Adventure to Extreme Southern Latitudes

Crossing the Antarctic Circle

Antarctica, Argentina

15 Days

From $13,195

Level 1+

Easiest

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    Booking Discount
    • Sea Spirit: 15% off Triple, Main Deck, Classic Suites and Single cabins or 20% off Superior, Deluxe, Premium and Owner's suites on departure
    • Seaventure: 10% off all cabins on 2025 departure. 20% off all cabins on 2026 departure.
    • Sylvia Earle: 10% off all cabins on Dec 21, 2024 departure; 20% off Feb 21, 2026 departure
    • Greg Mortimer: 15% off and $2,000 air credit on Feb 23, 2025 departure; 15% off Dec 16, 2025 departure.
    Available on new bookings - Capacity is limited, please call for availability

    Overview

    Antarctica is like no other place on the planet, and to experience its ethereal splendor is a rare privilege to savor for a lifetime. This unique expedition cruise first explores the Antarctic Peninsula then ventures south—far south!—to the legendary Antarctic Circle at 66° 33' S. Few people have visited this extreme latitude, one of the five major parallels of the earth, with its eerie and spectacular light lasting nearly 24 hours in the austral summer. The Antarctic Circle marks the northern limit of the area within which, for one day or more each year, the sun does not set or rise! When you reach this imaginary boundary at the bottom of the world, you'll toast the achievement with a glass of champagne on deck. As you explore the wonder of Antarctica aboard the expedition vessel Island Sky, you'll also enjoy Zodiac adventures among fantastic icebergs and walks ashore to observe seals, sea lions, colonies of penguins, and seabirds—all against a backdrop of some of the most incredible scenery on earth. Throughout the voyage, expert naturalists share their in-depth knowledge of this amazing continent.

    Arrive: Ushuaia, Argentina

    Depart: Ushuaia, Argentina

    Highlights

    • Venture to extreme southern latitudes as you cross the Antarctic Circle and witness one of the planet's last frontiers
    • Spend five full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and become one of the privileged few who have set foot on the Great White Continent
    • Cruise through the Lemaire Channel, a supremely scenic strait where orca and humpback whales are frequently found
    • Board Zodiacs to search for humpback, minke, and orca whales; as well as leopard, Weddell, and crabeater seals
    • Photograph a variety of subjects, from mighty glaciers descending from lofty peaks and electric-blue icebergs to an array of unique wildlife

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      Note: This trip is not exclusive to, nor operated by, Wilderness Travel, who acts solely as an agent in booking your reservation with the operator. Please download the Rate Sheet in the Dates & Pricing section to see the full pricing details and contact our Cruise Collection Specialists to check availability.

      Arrive in Ushuaia and transfer to your group hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or simply relax at the lovely Arakur. An optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travelers.
      After a complimentary breakfast at the hotel you're free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until a mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. On board, you'll be greeted by your 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 the ship makes its way ever closer to the white continent, numerous Polar Experts will prepare you with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. Eventually, you'll cross the Antarctic Convergence where you'll notice a distinct drop in temperature as you enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean. Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in sea bird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. You're likely to witness some spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. If you're lucky, you may see some of them fully breach from the sea. Weather and time permitting, the Expedition Team may attempt your first landingin Antarctica by late afternoon.
      In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, as much time as possible will be taken to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature's glory. The Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. They 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. Your first sight of land will likely be that of the South Shetland Islands. These highly volcanic islands offer amazing abundance and beauty. You 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 you head south across the Bransfield Strait, you sail toward the Antarctic Circle. From the most southerly point (south of the Antarctic Circle), the ship will make its way back north, cruising through the narrow waterways and channels of the Antarctic Peninsula. Spectacular waterways such as Crystal Sound, or the living museums of Detaille or Horseshoe Island, are some of the less visited places of the Antarctic Peninsula. These waters are significantly farther south, making sea ice more common. The ice ultimately directs what adventures you will have in these lesser traveled waterways.
      Heading north, the ship enters Gerlache Strait and Trinity Coast. Here you may explore picturesque Neko Harbour, sheltered Paradise Harbour, Wilhelmina Bay, favored by humpback whales, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. A stop may be made 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. Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell and crabeater seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory leopard seals and the assertive Antarctic fur seal. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and orca sightings are also common.
      As you leave this magical place and make your way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, presentation series and wildlife spotting will continue. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, you'll 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.

      Dates & Pricing

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      Sea Spirit
      At time of reservation: 20% of trip cost
      100 days prior to departure: Balance


      Seaventure
      At time of reservation: 20% of trip cost
      130 days prior to departure: Balance

      Greg Mortimer & Sylvia Earle
      At time of reservation: $2500
      100 days prior to departure: Balance

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Sea Spirit
      Minimum fee: 20% of trip cost
      90 days or less: 100% of trip cost


      Seaventure
      Minimum fee: $1000 per person
      121-180 days: 20% of trip cost
      120 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Greg Mortimer & Sylvia Earle
      Minimum fee: $2500 per person
      90 days or less: 100% of trip cost

      Passengers are subject to any cancellation fees assessed by the purveyors of services, including airlines or hotels used in the itinerary. Requests for cancellations must be made in writing. No refunds will be made for any part of this program in which you choose not to participate.

      Included
      • One night pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast on Sea Spirit, Greg Mortimer, and Sylvia Earle
      • Two nights pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast on Seaventure
      • Shipboard accommodation
      • All meals aboard ship
      • Complimentary tea and coffee station
      • Educational program of lectures and discussions by accompanying Expedition Team
      • Professional Expedition Leadership
      • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per daily program
      • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
      • An official expedition parka to keep
      • Comprehensive pre-departure materials and digital voyage log
      • Group transfers in Ushuaia on Arrival and Departure dates
      • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
      • All luggage handling aboard ship
      • Professional expedition leadership
      • WiFi on board Sea Spirit
      • 200 MG wifi card on board Seaventure
      • Beer, house wine, soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board Seaventure. Beer, house wine, soft drinks at dinner on board Greg Mortimer and Sylvia Earle.
      Not Included
      • Airfare to/from points of embarkation and debarkation of the boat
      • Pre- or post-voyage expenses
      • Passport or visa fees
      • Emergency medical evacuation insurance (required)
      • Optional gratuities to shipboard personnel
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages other than those already stated, laundry, etc.)
      • Transfers for independent arrivals and departures

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Arakur Ushuaia Resort and Spa

      Ushuaia, Argentina

      Day 1 (1 night)

      Located on a natural balcony 800 feet above sea level inside the Cerro Alarkén Nature Reserve, the Arakur Ushuaia Resort and Spa is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. It's surrounded by stunning panoramic views, native forests, natural terraces and green areas harmoniously integrated into the environment....

      Sea Spirit

      Days 2-14 (13 nights)

      One of the most spacious and luxurious expedition vessels in operation, the Sea Spirit carries a maximum of 98 guests in all outside-facing suites with private bath facilities, two twin beds that can be reconfigured into one queen, sitting area with sofa bed, picture window or portholes, walk-in closet...

      Greg Mortimer

      Days 2-14 (13 nights)

      One of the most advanced expedition ships in the world, the 132-passenger Greg Mortimer (named after the well-known Australian mountaineer and explorer) was built to world-class polar standards with the most up-to-date safety and nautical technology. Her unique, inverted bow allows for more gentle sea crossings, improved comfort, and reduced...

      Seaventure

      Ship | Days 2-14 (13 nights)

      You'll voyage aboard the MS Seaventure, an ice-strengthened expedition ship with all outward-facing staterooms, a library, fitness center, sauna, small clinic, two elevators, and a dining room with picture windows. There will be no more than 130 guests on our voyage, creating a more personal experience on board, including...

      Sylvia Earle

      Days 2-14 (13 nights)

      The recently launched Sylvia Earle is a floating ambassador for the conservation of the planet. Paying tribute to Dr. Sylvia Earle and six pioneering conservationists, she is certified 100% Climate Neutral, with a fully equipped Citizen Science Center, expert lecturers, and participative citizen science programs that enrich your knowledge and...

      What the Trip is Like

      The trip is rated Level 1+, Easy. You will be travelling to a very remote destination. You must be able to complete on board safety drills and emergency evacuation procedures without the assistance of others.

      Review Trip Level Details

      Rolling seas and windy conditions require you to be stable on your feet, especially when walking on slippery decks or up and down steep gangways. Shore excursions often require hiking over uneven terrain without the benefit of a developed trail. Some agility is required for getting in and out of the Zodiac landing crafts. While several Zodiac landings are dry, many will require that you step in the water to get ashore. Zodiac and shore excursions are weather permitting.

      The Antarctic summer begins in November and ends in March -- no tourist ships visit in the winter. December through February are the best times to visit as they bring long daylight hours and milder temperatures. You'll experience a variety of weather conditions including rain, snow, sleet, and sunny skies no matter when you visit. Temperatures can change quickly and range from the high 30s to below freezing, sometimes with a significant wind chill.

      All meals will be taken on board. All ships we offer have the capacity to seat everyone at a single, open seating in the main dining room. In some cases outdoor buffet breakfast and lunch options are also available. Please let us know of any special dietary needs; the ship will accommodate as best as possible.

      Having the right clothing and gear is vital to the enjoyment of your trip to Antarctica, layered breathable clothing is best with a fully waterproof jacket and waterproof over-pants (required). Note that ponchos are NOT recommended as wind makes them less useful. A polar jacket is included on most voyages; waterproof boots are available to borrow on all cruises.

      Visit wildernesstravel.newheadings.com to begin shopping. Be sure to check out our Get Ready Packages, which features 3 Polar Packages that provide excellent value for the gear necessary to keep you warm and dry. Polar gear is available to rent or buy and it may be possible that rental gear can be delivered to your hotel in South America prior to your cruise.

      Antarctica is an extremely remote and isolated region of the world. In the case of serious illness or injury, medical attention and swift evacuation are not always available. Once you sail from Ushuaia, you are far away from towns and medical facilities. In the case of serious illness or injury, the cruise ship will make every effort to reach medical facilities as soon as possible, but be aware that it may take several days to get you to a hospital. If you have health or medical issues of concern, please discuss them with your physician before considering this trip.

      Due to the remoteness, emergency evacuation insurance is required for all voyages to Antarctica.

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      Client Testimonials

      "This was an excellent, well-run trip that met the high standards that I have come to expect from Wilderness Travel after many trips over the years. It fully met my expectations."

      Jack S.

      Evergreen, CO

      "I have only sailed on a cruise to Alaska on Princess and a small boat cruise on the Columbia River—both one-week trips that left me unprepared for such quality in a cruise. I joked that I lost weight on my past cruises, but there was no way this was going to happen on the Sea Spirit! The entire staff was unbelievable, and the cabins on the Sea Spirit were bigger than many hotel rooms I have stayed in. By the second day, the dining and front desk staff addressed you by name (even without your wearing an ID badge). The hotel staff actually liked their job and were great at interacting with the guests. The small size of the ship (80 guests and expedition leaders) made for an enjoyable use of all the facilities. I cannot think of one negative experience on the trip!"

      Larry M.

      Spokane, WA

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      Trip Levels

      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">www.wildernesstravel.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. 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If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. 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For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. 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While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. 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