|Fascinating Antarctica||11 days||from $4,390|
Explore the best of the Antarctic Peninsula with options to kayak, cross-country ski, or climb. The Perfect Adventure for your first trip to Antarctica!>> more details
|Weddell Sea and South Georgia||30 days||from $21,990|
During this voyage you will sail the same seas as Shackleton's Endurance - Elephant Island, the Weddell Sea and South Georgia.>> more details
All of our Antartica Adventure packages begin in Ushuaia, Argentina, a city on the island of Tierra del Fuego in the Tierra del Fuego Province of Argentina. You will want to book your airfare to arrive in Ushuaia, airport code: USH
Tourists do not visit Antarctica during winter, when the pack ice extends its frozen mantle for 1000km around most of the continent. In any case, few people would pay thousands of dollars to experience the Antarctic winters near round-the-clock darkness and extreme cold the thermometer can plummet to -50°C.
The Antarctic tour season is short about five months, with each offering its own highlights. November is early summer: the spring pack ice is breaking up, and birds especially penguins are courting and mating. December and January, when penguins are hatching eggs and feeding chicks, are the height of the austral summer, bringing warmer temperatures and up to 20 hours of sunlight every day. In the late summer months of February and March, whale-watching is at its best, penguin chicks are beginning to fledge and adult penguins are ashore molting.
Cruises later in the season may be less crowded. However, the longer you wait to go, the more wildlife will already have headed out to sea.