Antarctic Explorer: Discover the 7th Continent

Quark Expeditions
From
$10,121USD
p.p. in a Shared Cabin, Excludes Flights
Duration 11 days - 10 nights
Departure Ushuaia or Buenos Aires, Argentina
Destinations Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Explorer: Discover the 7th Continent is a classic voyage that gives you the best of the stunning Antarctic Peninsula in 11 days. Conquer the famed Drake Passage in one of Quark’s four stabilised, 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 personalise your adventure with options that suit your interests, and cross the 7th Continent off the list—your way. Note: this itinerary can also start in Buenos Aires and has 11 or 12 day options. The below itinerary is for 11 days and starts and end in Ushuaia. Please speak to your consultant for further information regarding Buenos Aires departures.

This itinerary is with Quark Expeditions, a company which operates more ships in the polar regions than any other operator. Their vessels, which are optimised for polar travel, range from 128 to 199 passengers and provide an excellent home base for your polar exploration.

Their fleet features strengthened hulls for superior navigation in ice-packed polar waters and boast exceptional levels of comfort and services. From the brand new 5* Ultramarine, to their refurbished and comfortable 3* ship the Ocean Adventurer or the 4* World Explorer – Quark will ensure your Antarctica adventure is memorable.

North South Notes: Quark Expeditions is a polar expert and have a range of great itineraries – this classic Antarctic Explorer: Discover the 7th Continent option is fantastic for first time travellers that just want to explore the Antarctic Peninsula.  

Unsure if this Antarctic Express: Discover the 7th Continent itinerary is right for you? Review our Antarctica destination page for full details on seasonality, routes, ship selection, pricing, expedition inclusions and how North South Voyages can help make your Antarctica dream become reality.

Departures

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  • Sale
    DateFeb 29 - Mar 10, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (189 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation19 Boats | 3 Points
    From$10,121USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateMar 05 - Mar 15, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$10,496USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateFeb 12 - Feb 22, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (199 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation20 Boats | 4 Points
    From$12,371USDp.p. in a Shared CabinSold Out
  • Sale
    DateFeb 21 - Mar 02, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (199 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation20 Boats | 4 Points
    From$12,371USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateNov 22 - Dec 02, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$10,796USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateDec 01 - Dec 11, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$10,796USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • Sale
    DateDec 10 - Dec 20, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeSmall (136 Guests)
    Stars3* Standard
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation12 Boats | 2 Points
    From$10,796USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • Sale
    DateNov 05 - Nov 15, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$10,871USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateFeb 09 - Feb 19, 2025
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$12,796USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • Sale
    DateDec 28, 2024 - Jan 07, 2025
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$12,746USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • Sale
    DateFeb 18 - Feb 28, 2025
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$12,796USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateNov 16 - Nov 27, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (199 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation20 Boats | 4 Points
    From$13,121USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateNov 26 - Dec 07, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (199 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation20 Boats | 4 Points
    From$13,996USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
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  • Sale
    DateDec 06 - Dec 17, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (199 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation20 Boats | 4 Points
    From$14,871USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateJan 18 - Jan 29, 2025
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (199 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation20 Boats | 4 Points
    From$16,995USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • Sale
    DateFeb 19 - Mar 02, 2025
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (199 Guests)
    Stars5* Luxury
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation20 Boats | 4 Points
    From$14,796USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices
  • DateNov 14 - Nov 24, 2024
    Duration11 days - 10 nights
    SizeMedium (172 Guests)
    Stars4* Comfort
    Expeditions RatingExcellent
    Zodiacs & Embarkation17 Boats | 4 Points
    From$13,495USDp.p. in a Shared Cabin
    Cabin prices

Overview

Day 1
Arrive in Ushuaia
Day 2
Embarkation Day
Day 3 - 4
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 5 - 8
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Day 9 - 10
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 11
Disembark in Ushuaia

Itinerary

Inclusions:

  • Experienced Expedition Leader
  • All Zodiac transfers and shore landing and cruising per the daily program – Adventure options Hiking, Polar Plunge and Zodiac cruising
  • For Ultramarine departures: Flight seeing aboard
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • 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 shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • 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 transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast
  • 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

Exclusions:

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, massage services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Adventure options on expeditions (all weather dependent) that are not included in the cost of the voyage (e.g., sea kayaking, camping, etc.)

Optional Extras:

  • Camping
  • Paddling/ Sea kayaking
  • Stand up Paddle Boarding
  • For Ultramarine departures: Alpine Heli trekking & Exclusive Heli Landing

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates.