Antarctic Explorer

0

If this is your first visit, our classic Antarctic Explorer voyage gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in your choice of four stabilized, polar-class vessels; explore majestic natural environments by zodiac and on foot; get up close and personal with penguins, whales and other wildlife; and enjoy talks on history, biology and glaciology by onboard polar experts. You can personalize your adventure with options that suit your interests, and cross the 7th Continent off the list—your way. 

Starting in 2021, this itinerary allows you to the opportunity to experience our pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class.  

Map/Itinerary

Day 1Ushuaia

You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port town at the tip of South America. This Argentine town is an ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.
 

 

Day 2Embarkation Day

Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America. Expect an air of anticipation as you depart—the next time you see land, you’ll be in the world’s most southern continent!

Day 3 - 4Crossing the Drake Passage

 Your days at sea are filled with presentations led by your Expedition Team who will prepare you for the wildlife, glaciology and history that will greet you upon your arrival. In between presentations spend time on deck looking for wildlife or chatting with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.

Day 5-8South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

 The most common reaction upon reaching the White Continent is a sense of reverence and awe. The experience is beyond words, since few places are as untouched and enduring as Antarctica. You will 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, which means that your expedition will be unlike any other—creating a unique, personal experience.

Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore glaciated bays, channels and landing sites. Your Expedition Team will take care of you at each landing, whether you are hiking the Antarctic landscape, visiting a research station or consorting with chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguins, all of which can be found here. Keep an eye out for Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals as well as curious whales, such as humpbacks, minkes, or perhaps orcas while on a Zodiac cruise. Each excursion will present a new collection of creatures to delight you and keep your camera busy.

Amid the serene silence of Antarctica, noisy interludes become indelible memories, such as penguins squabbling over prized pebbles, or the boom and crack of a calving glacier. Every day will be different, having been carefully crafted by your Expedition Team to inspire and educate you about this wonderful part of the world

Day 9-10Crossing the Drake Passage

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air Spend time on the deck, watching for seabirds and scouting for whales, enjoy presentations by your Expedition Team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.

Day 11Disembark in Ushuaia

You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, which allows for you to continue your adventure onward or catch your flights home.

Prices

Advanced filters:
Destination: 
Month: 
Year: 
Trip Length: 
Price: 

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 26 Feb, 2023  End : 8 Mar, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $12,795
$8,957
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $8,695
Twin Obst. View
$12,795 $8,957
Twin Window
$13,295 $9,307
Suite
$14,795 $9,617
Single Porthole
  $15,295
Single Obst. View
  $15,295
Balcony Suite
$15,895 $10,332

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 6 Mar, 2023  End : 16 Mar, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $12,295
$9,836
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $9,695
Lower Deck Twin
$12,295 $9,836
Main Deck Porthole
$13,295 $10,636
Main Deck Window
$14,295 $11,436
Superior
$14,795 $11,836
Deluxe
$14,795 $11,836
Suite
$19,895 $15,916
Owner's Suite
$21,495 $17,196

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 7 Mar, 2023  End : 17 Mar, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $13,395
$9,377
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $8,995
Twin Obst. View
$13,395 $9,377
Twin Window
$13,395 $9,797
Suite
$15,495 $10,072
Single Porthole
  $15,995
Single Obst. View
  $15,995
Balcony Suite
$16,695 $10,852

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 5 Nov, 2023  End : 15 Nov, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $14,995
$11,246
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $12,995
Veranda Suite
$14,995 $11,246
Infinity Suite
$15,995 $11,996
Superior Suite
$19,495 $14,621
Deluxe Suite
$20,995 $15,746
Owners Suite
$22,495 $16,871

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 5 Nov, 2023  End : 15 Nov, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $13,495
$10,121
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $11,495
Lower Deck Twin
$13,495 $10,121
Main Deck Porthole
$14,495 $10,871
Main Deck Window
$15,495 $11,621
Superior
$16,495 $12,371
Deluxe
$16,495 $12,371
Suite
$21,995 $16,496
Owners Suite
$23,495 $17,621

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 2 Dec, 2023  End : 12 Dec, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $13,495
$10,796
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $11,495
Lower Deck Twin
$13,495 $10,796
Main Deck Porthole
$14,495 $11,596
Main Deck Window
$15,495 $12,396
Superior
$16,495 $13,196
Deluxe
$16,495 $13,196
Suite
$21,995 $17,596
Owners Suite
$23,495 $18,796

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 6 Dec, 2023  End : 18 Dec, 2023
Departure : Buenos Aires    Arrival : Buenos Aires
13 Days
From $20,495
$16,396
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Explorer triple
  $17,495
Explorer Suite
$20,495 $16,396
Balcony Suite
$22,995 $18,396
Deluxe Balcony Suite
$26,995 $21,596
Terrace Suite
$27,995 $22,396
Solo panorama
  $28,995
Penthouse Suite
$29,995 $23,996
Owners Suite
$36,995 $29,596
Ultra Suite
$40,995 $32,796

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 11 Dec, 2023  End : 21 Dec, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $13,495
$10,796
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $11,495
Lower Deck Twin
$13,495 $10,796
Main Deck Porthole
$14,495 $11,596
Main Deck Window
$15,495 $12,396
Superior
$16,495 $13,196
Deluxe
$16,495 $13,196
Suite
$21,995 $17,596
Owners Suite
$23,495 $18,796

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 13 Dec, 2023  End : 23 Dec, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $14,395
$11,356
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $11,995
Twin Obst View
$14,395 $11,356
Twin Window
$14,695 $11,756
Single Porthole
  $16,795
Single Obst View
  $16,795
Suite
$16,795 $13,436
Balcony Suite
$17,295 $13,836

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 17 Dec, 2023  End : 27 Dec, 2023
Departure : Buenos Aires    Arrival : Buenos Aires
11 Days
From $18,995
$16,146
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Explorer triple
  $15,995
Explorer Suite
$18,995 $16,146
Balcony Suite
$20,495 $17,421
Deluxe Balcony Suite
$24,495 $20,821
Terrace Suite
$25,495 $21,671
Solo panorama
  $26,495
Penthouse Suite
$26,995 $22,946
Owners Suite
$33,495 $28,471
Ultra Suite
$37,495 $31,871

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 20 Dec, 2023  End : 30 Dec, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $14,995
$12,746
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $12,495
Lower Deck Twin
$14,995 $12,746
Main Deck Porthole
$15,495 $13,171
Main Deck Window
$16,995 $14,446
Superior
$17,995 $15,296
Deluxe
$17,995 $15,296
Suite
$23,995 $20,396
Owners Suite
$25,495 $21,671

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 26 Dec, 2023  End : 5 Jan, 2024
Departure : Buenos Aires    Arrival : Buenos Aires
11 Days
From $18,995
$16,146
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Explorer triple
  $15,995
Explorer Suite
$18,995 $16,146
Balcony Suite
$20,495 $17,422
Deluxe Balcony Suite
$24,495 $20,821
Terrace Suite
$25,495 $21,671
Solo panorama
  $26,495
Penthouse Suite
$26,995 $22,946
Owners Suite
$33,495 $28,471
Ultra Suite
$37,495 $31,871

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 29 Dec, 2023  End : 8 Jan, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $14,995
$12,746
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $12,495
Lower Deck Twin
$14,995 $12,746
Main Deck Porthole
$15,495 $13,171
Main Deck Window
$16,995 $14,446
Superior
$17,995 $15,296
Deluxe
$17,995 $15,296
Suite
$23,995 $20,396
Owners Suite
$25,495 $21,671

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 4 Jan, 2024  End : 14 Jan, 2024
Departure : Buenos Aires    Arrival : Buenos Aires
11 Days
From $18,495
$15,721
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Explorer triple
  $15,495
Explorer Suite
$18,495 $15,721
Balcony Suite
$19,995 $16,996
Deluxe Balcony Suite
$23,495 $19,971
Terrace Suite
$24,495 $20,821
Solo panorama
  $25,495
Penthouse Suite
$25,995 $22,096
Owners Suite
$32,495 $27,621
Ultra Suite
$35,995 $30,596

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 12 Jan, 2024  End : 22 Jan, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $14,495
$12,321
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $12,495
Twin Obst View
$14,495 $12,321
Twin Window
$14,995 $12,746
Single Porthole
  $17,495
Single Obst View
  $17,495
Suite
$17,495 $14,871
Balcony Suite
$17,995 $15,296

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 20 Jan, 2024  End : 30 Jan, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $18,995
$15,196
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $15,995
Veranda Suite
$18,995 $15,196
Infinity Suite
$19,495 $15,596
Superior Suite
$24,495 $19,596
Deluxe Suite
$25,995 $20,796
Owners Suite
$27,995 $22,396

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 29 Jan, 2024  End : 8 Feb, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $18,995
$15,196
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $15,995
Veranda Suite
$18,995 $15,196
Infinity Suite
$19,495 $15,596
Superior Suite
$24,495 $19,596
Deluxe Suite
$25,995 $20,796
Owners Suite
$27,995 $22,396

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 3 Feb, 2024  End : 13 Feb, 2024
Departure : Buenos Aires    Arrival : Buenos Aires
11 Days
From $18,495
$15,721
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Explorer triple
  $15,495
Explorer Suite
$18,495 $15,721
Balcony Suite
$19,995 $16,996
Deluxe Balcony Suite
$23,495 $19,971
Terrace Suite
$24,495 $20,821
Solo panorama
  $25,495
Penthouse Suite
$25,995 $22,096
Owners Suite
$32,495 $27,621
Ultra Suite
$35,995 $30,596

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 12 Feb, 2024  End : 22 Feb, 2024
Departure : Buenos Aires    Arrival : Buenos Aires
11 Days
From $19,995
$15,996
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Explorer triple
  $15,495
Explorer Suite
$18,495 $16,796
Balcony Suite
$19,995 $15,996
Deluxe Balcony Suite
$23,495 $18,796
Terrace Suite
$24,495 $19,596
Solo panorama
  $25,495
Penthouse Suite
$25,995 $20,796
Owners Suite
$30,495 $25,996
Ultra Suite
$35,995 $28,796

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 21 Feb, 2024  End : 2 Mar, 2024
Departure : Buenos Aires    Arrival : Buenos Aires
11 Days
From $18,495
$14,796
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Explorer triple
  $15,495
Explorer Suite
$18,495 $14,796
Balcony Suite
$19,995 $15,996
Deluxe Balcony Suite
$23,495 $18,796
Terrace Suite
$24,495 $19,596
Penthouse Suite
$24,995 $20,796
Solo panorama
  $25,495
Owners Suite
$32,495 $25,996
Ultra Suite
$35,995 $28,796

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 29 Feb, 2024  End : 10 Mar, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $13,495
$10,796
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $11,495
Twin Obst View
$13,495 $10,796
Twin Window
$13,995 $11,196
Single Porthole
  $15,995
Single Obst View
  $15,995
Suite
$15,995 $12,796
Balcony Suite
$16,495 $13,196

Antarctic Explorer

Start : 5 Mar, 2024  End : 15 Mar, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
11 Days
From $14,995
$11,246
Show Prices
Ask Us a Question
Triple
  $12,995
Veranda Suite
$14,995 $11,246
Infinity Suite
$15,995 $11,996
Superior Suite
$19,495 $14,621
Deluxe Suite
$20,995 $15,746
Owners Suite
$22,495 $16,871

Photos

Inclusions/Exclusions

Rates above include the following:

  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising as per the daily program
  • All shore landings as per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
  • Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Group arrival transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel. Triple rooms may not be available.)
  • Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
  • Group departure transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport or to luggage storage facility

Rates above do not include the following:

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international and domestic flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac landing and cruising excursions, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, spa services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated
  • Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities

Reviews

Ekke & Audrey Kok - Canada

Contact Us

    (*) This field is required.

    Proceed Booking