sky Air Cruises
  • Step foot on famous Cape Horn
  • Sail through ice-filled bays
  • Zodiac cruise in search of wildlife
  • Visit King George Island
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Leaving Ushuaia, this 6-day adventure brings you through the Beagle Channel and to legendary Cape Horn. Cross the mythical waters of the Drake Passage and experience a day in one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica!Sail in ice-filled bays while enjoying the company of sea birds, …
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Magellanic penguins
$22,995
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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings

20 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore the British town of Stanley
  • See South Georgia’s vast wildlife
  • Experience a unique kayak excursion
  • Learn about Antarctica's history
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 20-day adventure cruising the Antarctic aboard the World Explorer, an ideal ship for Polar exploration. Enjoy unforgettable encounters with untamed wildlife in a vast, dramatic and spectacular setting. Explore theremote Falkland Islands, the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, and the …
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$10,995
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Journey to the Circle

14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Experience the White Continent
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
  • Enjoy unique onshore landings
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 14-day Antarctic expedition offers an in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Set sail aboard the comfortable and spacious polar expedition vessel, the Ocean Endeavour, to venture south to a milestone that few have journeyed, the Antarctic Circle, latitude 66° 33’. Leaving …
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Zodiac trip to see Antarctica.
$19,495
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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia

23 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Diamond
  • Meet bird species of the Falklands
  • Visit Sir Shackleton´s gravesite
  • Zodiac cruise in search of wildlife
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Learn about Antarctica´s unique geology, history, and wildlife on this 23-day diverse expedition aboard the Ocean Diamond. See the incredible wildlife of South Georgia - more than 30 species of breeding birds, including four species of penguins - and explore by Zodiac the shores of the …
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$19,705
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Ushuaia

21 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Stanley, East Falkland
  • Cruise scenic bays and channels
  • See Grytviken Whaling Station
  • View bird colonies and seal wallows
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. …
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Icebergs at sunset
$13,395
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruise, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, you are invited on this 8-day adventure to one of the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and most inhospitable places - Antarctica. In a little over three hours of flying from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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A majestic view from the kayak
$9,695
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer)
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Watch glacier calve into the ocean
  • Explore bays & channels each day
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Adventurer (Sea Adventurer) in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar adventure! Begin to cross the Drake Passage -the next time you see land you are in Antarctica! Enjoy zodiac excursions to explore bays, channels, and landing sites each day. Visit penguin rookeries and search for …
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Chinstrap penguin sighting
$6,450
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South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Look for spectacular wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Antarctica Peninsula
Activities:
Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy this classic 10-day voyage to the great white continent aboard Ocean Victory. Depart Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world, to cross the infamous Drake Passage to reach Antarctica. Spend two days exploring the sub-Antarctic South Shetland islands, which abound with volcanic …
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$10,945
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Christmas in Antarctica

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Antarctica on Christmas
  • Stop to see historical sites
  • Sail across the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cruise among icebergs
  • Encounter unforgettable wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the Christmas season and explore the majestic white continent, enjoying abundant wildlife encounters and the striking panoramic landscape of the Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea and Antarctic Peninsula. Your team ensures that the spirit onboard the ship is festive and fun, delivering an …
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Hiking for a stunning view of Antarctica
$5,795
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Discover Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Experience the White Continent
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Admire breathtaking scenery
Starts/ Ends in:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Ocean Endeavour on an incredible 11-day polar adventure. Embarkin Ushuaia at the southern tip of South America, to cruise through the infamous and often turbulent Drake Passage, destination South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Enter into a world of ice, surrounded by the …
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