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Antarctica, S Georgia & the Falklands

Antarctica, S Georgia & the Falklands

22 Days / 19 Nights on board
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

Departures:

Activities:

We begin our journey setting a course through the Drake Passage straight to the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula. After enjoying our fill of stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife, we voyage north to the sub-Antarctic South Georgia and Falkland Islands/Malvinas. We’ll explore the captivating history of the area as well as visit beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins.

Feb 24 – Mar 17, 2023

22 Days / 19 Nights on board
Ushuaia to Ushuaia

We begin our journey setting a course through the Drake Passage straight to the heart of the Antarctic Peninsula. After enjoying our fill of stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife, we voyage north to the sub-Antarctic South Georgia and Falkland Islands/Malvinas. We’ll explore the captivating history of the area as well as visit beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins.

Departures:  

  • Feb 24 – Mar 17, 2023

Activities:

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Ushuaia
  • Day 3: Embarkation
  • Day 4: Drake Passage
  • Day 5-9: Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 10-11: Scotia Sea
  • Day 12-15: South Georgia
  • Day 16-17: Southern Ocean
  • Day 18: West Falklands/Malvinas
  • Day 19: Stanley, East Falklands/Malvinas
  • Day 20: Southwest Falklands/Malvinas
  • Day 21: Drake Passage
  • Day 22: Ushuaia Disembarkation

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival
  • Day 2: Ushuaia
  • Day 3: Embarkation
  • Day 4: Drake Passage
  • Day 5-9: Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 10-11: Scotia Sea
  • Day 12-15: South Georgia
  • Day 16-17: Southern Ocean
  • Day 18: West Falklands/Malvinas
  • Day 19: Stanley, East Falklands/Malvinas
  • Day 20: Southwest Falklands/Malvinas
  • Day 21: Drake Passage
  • Day 22: Ushuaia Disembarkation

Day 1, Arrival

No need to stress about missed connections or flight delays as you arrive with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beautiful Arakur Resort & Spa or spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Day 2, Ushuaia

Explore the sights of Ushuaia such as the museums and Argentinean leather markets or continue relaxing at the hotel. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers.

Day 3, Embarkation

Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner.

Day 4, Drake Passage

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 5-9, Antarctic Peninsula

Things really start to ramp up as there is plenty of wildlife identifying to do as we officially enter Antarctic waters. Hopping into our inflatable Zodiac boats, we’ll spend as much time as possible exploring any number of picturesque bays and channels. Be prepared to marvel up close at nature’s glory as we set course through icy seas fringed by colossal icebergs and touch ground on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 10-11, Scotia Sea

As we journey north through the Scotia Sea, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in our Citizen Science program or join informative presentations featuring topics such as the fascinating history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

Day 12-15, 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 16-17, Southern Ocean

Heading farther north, we’ll continue our educational presentation series and wildlife spotting as we journey towards the Falkland Islands/Malvinas.

Day 18, 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 19, Stanley, E Falklands/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. Later that day, schedule permitting, we will attend ‘Falkstock’ a festival founded by Polar Latitudes, now in its 9th year. The festival features live music and entertainment and is a benefit for a local charitable organization.

Day 20, Southwest Falklands/Malvinas

We enjoy our final excursion together before we leave this magical place and make our way north, once again heading across the famed 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 21, 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 22, Ushuaia Disembarkation

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

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START DATE TRIPLE PORTHOLE WINDOW VERANDA OWNER’S
Feb 24, 2023
15% Off thru 1/31
$18,995
$16,145
$21,845
$18,570
$24,475
$20,805
$28,145
$23,925
$33,205
$28,225
All voyages include TWO hotel nights prior to embarkation
START DATE TRIPLE PORTHOLE WINDOW VERANDA OWNER’S
Feb 24, 2023
15% Off thru 1/31
$18,995
$16,145
$21,845
$18,570
$24,475
$20,805
$28,145
$23,925
$33,205
$28,225
All voyages include TWO hotel nights prior to embarkation

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

 

Prices quoted are per-person based on double/triple occupancy.

A limited number of twin suites may be sold for single occupancy at 1.7 times the twin rate.

 

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Rates vary by cabin

The most experienced team on land, water, or ice

World class marine biologists, environmental scientists, ornithologists, and modern day explorers are all part of our expedition team - highly experienced, synced to your needs and interests, and with safety always top of mind. More than a team, though, this is a tight knit family. Most of us voyage together year after year, all share a deep love for Antarctica, and all take immense pleasure in making your trip one you’ll never forget.

Polar Latitudes is one of the few operators that require all operational staff to be certified as crew under the International Maritime Organization’s STCW standards. Furthermore, we are the first polar operator to adopt the Polar Tourism Guides Association (PTGA) guide qualification framework, a world first in training and certifying polar guides in the skills and experience required for our unique industry. Read more about why you should consider choosing PTGA accredited guides here.

Check out some of our amazing Expedition Staff below!

Expedition Team changes for each departure and is composed of at least one of each of the roles below.
Team details are sent via email approximately 90 days prior to departure.

Hayley Shephard
Hayley Shephard
Director of Expedition Operations
Hannah Lawson
Hannah Lawson
Expedition Leader
Nate Small
Nate Small
Expedition Leader
Pablo Brandeman
Pablo Brandeman
Assistant Expedition Leader
Maria Cashin
Maria Cashin
Assistant Expedition Leader
Heather Thorkelson
Heather Thorkelson
Passenger Service Manager
Mariela Cornejo
Mariela Cornejo
Passenger Service Manager
Conny Bartl
Conny Bartl
Passenger Service Manager
Seb Coulthard
Seb Coulthard
Antarctic Historian
Bob Gilmore
Bob Gilmore
Citizen Science Coordinator
Annette Bombosch, PhD
Annette Bombosch, PhD
Marine Mammals
Jeff Reynolds
Jeff Reynolds
Marine Mammals
Jim Gardner
Jim Gardner
Geologist
Tracy Allen
Tracy Allen
Geologist
Marty Garwood
Marty Garwood
Ornithologist
Sophie Ballagh
Sophie Ballagh
Kayak Guide
Ewan Blyth
Ewan Blyth
Assistant Kayak Guide
Steve Schellenberg
Steve Schellenberg
Assistant Kayak Guide
Ben Osborne
Ben Osborne
Photography Coach
Philip Stone
Philip Stone
Photography Coach
Mathew Farrell
Mathew Farrell
Photography Coach
Will Rogan
Will Rogan
Photography Coach
Adam Rheborg
Adam Rheborg
Photography Coach
Tim Warren
Tim Warren
Adventure Guide
Randy Bulicka
Randy Bulicka
Musician
Falcon Scott
Falcon Scott
Historian
Hella Martens
Hella Martens
Marine Mammals
Ashley Hamilton
Ashley Hamilton
Adventure Guide
Kurtis Randall
Kurtis Randall
Kayak Guide
A world-class small ship experience

Seaventure features a 1-A Super ice class rating — the highest ice class awarded to passenger vessels. The ship offers all outside-facing staterooms (some with balconies) and beautifully appointed dining areas, as well as al fresco dining on the Lido deck when weather permits.

Seaventure also offers a heated saltwater pool on the top deck, a sauna and fitness center, and a dedicated Citizen Science lab.

Common Spaces

Dining Room

Club/Bar

Outdoor Dining

Library

Fitness Center

Heated Salt-Water Pool

Sauna

All Voyages Include:
  • Two Hotel Nights
  • Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Certified Emergency MD and Clinic
  • World Class Cuisine and Live Entertainment
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea station
  • Voyage Photographer
  • Dedicated Passenger Service Manager
  • Complimentary Expedition Jacket

Ship Facilities:

  • Two Elevators serving all passenger decks
  • Library with computers
  • Fitness Center and Sauna
  • Heated salt-water swimming pool
  • Citizen Science Laboratory

Accommodations

Owner's Suite

includes balcony

Veranda

includes balcony

Veranda (Twin Setup)

includes balcony

Window

Porthole

Accommodations

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

Owner's Suite

includes balcony

Veranda

includes balcony

Veranda (Twin Setup)

includes balcony

Window

Porthole