Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

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Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

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Description

Explore Antarctica’s most wildlife-heavy landing sites on this 18-day expedition cruise on board the state-of-the-art Ocean Endeavour. Spot penguin colonies and seals 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.

Trip Name
Highlights of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula
Last Updated
2020-05-30
Days
18
Capacity
200
Highlights
  • 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 with specialties like Antarctic marine biology, ornithology, history, and geology.
  • 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.
  • Rest up after hiking on shore or travelling between icebergs by Zodiac in the comfort of the Ocean Endeavour, where you can do yoga, use the gym, sip cocktails and more.

Itinerary

No two Polar voyages are the same and this is part of the excitement of travelling in these remote regions. Weather, ice conditions and wildlife will all affect where your ship is able to access, and most importantly, where your Expedition Team think you will get the best possible experience from your trip. On board, daily updates are given to advise what the specific itinerary will be for the next day based on local conditions. Published itineraries cannot be guaranteed but an amazing voyage full of adventure and once-in-a-lifetime experiences is guaranteed.

Day 1 - Ushuaia
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.
Day 2 - Ushuaia
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.
Day 3-5 - At Sea
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.
Day 6-9 - South Georgia
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.
Day 10-11 - At Sea
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.
Day 12-15 - Antarctic Peninsula
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.
Day 16-17 - At Sea
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.
Day 18 - Ushuaia
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.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 21,420-
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 22,496-
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 25,007-
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 23,565-
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 24,280-
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 24,638-
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 24,280-
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 25,710-
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 25,710-
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 23,069-
07-02-202224-02-2022AUD $ 24,284-

Accommodation

1 night comfort hotel,9 nights expedition cruise ship

Transport

Expedition cruise ship,zodiac

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