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These 23 Active Tours in Antarctica for 2024 and 2025 provide a chance for visitors to experience the continent's rugged terrain, icy waters, and stunning vistas in a new and exciting way. Antarctica is known for its breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife, but it also offers a unique opportunity for sporty and active people. Activities such as active, cruises, small ship cruises, wildlife viewing, and adventure options are popular among visitors seeking an active and exhilarating adventure. The stunning glaciers, towering icebergs, and icy seas make for an unparalleled backdrop for these activities. Stop in Drake Passage, Antarctica Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Neko Harbor, and Port Lockroy, where the raw beauty of nature can be experienced at its most extreme. Active tours start at $7,899, and last from 5 to 25 days. Contact Adventure Life Experts and experience this remarkable location.
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Hauling kayaks out for a paddle
$9,900
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Craving an Antarctic adventure where you will get substantial time with boots on the ground in the white continent while hiking, snowshoeing, and even camping? Then the Basecamp concept is for you, offering the widest possible range of engaging activities. The 13-day Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp …
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$31,495
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Antarctic Odyssey from Union Glacier

5 Day Itinerary
  • Fly over the Ellsworth Mountains
  • Experience Antarctica
  • Immerse yourself in the wilderness
  • Enjoy outdoor activities
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Skiing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Embark on a journey to the remote interior of the great white continent. Antarctica is a land of extremes and only a select few have the opportunity to visit the highest, driest, windiest, coldest continent on earth! Immerse yourself in the ultimate wilderness, surrounded by pristine views, …
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Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$8,800
25% Off
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 13 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies, all from the comfort of your floating basecamp, MV Hondius. Some …
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Posing at the Ceremonial South Pole. Courtesy Adam Ungar, Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions
$82,950
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South Pole Overnight and Three Glaciers Retreat

at Three Glaciers Retreat - 7 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Union Glacier
  • Experience Antarctica
  • Visit the Amundsen-Scott Station
  • Enjoy outdoor activities
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Skiing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Fly to the Geographic South Pole, the holy grail of polar explorers, and spend the night at the World’s Southernmost Resort. Embrace this exclusive opportunity to camp overnight and wake up at 90° South. Below your feet, all 360 lines of longitude meet and in just a few steps you can walk …
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Penguins in the Antarctic landscape
$92,500
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Emperors & Explorers

9 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Union Glacier
  • Camp near an Emperor Penguin Colony
  • Explore Antarctica
  • Photograph local wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Experience two Antarctic icons in one action-packed adventure. Fly by ski aircraft to the Gould Bay Emperor Penguin Colony on the remote coast of the Weddell Sea. Camp on the same sea ice where thousands of birds come to raise and feed their young. Photograph majestic emperors and …
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Penguins gathering on the shore
$71,500
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Early Emperors at Echo Camp

6 Day Itinerary
  • Explore remote areas of Antarctica
  • Stay in a remote and luxurious camp
  • See penguin colony in Atka Bay
  • Photograph local wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Cape Town
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Discover the Emperor Penguin Colony on the shore of Atka Bay and explore the spectacular backdrop of ice cliffs, pressure ridges, and icebergs of the Antarctic. Join this 6-day Early Emperor's Antarctic Expedition and experience this breathtaking place in luxury. With the help of an experienced …
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Emperor's Penguin Colony in Atka Bay
$68,500
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Early Emperors at Whichaway Camp

6 Day Itinerary
  • Explore remote areas of Antarctica
  • Stay in a remote and luxurious camp
  • See penguin colony in Atka Bay
  • Photograph local wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Cape Town / Cape Town
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Experience the Antarctic in an action-packed adventure. During this 6-day Early Emperor's Antarctic Expedition, explore nearby ice tunnels, ice waves, a blue river, and a crystal cave network. With experienced guides on hand to share their knowledge of the local wildlife and environment, take a …
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Winter Island Zodiac cruise with Aurora Expeditions
$16,995
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Antarctica Active (All Inclusive Activities)

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Cross the Drake Passage
  • Explore Antarctic wildlife
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula
  • Attend lectures
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day expedition to Antarctica, roundtrip Ushuaia, venturing through the Drake Passage towards the White Continent. Immerse in the natural wonders of Antarctica and enjoy experiences on the Antarctic Peninsula. Engage in Zodiac excursions, shore landings, and optional activities like …
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$16,595
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Antarctic Peninsula In Depth

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Enjoy the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Explore Antarctic wildlife
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula
  • Discover famous sites
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience this 15-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer, where you'll visit famous sites and possibly uncover new ones. Discover the wonders of the peninsula during peak summer, when young penguin chicks grow rapidly, fur seal pups are weaned, and …
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$15,180
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Antarctic Peninsula In Depth

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 15 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Enjoy the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Witness glaciers and wildlife
  • Enjoy whale watching
  • Take polar plunge in Southern Ocean
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, commencing from Ushuaia, the southernmost city. Traverse the Drake Passage, explore the wilderness of the White Continent, and witness glaciers, icebergs, and wildlife on the Antarctic Peninsula—home to Adelie penguins, blue-eyed …
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Midnight sun over the flat-topped icebergs of the Weddell Sea
$10,995
15% Off
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The Antarctic Peninsula and Extreme Weddell Sea

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
  • Look for spectacular wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 12-day Antarctic Peninsula and Extreme Weddell Sea cruise aboard Ocean Albatros roundtrip Ushuaia. Begin by exploring Patagonia or Tierra del Fuego, immersing yourself in the region's rugged beauty. Upon boarding, traverse the Beagle Channel and brave the legendary Drake Passage, …
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Mirror-like waters in Paradise Bay
$10,995
15% Off
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Quest for the Circle

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Look for spectacular wildlife
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Discover Gerlache Strait's beauty
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 12-Day Quest for the Circle cruise Ushuaia roundtrip aboard Ocean Albatros. Sail through the legendary Drake Passage to explore the stunning Antarctic Peninsula. Navigate the icy waters, andbrace yourself for encounters with diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Experience the …
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Camping during Antarctic Tour
$60,900
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Emperor Penguin Overnight Adventure

9 Day Itinerary
  • Explore Union Glacier
  • Camp near an Emperor Penguin Colony
  • Explore Antarctica
  • Photograph local wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Discover the Gould Bay Emperor Penguin Colony on the shore of the Weddell Sea. On the sea ice where you camp, tens of thousands of birds arrive to raise and feed their young. Photograph regal monarchs with their young against a breathtaking background of ice cliffs, pressure ridges, and icebergs. …
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Hiking to a summit with views of the glaciers below
$9,900
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Antarctica - Basecamp

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard Ortelius
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, & more
  • Camp ashore on the White Continent
  • Spot whales, penguins, and more
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Moderate
Join this adventurous 13-day expedition cruise, where Ortelius becomes your base camp for invigorating activities including hiking, snowshoeing, mountaineering, kayaking, camping, and exploring in zodiac dinghies. Experience Antarctica's otherworldly landscapes and distinctive wildlife up close …
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A group of penguins in the Falkland Islands
$18,095
15% Off
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Epic Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 19 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
  • Look for spectacular wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this 19-day cruise aboard Ocean Albatros, starting in Ushuaia, and venturing through the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. Discover the British heritage of Port Stanley and witness diverse wildlife in remote outer islands like West Point and Carcass.

Proceed to South Georgia, a …
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Adelie penguins
$68,190
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Antarctica's Ross Sea: Majestic Ice & Wildlife

Hobart - Dunedin - 24 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Explore Hobart
  • Discover Macquarie Island
  • Experience Balleny Islands
  • Explore Sturge Island
Starts / Ends:
Hobart / Dunedin
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 24-day cruise from Hobart to Dunedin aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. This expedition takes you to the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica, a place that will take your breath away. You can witness stunning landscapes, including glaciers, icebergs, and mountain ranges, and experience some of the …
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Adelie penguins
$57,790
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Antarctica's Ross Sea: Majestic Ice & Wildlife

Dunedin - Dunedin - 24 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Eclipse II
  • Experience Antarctica's Ross Sea
  • Discover Macquarie Island
  • Experience Balleny Islands
  • Explore Sturge Island
Starts / Ends:
Dunedin / Dunedin
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 24-day cruise to and from Dunedin aboard the Scenic Eclipse II. This expedition takes you to the Ross Sea Region of Antarctica, a place that will take your breath away. You can witness stunning landscapes, including glaciers, icebergs, and mountain ranges, and experience some of the …
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A whale plays near the surface at dusk.
$12,495
15% Off
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Southern Ocean Odyssey

Montevideo -Ushuaia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Encounter diverse wildlife
  • Discover the South Shetland Islands
Starts / Ends:
Montevideo / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this unforgettable 15-day Southern Ocean Odyssey cruise from Montevideo to Ushuaia aboard Ocean Victory. Begin your journey in the vibrant city of Montevideo, nestled at the mouth of the Rio de la Plata. Cross the infamous Drake Passage southbound, braving its challenging conditions while …
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