Antarctica Small Ship Expeditions on Ocean Endeavour


Your experiences through the Ocean Endeavour’s in-depth expedition program is the number one priority!

With her ice-strengthened hull and advanced navigation equipment, the Ocean Endeavour is ideally suited for expedition cruising to the Polar regions. It’s designed to adventure travellers who want to get off the ship and onto the ice, with a wide range of expedition activities, citizen science research programs, and opportunities to learn about Antarctica’s history and biology from passionate guides.

The ship carries 20 zodiacs for exploration and remote landings and offers additional activities such as sea kayaking, snowshoeing, ice camping and hiking plus a photography program, all designed to enhance your polar experience. This small, well-appointed expedition ship allows you to explore the world’s remotest regions while enjoying the class and comfort of a hotel.

There are spacious lounge and bar areas and a top deck observation room with panoramic windows, as well as lecture theatres, a library and a polar boutique. The ample deck areas are equipped with comfortable lounge chairs and feature a saltwater pool, saunas and even a hot tub. Travellers can also enjoy health and fitness amenities including a gym, spa treatments and yoga classes designed to enhance your personal wellness.

Onboard, the extensive range of cabin options includes dedicated single cabins for solo travellers, suites and triple cabins that feature two bathrooms. The ship offers an unmatched sense of space with plenty of both interior and exterior areas, where you can enjoy the company of your fellow travellers or enjoy Antarctica in quiet solitude. It’s a truly immersive Antarctic adventure for explorers of any age.

Why choose this ship?

  • We offer carbon offset departures

    We quantify our carbon usage and then purchase carbon credits from various projects to offset our impact.

  • We are assisting in scientific research

    During every Antarctic voyage, you have the chance to observe, record, and report on natural phenomena as part of a collaboration project with Antarctic scientists.

  • We have an 8:1 passenger to expedition crew ratio

    This is one of the highest in the industry and ensures our guests personally experience the professionalism and expertise of our expedition team, which will maximize their experience.

  • We have a fleet of 20 zodiacs and multiple loading points

    With a large fleet of 20 zodiacs, our large team of boat drivers allows small groups to hit the water and venture onto the ice in smaller congregations.

  • No single supplements on single cabins

    We have increased our number of solo-use cabins on the Ocean Endeavour, making solo travel to Antarctica more economically viable while bolstering our social distancing measures and maximizing the safety and the experience of all of our passengers.

  • We offer a large variety of activities

    Yoga, hiking, kayaking, zodiac excursions and cruises, our exclusive photography program, and camping.

Ship layout

Optional Activities

  • Photography program

    Unique to the Ocean Endeavour, this workshop is perfect if you are passionate about photography, or just passionate about capturing the beautiful landscape and wildlife you will encounter on your incredible Antarctic adventure.

  • Ice camping

    Fall asleep amid the snow-capped mountains as you watch the colours of the Antarctic twilight bounce off the ocean and surrounding glaciers.

  • Sea Kayaking

    Experience the unforgettable thrill and serenity of kayaking in Antarctica as part of a small, expertly guided paddling group.

  • Snowshoeing

    Snowshoeing allows you to go even deeper into Antarctica’s interior and reach less visited places where many other visitors simply don’t go!

  • Day paddle

    As part of a small, expertly guided group, you will paddle between icebergs of all shapes and sizes, skim past penguin rookeries or drift quietly as you absorb the majestic scenery.

Experience the many benefits of a small ship expedition

Your experiences through the Ocean Endeavour’s in-depth expedition program is the number one priority!

From $28,490

Departing 20/11/2023

Be sure to use the enquiry form below if you wish to have David Evans join you as your personal photographic guide at no additional cost!  (subject to the number of guests in the group).

Other itineraries are also available.

Once you have submitted the short enquiry form, the friendly folk at Chimu Adventures will be in touch.