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Antarctic Expedition Cruise

13 Day Trip

Southern Sea Ventures is returning to the Antarctic aboard the Polar Pioneer. 

Since our first expedition to Antarctica in 1998, we have been a world leader in facilitating intimate and immersive experiences in this spectacular area of the world. We introduced and ran the first kayaking programs in Antarctica, much of that aboard the sturdy explorer, the Polar Pioneer. Our knowledge and expertise in exploring this destination by sea is second to none.

Our chosen vessel is the only 50 passenger vessels operating in the waters of the Antarctic peninsula. The Polar Pioneer is tough, nimble and quick to load and unload so you can maximise your adventure, which makes her the perfect base for skiing, kayaking and the intimate exploration of the Antarctic.


For those who prefer lower levels of activity but are still there for the adventure, join our trip aboard the polar pioneer and enjoy at least two outings per day to cruise in zodiacs, explore a series of wonder landing sites with a very small group and soak up your surrounds ashore. We have an exceptional team of passionate polar experts to help you enjoy and understand the regions wildlife, geology, flora and history onboard with our lecturer or while out adventuring.

Cruise & Kayak

Antarctica is fast becoming known as one of the best destinations in the world to be in a kayak. While the Antarctic is known for being wild, we will paddle in a wide range of largely sheltered waterways. Using our sturdy base camp the Polar Pioneer, we will select the best locations to take our kayaks on the water. We will paddle any time the weather allows and will offer at least one extended day of paddling, starting in one location and having the ship collect us in another destination. Don’t miss this opportunity to paddle with penguins in one of the world’s most remote destinations.

Cruise & Ski

For the experienced, pack your skis and a pick a line from a near infinite array of mountains rising from the sea. The opportunity to ski in the world’s most spectacular backcountry region is an experience few have had the fortune to enjoy. Join our experienced polar ski guides to experience the thrill of backcountry skiing across a range of locations on the Antarctic Peninsula.


Easy – Moderate

This trip is suitable for active individuals with a thirst for adventure. The kayaking option suits paddlers with some kayak experience.


20 December – 1 January (2024)


From US$11,975.00 per person

*Prices above are exclusive of optional activity supplements.

*Final price will depend on cabin chosen.


Hotel accommodation (twin share) in Ushuaia, Transfer from hotel to ship, Transfer from ship to airport in Ushuia at the end of the trip, Eight nights ship accommodation – all public areas are open to all passengers, All meals on board ship, A welcome toast and captains drinks, All shore excursions from the ship including Zodiacs, Lectures, videos, slide and film shows, Expedition guide services, Port taxes and port charges imposed by government authorities, Medical services – there is a resident doctor and well-equipped clinic on board, The price comprises the trip cost plus a surcharge if you choose the kayaking option. This surcharge covers use of a drysuit, all your paddling and kayak equipment and the services of a professional polar sea kayak guide, Tips on board for crew and service personnel


Any flights unless listed in the itinerary, Single supplements, Visa, passport and vaccination charges and airport departure taxes, Hotels and meals not included in the voyage itinerary, Optional excursions not included in voyage itinerary, Laundry, personal clothing, medical expenses, personal travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as bar charges and phone/email charges, Emergency evacuation charges, Alcohol unless specified

20 December

Overnight in the group hotel-Ushuaia, Argentina.

21 December

Embark Polar Pioneer at 4pm.

22 December

Crossing the Drake Passage.

23 December

Approaching the Antarctic Peninsula.

24-29 December

Explore the Antarctic Peninsula.

30 December

Crossing the Drake passage.

31 December

Bring in the New Year on the Beagle Channel.

1 January

Disembark Ushuaia at 9am.

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