Depart from Ushuaia on a legendary journey to cross the Antarctic Circle. Discover a truly transformative experience on board the Seaventure, one of the latest polar expedition vessels. The further south you go the more ice you are likely to encounter, offering incredible scenic and wildlife opportunities. Experience a truly incredible Antarctic voyage as you become some of the very few adventures that travel this far south.
No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.
Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travellers.
Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.
Join our Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history; participate in our renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching exciting glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.
The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty, so we’ll hop into our inflatable Zodiac boats and spend as much time as possible exploring. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory!
Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, we sail towards the Antarctic Circle. From our most southern point (south of the Antarctic Circle), we’ll start making our way back north, cruising through the narrow channels of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Heading north, we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, manoeuvring 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.
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.
Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary.
Two pre-voyage nights hotel accommodation in embarkation city
Transfer from the group hotel to ship for embarkation
Cabin accommodation on board ship
All meals whilst on board
All scheduled landings and excursions
Citizen science program:
Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
Complimentary use of rubber boots for duration of voyage
Coffee/tea/cocoa 24 hours daily
Alcohol (house brands) and non-alcoholic beverages: Mineral water, soft drinks, juices, tea, house wine, various beers, long drinks, cocktails of the day
All taxes and port fees
WIFI from the public computers
200MB WIFI card for use on personal devices
Digital voyage log
Guiding and lectures by experienced expedition team
Optional activities not mentioned as included
Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 200 MB provided
Travel and medical insurance
Gratuities for the staff and crew
We appreciate that voyages to the Antarctic to have an impact on this pristine environment. In light of this, all our voyages are double carbon offset. In addition, we strive to eliminate as many single use plastics as possible from our supply chain. In choosing this voyage you are also supporting the fantastic work done by the Antarctic Science Foundation (ASF) and their work in understanding and protecting this unique destination. In addition all voyages support the Mawsons Huts Foundation (MHF). The MHF support the legacy of Sir Douglas Mawson, the legendary Antarctic explorer and scientist. As a member of IAATO we follow strict guidelines appointed by the Antarctic Treaty System to go above and beyond in support of minimizing negative impacts on this pristine landscape. We also encourage clients to look to book pre-and post- accommodation with us, where local businesses will be supported. Our clients also receive restaurant recommendations which support locally owned restaurants.
We carefully select all ships we work with and choose smaller sized vessels to create less impact. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in the Antarctic’s delicate ecosystem. We view the voyage to the Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller ships such as ours can navigate narrow waterways and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste. The waste is carried back to the home port to allow for environmentally conscious waste management and disposal.
For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE