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Antarctica Travel

Antarctica: Discover The 7th Continent

On The Ocean Endeavour

from $5,495
11 days

Ship Name

M/V Ocean Endeavour

Trip Type

Sea

Antarctic Peninsula

When To Go

Nov - Feb

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I worked with Lori Goodwin, who was absolutely great... Everything was perfect.  All we had to do was show up and Lori already had taken care of all travel logistics.  She really fitted us to the Antarctic ship that was perfect for us.  She was absolutely awesome.

Max W.
Keyser, WV

Trip Summary

Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries, and this expedition offers you the chance to discover why, with an unforgettable journey through the spectacular wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. You’ll encounter a world where nature creates the rules, her unpredictable temperament making each trip unique, exciting and personal. Imagine cruising in a Zodiac through crackling sea ice like shattered glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy iconic Antarctic highlights, exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime. 

A pioneering and experienced polar operator with high quality expedition staff lend their expertise to your discovery of "the 7th continent" and all of its wonders. On this trip there are the most number of adventure activities possible, and depending on the date you can opt for snow shoeing, kayaking & camping, cross country skiing, mountaineering, stand-up paddle boarding, as well as an included photography workshop.

Activities
Zodiac Tours
Kayaking
Camping
Snow Shoeing
Skiing
Mountaineering

Itinerary Day By Day

Day 1

Buenos Aires

You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of the itinerary. Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).

Day 2

Ushuaia / Embarkation

After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina.

Day 3 - 4

Drake Passage

Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing.

Day 5 - 8

South Shetland Islands & The Antarctic Peninsula

When the Antarctic Convergence is left in our wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. It is perhaps the first sight of land itself that is embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition.

You can begin to appreciate why this region has long captivated the attention of explorers and travelers alike. Every time we visit Antarctica we witness something new or unexpected, meaning your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience. We will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day. With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and Minke whales and search for a number of the southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal.

The majesty of the Peninsula’s mountains will enchant you as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, gives the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here you’ll have the choice between going for a mountain hike or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach to enjoy the antics of curious penguins. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, participating in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets! Amidst the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes now become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier in Neko Harbour.

Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team so as to entertain and educate you about this wonderful part of the world.

Day 9 -10

Drake Passage to Ushuaia

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with some final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy a few final presentations by your Expedition Team or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.

Day 11

Ushuaia To Buenos Aires

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning after breakfast and then we transfer to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.

Dates & Rates

Please click on a column header to view cabin photos and descriptions.

Departure DateTriple InsideSingleTwin PortholeTwin Window Twin Porthole Plus 1 & 2Upper Deck TwinSuperior TwinTop Deck TwinTwin Window Plus 1 & 2Junior SuiteOwner's Suite
 Feb 11 - Feb 20offer579591959195969510695120951189512095124951279513395
 Feb 19 - Feb 28offer579591959195969510695120951189512095124951279513395
 Nov 5 - Nov 15offer629510495104951119512395125951299513295136951419514695
 Nov 14 - Nov 24offer629510495104951119512395125951299513295136951419514695
 Dec 11 - Dec 20offer559593959395989511095111951149511795121951259513095
 Dec 19 - Dec 29offer699511495114951199513295142951459514995155951599516995
 Dec 28 - Jan 7offer699511495114951199513295142951459514995155951599516995

View Rate Notes

The above rates are in U.S. dollars and per person, double occupancy, unless indicated otherwise.

Deposit: 20% of fare (minimum $1000 per person), payable by credit card.

Final Payment: Due 120 days prior to departure. Payment is due by check, wire transfer or money order.

Additional Costs and Discounts:

  • Mandatory Flight & Hotel Package: $950 pp (Includes 1 hotel night Buenos Aires, group transfer from hotel to airport for charter flight, roundtrip charter flight between Buenos Aires & Ushuaia, group tour Ushuaia, roundtrip group transfers ship/airport)
  • Single: 1.3 times the single rate for Twin Porthole & Porthole Plus, Twin Window. 1.7 times single rate in Upper Deck, uperior, Top Deck, Window Plus, Junior Suite and Owner's Suite categories
  • Solo travelers can be matched to share a cabin at the triple or double rate in certain categories as available, excluding Upper Deck, Superior, Top Deck, Junior Suite or Owner's Suite categories.
  • Camping Option: $295 per person (Available Specific Departures: Inquire)
  • Sea Kayaking: $995 (Available all departures)
  • Cross Country Skiing: $575 per person (Available Specific Departures: Inquire)
  • Mountaineering: $575 per person (Available Specific Departures: Inquire)
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding: $225 per person (Available Specific Departures: Inquire)
  • Snow Shoeing: Complimentary (Available Specific Departures: Inquire)
  • Photography Program: Complimentary 
  • Child policy: Children ages 8 and up are accepted as long as they meet the height and weight requirements (64lbs and 48")

Included: Shipboard accommodation; meals on board the ship; Zodiac cruising and shore landings per the daily program; waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings; parka to keep; coffee, tea, and cocoa available around the clock; miscellaneous service taxes and port charges; luggage handling aboard ship; emergency evacuation insurance coverage for all passengers up to $100,000 per person

Not Included: Airfare; mandatory transfer package; arrival transfer in Buenos Aires from airport to hotel on Day 1; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes, Argentina's Reciprocity Fee; meals ashore; kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing, mountaineering and stand-up paddleboarding; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, except for ones mentioned as included; baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance; excess baggage charges; laundry, bar, beverage, massage and other personal charges; phone and internet charges; gratuity for shipboard staff and crew; fuel surcharge if applicable

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be received in writing. Deposits are non-refundable. This may vary at the discretion of the tour operator. Failure to secure a valid passport, visa or air arrangements does not waive this cancellation policy.

  • 180 days or more, refund of deposit less a $1,000 per person fee
  • 170 - 120 days deposit is forfeited
  • 120 or less prior to departure, all payments forfeited. If full payment has not yet been received, the full penalty will still apply and any unpaid balance is due immediately. 

Medical evacuation insurance up to $100,000 is included in the cost of this program, however full Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly advised. 

ExploringCircle Insurance Provider: TravelEx

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Ship Information

M/V Ocean Endeavour - 199 Passengers

Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed large expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, and advanced navigation equipment. The newly-refurbished vessel offers a superb guest experience with an expansive choice of cabin categories, large cabins and common areas, a sundeck and observation area, plenty of deck space for polar landscape viewing, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship’s interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel throughout. Endeavour is also the only polar adventure ship in Antarctica focused on health and wellness , and offers a contemporary approach to cuisine and newly-designed health and fitness features. Facilities include a spa serviced by organic spa provider VOYA, His & Hers saunas, a salt water pool, a gym, and a juice and smoothie bar. Complimentary activities include yoga and stretching classes, an exclusive Polar Photography program, the Scientists in Residence program, and adventure options.  The ship also has a polar library, and a Polar Boutique for gifts and any needed gear.

Accommodations

Trip Policy

Included: Shipboard accommodation; meals on board the ship; Zodiac cruising and shore landings per the daily program; waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings; parka to keep; coffee, tea, and cocoa available around the clock; miscellaneous service taxes and port charges; luggage handling aboard ship; emergency evacuation insurance coverage for all passengers up to $100,000 per person

Not Included: Airfare; mandatory transfer package; arrival transfer in Buenos Aires from airport to hotel on Day 1; passport and visa expenses; government arrival and departure taxes, Argentina's Reciprocity Fee; meals ashore; kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing, mountaineering and stand-up paddleboarding; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, except for ones mentioned as included; baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance; excess baggage charges; laundry, bar, beverage, massage and other personal charges; phone and internet charges; gratuity for shipboard staff and crew; fuel surcharge if applicable

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be received in writing. Deposits are non-refundable. This may vary at the discretion of the tour operator. Failure to secure a valid passport, visa or air arrangements does not waive this cancellation policy.

  • 180 days or more, refunded of deposit less $1,000 per person fee
  • 170 - 120 days deposit is forfeited
  • 120 or less prior to departure, all payments forfeited. If full payment has not yet been received, the full penalty will still apply and any unpaid balance is due immediately. 

Medical evacuation insurance up to $100,000 is included in the cost of this program, however full Trip Cancellation Insurance is strongly advised. 

ExploringCircle Insurance Provider: TravelEx

ExploringCircle Terms and Conditions

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Oceanic Science Solutions

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Oceanic Science Solutions

5 Gyres

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Water and Sanitation

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Water1st International

Clean Water for All

Water1st International

A non-profit that supports high-quality water and sanitation projects that provide permanent solutions for the world’s poorest communities, improving health, education and women's lives in the process.

Global Warming

Science Initiatives

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Science Initiatives

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