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Antarctica Gay Expedition

Warm up to our signature Antarctica cruise.

We’re off to Antarctica on a polar gay cruise. Because this was the place that inspired the company, it’s a sentimental journey for us. We begin in bustling Buenos Aires then take a charter flight to Ushuaia where we board the Ultramarine. We’ll cross the notorious Drake Passage and make our way to the South Shetland Islands and the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. This once-in-a-lifetime Antarctica expedition will have you enjoying sub-zero safaris, otherworldly hikes, whale watching, and—if you’re brave enough—a Polar Plunge. Though we join a larger expedition aboard the Ultramarine, we’ve arranged exclusive excursions and events for you.

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Quick Facts


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Photograph the abundant penguins, seals, whales and other wildlife
  • Learn about the environment and local wildlife from onboard lecturers and specialists
  • Enjoy treks through the snowy landscapes
  • Take part in optional add-on activities such as Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Board and Helicopter Tours (limited availability, weather permitting)
  • Test your limits with a Polar Plunge in the sub-zero waters
  • Spend one night in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Travel safely and comfortably aboard the ice-strengthened Ultramarine
  • Enjoy all the luxuries on board our phenomenal vessel
  • Explore famous highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula

DATES AND PRICES

2024
December 6-17, 2024 (From $15,445 USD)
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  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price - Explorer Suite: $15,095.00 per person
    • Tour Price - Balcony Suite: $16,455.00 per person
    • Tour Price - Deluxe Balcony Suite: $18,835.00 per person
    • Tour Price - Penthouse Suite: $20,550.00 per person
    • Tour Price - Owner's Suite: $24,650.00 per person
    • Tour Price - Ultra Suite: $26,995.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement - Explorer Suite: $8,330.00 per person
    • Single Supplement - Balcony Suite: $9,280.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: 25% Deposit - Balance due 130 days prior to trip (Polar/Antarctic)
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Scott Marquardt
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ITINERARY

Day 1 Buenos Aires

Hola! Welcome to beautiful Buenos Aires, Argentina. Buenos Aires is a massive, vibrant city with a turbulent past. Feel free to explore a little on your own before our 6PM welcome meeting. After everyone has gotten acquainted, we’ll stroll over to one of the romantic city’s best local haunts for our official Welcome Dinner.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For those looking to properly explore this vibrant capital city, Out Adventures will be offering a pre-cruise extension. More details will be available later in 2023.

Day 2 Ushuaia and Embarkation Day

After an early breakfast at the hotel, we’ll transfer to the airport and board a charter flight to Ushuaia, Argentina. Upon arrival we’ll have some free time to explore this quaint port town before making our way to the pier. Late this afternoon we’ll board the Ultramarine and officially begin our Antarctica Expedition. After we pass through the historic Beagle Channel, which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, we’ll bid farewell to land for a couple of days.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Unlike our typical offerings, an expedition cruise is not only more exciting, but also less predictable. We must factor in ever-changing sea, ice, wildlife and weather conditions in a remote part of the world. Therefore, the itinerary is less specific than usual. Still, the days will be full of adventure.

Day 3-4 Crossing the Drake Passage

Prepare for rough water, but hope for smooth sailing: the notorious Drake Passage is unpredictable, but you’re in good hands with our professional expedition team. Spend this time getting to know fellow shipmates, attending wildlife and nature briefings, and find out what lies ahead. For more information on sea sickness review the important information page here

Day 5-9 South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Day 10-11 Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 12 Disembarkation in Ushuaia & flight to Buenos Aires

GUIDES AND HOSTS

OPERATIONS MANAGER & HOST

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 11 dinners
  • All onboard meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices
  • Onboard beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Return charter flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia 
  • Credit of $300 USD for additional drinks and on-board purchases  
  • Out Adventures dry bag
  • Quark Expeditions parka
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • Shore landings per the Antarctica Gay Expedition program
  • Flightseeing: one 10-15 minute helicopter supported activity thanks to two helidecks along with two twin-engine helicopters on the Ultramarine (weather permitting)
  • An Out Adventures Host from beginning to end of tour and experienced expedition leaders throughout the voyage
  • Photographic journal of the expedition
  • Onboard emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person. This does NOT include any other form of travel insurance including basic medical coverage, which is required for all Out Adventures travellers. 
  • Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures’ joining/finishing point hotel as well as hotel/ship transfers

WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?

  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
  • Adventure Options and any other optional activities, meals, and drinks not outlined in itinerary
  • Gratuities for the ship and expedition crew (we recommend $200 per passenger)
  • ​​Travel insurance (medical & repatriation coverage is mandatory for all travellers. Click here for more details). Emergency evacuation coverage is provided by the Ultramarine ship, with limitations
  • COVID-19 rapid tests, or any expenses related to a guest contracting COVID-19. Click here for more details.

LGBT INFO FOR Antarctica

LGBT INFO FOR Argentina

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

What to bring, visa information, required
vaccinations, travel insurance and more.
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Reviews

Some from our travellers

Steven C

Once in a lifetime experience.
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Awesome and once in a lifetime experience.  Great team and good boat.  Very happy I did it.

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Jason W

Completely perfect itinerary.
Antarctica Gay Expedition
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What better way to go to the bottom of the world than with a great bunch of guys who at least have one thing in common! I loved touching down in Ushuaia and then sailing off to the unknown. Completely perfect itinerary.

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Christo S

Reliable, reputable company.
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This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the 7th continent. Our hosts were extremely attentive and the cruise ship was operated by a reliable, reputable company.

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EXAMPLES OF ACCOMMODATIONS

Buenos Aires
Sofitel Recoleta
Dining
Buenos Aires
Sofitel Recoleta
Pool
Buenos Aires
Sofitel Recoleta
Superior Double
Buenos Aires
Sofitel Recoleta
Superior Twin

Ultramarine
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Ultramarine
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Ultramarine
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Explorer Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $15,445 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: $24,010 USD
Explorer Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $15,445 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: $24,010 USD
Balcony Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $16,795 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: $26,295
Balcony Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $16,795 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: $26,295
Deluxe Balcony Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $19,175 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: N/A
Deluxe Balcony Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $19,175 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: N/A
Deluxe Balcony Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $19,175 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: N/A
Penthouse Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $20,550 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: N/A
Penthouse Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $20,550 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: N/A
Owner's Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $24,650 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: N/A
Owner's Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $24,650 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: N/A
Ultra Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $26,995 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: N/A
Ultra Suite
DBL OCCUPANCY: $26,995 USD
SGL OCCUPANCY: N/A



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While these trips typically attract gay men, all genders are welcome, and we encourage friends and family to join the fun as well.

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Accommodations

All accommodations on Out Adventures tours include breakfast and are located in areas central to our activities. All amenities are examples only, and may differ from hotel to hotel.

Small Expedition Ship Cruise: A boutique vessel accommodating up to 199 passengers, with amenities including restaurants, lounge, gym, spa and sauna. We’ll be sharing her with other travellers outside of our Out Adventures group.

4-Star Hotel: Very comfortable and well-decorated rooms along with quality amenities such as a restaurant and/or bar, a fitness centre, and a pool/sauna. Customer service is good, and there is usually a concierge.

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Physical Rating: 2 - LIGHT

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This trip is fully booked but cancellations occur. If you’d like to be contacted if space opens up, please click “Book Now”, select the appropriate departure and you will be prompted to provide limited information.

If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room with another solo traveller, please select Shared/Twin Room when booking this tour.

If you are a solo traveller interested in booking a private room, please select single supplement when booking this tour (based on availability). If you are willing to share a room with another solo traveller, please select Solo Shared.

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