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South Shetland Islands Tours December 2024

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The South Shetland Islands in Antarctica are calling for your exploration with Adventure Life! Join us on a trip to the pristine continent in December 2024, where you can embark on 31 unforgettable tours, each offering a unique perspective on this remote wilderness. Set sail on small ship cruises to the South Shetland Islands, where you'll witness the mesmerizing beauty of penguins, seals, and whales against the backdrop of icy landscapes. Whether you opt for a relaxed wildlife viewing experience, adventurous kayaking excursions, or informative lectures from onboard specialists, there's an activity to suit every traveler's preference. As you explore the Antarctic landscape over 8 to 23 days days, you'll be captivated by the sheer grandeur and untouched beauty of this region. Don't miss the chance to experience the magic of Antarctica in December 2024 - contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Icebergs at sunset
$15,995
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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
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Fly round-trip from Punta Arenas Chile over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. 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 …
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Whale watching in Antarctica
$16,795
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Roundtrip Punta Arenas - 8 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Cross the Drake in a few hours
  • Zodiac cruise in search of whales
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
  • Marvel at the Peninsula highlights
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Optimize your Antarctica experience by flying over the Drake Passage, the fastest and most direct way to the 7th Continent. Board the World Explorer in King George Island and begin your expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, a land of snow-capped mountain peaks, beaches dotted with leopard seals …
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Ice in Antarctica
$11,495
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, 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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Camping in the Polar regions
$14,995
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Explore local bays and channels
  • Scout for humpback & minke whales
  • Experience a Polar Plunge swim
  • Learn from on-board specialists
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
During this 11-day Antarctic expedition, dramatic ice formations ignite your imagination as you search the landscape for the wildlife that calls it home. Whether it’s humpback whales alongside the ship, a leopard seal diving beneath your Zodiac, penguins sliding into crystal waters from an …
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Rosy midnight sun colors over icy seas
$8,995
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South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Look for spectacular wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Antarctica Peninsula
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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 landscapes, massive glaciers, towering icebergs, and abundant wildlife. Look for …
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Sightseeing on South Georgia
$38,495
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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia

23 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • See thousands of pairs of penguins
  • Follow in Shackleton's footsteps
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This epic Antarcticavoyage aboard the Ultramarine includesall ofthe major Antarctic highlights you can imagine. From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have countless unforgettable moments on this adventure-packed, 23-day voyage. Start with …
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$22,765
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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:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, 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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$14,995
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Spirit of Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • See penguin colonies
  • Zodiac cruise
  • Kayak or camp ashore
  • Explore Antarctic marine life
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience polar exploration on a traditional expedition to the white continent during this 12-day adventure cruise roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer. Traverse the famous Drake Passage, admire stunning seabirds, and approach the ice by sea, similar to the early explorers. You'll get to …
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Cruising in the zodiac looking for wildlife
$8,138
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Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage

Roundtrip Puerto Natales - 8 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Skip the traditional Drake Passage
  • Explore into channels and coves
  • Experience activities
  • Explore Antarctica's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Puerto Natales / Puerto Natales
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Hiking, Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Explore the majestic beauty of Antarctica more efficiently with the 8-day Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage Cruise roundtrip to Puerto Natales. Skip the traditional Drake Passage crossing and opt for a two-hour flight to and from Antarctica, ensuring you experience all highlights without …
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$10,995
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The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Experience Zodiac excursions
  • Spot bounty of wildlife
  • See tabular icebergs of Weddell Sea
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 12-day ultimate Antarctica cruise from Ushuaia and back aboard the Ocean Albatros. Start your journey in the Beagle Channel, then cross the infamous Drake Passage and explore the South Shetland Islands. Witness the bounty of wildlife, from albatrosses, seabirds, and seals to whales. …
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A seal sits on snow.
$6,370
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Classic Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ushuaia
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Navigate beautiful waterways
  • Visit an Antarctic station
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Arrive in Ushuaia and meet your vessel the MV Ushuaia for your 11-day polar adventure. Begin your crossing of the Drake Passage, named after Sir Frances Drake who sailed these waters in 1578. Be sure to keep your eyes open for wildlife such as sea birds, whales, and seals. Icebergs and snow-capped …
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Gentoo penguin
$16,195
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore the white continent
  • Observe wildlife
  • Explore landscapes
  • Explore Antarctica's history
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 12-Day Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent Cruise from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia aboard Ultramarine.This trip is an adventure-filled expedition to Antarctica, starting with a transfer from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. After exploring the port town, embark on a journey through the …
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Hiking for a stunning view of Antarctica
$10,095
EBD 20%
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Christmas in Antarctica

12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Explore the white continent
  • See the frozen frontier of earth
  • Observe unique wildlife
  • Admire breathtaking glaciers
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This once-in-a-lifetime adventure takes you to celebrate the festive season in the ultimate white Christmas destination: Antarctica. What could be more special than spending Christmas in one of the most remote and magical regions on Earth - the hauntingly beautiful and pristine ice wilderness of …
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Mirror-smooth waters in the Lemaire Channel
$17,950
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King George Island to King George Island

Antarctica Bridge - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Endeavour
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Fly straight to Antarctica
  • Discover King George Island
  • Observe Adelie Penguins
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the wonders of Antarctica without the ordeal of crossing the legendary rough seas of the Drake Passage. Fly to King George Island, where the Silver Endeavour awaits to bring you to the white continent's stunning shores. Here, spend your days with expert guides who bring a new depth of …
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Zodiac cruise in Antarctica
$10,595
EBD 20%
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New Year in Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Camping experience in Antarctica
  • Enjoy feeding humpback whales
  • Sail through Lemaire Channel
  • Explore Gerlache Strait
  • Discover nesting colonies penguins
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark this 12-day expedition to spend New Year's Eve in Antarctica! Penguins, and first-landing buzz is going to help you ring in the new year. Penguin highways are congested with travel between rookeries and the shore as parents race to fatten up chicks now that summer is in full force. …
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Kayaking in antarctica
$13,995
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Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Trek up snowy pathways for views
  • Zodiac ashore each day to explore
  • Watch glacier calve into the ocean
  • Explore bays & channels each day
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Ocean Explorer in Ushuaia and begin your 11-day polar expedition! 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 whales, seals, and …
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King Penguins Face Off
$28,595
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore the Falkland Islands
  • South Georgia's king penguin
  • Go on Zodiac-cruises
  • Observe spectacular wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a 21-day expedition cruise roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer, combining the Falkland Islands with the stunning scenery and wildlife of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. The Falklands offer a wealth of history, landscapes, and bird-watching opportunities. However, nothing …
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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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