BAntarctic Peninsula adventuree prepared to be dazzled by the beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. The abundance of wildlife here is truly extraordinary including five seal species, massive penguin rookeries of gentoo, adélies and chinstraps as well as a profusion of seabirds from albatross to skuas. It is nature you will experience up close and personal on frequent excursions inland.

Suggested Itinerary

As the Antarctic Peninsula is one of our most popular destinations, there are a number of voyage options to choose from (as you can see from the Dates & Prices table), each offering a unique combination of ship operator, voyage length and adventure activities. The itinerary below gives you a glimpse of what a ‘typical’ Antarctic Peninsula voyage has to offer, but please contact us so that we can find you the trip that is best for you!

Today is all yours: explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the lovely Arakur. Our optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travelers.

After a complimentary buffet breakfast, you’re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Once on board, you’ll be greeted by our Expedition Team and the Ship’s Officers. A concise safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the scenery on our early evening sail through the Beagle Channel, past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

As we make our way ever closer to the white continent, numerous Polar Experts will prepare you with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. Eventually, we’ll cross the Antarctic Convergence where we’ll notice a distinct drop in temperature as we enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean. Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in SeaBird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. We’re likely to witness some spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. If we’re lucky, we may see some of them fully breach from the sea.

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we will hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory.  Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity.  We will aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. Our first sight of land will likely be that of the South Shetland Islands. These highly volcanic islands offer amazing abundance and beauty. We may visit Half Moon Island nestled inside Livingston’s eastern shore, or conditions permitting, visit historic Deception Island. Being further north, sub-Antarctic species are more commonly found here, including Chinstrap penguins and Southern Elephant seals.

As we head south across the Bransfield Strait, we enter the Trinity Coast and Gerlache Strait. Here we may explore picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, the Humpback whale favored Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House.

As we leave this magical place and make our way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, we will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow.

Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Can we recommend the perfect way to end off your Antarctic adventure with a tour extension to Patagonia?

Adventure Options

Whale watching

Whale watching

...with a whale expert! Outings onboard zodiacs, or from the bow of the ship: here is the chance to see these majestic giants up close and personal as they float asleep like semi-submerged submarines, fluke, 'spy hop', breach, hunt and feed.

Expedition photography

Expedition photography

There will be numerous opportunities to photograph and capture truly wonderful moments. From multimedia presentations to group workshops on the outer decks or in a Zodiac, our on board photographer will offer advice and instruction.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

Led by experienced guides and paddling in small groups you will get an easy and intimate access to remote areas along the coastline.

Camping

Camping

Camping on ice or in the open African plains - there is no better way to experience the nature, wildlife and landscape of a place.

Local experts

Local experts

On every trip you do with us, we ensure that you are accompanied by exceptional local experts and guides with intimate knowledge of the flora, fauna and cultural history of the area.

Dates & Prices

For our latest discounts and exclusive deals see our special offers page.

VoyageStart / EndAccommodationActivitiesPrices fromOffer
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition18/12/2018
Ushuaia
29/12/2018
Ushuaia
Island SkyUS$9,995See more
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition28/12/2018
Ushuaia
08/01/2019
Ushuaia
Island SkyUS$9,995See more
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition04/03/2019
Ushuaia
14/03/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik IoffeUS$8,695See moreSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition24/03/2019
Ushuaia
02/04/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik IoffeUS$8,695See moreSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Express18/12/2019
Ushuaia
28/12/2019
Ushuaia
Island SkyUS$8,995See moreSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Express27/12/2019
Ushuaia
06/01/2020
Ushuaia
Island SkyUS$8,995See moreSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition07/01/2020
Ushuaia
18/01/2020
Ushuaia
Hebridean SkyUS$9,995See moreSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Express17/01/2020
Ushuaia
27/01/2020
Ushuaia
Hebridean SkyUS$8,995See moreSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition04/02/2020
Ushuaia
15/02/2020
Ushuaia
Hebridean SkyUS$9,995See moreSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula In-Depth14/02/2020
Ushuaia
28/02/2020
Ushuaia
Hebridean SkyUS$10,995See moreSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition10/12/2018
Ushuaia
20/12/2018
Ushuaia
RGS ResoluteUS$10,995See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition11/03/2019
Ushuaia
21/03/2019
Ushuaia
RGS ResoluteUS$10,995See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition21/03/2019
Ushuaia
31/03/2019
Ushuaia
RGS ResoluteUS$10,995See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctica In Depth03/12/2018
Ushuaia
13/12/2018
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$9,695See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition18/01/2019
Ushuaia
29/01/2019
Ushuaia
Hebridean SkyUS$9,995See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition06/12/2019
Ushuaia
16/12/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik IoffeUS$9,095See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition04/03/2020
Ushuaia
14/03/2020
Ushuaia
Akademik IoffeUS$9,095See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition27/11/2019
Ushuaia
07/12/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$9,095See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition21/11/2019
Punta Arenas
01/12/2019
Punta Arenas
RGS ResoluteUS$11,295See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition01/12/2019
Punta Arenas
11/12/2019
Punta Arenas
RGS ResoluteUS$11,295See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition11/12/2019
Punta Arenas
21/12/2019
Punta Arenas
RGS ResoluteUS$12,495See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition08/03/2020
Punta Arenas
18/03/2020
Punta Arenas
RGS ResoluteUS$11,295See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available

Included in the price of this voyage:

  • Itinerary/pre-departure information
  • One night hotel accommodation in embarkation city (Hebridean Sky departures)
  • Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on day 1 of the itinerary (Hebridean Sky departures)
  • Transfers from the meeting point to the ship
  • Transfer from ship to airport or central location at disembarkation
  • Extensive program of relevant educational presentations
  • Advice from experienced team of naturalists and resident photographer
  • All Zodiac excursions and landings
  • Welcome Cocktail and Farewell Dinner hosted by our Captain
  • All meals during the voyage prepared by onboard professional chefs. Afternoon tea with fresh snacks each afternoon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate throughout the day (24/7)
  • House wine/beer/soft drink with dinner (Hebridean Sky departures)
  • Onboard medical officer
  • All activities offered on board (except kayaking on all departures and camping on Hebridean Sky departures).
  • Use of multimedia station to download and process your photos.
  • Free Internet connection from the public computers in the library (Hebridean Sky  departures)
  • 100 minute WiFi card, for use on your personal devices (Hebridean Sky departures)
  • All port fees
  • In Superior categories we offer champagne and chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar and US$ 100 Gift Shop Certificate (Hebridean Sky departures)

Not included in the price of the voyage:

  • International and Domestic airfares
  • Visa and passport fees, airport departure taxes
  • Pre-cruise or post-cruise hotel accommodation, meals, transfers in arrival/departure cities (unless otherwise stated in your invoice)
  • Personal laundry and personal expenses (Postage, telephone, internet, bar bill, medical expenses)
  • Travel medical insurance including medical evacuation (mandatory)
  • Trip interruption / cancellation insurance (optional)
  • Gratuities to staff and crew

Want to chat about your dream trip?

Tell us where you'd like to go and what you'd like to do. We can give you expert advice.