Sea Kayaking & Wildlife Viewing in Antarctica

Experience one of the last wild places on Earth during this 12-day adventure to the South Shetland Islands and Antarctica. Come face-to-face with penguins and seals in the breathtakingly beautiful Shetland Islands before Zodiac cruising alongside the immense glaciers and icebergs of the Antarctic Peninsula. Aside from the continent’s stunning natural beauty, it also boasts a rich history that will be revealed during visits to scientific bases and historic sites. 

 

Visiting a Penguin Colony in Antarctica

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Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive in Ushuaia

Fly into Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost city in the World! Enjoy time to explore Ushuaia at your leisure or relax and overcome any jet lag at the Arakur Resort & Spa.

ACCOMMODATION : Arakur Resort & Spa

Day 2

Explore Ushuaia

After breakfast at the resort, you’ll have a full day to discover the sights of Ushuaia, including its cultural museums and markets where Argentinian leather products are sold. Alternatively, you may opt to spend the day relaxing at the resort before the evening briefing. During this optional meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to meet your fellow travelers and ask any questions you may have about your upcoming adventure.

ACCOMMODATION : Arakur Resort & Spa.

Day 3

Embarkation

You’ll have the morning to spend at your leisure, either in downtown Ushuaia or at the resort, before our mid-afternoon departure. After being transferred to the ship, you’ll be welcomed on board by your Expedition Team and have time to settle into your cabin. A safety and orientation briefing will follow before the Captain’s welcome dinner as we sail from Ushuaia’s port aboard the MS Seaventure. 

ACCOMMODATION : MS Seaventure
MEALS INCLUDED : Dinner

Day 4-5

Drake Passage

The next two days will be spent navigating the Drake Passage and crossing the Antarctic Convergence as we officially arrive in the waters of Antarctica. Our team of Polar Experts will host a series of informative lectures about the wildlife, landscapes, and human history of the world’s southernmost continent. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in our Citizen Science program by identifying wildlife along the way. Aside from the marine life that can often be spotted in the chilly waters, seabirds are known to follow the ship on its journey south. 

ACCOMMODATION : MS Seaventure
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

South Shetland Islands

Today marks our first Zodiac expedition to the spectacular South Shetland Islands where you’ll be awed by the archipelago’s natural beauty. Situated around 120 kilometers north of the Antarctic Peninsula, it’s home to penguins, seals, and a variety of seabirds, as well as several research stations.

ACCOMMODATION : MS Seaventure
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7-9

Antarctica

The next three days will be spent exploring the picturesque bays and magnificent channels of Antarctica, with the continent’s wildlife-rich waters offering sightings of seals, whales, and numerous species of penguins. You’ll have the opportunity to step ashore at several historic landing sites and visit active scientific bases to learn about the vital research being conducted here. 

ACCOMMODATION : MS Seaventure
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10-11

Drake Passage

It’s time to leave the majesty of Antarctica and make our return journey north across the Drake Passage, with plenty of special memories in tow. We’ll celebrate the conclusion of the trip with a final meal together and a slideshow featuring the group’s adventures at the end of the world. 

ACCOMMODATION : MS Seaventure
MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12

Disembarkation in Ushuaia 

After an unforgettable experience in Antarctica, we’ll arrive back in Ushuaia where you’ll disembark the ship in the morning. This allows you to catch a flight back to Buenos Aires on the same day or spend additional time exploring Patagonia. 

MEALS INCLUDED : Breakfast

Dates & Rates

DatesAdult (USD)Child (USD) 
Jan 29, 2022 to Feb 09, 2022
Rates vary by cabin, please inquire for exact pricing
$8,995£0€0$0$0$8,995£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Mar 08, 2022 to Mar 19, 2022
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$8,995£0€0$0$0$8,995£0€0$0$0BOOK NOW
Nov 19, 2022 to Nov 30, 2022
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Nov 28, 2022 to Dec 09, 2022
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Feb 15, 2023 to Feb 26, 2023
Rates vary by cabin, please inquire for exact pricing
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Supplementary Information

 

Activities During Voyage

  • Kayaking - $895 additional. Please sign up at the time of booking as space is extremely limiited. 
  • Citizen Science - Included
  • Photography - Included

MS Seaventure - Rates by Cabin

START DATE

TRIPLE

PORTHOLE

WINDOW

PROMENADE

DELUXE

VERANDA

PENTHOUSE

OWNER’S

Jan 29, 2022
15% Off thru 1/21

$9,855
$8,375

$11,335
$9,635

$12,695
$10,790

N/A

N/A

$13,705
$11,650

N/A

$14,945
$12,705

Mar 08, 2022
15% Off thru 1/21

$8,995
$7,645

$10,345
$8,795

$11,595
$9,855

N/A

N/A

$12,515
$10,640

N/A

$13,645
$11,600

Nov 19, 2022
15% Off thru 1/21

$8,995
$7,645

$10,345
$8,795

$11,595
$9,855

N/A

N/A

$13,335
$11,335

N/A

$15,735
$13,375

Nov 28, 2022
15% Off thru 1/21

$8,995
$7,645

$10,345
$8,795

$11,595
$9,855

N/A

N/A

$13,335
$11,335

N/A

$15,735
$13,375

Feb 15, 2023
15% Off thru 1/21

$8,995
$7,645

$10,345
$8,795

$11,595
$9,855

N/A

N/A

$13,335
$11,335

N/A

$15,735
$13,375

 

ALL ANTARCTIC VOYAGES INCLUDE:

PRIOR TO DEPARTURE:

  • Two pre-voyage hotel nights in Ushuaia for all departures which embark in Ushuaia
  • For the Nov 3, 2021 and Nov 1, 2022 departures only: One pre-voyage hotel night* in Puerto Madryn
  • *These departures also include a post-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
  • Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 60 days prior to departure
  • Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation

ON BOARD ISLAND SKY AND SEAVENTURE:

  • Shipboard accommodations
  • All meals on board
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (some super premium brands excluded)
  • Coffee/Tea/Cocoa 24 hours a day
  • All scheduled landings and excursions
  • Our Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects
  • Expedition jacket (yours to keep)
  • A pair of loaner boots for use during the voyage
  • WiFi from the public computers
  • 200 MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices
  • Daily international news service
  • All port fees
  • All landing fees
  • Digital Voyage Log

POST DEPARTURE:

  • Group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia, or central location following disembarkation.
  • Please note we cannot drop at Airbnb / private homes which are often inaccessible for our transfer vehicles.
  • For the Nov 3 2021 and Nov 1 2022 departures only, one post-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia.

VOYAGES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn other than those listed above
  • Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
  • On the Nov 3, 2021 and Nov 1, 2022 voyages, departure transfer from hotel to airport in Ushuaia
  • Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn
  • Travel insurance; medical insurance; evacuation coverage
  • Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
  • Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 200 MB provided
  • Staff gratuities

Ship Details

The beautiful MS Seaventure boasts a 1-A Super ice class rating, top ice class honors among vessels designed for passenger travel. Thoughtfully designed, the MS Seaventure offers exterior facing rooms, some even including balconies. The common areas aboard the ship are thoughtfully designed to offer beautiful, calming and collaborative spaces. Some passenger favorite features include the Citizen Science lab, fitness center, library, sauna and heated saltwater pool on the top deck!

Ship Specifications:

  • Passengers: 164*
  • Crew: 90 (includes Staff)
  • Built by: Mitsubishi Shipyard, Kobe (Japan)
  • Built in: 1990
  • Reimagined: 2019
  • Refurbished: Spring 2021
  • Manager: RsR Nemo Ship Management, Cyprus
  • Registered in: Limassol, Cyprus
  • Length: 111,5 m
  • Width: 17,0 m
  • Tonnage: 6 752 GRT
  • Class: B.V. Ice Class 1A Super (highest available)
  • Stabilization: Retractable-type Fin Stabilizers (11 m2 ea)

*To enhance our guest experience, we carry a maximum of 139 passengers. In an effort to accommodate rebooking preferences, some voyages may carry up to 149

Ship Facilities:

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

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

 

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