Whales in Antarctica : World Whale Day Promo

Whales in Antarctica : World Whale Day Promo

Seeing whales in Antarctica could be one of the many reasons you’ve been dreaming of venturing to the seventh continent.  

With these incredible mammals ever more protected as their numbers are unfortunately dwindling, seeing whales leap above the ocean, interact with their calves or hear their amazing songs in real life has to be an absolute highlight of travelling in Antarctica.  

To celebrate World Whale Day on 15 February, we are focusing on the giants of the oceans, the whales and how best to view them in antarctica. 


Which types of whales in antarctica could you see?

There are eight different species of whales in antarctica you could potentially come across: 

Blue whales, Fin whales, Humpback whales, Killer whales (also known as orcas,) Minke whales, Right whales, Sei whales and Sperm whales. 



Humpback whale in Antarctic waters. Pic by Erwin Vermeulen for Oceanwide Expeditions.

How to increase your chances of seeing whales in Antarctica

There are a number of ways to make your chances of spotting whales in the wild as you travel through Antarctica more likely. With wildlife, there are no guarantees however but there are definitely ways to move the odds in your favour if seeing whales in antarctica appeals to your inner traveller. 

Travel during a time for whale watching 

Whale watching is possible throughout all months in the Antarctic season (October to March) but most sightings occur during late February till March. 

Early in the season (November) is also considered a fairly good time to observe some whale species as it is colder and the environment is less disturbed at this time. 

Many of the the cruises scheduled to depart around March will often be named specifically as whale watching voyages and you may also have a particular focus on whale watching with specialist guides or lectures on board.  

Opt for a longer voyage 

It should go without saying that more time spent at sea, will often give you more opportunities to view any wildlife, and this is definitely the case with trying to see whales in antarctica. 

Longer voyages usually mean some extra travel further south, for example, past the Antarctic peninsula and into the Antarctic circle region where you are more likely to come across various species, such as the fin, minke and humpback whales near the antarctic circle.   

More time at sea doesn’t always mean a longer cruise time, some fly cruises save time by flying across the Drake Passage and onto the Antarctic continent itself, so for example, a polar circle cruise would normally take at least 12 days, it can take only 10 when travelling on the Magellan Explorer, Ocean Nova or Hebridean Sky

However, this does need to be balanced against the fact that you may even have the possibility of viewing whales as you cross the Drake Passage itself.  

 Read 6 Antarctic Circle Facts to Inspire your Travels here 

Bring your second pair of eyes 

A great set of binoculars really does enhance your wildlife viewing experience, and this couldn’t be applicable than when trying to spot whales in antarctica who as much as we would like them to, don’t necessarily swim right up to the correct side you happen to be viewing from on your particular ship. 

World Whale Day Promos for 2020 and 2021 Seasons!


There are still some crazy last minute deals floating around for this current season. 

And because we want to make these offers even more appealing, we will throw in a $300 Flight Credit per person to go towards your airfares to Ushuaia for all last minute bookings travelling until March 2020

But get in quick as these spots at these rates won’t last long! 

Last Minute Classic Antarctica from US$4,900 pp! 

28 FEB -08 MAR 2020

Due to a last minute group cancellation,we have some super savings for the 10 Day Antarctic Peninsula Cruise onboard the M/V Ushuaia on the 28 February 2020

Twin Cabins start from US$4,900 and Standard Twin Plus Cabins are US$6,200

That’s a cheaper price to travel in high season in Antarctica than it usually is for the colder shoulder months! 

Twin Cabins Now US$4,900, Were US$6,100 Save US$1,200

Standard Twin Plus Cabins Now US$6,200, were US$7,600 Save US$1,400

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Antarctica Basecamp on the MV/ Plancius

09 MAR – 20 MAR 2020

The Basecamp Cruise offers you so many unique ways to discover the Antarctic Peninsula Region. With hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, mountaineering and even camping out under the Southern Polar skies all included in the rates, it is perfect for those absolute adventure seekers. 

Twin Window Now US$6,250 Was US$10,250 Save US$4,000

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Antarctica Whale Watching & Discovery Voyage on the M/V Hondius

17 MAR -30 MAR 2020

This expedition cruise covers both the Antarctic Peninsula and Polar Circle, passing through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Includes photo workshops with Massimo Bassano and video workshops with Myriam Casper as well as Acoustic wildlife workshops with Sara Tores Ortiz and Lee Miller FREE as part of your Hondius Adventure. 

Twin Porthole Now US$6,250 Was US$10,450 Save US$4,200

Grand Suite with Private Balcony Now US$12,500 Was US$15,350 Save US$2,850

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Antarctica Deep South Discovery Voyage on the M/V Ortelius

18 – 31 MAR 2020

Get a twin cabin, for less than a quad or triple share. 

Twin Porthole Now US$6,250 Was US$10,450 Save US$4,200

Polar Diving Still Available at $735 pp

This expedition will take you further south of Antarctica, through the Antarctic Pensinsula and crossing the Polar Circe. This expedition cruise passes through waters travelled by Humpback, Minke and Fin whales. Anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to hike, and dive in the iceberg-heavy waters.

Antarctica Whale Watching Voyage on the MV/Plancius

20 MAR -29 MAR 2020

Twin Porthole Now US$4,300 Was US$7,150 Save US$2,850

 Twin Window Now US$5,300 Was US$7,550 Save US$2,250

Polar Diving Still Available for US$530

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You might not be able to get to Antarctica yet and now is the perfect time to book ahead for Antarctica season 2020/2021. 

M/V Hondius – Whale Watching Discovery & Learning Voyage – 10 Days/9 Nights –

18 – 27 Mar 2021

FREE Upgrade from a Twin Porthole to Twin Window cabin or Twin Deluxe to Superior Cabin

(Valued up to $650 pp) 


OR $300 Flight Credit

Enquire Now >>>>


M/V Plancius – Whale Watching Voyage – 13 Days/12 Nights 

19 – 31 March 2021 

Free Polar Diving worth up to US$475


Flight Credit of US$400

Enquire Now >>>>


M/V Ushuaia– Valid on any Classic Antarctica Voyage in March 2021


11 Days/10 Nights 16 -26 March 2021

10 Days/9 Nights 26 March – 4 April 2021

Book a Twin cabin and get US$600 Flight Credit for your companion

Cabins start from US$5,730 in triple share.

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G EXPEDITION, Antarctica Classic, 11 Days,

13 -23 March 2021

½ Price Kayaking (Valued at $699) 


Free Upgrade from Quad to Triple Cabin (Valued at $500) 

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Whale Watching Promos 2020/2021 Terms: 

All bookings must be placed and deposited by 31 March 2020. Bonus $300 Flight Credit only applicable for bookings in March 2020. 

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Want to know how much your Antarctica Dream Trip Costs? Get your Antarctica Brochure & Cruise Vessel Guide for Season 2020/2021 here now



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