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After two days watching albatross and scanning for whales across the legendary Drake Passage, the Antarctic Peninsula will greet you with icebergs and mountains on the horizon. Visit the western peninsula's famous penguin colonies, marvel at the sheer size of glaciers and maybe even kayak with humpback whales. After four days of immersive excursions across the South Shetland Islands and continental Antarctica, you will return to the scenic port of Ushuaia - completing your journey with a glacial hike and a tour of the town's charming, alpine-inspired streets.




  • Unspoiled wilderness, uninhabited by man, where the penguins, seals, whales and seabirds are the true rulers.
  • Experience the White Continent and encounter an incredible variety of wildlife.
  • Take in the Sub-Antarctic South Shetland Islands and the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Admire breathtaking scenery such as icebergs,
  • glaciated mountains and volcanoes.
  • Enjoy daily zodiac excursions and onshore landings.
  • Benefit from a variety of on-board activities including educational lectures on history, geology and ecology by the expedition team.
  • Take advantage of optional activities during the voyage such as sea kayaking and snowshoeing.


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Please Note: The Nov 2, 2021 sailing is a 11-day Itinerary spending one less day in the Antarctica Peninsula

DAY 1 & 2 - PUNTA ARENAS, Chile

Start your journey by exploring the charming streets
and rugged coastline of Punta Arenas, Chile on the shores of the historic Strait of Magellan. Established on the wealth of the Patagonian wool export industry, the town’s splendour has been continued by a shift in focus to facilitating Antarctic exploration and research. It’s from the Punta Arenas post office that Sir Robert Falcon Scott penned his 400 letters announcing his return from the Antarctic and the town also hosted Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men for the closure of their harrowing Endurance expedition - all of which and more is detailed in the town’s newly built $50million International Antarctic Centre - adorned with an ice-like facade and an
homage to Shackleton’s adventurous spirit - the centre’s museum is a brilliant opportunity to learn about the history, ice and animals that await you on the voyage ahead. At the town’s port, the Ocean Endeavour eagerly awaits our traverse of the Strait of Magellan before turning south for the legendary Drake Passage.

En route to the Eclipse location, your time at sea can be filled with presentations from our onboard team of experts or enjoy photography and bird watching from the warmth of the viewing space on the Ocean Endeavour’s spacious bridge as albatross and other seabirds circle the ship and we spot for whales. On this special voyage, talks from our resident astrophysicists and meteorologists will prepare you for the incredibly rare event that lays ahead and evening programming will see a chance for a casual drink at the bar while you get to know your shipmates and guides.


On the morning of the fifth day of our voyage, large icebergs and the shape of the volcanic South Shetland Islands can be seen from the Ocean Endeavour’s bridge. We’ll spend the day exploring this Antarctic archipelago - a string of islands that is frequented by chinstrap penguins, elephant seals and fur seals. The feeling of a true expedition will come to life as we take to the water in our fleet of zodiacs and make our first Antarctic excursion.

Over the coming days, we’ll voyage further south across the Bransfield strait and into the icy coves of continental Antarctic Peninsula. Sprawling gentoo penguin colonies will provide for a sensory immersion into the continent’s ecology and the seals and whales that thrive in these waters will be a highlight of our first few landings and zodiac cruises. It’s also here that the true extent of Antarctic glacial ice can be witnessed. Famous sites like Neko Harbour, Orne Harbour or Skontorp Cove will draw the captain’s gaze as we seek the region’s most stunning icy vistas for camping, snowshoeing and kayaking adventures. As well as sites rich in natural history, we will also endeavour to visit a working science base as well as seek out historic huts and landmarks that punctuate the white wilderness.


Following a dazzling four days on the Antarctic Peninsula, the bow of the Ocean Endeavour will point north for Cape Horn. During the hours sailing for South America, lectures and workshops in photo editing will make sure your photographic memories of the days past are polished and stored safely. And for the final evenings’ programming, an Antarctic quiz
will test your knowledge of all you’ve learned about the continent and its inhabitants, an Antarctic auction will give you the chance to give back to conservation and other efforts in the region and just before we arrive in Ushuaia, a voyage slideshow will recap all we’ve enjoyed along the way.

DAY 12 – Disembarkation in USHUAIA, Argentina

Once we’ve waved goodbye to the Ocean Endeavour to the backdrop of Ushuaia’s surrounding mountain peaks, you will be free to explore the world’s most southern city - a gorgeous collection of cobblestone streets all within walking distance of wilderness hiking tails, glaciers and vistas of the historic Beagle channel. Gaze over your ship once last time from the heights of the Martial Glacier or opt for a more subdued experience in one of the main street’s cosy cafes.

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  • All meals onboard the vessel including snacks
  • Onboard lecture program (all voyages) from expedition staff and naturalists
  • All onshore excursions and Zodiac cruising (excluding optional activities with cost)
  • Free use of rubber boots on land and use of waterproof outer shell jacket
  • Pre-night accommodation prior to embarkation, breakfast and transfer to The Ocean Endeavour for embarkation
  • Transfer to airport on return to port
  • Use of gym, sauna, pool and onboard Jacuzzi
  • Onboard yoga
  • Use of expedition jacket
  • All Port taxes

Not Included
  • Airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation city
  • Visa and passport expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, on-board communication (telephone calls, faxes, email service)
  • Gratuities for the crew (recommended US$15 per person per day)
  • Optional activities like Sea Kayaking or Ice Camping whilst onboard
  • Entry to the International Antarctic Centre in Punta Arenas
  • Meals ashore

  • Kayaking: USD 1,299 (USD 1,099 for the Nov 2, 2021 sailing)
  • Forward-facing Zodiac: USD 50 (Payable onboard)
  • Private Photography Workshops: USD 1,299 (USD 1,099 for the Nov 2, 2021 sailing)
  • Snowshoeing:  USD 150 (Payable onboard)
  • Camping: USD 349
  • Hiking: Free
  • Zodiac Cruising: Free
  • Yoga: Free


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