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Classic Antarctica Adventure

11 DAYS FROM 7595 PP

Best time to go
Dec - March

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Classic Antarctica Adventure

This incredible journey departs from Ushuaia to explore the outstanding Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, which contrary to popular belief, is far from a world of white desolation. Vivid emerald, violets and blues colour the landscapes on this truly adventurous Antarctic Safari. Pass huge icebergs, encounter huge whales and witness massive rookeries of penguins as you explore this vast icy wilderness.

Safari Highlights

  • See vast colonies of penguins; Gentoo, Adelie & Chinstrap penguins.
  • Spot orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters.
  • Cross the famous Drake Passage, followed by an array of seabirds.
  • Cruise in a zodiac alongside incredible gigantic icebergs and ice formations.
  • Explore the surprisingly vibrant grasslands of the South Shetland Islands.
  • Subject to weather and ice conditions you will have the opportunity to stand on the continent itself.
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What to expect

Day 1 - Ushuaia

Today you will arrive in the world’s most southerly city.

Day 2 - Beagle Channel

This afternoon embarkation will take place in the port of Ushuaia where you will be able to settle in and meet your fellow passengers. The boat will begin by sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Days 3 - 4 - The Drake Passage

Your adventure begins with a 400 mile crossing of the passage that bears the name of the 16th century English explorer Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from your expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in our sturdy ship's wake.

Days 5 - 8 - Antarctic - South Shetland

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world as you set foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather conditions permitting) and encounter gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history. During the voyage we will learn about some of the most important and dramatic expeditions to this remote corner of the world.

Days 9 - 10 - The Drake Passage

Today you will begin your journey back towards the port of Ushuaia. Make sure to spend some time on the observation deck for some final whale sightings.

Day 11 - Ushuaia

This morning disembarkation will occur and you will be transferred either to your hotel or airport depending upon your future travel plans.

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Important information ahead of your trip to Antarctica

This is a set-departure travelling to the seventh continent with a focus on wildlife. Your exact route will depend on weather, sea and ice conditions. Note that prices exclude international flights.

  • Prices vary depending on the expedition ship. Length of expedition can also vary by one or two days.
  • Up to 50% off savings on Sea Spirit are available on select departures confirmed by December 10, 2023 - subject to availability.
  • Book on 23/24 Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earl trips and take advantage of $2000 per person air credit or 20% off on selected departures and cabins.

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to discuss this discount and prices across all of the cabins and suites available. Please note that pricing is subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

Dates & Prices Antarctica

Dates and Prices for Antarctica
DatePassengersTrip LengthTrip StylePrices from
Nov 21 - Dec 01 202312011 DaysSmall Group Safari7595
Dec 10 - Dec 20 202312011 DaysSmall Group Safari7595
Jan 09 - Jan 20 202413212 DaysSmall Group Safari11980
Oct 27 - Nov 07 202413212 DaysSmall Group Safari10600
Nov 12 - Nov 23 202413212 DaysSmall Group Safari11320
Dec 06 - Dec 17 202412011 DaysSmall Group Safari8795
08 Dec - 19 Dec 202413212 DaysSmall Group Safari12100
Dec 16 - Dec 27 202412012 DaysSmall Group Safari8795
Feb 06 - Feb 17 202512012 DaysSmall Group Safari8795
Feb 16 - Feb 27 202512012 DaysSmall Group Safari8795

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