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Best of Antarctica: Whale Discovery

A wild, peak whale-season adventure to witness the cetaceans and other wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 7,899
12 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 7,899


  • Get up close and personal with a huge number of humpback whales in Antarctica as they migrate south to the waters that are rich with krill, where they feed.
  • Witness stunning scenery and an abundance of wildlife, including Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins, albatross, and fur seals, as you thrillingly explore via Zodiacs amid giant tabular icebergs.
  • Relish fascinating educational lectures onboard with topics including history, ecology and geology, and the chance to participate in the Citizen Science program.

Hop onboard the Ocean Endeavour for an extended 12-day adventure that you will never forget. We sail toward the great while continent. Here you will witness whales in huge numbers. This itinerary has been designed especially for people who love wildlife and awesome adventures.

Explore the Antarctic Peninsula, following the migration paths of the whales that call these waters home for part of the year. You can also spot penguins, seals and seabirds en route from the deck of your ship and from the fleet of Zodiacs. Jump in and scan for underwater silhouettes and get up close to the range of wildlife that call Antarctica home.

You may wish to enjoy optional expedition activities like day paddling or enjoy a photography lesson from one of the experts onboard. There are lots of handy hints and tips that can be learnt about photographing this icy wilderness and the wildlife you will encounter.

This by-sea exploration allows the best opportunity for whale-spotting and is truly a once-in-a-lifetime adventure!

Standard Activities

Citizen Science
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
water aerobics
Polar Plunge

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival in Ushuaia

Welcome to Ushuaia, Argentina, the gateway to Antarctica. Before you embark on this epic journey, take an included transfer from the airport to your hotel. Tonight, you’ll meet your fellow travellers and our local team in Ushuaia with a welcome meeting in the evening, followed by an optional icebreaker. arrive early, why not head downtown for some souvenir shopping or taste some classic Argentinian flavours at one of Ushuaia’s fantastic local restaurants? If you get the chance, watching the sun go down at “The End of the World” (the nickname for the Tierra del Fuego archipelago) is the perfect way to cap off your first night.

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.

Embarkation Point
Day 2

Embarkation in Ushuaia

Days 3-4

At Sea - Drake Passage

Days 5-9

South Shetlands and Antarctic Peninsula

Days 10-11

At Sea - Drake Passage

Day 12

Disembark in Ushuaia

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March 9 - Mar 20, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 7,899 - $ 14,049

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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