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Antarctic Citizen Science Voyage

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12 DAYS FROM 9080 PP

Best time to go
Nov - Feb

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Antarctic Citizen Science Voyage

An exciting journey throughout the Antarctic Peninsula, exploring incredible landscapes and watching for endearing wildlife, including Gentoo penguins, humpback whales, minke whales and much more. There are seven species of penguin and at least three species of whales that you could encounter throughout your journey so keep your eyes peeled at all times for glimpses of wildlife. 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 Polar Experts as they teach you about everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history and participate in a renowned 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.

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Why book this trip?

Incredible Birdlife

Explore the stunning waterways which surround the Great White Continent that is Antarctica. Go in search of Adelie, Gentoo and chinstrap Penguins as well as a range of whales all whilst being followed by a vast array of Antarctic birdlife such as albatross.

Citizen Science Program

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.

Antarctic Citizen Science Voyage

What to expect

Day 1 - Arrive into Ushuaia

Take time to settle in to your hotel and spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world.

Day 2 - Exploring Ushuaia

Explore the sights of Ushuaia. Choose to walk around the town and try the local restaurants, or walk down to the waterfront to take a photo with the famous sign that welcomes you to ‘fin del mundo’ – the end of the earth. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travellers.

Day 3 - Embarkation

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

Days 4-5 - Drake Passage

Over the next two days you will venture through the Drake Passage, cross the Antarctic Convergence and then arrive in the circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. During the time at sea, the citizen science program will get underway along with presentations on the goals and methods of this unique voyage from your Polar Experts. Close to the South Shetland Islands you will be able to spot your first icebergs and keep watch for pelagic whales.

Days 6 -7 - South Shetland Islands

The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty. On-board the Zodiac boats there will be plenty of time to explore and witness this incredible nature up close.

Days 8 - 9 - Antarctica

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history. The on-board scientists and researchers will continue their work and provide periodic updates on the study’s progress.

Days 10 - 12 - At Sea

After spending 7 days in Antarctica, you will head back to Ushuaia, spending the next two days sailing the Drake passage, arriving in Ushuaia on day 13 of your trip.

M/S Seaventure

A world-class small ship, with the highest ice class awarded to a passenger ship, meaning it can explore coves, bays and channels not typically accessible. Refurbished in 2020, this ship has a custom-built citizen science lab, heated saltwater pool, sauna, and fitness centre. The extra storage space on the ship also means more equipment can be carried so guests can participate in activities like kayaking, snowshoeing, and camping. With room for only 139 passengers, the Seaventure offers a small ship experience with a more close-up engagement with the land and wildlife around. Read more about the M/S Seaventure.

Important information ahead of your trip to Antarctica

This is a set-departure travelling to the seventh continent with a focus on wildlife. Your exact route will depend on weather, sea and ice conditions. Note that prices exclude international flights.

  • Prices for 2023/2024 include a 40% reduction on all cabin prices. Promotion valid on all departures through to the end of January 2024.
  • For 2024/2025 prices, a 15% early bird booking discount is available on select departures.
  • Prices vary depending on the expedition ship. Length of expedition can also vary by one or two days.

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.

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Dates and Prices for antarctica
DateShipPassengersTrip LengthTrip StylePrices from
Feb 19 - Mar 02 2024M/S Seaventure13913 DaysSet Departure6715
Nov 29 - Dec 10 2024M/S Seaventure13912 DaysSet Departure9850
Dec 8 – Dec 20 2024M/S Seaventure13913 DaysSet Departure10385
Dec 18 – Dec 30 2024M/S Seaventure13913 DaysSet Departure11490
Jan 15 – Jan 27 2025M/S Seaventure13913 DaysSet Departure11490
Feb 06 – Feb 18 2025M/S Seaventure13913 DaysSet Departure11490
Feb 16 – Feb 28 2025M/S Seaventure13913 DaysSet Departure10890

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