the amazing city of Buenos Aires.
the White Continent and encounter an incredible variety of wildlife.
in the Sub-Antarctic South Shetland Islands and the spectacular
the top wildlife destination in the world where you can see penguins,
seals, whales and albatrosses.
breathtaking scenery such as icebergs, glaciated mountains and
regular zodiac excursions and on-shore landings.
from a variety of onboard activities including educational lectures on
the history, geology and ecology by the expedition team.
the amenities onboard including expedition lounge, restaurant, bar,
pool, jacuzzi, library, gym, sun deck, spa facilities and sauna.
cruise is full-board including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
advantage of optional activities during the voyage such as kayaking and
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||CAT 1 - Single Inside||CAT 2 - Triple Inside||CAT 3 - Interior Twin||CAT 4 - Exterior Twin||CAT 5 - Main Twin||CAT 6 - Comfort Twin||CAT 7 - Select Twin||CAT 8 - Superior Twin||CAT 9 - Junior Suite||CAT 10 - Suite|
|Oct 27, 2020||Nov 14, 2020||12,980||9,580||12,980||14,880||16,380||17,880||19,080||20,980||22,980||24,980|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
CAT 1 - Single Inside
CAT 6 - Comfort Twin
CAT 10 - Suite
|Oct 27, 2020||Nov 14, 2020||12,980||17,880||24,980|
1: Buenos Aires, Argentina
arrival at Buenos Aires Airport, please make your way through to the
Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to
transfer you to your hotel. He/she will be holding a sign with your
name on it. Should you not be able to contact them, please refer to the
front of your itinerary for emergency contact details of our
first night of your voyage is spent in Argentina’s historic
and vibrant capital, Buenos Aires. Today is at leisure for you to
explore this elegant city. You may like to wander through the Recoleta
Cemetery, the neighbourhood of San Telmo with its fascinating restored
mansions or the colourful barrio of La Boca, home of the tango.
2: Embarkation in Buenos Aires
morning is again free for you to discover Buenos Aires further, or
maybe explore the Tigre Delta.
afternoon we transfer to the port of Buenos Aires in time for
embarkation on board the Ocean Endeavour in the late afternoon. The
Expedition Team and the Ship’s Officers will be waiting to
welcome us aboard. As we set sail, watch the city lights of Buenos
Aires fade into the distance, familiarise yourself with the layout of
the Ocean Endeavour and its great amenities and enjoy a welcome dinner.
3 - 5: At Sea
next couple of days are spent at sea, but there are many activities to
keep you entertained and the on board amenities to enjoy including a
spa, saunas, saltwater pool and gym and relaxing yoga classes.
to identify the seabirds that follow in the wake of the ship or glide
alongside the vessel including albatrosses, storm petrels, shearwaters,
and diving petrels. Look out for whales and dolphins as you enjoy the
silence of the sea. Attend daily presentations by the Expedition Team
and learn the safety procedures for shore landings and Zodiac cruises
as we near the Islas Malvinas.
6 & 7: Falklan Islands
Have your camera at the ready as we approach the ruggedly beautiful
Falklands archipelago to capture not only the abundant wildlife but
also the incredible scenery.
the next couple of days we explore East and West Island by Zodiac and
on foot as we make daily shore landings and maybe even discover smaller
inlets by kayak.
about the intriguing and controversial history of the Falkland Islands
as we explore the quaint capital of Port Stanley, with its British
outpost feel. Near the town you may see Southern giant petrels, the
endemic Falkland steamer ducks, kelp gulls and dolphin gulls. There are
also black-crowned night herons, red-backed hawks, peregrine falcons
and turkey vultures.
we explore the islands, have your camera at the ready as we look out
for the 5 species of penguins found here, large populations of
black-browed albatrosses, elephant and fur seals, Peale’s and
Commerson’s dolphins, orcas and a myriad of bird species
including the Falkland’s flightless steamer duck, imperial
shags and Cobb’s wrens.
8 & 9: At Sea
the Falkland Islands in our wake, we set sail towards the southern tip
of South America, bound for Ushuaia. There is plenty to take in from
the spacious decks as we scan the horizon for the marine life that
frequents these southern waters, or maybe you would prefer to enjoy the
on-board facilities or attend a presentation by the Expedition Team.
final leg sees us sailing through the picturesque, mountain-fringed
Beagle Channel, named after the British ship the HMS Beagle.
are scheduled to arrive into Ushuaia early this morning. After
breakfast on board the Ocean Endeavour, we disembark ready to explore
Ushuaia for the day.
an excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park, the most southerly
national park of South America. The park offers a range of hiking
trails that lead you through the stunningly beautiful and dramatic
scenery of snow-capped peaks, lush meadows, rugged coastline, glaciers,
waterfalls and lakes. Look out for guanaco, Andean foxes, muskrats and
the North American beaver. Birds found here include the Andean condor,
Magellanic oystercatcher, kelp goose, austral parakeet and torrent duck.
guides will accompany you and help you to make the most of your visit
to this wonderful National Park. Lunch is also included.
the afternoon we return to the Ocean Endeavour and board, ready to set
sail this evening.
note that there will be new travellers joining us here in Ushuaia, for
the voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula.
evening we set sail once more, back along the wildlife-rich Beagle
Channel, towards the White Continent of Antarctica. As we leave the
lights of Ushuaia behind, look out for Magellanic penguins, rock
cormorants, petrels and black-browed albatross from the deck as well as
noisy sea lion colonies.
11 & 12: Crossing the Drake Passage
infamous Drake Passage, named after the famous English explorer, Sir
Frances Drake, separates the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula from the
southernmost tip of South America. It is often rough and turbulent, but
sometimes as calm as a lake. It is unpredictable, so be prepared!
the fabulous onboard facilities, maybe join a yoga class, attend a
presentation or two given by the Expedition Team to prepare you for
what lies ahead – from the geology of Antarctica to the
history, wildlife and even the ice!
we sail towards Antarctica, there is a fall in temperature as we cross
the Antarctic Convergence and enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean.
The Antarctic Convergence is marked by an increased number of seabirds,
whales and other species that are attracted by the nutrient-rich waters
pushed to the surface by the colder waters of the polar region flowing
north and meeting the warmer equatorial waters flowing south.
out on deck to look out for the mighty albatrosses that fly overhead,
scan the waters for breaching whales and icebergs, or gaze out from the
panoramic windows of the observation deck.
continue our course south and hope to make landfall by the evening of
Day 12, depending on the weather conditions. Keep on the lookout for
the first sighting of land – that heralds your arrival to the
13 - 16: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica
next four days are spent exploring the South Shetland Islands and
Antarctic Peninsula, a region that has captivated explorers for
centuries and now enthrals travellers. We explore by Zodiac, cruising
amongst the magnificently sculpted icebergs and making shore landings
where we mingle with penguins, climb to vantage points to absorb the
spectacular panoramic views, maybe visiting a scientific or historic
base. There may even be opportunities to kayak and snowshoe and of
course learn more about photography with one of the experts.
will enchant you with its incredible scenery, from imposing glaciers to
towering snow-capped peaks, vast icebergs and ice-strewn channels. Not
to mention the wildlife – from extensive colonies of
chinstrap, Gentoo and Adelie penguins, to crabeater, Weddell, fur and
elephant seals and a plethora of fascinating birds. Keep your eyes and
ears peeled for the mighty crack of a glacier calving. Maybe you will
be one of the brave few to take a polar plunge in the icy waters! Every
day brings a new experience and new landing site.
we cruise from one landing site to the next, enjoy the continued
lecture programme and take in the scenery from the outer decks of the
Ocean Endeavour. Make the most of the health and fitness facilities
from the relaxing spa and saunas to the pool and gym.
Days 17 & 18: Antarctica
Peninsula & Crossing the Drake Passage
we leave the Antarctic Peninsula behind, we take with us our memories
and photographs. We set a course for the Drake Passage as we enjoy some
final lectures and presentations and look out for wildlife from the
observation lounge and the outer decks.
crossed the Drake Passage once more, we enter the calm and tranquil
waters of the Beagle Channel bound for Ushuaia.
19: Disembarkation in Ushuaia
are scheduled to arrive into Ushuaia early this morning, and we
disembark after a final breakfast aboard the Ocean Endeavour.
saying our farewells to our Expedition Team and the crew of the Ocean
Endeavour, we transfer you to the airport for your onward flight, or
you may like to spend a extra days in Ushuaia, giving you time to
explore this fascinating town and the surrounding areas.
The Ocean Endeavour (Expedition, 200-guests)
Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, and advanced navigation equipment. The newly-refurbished vessel offers a superb guest experience with an expansive choice of cabin categories, large cabins and common areas, a sundeck and observation area, plenty of deck space for polar landscape viewing, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship's interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel throughout.
(Click image to view Ship details)
night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia
transfer from hotel to pier
meals whilst on-board including snacks
shore excursions and zodiac cruising (*excluding forward facing zodiac)
and lectures by expedition team
use of rubber boots on land
of gym, sauna, pool and on-board Jacuzzi
and water resistant jacket
airport to hotel on day 1 and pier to airport on day of disembarkation
USD 50 (Payable onboard)
Workshops: USD 1,090
- Snowshoeing: USD 150 (Payable