A baby fur seal on the beach with King penguins behind on the Salibury Plane.
Small group of expedition cruisers wearing their red parkas and sliding down a steep path in the snow on Antarctica, with a research base and their small ship in the distance.
Group of travelers wearing red parks on a land excursion looking up at an abandoned rusty ship in Antarctica.
Expedition guests in red parkas walking on a sandy beach to their zodiac to return to their small cruise ship, with 4 penguins nearby.
Group of travelers on a small expedition ship in Antarctica wearing their red parkas on a zodiac excursion and looking through one of several holes in an iceberg.
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Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Antarctic Wildlife Adventure

This 21-day Antarctic Wildlife Adventure explores the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula, providing some of the best opportunities to witness Antarctica’s wildlife! 

The remote Falkland Islands are a birder’s paradise where encountering large colonies of penguins and albatross is a delight. Fur seals and elephant seals lounge on sandy beaches while various whale and dolphin species swim through iceberg-strewn waters. South Georgia Island is an unrivalled paradise where subantarctic wildlife abounds. Upwards of 100 million seabirds including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels and terns; over 100,000 elephant seals; 3 million fur seals; and innumerable penguins, including king and macaroni penguins, jostle for space here.

The Antarctic Peninsula offers some of the region’s most impressive icy scenery. Protected bays and narrow channels round out this wildlife viewing extravaganza: icebergs of every size and description, waters rich with krill, whales, seals, penguins foraging at sea and more. Additional highlights may include Gerlache Strait and Elephant Island where Sir Ernest Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition spent a winter.

The main Antarctic Wildlife Adventure sails round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina. Several alternative itineraries begin or end the voyage in Buenos Aires, Argentina. All itineraries are aboard the 114-guest Sea Spirit, which boasts an impressive staff-to-passenger ratio of 1 crew member per 10 guests. Plus, expedition leaders each have the field experience of 50-plus voyages to Antarctica and the Arctic. For these reasons and more, the Sea Spirit is the perfect home base for luxury Antarctica cruises. Kayaking is available at an added cost for those who wish to have the opportunity to paddle through tranquil waters filled with glittering icebergs and porpoising penguins while surrounded by magnificent glaciers and mountains. This trip truly offers the ultimate wildlife expedition.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Antarctica cruises and South Georgia cruises.



Itinerary

Round-Trip Ushuaia Itinerary

The main, 21-day Round-Trip Ushuaia voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina. In the 2021-22 season, this itinerary spends one additional day in the Falkland Islands and one less day along the Antarctic Peninsula.

Route map of Antarctic Wildlife Adventure Antarctica small ship cruise, operating roundtrip from Ushuaia, Argentina with stops at the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point of the expedition. Be greeted at the airport and transferred to an included hotel. Then enjoy free time to explore this vibrant port city and adventure hub. Be sure to see the interesting Museo del Fin del Mundo, or consider hiking in nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park or wildlife viewing in the Beagle Channel. For dinner, select from a wide range of restaurants featuring delectable local foods.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy free time to continue exploring Ushuaia. In the afternoon, take a group transfer to the pier and be welcomed aboard the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in this home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. After getting underway, a full schedule of events kicks off with informative briefings and introductions from the expedition staff. After the first of many delicious dinners on board, step out onto the open decks to admire the scenery and gorgeous evening light as the ship passes through the Beagle Channel.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Day 3
At Sea (South Atlantic Ocean)

After transiting the Beagle Channel and passing the islands of Tierra del Fuego, head northeast toward the Falkland Islands. Keep a lookout for marine mammals such as dolphins and whales. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough seas. Presentations by onboard experts prepare for the ship’s arrival in the Falkland Islands.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 4 - 5/6
Falkland Islands

The remote and sparsely populated Falkland Islands are a birder’s paradise. Anticipate visiting one or more of the isolated outer islands where large colonies of penguins and albatross are easily accessible. The Falklands are also a great place to observe marine mammals. Fur seals and elephant seals can be found on sandy beaches while the waters in and around the archipelago are home to various whale and dolphin species. The route and exploration opportunities are dependent on weather among these windswept islands, with possible visits to Stanley, the charmingly British capital of the Falkland Islands. Attractions within pleasant walking distance along the waterfront promenade include the Falkland Islands Museum, the governor’s house, a cathedral with an impressive whalebone arch outside, a war memorial, quality gift shops, pubs and views of shipwrecks in the harbor.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 6/7 - 7/8
At Sea (Southern Ocean)

From the Falkland Islands, head east toward South Georgia, passing the remote, seabird-covered pinnacles known as Shag Rocks on the way. Next cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. Briefings, biosecurity procedures and lectures from expert staff help prepare for arrival in South Georgia.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 8/9 - 12/13
South Georgia Island

This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. The route and exploration opportunities in South Georgia are heavily dependent on the weather conditions encountered. The experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. The route and activities will be optimized in this wild and remote corner of the world, taking every safe opportunity to go ashore in this amazing place.

South Georgia is a scenic wilderness and an unrivalled paradise for subantarctic wildlife viewing. The islands are said to host upwards of 100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels and terns. On beaches such as those at Salisbury Plain and St. Andrews Bay, over 100,000 elephant seals and three million fur seals jostle for space among innumerable penguins, including stately king penguins and sprightly macaroni penguins. A recently completed rat eradication program is sure to make this wilderness even more pristine and rich with birdlife. The bountiful waters surrounding South Georgia are inhabited by an increasing number of whales. The historical whaling station of Grytviken is now home to the excellent South Georgia Museum managed by the South Georgia Heritage Trust. This is also the final resting place of Sir Ernest Shackleton, the legendary polar explorer. The days in South Georgia are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by experts and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill the camera and overwhelm emotions.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 13/14 - 14/15
At Sea (Southern Ocean)

After an amazing time in South Georgia, proceed southwest toward the Antarctic Peninsula. Pelagic seabirds including the majestic albatross are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom windows and balconies. The ship may also pass by enormous tabular icebergs drifting north from the Weddell Sea.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 15/16 - 18
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office.

The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Elephant Island, where men from Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition spent the winter. Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the vast Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife and stunning scenery. The wilderness of Antarctica is subject to unpredictable weather and ever-changing ice conditions, which dictate the route and exploration opportunities. This is a real expedition, exploiting every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery and excursions via Zodiac.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 19 - 20
Drake Passage

From Antarctica, head north through the Drake Passage toward South America, though the adventure is not over. Be on the lookout for marine mammals and seabirds in these wild waters. This is also the time for festivities including the captain’s farewell cocktail and the end-of-voyage slideshow. As the ship enters the calm Beagle Channel, enjoy a night of smooth sailing toward Ushuaia.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 21
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

After breakfast, say farewell back in the city of Ushuaia. Take provided transfer to the airport, or to the town center to spend more time here. Reflect on this wonderful experience and look forward to a possible next incredible adventure to the ice!

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

1 pre-voyage hotel night; group transfers from the airport to the hotel one day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; shipboard accommodation; all scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions); leadership throughout the voyage by expedition leader & expedition team; all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; welcome and farewell cocktails; all port fees; pre-departure materials; digital voyage log; and WiFi on board (2021-22).

Exclusions

Airfare; transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the itinerary; visa and passport fees (if applicable); luggage and trip cancellation insurance; soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations; personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service); Emergency Evacuation Insurance to a minimum benefit of USD $200,000; insurance of any kind; staff gratuities; pre- or post-cruise travel expenses. Fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Round-Trip Ushuaia voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Please plan flights to arrive any time on day 1 of the itinerary. Group transfer is provided from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure. Hotel check-in starts at 3:00pm. The estimated disembarkation time is between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary, but this is subject to weather conditions in Ushuaia and sea conditions en route. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12:00pm noon. Group transfer is provided to the airport or central location. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your round-trip Ushuaia voyage. The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons: (K) kayaking $895; (P) photography included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities.

2021-22 Season:
Jan 08 – Jan 28, 2021 – Sea Spirit – K

2022-23 Season:
Nov 11 – Dec 01, 2022 – Sea Spirit – K
Jan 07 – Jan 27, 2023 – Sea Spirit – K

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite, and 2x the double occupancy rate for Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, subject to availability. Sharing is possible in Triple Classic Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 6-11 may be accepted with additional screening.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditionswildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Solar Eclipse Itinerary

The special 23-Day Solar Eclipse Cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina. On December 4, 2021, the ship will be positioned onto the narrow path of totality at the precise time of the total eclipse of the Antarctic sun. Astrophysicist Paul Sutter joins as a special guest.

route map of solar eclipse cruise, operating round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, with visits to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island & the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point of the expedition. Upon arrival at the airport, be transferred to your hotel. Take the rest of the day to explore Ushuaia, with souvenir shopping and a variety of dining options in the city center.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

In the afternoon, take a group transfer to the pier and be welcomed aboard the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in this home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of Antarctic dreams coming true as the ship slips her moorings and sails toward a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. The scenery through the Beagle Channel on this first evening is wonderful and there is already the possibility of marine mammal encounters.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Days 3
At Sea (South Atlantic Ocean)

Sailing south through the South Atlantic Ocean toward the Falkland Islands, keep a lookout for dolphins and whales. Presentations and workshops by expert staff as well as a range of onboard recreation facilities ensure that these days at sea are not idly spent. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough seas.

 

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 4 - 6
Falkland Islands

The remote and sparsely populated Falkland Islands are a birders’ paradise. Anticipate visiting one or more of the isolated outer islands where large colonies of penguins and albatross are easily accessible. The Falklands are also a great place to observe marine mammals. Fur seals and elephant seals can be found on sandy beaches while the waters in and around the archipelago are home to various whale and dolphin species. The route and exploration opportunities are dependent on weather among these windswept islands.

Stanley, the charmingly British capital of the Falkland Islands, offers many attractions within pleasant walking distance along the waterfront promenade, including the Falkland Islands Museum, the governor’s house, a cathedral with impressive whalebone arch outside, a war memorial, quality gift shops, pubs and views of shipwrecks in the harbor.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 7 - 8
At Sea (Southern Ocean)

From the Falkland Islands, head east toward South Georgia, passing the remote, seabird-covered pinnacles known as Shag Rocks on the way. Cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. Briefings, bio-security procedures and lectures from staff prepare you for arrival in South Georgia

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 9 - 13
South Georgia

South Georgia is the premier destination for sub-Antarctic wildlife viewing in a supremely scenic wilderness environment. The islands are said to host upwards of 100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels, and terns. On beaches such as those at Salisbury Plain and St. Andrews Bay, over 100,000 elephant seals and three million fur seals jostle for space among innumerable penguins including stately king penguins and sprightly macaroni penguins. The recently completed rat eradication program is sure to make this wilderness even more pristine and rich with birdlife.

The bountiful waters surrounding South Georgia are also inhabited by an increasing number of whales. The historical whaling station of Grytviken is now home to the excellent South Georgia Museum managed by the South Georgia Heritage Trust. This is also the final resting place of Ernest Shackleton, the legendary polar explorer.

This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. The route and exploration opportunities in South Georgia are dependent on the weather conditions encountered. The experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. Rest assured that the best possible advantage will be taken of the circumstances presented to us by Nature in this wild and remote corner of the world. Every safe opportunity to go ashore is taken in this amazing place. There is also a possible hiking expedition over part of the famous “Shackleton Walk” from Fortuna Bay to the abandoned whaling station at Stromness.

Days in South Georgia are filled with meaningful activities, presentations by experts, and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 14 - 15
Total Solar Eclipse in the Scotia Sea

As the time of the eclipse nears, leave South Georgia and proceed southwest across the Scotia Sea toward Antarctica. The goal now is to get into perfect position for observing a total solar eclipse; to the center of the moon’s shadow as it moves swiftly across the Scotia Sea during its rare and brief appearance in Antarctica. To accomplish this remarkable feat, the captain will navigate the ship precisely onto the narrow path of totality at the precise time of the predicted eclipse.

Possible sights of the Weddell Sea pack ice may add a great polar ambiance to this amazing celestial event. With the advantage of sophisticated ice charts and meteorological forecasts—and a little luck—gather on deck in the early morning of Friday, December 4th, under clear skies to observe a total eclipse of the Antarctic sun in the most pristine wilderness on Earth.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 16 - 17
At Sea (Southern Ocean)

After the mesmerizing spectacle of the solar eclipse, proceed southwest toward the Antarctic Peninsula. Pelagic seabirds including the majestic albatross are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks or from exterior stateroom windows and balconies.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 18 - 20
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and wildlife viewing opportunities. Ice-strewn bays and channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. Antarctic research stations of various nationalities can also be found here.

The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites rich with wildlife, fascinating geology, and historical significance. The first encounter with Antarctica will likely be Elephant Island, where men from Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition spent the winter. Also hope to visit Deception Island, a flooded but still active volcanic caldera containing the remains of a derelict whaling station.

The Antarctic Peninsula itself contains sheltered bays, abundant wildlife, and fantastic vistas of mountains and glaciers. Weather and ice permitting, plan to spend a day in the vicinity of the peninsula with the hope of making a landing on the continent of Antarctica.

Antarctica is a true wilderness and is subject to unpredictable weather and ever-changing ice conditions, which dictate the route and exploration opportunities. This is a real expedition where the captain and crew exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery, and Zodiac excursions.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 21 - 22
Drake Passage

From Antarctica, head north through the Drake Passage toward South America, always on the lookout for marine mammals and rare seabirds. Finally, enter the famous Beagle Channel between the Argentine and Chilean sides of Tierra del Fuego.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 23
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

After breakfast, say farewell in the city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Provide a group transfer to the airport or to the town center for those who wish to spend more time here. Looking back on this wonderful experience in the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica, you may already be looking forward to your next incredible adventure to the ice!

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

1 pre-voyage night at hotel; group transfer from the airport to the hotel one day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; shipboard accommodation; all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; all scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions); leadership throughout the voyage by expedition leader & expedition team; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; welcome and farewell cocktails; all port fees; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; pre-departure materials; digital Voyage Log.

Exclusions

Airfare; visa and passport fees (if applicable); luggage and trip cancellation insurance; soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations; personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service); fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings; emergency evacuation insurance to a minimum benefit of US $200,000; staff gratuities; pre- or post-cruise travel expenses.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Solar Eclipse voyage begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). Plan flights to arrive any time on day 1 of the itinerary. Group transfer is provided from the airport to the hotel one day prior to departure. Hotel check-in starts at 3:00pm. The estimated disembarkation time is between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary, subject to weather conditions in Ushuaia and sea conditions en route. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12:00pm noon. Group transfer is provided to the airport or central location. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your solar eclipse voyage. The following table details what activities may be available and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 season: (K) kayaking $895; (P) photography included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities.

2021-22 Season:
Nov 20 – Dec 12, 2021 – Sea Spirit – K

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite, and 2x the double occupancy rate for Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, subject to availability. Sharing is possible in Triple Classic Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 6-11 may be accepted with additional screening.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Ushuaia to Buenos Aires Itinerary

The 23-Day Ushuaia to Buenos Aires voyage begins in Ushuaia, Argentina, and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Route map of the Antarctic Wildlife Adventure voyage, operating between Ushuaia & Buenos Aires, Argentina, with visits to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island & the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Welcome to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city and starting point of the expedition. Be greeted at the airport and transferred to an included hotel. Then enjoy free time to explore this vibrant port city and adventure hub. Be sure to see the interesting Museo del Fin del Mundo, or consider hiking in nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park or wildlife viewing in the Beagle Channel. For dinner, select from a wide range of restaurants featuring delectable local foods.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

Read More
Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy free time to continue exploring Ushuaia. In the afternoon, take a group transfer to the pier and be welcomed aboard the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in this home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. After getting underway, a full schedule of events kicks off with informative briefings and introductions from the expedition staff. After the first of many delicious dinners on board, step out onto the open decks to admire the scenery and gorgeous evening light as the ship passes through the Beagle Channel.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Days 3 - 4
Drake Passage

After passing the islands of Tierra del Fuego, the ship turns south to begin crossing the Drake Passage. The majestic wandering albatross and other graceful subantarctic seabirds are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks and balconies. Cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough seas. Hope to arrive in the South Shetland Islands on the evening of the second day at sea.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 8
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office.

The South Shetland Islands are the northernmost islands in Antarctica. This wild and beautiful island chain contains numerous landing sites with abundant wildlife and historical significance. Among them is Elephant Island, where men from Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition spent the winter. Farther south, on the Antarctic Peninsula, the vast Gerlache Strait area contains sheltered bays, accessible wildlife and stunning scenery. The wilderness of Antarctica is subject to unpredictable weather and ever-changing ice conditions, which dictate the route and exploration opportunities. This is a real expedition, exploiting every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery and excursions via Zodiac.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 9 - 10
At Sea (Scotia Sea)

Proceed northeast through the wildlife-rich waters of the Scotia Sea. Keep a lookout for abundant humpback and fin whales along the way. Briefings, bio-security procedures and presentations by the lecture staff prepare for the ship’s arrival in South Georgia.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 11 - 15
South Georgia

The unique and spectacular wilderness of South Georgia is home to some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. The islands are said to host upwards of 100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels, and terns. On beaches such as those at Salisbury Plain and St. Andrews Bay, over 100,000 elephant seals and three million fur seals jostle for space among innumerable penguins including stately king penguins and sprightly macaroni penguins. The successfully completed rat eradication program is sure to make this wilderness even more pristine and rich with birdlife.

The bountiful waters surrounding South Georgia are also inhabited by an increasing number of whales. The historical whaling station of Grytviken is now home to the excellent South Georgia Museum managed by the South Georgia Heritage Trust. This is also the final resting place of Ernest Shackleton, the legendary polar explorer.

Take every safe opportunity to go ashore in this amazing place. Enjoy a trekking expedition, possibly including the famous “Shackleton Walk.” This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. The route and exploration opportunities in South Georgia are dependent on the weather conditions encountered. The experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. Rest assured that the best possible advantage is taken of the circumstances presented by Nature in this wild and remote corner of the world.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 16 - 17
At Sea (Southern Ocean)

Sail west toward the Falkland Islands, passing the remote, seabird-covered pinnacles known as Shag Rocks on the way. Pelagic seabirds are constant companions. Keep a vigilant watch for dolphins and whales in these productive waters. Presentations by expert naturalists and historians prepare for the ship’s arrival in the Falkland Islands.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 18 - 19
Falkland Islands

On these days the ship intends to come alongside the wharf at Stanley, the historic capital of the Falkland Islands. Attractions within pleasant walking distance along the waterfront promenade include the Falkland Islands Museum, the governor’s house, various war memorials, quality gift shops and charming pubs. Christ Church Cathedral features an impressive whalebone arch and
dramatic views of shipwrecks in the harbor.

Hope to take an excursion to Gypsy Cove, a national nature reserve where white sand beaches are frequented by numerous bird species, including the endemic Falklands flightless steamer duck and Magellanic penguins. There may even be groups of sea lions hauled out on shore. Continue exploration in the isolated outlying islands. These bleakly beautiful isles are havens for wildlife. Large colonies of seabirds, perched on windy bluffs overlooking azure seas, are easily accessible by hiking over lush meadows. At this time, black-browed albatross soar down from above while feisty rockhopper penguins leap up surf-battered cliffs from below to feed their large chicks amongst the tussocks.

On nearby beaches, gentoo penguin chicks are starting to fledge while adult king penguins and chicks of all ages are getting ready to brave the austral winter. Just offshore, there may be Peale’s dolphins and even killer whales patrolling the coasts. A wide range of land birds, including the endemic Cobb’s wren and inquisitive striated caracara, contribute to an abundance of wildlife that will leave nature lovers breathless.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 20 - 22
At Sea (South Atlantic Ocean)

The ocean breezes gradually get warmer as the ship sails north through the South Atlantic Ocean. As the ship enters deeper waters, be on constant lookout for killer whales, blue whales, sei whales and southern right whales. This is also the time for festivities such as the captain’s farewell cocktail and the end-of-voyage slideshow.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 23
Disembark Buenos Aires, Argentina

After breakfast, say farewell in the city of Buenos Aires. Take a group transfer to the international airport or to the town center to spend more time here.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

1 pre-voyage night at hotel; group transfer from the airport to the hotel on a day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; shipboard accommodation; all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; all scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions); leadership throughout the voyage by expedition leader & expedition team; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; welcome and farewell cocktails; all port fees; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; pre-departure materials; digital Voyage Log; and WiFi on board.

Exclusions

Airfare; transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1 of the itinerary; visa and passport fees (if applicable); luggage and trip cancellation insurance; soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations; personal expenses such as laundry and onboard communication (telephone calls, faxes, and e-mail service); fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings; emergency evacuation insurance to a minimum benefit of US $200,000; staff gratuities; pre- or post-cruise travel expenses.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Ushuaia to Buenos Aires voyage begins in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH), and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE). Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia any time on day 1 of the itinerary. Group transfer is provided from the airport to the hotel one day prior to departure. Hotel check-in starts at 3:00pm. The estimated disembarkation time is between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary, subject to weather conditions in Buenos Aires and sea conditions en route. Plan flights to depart Buenos Aires as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12:00pm noon. Group transfer is provided to the airport or central location. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Ushuaia to Buenos Aires voyage. The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons: (K) kayaking $895; (P) photography included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities.

2021-22 Season:
Feb 28 – Mar 22, 2022 – Sea Spirit – K

2022-23 Season:
Feb 28 – Mar 22, 2023 – Sea Spirit – K

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite, and 2x the double occupancy rate for Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, subject to availability. Sharing is possible in Triple Classic Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 6-11 may be accepted with additional screening.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia Itinerary

The 23-Day Buenos Aires to Ushuaia voyage begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina.

Route map of the Antarctic Wildlife Adventure voyage, operating between Ushuaia & Buenos Aires, Argentina, with visits to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island & the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina

Welcome to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. The name of the city can be translated as “fair winds” but it is also referred to as the “Paris of South America.” This is an exuberant brew of traditions, languages and different types of cultures. Upon arrival at the airport, be transferred to the included hotel. For the rest of the day, independently explore this welcoming city.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

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Day 2
Embark Buenos Aires

Take the group transfer to the pier and be welcomed aboard the ship. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of Antarctic dreams coming true as the ship slips her moorings and sails toward a true wilderness where wildlife abounds.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Days 3 - 5
At Sea (South Atlantic Ocean)

As the ship heads south, ocean breezes become cooler and seabirds become more abundant. Keep a sharp eye out for cetaceans such as Commerson’s dolphins and southern right whales in these productive southern seas. The ship’s stabilizing fins provide comfort in the event of rough weather. Presentations by expert naturalists and historians prepare all for arrival in the Falkland Islands.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 6 - 7
Falkland Islands

On these days the ship intends to come alongside the wharf at Stanley, the historic capital of the Falkland Islands. Attractions within pleasant walking distance along the waterfront promenade include the Falkland Islands Museum, the governor’s house, various war memorials, quality gift shops and charming pubs. Christ Church Cathedral features an impressive whalebone arch and dramatic views of shipwrecks in the harbor.

Hope to take an excursion to Gypsy Cove, a national nature reserve where white sand beaches are frequented by numerous bird species, including the endemic Falklands flightless steamer duck and Magellanic penguins. There may even be groups of sea lions hauled out on shore. Continue exploration in the isolated outlying islands. These bleakly beautiful isles are havens for wildlife. Large colonies of seabirds, perched on windy bluffs overlooking azure seas, are easily accessible by hiking over lush meadows. At this time, black-browed albatross soar down from above while feisty rockhopper penguins leap up surf-battered cliffs from below to feed their large chicks amongst the tussocks.

On nearby beaches, gentoo penguin chicks are starting to fledge while adult king penguins and chicks of all ages are getting ready to brave the austral winter. Just offshore, there may be Peale’s dolphins and even killer whales patrolling the coasts. A wide range of land birds, including the endemic Cobb’s wren and inquisitive striated caracara, contribute to an abundance of wildlife that will leave nature lovers breathless.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 8 - 9
At Sea (Southern Ocean)

Sail east toward South Georgia, passing the remote, seabird-covered pinnacles known as Shag Rocks on the way. The ship also crosses the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. Briefings, bio-security procedures and presentations by the lecture staff prepare all for arrival in South Georgia.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 10 - 13
South Georgia

Explore South Georgia, home to some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on the planet with upwards of 100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels, shags, skuas, gulls and terns, plus one of the largest flying birds in the world—the wandering albatross. King penguins gather in huge colonies. Hundreds of thousands of macaroni penguins come ashore to start their breeding season. Rare birds such as the endemic South Georgia pipit and yellow-billed pintail may be spotted.

South Georgia is also home to staggering numbers of southern elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals. Thousands of massive bull elephant seals defend and occasionally fight to maintain their harems of females, who have recently given birth. Male fur seals arrive to stake out their mating territories. Large whales return to the bountiful seas. The historical whaling station of Grytviken features the South Georgia Museum plus the grave of Sir Ernest Shackleton, heroic polar explorer and leader of the famous Endurance expedition. Enjoy opportunities for guided treks, including the famous Shackleton Walk.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 14 - 15
At Sea (Scotia Sea)

After an amazing time in South Georgia, proceed southwest toward Antarctica. Keep a constant lookout for humpback and fin whales along the way. The majestic wandering albatross and other graceful subantarctic seabirds are common in these waters and can readily be viewed from panoramic open decks and balconies.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 16 - 20
South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and the best wildlife viewing in Antarctica. Sheltered bays and channels sparkle with ice and reflect towering mountain peaks coated in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to huge numbers of marine mammals and seabirds. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large rookeries at special places on land.

Focus on the northernmost South Shetland Islands, a wildly beautiful island chain with historical significance and abundant wildlife. Among them is Elephant Island, where men from Shackleton’s Endurance expedition spent the winter of 1916. Continue west to King George Island, home to numerous Antarctic research bases of various nationalities, some with gift shops and post offices. Weather and ice permitting, hope to visit the supremely picturesque Gerlache Strait, where there is the chance to land on the continent of Antarctica. Encounter gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguins, sometimes nesting side by side. High concentrations of sea ice provide more opportunities for seals and penguins to congregate on ice floes, a situation that attracts orca.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 21 - 22
Drake Passage

It is now time to head north across the Drake Passage toward South America, but the adventure is not quite over. Seabirds are constant companions and there is always the possibility of whale encounters in these wild waters. This is also the time for festivities such as the captain’s farewell cocktail and the end-of-voyage slideshow. Finally, as the ship enters the calm Beagle Channel, enjoy a night of smooth sailing toward Ushuaia.

Accommodations

Sea Spirit

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 23
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

After a final delicious breakfast on board, disembark in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Take the provided group transfer to the airport for flights onward, or to the city center to spend more time in Tierra del Fuego.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

1 pre-voyage night at hotel; group transfer from the airport to the hotel one day prior to departure; group transfer to the ship on day of embarkation; shipboard accommodation; all meals on board throughout the voyage; tea and coffee station 24 hours daily; all scheduled landings/excursions (subject to weather and ice conditions); leadership throughout the voyage by expedition leader & expedition team; branded Poseidon Expeditions parka; rubber boots for shore landings for the time of the cruise; welcome and farewell cocktails; all port fees; group transfer to airport or central location upon disembarkation; pre-departure materials; digital Voyage Log; WiFi on board.

Exclusions

Airfare; transfers from the airport to the hotel if arriving prior to Day 1; visa and passport fees (if applicable); luggage and trip cancellation insurance; soft drinks and alcoholic beverages other than those for special events and celebrations; personal expenses such as laundry and telephone calls; fuel surcharge may be applied for all bookings; mandatory emergency evacuation insurance to a minimum benefit of US $200,000 per person; staff gratuities; pre- or post-cruise travel expenses.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – $750 cancellation fee
120 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Buenos Aires to Ushuaia voyage begins in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH), and ends in Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE). Plan flights to arrive to Buenos Aires any time on day 1 of the itinerary. Group transfer is provided from the airport to the hotel one day prior to departure. Hotel check-in starts at 3:00pm. The estimated disembarkation time is between 8:00am and 9:00am on the last day of the itinerary, subject to weather conditions in Ushuaia and sea conditions en route. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia as late in the day as possible, avoiding any flights departing before 12:00pm noon. Group transfer is provided to the airport or central location. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your Buenos Aires to Ushuaia voyage. The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons: (K) kayaking $895; (P) photography included. Contact AdventureSmith for more details and to reserve your spot on these adventure activities.

2021-22 Season:
Oct 20 – Nov 11, 2021 – Sea Spirit – K

2022-23 Season:
Oct 21 – Nov 12, 2022 – Sea Spirit – K

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at 1.7x the per-person listed rate in Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite, and 2x the double occupancy rate for Deluxe Suite, Premium Suite and Owner’s Suite, subject to availability. Sharing is possible in Triple Classic Main Deck Suite, Classic Suite and Superior Suite.

Families & Children

Children must be at least 12 years of age to participate in this trip; however, on a case-by-case basis, children ages 6-11 may be accepted with additional screening.

Travel Insurance

Emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum recommended coverage of $200,000 USD per person. Trip cancellation insurance is optional but highly recommended. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice, weather conditions, wildlife encountered and the captain’s discretion. Flexibility is the key to the success of any Antarctica expedition. Visits to research stations depend on final permission.

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