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Journey To The Antarctic Circle

Starting at:
Per Person
$ 9,989
Up to 16% savings
Length
14 Days
Embark
Ushuaia
Disembark
Ushuaia
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 9,989
Up to 16% savings

Highlights

  • This 14 day voyage takes you further south than most of the Antarctic Cruises: venturing past the Antarctic Circle.
  • While crossing the Drake Passage, you will have the chance to spot a wide range of wildlife such as dolphins, whales and orca, as well as seabirds like the mighty Albatross which follow the ship.
  • Few travelers have ventured this far south, but with our fully equipped ice-strengthened vessel and hopefully favorable sea conditions we can access many remote locations that other ships can not reach.

Follow in the wake of Captain James Cook as we set sail aboard the comfortable and spacious Ocean Endeavour to venture south to a milestone that few have journeyed; the Antarctic Circle, latitude 66° 33’. Marvel at surrounds of ice capped mountain ranges, explore by zodiac bays filled with immense icebergs and glaciers carved by Antarctica’s harsh environment.

Cross into the circle to the home of the midnight sun and an area rich with fauna. Here the Weddell Seal takes centre stage in addition to vast colonies of penguins and sea birds we may see humpback whales and minke whales feed on the krill-rich waters.

By crossing the Antarctic Circle, you will join an elite group of people not only have been to Antarctica but ventured into a region seldom visited.

 

Standard Activities

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
microscope
Citizen Science
Crossing The Circle
Crossing The Circle
blindness
Hiking
presentation
Lectures
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia is the most southerly city in the world and the capital of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire). It has a dramatic setting, surrounded by mountains to the north and the Beagle Channel to the south, making it a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic adventure.

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. He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Should you not be able to contact them, please refer to the front of your itinerary for emergency contact details of our representative office.

Your cruise itinerary begins with an overnight stay in Ushuaia. If you arrive into Ushuaia early enough, the day is yours to explore. Avenida San Martin and the surrounding streets are where most hotels, shops, restaurants, cafes and tourist services are located.

The Museo Marítimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia (Maritime & the Prison of Ushuaia Museum) is well worth a visit. Located in the former prison of Ushuaia, the prison buildings now house four museums – the Maritime Museum, the Prison Museum, the Antarctic Museum and the Marine Museum of Art. The buildings date back to 1906 when convicts were transferred from Isla de los Estados to Ushuaia to build this national prison. Construction was completed in 1920 and the cells that were designed for 380 inmates, held up to 800 prisoners before closing in 1947.

Tierra del Fuego National Park is a short bus ride from Ushuaia and was the first shoreline national park established in Argentina. It is a rugged, mountainous park with great views of Lapataia Bay and dramatic scenery of waterfalls, mountains, glaciers and lakes. There are many hiking trails within the park including the Coastal Path (Senda Costera) that connects Ensenada Bay to Lapataia Bay on Lago Roca. The park is home to many species of animal including the guanaco, Andean fox, North American beaver, European rabbit and muskrat. There are also many species of birds including the torrent duck, kelp goose, austral parakeet, Andean condor and the Magellanic oystercatcher.

The Fin del Mundo Train (End of the World Train) is a steam train that runs from Ushuaia to Tierra del Fuego National Park, providing an alternative way to get to the park.

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

Embarkation in Ushuaia

Days 3-4

At Sea

Days 5-8

South Shetlands & Antarctica

Days 9-10

Antarctic Circle

Day 11

South Shetlands & Antarctica

Days 12-13

At Sea

Day 14

Disembarkation in Ushuaia

Route Map

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February 4 - Feb 17, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
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February 25 - Mar 10, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
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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