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Ocean Adventurer

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Ocean Adventurer

Ocean Adventurer

Discover the beauty of the polar regions aboard the newly renovated Ocean Adventurer. This 128-passenger vessel offers ample outdoor deck space, cozy social spots, and even an outdoor jacuzzi for guests to relax while enjoying the stunning views. Following a multi-million-dollar renovation by a team of marine architects, engineers, and polar expedition specialists, the Ocean Adventurer boasts a contemporary new look and feel throughout the ship. Adding new cabins, suites, soft furnishings, and brand-new bathrooms, along with remodeled common areas, such as the Lounge and Dining Room, enhance guests’ comfort and experience.

Technical enhancements include two new Rolls Royce engines, which increase fuel efficiency and minimize the carbon footprint, making Ocean Adventurer an eco-friendly choice for travelers. The upgrades have made Ocean Adventurer a favorite among Quark Expeditions’ guests, who appreciate the intimacy and charm of the vessel. This vessel won the prestigious Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Overall Small Cruise Ship, with 500 passengers or under.

Embark on a voyage like no other, and experience the beauty of the polar regions on Ocean Adventurer. Whether it’s watching playful penguins and seals or experiencing the majesty of towering icebergs up close, guests are sure to be captivated by the beauty of the polar regions. With its new upgrades and amenities, Ocean Adventurer promises to provide an unforgettable journey to the ends of the earth.

 
Ocean Adventurer is one of our preferred ships when travelling in GALAPAGOS

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Port of Ushuaia

Port of Ushuaia

Start your journey in the bustling port town of Ushuaia, Argentina. Explore the southern extent of Patagonia with a hike in the mountains or a visit to a café for some handcrafted chocolate.


Day 2 - Port of Ushuaia

Port of Ushuaia

In the late afternoon, embark on your vessel and sail down the historic Beagle Channel. As you depart, feel the anticipation of the journey ahead as you prepare to reach the world’s most southern continent.


Day 3 to 4 - Drake Passage

Drake Passage

Spend your days at sea with presentations from your Expedition Team on photography, wildlife, glaciology, and history. Take time to look for wildlife or chat with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.


Day 5 to 8 - South Shetland Islands - Antarctica Peninsula

South Shetland Islands

Reach the White Continent and experience a sense of awe and reverence. Each day, take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore glaciated bays, channels, and landing sites. Visit research stations, hike the Antarctic landscape, and consort with chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo penguins. Look out for Weddell, fur, crabeater, and leopard seals, as well as humpback, minke, and orca whales. Enjoy the serene silence of Antarctica and the noisy interludes of penguins squabbling over pebbles or the boom and crack of a calving glacier.

Antarctica Peninsula

Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula is where most travelers spend all their time on the continent and is the highlight of most Antarctica trips.


Day 9 to 10 - Drake Passage

Drake Passage

On the return journey across the Drake Passage, take in the crisp Antarctic air and watch for seabirds and whales. Enjoy presentations from your Expedition Team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.


Day 11 - Port of Ushuaia

Port of Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, allowing you to continue your adventure onward or catch your flights home.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

Begin your adventure in Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated city in southern Patagonia. You will have time to explore museums, restaurants, and shops before meeting your Quark Expeditions representative at the official starting point hotel for a welcome dinner and briefing about your embarkation day.


Day 2 - Antarctica

Antarctica

Take a charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica, crossing the Drake Passage in just two hours. You will land in the South Shetland Islands, and from there, you will be transferred by Zodiac to your ship to sail to the Antarctic Peninsula. You will have the unique opportunity to see the stunning landscapes of Antarctica from your plane as it descends for landing.


Day 3 to 5 - Antarctica Peninsula - South Shetland Islands - South Shetland Islands

Antarctica Peninsula

Enjoy the daily land excursions and Zodiac cruises. You will walk on beaches dotted with penguins, take hikes to penguin rookeries, and search for whales and icebergs. Each landing is different, presenting new sights and photo opportunities. You will wake up each day ready for adventure and the chance to see apex predators like leopard seals and orcas in action.

South Shetland Islands



South Shetland Islands

Close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands are a highlight of most Antarctic cruises.


Day 6 to 7 - Antarctic Circle

Antarctic Circle

Visit the Antarctic Circle and continue exploring the stunning landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica.


Day 8 to 9 - Antarctica Peninsula

Antarctica Peninsula

Travel north along the western Antarctic Peninsula, with opportunities to see seabirds, seals, and whales that you may have missed on your journey south.


Day 10 - King George Island

King George Island

Disembark at King George Island and take a two-hour flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Once you arrive, you are free to explore the city or the hotel on your own and reminisce about your adventure.


Day 11 - Punta Arenas Airport

Punta Arenas Airport

After breakfast depart Punta Arenas either continuing your travels or heading to the airport for your homeward flights.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

Begin your journey in Punta Arenas, the bustling hub of southern Patagonia. Spend your free time exploring the city's museums, restaurants, and shops. Meet with a Quark Expeditions® representative in the afternoon for a welcome dinner and a briefing on your embarkation day.


Day 2 - King George Island

King George Island

Take a two-hour charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica, crossing the Drake Passage and landing on King George Island. Board your ship and sail towards the Antarctic Peninsula, where stunning landscapes and wildlife await.


Day 3 to 6 - Antarctica Peninsula - South Shetland Islands

Antarctica Peninsula

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Antarctica firsthand. Your expert Expedition Team will provide insights into the region's history, glaciology, and wildlife. Each day, you'll embark on exciting excursions, from Zodiac cruises and hikes to penguin rookeries, to spotting whales and leopard seals. Capture unforgettable photos and memories of this unique and unforgettable travel experience.



South Shetland Islands

Close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands are a highlight of most Antarctic cruises.


Day 7 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

Your expedition comes to an end as you disembark at King George Island and take a flight back to Punta Arenas. Spend the evening reminiscing about your adventure in the city or at your hotel.


Day 8 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

After breakfast, continue your travels or make your way to the airport for your homeward flight.


Day to Day Itinerary

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Port of Ushuaia

Port of Ushuaia

Start your journey in the bustling port town of Ushuaia, Argentina. Explore the southern extent of Patagonia with a hike in the mountains or a visit to a café for some handcrafted chocolate.


Day 2 - Port of Ushuaia

Port of Ushuaia

In the late afternoon, embark on your vessel and sail down the historic Beagle Channel. As you depart, feel the anticipation of the journey ahead as you prepare to reach the world’s most southern continent.


Day 3 to 4 - Drake Passage

Drake Passage

Spend your days at sea with presentations from your Expedition Team on photography, wildlife, glaciology, and history. Take time to look for wildlife or chat with your shipmates over a drink at the bar.


Day 5 to 8 - South Shetland Islands - Antarctica Peninsula

South Shetland Islands

Reach the White Continent and experience a sense of awe and reverence. Each day, take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore glaciated bays, channels, and landing sites. Visit research stations, hike the Antarctic landscape, and consort with chinstrap, Adélie, and gentoo penguins. Look out for Weddell, fur, crabeater, and leopard seals, as well as humpback, minke, and orca whales. Enjoy the serene silence of Antarctica and the noisy interludes of penguins squabbling over pebbles or the boom and crack of a calving glacier.

Antarctica Peninsula

Stretching up from the heart of the world’s southernmost continent, the Antarctic Peninsula is where most travelers spend all their time on the continent and is the highlight of most Antarctica trips.


Day 9 to 10 - Drake Passage

Drake Passage

On the return journey across the Drake Passage, take in the crisp Antarctic air and watch for seabirds and whales. Enjoy presentations from your Expedition Team and celebrate the experiences shared exploring Antarctica.


Day 11 - Port of Ushuaia

Port of Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia in the morning, allowing you to continue your adventure onward or catch your flights home.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

Begin your adventure in Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated city in southern Patagonia. You will have time to explore museums, restaurants, and shops before meeting your Quark Expeditions representative at the official starting point hotel for a welcome dinner and briefing about your embarkation day.


Day 2 - Antarctica

Antarctica

Take a charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica, crossing the Drake Passage in just two hours. You will land in the South Shetland Islands, and from there, you will be transferred by Zodiac to your ship to sail to the Antarctic Peninsula. You will have the unique opportunity to see the stunning landscapes of Antarctica from your plane as it descends for landing.


Day 3 to 5 - Antarctica Peninsula - South Shetland Islands - South Shetland Islands

Antarctica Peninsula

Enjoy the daily land excursions and Zodiac cruises. You will walk on beaches dotted with penguins, take hikes to penguin rookeries, and search for whales and icebergs. Each landing is different, presenting new sights and photo opportunities. You will wake up each day ready for adventure and the chance to see apex predators like leopard seals and orcas in action.

South Shetland Islands



South Shetland Islands

Close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands are a highlight of most Antarctic cruises.


Day 6 to 7 - Antarctic Circle

Antarctic Circle

Visit the Antarctic Circle and continue exploring the stunning landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica.


Day 8 to 9 - Antarctica Peninsula

Antarctica Peninsula

Travel north along the western Antarctic Peninsula, with opportunities to see seabirds, seals, and whales that you may have missed on your journey south.


Day 10 - King George Island

King George Island

Disembark at King George Island and take a two-hour flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. Once you arrive, you are free to explore the city or the hotel on your own and reminisce about your adventure.


Day 11 - Punta Arenas Airport

Punta Arenas Airport

After breakfast depart Punta Arenas either continuing your travels or heading to the airport for your homeward flights.


Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

Begin your journey in Punta Arenas, the bustling hub of southern Patagonia. Spend your free time exploring the city's museums, restaurants, and shops. Meet with a Quark Expeditions® representative in the afternoon for a welcome dinner and a briefing on your embarkation day.


Day 2 - King George Island

King George Island

Take a two-hour charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica, crossing the Drake Passage and landing on King George Island. Board your ship and sail towards the Antarctic Peninsula, where stunning landscapes and wildlife await.


Day 3 to 6 - Antarctica Peninsula - South Shetland Islands

Antarctica Peninsula

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Antarctica firsthand. Your expert Expedition Team will provide insights into the region's history, glaciology, and wildlife. Each day, you'll embark on exciting excursions, from Zodiac cruises and hikes to penguin rookeries, to spotting whales and leopard seals. Capture unforgettable photos and memories of this unique and unforgettable travel experience.



South Shetland Islands

Close to the northwestern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, separated by the Bransfield Strait, the South Shetland Islands are a highlight of most Antarctic cruises.


Day 7 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

Your expedition comes to an end as you disembark at King George Island and take a flight back to Punta Arenas. Spend the evening reminiscing about your adventure in the city or at your hotel.


Day 8 - Punta Arenas Port

Punta Arenas Port

After breakfast, continue your travels or make your way to the airport for your homeward flight.


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