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Spot massive whales in Chile on one of these 38 exceptional whale watching trips to Santiago, Punta Arenas, Cape Horn, Puerto Williams, and Puerto Natales during 2022 - 2023. Prices for whale watching trips in Chile can vary from $2,425 to $95,670 for a trip of 6 to 23 days in 2022 or 2023. Choose one the whale watching trips below with the help of one of Adventure Life's expert Chile whale watching trip planners to match you with the perfect ship and itinerary for your precise tastes and needs.
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$5,495
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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

10 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Sail along ice-filled fjords
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
  • Explore the Antarctic landscape
  • Search for penguins, seals & whales
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board Ocean Nova Air Cruises for a 10-day journey to the 7th Continent: Antarctica. These cruises are at the beginning and end of the season, are economically priced, and recommended for travelers on a budget that want the full Antarctic experience. Depart from Ushuaia, Argentina and cross the …
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Icebergs at sunset
$13,495
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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
Flying 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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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$19,470
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Best of Chilean Patagonia: From Torres del Paine to Cape Horn

Best of Chilean Patagonia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore Isla de los Estados
  • See storied Cape Horn
  • Discover Torres del Paine
  • Zodiac cruise and kayak
Activities:
Archaeological Sites, Kayaking, Land & Sea, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This unique 14-day land-and-sea expedition includes three days of exploring Torres del Paine, a jewel of Patagonia that teems with its iconic wildlife including Andean condors, guanacos, and rheas. Board National Geographic Orion to venture far beyond any tourist infrastructure. Kayak peaceful, …
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View the seal and cormorant colonies as you sail across the Beagle Channel
$13,480
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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 in:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, 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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Pristine villages in small inlets
$2,425
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Chonos Route

6 Day Itinerary aboard MV Skorpios II
  • Explore picturesque Chiloe Island
  • Explore fishing town Puerto Aguirre
  • Whale watch on the Corcovado Gulf
  • Visit San Rafael Glacier
Starts/ Ends in:
Puerto Montt / Puerto Montt
Activities:
Local Market, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
M/V Skorpios II sails from the Skorpios Terminal in Puerto Montt, a town located 1,000 km south of Santiago, which can be reached by road or air. This 6-day cruise covers 800 miles of magical waters. Enjoy visiting the age-old ice formations of the Glacier San Rafael, and sailing through the …
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Valparaiso, Chile
$10,600
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Valparaiso to Puerto Williams

13 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Discover Valparaiso
  • Explore Tortel
  • Sail through Chilean fjords
  • Enjoy Puerto Williams scenery
Starts/ Ends in:
Valparaiso / Puerto Williams
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Spa Relaxation, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 13-day cruise that may prove to be the most remarkable adventure of your life. Leaving Valparaiso's bohemian rhapsody, sail to Niebla, Puerto Montt, and Castro for a literal taste of Chile's world-renowned food and wine. On to Tortel, a rural community that serves as the gateway …
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Stunning reflections in the Lemaire channel
$15,746
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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 in:
Punta Arenas / Valparaiso
Activities:
Local Market Visits, 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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Explore remote shores in your zodiacs
$14,295
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Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

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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Port Lockroy landing
$21,695
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

19 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Visit Santiago
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Look out for wondrous wildlife
  • Watch for whale-sightings
Starts/ Ends in:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This voyage encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South Georgia. Discover the historic Falkland Islands and stand in awe before the world’s largest king penguin colonies in South Georgia. In Antarctica, experience the serenity and grandeur of the …
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Midnight sun over the flat-topped icebergs of the Weddell Sea
$25,095
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 20 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Experience peak breeding cycles
  • Enjoy landings to penguin rookeries
  • Kayak South Georgia's coastline
  • Cross the Scotia Sea
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Greg Mortimer takes you on a 20-day expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina, and follow in Shackleton's footsteps as you witness peak summer wildlife activity, learn about whaling history, visit research sites, and land on …
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Ushuaia
$30,480
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Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

22 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Marvel at a king penguin colony
  • Experience Antarctic ice
  • See incredible wildlife
  • Travel to three distinct regions
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The ultimate Southern Ocean experience, this expedition takes you into majestically spectacular wildness. Not even the vast migrations of Africa can rival the awesomeness of seeing a king penguin colony of some tens of thousands individuals stretching as far as the eye can see. Or albatross …
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Spot king penguins in subantarctic islands
$30,480
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Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falklands

22 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Marvel at a king penguin colony
  • Experience Antarctic ice
  • See incredible wildlife
  • Travel to three distinct regions
Starts/ Ends in:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The ultimate Southern Ocean experience, this expedition takes you into majestically spectacular wildness. Not even the vast migrations of Africa can rival the awesomeness of seeing a king penguin colony of some tens of thousands individuals stretching as far as the eye can see. Or albatross …
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Picture-perfect Ushuaia
$15,200
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Puerto Williams to Puerto William

15 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Cloud
  • Marvel at spectacular icebergs
  • Meet Antarctica's diverse wildlife
  • Enjoy Zodiac excursions
  • Crossing the Drake Passage
Starts/ Ends in:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Take in the wonders of the 7th continent aboard the region's sole ultra-luxury ship, Silver Cloud.This 15-day journey begins and ends in Puerto Williams.Nothing compares to Antarctica's surreal remoteness, enormous sheets of ice, imposing jagged mountain ranges, not to mention the diverse …
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Whale watching in Antarctica
$13,795
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

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 Cruise, 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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Ready to take off!
$12,295
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Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

8 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Adventurer
  • Fly over the Drake Passage
  • Meet Antarctica´s wildlife
  • Zodiac cruise around Pleneau Island
  • View Neko Harbor´s icebergs
Activities:
Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, 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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Air Cruise Flight
$15,495
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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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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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Antarctic sunset
$25,410
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The Weddell Sea & the South Sandwich Islands

18 Day Itinerary aboard Le Commandant Charcot
  • Sail along the Scotia Arc
  • Admire the South Sandwich Islands
  • Discover the Weddell Sea
  • Observe unique Antarctic wildlife
Starts/ Ends in:
Santiago / Montevideo
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
From Patagonia to the Antarctic peninsula, via South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, this18-day cruisewill take you into the heart ofthe Scotia Arc. This volcanic archipelago at the junction of the Andes cordillera and the Antarctandes will be revealed to you in all its riches and …
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