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Ushuaia is a charming port city that lays claim as the southernmost city in the world and is a bustling center for adventure travel. Where the Martial Mountains meet the Beagle Channel, the streets of Ushuaia traverse the steeps like terraces, emptying into the dock which serves as the gateway to Antarctica. Sometimes having the feel of a northern European port town, you're quickly reminded you're in a very special place as you pass through the smoke smelling of mutton from an open-air grill and gaze at a thousand varieties of penguin souvenirs that line the streets. Surrounding the city is an expansive wilderness. Tours from Ushuaia feature penguin colonies, sea kayaking, and cruises of the Beagle Channel and the coastal fjords to Punta Arenas, Chile. Contact our travel specialists to start planning your ideal trip with Adventure Life today!
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10 Best Antarctica Cruises from Ushuaia for 2023-2024

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4 Best Cruises Between Ushuaia & Punta Arenas, Chile for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Classic Antarctica Air Cruise$139958Dec 1, 2023Embark on this 8-day Antarctic cruise on the Magellan Explorer. Fly over the Drake Passage round-trip from Punta Arenas to King George Island where …
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake$159958Dec 5, 2023Fly over the Drake Passage and experience the fastest and most direct way to Antarctica on this 8-day polar expedition. Zodiac cruise in search of …
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake$119958Jan 10, 2024Explore King George Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, skipping the Drake Passage on this 8-day polar experience. Zodiac cruise in search of whales, …
Classic Antarctica Air Cruise$114958Dec 2, 2023Embark on this 8-day Antarctic adventure with Ocean Nova Air Cruises. Fly over the Drake Passage from Punta Arenas to King George Island where you …
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Top 7 Short Tours & Trips From Ushuaia for 2023-2024

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Martillo Island & Estancia Harberton$3091Mar 22, 2023This day trip from Ushuaia takes you to see Magellanic & Gentoos penguins, albatrosses, petrels, skuas, cormorants, vultures, South American Terns …
Tierra del Fuego Explorer$9584Mar 22, 2023On this 4-day tour you'll hike and paddle through the Tierra del Fuego National Park, sail the Beagle Channel, and explore Estancia Harberton and …
Lakes Off Road$140½Mar 22, 2023This half-day trip from Ushuaia, Argentina lets you explore Southern Andes Mountain Range on an off-road adventure. Explore the view of Lago …
Trek and Paddle Tierra del Fuego National Park$1971Mar 22, 2023This full-day adventure in Tierra del Fuego National Park includes hiking and paddling. A canoe excursion to Lapataia Bay, which is home to petrels, …
Tierra del Fuego National Park$264½Mar 22, 2023Tierra del Fuego National Park is awe-inspiring in its remoteness and natural splendor. Learn about the region's history during a half-day trek and …
Escondido and Fagnano Lakes$621Mar 22, 2023Explore stunning Patagonian lakes and scenery on this day trip from Ushuaia. After visiting the Velo De Novia waterfall, start the drive up the base …
Gable Island navigation and penguin colony$3581Mar 22, 2023Enjoy your day trip to the penguin colony and Gable Island. Enter the Beagle Channel by paddling the inflatable canoes. After that, a motorboat will …
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Best Ushuaia, Argentina Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2023-2024
  • Oceanwide Expeditions - Ushuaia is the standard embarkation and disembarkation location for 43 Oceanwide Expeditions' Antarctic expeditions. MV Janssonius, their newest and most modern Polar Class 6 cruise ship, exceeds all of the Polar code's current green standards.
  • Silversea Cruises - The luxurious all-inclusive Door-to-Door Antarctica package includes a 1-night pre and post-cruise hotel and private executive transfers in Ushuaia. With 20-brand new Zodiacs, four superlative restaurants in Antarctica, and a pole-to-pole expedition itinerary, Silver Cloud does break the ice between expedition and luxury.
  • Quark Expeditions - The mandatory transfer package includes a pre-expedition hotel night in Buenos Aires before boarding your private charter flight to Ushuaia for your Antarctic expedition. The newest addition to its fleet, the 199-guest Ultramarine is equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, spacious suites, wellness amenities, and numerous outdoor wildlife viewing spaces.
  • Aurora Expeditions - Before departing on your Antarctic expedition aboard the revolutionary ULSTEIN X-BOW® equipped Sylvia Earle or Greg Mortimer, you'll enjoy a one-night stay in a hotel in Ushuaia as well as a half-day city tour.
  • Ponant -Your Antarctica cruise package includes an overnight stay in Buenos Aires the day before and flights to and from Ushuaia on the day of your ship's embarkation. Its newest hybrid-electric polar research ship, Le Commandant Charcot enables a previously unimaginable Antarctic expedition. 
  • Polar Latitudes - No more looking for Ushuaia flights or worrying about making your domestic flight on time. Polar Latitudes has you covered from the moment you land in Buenos Aires to the moment you depart the ship after your voyage. MS Seaventure has the highest ice class for passenger ships, a sauna, a fitness facility, a citizen science lab, and a heated saltwater pool. 
  • Lindblad Expeditions -Ushuaia serves as the standard embarkation and disembarkation point for Antarctic expeditions, with two completely stabilized vessels of the highest ice class available (PC5 next-generation), National Geographic Resolution and National Geographic Endurance, operating this route.
  • Hurtigruten - The most common way to get to their Antarctica cruise often starts in Ushuaia, Argentina - the southernmost city in the world. MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten's fleet of custom-built ships – and the next-generation expedition ship. 

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