Ushuaia to Antarctica Adventure & Cruise

Ushuaia to Antarctica Adventure & Cruise

HIGHLIGHTS

Ushuaia - Drake Channel - Port Lockroy - Plénau & Petermann Island

from 12150 USD
HIGHLIGHTS

Ushuaia - Drake Channel - Port Lockroy - Plénau & Petermann Island

days 13
  • Cruise the Drake Passage and cross the ocean to Antarctica.
  • Hike or kayak between stunning islands.
  • Meet whales, penguins, and leopard seals.
  • Adventure into a one-night sleep over the withe continent.
  • Best time to travel: November to March
  From Argentina to Antarctica, set sail to discover the White Continent. Cruise the Drake Passage like the first explorers, navigate through different islands and near the Antarctic coast. Go hiking, and kayaking, and enjoy Zodiac rides while spotting amazing wildlife. This unforgettable cruise is the perfect chance to see both Argentina and the rarely-visited continent of Antarctica.
Itinerary
Day 1

Night in Antarctica Cruise - From Argentina to Antarctica

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  • Embark in Ushuaia and start navigating the Beagle Channel

Start your Antarctica cruise from Ushuaia, the last legendary city in southern Patagonia. Get ready to sail for two days through the Beagle Channel, connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy the rest of the evening encircled by the incredible Andes Mountain Range and pass by the famous Isla Martillo where Magellan penguins build their rookery on your way to the Drake Passage.

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Day 2

Sailing to the Antarctic Península - Drake Passage

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  • Navigation through the Drake Passage

Feel the thrill first explorers to Antarctica felt navigating these uncommon waters. The Drake Passage is called to the miles of ocean separating the continent from the Antarctica Península. In these waters, different from any other in the world, prepare to spot marine wildlife in its plein habitat. You may see whales!

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Day 3

Sailing Drake Passage - Antarctic Waters

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  • Enter the Antarctic Waters

Navigation continues through the Drake Passage but the landscape starts changing. From marine wildlife to birds (a wide variety of Albatros) begin to show as an unmistakable sign you are about to reach the Withe Continent.

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Day 4

The Antarctica Continent - Bravant & Amber Island

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  • Start exploring Antarctica

From Ushuaia to Antarctica, you make it! Rocky white and grey landscapes will be the sign you finally are in the withe continent. Your first explorative navigation will take you to spot the increasing wildlife (Humpback whales, sea elephants, Weddell seals, and penguins), passing by the snow-covered Melchor Island. The Antarctica cruise will enter the Schollaert Channel flowing between the incredible Bravant and Amber Island.

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Day 5

First Base Camp & Activities - Antarctica Continent

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  • Base camp in Naumayer Channel

The Antarctica cruise will touch base in the Neumayer Channel and make a profit from the preserved waters surrounding Wiencke Island. Depending on the weather conditions, you will be able to explore the continent in different ways. Take your snowshoes and go for an inland hike and easy mountains to climb, or set sail again but in a Zodiac boat or a kayak and enjoy the ride.

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Day 6

Visit Port Lockroy - Antarctica Continent

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  • Visit Port Lockroy’s ex-research station & meet Gentoo penguins

Keep navigating the Neumayer Channel and reach Port Lockroy in Goudier Island, the ex-British research station functioning until 1962. Enjoy the museum and learn more about life in Antarctica. Visit the southernmost post office in the world, then get your passport stamped and get your Antarctica Continent honorific bach. Finally, spot Gentoo penguins in the surroundings, half of the place is reserved for human visitors while the other half is exclusively for penguin waddling.

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Day 7

Visit Pléneau & Petermann Islands - Antarctica Continent

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  • Kayak, walks, and amazing Antarctic wildlife.

Jump on the cruise again and navigate to Pléneau and Petermann Island. Some of the day’s activities include glacier walking and kayaking, but mostly, spotting amazing Antarctic wildlife. This is a crowded floating icebergs area, but if the way is clear, you will sail the Lemaire Channel searching for blue-eye shags, Adélie penguins, minke whales, and leopard seals which mostly live no other else than Antarctica.

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Day 8

Neko Harbour - Antarctica Continent

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  • Antarctica expedition in Zodiac

Time to enjoy a Zodiac experience to admire the stunning Antarctica peaks. Neko Harbour is your chance to see giant glaciers and take a walk to get closer than ever to the alpine peaks of the White Continent.

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Day 9

Overnight in the Continent - Antarctica

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  • One-night camping experience on the White Continent

An out-of-the-world experience, a time travel to the days of the first polar explorers, today you will have the opportunity to sleep beneath the Antarctic sky. Enjoy the white silence and discover the sounds of the millenary ice.

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Day 10

Navigate Errera Channel - Antarctica Continent

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  • Last stops and sailing back to Ushuaia

Continue navigating the waters of the Península and enjoy your last day near the coast. Weather permitting, you will visit Orne, Curverville, and Rongé Island, among others. The Antarctica cruise will start its journey back to Ushuaia, passing by Melchior Island until reaching the Drake Passage again. There is a chance you can make a one-last stop in Half Moon Island in the South Shetlands, but it will depend on the weather forecast for the Drake Passage.

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Day 11

Heading back to Ushuaia - Drake Passage

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  • Navigation through Drake Passage to Ushuaia

You already know the road. However, don’t lose the chance to see whales jumping gracefully above the gelid waters. Enjoy the two-day ride to reminisce about the adventure you just gritten yourself with and recover at the Antarctica cruise facilities.

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Day 12

Last day at sea - Drake Passage

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  • Last-day navigation through the Drake Passage to Ushuaia

You are almost there. Get ready to walk over the American continent. Take your last pictures, strengthen the bonds you may have made with your traveling mates, and gift a two-hand wave to the Antarctic Continent.

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Day 13

Ushuaia to Antartica - End of the trip

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  • Arrived in Ushuaia and end of expedition

Today you will disembark from your Antarctica cruise in Ushuaia where your Antarctic expedition ends. We specialize in tailor-made travel experiences and other incredible destinations in Antártica. If this trip doesn’t meet your expectations, talk to one of our knowledgeable travel agents and tailor this trip to your budget and timetable.

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pricing
  • Prices in US Dollars.
  • Valid until April 2024 (ask for prices at Christmas and New Year).
  • Prices are per person, based on 2 people in double occupancy. Single rates are available on request.
  • Flights are not included in the price but can be arranged on request.
  • Programs may vary depending on ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. Landings are subject to site availabilities, permissions, and environmental concerns per IAATO regulations.

 

Prices from 12150 USD

  • Twin Porthole – 12150 USD per person.
  • Twin Window – 12650 USD per person.
included
  • 12-night accommodation in an Antarctic vessel.
  • All meals.
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac navigation.
  • Free use of special gear (rubber shoes and snowshoes) 
  • Tour guide.
  • Transfers from your accommodation to the vessel (day 1).
  • Transfer from the vessel to Ushuaia airport (day 13).
  • All taxes and port charges.
  • Pre-departure material.
not included
  • Meals ashore.
  • Any airfare (scheduled or charter flights).
  • Pre- and post-land arrangements.
  • Baggage cancellation.
  • Personal insurance 
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature (laundry, bar, beverage charges, and telecommunication charges).
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Gratuities.
Flights needed for this itinerary

plane-icon No local flights are needed for this itinerary. This trip begins and ends in Ushuaia

ESTIMATED COST FOR THE FLIGHTS ON THIS TRIP: Local flights cost from $150 per person per segment. We offer special rates on flights for this tailor-made itinerary.

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We deeply care about our planet, just like you do. When you book with us, you’re not only fulfilling your travel dreams but also leaving a positive impact on the destination you’re about to discover. We are proud to plant 10 trees in damaged zones of Patagonia for every traveler. It feels good to do it right. Let’s move beyond sustainable!

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