This is an exciting adventure from Ushuaia through Drake Passage into the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula. Sailing aboard our well-appointed expedition vessel, we see Antarctic nature in all its glory.
It is home to an extraordinary array of wildlife from penguin rookeries of Gentoo, Adelies and Chinstraps to five seal species, a profusion of seabirds the incredible whales, all seen from the shore, the Zodiacs and from on board. See the spectacular landscapes which make Antarctica a unique region with its large icebergs and sweeping ice-capped mountains.
Zodiacs allow for incredibly close encounters with wildlife and an expert expedition team will share their wealth of knowledge on the history of the Antarctic and the wildlife you spot. This is a journey that appeals to many: photographers, wildlife enthusiasts, or those who simply want to see the impressive natural surroundings.
P410 Operated by Exodus
Antarctic Explorer Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 - Ushuaia
Embark your ship in Ushuaia and hear introductions from the expedition team about the itinerary before setting sail through the Beagle Channel early evening where you'll have your first chance to spot wildlife.
Day 2 -3 - Drake Passage
Spot whales and seabirds with help from the expedition team as your cross Drake Passage. There is also a programme of talks about the wildlife you can see and the history of this unique area which prepares you as you make your way to the Antarctic.
Day 4 - 8 - Antarctica
Follow in the footsteps of great explorers in Antarctica. Take zodiac excursions to explore the bays, channels and landing sites for the best opportunities to spot wildlife from penguin rookeries to Humpback whales and the Leopard Seal. Walk up the snowy paths to the mountains for 360° views and see Chinstrap penguins high up on the ridges.
Days 9 - 10 - Drake Passage
Leaving the Antarctic Peninsula head back through Drake Passage and round Cape Horn, subject to weather permitting.
Day 11 - Ushuaia
In the early morning you arrive back in Ushuaia where your voyage ends. You are transferred either to town or to the airport for your onward flight to Buenos Aires.
Note: Weather, ice, or other conditions may necessitate changes to our itinerary and alteration to certain shore excursions. Key: B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner. Please note 10 Dec 2015 departure is a special itinerary via Cape Horn