Trip reference number: 2855

Trip Operator: Wildlife Worldwide

Weddell Sea Explorer

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This voyage follows in the wake (and footsteps) of Sir Ernest Shackleton and travels to one of Antarctica's hidden gems, the Weddell Sea.

The itinerary sails into a land of icebergs, whose volcanic islands are a haven for birdlife and a great place to experience wildlife amid stunning scenery.

En route to your destination, there should be good whale watching opportunities in these feeding grounds for humpback whales. You'll also explore the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and its offshore islands on a series of exciting excursions including Paulet Island, Brown Bluff and even the southerly Snow Hill Island, where you will observe Weddell and elephant seals, seabirds and penguins.

A typical Weddell Sea Explorer itinerary is shown below, however durations vary depending on expedition vessel and date.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Embark in Ushuaia & set sail
  2. Days 2-3: Cross the Drake Passage to the Atlantic Convergence
  3. Days 4-6: Explore the Weddell Sea
  4. Days 7-9: Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
  5. Days 10-11: Sail back across the Drake Passage
  6. Day 12: Arrive in Ushuaia & disembark

Please note: Exact itinerary and duration will depend on your chosen vessel, departure date and local conditions.

  • Available*: Nov to Mar
  • Group size: Varies according to vessel
  • Price excluding international flights: From £6,800 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Accommodation in twin-share cabin
    • All meals on board ship
    • Guided shore excursions


This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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