We chart a course through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula with the ambition of crossing the Antarctic Circle. The farther south we go, the more sea ice we are likely to encounter, along with incredible wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Should we arrive at 66°33’S, we’ll join the small band of explorers that can claim they have made it this far south.


Highlights


• Visits to some of the most stunning bays and channels of the Peninsula

• A valiant effort and anticipated success in reaching 66°33’S

• Magnificent wildlife encounters with penguins, whales, seals and seabirds

• Zodiac cruising amongst colossal glaciers and massive icebergs

• Potential stops at active scientific bases and historical sites

After a friendly welcome at the airport and a transfer to the luxurious Arakur Resort & Spa, take some time to unwind or explore the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia.

Our evening briefing at the Arakur is your opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.

Spend your morning relaxing at the hotel, visiting a museum, or exploring the shops in Ushuaia, before our mid-afternoon escort to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will welcome you on board and get you settled in, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and our Captain’s welcome dinner. We’re on our way to Antarctica!

Join our Polar Experts as they share their vast knowledge of Antarctica, from its enchanting wildlife to its bold history. Participate in our pioneering Citizen Science program, or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching glimpses of rarely-seen wildlife. Keep your binoculars handy to identify the many seabirds that escort our ship as we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctica’s waters and noticeably cooler temperatures.

Over time, the volcanic activity of the South Shetland Islands has created a geology unlike any other. Here, you can expect a spectacular display of mountains, glaciers, and wildlife including Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins; and it’s not uncommon to share the water’s edge with Elephant and Fur seals. Whales are often spotted as well. So, we’ll settle into our Zodiacs and kayaks, and spend most of our day exploring. Whether on land or sea, in zodiac or kayak, be prepared for a fully immersive introduction to this incomparable part of the world.

Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, we begin to see the breathtaking outline of the Antarctic Peninsula. Wildlife sightings, including penguins, whales, and fur seals, become more frequent, as do dramatic ice sculptures. Should Antarctica’s unpredictable weather and ice permit, you will be among the lucky few to cross the Antarctic Circle, where the sun remains in the sky for 20 hours a day. Following a tradition first established by sailors crossing the equator, we’ll celebrate the occasion by… (Sorry, you just have to be there), before heading onward toward any number of historic and rarely visited British Survey bases, after which we turn back north.

Heading north into warmer climes, we’ll see less sea ice and more open channels, offering access to islands where we can anticipate any number of wildlife sightings, which could include a variety of seal species, as well as penguin rookeries where the locals will be taking advantage of the rocky shore to build their nesting sites. You can anticipate more whale sightings, as well, as Humpbacks feast on the plentiful krill in these warmer waters. As always, we will seek out opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites along the way, as we leave no opportunity unseized-upon in our quest to explore the very best of this magical place.

We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again heading across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

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.

This Itinerary is subject to change.

Triple Stateroom

$13,195 USD pp
Triple Stateroom
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with an extra single bed and sitting area. Family triples have one queen and one single (409 & 411).

Porthole Stateroom

$15,175 USD pp
Porthole Stateroom
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with portholes and sitting area.

Window Stateroom

$17,005 USD pp
Window Stateroom
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with windows and sitting area.

Veranda Stateroom

$22,105 USD pp
Veranda Stateroom
20.8 sq. m. Including a minimum of 3.6 sq. m. balcony. Staterooms with sitting area and private balcony.

Owners Suite

$29,175 USD pp
Owners Suite
30.8 sq. m. Including 5.4 sq. m. balcony. Suites with sitting area and private balcony.

Window Stateroom

$19,555 USD pp
Window Stateroom
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with windows and sitting area.

Veranda Stateroom

$22,485 USD pp
Veranda Stateroom
20.8 sq. m. Including a minimum of 3.6 sq. m. balcony. Staterooms with sitting area and private balcony.

Owners Suite

$31,475 USD pp
Owners Suite
30.8 sq. m. Including 5.4 sq. m. balcony. Suites with sitting area and private balcony.

Triple Stateroom

Sold Out
 
Please contact Wild Earth for alternative options or to waitlist.

Porthole Stateroom

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Please contact Wild Earth for alternative options or to waitlist.

Triple Stateroom

$15,555 USD pp
Triple Stateroom
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with an extra single bed and sitting area. Family triples have one queen and one single (409 & 411).

Porthole Stateroom

$17,895 USD pp
Porthole Stateroom
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with portholes and sitting area.

Window Stateroom

$20,045 USD pp
Window Stateroom
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with windows and sitting area.

Veranda Stateroom

$23,045 USD pp
Veranda Stateroom
20.8 sq. m. Including a minimum of 3.6 sq. m. balcony. Staterooms with sitting area and private balcony.

Owners Suite

$27,655 USD pp
Owners Suite
30.8 sq. m. Including 5.4 sq. m. balcony. Suites with sitting area and private balcony.

Vessel Type: 1-A Super Ice Class Small Ship

Length: 111,5 m

Passenger Capacity: 164

Built in: 1990 / Renovated: 2019/2021

A WORLD-CLASS SMALL SHIP EXPERIENCE

The SEAVENTURE was specifically designed for extraordinary moments. The small ship is incredibly agile and manoeuvrable making a change of course effortless for a rare wildlife sighting.

In addition, the SEAVENTURE has been assigned the highest ice class for passenger ships. A greater density of steel plates in the hull and a massive stem are just two of the elements that allow the expedition ship to glide safely through the waters.

• Maximum of 164 passengers

• All cabins/suites offer private facilities and exterior views

• Theatre-style auditorium with presentations by local experts

• Exterior views

• Facilities en suite

• Flat-screen TVs

• Chef-prepared meals (all meals and daily snack included)

• Bar staffed by a professional bartender

• Presentations by local experts

• Pool and Sauna, gym with sea view

• Library with a collection of books

• Internet access (limited)

Cabin layout for Seaventure

Kayaking. From (895.00 USD)

Camping. From (250.00 USD)

10% Early Booking Discount

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Additional 5% Pay-in-Full Discount Applies when Full Payment is received within 7 days of booking.

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Inclusions


• Two nights pre-voyage hotel accommodation as per the itinerary (NOTE: Select voyages have 1 night pre-voyage and 1 night post-voyage accommodation as per specific trip inclusions/itinerary)
• Group arrival transfer for airport to hotel on day 1 (For preferred flights only) NOTE: Flight itinerary must be received 100 days prior to departure.
• Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
• Voyage in selected cabin category
• All scheduled landings and shore excursions as per the itinerary
• All meals while on board the ship
• Coffee and tea while on board
• Expedition parka to keep
• Rubber boots for use throughout the voyage
• Wifi on public computers in library
• 200MB Wi-fi card for use on personal devices
• Daily international news service
• Port charges and taxes
• Group transfer from ship to airport or central location on disembarkation unless specified in itinerary
• Digital voyage log

• Two Hotel Nights

Exclusions


• International and domestic arifares
• Travel insurance including mandatory medical evacutation cover
• Transfer from airport to hotel for guests not arriving on day 1 of the itinerary
• Meals while not on board the ship unless specified in the itinerary
• Any items of a personal nature including medical costs incured on board
• Onboard communication including wifi use over included 200MB
• Optional excursions (EG kayaking or camping where available)
• Gratuities
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