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Antarctic Small Ship Expedition

A classic round-trip Antarctica cruise from Ushuaia to the South Shetland Islands and western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 5,095
Up to 23% savings
10 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 5,095
Up to 23% savings


  • Sail to the wildlife-rich Antarctic Peninsual across the famous passage named in honor of Sir Francis Drake.
  • Explore ice-filled fjords and witness spectacular icebergs while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals, and whales.
  • Enjoy active adventures with several daily landings and cruises in Zodiacs, enriched by on board lectures.

Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, you’ll set sail across the legendary Drake Passage toward the frozen wonderland of Antarctica. Brace yourself for incredible wildlife sightings of albatrosses, petrels, and whales as you cross into Antarctic waters.

For four unforgettable days, you’ll cruise among towering icebergs and frosty fjords along the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. Daily Zodiac excursions will allow you to go ashore and experience this pristine wilderness up close under the expert guidance of polar specialists. Encounter vast penguin colonies, curious seals, and breathtaking icy landscapes. Each day will be a new adventure crafted by nature itself.

As you bid farewell to Antarctica, enjoy the journey back across the fabled Drake Passage. Attend informative presentations, scan the waters for marine life, and relive the memories of your extraordinary Antarctic exploration. This active expedition promises an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most remote and spectacular destinations.

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Ushuaia, Embarkation

Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board your ship and sail along the Beagle Channel
towards Antarctica.

Important note: Boarding in Ushuaia is exclusively between 15:00hrs. and 16:00 hrs. At 16:00 hrs., boarding will close. Please be on time. Keep your passport on hand and allow enough time to clear port security and reach the vessel.

Embarkation Point
Beagle Channel
Days 2-3

Crossing the Drake Passage

Days 4-7

Exploring Antarctica

Days 8-9

Sailing back to South America

Day 10

Ushuaia, Disembarkation

Route Map

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November 11 - Nov 20, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 6,595 - $ 9,995
November 14 - Nov 23, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 6,995 - $ 14,795
March 1 - Mar 10, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
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March 13 - Mar 22, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 6,995 - $ 14,795
March 1 - Mar 10, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 5,095 - $ 8,495
Up to 23% savings
Early booking promotion 2025/26
March 26 - Apr 4, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 5,495 - $ 13,295
Up to 22% savings
Early booking promotion 2025/26


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Early booking promotion 2025/26

A $1,500 USD per person price reduction on Patagonia & Chilean Fjords and Antarctic Small Ship Expedition sea voyages for the 2025-26 season. Available on new individual reservations confirmed by June 30, 2024.

Expires June 30, 2024
5 Days Remaining

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • For guests visiting Punta Arenas, exclusive access to Explorers House.
  • Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board the ship offering a variety of dishes.
  • Dinner served daily on board the ship offering a choice between one of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board the ship.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water, and snacks on board the ship throughout the expedition.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Access to exclusive content on the app on board Magellan Explorer.
  • Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee.

What's Excluded

  • Flights, accommodation, meals, excursions, and transfers other than those included in the itinerary corresponding to each voyage.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile, Argentina, the UK and/or other destinations included in your itinerary, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

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