Breathtaking Views of Icebergs & Glaciated Mountains Snowshoeing, Penguins, Seals and more!
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
Location: Start in Punta Arenas, Chile, and end in Ushuaia, Argentina
Budget: from $6,455+ for Category 4 Room
Join us for an 11 day trip around Antarctica, the White Continent. Set sail aboard the comfortable and spacious polar expedition vessel, the Ocean Endeavor. Embark in Puntas Arenas at the southern tip of South America and conquer the famed Drake Passage to bring you to the spectacular frozen wilderness of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Explore the natural environment and closeup encounters with wildlife on our forward-facing zodiacs and on foot. Get expert insights to capture the best image in the market-leading Photography Workshops.
I am partnering with Chimu Adventures to bring a group of adventurous souls to Antarctica. I have never been to Antarctica before, but I am ready to check off this bucket list destination with some other bad-ass travelers! Want to join? We already have 30+ people signed up!
The average price for an Antarctica trip is between $8,000-$10,000, but I am happy to offer discounted spots for $6,455 for a Category 4 (twin bed with port window) room. I’ve been waiting to see prices like this! This is an exclusive offer for anyone who joins the #FollowTheFro tour.
Note: There are limited spaces! Book now before the discounted rooms sell out.
Dates: Nov 2 – 12, 2021.
DAY 1 & 2: PUNTA ARENAS, Chile
On arrival at Punta Arenas Airport, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall, where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. He/she will be holding a sign. Should you not be able to contact them, please refer to the emergency contact details of our representative office. Start your journey by exploring the charming streets and rugged coastline of Punta Arenas, Chile on the shores of the historic Strait of Magellan. Established on the wealth of the Patagonian wool export industry, the town’s splendour has been continued by a shift in focus to facilitating Antarctic exploration and research. It’s from the Punta Arenas post office that Sir Robert Falcon Scott penned his 400 letters announcing his return from the Antarctic and the town also hosted Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men for the closure of their harrowing Endurance expedition – all of which and more is detailed in the town’s newly built $50million International Antarctic Centre. Adorned with an ice-like facade and an homage to Shackleton’s adventurous spirit – the centre’s museum will be a brilliant opportunity to learn about the history, ice and animals that await you on the voyage ahead. At the town’s port, the Ocean Endeavour eagerly awaits our traverse of the Strait of Magellan before turning south for the legendary Drake Passage.
DAY 3 & 4: AT SEA, DRAKE PASSAGE
At sea, the rare and gracious albatross and other sea birds will escort our vessel toward the frozen continent. While out on-board team of experts introduce you to the Antarctic through lectures and workshops, the Ocean Endeavour’s spacious bridge provides a warm viewing station for spotting whales and other marine mammals. At night, the expedition team offer tales of their journeys in the south and we invite you to get to know your shipmates at the bar or in the lounge.
DAY 5 – 8: ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
On the morning of the fifth day of our voyage, large icebergs and the shape of the volcanic South Shetland Islands can be seen from the Ocean Endeavour’s bridge. We’ll spend the day exploring this Antarctic archipelago – a string of islands that is frequented by chinstrap penguins, elephant seals and fur seals. The feeling of a true expedition will come to life as we take to the water in our fleet of zodiacs and make our first Antarctic excursion. Over the coming days, we’ll voyage further south across the Bransfield strait and into the icy coves of continental Antarctic Peninsula. Sprawling gentoo penguin colonies will provide for a sensory immersion into the continent’s ecology and the seals and whales that thrive in these waters will be a highlight of our first few landings and zodiac cruises. It’s also here that the true extent of Antarctic glacial ice can be witnessed. Famous sites like Neko Harbour, Orne Harbour or Skontorp Cove will draw the captain’s gaze as we seek the region’s most stunning icy vistas for ice camping, snowshoeing and sea kayaking adventures. As well as sites rich in natural history, we will also endeavour to visit a working science base as well as seek out historic huts and landmarks that punctuate the white wilderness.
DAY 9 & 10: AT SEA, DRAKE PASSAGE
Following a dazzling four days on the Antarctic Peninsula, the bow of the Ocean Endeavour will point north for Cape Horn. During the hours sailing for South America, lectures and workshops in photo editing will make sure your photographic memories of the days past are polished and stored safely. And for the final evenings’ programming, an Antarctic quiz will test your knowledge of all you’ve learned about the continent and its inhabitants, an Antarctic auction will give you the chance to give back to conservation and other efforts in the region and just before we arrive in Ushuaia, a voyage slideshow will recap all we’ve enjoyed along the way.
DAY 11 – Disembarkation in USHUAIA, argentina
Once we’ve waved goodbye to the Ocean Endeavour to the backdrop of Ushuaia’s surrounding mountain peaks, you will be free to explore the world’s most southern city – a gorgeous collection of cobblestone streets all within walking distance of wilderness hiking tails, glaciers and vistas of the historic Beagle channel. Gaze over your ship once last time from the heights of the Martial Glacier or opt for a more subdued experience in one of the main street’s cosy cafes. PLEASE NOTE: You are advised not to book a flight out of Ushuaia before midday on disembarkation day, in case of delays caused by unfavourable weather conditions.
Prices – Book now to get up to 25% off
I have bolded all the best value deals. The higher the category, the nicer the room. I recommend booking Category 5, 6, or 8.
|Cabin Type||Berths Available||Retail Price||Discounted Price|
|Cat 1 – Interior Single||5+||$6,995||No Discount|
|Cat 4 – Twin Porthole||10||$7,595||$6,455 (15% off)|
|Cat 5 – Twin Window||4||$8,395||$6,716 (20% off)|
|Cat 5A – Single Window||3||$12,595||$10,076 (20% off)|
|Cat 6 – Comfort Twin||2||$8,995||$7,196 (20% off)|
|Cat 7 – Select Twin||SOLD OUT||$9,995||$7,996 (20% off)|
|Cat 8 – Superior Double||4||$10,495||$7,872 (25% off)|
|Cat 9 – Junior Suite||4||$11,495||$8,622 (25% off)|
|Cat 10 – Owners Suite||2||$11,995||$8,997 (25% off)|
- All meals onboard the vessel including snacks
- Onboard lecture program (all voyages) from expedition staff and naturalists
- All onshore excursions and Zodiac cruising (excluding optional activities with cost)
- Free use of rubber boots on land and use of waterproof outer shell jacket
- Pre-night accommodation prior to embarkation, breakfast and transfer to The Ocean Endeavour for embarkation
- Transfer to airport on return to port
- Use of gym, sauna, pool and onboard Jacuzzi
- Onboard yoga
- All Port taxes
- Airfares to/from embarkation and disembarkation city
- Visa and passport expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
- Personal expenses such as laundry, on-board communication (telephone calls, faxes, email service)
- Gratuities for the crew (recommended US$15 per person per day)
- Optional activities like Sea Kayaking whilst onboard
- Entry to the International Antarctic Centre in Punta Arenas
Why Go On This Tour?
1. Best Value
The price for a cabin on the Ocean Endeavour is unbeatable. It will be hard to find a lower price for the same quality of the trip. All trips in the 2022 and 2023 seasons are significantly more expensive
2. Best Expedition Staff to Passenger ratio (1:8) in Antarctica
A large fleet of Zodiacs (boats that transfer guests from the ship to land) enables all passengers to be off the ship at the same time
3. Strict Sustainable Travel Policy
All cruises are carbon offset, seafood is sustainably sourced, and there’s an aim to eliminate single-use plastic on board.
4. Connect With Other Adventurous Souls
Come and make life-long friends. We will have an epic group of people together. Face it – if someone is signing up to visit Antarctica, they must have a fun wanderlust spirit.
5. Ocean Endeavor is a Great Boat!
The Ocean Endeavour is the ultimate expedition cruising ship. Strong, stable, and with plenty of creature comforts, you will feel at home. A huge range of activities both on and off the ship make her versatile and appealing to clients of all ages and budgets. The large Zodiac fleet, with boarding on both sides of the vessel, makes for fast embarkation and disembarkation.
Book The Tour Below!
To book the “Follow The Fro To Antarctica Tour,” click here to fill out the interest form.
This tour has limited space remaining — book soon to avoid disappointment! A $1000 deposit is required to reserve your spot.
If you have any pressing questions or just want to learn more about the tour from Kesi herself, send an email to email@example.com
1. Is there a payment plan and what is the refund policy?
A deposit of $1000 is due to confirm your spot. The final payment is due 95 days prior to departure.
If you are unable to join the voyage due to government travel restrictions, virus-related illness, or restrictions placed upon the shipowners or local port authorities, Chimu will re-accommodate you on a future voyage within the next 12 months from the original date of departure. This decision must be made 95 days prior to depature.
Travel With Kesi
On this trip, you’ll be traveling with Kesi Irvin as your host. Kesi loves to enterntain others and promises to bring together a eclectic group of fun-loving adventerous spirits. I hope you are ready to learn new cards games, make new friends, and travel to an untouched land!