South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

18 DAYS from US$14,300 pp

Summer comes to South Georgia’s remote, untamed landscape like a freight train. Famed for its abandoned whaling stations and Shackleton’s heroic journey, South Georgia is home to millions of fur seals and penguins, wallows of elephant seals, and nesting albatross. We arrive at the breeding cycle peak, as chicks become juveniles, parents shuttle fish and seal pups thrill with mock charges. Retracing Shackleton’s boat voyage, we visit Elephant Island before continuing south along the Antarctic Peninsula. Days remain long, and filled with humpback and minke whales, penguins and leopard seals, historic sites and scientific stations. 

Expedition Highlights

  • Experience peak wildlife breeding cycles
  • Step ashore on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Visit Point Wild on Elephant Island
  • Largest king penguins rookeries
  • Follow Shackleton's footsteps in South Georgia
  • Whale-sighting while crossing the Scotia Sea

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Dates & Rates

Showing: All 2017 2018

4 Jan '17 21 Jan '17 18 DAYS

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Trip code: ASG67

4 Jan '17 21 Jan '17 - 18 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Luggage transfer from hotel in Ushuaia to Polar Pioneer on day of boarding (pre-voyage)
  • Transfer from Polar Pioneer to Stanley airport including Stanley sightseeing tour (post-voyage)
  • Flight from Stanley to Punta Arenas OR Santiago (no reduced fare for finishing in Punta Arenas) (post voyage)
  • Accommodation during the voyage
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • Complimentary custom-designed polar expedition jacket
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Daily cabin service
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landings sites

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
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Suite
Triple Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$14,300
Suite
Twin Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$17,200
Suite
Twin Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$21,285
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
US$23,325
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
US$24,800

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21 Jan '17 7 Feb '17 18 DAYS

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Trip code: ASG68

21 Jan '17 7 Feb '17 - 18 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Flight from Santiago or Punta Arenas to Stanley - pre-voyage (no reduced fare for starting in Punta Arenas)
  • Sightseeing tour of Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas
  • Transfer from Stanley airport to Polar Pioneer
  • Accommodation during the voyage on board Polar Pioneer
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • Complimentary custom-designed Polar Expedition jacket
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Daily cabin service
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landings sites.

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to or from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
×
Suite
Triple Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$14,300
Suite
Twin Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$17,200
Suite
Twin Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$21,285
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
US$23,325
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
US$24,800

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27 Dec '17 13 Jan '18 18 DAYS

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Trip code: ASG71

27 Dec '17 13 Jan '18 - 18 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Luggage transfer from hotel in Ushuaia to Polar Pioneer on day of boarding (pre-voyage)
  • Transfer from Polar Pioneer to Stanley airport including Stanley sightseeing tour (post-voyage)
  • Flight from Stanley to Punta Arenas OR Santiago (no reduced fare for finishing in Punta Arenas) (post voyage)
  • Accommodation during the voyage
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • Complimentary custom-designed polar expedition jacket
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Daily cabin service
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landings sites

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
×
Suite
Triple Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$15,300
Suite
Twin Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$18,500
Suite
Twin Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$22,200
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
US$24,500
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
US$25,800

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13 Jan '18 30 Jan '18 18 DAYS

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Trip code: ASG72

13 Jan '18 30 Jan '18 - 18 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Flight from Santiago or Punta Arenas to Stanley (no reduced fare for starting in Punta Arenas)
  • Transfer from Stanley airport to Polar Pioneer, including tour of Stanley
  • Accommodation during the voyage
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • Complimentary custom-designed polar expedition jacket
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Daily cabin service
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landing sites

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
×
Suite
Triple Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$15,300
Suite
Twin Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$18,500
Suite
Twin Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$22,200
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
US$24,500
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
US$25,800

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Map & Itinerary

Day 1 – Ushuaia
Embark in Ushuaia, Argentina in the late afternoon to a warm welcome before we set sail along the Beagle Channel.
Days 2 to 3 – Drake Passage
Drake Passage offers excellent bird watching from the outer decks or the warm bridge. Our expedition team presents Zodiac and environmental briefings, and enlightening talks on Antarctica. Keen eyes watch for icebergs, penguins, seals and cormorants as we approach our first landing in the South Shetland Islands.
Days 4 to 7 – Antarctic Peninsula
Awaken to the thrill of Antarctica, where we plan to visit busy penguin rookeries, historic sites and make a continental landing. A host of choices are now open to us and depending on the ice and weather conditions the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula is ours to explore. Our experienced leaders, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design our voyage from day to day. This allows us to make best use of the prevailing weather and ice conditions and wildlife opportunities. We will use daylight hours as vigorously as possible to make the most of our day.
Day 8 – Elephant Island
Elephant Island, where Shackleton’s men wintered beneath their upturned boats. With luck and weather permitting we will go ashore to pay tribute to these hardy souls.
Days 9 to 10 – Scotia Sea
En route to South Georgia, we follow in Shackleton’s wake across the Scotia Sea, and reflect on what we’ve seen and learned so far.
Days 11 to 14 – South Georgia
We have ample time to explore South Georgia’s spectacular northern coast, including the world’s largest king penguin rookeries and majestic albatross nests. Kayakers revel in paddling the coastline’s nooks and crannies, accompanied by playful seals. In Stromness and Grytviken harbours, 3000-metre peaks form dramatic backdrops to the remains of whaling stations. Kelp-strewn beaches are cluttered with basking elephant seals, feisty fur seals and penguins.
Days 15 to 17 – Scotia Sea
Keeping watch for the kelp-skirted Shag Rocks, we cross the Scotia Sea, entertained by our expert naturalist and historian.
Day 18 – Falkland Islands/Malvinas
Dawn greets us in the Falkland Islands/Maldivas capital, Stanley; where we bid farewell to Polar Pioneer. You have the option of either spending more time exploring the Falkland Islands or continuing on to Punta Arenas or Santiago, Chile.

Activities

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  • Sea Kayaking

    From US$1,325 pp
    Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, glide between ice floes, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife.
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Trip: South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey (ASG67)

Voyage Inclusions

  • Luggage transfer from hotel in Ushuaia to Polar Pioneer on day of boarding (pre-voyage)
  • Transfer from Polar Pioneer to Stanley airport including Stanley sightseeing tour (post-voyage)
  • Flight from Stanley to Punta Arenas OR Santiago (no reduced fare for finishing in Punta Arenas) (post voyage)
  • Accommodation during the voyage
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • Complimentary custom-designed polar expedition jacket
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Daily cabin service
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landings sites

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
×

Trip: South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey (ASG68)

Voyage Inclusions

  • Flight from Santiago or Punta Arenas to Stanley - pre-voyage (no reduced fare for starting in Punta Arenas)
  • Sightseeing tour of Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas
  • Transfer from Stanley airport to Polar Pioneer
  • Accommodation during the voyage on board Polar Pioneer
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • Complimentary custom-designed Polar Expedition jacket
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Daily cabin service
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landings sites.

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to or from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
×

Trip: South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey (ASG71)

Voyage Inclusions

  • Luggage transfer from hotel in Ushuaia to Polar Pioneer on day of boarding (pre-voyage)
  • Transfer from Polar Pioneer to Stanley airport including Stanley sightseeing tour (post-voyage)
  • Flight from Stanley to Punta Arenas OR Santiago (no reduced fare for finishing in Punta Arenas) (post voyage)
  • Accommodation during the voyage
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • Complimentary custom-designed polar expedition jacket
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Daily cabin service
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landings sites

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
×

Trip: South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey (ASG72)

Voyage Inclusions

  • Flight from Santiago or Punta Arenas to Stanley (no reduced fare for starting in Punta Arenas)
  • Transfer from Stanley airport to Polar Pioneer, including tour of Stanley
  • Accommodation during the voyage
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • Complimentary custom-designed polar expedition jacket
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Daily cabin service
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landing sites

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
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