Home » Ocean Endeavour: Antarctic Explorer – Discovering the 7th Continent
Excludes Triple Cabins. Select dates apply.
Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. Imagine cruising in a Zodiac through crackling sea ice like shattered glass, witnessing penguins building their nests, or navigating through a maze of icebergs, each one uniquely shaped by its journey through the sea. You’ll enjoy iconic Antarctic highlights, exhilarating adventures and be rewarded with memories to last a lifetime. This expedition offers the perfect chance to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent's most northern region. You'll be delighted by penguins, seals and whales as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline.
Duration: 11 Days
You may arrive in Buenos Aires at any time during Day 1 of your itinerary. Upon arriving in this splendid city, known for its soaring architecture and rich European heritage, you will independently transfer to the group hotel (pre-night hotel included).
After breakfast at the hotel, the group will transfer to the airport and board our private charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival, you will have a little time to explore this quaint port town before heading to the pier.
Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which your vessel will sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This famous channel 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'll see land you'll be in the world's most southern continent!
Prepare yourself for potentially rough water, but hope for a smooth sailing, as the Drake is unpredictable and always changing. You'll spend these first days getting to know your shipmates while your Expedition Team provides safety briefings and insights into what excitement lies ahead.
Once the Antarctic Convergence is left in our wake, you will truly begin your Antarctic adventure. Each day, you will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. 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 southern seal species, including the cunning leopard seal.
The majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula's mountains will enchant as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360° views of your surroundings. One of these in particular, in Orne Harbour, affords us the opportunity to visit a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here, you'll have the choice between mountain hiking or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach, enjoying the antics of curious penguins. If you're feeling extra adventurous, participating in the Polar Plunge swim is about as crazy as it gets!
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 in Neko Harbor.
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, or simply relax and reminisce about your experiences.
You will arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, after breakfast. After disembarking, you will get a little taste of Patagonia, touring Tierra del Fuego National Park before transferring to the airport for the return group charter flight to Buenos Aires.
|07 Mar 2020 - 17 Mar 2020||$10100 AUD pp||Save 20%!|
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20m², interior-facing cabin, 3 lower berths, private bathroom, TV.
(cabin 4100 has 4 lower single beds)
9-10m², interior-facing cabin, 2 lower berths or 1 lower and 1 upper berth, private bathroom, porthole, TV.
9-10m², interior-facing cabin, 2 lower berths, private bathroom, window, TV.
13m²-14m², with 2 lower berths or one double bed, private bathroom, window, TV.
18-20m², 2 single beds, private bathroom, separate living area, sofa bed, 2 portholes, TV.
21m², with 2 single beds or 1 double bed, sofa bed, private bathroom, large window, TV.
(Cabins 7000 and 7018 have bathtubs; other Superior Doubles have showers.)
9-10m², single bed, private bathroom, TV.
14.5m², double bed, private bathroom, window, TV.
18-20m², 2 single beds, separate living area, sofa bed, private bathroom, window, TV.
15-30m², double bed, private bathroom, forward facing windows, TV.
30m², double bed, separate living area, private bathroom, large bow-facing windows, TV.
Approximately 155 sq. ft. (14 sq. m), an Upper Deck Double on Deck 8 features a window (obstructed view), one double bed and a private bathroom.
Please note gratuities will no longer be included in your voyage price from 1 November 2019.
** Buenos Aires Flight & Transfer Package - US$950 per person, includes:
***Optional activities (selected departures only, please contact us for details)