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Top South Shetland Islands Trips & Tours in March 2025

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Discover South Shetland Islands in March 2025 on one of these 18 tours hand-selected by the travel experts at Adventure Life. Explore the best of South Shetland Islands, and King George Island during March 2025 as you enjoy cruises, wildlife viewing, wildlife & safari exploration, small ship cruises, and whale watching. Prices for trips in March 2025 range from $4,860 to $51,695 for a vacation of 8 to 20 days. Choose any of the below 18 itineraries in March 2025 and customize it when you contact one of Adventure Life's expert South Shetland Islands trip planners.
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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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Camping in the Polar regions
$11,395
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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
$8,495
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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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Blue Eyed Shag in Neko Harbor, Antarctic Peninsula
$18,795
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Antarctic Explorer with Chilean Fjords

Roundtrip Punta Arenas - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Experience Zodiac cruises
  • Observe marine wildlife
  • Explore bays and coves
  • Discover marine wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a 14-day travel adventure aboard the Sylvia Earle, a cruise that departs from and returns to Punta Arenas, featuring the Chilean Fjords and Antarctic Explorer. This expedition offers a chance to witness a range of wildlife in their natural habitats, such as penguin chicks, whales, …
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Whale watching in Antarctica
$7,700
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Antarctica - Polar Circle - Whale watching

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 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
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, 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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$14,295
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Wild Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Vast tabular icebergs
  • Explore the Weddell Sea
  • Visit fossil fields
  • Capture Antarctic light
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 12-Day Wild Antarctica Cruise Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer to explore the Weddell Sea. It is well-known for its huge flat-topped icebergs, unending sea ice, interesting fossils, and its importance in Shackleton's Endurance expedition. It presents an exceptional chance for …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$13,395
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Wild Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Vast tabular icebergs
  • Explore the Weddell Sea
  • Visit fossil fields
  • Capture Antarctic light
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Scuba Diving, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience an Antarctic expedition during this 13-day Wild Antarctica Cruise from Ushuaia aboard Sylvia Earle, as you explore the renowned Weddell Sea. Discover the region's massive flat-topped icebergs, endless sea ice, fascinating fossils, and its significance in Shackleton's Endurance …
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$14,695
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Spirit of Antarctica featuring the Chilean Fjords

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Polar exploration
  • Explore the Drake Passage
  • Sail the Chilean Fjords
  • Take a Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a traditional 13-day expedition cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia onboard the Sylvia Earle, and fully immerse yourself in the spirit of polar exploration on the highly sought-after white continent. Experience the renowned Drake Passage and witness awe-inspiring seabirds, as well as …
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Kayaking in antarctica
$11,495
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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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$6,995
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Giants of the Southern Ocean: Whale Voyage with South Shetlands and the Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 9 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • See the plentiful wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Experience shore landings and more
  • Enjoy smooth sail to Drake passage
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 9-day cruise to the Giants of the Southern Ocean, roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Ocean Victory. Set sail from Ushuaia in Argentina, crossing the Drake Passage and heading towards the South Shetland Islands. With a unique X-BOW design, the ship offers a smoother sailing journey and provides …
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$22,595
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In Shackleton's Footsteps

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 20 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore the Iceberg Alley
  • Explore Shackleton's expedition
  • Discover King penguins
  • Explore Fortuna Bay and Stromness
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 20-day In Shackleton's Footsteps Expedition Cruise Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer, start your exploration from the top of the Peninsula and venture into the Weddell Sea to reach Elephant Island, where Sir Ernest Shackleton's crew lived for several months. Finally, you will …
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Beautiful port of Ushuaia, Argentina
$16,999
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Antarctic Discovery

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 11 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Navigate the intrepid Drake Passage
  • Discover Beak Island and more
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • See Deception Island's
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail on this 11-day Antarctic Discovery exploration cruise from Ushuaia and back aboard World Navigator. As you cross the famous Drake Passage, keep an eye out for hourglass dolphins. Then, explore the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula with daily landings and complimentary zodiac …
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A penguin colony hanging out on the ice.
$5,730
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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
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, 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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Antarctic landscape
$19,495
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Set foot on the 7th Continent
  • Look for minke and humpback whales
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Setting foot on the 7th Continent is a polar achievement relatively few people experience in their lifetime. Even more rare is the incomparable milestone that’s achieved when a traveler crosses the iconic Antarctic Circle. Navigating south of 66°33' S is—for most …
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Antarctic landscape
$17,995
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Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 14 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Sail the Drake Passage
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Set foot on the 7th Continent
  • Look for minke and humpback whales
  • Visit iconic landing sites
  • Take the Polar Plunge
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Antarctic Peninsula on this 14-Day Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Ocean Explorer. Start the trip in Ushuaia, Argentina, and end in Punta Arenas, Chile. Travel through the Drake Passage before reaching the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition is led by a …
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Admire Antarctic fur seals
$16,095
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

19 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Set foot on the Antarctic peninsula
  • Discover abundant wildlife
  • Learn the history of the region
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Falkland Islands
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this extraordinary 19-day voyage, follow in the wake of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica and the South Shetlands before heading via Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea to South Georgia and Falkland Islands. Cross the mighty Drake Passage en route for the South Shetland Islands. Make …
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Hauling kayaks out for a paddle
$18,999
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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard World Voyager
  • Navigate the intrepid Drake Passage
  • Discover Beak Island and more
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • See Deception Island's
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 13-day roundtrip exploration from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Circle on World Voyager. Look for Weddell, elephant, and crabeater seals as your Captain navigates through picturesque channels of pristine icebergs and ice floes. Cross the Antarctic Circle and become a member of the Order …
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Looking across the Beagle Channel from Ushuaia
$22,999
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Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 15 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Witness diverse wildlife
  • Crossing the Antarctic Circle
  • Experience classic elegance
  • Discover icebergs in Antarctica
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 15-day cruise from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Circle on World Navigator.Traverse the legendary Drake Passage, a rite of passage for any Antarctic explorer, where you'll witness diverse wildlife, including majestic whales and graceful albatrosses, against breathtaking ocean views. …
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