Antarctic Classic Wildlife: Peninsula & Islands

Polar Activities

Argentina

 

Antarctic Peninsula

Whilst the Great White Continent may be vast and difficult to explore in its entirety, the Antarctic Peninsula is scenically the most dramatic region providing the greatest diversity of wildlife. A mountainous extension of the South American Andes, the Western Peninsula forms a coastal spine whose peaks rise 3,000 metres from the ocean.  Breathtaking glaciers, deep fjords and ice bergs more than a mile long offer magical vistas - an environment that will humble the most seasoned explorer.



Antarctic Peninsula voyages are the most cost-effective means of exploring Antarctica and require between 9 -11 days to enjoy, perfect for those seeking a memorable experience within a relatively short time frame. The return Drakes crossing can easily demand 3-5 days of this schedule, so if time is tight or you prefer to avoid this notorious passage then Flying to Antarctica one way or both may be the answer.

Peninsula Wildlife

The Peninsula is a rich breeding ground for macaroni, chinstrap and gentoo penguin colonies, inviting great opportunities for their intimate observation.  Aqua-Firma guides and guests have spent many years enjoying their inquisitive close encounters, sitting in Penguin heaven amidst a continuous hum of penguin chatter. The icy oceans meanwhile provide an important feeding ground for many species of whale including orcas, blue whales, sperm, minke and humpbacks. On some voyages guests have been spellbound by more than 200 whales around the ship at one time.

Seals can be found in large numbers on the Peninsula, of which Crab eaters are the most abundant and Weddell seals are visually the most attractive with their spotted coats. The largest seal is the Leopard Seal, which at up to 3.2 metres in length, demands respect as one of Antarctica's top predators.

Aqua-Firma Antarctic Expertise

The Aqua-Firma team have been exploring the Antarctic Peninsula for many years; guiding, driving zodiacs, delivering inspiring onboard lectures and inspiring guests of the magnificent but fragile beauty of this region. It is this in-depth, on location knowledge and expertise which can assist with your choice of voyage to best match your timing, interest and budget.

Our small ship Classic Peninsula voyages are available Oct-March. In early November, the ice and snow remains pristine and breeding is at a peak, by December and January noisy penguin chicks dominate the scenery and by March, as the season progresses, we continue to  witness an increased abundance of whales.

Small Ship Voyages

Carrying between 12 and around 114 passengers, our Antarctic Peninsula voyages are onboard some of the smallest and friendliest ships exploring the Antarctic waters. This creates an intimate atmosphere of like minded people who all share a common aspiration for remote wild and wonderful corners of our planet. Each ice strengthened vessel offers the freedom to roam the decks at all levels as well as the panoramic ship's bridge with the invitation to stand beside the captain as he navigates through the polar ice. Ships vary appreciably in level of comfort from an expedition ship to a more luxurious cruise offering spacious en suite cabins and excellent cuisine, all however maintain the prime objective of maximising time spent off the ship with inspired daily landings, informed presentations and exploration in the company of experts.

A full complement of Zodiac craft (rigid inflatables boats) allows everyone to disembark at the same time, perfect for small group expert-led landings and close encounters with wildlife. There is a natural history library onboard and the programme lectures span subjects such as Antarctic explorers and history, wildlife, conservation, birdlife and whales. Where possible, each voyage includes a visit to a  research station where you can learn about their work and understand how they survive in the harsh Winter environment.

Polar Expertise & Optional Adventures

Your guides are the key to inspire and enlighten your knowledge of the unique polar environment. Aqua-Firma marine scientists, guides, polar divers and kayakers have many years of in depth on location knowledge. Specialist knowledge on certain trips enable us to offer polar photography workshops onboard, and unique experiences such as polar diving, camping out on the ice, sea kayaking and snow shoe walking. If these activities are of interest to you, please contact us to speak to one of our polar experts.


Our Promise & Your Protection

Polar voyages are a major commitment for most travellers. We offer a personal and professional service with a promise that for any experience which is directly comparable, our prices are never beaten.   Detailed information is provided throughout your booking and preparation process and with our first hand experience we are always available to answer any questions, no matter how small, giving 24 hour support for our clients before you depart and whilst away.  Whilst our voyages can be enjoyed as stand alone experiences, we are a fully ATOL bonded travel company and able to provide flights and accommodation before and after your voyage.

Aqua-Firma have the expertise to extend your travel plans and are a specialist at tailor made travel within Argentina and other parts of Latin America.

 

Photographs kindly provided by: Franco Banfi, Rinnie Van Meurs, Chloe Burnett, Keith Hiscock, Charlotte Caffrey & Göran Ehlmé

Itinerary

11 Day Sample Itinerary

This is a sample only based upon an 11 day voyage. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Team and is influenced by local conditions, like ice and weather - in particular actual or anticipated headwinds affecting crossings of the Drake Passage.

Day 1: Embarkation in Ushuaia

Your voyage begins where the world drops off: Ushuaia, Argentina, reputed to be the southernmost city on the planet, located on the far southern tip of South America. Starting in the afternoon, you embark from this small resort town on Tierra del Fuego – nicknamed “The End of the World” – and sail the scenic, mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for the rest of the evening.

 

Day 2 - 3: Path of the Polar Explorers

Over the next two days on the Drake Passage, you can experience life from the perspective of the polar explorers who first braved these regions: cool salt breezes, rolling waves, maybe even a fin whale blasting up a column of sea spray. After passing the Antarctic Convergence – Antarctica’s natural boundary, formed when north-flowing cold waters collide with warmer subantarctic seas – you are in the circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. Not only does the marine life change, the avian life changes too: A variety of albatrosses and petrels show up, along with Cape pigeons and southern fulmars. Then, near the South Shetlands Islands, the first icebergs flash into sight.

Day 4 - 8: Antartica

Gray stone peaks sketched with snow, towers of broken blue-white ice, and dramatically different wildlife below and above. You first pass the snow-capped Melchior Islands and Schollaert Channel, sailing between Brabant and Anvers Islands.

Sites you may be able to visit include:

Cuverville Island – Stabbing up between Rongé Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, Cuverville houses a colony of several thousand gentoo penguins as well as pairs of breeding brown skuas.

Danco Island – Activities here may focus on the gentoo penguins nesting on the island, in addition to the Weddell and crabeater seals that may be found nearby.

Neko Harbour – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow. You have the chance to set foot on the Continent here, and also to go for a Zodiac cruise with view of the ice-crusted alpine peaks.

Paradise Bay – You may be able to walk on the Continent again at this location, or to take a Zodiac cruise in the sprawling, ice-flecked waters. Here you have a good chance of seeing humpback and minke whales.

Port Lockroy – After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, you may visit the former British research station – now a museum and post office – of Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. You might also be able to partake in activities around Jougla Point, meeting gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags. There are great opportunities for kayaking and camping here. When conditions are right, you can even snowshoe around the shore.

Booth, Pléneau & Petermann Islands – If the ice allows it, you may sail through the Lemaire Channel in search of Adélie penguins and blue-eyed shags. There’s also a good chance you’ll encounter humpback and minke whales as well as leopard seals. You may also visit Booth Island’s Port Charcot.

Wilhelmina Bay & Guvernøren – This is a great place to spot humpback whales, and you also may embark on a Zodiac cruise – and scuba dive, if you’re certified – around the ghostly wreck of Guvernøren, a whaling vessel that caught fire here in 1915. Around the Melchior Islands, amid a frozen landscape peopled with icebergs, you may encounter even more whales, leopard seals, and crabeater seals. You depart at noon, depending on conditions on the Drake Passage.

Day 9 - 10: The Drake's Passage

Your return voyage is far from lonely. While crossing the Drake, you can again expect to be greeted by the vast array of seabirds remembered from the passage south. But they seem a little more familiar to you now, and you to them.

Day 11: Disembark Ushuaia

Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. It’s now time to disembark in Ushuaia, but with memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.

Dates

30 Oct - 10 Nov 2019 - from US$ 10,290

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography, Mountaineering, Snowshoeing, CC Skiing
Includes: pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Jacket
Brand new vessel for 2019!

05 - 15 Nov 2019 - from £ 4,495

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, CC Skiing, Mountaineering
Includes: free Expedition Jacket
Optional Transfer Package includes 1 hotel night in Buenos Aires & return flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

07 - 17 Nov 2019 - from £ 4,595

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

09 - 20 Nov 2019 - from US$ 10,290

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography, Mountaineering, Snowshoeing, CC Skiing
Includes: pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Jacket
Brand new vessel for 2019!

10 - 20 Nov 2019 - from € 5,790 € 5,040

Save up to €750 on remaining berths!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking

11 - 23 Nov 2019 - from £ 4,890

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
Free expedition jacket
Activities: Kayaking, Camping

12 - 22 Nov 2019 - from £ 5,295

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

14 - 23 Nov 2019 - from US$ 5,250

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

20 - 30 Nov 2019 - from € 5,790

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)

21 Nov - 01 Dec 2019 - from US$ 11,100

Stanley - Stanley (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing, Photography
Includes: complimentary expedition gear rental onboard
Charter flight package not included (contact us for details)

21 Nov - 01 Dec 2019 - from £ 5,295

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

22 Nov - 02 Dec 2019 - from £ 4,650

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
Free expedition jacket
Activities: Kayaking, Camping

23 Nov - 02 Dec 2019 - from € 5,150

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Inc in-field and onboard workshops
Brand new vessel for 2019 season!
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing

23 Nov - 02 Dec 2019 - from US$ 5,250

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

29 Nov - 09 Dec 2019 - from £ 5,540

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night
Free Expedition Parka
Activities: Camping, Kayaking

01 - 11 Dec 2019 - from US$ 11,100

Stanley - Stanley (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing, Photography
Includes: complimentary expedition gear rental onboard
Charter flight package not included (contact us for details)

01 - 13 Dec 2019 - from £ 4,999

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
Free expedition jacket
Activities: Kayaking, Camping

02 - 11 Dec 2019 - from € 5,150

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Inc in-field and onboard workshops
Brand new vessel for 2019 season!
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing

02 - 12 Dec 2019 - from £ 4,495

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, CC Skiing, Mountaineering
Includes: free Expedition Jacket
Optional Transfer Package includes 1 hotel night in Buenos Aires & return flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

03 - 10 Dec 2019 - from £ 7,295

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 days)
Fly / Sail voyage including 2 hotels night in Punta Arenas & return flights Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

08 - 15 Dec 2019 - from £ 7,295

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 days)
Fly / Sail voyage including 2 hotels night in Punta Arenas & return flights Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

08 - 19 Dec 2019 - from £ 5,940

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night
Free Expedition Parka
Activities: Kayaking, Photography

08 - 19 Dec 2019 - from £ 5,395

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

11 - 20 Dec 2019 - from € 5,150

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Inc in-field and onboard workshops
Brand new vessel for 2019 season!
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing

11 - 21 Dec 2019 - from £ 4,895

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, CC Skiing, Mountaineering
Includes: free Expedition Jacket
Optional Transfer Package includes 1 hotel night in Buenos Aires & return flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

11 - 21 Dec 2019 - from US$ 12,190

Stanley - Stanley (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing, Photography
Includes: complimentary expedition gear rental onboard
Charter flight package not included (contact us for details)

12 - 22 Dec 2019 - from £ 4,750

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
Free expedition jacket
Activities: Kayaking, Camping

13 - 20 Dec 2019 - from £ 7,295

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 days)
Fly / Sail voyage including 2 hotels night in Punta Arenas & return flights Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

13 - 22 Dec 2019 - from US$ 6,650

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

17 - 29 Dec 2019 - from US$ 11,690

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 days)
Christmas in Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Jacket
Brand new vessel for 2019!

18 - 28 Dec 2019 - from US$ 8,795

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Christmas in Antarctica
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: Pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia

18 - 28 Dec 2019 - from £ 11,895

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (11 days)
Christmas in Antarctica
Fly / Sail voyage including 2 hotels night in Punta Arenas & return flights Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

18 - 29 Dec 2019 - from £ 7,440

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Christmas in Antarctica
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night
Free Expedition Parka
Activities: Kayaking, Photography

20 - 29 Dec 2019 - from € 5,750

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Christmas in Antarctica
Inc in-field and onboard workshops
Brand new vessel for 2019 season!
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing

21 - 31 Dec 2019 - from US$ 12,450

Stanley - Stanley (11 Days)
Christmas in Antarctica                            
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking, Photography
Includes: complimentary expedition gear rental onboard
Charter flight package not included (contact us for details)

27 Dec 2019 - 06 Jan 2020 - from US$ 8,795

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: Pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia

28 Dec 2019 - 08 Jan 2020 - from £ 7,440

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night
Free Expedition Parka
Activities: Kayaking, Photography

29 Dec 2019 - 07 Jan 2020 - from € 5,750

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Inc in-field and onboard workshops
Brand new vessel for 2019 season!
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing

29 Dec 2019 - 08 Jan 2020 - from £ 5,895

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

31 Dec 2019 - 09 Jan 2020 - from US$ 6,650

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

02 - 12 Jan 2020 - from £ 5,290

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
Free expedition jacket
Activities: Kayaking, Camping

03 - 13 Jan 2020 - from € 6,350

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Lloyds Class 1A ice-strengthened vessel

07 - 17 Jan 2020 - from £ 4,895

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Includes: free Expedition Jacket
Optional Transfer Package includes 1 hotel night in Buenos Aires & return flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

07 - 18 Jan 2020 - from US$ 9,795

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
Free expedition jacket
Activities: Camping, Kayaking

09 - 19 Jan 2020 - from € 6,350

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking

10 - 17 Jan 2020 - from £ 7,295

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 days)
Fly / Sail voyage including 2 hotels night in Punta Arenas & return flights Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

15 - 22 Jan 2020 - from £ 7,295

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 days)
Fly / Sail voyage including 2 hotels night in Punta Arenas & return flights Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

17 - 27 Jan 2020 - from US$ 8,795

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: Pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia

25 Jan - 04 Feb 2020 - from US$ 10,100

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia (11 days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc one-way flight Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket
Brand new vessel for 2019!

26 Jan - 05 Feb 2020 - from € 6,350

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Inc in-field and onboard workshops
Brand new vessel for 2019 season!
Activities: Camping, Kayaking

26 Jan - 05 Feb 2020 - from US$ 8,795

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: Pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia

26 Jan - 06 Feb 2020 - from £ 7,440

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night
Free Expedition Parka
Activities: Kayaking, Photography

28 Jan - 07 Feb 2020 - from £ 4,895

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires (11 days)
Activities: Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Includes: free Expedition Jacket
Optional Transfer Package includes 1 hotel night in Buenos Aires & return flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

04 - 15 Feb 2020 - from US$ 9,795

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
Free expedition jacket
Activities: Camping, Kayaking

05 - 15 Feb 2020 - from € 6,350

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Inc in-field and onboard workshops
Brand new vessel for 2019 season!
Activities: Camping, Kayaking

05 - 16 Feb 2020 - from £ 7,440

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night
Free Expedition Parka
Activities: Kayaking, Photography

06 - 16 Feb 2020 - from € 6,350

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)

06 - 16 Feb 2020 - from £ 4,595

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires (11 days)
Activities: Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Includes: free Expedition Jacket
Optional Transfer Package includes 1 hotel night in Buenos Aires & return flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

07 - 17 Feb 2020 - from US$ 7,390

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

07 - 17 Feb 2020 - from £ 4,895

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

14 - 28 Feb 2020 - from US$ 10,795

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (15 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
Free expedition jacket
Activities: Camping, Kayaking

15 - 24 Feb 2020 - from € 5,790

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Inc in-field and onboard workshops
Brand new vessel for 2019 season!
Activities: Camping, Kayaking

15 - 26 Feb 2020 - from £ 5,940

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night
Free Expedition Parka
Activities: Kayaking, Photography

27 Feb - 11 Mar 2020 - from US$ 9,795

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (14 days)
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: Pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
Special Whale Watching Voyage

28 Feb - 08 Mar 2020 - from US$ 5,410

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

03 - 13 Mar 2020 - from £ 5,295

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

07 - 17 Mar 2020 - from £ 4,595

Buenos Aires - Buenos Aires (11 days)
Activities: Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Includes: free Expedition Jacket
Optional Transfer Package includes 1 hotel night in Buenos Aires & return flights Buenos Aires to Ushuaia

08 - 18 Mar 2020 - from US$ 11,100

Stanley - Stanley (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing, Photography
Includes: complimentary expedition gear rental onboard
Charter flight package not included (contact us for details)

13 - 23 Mar 2020 - from £ 3,850

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Includes 1 pre-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
Free expedition jacket
Activities: Kayaking

17 - 26 Mar 2020 - from US$ 5,250

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

20 - 29 Mar 2020 - from € 4,690

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Activities: Diving

26 Mar - 04 Apr 2020 - from US$ 5,250

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 Days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

27 - 30 Mar 2020 - from € 6,750

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (14 days)
Inc in-field and onboard workshops
Brand new vessel for 2019 season!
Whale Watching Voyage
 

03 - 14 Nov 2020 - from £ 6,590

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

04 - 13 Nov 2020 - from US$ 4,690

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 Days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

04 - 14 Nov 2020 - from £ 5,490

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

10 - 22 Nov 2020 - from £ 4,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Jacket

13 - 23 Nov 2020 - from £ 5,490

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

13 - 24 Nov 2020 - from £ 6,590

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

20 Nov - 01 Dec 2020 - from US$ 7,790

Save up to $1,500pp on selected cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 Days)
Activities: Kayaking, Photography
Includes: 2 pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia
Offer expires 31 October 2019

21 Nov - 01 Dec 2020 - from £ 4,790

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Jacket

21 Nov - 02 Dec 2020 - from € 6,590

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing
Includes: In-field and onboard workshops

28 Nov - 09 Dec 2020 - from US$ 10,690

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Photography, Snorkelling, CC Skiing
Includes: pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Jacket

29 Nov - 09 Dec 2020 - from £ 5,890 £ 5,300

Save up to 10% on Standard or 15% on Premium cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Parka
Offer expires 31 Oct 2019

29 Nov - 10 Dec 2020 - from US$ 7,790 US$ 7,790

Save up to $1,500pp on selected cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 Days)
Activities: Kayaking, Photography
Includes: 2 pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia
Offer expires 31 October 2019

30 Nov - 10 Dec 2020 - from £ 5,490

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

30 Nov - 12 Dec 2020 - from £ 5,299

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Jacket

02 - 11 Dec 2020 - from US$ 5,530

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 Days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

07 - 14 Dec 2020 - from £ 7,790

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 Days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & return flights Punta Arenas to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

09 - 19 Dec 2020 - from € 5,490

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

11 - 20 Dec 2020 - from US$ 6,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 Days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

11 - 20 Dec 2020 - from € 5,380

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing
Includes: In-field and onboard workshops

11 - 21 Dec 2020 - from £ 4,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Jacket

12 - 19 Dec 2020 - from £ 7,790

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 Days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & return flights Punta Arenas to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

17 - 24 Dec 2020 - from £ 7,790

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 Days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & return flights Punta Arenas to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

18 - 28 Dec 2020 - from £ 7,100 £ 6,390

Save up to 10% on Standard or 15% on Premium cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Christmas in Antarctica

Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Parka
Offer expires 31 Oct 2019

18 - 28 Dec 2020 - from £ 6,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Christmas in Antarctica
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

20 - 29 Dec 2020 - from US$ 6,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 Days)
Christmas in Antarctica
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

20 - 29 Dec 2020 - from € 5,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Christmas in Antarctica
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing
Includes: In-field and onboard workshops

22 - 29 Dec 2020 - from £ 7,999

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 Days)
Christmas in Antarctica
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & return flights Punta Arenas to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

27 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021 - from £ 7,999

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 Days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & return flights Punta Arenas to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

27 Dec 2020 - 07 Jan 2021 - from £ 7,990 £ 7,190

Save up to 10% on Standard or 15% on Premium cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Parka
Offer expires 31 Oct 2019

27 Dec 2020 - 07 Jan 2021 - from US$ 11,250

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas (12 Days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & one-way flight King George Island, Antarctica to Punta Arenas, Chile
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Photography, Snorkelling, Alpine Trekking/Climbing
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

29 Dec 2020 - 07 Jan 2021 - from € 5,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing
Includes: In-field and onboard workshops

29 Dec 2020 - 08 Jan 2021 - from US$ 7,710

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

01 - 11 Jan 2021 - from £ 5,850

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Jacket

03 - 13 Jan 2021 - from € 6,590

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Lloyds 1a ice strengthened expedition ship

04 - 14 Jan 2021 - from £ 7,790

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

05 - 15 Jan 2021 - from US$ 11,250

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (11 days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & return flights Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Photography, Snorkelling, Alpine Trekking/Climbing
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

06 - 21 Jan 2021 - from US$ 11,250

Save up to $1,500pp on selected cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (16 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography
Includes: 2 pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia
Itinerary includes Antarctic Peninsula & Weddell Sea
Offer expires 31 October 2019

07 - 16 Jan 2021 - from € 5,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing
Includes: In-field and onboard workshops

07 - 17 Jan 2021 - from € 6,590

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking

08 - 17 Jan 2021 - from US$ 6,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 Days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

13 - 23 Jan 2021 - from US$ 11,690

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia (11 days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-voyage hotel night & one-way flight Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking, Snowshoeing, Photography, Snorkelling, Alpine Trekking/Climbing
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

16 - 23 Jan 2021 - from £ 7,999

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 Days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & return flights Punta Arenas to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

16 - 26 Jan 2021 - from € 6,590

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing
Includes: In-field and onboard workshops

21 Jan - 02 Feb 2021 - from US$ 9,790

Save up to $1,500pp on selected cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography
Includes: 2 pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia
Offer expires 31 October 2019

26 Jan - 05 Feb 2021 - from € 6,590

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking & Snowshoeing
Includes: In-field and onboard workshops

28 Jan - 07 Feb 2021 - from £ 6,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

04 - 14 Feb 2021 - from € 6,590

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Diving

06 - 16 Feb 2021 - from £ 6,250

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

06 - 18 Feb 2021 - from US$ 9,790

Save up to $1,500pp on selected cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography
Includes: 2 pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia
Offer expires 31 October 2019

07 - 16 Feb 2021 - from US$ 6,990

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 Days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

07 - 18 Feb 2021 - from £ 7,100

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Parka

12 - 23 Feb 2021 - from US$ 11,750

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas (12 Days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & one-way flight King George Island, Antarctica to Punta Arenas, Chile
Activities: Diving, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkelling, Paddleboarding
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

13 - 25 Feb 2021 - from US$ 8,790

Save up to $1,500pp on selected cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography
Includes: 2 pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia
Offer expires 31 October 2019

16 - 26 Feb 2021 - from £ 5,490

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Includes: 1 hotel night in Ushuaia & free Expedition Jacket

16 - 28 Feb 2021 - from US$ 8,790

Save up to $1,750pp on selected cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography
Includes: 2 pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia
Offer expires 31 October 2019

17 - 28 Feb 2021 - from £ 6,490 £ 5,840

Save up to 10% on Standard or 15% on Premium cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Photography Workshops
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Parka
Offer expires 31 Oct 2019

21 Feb - 03 Mar 2021 - from US$ 11,650

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (11 days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & return flights Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Diving, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkelling, Paddleboarding
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

26 Feb - 02 Mar 2021 - from US$ 10,790

Save up to $1,500pp on selected cabins!
Ushuaia - Ushuaia (15 Days)
Activities: Kayaking, Photography
Includes: 2 pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia
Special Whale Research Voyage. Details of research team to be confirmed. Please contact us for more information.
Offer expires 31 October 2019

26 Feb - 05 Mar 2021 - from £ 9,250

Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas (8 Days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-&-post-voyage hotel night & return flights Punta Arenas to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

01 - 11 Mar 2021 - from US$ 11,250

Punta Arenas - Ushuaia (11 days)
Fly/Sail Voyage inc pre-voyage hotel night & one-way flight Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
Activities: Diving, Kayaking, Photography, Snorkelling, Paddleboarding
Includes: free Expedition Jacket

10 - 21 Mar 2021 - from US$ 11,600

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking, Photography
Includes: pre-voyage hotel night & complimentary expedition gear rental onboard

13 - 23 Mar 2021 - from £ 4,490

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Activities: Kayaking
Includes: 1 pre-voyage hotel night & free Expedition Jacket

16 - 26 Mar 2021 - from US$ 6,150

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (11 Days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

18 - 27 Mar 2021 - from € 4,790

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 days)
Activities: Diving
Whale Watching Voyage

19 - 31 Mar 2021 - from € 6,590

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (13 days)
Activities: Diving
Whale Watching Voyage

21 - 31 Mar 2021 - from US$ 11,600

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (12 Days)
Activities: Camping, Kayaking, Hiking, Photography
Includes: pre-voyage hotel night & complimentary expedition gear rental onboard

26 Mar - 04 Apr 2021 - from US$ 5,530

Ushuaia - Ushuaia (10 Days)
Comfortable vessel carrying just 88 passengers

Notes 

Our prices include

Voyage as indicated in draft itinerary
All meals, snacks, coffee and tea
All shore excursions and zodiac activities
Loan of rubber boots on selected departures
Free expedition jacket on selected departures
Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
All miscellaneous services taxes and port charges throughout the programme
Comprehensive pre-departure material
Aqua-Firma automatically offsets the Carbon Emissions of your polar voyage

Prices exclude
Airfares.
Pre and post land arrangements.
Transfers to and from the vessel.
Cancellation and personal insurance.
Passports and visas.
Arrival and departure tax.
Meals ashore.
Baggage handling.
Items of a personal nature (alcohol, laundry etc).
Tips.

Activity Level Low unless you select an adventure activity such as kayaking, mountaineering or scuba diving.

Fuel surcharge
A fuel surcharge of £16 / €18 per day will apply unless the price of Brent crude falls below US$120 90 days before the voyage.

Single supplement
Single occupancy price is between 1.6 - 1.85 times the per person cabin price depending upon date and vessel. However this does not apply if you are prepared to share a cabin with another passenger of the same gender.

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