Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands

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Expedition to Charcot & Peter I Islands

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16 days - 15 nights
AUD $ 23,020
p.p. Twin Cabin share, Excludes Flights

Landing on Peter I Island is like landing on the moon! In fact, fewer people have visited this small volcanic island located in the Bellingshausen Sea, 450 km from the Antarctic coastlines, than have set foot on lunar soil.Discovered in February 1821, Peter I Island could only be approached for the first time in 1929, as the ice front made approach and disembarkation difficult. Its summit still remains untouched to this day.

This unusual itinerary will also provide an opportunity to approach Charcot Island, thus named by Captain Charcot in memory of his father during its discovery in 1910. We are privileged guests in these remote lands where we are at the mercy of weather, ice, tidal and current conditions. Landings on certain sites and the observation of certain wildlife cannot be guaranteed. They vary from day to day, making each PONANT cruise a unique experience. The Captain and the Expedition Leader will make every effort to ensure that your experience is as rich as possible, while complying with the safety rules and instructions imposed by the IAATO.


Departure Return Duration Ship Price Range *
Departure: 18 Nov 2021
Return: 3 Dec 2021
Duration: 16 days - 15 nights
Ship(s): Le Commandant Charcot
AUD Price Range: $23,020 - $57,140
Departure: 13 Dec 2021
Return: 28 Dec 2021
Duration: 16 days - 15 nights
Ship(s): Le Commandant Charcot
AUD Price Range: $23,020 - $57,140
Departure: 1 Feb 2022
Return: 16 Feb 2022
Duration: 16 days - 15 nights
Ship(s): Le Commandant Charcot
AUD Price Range: $23,430 - $57,140
* All prices listed are per person in AUD based on a Twin cabin share. Contact us for Triple or Quad cabin shares for lower pricing.


Day 1

Arrival into Santiago
Overnight Santiago

Day 2

Fly from Santiago to Ushuaia and embark cruise

Day 3 - 4

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 5

Antarctic Polar Circle and Detaille Island

Day 6

The Gullet and Pourquoi Pas Island

Day 7

Marguerite Bay

Day 8 - 9

Expedition to Charcot Island

Day 10 - 11

Expedition to Peter I Island

Day 12

At Sea

Day 13

The Gullet

Day 14 - 15

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 16

Disembark at Ushuaia and fly to Santiago




  • Transfer from airport to PONANT selected hotel in Santiago
  • 1-night accommodation in a 5* hotel In Santiago the night before embarkation
  • Return flights Santiago/Ushuaia/Santiago selected by PONANT, in economy class
  • Dinner in Santiago
  • Airport transfer from Santiago to Airport and from Ushuaia pier to airport
  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated
  • Lectures and information sessions hosted by our naturalist-guides, covering wildlife, history, geopolitics, the great explorers, climate, environmental protection
  • Expedition programmes include activities such as Zodiac® outings and landings all accompanied by your expedition team of naturalist guides
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme
  • A PONANT polar water-resistant parka is offered on board for all departures with an expedition programme
  • Boot rental will be offered onboard on Expedition cruises
  • PONANT activities including: kayaking, hot air ballooning, snowmobiles, hovercraft activities and hiking


  • International airfares
  • Tips for the local guide on the mainland
  • Personal expenses
  • Other meals and services not mentioned in the programme.
  • Ponant activities- polar diving is an optional extra
  • Mandatory waterproof and windproof over-trousers
  • Passport and visa expenses and any Government arrival and departure taxes
  • Staff gratuities
  • Personal insurance (which is strongly recommended)

Optional Extras:

  • Diving

*Note that we will quote flights for you when provided with your desired travel dates. Costs will vary depending on your travel dates. 

Please fill out the form below to Build Your Quote. You will receive an initial email or phone call confirming when to expect your quote soon. While we are often able to send through a fully priced quotation within 24 to 48 hours, this does depend on the specific itinerary you are building. If you wish to combine multiple itineraries from the website OR have us create a customised program just for you - please call us on 03 9937 1800.
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