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South Shetlands and Antarctic Peninsula in 9 Days

  • Expedition dates

    October 2024 and January 2025

  • Starts From

    Ushuaia, Argentina

    Ends At

    Ushuaia, Argentina

  • Activities & Attractions

    Penguins, whales, seals, icebergs, glaciers, hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, RIB safaris, camping on snow

  • Starting From Price per person

    AED 16302

    *Flexible payment plan available

Expedition Overview

An expedition that explores the early season and prime season of the Antarctic Peninsula. On this 9 day sailing expedition, choose between two unique experiences - visit in the early spring to see penguins coming ashore to build their nests, and compete for mates; marvel at the snowy untouched landscapes, and experience the magic of spring sunsets over the frozen mountains. OR Choose to explore at the peak of the brief southern summer, when wildlife activity is at its peak. Expect to see adorable freshly hatched penguin chicks being carefully guarded and fed by their parents, defending their offsprings against being prey; humpback whales feasts on the bountiful summer krill, gorging after their long migration southward, while orca patrolling the waters on their never-ending hunt for prey. Life is at its primal in this wild, and pristine continent, and we hope on this expedition journey, you join us on the journey to understand and collaborate on why these lands deserver to remain that way

Your day-wise itinerary

Day 1

Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive to Ushuaia and embark your expedition ship to start this lifetime adventure

Day 2-3

Crossing the Drake Passage

As we pass through this famed passage, enjoy views from deck and mingle with fellow travelers

Day 4-6


We spend days hopping between different sites, spotting for penguin colonies, whales, seals, and doing different activities

Day 7-8

Heading back via Drake Passage

We head back to civilization after days of wonderful exploration

Day 9

Ushuaia, Argentina

Our expedition comes to an end, as we disembark at Ushuaia
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With aim to make 1-2 landings per day, we will take the chance to get off the ship to observe the surrounding, visit rookeries, abandoned whaling stations or meet some scientists at a research station

Go Small Boat Cruising

Whenever possible, the Expedition team will launch RIBs as part of your included experience to cruise around an iceberg, take you closer to watch whales, or simply glide around to enjoy surrounding landscapes

Join for Hikes

Explore snow & ice-filled wilderness of Antarctica. Hike up to view points, walk among seals or penguins, visit a rookery. For those looking to explore more deeply, optional extended hikes are offered on spot

Camp on Antarctic Snow

Cuddled up in a warm, snug and weatherproof sleeping bag, listening to the sounds of distant whale blows, penguins’ squeaks and shifting icebergs, Antarctic Open Air Camping with is truly a memorable experience.

Kayak on Pristine Waters

Glide through the waters and take in the royal grace of the icebergs, see the varied birds and seals, and maybe even the whales in their natural habitat under the supervision of experienced kayak guides, who will ensure your safety during each outing.

Get Around on Snowshoes

Hike across soft, powdery snow up gentle slopes to reach to unique vantage points without the hassle of sinking into deep snow. Snowshoeing is as basic as hiking and you do not need to have previous experience.


The Polar Regions are filled with mesmerizing landscapes and amazing wildlife; and the expedition photographer is available to help elevate your photographic capabilities to beautifully capture the magical moments of your voyage

Visit Penguin Colonies

As we make sure to keep our distance to not disturb them, witnessing these charming creatures shuffling around as they go about their business is something that will stay with you forever

Watch for Whales

Expect to spot blue, fin, humpback, minke, orcas, southern right & sperm whales close to the ship. While at Antarctic Peninsula, they can appear out of nowhere, maybe next to you when you are out on small boats or kayaking

See the Seals

The most commonly seen seal in Antarctica is the crab eater. The adorable Weddell seals spend most of their time below the surface but can be found on the ice during their breeding season between Nov - Dec

Spot the Many Antarctic Birds

Keep your eyes peeled for wandering albatrosses, shearwaters, giant petrels, storm petrels, blue-eyed shags, diving petrels, cormorants, sheathbills, skuas, gulls and terns

Ocean Victory

Starting its first journey from 2021, this is a stylish small ship, with one of the highest Polar code 6 and Ice class 1A. It offers sturdy cruising, due to her sturdy construction and X-Bow®-Infinity class, which provides high stability in rough weather and allows for the smoothest movements on high waves

Ocean Albatros

Starting as recent as June 2023, she is a sister ship of Ocean Victory, hosting summer expeditions to Antarctica for this itinerary

Lounges and Decks

From floor-to-ceiling windows of indoor observation decks, to the outdoor Pool Deck and Bar, enjoy unobstructed panoramic views while you choose to engage as you may

Observation Deck

The vessels’ patented X-Bow allows unobstructed views to the sea from the Observation Decks on Decks 8 and 9, and unique retractable hydraulic platforms on Deck 5 allow almost water-level viewing


There are cabins available for every traveller type - solo, couples, triple sharing, with windows, without windows, french balconies or proper balconies, the choice is plenty

Rewind and Relax

At the spa, sauna, pool, or warm up at the fitness room. There are also others who can choose to simply relax in silence at the Library

What's Included

  • Expedition Cruise in cabin grade of your choice
  • Transfer in Ushuaia from city centre to the ship on embarkation day
  • Transfer in Ushuaia from ship to the city centre or airport in the morning after diembarkation
  • All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
  • Expedition parka
  • Rubber boot on loan
  • Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
  • Free tea and coffee 24 hours daily
  • Special photo workshop
  • Welcome and farewell cocktails
  • Digital visual journal link after voyage, including voyage log, gallery, species list and more!

Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional Shore Excursions
  • Optional activities with expedition team (like kayaking, snowshoeing, camping)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses

Special Notes

  • Prices indicated above are on twin sharing basis
  • A medical declaration form is required to be submitted by all passengers joining this expedition
  • A travel insurance for Emergency Medical Evacuation and Repatriation amounting to USD 500,000 is mandatorily required
  • The above itinerary is only indicative, and weather, ice and sea conditions determine the final framework of exploration. A safe experience at all times will be the priority
  • We offer flexible payment plans on request basis. Please ask your consultant for same at time of booking
  • Solo and triple prices can be provided on request