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Itinerary Summary

22 Days
Nov - Jan
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
22 Days £18095 Nov - Jan Antarctica Small Group Safari
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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Citizen Science Voyage

The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands 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. We also celebrate the best the Antarctica Peninsula has to offer - from towering icebergs and impressive glaciers to fascinating historical sites and unforgettable wildlife encounters.

When wildlife is spotted from the bridge, your captain will endeavour to manoeuvre towards the sightings wherever possible, or you may head out on a Zodiac excursion for better photographic opportunities.

Get a first-hand look at how climate change is impacting birds, sea life, glaciers, oceans, and weather patterns, and help scientists better understand our evolving planet by joining the on board Citizen Science program.

Your exact expedition route may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. 


What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • An opportunity to contribute to major research studies focused on Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
  • A huge array of wildlife including several species of penguin living in vast colonies, whales, seals and other seabirds.
  • Explore old whaling stations and visit the grave of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • Enjoy zodiac cruises alongside mighty icebergs and magnificent ice formations.
  • Conditions permitting, an opportunity to set foot on the continent of Antarctica.

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A 20 or 21 night set departure; wildlife, stunning landscapes & photography in South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula

From $21,171 per person, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrival - 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


Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by the 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.

Days 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 the experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife, history, and geology of the area.

Days 5-6

Falkland Islands

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 harbour, and you have some time to 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.

Days 7-8


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.

Days 9-12


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.

Days 13-14


Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.

Days 15-18


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.

Days 19-20


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.

Days 21-22


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. The next morning it's time to head homeward bound or perhaps to another destination, taking with you the unforgettable memories of exploring the last wild place on earth.



This is a 22-day set-departure onboard MS Seaventure travelling to South Georgia and the seventh continent with a focus on wildlife, starting in Puerto Madryn on 2nd November 2023 and ending in Ushuaia on 23 November 2023. 

Additional departures departing in December start and finish in Ushuaia and are 21 days.

There is a 15% early bird booking discount available on select departures, exclusively valid for bookings made before 31st December 2022

Length of expedition can also vary by one or two days. Your exact route will depend on weather, sea and ice conditions. Note that prices exclude international flights.

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to discuss this discount and prices across all of the cabins and suites available.

Please note that pricing is subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 

Trip date Duration Prices from Accom. highlights
Nov 02 - Nov 23 2023 21 Days £18095 M/S Seaventure
Dec 19 2023 - Jan 08 2024 21 Days £19710 Island Sky
Dec 29 2023 - Jan 18 2024 21 Days £19285 M/S Seaventure

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