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Experience the captivating world of the Patagonian city of Punta Arenas on our 22 carefully crafted whale-watching tours for this year and next. Nestled in the striking landscape of southern Chile, our whale-watching tours offer a journey that seamlessly blends natural beauty, exploration, and wildlife observation, providing a unique insight into the marine life of this remarkable destination. Over 6 to 23 days, you will explore the rich waters around Punta Arenas, renowned for its vibrant marine ecosystem and the opportunity to witness magnificent whales in their natural habitat. To embark on a journey that promises close encounters with majestic marine life, contact us to plan an unforgettable whale-watching adventure.
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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
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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Whale watching in Antarctica
$15,995
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Roundtrip Punta Arenas - 8 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Cross the Drake in a few hours
  • Zodiac cruise in search of whales
  • Enjoy on-board lectures
  • Marvel at the Peninsula highlights
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Optimize your Antarctica experience by flying over the Drake Passage, the fastest and most direct way to the 7th Continent. Board the World Explorer in King George Island and begin your expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula, a land of snow-capped mountain peaks, beaches dotted with leopard seals …
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Ice in Antarctica
$11,495
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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Cruise the South Shetland Islands
  • View penguins, seals, and whales
  • Attend lectures and presentations
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, 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 from Punta Arenas to King George Island, find yourself at …
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Air Cruise Flight
$15,995
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Polar Circle Air Cruise

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Attempt to cross the Polar Circle
  • Cruise along fjords & icebergs
  • Search for polar wildlife
  • View presentations by polar guides
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Bypass the Drake Passage by flying directly to the South Shetland Islands. Exit the airplane to a world unlike any other on earth; ice-filled fjords, pengiun rookeries, and great expanses of ice await. Sail as far south as possible in an attempt to reach the Polar Circle. Flexibility is key to a …
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Penguin jump in Antarctica
$17,495
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Roundtrip Punta Arenas - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Meet Antarctica´s wildlife
  • Zodiac cruise around Pleneau Island
  • View Neko Harbor´s icebergs
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Skip the four days of Drake Passage crossings and optimize your Antarctica experience by flying! A short two-hour flight takes you between Punta Arenas, Chile, and King George Island. Once in Antarctica, the penguins, seals, and whales keep you and your camera busy, as do the massive icebergs, …
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St Andrew, South Georgia
$9,995
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Falklands (Malvinas) & South Georgia

Punta Arenas roundtrip - 17 Day Itinerary aboard Magellan Explorer
  • Explore Saunders Island
  • Experience the West Falklands
  • Visit Bleaker Island
  • See king penguins at Fortuna Bay
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
A journey like no other awaits as you embark on your ship in Port Stanley for this 17-day cruise aboard the Magellan Explorer. Explore the Falkland islands, making stops at Saunders Island, Carcass Island,New Island, Weddell Island, and Bleaker Island before sailing southeast toward South Georgia. …
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1800's whaling station
$28,895
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 20 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Discover South Georgia's wildlife
  • Discover Antarctica
  • Explore Antarctica's wildlife
  • Discover seals
  • Explore Falklands-Malvinas
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey on this 20-day expedition cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard Sylvia Earle. On this journey, you'll experience the finest aspects of the Antarctic Peninsula and the captivating wildlife sanctuary of South Georgia. You'll have the chance to …
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Kayaking in antarctica
$16,995
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Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Witness Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Presentations by polar experts
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 10-day Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North Expedition Cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia aboard Ocean Explorer, opt for the quickest route to Antarctica and witness the continent from the air, offering a distinctive preview of its vast landscape, which remains one of the last …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$13,880
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Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island

10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Venture into wildlife reserves
  • Explore Isla de los Estados
  • Zodiac cruise, kayak, and hike
  • Take advantage of superb photo ops
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This carefully curated expedition offers the peak experiences of Patagonia and its surrounding environs in a compact 11-day timeframe on the National Geographic Explorer. Discover the fjords, glaciers, and panoramic vistas that make Chilean Patagonia one of the most lauded nature destinations on …
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A humpback whale dives beneath the Antarctic waters
$24,495
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Antarctic Express: Fly South, Cruise North

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia - 10 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Witness Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Presentations by polar experts
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an immersive 10-day Antarctic exploration aboard the World Explorer. Expedite the trip by flying directly from Punta Arenas, granting a unique aerial perspective of the vast, untouched continent. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Antarctica via vessel, traversing the legendary Drake …
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Nights in Ushuaia
$22,895
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Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 10 Day Itinerary aboard World Explorer
  • Witness Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Presentations by polar experts
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on the 10-day Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North Expedition aboard World Explorer. Experience crossing the Drake Passage from Ushuaia, followed by the convenience of a return flight north. En route to the northernmost tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, travelers may encounter Minke and …
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A majestic view from the kayak
$17,895
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Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Witness Antarctic wildlife
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Presentations by polar experts
  • Cruise in a Zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 10-day Antarctic Express: Cruise South, Fly North Expedition Cruise aboard Ocean Explorer, experience the thrill of cruising the Drake Passage upon departure from Ushuaia, complemented by the convenience of a return flight heading north. Along the way to the northernmost point of the …
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Go sightseeing for whales.
$4,236
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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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Stunning reflections in the Lemaire channel
$14,145
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In-Depth Antarctica & Patagonia Expedition (Northbound)

23 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fram
  • Watch for whales and other wildlife
  • Admire the Chilean fjords
  • Experience Torres del Paine
  • See Cape Horn
Starts / Ends:
Punta Arenas / Valparaiso
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a late Antarctic summer expedition cruise and take in the natural splendor of Chile's fjords. Expect eight days of stunning sunsets on the icescapes. This is also the best time to see whales because they are feeding on krill. Observe baby penguins changing into adult plumage. The …
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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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Observe beautiful fur seals
$16,050
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In-depth Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia Expedition

23 Day Itinerary aboard MS Fram
  • Watch for whales and other wildlife
  • Explore South Georgia
  • Visit Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Sail through Drake Passage
Starts / Ends:
Chile / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 23-day expedition cruise to truly experience the wildlife and nature of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. The Falkland Islands have a lot of undiscovered beauty and charm, from the windswept green highlands and white-sand beaches to the welcoming city Stanley. And …
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Gentoo penguin
$22,495
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

Roundtrip Punta Arenas - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Explorer
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Look for whales and seabirds
  • Enjoy daily land excursions
  • Cross the Circle and reach 66º33´ S
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy Antarctica in style — by flying south of the Antarctic Circle and then cruising! A three-hour flight connects Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island, Antarctica. By excluding all additional days at sea, you can focus exclusively on the Antarctic's best landscapes and wildlife …
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Explore remote shores in your zodiacs
$14,995
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

Roundtrip Punta Arenas - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Look for whales and seabirds
  • Enjoy daily land excursions
  • Cross the Circle and reach 66º33´ S
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruises, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy Antarctica in style — by flying south of the Antarctic Circle and then cruising! A three-hour flight connects Punta Arenas, Chile, to King George Island, Antarctica. By excluding all additional days at sea, you can focus exclusively on the Antarctic's best landscapes and wildlife …
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