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Embark on a journey to the remote and breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia with our 26 exceptional whale-watching tours for 2024-2025. Patagonia, a land of mythic beauty, offers an unparalleled opportunity to witness the majestic dance of whales in their natural habitat. Over the course of 6 to 34 days, adventurers can immerse themselves in the awe-inspiring experience of whale watching, complemented by activities such as kayaking amidst icebergs, wildlife viewing that includes penguins and seals, and engaging lectures that deepen your understanding of the Antarctic ecosystem. Starting at $2,520, these tours promise not only the thrill of spotting these gentle giants but also the chance to explore the Antarctic landscape, a realm of pristine wilderness and stark beauty. To set sail on a voyage that will stir the soul and capture the imagination, contact one of Adventure Life's Patagonia specialists for help planning your next seamless trip.
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Incredible ice formations
$4,995
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Antarctica Express Air Cruise

6 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Nova
  • Visit the legendary Cape Horn
  • Attend presentations and lectures
  • Sail through ice-filled bays
  • Explore Antarctic bases & stations
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Fly Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
For those short on time this Antarctic Express Air Cruise optimizes your experience so you can see it all! Embark the Ocean Nova in Ushuaia and set sail for Cape Horn. Depending on the weather, be one of the few to step foot on this rarely-visited island! Begin by crossing the Drake Passage en …
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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:
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 Ushuaia excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier …
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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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Puerto Natales, Patagonia
$11,500
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Exploring Patagonia’s National Parks From Puerto Montt to Tierra Del Fuego

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Discover Chiloé's culture
  • Explore Pumalín Park
  • Spot wildlife in Golfo de Corcovado
  • Journey through Coyhaique
Starts / Ends:
Puerto Montt / Santiago
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Set sail on a 17-day cruise, exploring Patagonia's National Parks from Puerto Montt to Tierra Del Fuego aboard the National Geographic Resolution. Embark in Puerto Montt. Experience Chiloé's culture and visit the UNESCO World Heritage wooden churches. Explore Pumalín's …
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Wildlife on Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego
$13,588
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Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island

Puerto Natales - Ushuaia - 10 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Explore Chilean Patagonia
  • Zodiac cruise, kayak, and hike
  • Explore Karukinka Natural Park
  • Explore Staten Island
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 10-day Patagonia: Chilean Fjords and Argentina's Staten Island cruise from Puerto Natales to Ushuaia aboard National Geographic Explorer, explore the breathtaking fjords, glaciers, and panoramic vistas that make Chilean Patagonia one of the world’s most celebrated nature …
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Pristine villages in small inlets
$2,520
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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:
Puerto Montt / Puerto Montt
Activities:
Local Market Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
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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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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Ice and water along Antarctic Peninsula
$27,715
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords (Northbound)

18 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Navigate Chile’s coastal fjords
  • Explore Torres del Paine by hiking
  • See Antarctic's Wildlife
  • Explore Glacier Alley and Fjord
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / 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 Explorer, beginning in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 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 …
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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:
Variable
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:
Variable
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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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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Los Glaciares in Patagonia
$26,262
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Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords (Southbound)

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Seek out Antarctica’s wildlife
  • Visit Torres del Paine National Pa
  • Enjoy Tierra del Fuego
  • Cruise pristine waters
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Santiago
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
The southernmost realms of the planet are places of unimaginable beauty, where humpback whales breach and penguins gather by the thousands, where icebergs shimmer and sapphire-hued fjords harbor snowcapped peaks and virgin forests. Join us on an odyssey aboard theNational Geographic Resolution that …
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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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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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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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Midnight sun over the flat-topped icebergs of the Weddell Sea
$21,180
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In Shackleton's Footsteps

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 19 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Enjoy a zodiac cruise
  • Explore Shackleton's expedition
  • Discover King penguins
  • Hike across the Devil's Nose
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Hiking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 19-day In Shackleton's Footsteps Expedition Cruise Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard SH Vega, start your exploration from the top of the Peninsula and venture into the Weddell Sea to reach Elephant Island, where Sir Ernest Shackleton's crew lived for several months. Finally, you will sail …
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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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Observing a penguin colony during an Antarctic cruise
$7,999
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Patagonia Glaciers & Wildlife

Ushuaia Roundtrip - 11 Day Itinerary aboard World Navigator
  • Explore Montevideo's streets
  • Discover Port Stanley's and penguin
  • Navigate Glacier Alley
  • Witness Garibaldi Glacier ice shelf
Starts / Ends:
Montevideo / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on an 11-day cruise aboard World Navigator, through the breathtaking landscapes of Alaska. Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of glaciers as you navigate icy waters, surrounded by towering mountains and pristine wilderness. Encounter diverse wildlife, from majestic whales to playful otters, in …
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