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Experience the wonders of the Antarctic with Adventure Life's 15 small ship cruises for 2024. Join us on a journey through the icy landscapes and pristine waters of the White Continent, starting from the charming Port of Ushuaia. Sail past dramatic ice formations, cross the infamous Drake Passage, and witness diverse wildlife like whales, penguins, and seals in their natural habitat. Engage in activities like kayaking, camping, photography seminars, and wildlife viewing, all while surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of Antarctica. Whether you choose the Basecamp concept for a wide range of engaging activities or a more relaxed Antarctic Explorer expedition, each tour offers a unique opportunity to explore this remote region. From hiking snowy pathways to zodiac cruises along the coastline, every moment promises an unforgettable adventure. Don't miss the chance to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the 7th Continent - contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Zodiac tours to see glaciers.
$2,375
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit wildlife-rich Ainsworth Bay
  • Explore Pia Glacier & Glacier Alley
  • Sail to Wulaia Bay & Cape Horn
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the MV Stella Australis in Punta Arenas and begin your adventure sailing through the Fjords of Tierra del Fuego. Cross the Strait of Magellan and enter a labyrinth of channels that define the extremes of Patagonia. In Ainsworth Bay hike to stunning views of Marinella Glacier and the Darwin …
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Tierra del Fuego
$1,665
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Fjords of Tierra del Fuego: Punta Arenas to Ushuaia

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Discover Ainsworth Bay's wildlife
  • Visit the unique Pia Glacier
  • Explore legendary Cape Horn
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This cruise to Patagonia follows the fjords of the southern edge of Tierra del Fuego, highlighting the stunning, natural beauty of Patagonia and several of its most important historical sites. Join the Ventus Australis on this 5-day journey, with visits to wildlife-rich Ainsworth Bay, massive Pia …
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Leopard seal resting on ice floe, looking at the photographer, blue sky, with icebergs in background, cloudy day, Antarctic peninsula
$19,867
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Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 13 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Sail across the Drake Passage
  • Look for spectacular wildlife
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Join this remarkable 13-day Antarctica expedition aboard the opulent ice-class expedition ship, Vega. The Drake Passage is where your trip to this frigid wilderness begins. Travel to South Georgia in the footsteps of the illustrious explorer Ernest Shackleton. In this location, you can scramble …
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$10,195
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The Ultimate Antarctica Experience

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Victory
  • 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:
Variable
Join this 12-day ultimate Antarctica cruise from Ushuaia and back aboard the Ocean Victory. 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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Guanacos in Torres del Paine
$13,595
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Patagonia and Chilean Fjords

Ushuaia - Puerto Montt - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Revel along the Beagle Channel
  • Tour Torres del Paine National Park
  • Watch whales migrating
  • Discover the UNESCO heritage
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Puerto Montt
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join Sylvia Earle on this 15-day cruise towards Chile while exploring some of the world’s most spectacular and diverse scenery, with a unique combination of wine country, dazzling Andean landscapes, and tantalizing cuisine. On this adventure, traverse the narrows and fjords in Patagonia that …
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An iceburg curves with the horizon
$17,495
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Antarctic Cruise Adventure

13 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Discover Antarctica's wildlife
  • Trek at Cerro Alarken Reserve
  • Learn more about this region
  • Visit the South Shetland Islands
  • Hike along magical landscapes
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join a world-renowned Expedition Team on Le Lyrial for a 13-day voyage to the unparalleled White Continent, which you explore for five days during the very best of the Antarctic spring and summer seasons. Admire the scenic views of Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel. Enjoy enriching lectures from …
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$12,480
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South Atlantic Semi-Circumnavigation

Ushuaia-Cape Town - 22 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Learn about South Shetland Islands
  • Explore the wildlife of Antarctica
  • Explore Gough Island
  • Sail to Tristan da Cunha
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Cape Town
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 22-day South Atlantic Semi-Circumnavigation expedition cruise aboard SH Vega departs from Ushuaia, Argentina, and sails south to the icy wilderness of the South Shetland Islands. Along the way, see spectacular glaciers, icebergs, and wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. The cruise …
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Go sightseeing for whales.
$4,275
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Darwin's Route from Ushuaia

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Learn about the great navigators
  • Understand glaciation's effects
  • Investigate local flora
  • Learn about Magellanic penguins
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The end of the world awaits you on the expedition cruise ship MVStella Australison a journey that retraces much of Darwin’s route through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeagle. This eight-day Ushuaia excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier …
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Cape Horn Biosphere
$2,997
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Darwin's Route from Punta Arenas

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Explore beautiful Wulaia Bay
  • Visit historical Ushuaia
  • Hike at Garibaldi Glacier
  • Admire Andean condors
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The outer edge of the world awaits on an adventurous 9-day journey along the same waterways that inspired Charles Darwin. This itinerary retraces much of the route the renowned British naturalist took through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeaglein the 1830s, a voyage that inspired him to …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$30,192
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords (Southbound)

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • See Torres del Paine National Park
  • Venture through wildlife reserves
  • Navigate Chile's fjords
  • Witness Antarctica's wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Patagonia is an awe-inspiring landscape that stretches across the Andes from the Atlantic to the Pacific and down to Cape Horn. Explore it expedition-style aboard the National Geographic Resolution, an authentic expedition ship. On this 18-day voyage, you are sure to enjoy up-close encounters with …
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Sunrise in the Patagonian Andes Mountains
$14,895
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Essential Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paine

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Cruise to the Diego Ram√≠rez Islands
  • Watch for massive Andean condors
  • See impressive glaciers
  • Visit a working Patagonian estancia
  • Explore Torres del Paine
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Santiago
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the natural splendors of southern Patagonia on this 15-day Chilean Fjords and Torres del Paineexpedition aboard Ultramarine. Retrace Charles Darwin’s epic voyage to the ‘edge of the world’ on a comprehensive journey into Chile’s spectacular network of fjords and …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$22,711
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Seek¬†iconic animals of Antarctica
  • Marvel at magnificent icebergs
  • Hike Torres del Paine National Park
  • Explore Francisco Coloane Marine
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Chile
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join National Geographic Explorer on an odyssey that combines the celebrated wonders of the southernmost realms of the planet in a single epic voyage. The Antarctic Peninsula, southern Patagonia, and the Chilean fjords are places of unimaginable beauty. Humpback whales breach and penguins gather by …
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Lighthouse of Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
$8,640
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The Best of Chilean Fjords

15 Day Itinerary aboard Le Lyrial
  • Explore Puerto Williams
  • Observe Chilean fjords and channels
  • Garibaldi, Agostini, El Brujo
  • Explore houses of Tortel
  • Experience the wildlife encounters
  • Conclude the trip in Quemchi
Starts / Ends:
Valparaiso / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin your trip in Ushuaia, renowned as the southernmost city on Earth. Explore Puerto Williams, often hailed as the world's southernmost village. Delve into the enchanting realm of the Chilean fjords and channels, where you'll sail amidst unparalleled landscapes of breathtaking beauty. …
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Rockhopper penguins
$44,298
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Wild Coasts of Argentina, South Georgia, and the Falklands

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 25 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Enjoy Argentina's coast
  • Look for incredible wildlife
  • Learn the region's maritime history
  • Spot penguins in South Georgia
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on a 25-day adventure to explore Argentina's rugged eastern coast, discovering secluded ports, wildlife-rich estuaries, and the dynamic waters of UNESCO-listed Península Valdés during the whale breeding season. Experience a sea of black and white with tens of thousands of …
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Go sightseeing for whales.
$2,997
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Darwin's Route from Ushuaia

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Learn about the great navigators
  • Understand glaciation's effects
  • Investigate local flora
  • Learn about Magellanic penguins
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The end of the world awaits you on the expedition cruise ship MVVentus Australison a journey that retraces much of Darwin’s route through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMSBeagle. This eight-day Ushuaia excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier …
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