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.
• 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Itineraries are subject to change.
03 November, 2021 to 24 November, 2021
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with an extra single bed and sitting area. Family triples have one queen and one single (409 & 411).
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with portholes and sitting area.
17.5 sq. m. Staterooms with windows and sitting area.
20.8 sq. m. Including a minimum of 3.6 sq. m. balcony. Staterooms with sitting area and private balcony.
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: 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.
Two Elevators serving all passenger decks
Library with computers
Fitness Center and Sauna
Heated saltwater swimming pool
Citizen Science Laboratory
All Staterooms Feature:
Sitting area with chairs or sofa and table
Flat Screen TV
Safe to store your valuables
Independent temperature controls
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Two nights pre-voyage hotel accommodation as per the 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
2020/21 Season ONLY;
House Wine, Beer and soft drink with dinner
2021/22 season ONLY;
House Alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks
*NOTE: Select voyages have 1 night pre-voyage and 1 night post-voyage accommodation as per specific trip inclusions/itinerary
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)