Elephant Island, Antarctica

Elephant Island, Antarctica

Scroll for More#
Find a Voyage

Find a Voyage:

Any Destination

Select a Destination (You can select multiple destinations)

Any Destination
Africa
Alaska
Asia
Australia & New Zealand
Cuba & Caribbean
Mediterranean
Northern & Western Europe
Panama Canal, Central & North America
South America
South Pacific
Transoceanic
 
Any Month/Year

Select a Month (You can select multiple months)

Any Month
2018
Dec
2019
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2020
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2021
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
Any Duration

Select a Duration

Any Duration
9 Nights or Fewer
10 to 14 Nights
15 Nights or More

A Legendary Journey to an Unforgettable Island

This mountainous, ice-covered island off the coast of Antarctica was named for the elephant seals early explorers sighted on its shores. It is most famous as the refuge of Ernest Shackleton and his crew, following the loss of their ship Endurance.

Twenty-eight exhausted men reached Elephant Island after a harrowing ordeal on drifting ice floes. Realizing there was no chance of rescue, Shackleton set out with five men on an 800-mile (1,287 km) voyage in an open lifeboat, heading for South Georgia, where he knew there was a whaling station. He returned four months later with a ship, and against all odds rescued everyone who had originally set out on the expedition.

Retracing part of Shackleton’s legendary journey—and seeing the island where this incredible feat of courage and determination occurred—is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Elephant Island, Antarctica Highlights

Seal Watching

Learn More

Bird Watching

Learn More

Historic Sites

Learn More

Elephant Island, Antarctica At a glance

Local Details:
GPS: 61°7'60"S 55°7'0"W

Featured Blogs Related To
Elephant Island, Antarctica

Paradise Frozen: Ten Incredible Antarctica Facts and Photos

Antarctica is one of the most fascinating and alluring travel destinations on Earth. It has an undeniable mystique, thanks to its remote location and...

Continue Reading

Choose Azamara®

For Your Next Voyage

Talk to an expert

1-855-AZAMARA

X