Journey to the White Continent at the End of the Earth

What Makes Our Antarctica Trips Special?

  • With over 30 years of experience in Antarctica, we know the continent intimately and have selected the best designed itineraries that combine adventure, style and safety.
  • Small ships provide a wonderful advantage, letting you anchor closer to shore and allowing more time to explore on land—larger vessels are far less maneuverable, and because of regulations in Antarctica must have their passengers wait in shifts to make landfall.
  • A stellar team of on-board experts accompanies you on twice-daily landings and provides fascinating presentations on their fields of expertise, from marine biology to Antarctic history.
  • Each of the ships we’ve chosen have ice-strengthened hulls and advanced stabilization systems—and all adhere to the IAATO’s strict environmental guidelines designed to preserve Antarctica’s unique environment.
  • The majority of the itineraries we’ve selected are aboard all-suite luxury expedition ships with ocean-view staterooms, and abundant public space for relaxing. A few adventure expedition ships are also featured which offer fascinating options to camp, ski, kayak and even scuba in Antarctica.
Choose from a Variety of Ships
We offer several exciting voyages to Antarctica aboard a variety of ships. This is the general information for Antarctica. To see the exact itinerary for each ship, click on the ship links within our Dates & Prices page.


Experience the three epic destinations of the Southern Ocean on one amazing voyage: breathtaking South Georgia Island, with its stately king penguins that number in the hundreds of thousands, the celebrated Antarctic Peninsula, a dream world of massive icebergs and sheer-sided mountains, and the remote Falklands. Explore by Zodiac amid sculpted bergs, hike among elephant seals and chattering penguins, look for whales and albatrosses, and learn from expert naturalists who illuminate the wonder of the Antarctic for you. This is the ultimate way to explore the world’s last frontier and see the best Antarctica has to offer—all in one epic adventure!


Days 1-4
Ushuaia / Embark / Drake Passage

After an overnight in Ushuaia, voyage to the Falklands, home to breeding pairs of gentoo penguins, Magellanic penguins in their burrows, and rockhopper penguins. You’ll also visit Port Stanley, the quaint British capital. On Days 6 and 7 at sea, watch for whales and albatrosses as you cross the Antarctic Convergence.

Days 5-12
Antarctic Peninsula / Drake Passage / Ushuaia

With five exciting days on the Antarctic Peninsula, you’ll take walks among clamorous penguins, visit historic Port Lockroy, a British station “frozen in time,” look for humpback whales, and cruise by Zodiac alongside massive icebergs. Typical destinations include the South Shetland Islands, Paulet Island, home to thousands of Adélie penguins, Paradise Bay, where Chile and Argentina maintain research stations, the narrow and spectacular Lemaire Channel, and the sea-flooded crater of Deception Island—here, hardy souls can take a dip in a small natural hot spring on the shoreline. Landing sights depend upon weather and ice conditions (landings may even be offered before breakfast or after dinner, as there are nearly 24 hours of daylight!). On Days 10-11, keep an eye out for whales and seabirds as the ship crosses the Drake Passage, returning to Ushuaia. Disembark on Day 12 and depart.



Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, and the Falklands—all on one fantastic journey!
Epic wildlife encounters including South Georgia’s massive colonies of king penguins
Expert Antarctic naturalists and historians enrich your experience


Activity: Wildlife and Natural History, Small Ship Cruising
Trip Level:

Expedition cruise, nature walks (some on uneven ground), sea kayaking options, Zodiac excursions with wet landings, cold weather, possibility of rough seas

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