Antarctic Explorer Itinerary

Sail through the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, experiencing some of the most captivating landscapes and wildlife on the planet.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $5,995
      CAD $6,350
      AUD $6,595
      EUR €4,430
      GBP £3,580
      NZD $7,820
      ZAR R60,030
      CHF FR5,655
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort
There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Nov 7, 2015 to Mar 2, 2016. View later Antarctic Explorer: From Buenos Aires (Ocean Endeavour) 2015 - 16.
Penguin and man standing off

Affectionate penguins up close, Antarctica

Travellers embracing on the ice

Antarctic Seal close up

Day 1 Ushuaia

Enjoy an adventure to the bottom of the Earth, and arrive at the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia. Poised on the edge of Beagle Channel, this Argentinian city is the capital of the Tierra Del Fuego region. Spend the night experiencing local life in this remote and fascinating city, affectionately known as ‘fin del mundo’ – the end of the world.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Embarkation

Climb aboard and set sail through the exquisite Beagle Channel. Stay on the lookout for penguins, cormorants, petrels and albatross.
ACCOM: Cruise ship - 1

Days 3-4 Drake Passage

As the trip navigates through the famous waters of the Drake Passage, start to experience some of Antarctica’s rare wildlife. While the mixing of polar and temperate waters occurs, the nutrient-rich waters rise to the surface and draw in a host of seabirds, whales and marine life, so look out for a feeding spectacle.
ACCOM: Cruise ship - 2

Days 5-8 South Shetland Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula

Venture into the heart of the Antarctic waters, as the voyage travels through various weather, ice and ocean conditions. Expect the unexpected, and be ready to disembark in order to meet the local penguins, or maybe go for a ‘polar plunge’ in the icy waters of Neko Harbour.
ACCOM: Cruise ship - 4

Days 9-10 Drake Passage

Return through the Drake Passage towards the comparatively milder climbs of Tierra Del Fuego, staying on the lookout for wildlife passing overhead.
ACCOM: Cruise ship - 2

Day 11 Ushuaia

Wind down this Antarctic Expedition back on solid ground as the trip disembarks in Usuhaia.