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The Antarctica Explorer

An extended Antarctica-only expedition with no predetermined schedule exploring the hidden highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 8,117
Up to 30% savings
Length
13 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 8,117
Up to 30% savings

Highlights

  • Brave the world's most infamous body of water on the Drake Passage crossing, a lifetime achievement for spirited sailors.
  • Discover the ice-covered islands, dormant volcanoes, and abundant wildlife of the South Shetland Islands.
  • Experience unbridled adventure exploring the pristine Antarctic Peninsula with its stunning landscapes and remarkable wildlife.

Embark on one of the longest Antarctica-only cruises, this 13-day Antarctica Explorer voyage, and discover in depth the breathtaking scenery, glacier-clad peaks, and extraordinary wildlife of the Great White Continent. Experience a genuine exploratory expedition with no predetermined schedule, allowing you to discover Antarctica as it was meant to be. With the extra time to explore and a vessel with a PC6/1A ice rating, gain access to areas off-limits to most ships, offering a more immersive experience of Earth’s last frontier.

Brave the infamous Drake Passage and marvel at the abundance of seabirds, albatrosses, and whales as you sail through its nutrient-rich waters. Explore the South Shetland Islands, home to ice-covered islands, dormant volcanoes, and diverse wildlife. Journey to the awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula, where your itinerary adapts to wildlife sightings and weather conditions. From mighty tabular icebergs in the Weddell Sea to far-flung shores south of the Antarctic Circle, every day brings jaw-dropping scenery, unforgettable landscapes, and incredible wildlife encounters. Get up close to whales, sea lions, elephant seals, and vibrant colonies of seabirds and penguins on numerous Zodiac excursions and landings, visit research stations, and immerse yourself in a true Antarctic adventure.

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Zodiac Cruises
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Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival Ushuaia, Embarkation

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina – the world’s southernmost city. Explore this vibrant Patagonian city, or stretch your legs in the surrounding forests. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path into the raw nature of Tierra del Fuego. The island of Tierra del Fuego is a hiker’s paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and rich boggy wetlands. In the afternoon, we board our vessel, waiting to welcome us in port.

After our mandatory safety drill, our expedition begins as we navigate through the calm waters of the famous Beagle Channel (named for Charles Darwin’s ship). This steep-sided strait divides southern Tierra del Fuego between Chile and Argentina, and has been the jumping-off point for thousands of expeditions into the unknown. Watch out for whales and dolphins as we sail off the edge of the map into the tempestuous Drake Passage

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Days 2-3

At Sea, crossing the Drake Passage Southbound

Days 4-10

The Antarctic Peninsula - Adventure awaits

Days 11-12

At Sea, crossing the Drake Passage Northbound

Day 13

Return to Ushuaia and Disembarkation

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Ushuaia, Argentina
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What's Included

  • 13-day/12-night cruise with accommodation in a shared outside double stateroom with private facilities
  • Ushuaia shuttle transfers to ship from city centre (embarkation) / from the ship to city centre or airport (disembarkation, morning)
  • All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boots in assorted sizes, suitable for shore landings (loan)
  • Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
  • Special Photo Workshop
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Visual Journal link after voyage including voyage log, gallery, maps, species list and more!
  • Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon snacks
  • Complimentary house wine, beer and soda at dinner (selected labels and brands, served at our a-la-carte dinners)
  • Free tea and coffee 24 hours’ daily

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Travel and Cancellation insurance
  • Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Single room supplement and stateroom upgrades
  • Meals not on board the ship
  • Beverages (other than mentioned under "included")
  • Tips for the crew (approx. USD 16 per person per day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’