Where does the ship depart from?

The ship departs from Ushuaia, Argentina. Flights typically arrive in Ushuaia via Buenos Aires. If you are a resident of the US or Canada please contact an Adventure Specialist for a quote on airfare.

Do you have tours that combine Antarctica with a visit to Patagonia?

Yes, our Antarctica and Patagonia Experience does exactly that. If you are looking for other options please contact one of our G Adventure Specialists for further details.

How long are the shore excursions?

Shore excursions are typically 2 to 3 hours long and there is at least one a day (depending on weather).

What type of outerwear is required in Antarctica?

We recommend you bring a warm winter jacket, waterproof pants, tall Wellington boots, hats, mitts and anything else that would make you comfortable in cold weather. There are places in Ushuaia where outerwear can be rented however there is no guarantee that items will be available (and so we recommend you bring it with you). For more information please download the Trip Details document available on the trip summary page.

Can outerwear be reserved in advance?

We cannot reserve outerwear in advance. It can sometimes be arranged at your Ushuaia hotel upon arrival however we cannot guarantee that the items or the items in your size will be available.

Is seasickness common?

All our Antarctic voyages cross the Drake Passage, notorious for rough seas. We recommend bringing seasickness medication and if you are unsure which type to bring please consult your physician.

What voltage is available on board the ship?

220V European style plugs are available.

When is the best time to visit Antarctica?

Antarctica can only be visited during the summer season which lasts from November to March. November is best for viewing penguin rookeries and typically has more immense icebergs to enjoy, while March is a good time for whale watching.

What ship do you use for your Antarctica programs?

Our Antarctica expeditions take place on the M/S Expedition. This ship features comfortable cabins and plenty of open area lounge space. G Adventures has invested $15million in this ship for the 2009 expedition season. The ship also features a small gym and plenty of viewing space on deck. Click for more information on the M/S Expedition.