The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. We’ll also explore the fascinating history of the area, dating back to the grandiose times of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ of the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Day 1, Puerto Madryn
Located in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Puerto Madryn is a popular resort destination for wildlife excursions, and is known as the best place in Argentina to see Southern Right whales. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.
Day 2, Embarkation
Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition Team and ship staff at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. Then, watch the city lights fade in the fresh night air as we sail seaward.
Day 3-4, Southern Ocean
As we sail south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held, and you won’t want to miss our experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife, history, and geology of the area.
Day 5, West Falklands/Malvinas
We’ll be exploring some of the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands/Malvinas, where you can take in the beautiful countryside and look for Black-Browed albatross or Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries.
Day 6, Stanley, E Falkland/Malvinas
Stanley is a lively hub of activity nestled in a sheltered harbor. Head out on foot to explore the museum, shops and services centered on the port, or look for sea lions, dolphins, and bird life along the shores.
Day 7-8, Southern Ocean
Things really start to ramp up with plenty of wildlife identifying to do as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring topics such as the captivating history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.
Day 9-12, South Georgia
South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an incredible array of wildlife will astound you as we travel down South Georgia’s leeward coast. We’ll also visit historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.
Day 13-14, Scotia Sea
Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.
Day 15-18, Antarctica
Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.
Day 19-20, Drake Passage
We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.
Day 21, Ushuaia Disembarkation
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning and transfer to the beautiful Arakur Resort and Spa in Ushuaia. Here you can unwind at the resort, relax in the spa, or hit the streets of Ushuaia to explore more sights.
Day 22, Ushuaia
Saying goodbye to the lovely Arakur, our Antarctic adventure officially comes to an end. As you continue on, homeward bound or perhaps to another destination, you’ll take with you the unforgettable memories of exploring the last wild place on earth.
Please Note...Prices quoted are per-person based on double/triple occupancy. A limited number of twin suites may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.
|Ship name||Cabin Name||Price||Sale Price||Departs on||Returns on|
|MS Seaventure||Triple||$19,795||$16,750||Dec 27th, 2022||Jan 16th, 2023|
|MS Seaventure||Porthole||$22,665||$19,295||Dec 27th, 2022||Jan 16th, 2023|
|MS Seaventure||Window||$25,385||$21,575||Dec 27th, 2022||Jan 16th, 2023|
|MS Seaventure||Veranda||$29,195||$24,815||Dec 27th, 2022||Jan 16th, 2023|
|MS Seaventure||Owner's||$34,445||$29,280||Dec 27th, 2022||Jan 16th, 2023|