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Experience the enchanting beauty and rich cultural tapestry of Ushuaia with our 35 small ship cruises for 2024. Join us on a cruise journey through the stunning landscapes of the southernmost city in the world, delving into the heart of Antarctica with opportunities to hike, kayak, zodiac cruise, and camp ashore on the White Continent. Spot majestic whales, playful penguins, and more while engaging in adventure options, wildlife viewing, camping, photography seminars, and whale watching activities. From crossing the infamous Drake Passage to exploring local bays and channels, each moment offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of the region. Don't miss the chance to venture into the splendor of Ushuaia and Antarctica - contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Incredible mountains and wildlife at the end of the world.
$2,375
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Visit Cape Horn National Park
  • Admire Wulaia Bay's natural beauty
  • Hike at spectacular Pia Glacier
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on this incredible 5-day cruisethat showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife, and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving …
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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:
Variable
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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Guanaco in Torres del Paine
$6,573
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End of the World

12 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego by ship
  • Observe Magdalena Island penguins
  • Explore Torres del Paine
  • Walk on Perito Moreno Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Your adventure to the "End of the World" starts with your arrival in Ushuaia, the claimed "Southernmost city in the world!" Here, hike through Tierra del Fuego National Park and learn about the city's interesting history. Next, embark on a five-day Patagonian Fjords cruise, …
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Zodiac trip to see penguins.
$4,275
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Darwin's Route from Punta Arenas

9 Day Itinerary aboard MV Stella Australis
  • Explore Ushuaia, founded in 1884
  • Spend two days at Cape Horn
  • Learn about famous navigators
  • Understand glaciation's effect
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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 Punta Arenas excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier …
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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:
Variable
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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$24,695
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In Shackleton’s Footsteps

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 20 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Retrace Shackleton's steps
  • Marvel at enormous tabular icebergs
  • Explore South Georgia's wildlife
  • Hike from Fortuna Bay to Stromness
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Embark on a 20-day polar expedition cruise, retracing Shackleton's odyssey. Explore the Antarctic Peninsula, the Weddell Sea, Elephant Island, and South Georgia. Witness tabular icebergs in the Antarctic Sound, and visit the historic James Caird path. Enjoy South Georgia's wildlife …
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The port town of Ushuaia
$1,665
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Patagonian Explorer: Ushuaia to Punta Arenas

5 Day Itinerary aboard MV Ventus Australis
  • Visit Cape Horn National Park
  • Admire Wulaia Bay's natural beauty
  • Hike at spectacular Pia Glacier
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Discover the wild beauty of Patagonia on this incredible 5-day cruisethat showcases the region’s pristine landscapes, rich wildlife, and fascinating human history aboard an expedition ship that brings an extraordinary level of comfort and service to the uttermost edge of the world. Leaving …
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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:
Variable
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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Travelers listening to fascinating talks from the expedition team
$25,495
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South Georgia, Falklands & Antarctic Odyssey

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore Ushuaia
  • Discover Falklands Malvinas
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula
  • Experience South Georgia
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 21-day expedition aboard the Greg Mortimer. Set sail from Ushuaia towards the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the Falklands~Malvinas with its pristine beaches and abundant marine life. Venture to South Georgia, a wildlife paradise with king penguin colonies and historic sites. Experience …
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$17,895
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Antarctic Explorer - Fly/Sail Expedition

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • See the activity of a penguin city
  • Chance to spot leopard seals
  • Cruise on a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula on a 12-day journey aboard the Sylvia Earle cruise, which will take you from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas. You'll have the opportunity to witness the grandeur of Antarctica, where massive glaciers flow into the sea and towering peaks dwarf tiny …
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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:
Variable
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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$16,180
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In the Wake of the Beagle through the Chilean Fjords

15 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Witness Pio XI Glacier
  • Experience Angostura Kirke
  • Visit Castro's UNESCO Heritage Site
  • Discover Isla Mocha
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Valparaiso
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 15-day cruise aboard the SH Vega. Setting sail from Ushuaia, venture through vast glaciers, stunning fjords, and breathtaking landscapes in Patagonia. Absorb the untamed wilderness amidst towering snow-capped peaks, encountering diverse wildlife like penguins, dolphins, and the majestic …
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A whale plays near the surface at dusk.
$18,699
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Drake Fly & Sail

Ushuaia - King George Island - 10 Day Itinerary aboard World Voyager
  • Navigate the intrepid Drake Passage
  • Sea Kayaking excursion
  • Encounter Gentoo penguins
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 10-day Drake Fly & Sail Cruise from Ushuaia to King George Island aboard the World Voyager, begin the Antarctic adventure by navigating the Drake Passage, claiming the feat while maximizing exploration time on the Seventh Continent.

Glide between ice floes on a sea kayaking excursion …
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Blue ice of Antarctica
$26,262
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords (Northbound)

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Navigate Chile’s coastal fjords
  • Explore Torres del Paine by hiking
  • See Antarctic's Wildlife
  • Explore Glacier Alley and Fjord
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Experience an extraordinary cruise aboard the National Geographic Resolution in Santiago, Chile. Venture to Ushuaia, where you'll embark on your Antarctic adventure. Fly to Ushuaia and explore Tierra del Fuego National Park. Sail through the Drake Passage while enjoying lectures from onboard …
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Lighthouse of Beagle Channel, Ushuaia
$27,195
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 22 Day Itinerary aboard Douglas Mawson
  • Falklands~Malvinas Exploration
  • King Penguins in South Georgia
  • Antarctic Peninsula Scenery
  • Diverse Wildlife Encounters
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
This 22-day adventure takes you on a journey to the Subantarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Similar to the South Georgia, Falklands & Antarctic Odyssey, this trip includes extra time in the Falklands~Malvinas. This additional day allows for a deeper exploration of the islands' …
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