The Antarctic Peninsula is Antarctica’s northernmost point, making it the most accessible location for most travelers. The Peninsula is an extension of the Andes Mountain range with rugged snow covered peaks and mountains blanketed by glaciers. Guests will have the chance to see icebergs in all shapes & sizes, glaciers in every direction, and plenty of wildlife. 

There are three species of brushtail penguins along the Peninsula (gentoos, chinstraps and adélies), with gentoos being the most common. Leopard, Weddell, Fur, Crabeater and Southern Elephant seals may be seen patrolling the waters, relaxing on ice floes or on shore. The krill rich waters are the summer feeding grounds for Humpback, Minke and Orca whales. When sailing the Drake Passage it’s common to see several species of large seabirds including albatrosses with their impressive wingspans up to 13 feet wide.

The Antarctic Peninsula is accessed by ship from Ushuaia, Argentina or by plane from Punta Arenas, Chile.