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The Ocean Adventurer, formerly known as the Sea Adventurer, is a beloved polar expedition ship which continues to be a passenger favourite. Since undergone a multi-million dollar renovation in 2017, the nimble ice-strengthened vessel offers passengers some refreshing changes. Some of its features include a fresh modern look, six new twin cabins and three new suites, fresh new furnishings and brand new bathrooms. On board there are 63 outside cabins, a fine selection of chef prepared meals, a fitness room and a well stocked library.

Activities such as Zodiac cruising, hiking, education lectures and photography are included in the cruise price. Optional extras include sea kayaking, skiing, paddling excursions, mountaineering, camping and stand up paddle boarding which are available on selected Antarctica voyages.

*Number of days depends on itinerary

Optional Activities available on selected voyages include: Kayaking from $1410, Paddling $420. Check with us for updated pricing and availability

 

Highlights
Triple
Main Deck Window
Superior
Suite

Antarctica Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent

Ushuaia
Day 1

Begin your journey in Ushuaia, upon arrival transfer from airport to your hotel. Spend the rest of this day exploring this bustling port city.

Ushuaia - Embark the Ocean Adventurer
Day 2

Late in the afternoon embark the Ocean Adventurer. Sail down the Beagle Channel during the night.

Breakfast, Dinner
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 3-4

While at sea attend lectures and presentations led by the Expedition Team, here you will learn about the wildlife, geology and the history of upcoming sites and landings. Head to the deck to sight wildlife or enjoy a drink at the bar.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Peninsula
Day 5-8

Be captivated by the unique and untouched landscape often leaving travellers speechless when they first arrive Antarctica. Days are spent on Zodiacs to explore local bays, channels and sites rich in history. There’s also an abundance of wildlife to observe and photograph.

There are colonies of different penguin species such as the chinstrap, Adelie and gentoo penguins that waddle along curiously. Watch the Weddell seals, fur and leopard seals that lay lazily on the banks of nearby waters. While on Zodiac’s, keep your eyes open for humpback and minke whales.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 9-10

Nearing the end of your journey as you head back across the Drake Passage. Take this time to reflect on the highlights of your trip as well as the final chance to spot seabirds and whales from the deck. In the meantime, enjoy presentations by the Expedition team celebrating your experiences during your final days at sea.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Disembark in Ushuaia
Day 11

Upon arrival in Ushuaia you will disembark in the morning depending on weather conditions. Take a group departure transfer to the airport for your forward flight.

Breakfast

Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake

Punta Arenas
Day 1

Begin your journey in Punta Arenas, upon arrival you will be greeted and take a group transfer to your hotel. Explore the city to see museums, restaurants or go shopping before heading to the hotel to enjoy a welcome dinner and briefing about embarkation day.

Dinner
Punta Areanas - King George Island - Embark the Ocean Adventurer
Day 2

After breakfast you will take a group transfer to the airport for your charter flight to King George Island crossing the legendary Drake Passage in a matter of hours. Catch your first glimpse of the Antarctic landscape as the plane descends for landing over the South Shetland Islands Once you arrive, you can explore the island before your Zodiac transfer to the Ocean Adventurer.

Breakfast, Dinner
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Day 3-6

The striking beauty and distance away from civilisation can leave you feeling awestruck or speechless when you first reach the ‘White Continent’. Everyday will be a new adventure as you’ll spend the next few days (weather permitting) Zodiac cruising to visit historical sites as well as getting close to the abundant wildlife raging from leopard seals, a variety of penguin species and witnessing the magnificent minke or humpback whales.

Consider going kayaking (extra cost) for an authentic water experience or an Antarctic plunge if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
King George Island - Disembark the Ocean Adventurer - Punta Arenas
Day 7

Say your final goodbyes to the Expedition Team before disembarking at King George Island. Here you will take your group charter flight back to Punta Arenas where you will be transferred back to a hotel. Reflect on the highlights of your trip at a local restaurant as you are free to explore the city tonight.

Breakfast
Punta Arenas
Day 8

Enjoy your last breakfast in Punta Arenas and make your own way to the airport for your forward flight home or continuing your travels in South America.

Breakfast

Antarctic Express: Peninsula in Depth

Punta Arenas
Day 1

Begin your journey in Punta Arenas, upon arrival you will be greeted and take a group transfer to your hotel. Explore the city to see museums, restaurants or go shopping before heading to the hotel to enjoy a welcome dinner and briefing about embarkation day.

Dinner
Punta Areanas - King George Island - Embark the Ocean Adventurer
Day 2

After breakfast you will take a group transfer to the airport for your charter flight to King George Island crossing the legendary Drake Passage in a matter of hours. Catch your first glimpse of the Antarctic landscape as the plane descends for landing over the South Shetland Islands Once you arrive, you can explore the island before your Zodiac transfer to the Ocean Adventurer.

Breakfast, Dinner
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Day 3-9

The striking beauty and distance away from civilisation can leave you feeling awestruck or speechless when you first reach the ‘White Continent’. Everyday will be a new adventure as you’ll spend the next few days (weather permitting) Zodiac cruising to visit historical sites as well as getting close to the abundant wildlife raging from leopard seals, a variety of penguin species and witnessing the magnificent minke or humpback whales.

Possible landings in the Antarctic Peninsula may include, Cuverville Island, the scenic Lemaire Channel, Neko Harbour and Port Lockroy to name a few sites. Among the South Shetland Islands you may visit Aitcho Islands, the cresent-shaped island known as Half-Moon Island, geothermal waters of Pendulum Cove, Yankee Harbour and Robert point  to name a few.

Consider going kayaking (extra cost) for an authentic water experience or an Antarctic plunge if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
King George Island - Disembark the Ocean Adventurer - Punta Arenas
Day 10

Say your final goodbyes to the Expedition Team before disembarking at King George Island. Here you will take your group charter flight back to Punta Arenas where you will be transferred back to a hotel. Reflect on the highlights of your trip at a local restaurant as you are free to explore the city tonight.

Breakfast
Punta Arenas
Day 11

Enjoy your last breakfast in Punta Arenas and make your own way to the airport for your forward flight home or continuing your travels in South America.

Breakfast

Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle

Punta Arenas
Day 1

Begin your journey in Punta Arenas, upon arrival you will be greeted and take a group transfer to your hotel. Explore the city to see museums, restaurants or go shopping before heading to the hotel to enjoy a welcome dinner and briefing about embarkation day.

Dinner
Punta Areanas - King George Island - Embark the Ocean Adventurer

After breakfast you will take a group transfer to the airport for your charter flight to King George Island crossing the legendary Drake Passage in a matter of hours. Catch your first glimpse of the Antarctic landscape as the plane descends for landing over the South Shetland Islands Once you arrive, you can explore the island before your Zodiac transfer to the Ocean Adventurer.

Breakfast, Dinner
Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Day 3-5

The striking beauty and distance away from civilisation can leave you feeling awestruck or speechless when you first reach the ‘White Continent’. Everyday will be a new adventure as you’ll spend the next few days (weather permitting) Zodiac cruising to visit historical sites as well as getting close to the abundant wildlife raging from leopard seals, a variety of penguin species and witnessing the magnificent minke or humpback whales.

Possible landings in the Antarctic Peninsula may include, Cuverville Island, the scenic Lemaire Channel, Neko Harbour and Port Lockroy to name a few sites. Among the South Shetland Islands you may visit Aitcho Islands, the cresent-shaped island known as Half-Moon Island, geothermal waters of Pendulum Cove, Yankee Harbour and Robert point  to name a few.

Consider going kayaking (extra cost) for an authentic water experience or an Antarctic plunge if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Antarctic Circle
Day 6-7

Few travellers have ever ventured this far south to cross the Antarctic Circle. As you cruise through the icy waters of this pristine paradise you may see orcas, seas, whales and colonies of penguins framed by towering ice bergs and crystal-like glaciers.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Northbound along the Peninsula
Day 8-9

Spend the next few days going on Zodiacs to visit sites and observing wildlife (weather dependant).

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
King George Island - Disembark the Ocean Adventurer - Punta Arenas
Day 10

Say your final goodbyes to the Expedition Team before disembarking at King George Island. Here you will take your group charter flight back to Punta Arenas where you will be transferred back to a hotel. Reflect on the highlights of your trip at a local restaurant as you are free to explore the city tonight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Punta Arenas
Day 11

Enjoy your last breakfast in Punta Arenas and make your own way to the airport for your forward flight home or continuing your travels in South America.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • Leadership throughout the voyage by an experienced Expedition Leader, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage
  • Beer and wine during dinner, coffee; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • All shore landings per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair pf waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port chargers 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
  • Starting and ending in Punta Arenas only - A group transfer in Punta Arenas from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • Starting and ending in Punta Arenas only - One night's pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast
  • Starting and ending in Punta Arenas only - A briefing dinner on Day 1 in Punta Arenas
  • Starting and ending in Punta Arenas only - A pre-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the hotel to the airport
  • Starting and ending in Punta Arenas only - Flight to and from King George Island
  • Starting and ending in Punta Arenas only - A post-expedition group transfer in Punta Arenas from the airport to the hotel
  • Starting and ending in Punta Arenas only - One night's post-expedition hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas with breakfast
  • Starting and ending in Ushuaia only - Group transfer 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 transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport

Tour Exclusions

  • For some specified departures, the purchase of a transfer package, including charter flight and hotel in conjunction with the expedition is mandatory
  • International airfares
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • 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
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated
  • Adventure options on expeditions (all weather dependent) that are not included in the cost of the voyage (eg. sea kayaking, paddling excursions, etc)

Tour Pricing

2019/2020 Season Itinerary (USD)
Departure Date
Voyage Type
Days
Start - End
Triple
Lower Deck Twin
Main Deck Porthole
Main Deck Window
Surperior
Deluxe
Suite
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Nov 12, 2109
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$7,895
$8,895
$9,795
$10,795
$11,795
$12,695
$13,995
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Nov 21, 2019
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$7,895
$8,895
$9,795
$10,795
$11,795
$12,695
$13,995
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Dec 03, 2019
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,795
$12,395
$13,395
$14,895
$16,395
$17,495
$19,395
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Dec 08, 2019
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,795
$12,395
$13,395
$14,895
$16,395
$17,495
$19,395
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Dec 13, 2019
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,795
$12,395
$13,395
$14,895
$16,395
$17,495
$19,395
Antarctic Express: Peninsula in Depth
Dec 18, 2019
Fly/Fly
11
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$17,495
$19,895
$21,795
$24,095
$26,295
$28,295
$31,095
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Dec 29, 2019
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$8,795
$9,895
$10,895
$11,995
$13,095
$14,195
$15,595
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Jan 10, 2020
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,795
$12,395
$13,395
$14,895
$16,395
$17,495
$19,395
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Jan 15, 2020
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,795
$12,395
$13,395
$14,895
$16,395
$17,495
$19,395
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle
Jan 25, 2020
Fly/Fly
11
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$17,495
$19,895
$21,795
$24,095
$26,295
$28,295
$31,095
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Explorers & Kings
Feb 14, 2020
Cruise
20
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$15,495
$17,595
$19,395
$21,395
$23,495
$25,395
$27,895
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Mar 03, 2020
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$7,895
$8,895
$9,795
$10,795
$11,795
$12,695
$13,995
2020/2021 Season Itinerary (USD)
Departure Date
Voyage Type
Days
Start - End
Triple
Lower Deck Twin
Main Deck Porthole
Main Deck Window
Surperior
Deluxe
Suite
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Explorers & Kings Early Booking Bonus Applies
Nov 16, 2020
Cruise
20
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$15,995
$17, 995
$19, 995
$21, 995
$23, 995
$25, 995
$27, 995
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake Early Booking Bonus Applies
Dec 07, 2020
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,495
$11,995
$13,495
$14,495
$15,995
$17,495
$18,995
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Dec 12, 2020
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,495
$11,995
$13,495
$14,495
$15,995
$17,495
$18,995
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Dec 17, 2020
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,495
$11,995
$13,495
$14,495
$15,995
$17,495
$18,995
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Dec 22, 2020
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,995
$12,495
$13,995
$15,495
$16,995
$18,495
$19,995
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Dec 27, 2020
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,995
$12,495
$13,995
$15,495
$16,995
$18,495
$19,995
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Jan 04, 2021
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$10,495
$11,995
$13,495
$14,495
$15,995
$17,495
$18,995
Antarctic Express: Fly the Drake
Jan 16, 2021
Fly/Fly
8
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$10,995
$12,495
$13,995
$15,495
$16,995
$18,495
$19,995
Antarctic Express: Crossing the Circle
Jan 26, 2021
Fly/Fly
11
Punta Arenas - Punta Arenas
$17,995
$19,995
$22,495
$24,495
$26,995
$29,495
$31,995
Antarctic Explorer: Discovering the 7th Continent
Feb 06, 2021
Cruise
11
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$8,495
$9,995
$10,995
$12,495
$13,495
$14,995
$15,995
Crossing the Circle: Southern Expedition Early Booking Bonus Applies
Feb 15, 2021
Cruise
14
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$10,495
$11,995
$13,495
$14,995
$15,995
$17,495
$18,995
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Explorers & Kings Early Booking Bonus Applies
Feb 14, 2021
Cruise
20
Ushuaia - Ushuaia
$15,995
$17,995
$19,995
$21,995
$23,995
$25,995
$27,995

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