Spirit of Shackleton

From Ushuaia to Ushuaia
  • All Antarctic Cruises
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • South Georgia & The Falkland Islands
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

Your voyage illuminates Ernest Shackleton’s legend & recounts his courageous exploration of Antarctica. Experience vast penguin rookeries & seal colonies on this breath-taking voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, & the Falkland Islands. Visit historical sites of past explorers, including Shackleton’s final resting place – South Georgia.. 

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Capture wildlife in their natural environment

Retrace the steps of Shackleton while taking in the amazing landscape

Visit South Georgia & Falkland Islands

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Ushuaia

Today you will arrive in Ushuaia after which you will get transferred to your overnight hotel.

Day 2
Ushuaia Beagle Channel

Free morning in Ushuaia. This afternoon you will board your cruise for your journey to Antarctica!

Day 3
Beagle Channel & Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Travelling east, enjoy some lectures on board about the voyage ahead.

Day 4-5
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Southern Ocean

Today you will experience the rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity & extraordinary scenery of the southern Falkland Islands. You will see many penguins as well as the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters.

Day 6-7
Southern Ocean South Georgia

Heading east, we soon will arrive in South Georgia. During sea days you will be able to enjoy many lectures with information on the landings & sights ahead.

Day 8-11
South Georgia Scotia Sea

This is where the grave of Earnest Shackleton, the polar explorer can be found.
South Georgia is also known for its whaling station and it boasts plenty of wildlife. We see a vast colony of king penguins, which is sure to be one of the highlights of the expedition. We will spend 3 full days exploring the island (weather permitting).

Day 12-13
Scotia Sea Tierra do O’Higgins, Peninsula

Sit back & enjoy these two days of sailing, retracing Shacklenton’s route backwards on course towards Elephant Island & the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 14-18
Tierra de O’Higgins, Peninsula Drake Passage

You will experience some of the most unique wildlife & amazing scenery in the world. Here we aim to have two shore landings per day (subject to weather conditions) and will encounter gentoo, chinstrap & Adélie penguin rookeries, as well as weddell, crabeater, & leopard seals. It is very common to see orcas, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history.

Day 19-20
Drake Passage

As the expeditions draws to an end, take time to reflect on the extraordinary experiences you will have had over the past few days. There is even the chance of spotting a whale or two.

Day 21
Ushuaia Depart

Arrive back in to Ushuaia this morning.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Quad share cabin on MS Expedition
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Activities / sightseeing as mentioned
  • Included Copy 31 Note the itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions
Transportation
M/S Expedition | Antarctic Cruise Ship

134 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Optional Activities (Must be booked in advance subject to availability)
  • Included Kayaking from USD$1,499.00 per person / AUD$1,989.00 / NZD$2,149.00
  • Included Camping from USD$349.00 per person / AUD$459.00 / NZD$499.00
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Duration

21 days

Price from

$15,999 USD

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