Antarctic Circle

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Journey to the Antarctic Circle

We are currently taking bookings for our 2024 Photography Workshop to the Antarctic Circle.

Departing from Ushuaia
05 Feb - 18 Feb 2024 (14 Days / 13 Nights) 

It's truly the adventure of a lifetime.

Antarctica is one of the most extraordinary places on our planet. The wildlife and landscapes experienced present life in its rawest form. It is wild, remote and heartbreakingly beautiful. But most importantly, Antarctica is pristine - a natural reserve devoted to peace and science and offers the lucky few who visit the guaranteed experience of a lifetime.

Our expeditions are carefully curated to deliver you an unforgettable Antarctic adventure, which you will enjoy alongside leading nature photographer Craig Parry, who will share this journey and his unparalleled photography skills.

Join us as we venture to one of the planet’s final frontiers.

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A real Antarctic adventure

Immerse yourself in Antarctica with our ice-strengthened expedition vessel - equipped with a large fleet of Zodiacs for small group off-ship exploration.

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Cabin options for everyone

With over 10 choices of comfortable cabin styles, including plenty of options for solo travellers, our spacious range of cabins offers something to suit all guests and budgets.

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Science and sustainability

A Citizen Science Program is ingrained into all aspects of the expedition, ensuring you will leave Antarctica with a deep sense of understanding and appreciation of this polar wilderness.

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Adventure activities

Choose from a wide range of additional standalone adventure activities like camping, kayaking, snowshoeing or a day paddle.

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Wellness, at the Earth's edge

Rejuvenate your mind and body with an array of wellness facilities while onboard. Indulge in saunas, jacuzzi, saltwater pool and gym, join yoga and meditation classes or indulge in a massage or facial in the Spa.

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Space, space and more space

Whether you’re looking for a quiet corner to reflect, or a social space to mingle, there's plenty of options.

Workshop Overview

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1

Arrival in Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia is the most southerly city in the world and the capital of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire). It has a dramatic setting, surrounded by mountains to the north and the Beagle Channel to the south, making it a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic adventure.

Your cruise itinerary begins with an overnight stay in Ushuaia. If you arrive into Ushuaia early enough, the day is yours to explore. Avenida San Martin and the surrounding streets are where most hotels, shops, restaurants, cafes and tourist services are located.

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Day 2

Embarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

This morning is free for you to explore Ushuaia, giving you time to wander the streets of this quaint port town, or discover Tierra del Fuego National Park. Transfer to the pier of Ushuaia for embarkation in the late afternoon.

This evening we set sail through the Beagle Channel that was named after the British ship the HMS Beagle. This famous channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America, and is rich in wildlife. Keep a look out for Magellanic penguins, rock cormorants, petrels and black browed albatross from the deck as well as sea lion colonies.

Days 3-4

At sea, Drake Passage

As we leave the Beagle Channel, prepare yourself for potentially rough seas as we enter the legendary Drake Passage. This infamous and unpredictable channel of water separates the southernmost tip of South America from the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

It was named after the English explorer, Sir Frances Drake. As we head southwards, there is time to get to know your shipmates and get an insight into the excitement ahead with presentations on everything Antarctic - from the history and geology to the incredible wildlife. We will notice a drop in temperature as we cross the Antarctic Convergence and enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean. At the Antarctic Convergence, the colder polar waters flowing north meet the warmer equatorial waters flowing south. This mixing pushes nutrient rich waters to the surface, attracting a variety of seabirds, whales and other species. Look out through the panoramic observation windows or brave the elements outside on deck as you keep your eyes peeled for albatrosses flying overhead, icebergs and maybe even breaching whales.

Leaving the Antarctic Convergence in our wake, we continue south towards Antarctica, maybe making landfall by early evening on Day 4, if conditions are favourable. The first sighting of land always brings great excitement, and is often embraced as the true beginning of any Antarctic expedition.

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Days 5-8

South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

For the next four days we explore the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula that is famed for its majestic mountains, glaciers, imposing icebergs, icestrewn waters and abundance of wildlife. The scenery, wildlife and serene silence of Antarctica will enchant and enthral and you will soon realise why this region has captivated the attention of explorers and travellers for centuries.

Your days on the Antarctic Peninsula will form the core of your adventure. Every day will be different as we cruise by Zodiac amongst the beautifully sculpted icebergs and take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore local bays, channels and landing sites. Unpredictable weather and ice conditions mean that the itinerary will be flexible, but will make the most of wildlife sightings, as we aim to explore penguin rookeries, seal and bird colonies, whale feeding areas as well as visiting sites of historic and scientific interest and climbing to vantage points for panoramic views.

There is always something new or unexpected to see, with opportunities for kayaking, snowshoeing and photography with an expert, which means that your expedition will be a unique and personal experience and unlike any other. Enjoy the antics of thousands of curious penguins as you sit on pebbled beach, scout for whales and seals as you cruise by Zodiac, visit a research base, listen out for the mighty crack of a calvin glacier and maybe brave a polar plunge in the icy waters!

Days 9-10

The Antarctic Circle

If weather conditions are favourable, we will continue to push south, past vast icebergs, in the hope of reaching latitude 66°33’ S to cross the fabled Antarctic Circle.

This is a point that only a few intrepid travellers have reached, an impressive achievement and one worthy of a celebration! We will toast ourselves and toast the first explorers who ventured this far south. The area is home to Weddell seals and beautifully sculptured ice formations and we may see humpback whales and minke whales that feed on the krill-rich waters.

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Day 11

South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Heading north once more, we will continue to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, keeping a close watch for wildlife and scanning the waters for whale activity. Make the most of the on board facilities, and enjoy your final Zodiac excursions and shore landings.

Days 12-13

At sea, Drake Passage

We head back across the Drake Passage, a great opportunity to look for wildlife.

By the evening we hope to be
back in the tranquil waters of
the Beagle Channel, ensuring a
restful nights sleep on board.

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Day 14

Disembarkation, Ushuaia, Argentina

We are scheduled to arrive into Ushuaia early this morning, disembarking after a final breakfast aboard the vessel.

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight, or maybe spend a few days in Ushuaia.


With prices starting at USD $12,840 there are a number of comfortable cabin styles, including plenty of options for solo travellers, ensuring there is something to suit all guests and budgets.

Please contact us for options and pricing.

This cost includes:

  • Craig Parry as your accompanying photographic tutor
  • Expert support to organise your journey
  • All meals onboard the vessel including snacks
  • Use of onboard gym, sauna, pool, jacuzzi and yoga
  • Onboard lecture program from Expedition Team and Naturalists
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac cruising (except paid adventure options that have an additional cost)
  • Use of rubber boots on land and waterproof outer shell jacket
  • Insulated inner jacket, yours to keep at the end of your voyage
  • Transfer from Ushuaia airport to hotel (Day 1) and pre-night hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel accommodation to the vessel for embarkation
  • Transfer to Ushuaia airport on return to port
  • All port taxes

This cost does not include:

  • International or internal flights unless specified
  • Airport transfers, taxes and excess baggage charges unless specified
  • Meals other than those specified in the pre-departure information
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Paid adventure options and all personal expenses
  • Tobacco, alcoholic or special beverages
  • Miscellaneous extras
  • Laundry and communication charges
  • Medical care
  • Life jackets, waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and boots for minors under 16 years of age at time of travel
  • Waterproof outer shell jacket, insulated inner jacket and rubber boots for guests who require larger sizing
  • Gratuities for Expedition Team and crew

The vessel

The Ocean Endeavour allows you to explore Antarctica while enjoying the class and comfort of a four-star hotel. Featuring one Expedition Team member for every eight travellers, you can take full advantage of one of the best Expedition Team to passenger ratios in Antarctica, ensuring a greater level of personal service and more time with our onboard experts. Complete with contemporary interiors, lounges for learning and reflection, Zodiacs for remote exploration, breathtaking 360° views from the range of outer decks, an emphasis on sustainability and exciting activities, the Ocean Endeavour is ideally suited for polar expedition cruising.

During your expedition, the Ocean Endeavour will be your home away from home. Recommended for its inimitable sense of space, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of open and airy communal areas that allows you to bask in the unrivalled beauty of passing polar scenery.

Housing 10 different categories of cabins, the Ocean Endeavour appeals to clients of all ages and budgets. From single occupancy cabins to large double suites, there’s plenty of choices.

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Craig Parry has been hosting photography workshops for over a decade. He has taken guests to far flung corners of the world to share the beauty of our natural world, whilst offering bucket list experiences in a supportive environment.

Following are just a few testimonials takeouts.

"The communication was impeccable from the beginning of the booking process and the itinerary was seamless" 

"Craig shared his knowledge and helped us become confident with our camera and editing techniques. We learned so much and my husband and I were blown away with the photos that we took during the week"

"A bucket list experience, made even more incredible by Craig, Kate, our new friends and photographs that will last a lifetime. A thousand thank yous"

"Craig’s knowledge and expertise was extremely useful and his passion for wildlife photography is contagious. Could not recommend Craig’s photography workshops and tuition enough"

"His extensive photographic knowledge is coupled with an infectious enthusiasm to share his affinity with the ocean and these magnificent creatures. I say to anyone having thoughts about doing a workshop in Tonga with Craig – DO IT"

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For pricing and booking enquiries for our 2024 Antarctica Photography Workshop please contact us below.