Voyage across the Drake Passage to the wild Antarctic Peninsula
Discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula in 12 days on this memorable polar expedition. Be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the coastline. Learn a thing or two about Antarctic history and glaciology in a series of lectures presented by an expert onboard crew, and get up close and personal with the landscapes on multiple Zodiac cruises and shore excursions. Explore the wild sights and highlights that make this one of the world’s most pristine, unique and remote natural environments.
- Physical rating
- Min 8
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 176
Why you'll love this trip
Follow in the path of historic explorers as you sail through the Beagle Channel and the Drake Passage, keeping an eye out for migrating seabirds and whale pods.
Observe abundant species of whales, seabirds and seals on regular Zodiac excursions along the Antarctic Peninsula and in the South Shetland Islands
Land onshore to visit rookeries teeming with chinstrap penguins and hike up mountains to enjoy panoramic views of the peninsula.
Enhance your Antarctic exploration with one or more optional activities such as sea kayaking or polar ice camping to take your adventure to the next level.
Learn more about the explorers past and the wildlife that call this region home in a series of presentations and lectures from leading historians, scientists and polar researchers.
Is this trip right for you?
Newly built in 2018 and designed specifically with polar cruising in mind, the beautiful World Explorer is one of our newest ships.
Meals IncludedThere are no meals included on this day.
Special InformationThe arrival transfer from the airport is included in your voyage fare. Full details will be sent with your final joining instructions. If you arrive earlier or wish to extend your stay and need accommodation, please ask a Peregrine booking agent for further details.
- Breakfast (2)
- Lunch (2)
- Dinner (2)
- Breakfast (5)
- Lunch (5)
- Dinner (5)
Special InformationThe exact destinations you visit (and when you visit them) are dependent on factors such as weather conditions, sea ice and wildlife movement, but you can see a full list of potential landing sites at peregrineadventures.com/antarctica/landing-sites.
If you would like to participate in optional activities such as kayaking, camping or cross-country skiing, you must organise this in advance. See the ‘Important Notes’ section for more detail on these options. As space is limited on optional activities, we recommend you speak to a Peregrine booking agent at the time of booking to secure your place.
- Breakfast (2)
- Lunch (2)
- Dinner (2)
Meals11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
TransportExpedition cruise ship, Zodiac
AccommodationExpedition Voyage, Comfortable hotel
Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20% of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 120 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 120 days or more before departure – the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 119 days and departure – the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a Polar voyage.
The following activities are available on some or all of the departures of this itinerary. These must be booked in advance, space is limited, and additional costs may apply.
KAYAKING – Taken in small groups of maximum 16 people, multiple times per voyage, kayaking adventures are only conducted during calm weather conditions. Kayaking is open to all levels of experience, however kayaking in the polar waters is not suitable for novices. Beginners interested in kayaking should first take an introductory course prior to the voyage which includes how to do a ‘wet exit’. Regardless of your experience, we recommend you take part in some kayaking practice prior to the voyage to ensure that you are comfortable on the water in the icy conditions.
CAMPING – Spend the night under the Antarctic sky with a hardy group of your shipmates. The crew will determine the best location and conditions for your overnight adventure. Dress warmly and eat a hearty meal before you head out as no meals are permitted onshore. Numbers are limited, so you must book this experience early.
There are also some included optional activities offered on some or all departures of this itinerary.
SNOWSHOEING – This is a unique way to experience the beauty of the polar landscape and discover remote alcoves and hidden valleys. The rewards are well worth the effort, as you will be able to visit places that may be inaccessible with just hiking boots.
Your voyage is operated by our polar partner, Quark Expeditions. All accommodation and transfer arrangements as listed in the itinerary are also operated by Quark Expeditions or their local representatives.
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