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Seaventure | Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica from Ushuaia

21 Days FROM USD 16,749 15 % off!

Overview

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Departing from Ushuaia this classic voyage will give you the complete taste of Antarctica and the Sub Antarctic Islands. On this 21 Day voyage you will witness the incredible sights of the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Explore the fascinating history of the region, explore secret coves and discrete bays and encounter wildlife like no other on Earth. 

Optional Activities : Kayaking, Photography

Trip Code: ACPLSUS

Travel Style: Small Ship Expedition Cruise

Location: Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica

Ship: Seaventure

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise, contact us today to discuss.

CRUISE ITINERARY

We’ve eliminated the anxiety of missed connections and flight delays by providing a two-night hotel stay at the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa. Most flights arrive in Ushuaia in the late afternoon or early evening. Bring your bathing suit, lounge in the spa, or take a bath, and then get over your jet lag with good night’s sleep. You’ll have a full day on day two to relax at the resort or explore town, before embarkation on day three.

Arrival

Today is all yours: explore some of the sights that Ushuaia has to offer, from museums to Argentinean leather markets, or continue relaxing at the lovely Arakur. Our optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers. All guests need to arrive at the hotel no later than the evening of day two.

Ushuaia

After a complimentary buffet breakfast, you’re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Once on board, you’ll be greeted by our Expedition Team and the ship’s officers. A concise safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the scenery on our early evening sail through the Beagle Channel, past porpoising Magellanic penguins, Rock Cormorant, and Black-browed Albatross.

Embarkation

Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south, are the albatrosses, prions, and petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the whales and dolphins that can be seen in the area. Our experts will begin their presentations with informative and entertaining talks on the wildlife, history, and geology of the Falkland Islands and Southern Ocean. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in our comfortable lounge.

Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in SeaBird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way.

Southern Ocean

The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze alongside albatross colonies and Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese graze at the water’s edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.

West Falklands

Chosen for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as most shops and services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool items, and Stanley’s lively pubs will all be available. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town including sea lions and Peale’s and Commerson’s dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.

Stanley, East Falkland

There will be plenty of wildlife spotting as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations will continue, featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

Southern Ocean - Day 7 & 8

Welcome to South Georgia! Landing sites feature huge Elephant seals, aggressive Fur seals, Gentoo penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, and gulls. King penguins from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults can be seen in the hundreds of thousands. We will visit historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman’s church, the active British Antarctic Survey station plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

South Georgia - Day 9 to 12

Heading farther south, we continue our informative presentations and wildlife watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.

Scotia Sea - Day 13 & 14

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory. Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. We will aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant Seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard Seals and the assertive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

Antarctica and Shetlands - Day 15 to 18

As we leave this magical place and make our way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, we will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow.

Drake Passage - Day 19 & 20

Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Disembarkation in Ushuaia
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Pricing & date

Seaventure | Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica from Ushuaia from USD 16,749
Departing Ending Duration
30 Dec 2021 19 Jan 2022 21
27 Dec 2022 16 Jan 2023 21

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Kayaking

Kayaking

Photography

Photography

Important Information

  • 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

    Exclusions 

    International flights
    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
    Personal expenses 
    Gratuities for the staff and crew

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request, contact us for more details. 

  • Please note this itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions. 

  • Departure date, season and availability.

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Sustainability

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

 

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