South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

18 DAYS from US$15,300 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

  • Step ashore on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Visit Point Wild on Elephant Island (weather/conditions permitting)
  • South Georgia's king penguins, seals and seabirds
  • Follow Shackleton's footsteps in South Georgia
  • Whale-sighting while crossing the Scotia Sea
  • Wondrous wildlife breeding cycles at their peak

ULTIMATE ADVENTURE

Special

Ultimate Trek & Cruise Packages

Save up to 20% on Antarctica and Patagonia!

Antarctica showcases pristine scenery and bustling wildlife. Patagonia offers a world of spectacular awe-inspiring peaks. Together, they make the ultimate adventure! 

Dates & Rates

Showing: All 2017 2018 2019

27 Dec '17 13 Jan '18 18 DAYS

  • Trip code: ASG71 *25th Anniversary Voyage*
  • Start: Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Finish: Santiago OR Punta Arenas, Chile (fly from Stanley, Falkland Islands)
  • Ship: Polar Pioneer
  • Inclusions: View inclusions for this trip
  • Activities:

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Trip code: ASG71 *25th Anniversary Voyage*

27 Dec '17 13 Jan '18 - 18 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • 25th Anniversary Gift Pack - including a limited edition explorer patch, special on board dinner and a commemorative 25 Year Anniversary book
  • 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 Public Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$18,500
Suite
Twin Private Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$22,200
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
US$24,500
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
US$25,800

  –  

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 Public Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$18,500
Suite
Twin Private Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$22,200
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
US$24,500
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
US$25,800

  –  

16 Jan '19 2 Feb '19 18 DAYS

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Trip code: ASG75

16 Jan '19 2 Feb '19 - 18 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Luggage transfer from Ushuaia hotel to ship on Day 1
  • Stanley town tour (time permitting) on Day 18
  • Transfer from ship to Falkland Island’s airport on Day 18
  • Flight from Stanley, Falkland Islands to Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas*) on Day 18
  • 17 nights’ ship accommodation in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during 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
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port and landing fees and charges

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to and from the 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
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities
  • 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$15,600
Suite
Twin Public Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$18,900
Suite
Twin Private Economy Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$21,600
Suite
Twin Private Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$22,700
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
US$25,100
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
US$26,400

  –  

2 Feb '19 19 Feb '19 18 DAYS

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Trip code: ASG76

2 Feb '19 19 Feb '19 - 18 DAYS

Voyage Inclusions

  • Flight from Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas) to Stanley, Falkland Islands on Day 1
  • Transfer from Falkland Island’s airport to ship on Day 1
  • Stanley town tour (time permitting) on Day 1
  • 17 nights’ ship accommodation in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during 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
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port and landing fees and charges

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from the ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival and departure taxes
  • Visa, passport or vaccination 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 an optional activity
  • 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$15,600
Suite
Twin Public Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$18,900
Suite
Twin Private Economy Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$21,600
Suite
Twin Private Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$22,700
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
US$25,100
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
US$26,400

  –  

Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars, based on twin share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times the twin share price. No single travel fees apply if you are willing to share your cabin (twin and triple cabins only). Fuel surcharge may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases. No refund for unused services.

Map & Itinerary

Departures on certain dates will have reversed itineraries
Day 1 – Ushuaia
You’ll embark your expedition ship, Polar Pioneer, in Ushuaia in the late afternoon to a warm welcome, before we set sail along the Beagle Channel. Additional Information: We recommend you arrive into Ushuaia at least one day prior to your expedition start date. A luggage transfer from your Ushuaia hotel to the ship is included today. Ushuaia port is a short walking distance from town; you are required to make your own way to port for boarding this afternoon.
Days 2 to 3 – Drake Passage
Drake Passage offers excellent bird watching from the outer decks or the warm bridge. Our expedition team presents safety 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. The Antarctic Peninsula’s west coast is ours to explore. We rely on our experienced expedition team, many who’ve been here over dozens of summers, to create the best daily itinerary that prevailing weather and ice conditions allow. A sense of excitement abounds as we use every moment of daylight to enjoy the best that Antarctica has to offer. This could mean two to three excursions in a day, whether it be to penguin colonies, historic huts, a working scientific station or a Zodiac cruise through a sculpture garden of grounded icebergs.
Day 8 – Elephant Island
Elephant Island, where Shackleton’s 22 men wintered over beneath their upturned boats. If weather and seas permit, Zodiacs will carry us close to Point Wild to pay tribute to these hardy souls.
Days 9 to 10 – Scotia Sea
We follow in Shackleton’s wake across the Scotia Sea, watching for great whales and big icebergs riding up from the Weddell Sea. It’s a great time to relax and reflect on what we’ve accomplished so far, and our naturalist and historian start their talks on South Georgia’s wildlife and history.
Days 11 to 14 – South Georgia
With ample time to explore South Georgia’s spectacular north coast, we visit the world’s largest king penguin rookeries, the nesting grounds of majestic wandering albatross and if weather allows, follow Shackleton’s route from Fortuna Bay to Stromness. Kayakers revel in paddling waters alive with king penguins and playful seals. Against a backdrop of 3000-metre peaks, photograph basking elephant seals, feisty fur seals and penguins cluttering kelp-strewn beaches.
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 to Santiago (or Punta Arenas)
Dawn greets us in the Falkland Islands capital, Stanley; where you can either enjoy more time exploring the Falkland Islands, or continue on to Punta Arenas or Santiago, Chile on your included flight. Additional Information: Please note that flights departing Stanley to Santiago only depart once a week, on a Saturday. Please advise if you wish to end your stay in the Falkland Islands. Refunds are not available for unused flight sectors for passengers wishing to disembark flight in Punta Arenas. Please note: ASG72 & ASG76 operates in reverse to the above itinerary, starting with a flight from Santiago to Falkland Islands and finishing in Ushuaia.

Activities

The following activites are available on this expedition - register when booking. See all Activities
  • Sea Kayaking

    From US$1,350 pp
    Kayaking in the far-flung corners of the world is an experience guaranteed to refresh your soul. Paddling in small groups, you'll glide between ice floes, brash ice and icebergs dotted with wildlife.
    View Activity Details
  • Snowshoeing is our new and unique way to explore Antarctica. Snowshoeing makes walking up gentle slopes a breeze, allowing you to explore places others struggle to reach in boots alone.
    View Activity Details

Extension Tours

Extend your holiday with these optional tours. See all Extension Tours in Antarctica

Related Expeditions

Showing: All 2017 2018 2019
The trip itself was fantastic. South Georgia is incredible, and doing the Shackleton walk was amazing.
Mary-Jane Treacy - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey, 2015
It really was a wonderful trip and the most amazing adventure of our life.
Tony Cooper - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey, 2015
The breadth of knowledge of the whole team was fantastic. And the love and enthusiasm they had for Antarctica and South Georgia was so obvious.
Cheryl Ryce - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey, 2015

Trip: South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey (ASG71)

Voyage Inclusions

  • 25th Anniversary Gift Pack - including a limited edition explorer patch, special on board dinner and a commemorative 25 Year Anniversary book
  • 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

Trip: South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey (ASG75)

Voyage Inclusions

  • Luggage transfer from Ushuaia hotel to ship on Day 1
  • Stanley town tour (time permitting) on Day 18
  • Transfer from ship to Falkland Island’s airport on Day 18
  • Flight from Stanley, Falkland Islands to Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas*) on Day 18
  • 17 nights’ ship accommodation in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during 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
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port and landing fees and charges

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to and from the 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
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities
  • 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 & Antarctic Odyssey (ASG76)

Voyage Inclusions

  • Flight from Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas) to Stanley, Falkland Islands on Day 1
  • Transfer from Falkland Island’s airport to ship on Day 1
  • Stanley town tour (time permitting) on Day 1
  • 17 nights’ ship accommodation in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during 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
  • A custom-designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port and landing fees and charges

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to/from the ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival and departure taxes
  • Visa, passport or vaccination 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 an optional activity
  • 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
Processing...
×