Antarctic Wildlife Adventure

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

Join an Antarctic expedition you will never forget. Set sail for three incredible weeks of amazing scenery and once in a lifetime animal encounters. This Antarctic cruise encompasses the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula on board a comfortable, fit for purpose vessel and escorted by our experienced and knowledgeable crew. 

Starting in the Falkland Islands, a remote and rugged land populated by hardy people and immense populations of albatrosses, penguins and many other seabirds. The secluded and isolated environment makes it a bird watcher's paradise. Our Antarctica cruise continues to South Georgia, amidst the dramatic Southern Ocean seascape, where we find world-famous beaches teaming with jousting elephant seals, raucous fur seals, & stately king penguins. Humpback whales are a common sight in the polar waters. Trips ashore accompanied by our crew of Antarctic explorers allow for even closer experiences with the native fauna.

Around the South Shetland Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula, we will explore a pristine polar wilderness of singular beauty, complete with bustling penguin colonies, seals, whales and breathtaking scenery of icebergs, mountains and glaciers. Wildlife encounters of this magnitude will make this Antarctic cruise a trip of a lifetime. 

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Great opportunity to encounter Penguins, Seals, Whales and more.

Enjoy excursions on the land of ice for lifetime's memories.

Witness immense icebergs.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Ushuaia

Arrive Ushuaia. Overnight at a hotel included. Free day to enjoy Ushuaia at leisure
Overnight in Ushuaia
NOTE: Itinerary varies depending on departure date. 21 to 23 days
Important: - Itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Day 2
Embarkation in Ushuaia

Morning at leisure before your transfer to the port to board the M/V Sea Spirit. Relax, get to know your surroundings before we set sail on our voyage. Possible marine mammals may be seen as we head to the Beagle Channel.
Overnight on board MV Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 3
South Atlantic Ocean

As we transit through the Beagle Channel & pass the islands of Tierra del Fuego, we head northeast towards the Falkland Islands. It is possible we will see some wonderful marine mammals along the way such as dolphins & whales. The ship is equipped with stabilizing fins to provide comfort in the event of rough seas.
Overnight on board MV Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 4-5
Falkland Islands

Please note our route is dependent on weather conditions. Rest assured the captain & crew will offer the best possible opportunities to capture Antarctic at its best for you, with many wildlife spotting’s & beautiful scenery. Like most Antarctica voyages we will get to see penguins, albatrosses, variety of seabirds & other mammals such as seals.
The Falkland Islands are remote & sparsely-populated, which make a great place for seabirds to reside. A bird lovers paradise. We will see penguins & albatrosses which are easily accessible. The Falklands are also a wonderful home for marine mammals. Fur & elephant seals can be spotted on the sandy beaches while in the water this is home to whales & dolphins.
Overnight on board MV Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 6-7
Southern Ocean

Time to continue our journey & head south to South Georgia. More seabirds to be seen along the pinnacles known as Shag Rocks. We also cross the Antarctica Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. Lectures on bio-security procedures & the wonderful life in Antarctica will be given in order to prepare for our arrival in South Georgia.
Overnight on board MV Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 8-12
South Georgia

During our visit in South Georgia, exploration opportunities are heavily dependent on the weather conditions. Our experienced Captain & expedition team will decide the itinerary & continually adjust plans as conditions & opportunities warrant. We will of course take the best possible advantage offered by what nature may bring.
South Georgia is a scenic wilderness & an unrivalled paradise for sub-Antarctic wildlife viewing. The islands are said to host upwards of 100 million seabirds including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels & terns. Beaches such as Salisbury Plain & St. Andrews Bay, have over 100,000 elephant seals & 3 million fur seals jostle for space among innumerable penguins including stately king penguins & sprightly macaroni penguins.
And if what is on shore wasn’t exciting enough, in the waters surrounding South Georgia we are likely to see whales. The historical whaling station of Grytviken is now home to the excellent South Georgia Museum manages by then South Georgia Heritage Trust. Also the final resting place of Ernest Shackleton – the legendary explorer.
Our days here we will of course provide many wonderful excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by our experts & enough scenery & wildlife as possible.

Day 13-14
Southern Ocean

It's now time to depart South Georgia & continue west back towards Falkland Islands. Pelagic seabirds including majestic albatross are common in these waters which can be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom windows & balconies.

Day 15-18
South Shetland Islands Antarctic Peninsula

As we head to South Shetland Islands, we aim to visit places such as Deception Island, Gerlache Strait & Paradise Bay. There will be plenty of icebergs for you to enjoy. Shore excursion will take place (weather dependent), to offer you the opportunity to get close to some of nature’s best & touch foot on Antarctica Ice. Make sure you have plenty of camera memory!
Overnight on board MV Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 19-20
Across the Drake Passage

All good things must come to an end as we make our way back to Ushuaia via the Drake Passage. Time to look back & reflect on what you have seen & learned. Share joyful memories with your new found friends.
Overnight on board MV Sea Spirit in your chosen cabin

Day 21
Ushuaia Depart

After breakfast it is time to say good bye & disembark the ship. Group transfer to the airport or town center is included.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Triple Cabin on board MV Sea Spirit
  • Included Copy 20 1 night in a hotel pre-voyage in Ushuaia
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals on board throughout the voyage
  • Included Copy 20 Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily while on board your ship
  • Included Copy 20 Welcome and Farewell cocktails
  • Included Copy 7 Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Group arrival & departure transfers
  • Included Copy 20 Schedules landings/excursions (subject to weather conditions)
  • Included Copy 20 Rubber boots for shore landings (to borrow)
  • Included Copy 20 Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka
  • Included Copy 7 Staff gratuities not included
  • Included Copy 31 Selected departures 21, 22 or 23 days.
  • Included Copy 7 Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
  • Included Copy 7 Personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail serv
  • Included Copy 31 Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings
  • Included Copy 7 Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD 200,000
  • Included Copy 7 Pre- or post-cruise travel expenses
  • Included Copy 31 Kayaking may be available at additional costs - please ask. Limited availability
Transportation
Sea Spirit | Arctic & Antarctic Cruise Ship

114 passengers plus 72 crew Passengers

Activities

  • Included Add Kayaking &/or Camping (additional costs apply, subject to availability)
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Duration

21 days

Price from

$15,746 USD

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