Thanks to its geographical location, 1000 Km from Antarctica Peninsula and for having the right infrastructure to assist big cruises and expedition ships , Ushuaia is known as the Gateway City to Antarctica. Season goes from November to April. Every year, the port of the city receives thousands of tourists willing to go step on the White Continent as passengers or staff member of the ships.
Antarctica is an amazing continent, virgin and enigmatic, that attracts a great number of tourists from all over the world looking for new experiences. Year after year, the number of ships arrivals to the port increase . This is why 95% of the world tourism passes by the port of Ushuaia. Ushuaia is also considered the International Capital of Antarctic Tourism. Antarctic tourism is made of travelers who have already been in many places around the world, they respect and demand respect for the natural environment and take their trip to the white continent as the ultimate adventure: Crossing the Drake Passage as a previous sample to the wonderful kingdom where the presence of the Emperor Penguin symbolises the pristine, quiet and white environment that crowns it.
If you want to plan your trip to Antarctica, visit: Dirección Provincial de Puertos