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Dallmann Bay, Antarctica

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Benefit from 50+ years of inside know-how

Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. Exploring Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons to go. See scores of penguins and whales. Fall under the spell of sculptural ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And add the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration. Over 50 years ago, Lars-Eric Lindblad took the first group of "citizen" explorers to Antarctica in 1966. Since then the Lindblad family has operated hundreds of Antarctic expeditions. This is a level of “institutional” experience that ensures your safety and a rich encounter with the region that no one else can offer.

 

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(11) Antarctica Itineraries

NOTE: For expeditions departing April 2024 onward, Day 1 of our itineraries will no longer reflect “departure from the U.S.” and will reflect “arrival to the city” where your expedition begins.  Durations of expeditions will remain unchanged. More details. 

Antarctica

Patagonia

Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords

Duration

20 days
  1. Feb
  2. Mar
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

From

$25,715

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

Patagonia

Antarctica and Patagonia: Legendary Ice and Epic Fjords

Duration

20 days
  1. Feb
  2. Mar
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

From

$25,715

Top Highlights

  • Seek out Antarctica’s iconic wildlife – including penguins, seals, and orcas
  • Marvel at incandescent icebergs using our fleet of kayaks and Zodiacs
  • Navigate Chile’s coastal fjords and explore spectacular Glacier Alley, where monumental glaciers calve into the sea

Antarctica

Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage

Duration

10 days
  1. Jan
  2. Nov
  3. Dec

From

$8,066

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage

Duration

10 days
  1. Jan
  2. Nov
  3. Dec

From

$8,066

Top Highlights

  • Get a head start on your Antarctica experience by flying across the Drake Passage from Puerto Natales to King George Island, landing at the Chilean research station which permanently operates there
  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of top naturalists and the most experienced polar captains in Antarctica, with more than 55 years of expedition heritage
  • Hike amid magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and observe a parade of gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins

Antarctica

Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage 10-Day

Duration

10 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

From

$13,195

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage 10-Day

Duration

10 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

From

$13,195

Top Highlights

  • Get a head start on your Antarctica experience by flying across the Drake Passage from Puerto Natales to King George Island, landing at the Chilean research station which permanently operates there
  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of top naturalists and the most experienced polar captains in Antarctica, with more than 55 years of expedition heritage
  • Hike amid magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and observe a parade of gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins

Antarctica

Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage 9-Day

Duration

9 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

From

$10,975

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage 9-Day

Duration

9 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

From

$10,975

Top Highlights

  • Get a head start on your Antarctica experience by flying across the Drake Passage from Puerto Natales to King George Island, landing at the Chilean research station which permanently operates there
  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of top naturalists and the most experienced polar captains in Antarctica, with more than 55 years of expedition heritage
  • Hike amid magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and observe a parade of gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins

Antarctica

Antarctica Direct: Sail and Fly the Drake Passage

Duration

10 days
  1. Jan
  2. Nov
  3. Dec

From

$9,673

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

Antarctica Direct: Sail and Fly the Drake Passage

Duration

10 days
  1. Jan
  2. Nov
  3. Dec

From

$9,673

Top Highlights

  • Experience it all—cruise the legendary Drake Passage aboard the National Geographic Explorer and then enjoy the ease of returning on our 2-hour direct flight from King George Island to Puerto Natales
  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of top naturalists, and the most experienced polar captains in Antarctica, with more than 55 years of expedition heritage
  • Hike amid magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and observe a parade of gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins

Antarctica

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

Duration

24 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Oct
  4. Nov

From

$26,304

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

Duration

24 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Oct
  4. Nov

From

$26,304

Top Highlights

  • Explore three distinct regions and benefit from our 50-plus years of experience here
  • Scan the skies for bird species and keep an eye on the sea for fin whales, southern right whales, and blue whales
  • Trace the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s fateful journey in 1914 aboard Endurance, and toast his gravesite in South Georgia

Antarctica

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

Duration

14 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

From

$15,178

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent

Duration

14 days
  1. Jan
  2. Feb
  3. Nov
  4. Dec

From

$15,178

Top Highlights

  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of a team of top naturalists celebrating Lindblad’s 50-plus years of expedition heritage
  • Hike on magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and watch for gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins
  • Kayak in protected waters, paddling as penguins swim nearby

Antarctica

New Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Duration

16 days

From

$26,974

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

New Quest for the Antarctic Circle

Duration

16 days

From

$26,974

Top Highlights

  • Discover four stunningly beautiful wilderness regions aboard the ultimate polar ship, which provides unprecedented access, opens up unexplored opportunities in polar environments, and makes polar travel safe, smooth, thrilling, and luxurious
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle to explore the Deep South of the continent. Marvel at the power and dexterity of the National Geographic Endurance as we sail along the ice edge
  • Paddle a kayak in pristine bays, and Zodiac cruise amid the bergs
  • Witness the amazing sight of 1,000,000 breeding pairs of chinstrap penguins on Zavodovski Island in the South Sandwich chain

Antarctica

South Georgia and the Falklands

Duration

19 days
Feb

From

$23,971

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

South Georgia and the Falklands

Duration

19 days
Feb

From

$23,971

Top Highlights

  • Hike in the footsteps of “the Boss,” Sir Ernest Shackleton, and toast his gravesite in South Georgia
  • Witness the spectacle of tens of thousands stately king penguins in South Georgia and observe magnificent albatross in the Falklands
  • Explore the ice by Zodiac and paddle a kayak amid curious fur seals

Antarctica

Australia and New Zealand

Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands

Duration

22 days
  1. Nov
  2. Dec

From

$28,962

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

Australia and New Zealand

Southern Odyssey: New Zealand and the Subantarctic Islands

Duration

22 days
  1. Nov
  2. Dec

From

$28,962

Top Highlights

  • Get immersed in beauty: scenic beaches and lush native forests in the North Island and deep fjords and dramatic landscapes in the South Island
  • Discover the history and dynamic culture of New Zealand and the Māori people.
  • Explore the sub-Antarctic islands which remain almost completely protected from human activity and are home to a diverse collection of endemic plant and animal species

Antarctica

Patagonia

New and Noteworthy

New Wild Coasts of Argentina, South Georgia and the Falklands

Duration

25 days
Oct

From

$44,746

Prices are per person

Highlights

Antarctica

Patagonia

New and Noteworthy

New Wild Coasts of Argentina, South Georgia and the Falklands

Duration

25 days
Oct

From

$44,746

Top Highlights

  • Travel aboard National Geographic Endurance to experience the stunning beauty of Argentina’s rugged east coast and isles of the South Atlantic
  • Seek out the whale-rich waters of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Peninsula Valdés to observe southern right whales in their annual breeding grounds—one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles
  • Capture the windswept beauty of the Falkland Islands—and the albatrosses, penguins, and sea lions that inhabit this remote archipelago—with guidance from a National Geographic photographer

Expedition Highlights

Exploring Antarctica, the wildness of South Georgia, and the rugged Falklands should be a pinnacle event in any traveler's life. Key to your experience is our fleet: top-tier Ice Class vessels, purpose designed and built to venture deep into the ice in comfort and safety. Go with an expedition team hand-picked for their knowledge of polar natural history and their ice skills, with state-of-the-art tools at your fingertips for unparalleled exploration. Observe the antics of penguins. Kayak ice-choked waters. Hike a hillside for a spectacular, otherworldly view of massive ice sheets. Search for whales, and see leopard seals lounging on the ice. Go with the freedom to choose how you want to explore.

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When you travel with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic, you'll enjoy exclusive experiences on every departure, featuring renowned individuals from the worlds of science, exploration, literature, music, photography, culture, and more—thoughtfully curated to enrich your expedition.

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National Geographic Global Explorers Program

Witness the discovery in your child’s eyes, whether they’re gazing at the grooves of an iceberg or watching penguins from a Zodiac. Moments like these are abundant on our Journey to Antarctica: The White Continent—with our National Geographic Global Explorers Program for kids and teens 18 and under.

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Discover

Discover Antarctica

Glass calm seas and warm air greeted the morning in the Beagle Channel. A suite of sea birds flew by in the morning light as sea lions passed us by. Taking the same route Darwin took on the namesake ship of this channel, it’s easy to see what aspects of the natural world might have captivated him here.

Steve Backus, Naturalist, January 21, 2022

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Very much enjoyed the presentation by the killer whale researchers, and your efforts to support their work are laudable. Photo guidance and inspiration were HELPFUL. I actually learned things I could apply to future trips! Finally, your efforts to locate and maneuver to find wildlife added immensely to the experience.
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On my first visit to Antarctica, I didn’t sleep for two days—I was so mesmerized as our ship crunched through the sea ice. It was unending ice. The size, the shapes, the color.

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