Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent, via Buenos Aires

Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

Starting from $6,695

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Prepare to be dwarfed by massive, glistening icebergs and the looming Antarctic Peninsula, the most pristine region on the planet. Rediscover your adventurous spirit—scramble just a little higher up that peak, kayak among ice floes, or share a pebbly beach with curious penguins. A part of your spirit will always remain here, and the experience will stay in your heart after you reluctantly return home.

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Special Offer

2018-2019 Season Discount:
Save up to 35% on select departures and cabins for when you book by January 31st, 2018!

2019-2020 Season Discount:
Save up to 30% on select departures and cabin categories when you book by January 31st, 2019
New travelers can receive up to $1,000 off per person!

• Valid on new bookings only
• Not available on group bookings
• Cannot be combined with other offers
• TravelWild reserves the right to limit, change or discontinue this offer without notice

 

Starting from $6,695

Rates & Dates Prices are per person and shown in USD.

TripleInside SingleTwin PortholesTwin WindowUpper DecksTwin Porthole SuitesSuperiorsTop Deck DoubleTwin Window SuitesJunior SuiteOwner's Suite
Jan 8, 2019 - Jan 18, 2019$6,895
 
$12,395
 
$10,295
 
$10,695
 
$11,095
 
$11,595
 
$12,095
 
$12,795
 
$13,495
 
$14,195
 
$14,895
 
Jan 17, 2019 - Jan 27, 2019$6,895
 
$12,395
 
$10,295
 
$10,695
 
$11,095
 
$11,595
 
$12,095
 
$12,795
 
$13,495
 
$14,195
 
$14,895
 
Feb 9, 2019 - Feb 19, 2019$6,895
 
$12,395
 
$10,295
 
$10,695
 
$11,095
 
$11,595
 
$12,095
 
$12,795
 
$13,495
 
$14,195
 
$14,895
 
Nov 5, 2019 - Nov 15, 2019$6,695
 
$12,095
 
$9,995
$7,496
$10,395
$7,796
$10,795
$8,096
$11,295
$8,471
$11,895
$8,327
$12,495
$8,747
$13,195
$9,237
$13,795
$9,657
$14,495
$10,147
Dec 2, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019$6,695
 
$12,095
 
$9,995
$7,996
$10,395
$8,316
$10,795
 
$11,295
$9,036
$11,895
$8,921
$12,495
$9,371
$13,195
$9,896
$13,795
$10,346
$14,495
$10,871
Dec 11, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019$7,295
 
$13,395
 
$11,095
$9,431
$11,695
$9,941
$12,195
$10,366
$12,695
$10,791
$13,195
$10,556
$13,695
$10,956
$14,295
$11,436
$14,895
$11,916
$15,495
$12,396
Jan 7, 2020 - Jan 17, 2020$7,295
 
$13,395
 
$11,095
$9,986
$11,695
$10,526
$12,195
$10,976
$12,695
$11,426
$13,195
$11,216
$13,695
$11,641
$14,295
$12,151
$14,895
$12,661
$15,495
$13,171
Jan 28, 2020 - Feb 7, 2020$7,295
 
$13,395
 
$11,095
$9,431
$11,695
 
$12,195
$10,366
$12,695
$10,791
$13,195
$10,556
$13,695
$10,956
$14,295
$11,436
$14,895
$11,916
$15,495
$12,396
Feb 6, 2020 - Feb 16, 2020$6,895
 
$12,395
 
$10,295
$8,751
$10,695
$9,091
$11,095
$9,431
$11,595
$9,856
$12,095
$9,676
$12,795
$10,236
$13,495
$10,796
$14,195
$11,356
$14,895
$11,916
Mar 7, 2020 - Mar 17, 2020$6,895
 
$12,395
 
$10,295
$7,721
$10,695
$8,021
$11,095
$8,321
$11,595
$8,696
$12,095
$8,467
$12,795
$8,957
$13,495
$9,447
$14,195
$9,937
$14,895
$10,427

Itinerary

PLEASE NOTE: The itinerary below is for the 11-day trip. The December 2018 trips are 10-day cruises spending one less day in Antarctica.

Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina

You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of the itinerary. Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included*).

Day 2: Charter Flight to Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation

After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer* to the airport and board our private charter flight* from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, we’ll take a short city tour of this quaint port town before heading to the pier.

Days 3-4: Crossing the Drake Passage

Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You’ll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates, while we’ll provide safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.

Days 5-8: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition. You can begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike.

We will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and Minke whales and search for a number of the southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal. The majesty of the Peninsula’s mountains will enchant you as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, gives the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here you’ll have the choice between going for a mountain hike or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach to enjoy the antics of curious penguins.

Amidst the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes now become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier in Neko Harbour.

Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team so as to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Days 9-10: Drake Passage to Ushuaia

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with some final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy a few final presentations by your Expedition Team or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.

Day 11: Disembarkation in Ushuaia with Charter flight back to Buenos Aires

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning after breakfast. After disembarkation, you will have a little time to explore Ushuaia before we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Ocean Endeavour Antarctica

Ocean Endeavour Antarctica

Deckplan & Cabin Photos

Highlights

  • Explore the spectacular Antarctic wilderness in a casual atmosphere of like-minded travelers
  • Experience abundant Antarctic wildlife including immense penguin colonies and other seabirds, seals and even some of the great whales at close range
  • Cruise in comfort along towering icebergs, serrated maritime mountains and luminous glaciers
  • Zodiac landing craft allow visitation on remote shorelines and otherwise inaccessible areas
  • Ship allows an "open bridge policy" to observe its sophisticated navigation equipment and provides an excellent location to view wildlife the landscape (subject to weather and critical navigation maneuvers)
  • Learn about the environment and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists
  • Experience the abundant wildlife: penguins, seals, whales and more!

Included

  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board
  • Beer and wine served with dinner
  • Soft drink included at all time
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A Photographic Journal documenting the expedition
  • Photography guide on Expedition Team
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An expedition parka to keep
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive pre-departure materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard ship
  • All gratuities

MANDATORY BUENOS AIRES TRANSFER PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Package Cost: $950 US per person

  • Pre-expedition hotel night in BuenosAires, with breakfast
  • Group transfer from the hotel to the airport in Buenos Aires
  • Charter flight from Buenos Aires international airport to Ushuaia, and return
  • Group transfer from the Ushuaia airport to the ship, and return
  • Combined airport transfer and express bus tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park after disembarkation

Note: Baggage allowance on charter flights is 44 lbs (20 kg) checked and 11 lbs (5 kg) carry-on.

Adventure Options

  • Kayaking: $995
  • Camping: $295
    • Not available on the February or March departures
  • Paddling: $225
    • Available during the 2019-2020 season only for all departures
  • Skiing: $575
    • Available on the November and December 2019 departures only
  • Mountaineer: $575
    • Available on the November and December 2019 departures only
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding: $225
    • 2018-2019: Available on all departures
    • 2019-2020: Available on January February and March 2020 departures only
 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of expedition cruising, itineraries are subject to change due to weather, ice conditions, natural and cultural events, wildlife viewing opportunities and other logistical considerations. In general, a ship's crew will endeavor to complete the itinerary provided, but the ultimate decision lies with the ship's captain and expedition leaders.

 
 
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