Event Price 
From $16,320
International Air Included Up To $2,000! See details below

Antarctica may be at the end of the Earth, but Dartmouth Alumni Travel and Lindblad Expeditions have been bringing guests here for decades—safely sharing all the wonders of this vast land and sea. Join us to experience the thrill of crunching through the sea ice aboard our fleet of three state-of-the-art expedition ships to see scores of penguins and whales. People come for the wildlife but fall in love with the ice: an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description. And you’ll get a front seat to the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration. Armed with a flexible itinerary that allows us to go where conditions are best and wildlife is most active, we’ll experience all the splendor of Antarctica. Venture into channels and coves framed by towering peaks. Watch whales play off the bow; glide around enormous icebergs in Zodiacs; photograph penguin colonies with a National Geographic photographer; and hike, kayak, and even possibly cross-country ski in complete tranquility.

  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of a team of top naturalists celebrating Lindblad’s 50+ years of expedition heritage
  • Hike on magnificent mountains and see huge glaciers, plus observe thousands of penguins: gentoos, Adelie, and chinstrap
  • Kayak in protected waters, paddling as penguins swim nearby
  • Zodiac cruise in ice-choked channels and land on distant shores to explore on foot

The Antarctic Peninsula stretches over 800 miles from north to south, a spine of craggy peaks cut by dozens of deep fjords. It’s an enormous region with many different faces and ever-changing weather, which is what makes Lindblad Expeditions’ long experience here so important. Five decades of exploration has given Lindblad an unparalleled knowledge of the region, allowing us to stay flexible and respond to changing conditions, turn on a dime and select the optimal activity for each day. We plan to be out daily, exploring in our Zodiacs, hiking at penguin colonies, discovering remote bays, photographing wildlife, and learning fascinating details from the naturalists and other experts who accompany us on every excursion. We make transits of world-famous passages like the Lemaire Channel and Antarctic Sound and go ashore on the continent itself, but we also visit equally amazing islands and places that you’ve never heard of... yet!

Special Offers

Book by June 30, 2023 and airfare is included up to $2,000 per person for economy-class on Category 1-5 cabin bookings, or up to $5,000 per person for business-class on Category 6+ cabin bookings. See attached brochure for details.

$500 discount extended to all guests under the age of 18.

Event Itinerary 

Days 1-2: U.S./Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Day 3: Fly to Ushuaia, Argentina to Embark ship
Days 4-5: At Sea, Crossing the Drake Passage
Day 6: Exploring Antarctica
Day 7: Exploring Antarctica
Day 8: Exploring Antarctica
Day 9: Exploring Antarctica
Day 10: Exploring Antarctica
Days 11-12: At Sea
Days 13-14: Disembark in Ushuaia/Fly to Buenos Aires

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Melody Brown Burkins GR’95 GR’98

Melody Brown Burkins, PhD, is the Director of the Institute of Arctic Studies, Senior Associate Director in the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and Adjunct Professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth. With over 30 years of experience as a polar scientist working in academia and governance, she is an advocate for policy-engaged scholarship, experiential education, and the support of science policy and diplomacy initiatives advancing sustainability, inclusion, and gender equality in the Arctic and around the world.  

A "science diplomat" for Arctic and global issues, Dr. Burkins is a Special Advisor and Assembly Representative to the UArctic global network, an elected member of the Founding Governing Board of the International Science Council (ISC), and Chair of the U.S. National Academies’ Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO). She is also Past Chair of the U.S. National Committee for Geological Sciences (USNC-GS) and serves on the UN Office of Disaster Risk Reduction Global Assessment Report (UNDRR-GAR) Advisory Board and 15-Member UNESCO Global Independent Expert Group on Universities and the 2030 Agenda (EGU2030).  

Burkins earned her B.S. in geology at Yale and both her M.S. and Ph.D. at Dartmouth, focusing her doctoral studies on earth and ecosystem studies in the Antarctic Dry Valleys. She lives in East Thetford, Vermont, with her husband, two sons, and their happy dog. 

Shared Program 
Duke University
Operator Name 
Lindblad Expeditions