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Falklands, S Georgia & Antarctica (Seaventure)

Falklands, S Georgia & Antarctica (Seaventure)

From USD $18,995

Description

The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of
penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. We’ll also explore the
fascinating history of the area, dating back to the grandiose times of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Trip Name
Falklands, S Georgia & Antarctica (Seaventure)
Days
22
Overview
Vessel Type: 1-A Super Ice Class Small Ship Length: 111,5 m Passenger Capacity: 139 Built in: 1990 / Reimagined: 2019 / Refurbished: Spring 2021 A WORLD-CLASS SMALL SHIP EXPERIENCE Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating — the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. This means that we will be able to explore coves, bays, and channels that would previously have been forbidden to us. The ship also offers a host of new activities. There’s a sauna, a fitness center, a custom-built citizen science lab, and heated saltwater pool. There is more storage space, which is important because it means we can carry more equipment, so that more of our guests can participate in activities like kayaking, snowshoeing, and camping. The common areas are larger and beautifully appointed, and the ship has two. Ship Facilities: Two Elevators serving all passenger decks Library with computers Fitness Center and Sauna Heated saltwater swimming pool Citizen Science Laboratory All Staterooms Feature: Exterior views Sitting area with chairs or sofa and table Complimentary Mini-Bar Flat Screen TV Telephone Safe to store your valuables Independent temperature controls Luxury toiletries Hair dryer

Itinerary



Day 1 - Day 1, Puerto Madryn
Located in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Puerto Madryn is a popular resort destination for wildlife excursions, and is known as the best place in Argentina to see Southern Right whales. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.
Day 2 - Day 2, Embarkation
Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition Team and ship staff at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. Then, watch the city lights fade in the fresh night air as we sail seaward.​
Day 3 - Day 3-4, Southern Ocean
As we sail south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held, and you won’t want to miss our experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife, history, and geology of the area.
Day 4 - Day 5, West Falklands/Malvinas
We’ll be exploring some of the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands/Malvinas, where you can take in the beautiful countryside and look for Black-Browed albatross or Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries.
Day 5 - Day 6, Stanley, E Falkland/Malvinas
Stanley is a lively hub of activity nestled in a sheltered harbor. Head out on foot to explore the museum, shops and services centered on the port, or look for sea lions, dolphins, and bird life along the shores.
Day 6 - Day 7-8, Southern Ocean
Things really start to ramp up with plenty of wildlife identifying to do as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring topics such as the captivating history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.
Day 7 - Day 9-12, South Georgia
South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an incredible array of wildlife will astound you as we travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. We’ll also visit historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.
Day 8 - Day 13-14, Scotia Sea
Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.
Day 9 - Day 15-18, Antarctica
Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.
Day 10 - Day 19-20, Drake Passage
We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.
Day 11 - Day 21, Ushuaia Disembarkation
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning and transfer to the beautiful Arakur Resort and Spa in Ushuaia. Here you can unwind at the resort, relax in the spa, or hit the streets of Ushuaia to explore more sights.
Day 12 - Day 22, Ushuaia
Saying goodbye to the lovely Arakur, our Antarctic adventure officially comes to an end. As you continue on, homeward bound or perhaps to another destination, you’ll take with you the unforgettable memories of exploring the last wild place on earth.
Day 13 - Please Note:
Itineraries are subject to change.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
03-11-202124-11-2021USD $18,995Triple Stateroom
03-11-202124-11-2021USD $21,845Porthole Stateroom
03-11-202124-11-2021USD $24,475Window Stateroom
03-11-202124-11-2021USD $26,425Veranda Stateroom
03-11-202124-11-2021USD $28,805Owners Suite
01-11-202222-11-2022USD $18,995Triple Stateroom
01-11-202222-11-2022USD $21,845Porthole Stateroom
01-11-202222-11-2022USD $24,475Window Stateroom
01-11-202222-11-2022USD $28,145Veranda Stateroom
01-11-202222-11-2022USD $33,205Owners Suite

Inclusions

    • Exploring the port of Stanley
    • Penguin rookeries with hundreds of thousands of birds on South Georgia
    • Zodiac cruising amongst colossal icebergs
    • Potential encounters with Orca, Humpback and Minke whales
    • A visit to Grytviken, a former whaling station, and the gravesite of Sir Ernest Shackleton

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