Antarctica Peninsula Explorer Tour


2018 20Feb
2 & 12 &22 Mar  `9Nov
2019 4 Mar
14 Mar



  • Transfers to/from the ship 
  • Cabin accommodation
  • All meals including daily afternoon tea and complimentary house wine / beverages at lunch and dinner.
  • Experienced expedition leader and expedition team.
  • Hire of windproof / waterproof jacket / pants and rubber boots. 
  • Daily shore excursions by Zodiac boat
  • Educational presentations
  • Professional photographer on board to assist guests, guided hikes and walks ashore.
  • Access to computers
  • Use of onboard sauna / hot water Jacuzzi / plunge pool / fitness centre
  • Use of library, emergency medical attention on board, 
  • P&I insurance.


  • Flights to and from boarding ports
  • Passports and/or visas
  • Taxes or boarding taxes at ports and airports
  • Travel and Health Insurance 

Vessel: The Akademik Sergey Vavilov

The sister ship to the Akademik Ioffe; is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. 
With a near identical layout, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov offers numerous passenger areas ideal for small group briefings or information sessions, an expansive bar and lounge located on deck six offers widespread views 180 degrees, making it an ideal location for catching up over drinks or writing in your journal.

The library and reading room are well stocked with polar, fiction and non- fiction and is a wonderful spot to enjoy some reading. The sumptuous meals prepared for you by our culinary team are enjoyed in our dining room, which can host all clients in a single seating and will keep you feeling healthy and strong for the myriad of activities offered throughout the voyage. 

The ship also has theatre style presentation room, gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool.



Antarctica Peninsula Explorer

10 Nights/11 Days 
This trip commences in Ushuaia before crossing the Drake Passage,bound for Antarctica.Take a deep breath – you have arrived. Welcome to Antarctica! This morning the magnificent snowy peaks are laid out before us. It’s a a truly awesome sight. The waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula are home to deep bays, pristine coves and inlets and numerous small islands. The Gerlache coastline features heavily glaciated mountains permanently covered in ice and snow. Rocky outcrops are home to gentoo, adelie and chinstrap penguin rookeries and the waters are rich in marine life. We frequently encounter seals, including the powerful leopard seal. Curious humpback whales and the smaller minke whales are present much of the time as they feed on the vast schools of krill. Sightings of orca are not uncommon. Every day we plan an exciting range of activities including guided hikes on shore and visits to wildlife colonies with our expert naturalist guides

Our final days are spent in the South Shetland Islands including Deception Island. We complete the journey cruising back to Ushuaia 

Abbreviated Itinerary 
Day 1 Depart Ushuaia
Day 2-3 Cross the Drake Passage
Days 4-7  Antarctica 
Day 8  to South Shetlands
Day 9-10   return to  Ushuaia
Day 11 Ushuaia

Detailed Itinerary & Prices

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