The Antarctic Peninsula Express



Days 1 & 2Ushuaia, ArgentinaTransfer from airport, overnight hotel
Day 3Embarkation UshuaiaBeagle Channel
Days 4 & 5At SeaCrossing the Drake Passage
Day 6South Shetland IslandsPenguin rockeries, seal wallows, bird colonies, whale feeding areas
Days 7 - 9AntarcticaBays and famed harbors, active scientific bases and historic landings, penguins, seals, and whales
Days 10 & 11At seaDrake Passage
Day 12UshuaiaDisembark


Seaventure Owners Suite

The MS Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating which is the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. She can explore places that other vessels simply cannot. The Seaventure will take up to 139 guests and has enough Zodiacs to ensure all guests can leave the vessel and make landings or explore by Zodiac at the same time. With creature comforts in the well appointed staterooms and suites the ship also offers spacious common areas for socialising and attending information sessions when not out exploring. This ship has a beautiful dining area with picture windows to take in the views as well as an al fresco dining area when weather permits for outdoor dining.

Days 1-2 Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia Port, Argentina

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy your hotel accommodation set up high on the mountains or head out and discover this southernmost city in the world of Ushuaia. Located at the end of southern Patagonia the southern tip of Argentina and surrounded by sea and mountains, enjoy exploring the museums and Argentinean leather markets. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.

Day 3 Embarkation in Ushuaia

Ushuaia, Hayley

After a final morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort, your transfer will take you to the beautiful MS Seaventure. Your expedition team and ship staff will greet you on board this evening enjoy a Captain’s welcome dinner. You’re on your way to Antarctica.

Days 4-5 Drake Passage

Crossing the Drake

As the ship heads toward white continent over the Drake Passage, numerous Polar Experts will prepare us with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. The Drake Passage spans 1,000 kilometres from the southern-most tip of South America to the South Shetland Islands (the northern part of the Antarctic Peninsula). Eventually, you’ll cross the Antarctic Convergence where you will notice a distinct drop in temperature as we enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean.

Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in Sea Bird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. You are likely to witness some spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whale species. If you are lucky, you may see some of them fully breach from the sea.

Day 6 South Shetland Islands

South Shetland Islands

The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so we’ll hop into our inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory.

Days 7-9 Antarctica

Ice formation Antarctica

Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Day 10 & 11 Drake Passage

Whale and Antarctic Tern

Time to leave this magical place inspired, exhausted, and most likely changed forever. We make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We’ll have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and photography awards ceremony, then a final meal together.

Day 12 Ushuaia

Ushuaia, Hayley

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, and perhaps some new friends for life, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

To book this voyage call 1300 784 794 or email

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.

Extend your trip to Patagonia

To make the most of your time in South America we can tailor a holiday to Patagonia to suit your voyage dates. If you have a bit more time we can create a tailor-made itinerary to some of the highlights of South America. Take a look at the Patagonia sample itineraries below and contact us to begin creating your perfect holiday.