• Duration

    11 Days (depart any day)

  • Destinations
    • Drake Passage
    • Antarctic Peninsula
    • South Shetland Islands.
  • Price

    starting at $4,950

Explore and discover the beauty of the Antarctic in this exciting cruise. Starting in Argentina, venture off into the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands for incredible wildlife sightings and stunning icy landscapes. Join lecturers and naturalists in this amazing journey into the wildlife of the Southern Ocean.  


  • Cross the Drake Passage.
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Navigate the Gerlache Strait, the Neumayer Channel, and the Lemaire Channel.
  • Explore Paradise Bay.
  • Learn with lectures from wildlife experts and naturalists.

Good to Know:

  • Antarctica sees cold temperatures year-round. The best time to visit is between the months of November and March (the southern summer) to observe the abundant summertime wildlife.

  • The USHUAIA’s open bridge policy allows you to join our officers on the bridge and learn about navigation, watch for whales, and enjoy the view.

  • Please note: The suggested itinerary is a guide only. Our exact route and program will vary to take best advantage of local weather, ice conditions and opportunities to view wildlife. Changes will be made by the Captain and/or Expedition Leader to facilitate the best results from the prevailing conditions. A daily program sheet will be issued on board. Flexibility is the key to success.

Day 1: Depart from Ushuaia.

Your adventure begins! Embark on your vessel – the M/V USHUAIA – in the afternoon and meet your expedition and lecture staff. After you have settled into your cabins, we sail along the famous Beagle Channel and the scenic Mackinlay Pass.

Days 2-3: Crossing the Drake Passage

Named after the renowned explorer, Sir Francis Drake, who sailed these waters in 1578, the Drake Passage also marks the Antarctic Convergence, a biological barrier where cold polar water sinks beneath the warmer northern waters. As we sail across the passage, Antarpply Expeditions’ lecturers will be out with you on deck to help in the identification of an amazing variety of seabirds, including many albatrosses, which follow in our wake. With favorable conditions in the Drake Passage our lecturers and naturalists will accompany you ashore as you experience your first encounter with the penguins and seals on Day 3.

Days 4-8: Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.

The South Shetland Islands are a haven for wildlife. Vast penguin rookeries, beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and Southern elephant seals make every day spent in this amazing island group unforgettable. The Antarctic Peninsula’s remarkable history will provide you with a type of excitement often only associated with the early explorers. You will have plenty of time to explore its amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways, and an incredible wide variety of wildlife. You will continue through Gerlache Strait, the Neumayer Channel and Lemaire Channel, with at least two landings per day in places such as Deception Island, King George Island, Paradise Bay, Paulet Island, Melchior Island, Cuverville Island, Portal Point, Neko Harbour, Pléneau Island and if ice conditions permit, to Petermann Island for a visit to the southernmost colony of Gentoo Penguins.

Days 9-10: At Sea crossing the Drake Passage, northbound.

We leave Antarctica and head north across the Drake Passage. Join our lecturers and naturalists on deck as we search for seabirds and whales and enjoy some final lectures. Take the chance to relax and reflect on the fascinating adventures of the past days on the way back to Ushuaia.

Day 11: Arrival in Ushuaia

We arrive at the port of Ushuaia in the early morning and disembark the USHUAIA after breakfast.

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