Antarctica, Wildlife Tours

Antarctica Cruise – Puerto Williams Round Trip on The Silver Endeavour

Wildlife Cruise
10 Days
From 14000
Off The Beaten Track
Whale Watching

Tour Introduction

10 Days from  14000 per adult. Prices based on rates applicable at the time of costing which may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote

Witness cathedral-sized icebergs up close, blue-hued glaciers, and the hardy wildlife that call this place home. A cruise to the White Continent of Antarctica is a once in a lifetime experience that will live with you forever. What’s more is that you can experience it from the luxurious style and comfort of arguably the world’s leading vessel in its class. The Silver Endeavour is an exquisite cruise ship, in an elite level for polar navigation, passenger comfort and safety. It has world class facilities, eloquently styled cabins, and has skilled naturalists and expedition guides leading your shore excursions.

Cross the Drake Passage, once a treacherous stretch of water to bygone whalers and explorers. Spot cetaceans like humpback whales and orca, with pelagic seabirds such as albatross and Cape petrel soaring above. Explore the wildlife-rich Antarctic Peninsula, backed by blanched mountain peaks, where you’ll find thousands of adorable adelie penguins thriving. Gentoo penguins, crabeater and weddell seals take refuge on huge icebergs and floes, whilst the intimidating and powerful leopard seal prowls the edge of the ice shelves, waiting for unsuspecting penguins to take the fateful leap into its domain. You’ll have multiple opportunities to explore the surroundings, getting closer to the action and the ice as you venture out with experienced guides and expedition leaders, by zodiac, kayak and on foot, before heading back onboard to the pamper yourself with a visit to the pool, spa, hot tub, or the choice of four quality restaurants.

Full Itinerary

Price from  14000 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Puerto Williams

Depart the Chilean city of Puerto Williams, the most southerly town in the world.

Staying at Silver Endeavour. Includes All Meals.

Day 2
Drake Passage

Sail into the legendary Drake Passage, gradually losing sight of Cape Horn, the southerly peninsula of South America. Enjoy your first full day onboard the Silver Endeavour, with it's fantastic facilities, as you begin your voyage towards the icy world of Antarctica. Look out for humpback whales and soaring albatrosses as you cross this infamous stretch of water.

Staying at Silver Endeavour. Includes All Meals.

Day 3
Antarctic Sound

As you approach the White Continent, you'll pass huge floating icebergs until you eventually sight land, likely to be the South Shetland Islands including the islands of Elephant and Deception.

Staying at Silver Endeavour. Includes All Meals.

Day 4
Antarctic Sound

Today you'll begin your shore excursions. There are three shore excursion included during your cruise. Marvel at giant icebergs that have carved off the Larsen Ice Shelf as you approach the Antarctic Sound, used as resting grounds for colonies of gentoo penguins. Cape petrels sweep overhead as they gather south for their breeding season. Today you may opt to join a zodiac cruise, enabling close-up views of the stadium-sized icebergs and wildlife found in this surreal environment.

Staying at Silver Endeavour. Includes All Meals.

Day 5
Antarctic Peninsula

Today you'll continue on to the continental land mass itself, reaching the Antarctic Peninsula. In the likes of Hope Bay, you'll witness adorable adelie penguins. Perhaps join a shore excursion to experience a hike on land and ice. Hikes of varying degrees of difficulty are available, to suit all fitness levels.

Staying at Silver Endeavour. Includes All Meals.

Day 6
Antarctic Peninsula

Another full day experiencing the phenomenal landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula. Either do one of the shore excursion activities today, or perhaps enjoy a rest day, making the most of the ships facilities including a spa, fitness suite, swimming pool and sun deck.

Staying at Silver Endeavour. Includes All Meals.

Day 7
Antarctic Peninsula

On this final day spent around the shores of the Antarctic Peninsula, enjoy your third excursion, maybe a sea kayaking tour to explore the tranquility of the Antarctic coastline. Scour the shoreline and ice floes for crabeater, Weddell and leopard seal.

Staying at Silver Endeavour. Includes All Meals.

Day 8
South Shetland Islands

Today the Silver Endeavour heads across the Bransfield Strait, to the archipelago named the South Shetland Islands. Explore by zodiac the collapsed volcano caldera of Deception Island, and stretch your legs, hiking through its lunar landscapes. Indulge in a dip into the improbably warm, geothermally-heated waters of Pendulum Cove.

Staying at Silver Endeavour. Includes All Meals.

Day 9
Drake Passage

The Silver Endeavour's course turns north as you embark on the notorious Drake Passage crossing once again, keeping your eyes peeled for cetaceans and pelagic birds that navigate these nutrient-rich waters.

Staying at Silver Endeavour. Includes All Meals.

Day 10
Puerto Williams

Land ahoy! As the sight of Cape Horn becomes clearer on the horizon, you'll navigate the Beagle Channel, fringed by the rugged peaks of Isla Navarino to the south and Argentinian Tierra del Fuego to the north. Make port in Puerto Williams for the night.

Staying at Silver Endeavour. Includes No Meals.

Day 11
Depart Tierra del Fuego

Take your domestic flight from Puerto Williams back to Santiago.

Includes No Meals.

Tour Accommodation


Silver Endeavour


Silver Endeavour is a cruise ship operated by Silversea Cruises. Originally built for Crystal Cruises by MV Werften in Stralsund, Germany, she was laid down in 2018 and completed in June 2021. She is the world’s largest ice class expedition yacht, bearing a Polar Class rating of PC6.

Spread over eight public decks, Silver Endeavour features ample onboard space, multiple restaurants, and a huge choice of bars and lounges. Additionally, her large and luxurious suites are some of the best in expedition cruising. Superbly designed, all her suites feature a balcony and an impressive crew-to-guest ratio of 1:1.

Swimming Pool
Air Conditioning
220 guests with 207 crew
Polar Class PC6



Four restaurants: Il Terrazzino, The Restaurant, The Grill and La Dame. Arts Café, Mud Room, Explorer Lounge, Connoisseur's Corner, Otium Spa, Observation Lounge, Beauty Salon, Fitness Centre, Boutique, Pool Deck, Library.

Cabin options: Owner's Suite, Grand Suite, Master Suite, Signature Suite, Silver Suite, Premium Veranda Suite, Deluxe Veranda Suite, Superior Veranda Suite, Classic Veranda Suite.

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Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?


Flight Info:

'Door-to-Door' price options include international and domestic flights.

Best Visited:

November to March

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

John Melton

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965