Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. The city is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise. You can opt to visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy some Argentinean wines and barbeques in the city or visit the many boutique shops and cafes while preparing for your upcoming adventure
DAY 02 : EMBARKATION DAY
Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This historic channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America.
DAY 03 & DAY 04 : CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE
Prepare yourself for potentially rough water,as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing.We’ll provide safety briefings.
DAY 05 TO DAY 09 : SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS AND ANTARTIC 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. 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 Harbor, gives the opportunity to visit a Chinstrap Penguin colony high up on a ridge. You can opt between going for a mountain hike or depending on the time of year spend time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach to enjoy the antics of curious penguin chicks. While cruising along the Antarctic Peninsula we’ll also give you the chance to take a Polar Plunge!
DAY 10 & DAY 11 : DRAKE PASSAGE – USHUAIA
The journey back across the Drake Passage
DAY 12 : DISEMBARKATION IN USHUAIA
Arrive in Ushuaia in the morning , continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home.