Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica

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17 days from
pp twin share Verandah Suite

Total Solar Eclipses are rare in Antarctica, and 16 years ago, a group of Quark Expeditions passengers became the first humans ever to witness a Total Solar Eclipse on the 7th Continent. In 2021, we are reuniting some of the same eclipse experts who were on our 2003 expedition for a new voyage: Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia. Sailing aboard the all-suites, all-balcony World Explorer, this voyage will be the perfect opportunity to be rendered awestruck by the overwhelming enormity of Antarctica: towering icebergs, mammoth glaciers and ice-covered mountains. You’ll hike pristine glaciers, relax on a Zodiac cruise or enjoy comedic encounters with inquisitive penguins.

In November and December you’ll experience the reawakening of Antarctica with the icebergs at their greatest mass ranging from snow white to aquamarine. Landscape photography is at its best as the days grow longer and the natural light illuminates glaciers and snow scapes not yet marred by animal activity. You might catch Southern elephant seals and Waddell seals emerging onto sea ice, penguins partaking in courtship rituals and beginning to nest or Orcas returning to the waters for summer feeding season.

Also, you’ll learn about wildlife and polar history during onboard presentations by expedition team members, as well as two widely-respected eclipse experts who will prepare you for your total eclipse experience: award-winning National Geographic night-sky photographer Babak Tafreshi, who participated in the 2003 voyage, and American Eclipse author David Baron, who is featured in the popular TED Talk, “You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse.” From Antarctica, you’ll sail north, and on December 4th you’ll become part of a select few to experience a Total Solar Eclipse in Antarctica. To enhance your eclipse experience, you will receive a pair of eclipse glasses, an invitation to a special evening celebration to commemorate your Total Solar Eclipse voyage. You will then complete your voyage by departing for South Georgia, known as the “Galapagos of the South Seas,” where you’ll explore a region rich in wildlife and polar history.


  • 16 Night Package including 1 night pre-trip hotel accommodation in Ushuaia  and 15 night Antarctica voyage from Ushuaia return in a Verandah Suite
  • Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
  • Group transfer from ship to the local airport on disembarkation day
  • Hiking in the polar regions, zodiac cruising and your opportunity to take a Polar Plunge into the icy Antarctic waters
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board
  • Beer and wine during dinner and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by the Expedition Team and guest speakers
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • An official Quark Expeditions parka to keep
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions

Travel dates

26 November 2021.

  • You must book by 30-Sep-2020

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