Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula

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This is a 23-day expedition from Ushuaia to Saint Helena, exploring the remote islands of the South Atlantic. You will visit South Georgia, where you will see king penguins, elephant seals, and fur seals; explore the abandoned whaling station at Grytviken; see northern rockhopper penguins and sub-Antarctic fur seals at Gough Island; visit Tristan da Cunha, where you will see rockhopper penguins, albatrosses, petrels, skuas, and terns; and explore the rarely visited Nightingale Island and Inaccessible Island, where you will see yellow-nosed albatrosses and brown noddies. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the local culture, pleasant climate, and endemic bird life of Saint Helena. This is an incredible journey that will create memories that will last a lifetime.

23 Day Antarctica Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia & Beagle Channel

Ushuaia is the place where you begin your journey. The city is located at the very southern tip of the globe. South America. We depart from the small town of this South American country in the late afternoon. Resort town in Tierra del Fuego, also known as "The End of the World" Sail the Beagle Channel, a mountainous channel for the remainder of the evening.

Day 2, 3 & 4: South Georgia

We are now on our way to South Georgia. We have now passed the Antarctic. The convergence is formed by north-flowing rivers. We enter the sub-Antarctic zone, where cold sub-Antarctic water meets warmer subpolar waters. circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. The marine life changes. The birdlife changes too. A wide variety of petrels and albatrosses appear. Along with Cape Pigeons, and Southern Fulmars.

Day 5, 6 & 7: South Georgia: Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay, Gold Harbour, Grytviken, Cooper Bay & Moltke Harbour

Our aim today is to visit some of the world's top king penguin rookeries. This time of year you have a good chance of seeing these animals nesting on eggs, with their chicks nearby. The rookeries are sometimes overflowing, with penguins traveling to and from the beach. Possible visits in this region include: 

Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay, Gold Harbour - Here you can see not only the massive king penguin colony, but also elephant seals and limitless fur seal pups playing in the surf. Prion Island - This is a great location to watch for wandering albatrosses.

Grytviken - We also have the opportunity to check out this abandoned whaling station, where king penguins walk the streets and elephant seals lie around like they own the place - because they basically do! You might also see the South Georgia Museum as well as Shackleton's grave here.

Cooper Bay - This is a fine place for a Zodiac cruise, and this bay also houses a rookery of macaroni penguins. King penguins, pintails, and giant petrels may also appear here.

Moltke Harbour - Located in Royal Bay, this scenic spot gives you the chance to see the huge king penguin colony that lives here.

Day 8, 9, 10 & 11: Once more to the sea

You may see large groups of people on either side of the Antarctic Convergence. Seabirds of Antarctica and Sub-Antarctic.

Day 12: Quest Bay & Gough Island

If the weather is good, we will cruise by Zodiac in Quest Bay to Gough Island. You may see penguins, including northern rockhoppers. Sub-Antarctic seals. We have been able to navigate the entire 33-mile circumference of Gough Island in previous years. The area is known for its beautiful scenery and abundance of wildlife.

Day 13, 14, 15 & 16: Tristan da Cunha, Seal Bay, Nightingale Island & Inaccessible Island

Tristan da Cunha is renowned for its abundant bird population, including rockhopper penguins and several albatross species. There are many other birds, including terns and petrels. During this phase of our journey, we will visit a small settlement located on the western side of the island. We might land also at Seal Bay, on the southside of Tristan da Cunha, or Sandy Point on its east side. These stunning places offer the chance to see sub-Antarctic seals and yellow-nosed Albatrosses, while also exploring an area that is rarely explored. Visited spot. Also, we plan to land on Nightingale Island or Inaccessible Island. Both offer beautiful views of seabirds from Yellow-nosed albatrosses and brown noddies. Please note that the weather will determine our itinerary here. In 1998, the adverse weather conditions led to 35% cancellations of Tristan da Cunha lands. We will divert if we are forced to for safety. You will be able to find other options.

Day 17, 18, 19 & 20: Subtropical seas and seabirds

Often, dolphins and seabirds native to the region will follow vessels.

Day 21, 22 & 23: Saint Helena Island, Jamestown, Longwood House, Jacob's Ladder & Great Barrier Reef

You will be able to experience the local culture and climate of Saint Helena Island after we arrive at Jamestown. life. If you're up for it, visit Longwood House where Napoleon lived in exile, or climb the 699 steps of Jacob's Ladder. Or, if that's not enough, snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef. You can see a multitude of tropical and subtropical species in the shallows.

Itinerary Map

Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula

23 Day Antarctica Itinerary Includes

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
  • Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
  • AECO fees and governmental taxes.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.

23 Day Antarctica Itinerary Does not Include

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • ​Transfers to the vessel in Ushuaia and Ascension and from the vessel in Ascension and Praia; passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

23 Day Antarctica Itinerary Highlights

  • Exploring the abandoned whaling station at Grytviken.
  • Seeing northern rockhopper penguins and sub-Antarctic fur seals at Gough Island.
  • Visiting South Georgia, where you will see king penguins, elephant seals, and fur seals.
  • Enjoying the local culture, pleasant climate, and endemic bird life of Saint Helena.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast Served Daily
  • 22 Dinners
  • 23 Lunches
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23 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.
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.
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.
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.
Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula
23 Days
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