SMALL GROUP TRAVEL


An Explorer's Antarctica

Venture to the White Continent, one of the world’s most remote destinations

  • Weaving by Zodiac in and out of famous ice and sea-mountain passages
  • Huge variety of penguins, seals (fur, elephant, leopard), and whales (orca, blue, humpback)
  • Comfortable ship with onboard experts, daily lectures and myriad amenities
Trip Type: Scheduled Departure
Destinations: Antarctica
Trip Length: 11 to 24 Days
Activity type(s): Cruises
Trip Extensions: Call 888-570-7108 for custom extension options

Antarctica is a destination many fantasize about; we count ourselves lucky to be able to make so many dreams possible. Our expeditions to the White Continent start at the southern tip of South America, in Ushuaia, Argentina. All of the small, ice-strengthened ships we use are quite comfortable, with expedition teams of naturalists, historians, and geologists to help make sense of the abundant wildlife and expound on human’s exploration (and exploitation) of Antarctica.

Heading south toward Cape Horn into the Drake Passage (notorious for its rough seas), we soon encounter pack ice and icebergs—a veritable floating sculpture garden. Birds, whales, and seals bring the skies and seas to life. We take advantage of the almost 24-hour daylight at such famous and dramatic settings as Paradise Bay, Anvers Island, King George Island, Port Lockroy, and Deception Island. We spend as much time as possible on the Antarctic Peninsula and the spectacular South Shetlands, going ashore by Zodiac a couples of times each day. The longer voyages include visits to South Georgia Island—a breath-stopping, 9500-foot rock massif, populated by enormous congeries of penguins and seals—Elephant Island, and the Falkland Islands. Whichever itinerary you choose, we’re here to arrange all the details.

Breaking news: We’ve just added the Sea Explorer, an all-suite luxury expedition ship, to our Antarctica lineup. Check with Urs Hofmann about departure dates.

Antarctic Peninsula cruise map

Itinerary at a Glance


  • For detailed itineraries and more information: please call 1-888-570-7108.