seaventure falkland islands south georgia and antarctica cruise

Falkland Is, South Georgia and Antarctica - Starting in Puerto Madryn

  • Overview

    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.


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

    Duration: 22 days
    Passengers: 139 passengers
    Embarkation Point: Puerto Madryn, Argentina
    Disembarkation Point: Ushuaia, Argentina
    Physical rating: Soft Adventure
    Fly/Cruise: Cruise only
    Single Supplement: 1.7x - 2.0x twin rate or share options
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 - Puerto Madryn

      Located in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Puerto Madryn is one of Argentina's fastest growing cities and the gateway to the Peninsula Valdés. Puerto Madryn is a popular resort destination for wildlife excursions - visit a sea lion colony or take a whale watching trip to view the Southern Right Whales, watch for nesting cormorants and magnificent elephant seals, or experience a walk through a colony of Magellanic penguins and myriad species of native seabirds.

    • Day 2 - Embarkation

      Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition Team and ship's officers 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 3/4 - Southern Ocean

      Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south, are the albatrosses, prions, and petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the whales and dolphins that can be seen in the area. Our experts will begin their presentations with informative and entertaining talks on the wildlife, history, and geology of The Falkland Islands and Southern Ocean. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in our comfortable lounge.

    • Day 5 - West Falkland Islands

      The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze alongside albatross colonies and rockhopper, king, and Magellanic penguin rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese graze at the water's edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.

    • Day 6 - Stanley, East Falkland Islands

      Chosen for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as most shops and services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool items and Stanley's lively pubs will all be available. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town including sea lions and Peale's and Commerson's dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.

    • Day 7/8 - Southern Ocean

      There will be plenty of wildlife spotting as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations will continue featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

    • Day 9/12 - South Georgia

      Its unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence yet outside the limit of the yearly sea ice makes this 3,755 square kilometer island home to tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with castellate and tabular icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife are all available to us as we travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. Landing sites feature huge elephant seals, aggressive fur seals, macaroni penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, and gulls. King penguins from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults can be seen in the hundreds of thousands. We will visit historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman's church, the active British Antarctic Survey station plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

    • Day 13/18 - Scotia Sea

      Heading farther south, we continue our informative presentations and wildlife watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.

    • Day 19/20 - Drake Passage

      As we leave this magical place and make our way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage we have no doubt that time will be spent sharing and reflecting on the wonderful experiences of the last few days. Sailing down the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our Polar expedition at a special slideshow and dinner.

    • Day 21 - Ushuaia, Argentina: Disembarkation Day

      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 22 - Ushuaia, Argentina: Departure Day

      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.

    Please consider that our voyages are expeditionary in nature. This means, that there are no concrete itineraries, your Captain and Expedition Leader will utilise their vast experience to chart the best course for your expedition depending on the climatic and environmental conditions. Mentioned highlights and wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

  • Highlights & Activities
  • Inclusions

    Accommodation & Transfers

    Transfers are provided pre and post-cruise by the expedition team and one night accommodation is provided on Day 1 of your itinerary at hotel.

    Expedition Gear

    The ship will provide you with expedition boots (on loan) and a specially designed expedition jacket, which is yours to keep at the end of your voyage.

    Wifi

    100 minutes of Wifi access is provided for use on your personal devices free of charge.

    Inclusions / Exclusions

    Included in your Expedition

    - Port taxes and charges
    - Zodiac and land excursions with our expert expedition team
    - Digital voyage log
    - All accommodation and meals on board

    Not included in your Expedition

    - Travel medical insurance including medical repatriation (mandatory)
    - Mandatory waterproof gear not provided
    - Items of a personal nature such as; Beverages / Laundry / Medical expenses / Gratuities / Internet & Wifi
    - Passport and Visa expenses
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  • Vessel
    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 kitchens, one on the Lido deck for al fresco dining when weather permits.

    Ship Facilities:

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

    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

    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
    Features & Facilities
    Key Facts
    Luxury star rating: 5
    Guests #: 139
    Crew #: 90
    Ice Class: 1A Super
    Speed:
    Refurbished: 1990
    Technical Specs
    Year built: 2019
    Length: 111m
    Width: 17
    Draft: 6
    Tonnage: 6752
    Registry: Bahamas
    Elec Outlets:
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Triple Staterooms

01 Nov 2022 - 22 Nov 2022
(17.5m/sq) 3x Single beds or 1x Queen + 1x Single. Porthole. 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.
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01 Nov 2022 - 22 Nov 2022
(17.5m/sq) Twin or Double beds, Porthole, 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.
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01 Nov 2022 - 22 Nov 2022
(17.5m/sq) Twin or Double beds. Window, 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.
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01 Nov 2022 - 22 Nov 2022
(20m/sq) Twin or Double beds. Veranda, 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.
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01 Nov 2022 - 22 Nov 2022
(30m/sq) Twin or Double beds. Veranda, 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.
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