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Antarctic Circle - M/V Polar Pioneer

To the South Shetland Isles and Antarctic Peninsula
From Ushuaia, navigate the Beagle Channel then head south across the Drake Passage and across the turbulent waters of the Antarctic Convergence. Continue to the peninsula and make our way to the Polar Circle, stopping along the way. Icecapped mountains, crevassed glaciers and endless white expanses herald our arrival in Antarctica. Possible landings include Paradise Harbour, Neko Harbour and
cruising Lemaire Channel. Scientific research stations and abandoned whaling stations will also be of interest. Conditions permitting, we'll attempt two excursions per day to explore the rich diversity of wildlife and potential wildlife sightings include gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, fur, leopard, Weddell and crabeater seals, minke and humpback whales - and possibly even orcas.

Tour Highlights

  • Come nose-to-beak with Adelie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins
  • Cross the Polar Circle - and head deep into Antarctica
  • Take photos of seals, walruses and myriad birdlife
  • See a variety of seal species including fur, Weddell and leopard
  • Sail alongside minke, humpback and orca whales


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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    Drake Passage

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    Antarctic Convergence and South Shetland Islands

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    Antarctic Peninsula

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    Antarctic Peninsula

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    Antarctic Peninsula

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    Antarctic Peninsula

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    Antarctic Peninsula

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    Antarctic Peninsula

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    King George Island to Punta Arenas

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    Punta Arenas

Tour notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the Antarctic Circle - M/V Polar Pioneer tour available at present.

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Included meals 10 9 10
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Zodiac, Polar Pioneer
9 nights Comfortable Boat
1 night Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Expedition Crew, Naturalist(s)
Ship Description
Onboard the expedition ship you'll find a diversity of international cuisines prepared and catered by professional chefs; all meals are included in the price of your expedition. Dining is casual in one of two dining rooms. There is always a selection of different meals available, and vegetarians will find plenty of options. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notice, please advise us at time of confirmation. Coffee, tea and water are all provided free of charge. All other beverages, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, are not included and can be purchased in the bar.