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Antarctica Direct: Fly the Drake Passage - WAITLIST ONLY!

Penguins sliding down from the ice into the ocean

Saturday, February 15, 2025 to Saturday, February 22, 2025

Join us for an amazing adventure and up-close encounters. Enjoy the penguins with their endlessly amusing antics—gabbling in their rookeries, bobbing by on a blue berg, or catapulting onto the shore. Witness an abundance of marine mammals, with expert narration by a dedicated Undersea Specialist. See icebergs of epic proportion. Explore by kayak, take Zodiac cruises and walks ashore, and even opt to brave a polar plunge – or you may decide to relax onboard instead and have a massage! The passionate Lindblad expedition team will illuminate each facet of Antarctica through their enthusiasm and knowledge--and learn from the onboard photography experts to capture this amazing experience with stunning photography.  

Travel with us aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer, a quintessential luxury expedition ship with an ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment--you will be assured by the 50+ years of polar experience at your service. This is sure to be a once-in-a-life adventure with Dartmouth, and one not to be missed!

  • Explore the world’s last great wilderness in the company of a team of top naturalists celebrating Lindblad’s 50-plus years of expedition heritage 
  • Hike on magnificent mountains; see huge glaciers; and watch for gentoo, Adélie, and chinstrap penguins 
  • Kayak in protected waters, paddling as penguins swim nearby
  • With National Geographic Global Explorers, Lindblad’s exclusive family program, kids and teens will learn about this exhilarating part of the world—from its massive glaciers to humpback whales

Bring the Kids!

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

Feb 15, 2025 - Feb 22, 2025