This expedition offers you the most in-depth exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula. Extended time in the region allows you to go beyond the Antarctic Peninsula and venture south of the Antarctic Circle, home to fantastic ice formations and wildlife including the Weddell seal. You’ll enjoy more time for communing with penguins and visits to less-frequented landing sites.
Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- Be one of the few travellers to venture to 66 degrees 33.7 minutes South;
- Visit historic research stations in Marguerite Bay;
- Witness the abundant Antarctic wildlife, including penguins, seals, whales and more;
- Experience the Western Peninsula highlights and visit iconic landing sites; and
- Learn about Antarctica’s geology and wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists.
Day 1 — Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2 — Charter Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, Argentina and Embarkation
Days 3 and 4 — Crossing the Drake Passage
Days 5 to 7 — The Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
Days 8 and 9 — The Antarctic Circle
Days 10 and 11 — Northbound Along the Peninsula
Days 12 and 13 — Drake Passage to Ushuaia
Day 14 — Disembark in Ushuaia, for charter flight back to Buenos Aires
Pre- and Post-Trip Options Extend Your Stay
Getting to the Antarctic can be just as much fun as being there. Quark offers multiple travel packages that enable you to see more of the world before and after your Antarctic adventure.
Savour a spectacular bottle of Malbec with fine Argentine steak, explore street art in colourful San Telmo or experience the world-class shopping on Avenida Florida. Discover the elegant beauty of Buenos Aires, a city that melds European charm with the frenzied pace of Latin life. This package includes a guided tour of the city’s impressive highlights, from the quaint, cobbled plazas to its most sophisticated neighbourhoods. In the evening, you will enjoy a spectacular dinner and tango show with a live orchestra. Please contact a Quark Polar Travel Adviser for pricing.
Say Hello to the Captain and Crew
During your voyage you may be invited to visit the Bridge, where you can observe how the Captain and officers sail and navigate the ship. A map of your expedition path will be available, so you can see exactly where you have been.
Committed to Environmentally Responsible Tourism
Quark Expeditions is profoundly committed to environmentally responsible tourism. We do everything we can to lighten our ecological footprint by working to reduce and minimize our carbon emissions. In addition to raising funds for the protection of polar environments and wildlife, Quark is an avid participant in Clean-up Svalbard, where we engage our guests in the program to clean up the beach debris on Spitsbergen trips.
Is there a Doctor in the house?
What happens if I get sick on board? All our vessels have a clinic and carry an English speaking doctor. Should you fall ill, the doctor will refer to the medical forms that you completed and returned to us, therefore it is vital that the information you provide is complete and accurate.