South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise

Included in the cost of this amazing polar voyage is a flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams where you’ll enjoy a tour of the port town before boarding Polar Pioneer. Upon finishing in Stanley, Falkland Islands, your transfer from ship to airport includes a tour of the capital, then a flight to Santiago or Punta Arenas. Explore the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula on this exciting 18-day polar voyage.

Day 1

    Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams / Embark

    Fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams (included in cruise fare). Enjoy a guided tour of the rustic port and beautiful surrounds. Embark Polar Pioneer in the late afternoon for introductory and safety briefings, then sail along the Beagle Channel.

    Days 2-3

      Drake Passage

      Drake Passage offers excellent birdwatching from the outer decks or the warm bridge. Expedition team presents Zodiac and environmental briefings, and enlightening talks on Antarctica. Keen eyes watch for icebergs, penguins, seals and cormorants as you approach your first landing in the South Shetland Islands.

      Days 4-6

        Antarctica

        Awaken to the thrill of Antarctica, where your expedition team plans numerous visits to busy penguin rookeries, historic sites and to make a continental landing.

        Day 7

          Elephant Island

          Elephant Island, where Shackleton’s men wintered beneath their upturned boats. With luck go ashore to pay tribute to these hardy souls.

          Days 8-10

            Scotia Sea

            Following in Shackleton’s wake, cross the Scotia Sea, possibly detouring to visit the remote South Orkney Islands if ice conditions allow.

            Days 11-14

              South Georgia

              You will 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-meter 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 15-17

                Scotia Sea

                Keeping watch for the kelp-skirted Shag Rocks, cross the Scotia Sea, entertained by your expert naturalist and historian.

                Day 18

                  Stanley, Falkland Islands / Return Home

                  Dawn greets you in the Falkland Islands capital, Stanley; where you will bid farewell to Polar Pioneer. You have the option of either spending more time exploring the Falkland Islands or continuing on via an included flight to either Punta Arenas or Santiago, Chile. From there begin your independent journey home.
                   Triple SharedTwin SharedTwin PrivateMini SuiteSuite
                  2014-Dec-17
                  2015-Jan-03*
                  $13,660$16,200$18,900$20,700$21,990
                  Kayaking Option: $1250
                  * Itinerary operates in reverse.
                  - Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double or triple occupancy. Request the Twin or Triple Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
                  - Single costs are 1.7 times the twin rate
                  General Voyage Inclusions
                  · Accommodation during the voyage
                  · Flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams at the beginning of the itinerary, and flight to either Puerto Williams or Santiago, Chile at the conclusion of the voyage
                  · Ground transfers before above mentioned flights
                  · Stanley, Falklands Islands town tour
                  · 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
                  · Loan of gumboots during the voyage
                  · Daily cabin service
                  · Comprehensive pre-departure information
                  · Professionally produced electronic voyage journal · Port taxes and charges

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is $1450, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

                  Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                  Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.

                  Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  90 days or moreDeposit
                  89 days or less100% trip cost