Antarctic Wildlife Adventure

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Embark on the ultimate Antarctic Wildlife Adventure aboard our cruise, where every moment promises awe-inspiring encounters with the world's most extraordinary creatures. From the majestic humpback whales breaching the icy waters to the playful antics of penguins waddling along the shores, immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of the White Continent. Our expert guides will lead you on exhilarating excursions, where you'll witness towering glaciers, pristine icebergs, and bustling colonies of seals and seabirds.

17 Day Antartida Itinerary

Day 1: Santiago de Chile

Our tourists are advised to arrive in Santiago de Chile one day early so that they can rest well after their long flights before the Subantarctic adventure begins. The price does not include a pre-cruise stay, but the Holiday Inn Hotel is highly recommended due to its excellent location in the terminal of the airport.Our tourists are advised to arrive in Santiago de Chile one day early so that they can rest well after their long flights before the Subantarctic adventure begins. The price does not include a pre-cruise stay, but the Holiday Inn Hotel is highly recommended due to its excellent location in the terminal of the airport.

Day 2: Falkland Islands

Your transfer flight will arrive at the Falkland Island. Stanley is the charmingly British capital city of the Falkland islands. The Falkland Islands Museum is within walking distance, as are the Governor's House, the Cathedral with its impressive Whalebone Arch, the War Memorial, gift shops and pubs. There are also views of shipwrecks from the waterfront. The group will be transferred to the M/V Sea Spirit, a deluxe expedition vessel. Get comfortable on the ship, and prepare for your extraordinary journey.

Day 3: Falkland Islands

Birders will love the sparsely populated and remote Falkland Islands. The outer islands of the southern archipelago are a birders' paradise. They have large colonies of cormorants, and many other breeding birds, such as the Magellanic penguin, the Southern Rockhopper, the Maconi, and the Gentoo. Falkland Islands are a wonderful place to see marine mammals. Diverse whale and dolphin populations inhabit the waters surrounding the archipelago. The weather on these islands will determine our route and the exploration possibilities.

Day 4 & 5: South Georgia

We head East from the Falkland islands to South Georgia. The Antarctic Convergence is the boundary biological of the Southern Ocean. Our expert staff will prepare you with briefings on bio-security and lecture topics.

Day 6 to 9: South Georgia

The most authentic form of expedition cruising. The weather conditions we experience in South Georgia will heavily influence our route and the exploration possibilities available. The itinerary is determined by our experienced expedition leader and captain, who constantly adjusts plans to suit the conditions. In this remote and wild corner of the globe, you can rest assured that we will take full advantage of all the opportunities presented by Nature. Every chance we get, we land in this incredible place.

South Georgia offers a spectacular wilderness, and is the perfect place to view subantarctic wildlife. According to reports, the islands host up to 100 million seabirds including albatross species, penguins and prions. Over 100,000 elephant seals, three million fur seals and innumerable other penguins compete for space on beaches like those of Salisbury Plain or St. Andrews Bay. These include stately king and macaroni penguins. This wilderness will be even more beautiful and rich in birdlife after the recently finished rat-eradication program.

Whales are increasingly common in the abundant waters around South Georgia. Grytviken, the historic whaling base of South Georgia is home to an excellent South Georgia Museum run by the South Georgia Heritage Trust. The legendary polar adventurer Ernest Shackleton is buried here.

We will fill our days with unforgettable excursions, delicious meals, expert presentations, breathtaking scenery, and plenty of wildlife.

Day 10 & 11: Antarctic Peninsula

We continue southwest to the Antarctic Peninsula after our wonderful time in South Georgia. These waters are home to many pelagic birds, including the magnificent albatross. They can be easily viewed on open decks and from stateroom balconies and windows.

Day 12, 13, 14 & 15 : South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

Our route is dictated by the unpredictable weather conditions and constantly changing ice conditions in Antarctica. It's a true expedition. The Zodiac is a great way to enjoy the wildlife, scenery and other activities.

Antarctica’s Peninsula Region contains the most beautiful scenery in the world and offers some of Antarctica’s best opportunities for wildlife viewing. The peaks of the mountains are covered with snow all year round and surrounded by vast glaciers and protected bays. The image is completed by icebergs in every shape and size. Whale and seals inhabit waters rich in krill. This area is awash with penguins, which forage at sea or form large colonies on special land spots. There are also a number of research stations in the area, which belong to different nationalities.

South Shetland Islands is the most northern island in Antarctica. It will be our first landfall. The South Shetland Islands are a beautiful and wild island chain with many landing sites that have historical and wildlife significance. Elephant Island is one of them, and it's where Shackleton spent his famous Endurance Expedition.

Day 16 & 17: Drake Passage

We head from Antarctica north, through the Drake Passage to South America. Our expert crew will present workshops and presentations, while our onboard recreational facilities ensure these days aren't wasted. It is time to celebrate the end of your voyage with a slideshow, and a farewell meal.

Day 18: Ushuaia

We say goodbye to Ushuaia after breakfast, which is the most southern city on earth. If you want to stay longer, we can provide a transfer from the hotel to the airport. You may be already looking forward to next year's adventure on the ice as you reflect back upon your amazing experience in Antarctica.

Itinerary Map

Antarctic Wildlife Adventure

17 Day Antartida Itinerary Includes

  • Group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation
  • Group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All scheduled landings/excursions
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our Expedition Leader & Expedition Team
  • WiFi on board
  • All meals on board throughout the voyage
  • Tea and coffee station 24 hours daily
  • Branded Poseidon Expeditions parka
  • Rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise
  • Welcome and Farewell cocktails
  • All port fees
  • Predeparture materials
  • Digital Voyage Log

17 Day Antartida Itinerary Does not Include

  • Visa and passport fees (if applicable)
  • Luggage and trip cancellation insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and telecommunication charges
  • Mandatory Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of US$ 200,000 per person
  • Staff gratuities

17 Day Antartida Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the charmingly British capital city of Stanley and its landmarks, including the Falkland Islands Museum, Governor's House, and the impressive Whalebone Arch.
  • Discover the sparsely populated and remote Falkland Islands, a paradise for birders with large colonies of cormorants, penguins, and other breeding birds.
  • Encounter diverse marine mammals in the surrounding waters.
  • Experience authentic expedition cruising amidst the spectacular wilderness of South Georgia, home to an abundance of subantarctic wildlife including seabirds, seals, and penguins.
  • Explore the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of the Antarctic Peninsula, with opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 16 Dinners
  • 17 Lunches
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17 Day Antarctica cruise activities

Sea Kayaking
Under full instruction from your sea kayaking guide, experience true tranquillity as you paddle through clinking ice floes and realise the enormity of the surrounding scenery. Look out for breaching whales, lounging seals and penguins zipping alongside your kayak. Some experience is required.
Ice Camping
Camp out on the ice and experience the silence which blankets the continent by night. This is your chance to completely connect with this ethereal ice world – wrap up warm and embrace the Antarctic elements.
Snowshoeing
Get a spring in your step when you slip on a pair of snowshoes in Antarctica. Enabling you to easily scale gentle slopes, this unique activity allows you to access hard to reach places and seek out the most impressive views.
Photography
Learn to capture wildlife and landscape shots in a small group photography program, including critiquing sessions and editing classes. Plus, Explorer Boat excursions with a dedicated photography expert on landings.
Explorer Boats
Achieve the best views and photographs from a forward facing Explorer Boats. They allow you to sit comfortably and securely while crackling through the ice-strewn waters. Look out for wildlife such as penguins, seals and whales as you cruise.
Yoga
It doesn’t get more serene than complimentary yoga classes to the tune of glacial scenery. Join the most unique exercise setting in the world after a day of exploration. Classes are regular but are dependent on weather conditions and swell.

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Antarctic Wildlife Adventure
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