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Best of Antarctica: In Depth

An extensive exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula's pristine, wildlife-filled western and eastern shores.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 12,770
Up to 31% savings
Length
14 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 12,770
Up to 31% savings

Highlights

  • Traverse the Antarctic Sound, a body of water home to large tabular icebergs and startling scenery.
  • Visit Paulet Island, the Danger Islands and the Eagle Group, chains of islands famous for their enormous penguin colonies, exploration history and geological features.
  • Witness the Peninsula’s western side where Antarctica’s more famous sites are found such as the Lemaire Channel, Port Lockroy and Paradise Harbour.

Visiting Antarctica is nothing shy of mind blowing! After a formidable journey across the Drake Passage, the endless seascape will give way to great white ethereal vistas, sculptured by ice, and weathered by isolation. This journey will take you from Ushuaia to the South Shetland Islands and onto the Antarctic Peninsula where you will be swathed in the beauty of the most enigmatic place on Earth and greeted by an abundance of wildlife.

On this complete encounter, you will go on a deeper exploration than your average peninsula cruise and with the right conditions, venture over to the Weddell Sea where tabular icebergs lie and the history of Antarctic Exploration sighs in echoes through the rarely visited landscapes.

Standard Activities

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
microscope
Citizen Science
presentation
Lectures
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
water aerobics
Polar Plunge
Research Station Visits
Research Station Visits

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival in Ushuaia

Welcome to the port city of Ushuaia for the beginning of your Antarctic adventure. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel to settle in before meeting your fellow travellers this evening at the welcome briefing.

If you’re arriving earlier there are plenty of activities to choose from in the area. Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park on a full day’s adventure, tackle part of the Martial Mountains for a memorable view over the Beagle Channel, or perhaps just take a walk around town and enjoy the cafe scene.

Please note: An arrival transfer from the airport is included if you arrive in Ushuaia on Day 1. On arrival at Ushuaia Airport, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel.

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Ushuaia Embarkation

Days 3-4

Crossing The Drake

Days 5-9

South Shetland Islands & Antarctica

Days 10-11

East Antarctica & Weddell Sea

Days 12-13

Drake Passage

Day 14

Disembarkation in Ushuaia

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December 6 - Dec 19, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
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Extra Activities

Explore these 6 add on activities
From $ 1,947 Per Person

Kayaking

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From $ 598 Per Person

Camping

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From $ 1,947 Per Person

Photography Program

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From $ 448 Per Person

Stand up Paddle Boarding

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From $ 448 Per Person

Day Paddle

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From $ 225 Per Person

Snowshoeing

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What's Included

  • All meals onboard the Ocean Endeavour including snacks
  • Accommodation onboard the Ocean Endeavour in booked cabin category
  • Onboard lecture program from Expeditions Team and Naturalists
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruising (except paid adventure options with cost)
  • Use of rubber boots on land and use of waterproof outer shell jacket
  • Insulated inner jacket, yours to keep at the end of the voyage
  • Transfer from Ushuaia airport to hotel (Day 1) and pre-night hotel with breakfast
  • Transfer from Ushuaia hotel accommodation to the Ocean Endeavour for embarkation
  • Transports to Ushuaia airport on return to port
  • All port taxes
  • All landing fees
  • Use of onboard gym, sauna, pool and jacuzzi and onboard yoga

What's Excluded

  • International or internal flights unless specified
  • Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
  • Meals other than those specified in the pre-departure information
  • Pre or post cruise travel expenses
  • Visa (if applicable) and passport fees
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Fuel surcharge may be applied to all bookings
  • Paid adventure options and all personal expenses
  • Tobacco, alcoholic or beverages (other than coffee and tea)
  • Miscellaneous extras
  • Laundry and communication charges on board
  • Gratuities for Expedition team and crew (recommended US$15 per person per day)
  • For minors under 16 years of age at time of travel; life jackets, waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and boots
  • For guests who require larger sizing; Waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and rubber boots