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Cruise in Antarctica: wild and unforgettable tour

You will arrive in Buenos Aires and get on board on the Ushuaia cruise in Tierra del Fuego. Discover the South Pole, the icebergs and wild fauna. An original and fantastic adventure to live with your friends or family.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Ushuaia - Canal de Beagle
  • Day 2: Canal de Beagle - Drake's Passage
  • Day 3: Drake's Passage
  • Day 4: Drake's Passage - South Shetland Islands
  • Day 5: South Shetland Islands - Antartic Peninsula
  • Day 6: Antartic Peninsula
  • Day 7: Antartic Peninsula
  • Day 8: Antartic Peninsula
  • Day 9: Antartic Peninsula - Drake's Passage
  • Day 10: Drake's Passage
  • Day 11: Drake's Passage - Ushuaia

TRAVEL BOOK

Day 1: Ushuaia - Canal de Beagle

This 11-day cruise aboard the Ushuaia Cruise, explores the most spectacular sites of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands. The program focuses on the observation of wildlife. You can also visit scientific grounds amidst beautiful countryside between frozen icebergs, rugged mountains, huge glaciers and narrow channels.
You'll get all the opportunities offered to you to land on land (or ice) through the zodiac. Excursions amid icebergs, glaciers between the front or near the whales are part of the program. If weather conditions are favorable, two sets-off a day are scheduled (sometimes 3). Enjoy!

Earlier this afternoon loading and equipment bound, destination Antarctica. Navigation along the Beagle Channel towards the Drake Passage.
Overnight on board.

Included : room & breakfast, dinner

Day 2: Canal de Beagle - Drake's Passage

Crossing the famous Drake Passage, which is named after the English navigator Sir Francis Drake who crossed the sea in 1578.

The Drake Passage marks the Antarctic Convergence, a natural biological barrier where the icy polar waters meet warmer northern waters.
During your trip you will discover an impressive variety of seabirds including albatrosses. The crew will be on the outside decks to help you identify the variety of marine life. You may also have the opportunity to observe whales and dolphins.

Conferences are organized onboard, your indispensable introduction to polar expedition.

Included : all inclusive

Day 3: Drake's Passage

The first icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that we come to the South Shetland Islands. This archipelago of 20 islands and islets was discovered in 1819 by Captain William Smith. If the weather permits, visit a colony of penguins and observing elephant seals

Included : all inclusive

Day 4: Drake's Passage - 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. Sailing through the narrow passage into the flooded caldera of Deception Island is truly amazing.

King George Island, the largest of the South Shetland Islands, features colonies of nesting Adélie and Chinstrap Penguins, Kelp Gulls, Blue-eyed Cormorants, Antarctic Terns and Southern Giant Petrels and is home to scientific bases of many different countries. Macaroni, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins as well as elephant seals await you at Livingston Island.

Included : all inclusive

Day 5: South Shetland Islands - Antartic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula is the part of the frozen continent that is the most accessible and has landscape of rocks, ice and snow. The wildlife is abundant. Adelie penguins, can appear in small groups or colonies of thousands. Marine mammals are omnipresent as Weddell seals, crabeater seals, leopard seals, elephant seals, and the majestic humpback whales or even the Orcas.
This region is also endowed with an obvious historical interest since it has been explored by several scientific expeditions in the last two centuries. Browse the footsteps of great explorers in the middle of an environment intact causes a thrill.
We hope to sail the most beautiful canals of the peninsula, this being closely linked to climatic conditions: Paradise Harbor, where glaciers flow into a sea studded with icebergs and pure white sculpted made by wind and water. Gerlache Strait, Neumayer Channel and Lemaire Channel. We plan to make at least two landings per day.

Included : all inclusive

Day 6: Antartic Peninsula

After crossing the waters covered by Icebergs, we visit the colonies of Adelie penguins (over 100,000 pairs breed here) on Paulet Island. Nordenskjöld's expedition in 1903 built a shelter made of stone, now in ruins is an excellent shelter for the nests of penguins.

Included : all inclusive

Day 7: Antartic Peninsula

Further exploration will be possible to Cutterville and Melchior Islands, Punta Portal, or Neko Harbour, Island Pleneau and if conditions allow us to visit Peterman Island, on which we have plenty of land to observe closely the colonies of blue-eyed cormorants, skuas and the southernmost colony of gentoo penguins.

Included : all inclusive

Day 8: Antartic Peninsula

You keep exploring the amazing landscapes of the Antartida.

Included : all inclusive

Day 9: Antartic Peninsula - Drake's Passage

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.

Included : all inclusive

Day 10: Drake's Passage

Take the chance to relax and reflect on the fascinating adventures of the past days on the way back to Ushuaia.

Included : all inclusive

Day 11: Drake's Passage - Ushuaia

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

Included : breakfast

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