Wildlife seekers rejoice – the land and waters of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula are home to penguins, seals, whales and more.. Towering icebergs, blue glaciers, rugged islands, white mountains, abundant and curious wildlife – Antarctica is a lifechanging destination.. Your expedition is staffed by an expert seafaring crew as well as a team of scientists who specialise in Antarctic marine biology, ornithology, history, geology and more.. We carbon-offset all our trips, serve only sustainable seafood, avoid single-use plastics and more to help preserve Antarctica (and the world) for future generations.
Explore Antarctica’s most wildlife-heavy landing sites on this 18-day expedition cruise on board the state-of-the-art Ocean Endeavour. See penguin colonies and seals aplenty in the bays of South Georgia and set off on Zodiac excursions between the massive icebergs of the Antarctic Peninsula in search of whale pods and seabird nesting spots. With optional activities like kayaking off the ship and onboard yoga, this is a comfortable journey that doesn’t skimp on adventure.
Breakfast Included: 17 Lunches Included: 16 Dinner Included: 16
Bienvenidos to Ushuaia, your gateway to the Great White Continent. Your Antarctic adventure begins with a welcome meeting at your accommodation this evening. If you arrive with time to spare before your welcome meeting, maybe take a wander uphill from Avenida San Martin for a great view of the Beagle Channel from the top.
Today your voyage begins. Set off and cruise through the Beagle Channel, where it’s possible to spot seals, penguins, cormorants and more from the deck. Settle into your cabin and get to know the expedition team and your fellow travellers.
Hit the open seas for your passage to South Georgia. You can spend the next few days indulging in the range of activities offered on board and listening to members of your expert crew giving presentations on a variety of topics.
Make sure you’ve got a seat by a porthole or are out on deck when South Georgia comes into view – the snow-capped mountains are vast and rugged. Over the next few days, you’ll explore a variety of landing sites and areas around South Georgia. While exact excursions can’t be guaranteed due to weather and other conditions, you might find yourself cruising through Drygalski Fjord, watching elephant seals on Gold Harbour or exploring Salisbury Plain.
Spend a few days learning and relaxing at sea, en route to the Antarctic Peninsula. You can join expedition team members on deck to spot wildlife, relax with a book in the library, take a yoga class or watch movies.
Welcome to the Antarctic Peninsula! Spend the next few days exploring on Zodiac rides and onshore excursions over a number of potential landing sites. No two days on any expedition are the same and landing sites can’t be guaranteed, but our expert expedition crew will make sure each day is memorable. You might see an historical research station in Damoy Point, spot petrels on Cuverville Island or take Zodiac excursions to get close to whales. If you’re interested in kayaking or other optional extras, please see the Special Information field below.
Take some time to reflect on your voyage during the two-day return journey to Ushuaia. This is also your last chance to soak up the experience and knowledge of your expert expedition crew before the end of the trip.
Disembark the Ocean Endeavour after breakfast. If you are flying out today, take advantage of an included airport transfer included in the price of your expedition.