King penguins walk the beach at Salisbury Plain during the South Georgia Antarctic Odyssey Cruise.
A gray-and-white-speckled weddell seal lays on the snow during the South Georgia Antarctic Odyssey Cruise.
A woman in a red jacket stands & points in front of a group sitting on top of a tan mountain range during the South Georgia Antarctic Odyssey Cruise.
A group of juvenile brown elephant seals sit on grass tussocks while thousands of king penguins walk on the beach behind on a cloudy day during the South Georgia Antarctic Odyssey Cruise.
A Zodiac with polar travelers cruises past blue icebergs in a calm bay on a partly sunny day during the South Georgia Antarctic Odyssey Cruise.
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Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise

This 21-day voyage encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South Georgia. Discover the historic Falkland Islands and stand in awe before the world’s largest king penguin colonies in South Georgia. In Antarctica, experience the serenity and grandeur of the most remote place on earth, where penguins nest, whales feed and captivating seals frolic in ice-speckled seas. Highlights include marveling at the iridescent blues of icebergs and South Georgia’s enormous king penguin colonies, walking along beaches lined with elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals and photographing curious seals while Zodiac cruising through glassy waters.

A variety of added-cost adventure activities make this South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise unique. In particular, certain departures offer a Shackleton Crossing in South Georgia, by foot, providing an opportunity for history buffs and polar adventurers to attempt the same historic crossing of South Georgia’s interior. Also available on select departures are programs for sea kayaking, snowshoeing and snorkeling. Experience the Antarctic Peninsula in a unique way, by ski and snowboard touring on backcountry equipment. From alpine bowls and crevassed glaciers to long open slopes, take on some of the world’s most incredible descents on day trips, or opt to attempt Shackleton’s epic crossing of South Georgia’s interior, on skis or a snowboard.

Cruise aboard the adventure-ready polar expedition ship Greg Mortimer or Sylvia Earle for their state-of-the-art design and technology, plus excursion-minded preparation rooms and multiple boarding platforms for efficient embarkation and disembarkation. These small ships average 126-132 guests, with an educational and engaged team of expedition guides providing programming aimed at immersion into the surrounding polar wilds.

In addition to the main 21-day itinerary that moves counterclockwise and includes a visit to Elephant Island, an alternative 21-day departure moves clockwise, skips Elephant Island, spends more time at the Falkland Islands and along the Antarctic Peninsula and less time at South Georgia. A 19-day departure uniquely begins in Santiago, Chile, with a flight to meet the ship at the Falkland Islands before ending with a cruise across the Drake Passage to Ushuaia, Argentina. A 25-day departure adds a rare visit to the uncommonly visited South Sandwich Islands for exploration history and added wildlife. And a special 23-day solar eclipse departure operates via Punta Arenas, Chile, and offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to view a total solar eclipse in Antarctic waters.

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



Itinerary

21-Day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Itinerary

The main 21-day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey voyage operates round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, counterclockwise, with a unique visit to Elephant Island. Joining this departure is legendary mountaineer, writer and photographer Sir Chris Bonington CBE.

Route map of counter-clockwise South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise. main route, including a unique visit to Elephant Island.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia, be met by a representative and transferred to the group hotel. Upon arrival at the included hotel, request cabin tags from the hotel check-in staff, and label the tags with your name and ship cabin number. At approximately 6:00pm this evening, meet fellow expeditioners at a voyage briefing. Afterwards, there’s free time to enjoy the local cuisine at one of Ushuaia’s many restaurants (dinner not included).

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

This morning, ensure any cabin luggage is fitted with cabin tags and take it down to hotel reception by 8:00am. Luggage will be collected from the hotel and transferred directly to port for clearance and delivered to your cabin ahead of embarkation. Keep any valuables or personal items with you throughout the day. Check out of the hotel by 11:00am and enjoy free time before meeting back in the hotel lobby at 2:00pm to commence a tour of Ushuaia. Alternatively, enjoy time at leisure and make your own way to the Prison Museum parking lot by 3:45pm to rejoin the group and transfer to the pier for embarkation.

Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, is located at the shores of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Martial Mountains, providing a unique Argentinian landscape combining mountains, sea, glaciers and forests. On the half-day introductory tour, visit “La Mision” neighborhood, the old Government House and the upper area of the city with its panoramic views. See the antique houses that belonged to the first families settled in Ushuaia. The excursion ends with a visit to the Old Prison Museum before transferring to the pier for embarkation around 4:00pm.

After embarkation, settle into your cabin before an important mandatory briefing. As the ship pulls away from port, gather on the deck to commence the adventure with spectacular views over Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. This evening, get to know fellow guests and friendly expedition team and crew members at a welcome dinner.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Day 3
Drake Passage

As the ship commences the Drake Passage crossing, make the most of this time getting comfortable with the motions of the sea. The expedition team prepare all for the first landing with important wildlife guidelines and biosecurity procedures, and start the lecture program to help educate about Antarctica’s history, wildlife and environment. The wildlife experiences begin with watching and photographing the many seabirds, including majestic albatrosses and giant petrels following in the ship’s wake. They rise and fall skillfully, using air currents created by the ship to gain momentum.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands

Nearing the South Shetland Islands and the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, the excitement is palpable with everyone converging on one of the observation decks, watching for the first iceberg. The ocean takes on a whole new perspective once the ship is below the Antarctic Convergence and is surrounded by the surreal presence of floating ice sculptures. The memory of the first big iceberg sighting is unforgettable. Weather permitting, the first landing in Antarctica may be attempted by late afternoon.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 7
Antarctic Peninsula

It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling of arriving in Antarctica. Take a deep breath of some of the most fresh, crisp air on earth. The western side of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands are ready to be explored, and there are many options. Being so far south, experience approximately 18-24 hours of daylight, enabling the days to be as busy as desired. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife opportunities.

Hope to make landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day, as planned. Dress warmly before joining Zodiac cruises along spectacular ice cliffs or among grounded icebergs, keeping watch for whales, seals and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also provide transport between the ship and landing sites that are host to penguin rookeries and historic huts. While ashore, aim to stretch the legs, wandering along pebbly beaches or perhaps up snow-covered ridgelines to vantage points with mountains towering overhead and ice-speckled oceans below.

Possibly enjoy ship cruises through some of the narrow, dramatic straits separating offshore islands from the mainland, or linger in scenic bays to watch whales travelling or feeding. This is a great time to enjoy the observation lounge or bridge for uninterrupted views of Antarctica in all its splendor. Keep an ear out for the creak and deep rumble of glaciers as they carve their way from summit to sea, and take a quiet moment to experience the wonder of this incredible white continent.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 8
Elephant Island

Today, if weather permits, set course for Elephant Island, a half-submerged mountain cloaked with an ice sheet at the outer limits of the South Shetlands. Learn the story of Shackleton and hear how his ship, the Endurance, was crushed in pack ice in the Weddell Sea, before him and his men climbed into three open boats, spending 16 months at sea, before finally making landfall on this tiny toe of rock and ice in the vastness of the Southern Ocean on 14 April, 1916.

Plan to sail past Cape Valentine to see the beach where the men first put ashore over 100 years ago. Weather permitting; hope to follow the coastline six miles west to Point Wild, where the men eventually set up camp under two of their upturned open boats and some old tents. If weather permits, attempt to make a landing on historic Point Wild, Elephant Island.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 9 - 10
At Sea (Scotia Sea)

En route for South Georgia, head across the Scotia Sea, following the route that Shackleton and five of his men took in order to find help for the rest of their crew. On 24 April, 1916, they piled into the James Caird, the most seaworthy of their open boats, to attempt this perilous journey to South Georgia, some 1290 km (802 miles) distant. Shackleton hoped to reach South Georgia in two weeks. There he would enlist the help of the whalers to return to Elephant Island and rescue the men who had been left behind. As excitement builds for South Georgia, catch up with fellow expeditioners in the bar, keep watch for wildlife alongside the naturalist from the open bridge, or learn more of the Shackleton story from the ship’s historian.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 11 - 15
South Georgia

As the ship nears the rugged island of South Georgia, spare a thought for Captain James Cook, who arrived here in 1775 and believed it to be the northern tip of a great southern continent! In fact, it is a small island only 110 miles long, but with a 9,842-foot snow-capped mountain range, some of the world’s largest congregations of wildlife and a truly fascinating human history, South Georgia is an island of incredible riches. On approach, jagged mountain peaks rise steeply, while seabirds are often spotted soaring around the ship. Sail down the east coast, taking in the spectacular glaciated scenery and enjoying a little shelter from the prevailing westerly winds along this enchanting coastline.

The experienced expedition team will plan the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, sea state and wildlife opportunities. Anticipate making landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day. Zodiac cruises scour craggy coves the rocky coastline in search of nesting penguins, seal haul-outs and bird cliffs. Watch for South Georgia’s kelp forests as well–these remarkable underwater ecosystems are quite mesmerizing as their fronds sway back and forth on the water’s surface.

Zodiacs will also transport you from ship to shore, where you can visit some of the largest king penguin colonies on earth, take a guided walk among fur seals and elephant seals (making sure you listen to your guides and keep your distance!) and wander along pebbled streams and grassy glacial outwash plains. We also hope to visit the remnants of South Georgia’s thriving whaling stations and pay our respects to Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose incredible voyage of survival is synonymous with this island. If you have chosen an optional activity, you’ll have the option to do that whenever conditions allow.

Additionally, the ship may cruise through fjords with towering cliffs of ancient stone, or into deeply indented bays towards dramatic glacier fronts. This is a great time to find a comfy spot in the observation lounge or the bridge to enjoy uninterrupted views of South Georgia’s majestic coast.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 16 - 18
At Sea

Between South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, be entranced by the ceaseless flight of the many seabirds that follow the ship’s wake, skillfully using the air currents created by the ship to gain momentum. On this leg, the ship usually travels into the prevailing weather so it is difficult to estimate the arrival time into the Falklands. The lecture program will continue and highlight all of the amazing sights witnessed over the past few days. Enjoy ample time to observe sea birds, whale watch from the bridge or simply relax in the bar with a book. If time and weather conditions permit, pass close to Shag Rocks, a fascinating group of jagged rocky islets protruding from the sea in the proximity of South Georgia.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 19
Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands comprises two large islands (East and West Falkland), with over 700 islands scattered off the coast. All but seven of these are uninhabited, with windswept coastlines, white sand beaches and crystal clear water. These beautifully barren islands are true wildlife havens, sheltering an impressive diversity of birdlife, including the largest black-browed albatross colony on earth. The cold, nutrient-rich waters surrounding the islands make this a prime location for spotting marine life.

There are many beautiful areas to explore across the Falklands, each offering a unique perspective on this magnificent archipelago. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing winds, weather and wildlife opportunities.

Anticipate making landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day, weather permitting. Despite being north of the Antarctic Convergence, it can be quite chilly here, so layer up before joining Zodiac cruises into rocky coves or along sea cliffs, keeping watch for seals, sea lions, dolphins and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also transport guests from the ship to land to visit possible albatross colonies, penguin rookeries and perhaps even enjoy a traditional English tea and scones gathering at a local cottage.

Also aim to land in historic Stanley, the capital of the Falklands. This charming town has a distinctly British character, with terraced townhouses, pioneer cottages and even an iconic red telephone box! Colorful buildings house cozy cafes, English pubs, souvenir shops, a post office and the fascinating Historic Dockyard Museum, with displays on the maritime history of the Falkland Islands, natural history and links to Antarctica.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 20
At Sea

Consider spending the sea day returning to Ushuaia by editing photos, enjoying the onboard facilities or listening to an informative lecture. Celebrate the end of an unforgettable voyage with newfound friends at a special captain’s farewell dinner.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer, Sylvia Earle

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 21
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

During the early morning, cruise up the Beagle Channel before quietly slipping into dock in Ushuaia, where disembarkation occurs around 8:00am. Say farewell to the expedition team and fellow passengers as everyone continues onward journeys, hopefully with a newfound sense of the immense power of nature. A transfer to downtown Ushuaia before continuing to the airport is included in the cost of the voyage.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1; one night’s hotel accommodation in Ushuaia on Day 1 (with breakfast on Day 2); half-day Ushuaia city tour on Day 2 (lunch not included); luggage transfer from your hotel in Ushuaia to ship on Day 2; transfer from pier to downtown Ushuaia or to airport on Day 21; onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service; all meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage; beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner; captain’s welcome and farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages; all shore excursions and Zodiac cruises; educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team; complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult); a 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket; complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage; comprehensive pre-departure information; port surcharges, permits and landing fees; gratuities for ship crew.

Exclusions

International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified; transfers not mentioned in the itinerary; airport arrival or departure taxes; passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges; travel insurance, emergency evacuation charges or personal insurance (required); hotels and meals not included in itinerary; optional excursions not included in the itinerary; optional activity surcharges; all items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, WiFi, email or phone charges.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $2,500 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:
91 days or more – 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.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The main 21-day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia at any time on day 1. An arrival transfer from the Ushuaia airport to the group hotel is included. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia no earlier than 12:00pm noon on disembarkation day. A direct transfer from the pier to downtown Ushuaia, or to the airport midday, is included following disembarkation. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise. Photography tips are included on every departure. The following table details what activities may be available on each departure and their per-person cost for the 2022-23 season: (K) kayaking $1,560 (20 persons max); (SN) polar snorkeling $800 (minimum 6 persons required); (M) mountaineering-Shackleton crossing on foot $2,220; (S) Snowshoeing $420. Please contact AdventureSmith for details on which activities are available on your specific departure date and to reserve space with your booking.

2022-23 Season:
Dec 19 – Jan 08, 2023 – Sylvia Earle – K, S, SN
Dec 27 – Jan 16, 2023 – Greg Mortimer – K, SN
Mar 10 – Mar 30, 2023 – Greg Mortimer – K, SN, M

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Solo travelers willing to share may be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will only pay the standard single occupancy rate. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found.

Families & Children

Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Children between 8-17 years of age must pay the adult price of the expedition.

Travel Insurance

A medical form for all travelers, signed by their doctor, is required for every departure. Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum required coverage of $250,000 USD per person, covering medical, accident and repatriation/emergency evacuation, as well as baggage loss and cancellation or curtailment of holiday. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. 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.

19-Day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Itinerary

The 19-day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey voyage uniquely begins with an overnight in Santiago, Chile, followed by a charter flight to the Falkland Islands for embarkation on Day 2. Operating clockwise, this voyage ends in Ushuaia, Argentina, following a crossing of the Drake Passage. Joining this departure is AIPP Grand Master of photography Peter Eastway.

Route map of 19-day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise, operating from Santiago, Chile, to Ushuaia, Argentina, with visits to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Santiago, Chile

Arrive in Santiago, be met by a representative and transferred to the group hotel. Upon arrival at the included hotel, request cabin tags from the hotel check-in staff, and label the tags with your name and ship cabin number. At approximately 6:00pm this evening, meet fellow expeditioners at a voyage briefing. Afterwards, there’s free time to enjoy the local cuisine at one of Santiago’s many restaurants (dinner not included).

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

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Days 2 - 3
Fly to Falkland Islands, Embark & Explore

This morning, ensure any cabin luggage is fitted with cabin tags and take it down to hotel reception (precise time will be advised with final documentation). Luggage will be collected from the hotel and transferred directly to port for clearance and delivered to your cabin ahead of embarkation. Keep any valuables or personal items with you throughout the day. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Stanley, capital of the Falklands.

On a panoramic tour, discover Stanley, a charming town with a distinctly British character. The town features terraced town houses, pioneer cottages and even an iconic red telephone box! Colorful buildings house cozy cafes; English pubs; souvenir shops; a post office; and the fascinating Historic Dockyard Museum, with displays on the maritime history of the Falkland Islands, natural history and links to Antarctica. The tour ends at the pier, where the ship is ready for boarding. After embarkation, settle into your cabin before an important mandatory briefing. As the ship pulls away from port, gather on the deck to commence the adventure with spectacular views over Stanley town.

The Falklands comprises two large islands (East and West Falkland), with over 700 islands scattered off the coast. All but seven of these are uninhabited, with windswept coastlines, white-sand beaches and crystal clear water. These beautifully barren islands are true wildlife havens, sheltering an impressive diversity of birdlife, including the largest black-browed albatross colony on earth. The cold, nutrient-rich waters surrounding the islands make this a prime location for spotting marine life.

There are many beautiful areas to explore across the Falklands, each offering a unique perspective on this magnificent archipelago. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing winds, weather and wildlife opportunities.

Anticipate making landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day, weather permitting. Despite being north of the Antarctic Convergence, it can be quite chilly here, so layer up before joining Zodiac cruises into rocky coves or along sea cliffs, keeping watch for seals, sea lions, dolphins and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also transport guests from the ship to land to visit possible albatross colonies and penguin rookeries.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast & dinner (day 2); breakfast, lunch & dinner (day 3)

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Days 4 - 5
At Sea

Between the Falklands and South Georgia, be entranced by the ceaseless flight of the many seabirds that follow the ship’s wake, skillfully using the air currents created by the ship to gain momentum. On this leg, the ship is usually traveling into the prevailing weather so it is difficult to estimate the precise arrival time in South Georgia. The lecture program will continue highlighting all of the incredible sights witnessed over the past few days. Appreciate ample time to observe the sea birds, whale-watch from the observation areas or simply relax with a book. If time and weather conditions permit, hope to pass close to Shag Rocks, a fascinating group of jagged rocky islets protruding from the sea in the proximity of South Georgia.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 6 - 9
South Georgia

As the ship nears the rugged island of South Georgia, spare a thought for Captain James Cook, who arrived here in 1775 and believed it to be the northern tip of a great southern continent! In fact, it is a small island only 110 miles long, but with a 9,842-foot snow-capped mountain range, some of the world’s largest congregations of wildlife and a truly fascinating human history, South Georgia is an island of incredible riches. On approach, jagged mountain peaks rise steeply, while seabirds are often spotted soaring around the ship. Sail down the east coast, taking in the spectacular glaciated scenery and enjoying a little shelter from the prevailing westerly winds along this enchanting coastline.

The experienced expedition team will plan the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, sea state and wildlife opportunities. Anticipate making landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day. Zodiac cruises scour craggy coves the rocky coastline in search of nesting penguins, seal haul-outs and bird cliffs. Watch for South Georgia’s kelp forests as well–these remarkable underwater ecosystems are quite mesmerizing as their fronds sway back and forth on the water’s surface.

Zodiacs will also transport you from ship to shore, where you can visit some of the largest king penguin colonies on earth, take a guided walk among fur seals and elephant seals (making sure you listen to your guides and keep your distance!) and wander along pebbled streams and grassy glacial outwash plains. We also hope to visit the remnants of South Georgia’s thriving whaling stations and pay our respects to Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose incredible voyage of survival is synonymous with this island. If you have chosen an optional activity, you’ll have the option to do that whenever conditions allow.

Additionally, the ship may cruise through fjords with towering cliffs of ancient stone, or into deeply indented bays towards dramatic glacier fronts. This is a great time to find a comfy spot in the observation lounge or the bridge to enjoy uninterrupted views of South Georgia’s majestic coast.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 10 - 11
At Sea (Scotia Sea)

Attend informative lectures to learn about Antarctica as the ship sails across the Scotia Sea towards the White Continent. Treat yourself to a massage in the wellness center or stay active in the gym; the choice is yours on how you want to enjoy these days at sea.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 12 - 16
Antarctic Peninsula

In 2022, Day 12 Visits Elephant Island:

Today, if weather permits, set course for Elephant Island, a half-submerged mountain cloaked with an ice sheet at the outer limits of the South Shetlands. Learn the story of Shackleton and hear how his ship, the Endurance, was crushed in pack ice in the Weddell Sea, before he and his men climbed into three open boats, spending 16 months at sea, before finally making landfall on this tiny toe of rock and ice in the vastness of the Southern Ocean on 14 April, 1916. Plan to sail past Cape Valentine to see the beach where the men first put ashore over 100 years ago. Weather permitting, hope to follow the coastline six miles west to Point Wild, where the men eventually set up camp under two of their upturned open boats and some old tents. If weather permits, attempt to make a landing on historic Point Wild, Elephant Island.

Antarctic Peninsula:

It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling of arriving in Antarctica. Take a deep breath of some of the most fresh, crisp air on earth. The western side of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands are ready to be explored, and there are many options. Being so far south, experience approximately 18-24 hours of daylight, enabling the days to be as busy as desired. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife opportunities.

Hope to make landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day, as planned. Dress warmly before joining Zodiac cruises along spectacular ice cliffs or among grounded icebergs, keeping watch for whales, seals and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also provide transport between the ship and landing sites that are host to penguin rookeries and historic huts. While ashore, aim to stretch the legs, wandering along pebbly beaches or perhaps up snow-covered ridgelines to vantage points with mountains towering overhead and ice-speckled oceans below.

Possibly enjoy ship cruises through some of the narrow, dramatic straits separating offshore islands from the mainland, or linger in scenic bays to watch whales travelling or feeding. This is a great time to enjoy the observation lounge or bridge for uninterrupted views of Antarctica in all its splendor. Keep an ear out for the creak and deep rumble of glaciers as they carve their way from summit to sea, and take a quiet moment to experience the wonder of this incredible white continent.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 17
Antarctic Peninsula & Drake Passage

After the final landing in South Shetland Islands (2021 only), the ship commences its crossing of the Drake Passage back to Ushuaia.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 18
Drake Passage

Spend these precious final moments editing photos, attending talks and presentations, staying active in the gym, swapping stories over a drink, or simply relaxing.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 19
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

During the early morning, cruise up the Beagle Channel before quietly slipping into dock in Ushuaia, where disembarkation occurs around 8:00am. Say farewell to the expedition team and fellow passengers as everyone continues onward journeys, hopefully with a newfound sense of the immense power of nature. A transfer to downtown Ushuaia before continuing to the airport is included in the cost of the voyage.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1; one night’s hotel accommodation in Santiago on Day 1 (with breakfast on Day 2); transfer from hotel to Santiago airport on Day 2; flight from Santiago to Stanley on Day 2 (economy class); city tour in Stanley on Day 2 prior to embarkation (dependent on flight arrival time into Stanley); transfer from pier to downtown Ushuaia or to airport on Day 19; onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service; all meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage; beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner; captain’s welcome and farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages; all shore excursions and Zodiac cruises; educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team; complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult); a 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket; complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage; comprehensive pre-departure information; port surcharges, permits and landing fees; gratuities for ship crew.

Exclusions

International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified; transfers not mentioned in the itinerary; airport arrival or departure taxes; passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges; travel insurance, emergency evacuation charges or personal insurance (required); hotels and meals not included in itinerary; optional excursions not included in the itinerary; optional activity surcharges; all items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, WiFi, email or phone charges.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $2,500 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:
91 days or more – 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.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The 19-day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Cruise begins in Santiago, Chile (SCL), and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Santiago at any time on day 1. An arrival transfer from the Santiago airport to the group hotel is included. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia no earlier than 12:00pm noon on disembarkation day. A direct transfer from the pier to downtown Ushuaia, or to the airport midday, is included following disembarkation. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

Commercial flights to Port Stanley are included in the trip cost. The maximum weight allowed on the flights to or from Port Stanley is 23 kg (50 lb.) per checked bag, plus one piece of hand luggage weighing not more than 8 kg (17 lb.). Additional charges may be incurred for checked luggage, depending on the ticket purchased. Unfortunately, it is not possible to purchase extra allowance. Note that at certain points during the expedition you will be required to handle your own luggage.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your 19-day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey cruise. Photography tips are included. The following details what activities may be available and their per-person cost for the 2022-23 season: (K) kayaking $1,560 (20 persons max); (S) snowshoeing $420; (M) mountaineering-Shackleton crossing by ski $2,220. Please contact AdventureSmith for details and to reserve space with your booking.

2022-23 Season:
Oct 21 – Nov 08, 2022 – Greg Mortimer – K, S, M

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Solo travelers willing to share may be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will only pay the standard single occupancy rate. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found.

Families & Children

Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Children between 8-17 years of age must pay the adult price of the expedition.

Travel Insurance

A medical form for all travelers, signed by their doctor, is required for every departure. Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum required coverage of $250,000 USD per person, covering medical, accident and repatriation/emergency evacuation, as well as baggage loss and cancellation or curtailment of holiday. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. 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.

Solar Eclipse–Antarctica & South Georgia Itinerary

The 23-day Solar Eclipse–Antarctica & South Georgia voyage operates round-trip from Punta Arenas, Chile, counterclockwise, with a unique visit to Elephant Island and the South Orkney Islands, plus time cruising Patagonia’s legendary waterways. Joining this special departure is NASA graduate, glaciologist and geologist Dr. Ulyana Horodyskyj.

Route map of the Solar Eclipse-Antarctica cruise, operating round-trip from Punta, Arenas, Chile, with visits to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Orkney Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula.
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Day 1
Arrive Punta Arenas, Chile

Arrive in Punta Arenas, be met by a representative and transferred to the group hotel. Upon arrival at the included hotel, request cabin tags from the hotel check-in staff, and label the tags with your name and ship cabin number.

Overlooking the Straits of Magellan, the city sits astride one of the world’s most historic trade routes. Today, Punta Arenas reflects a great mix of cultures, from English sheep ranchers to Portuguese sailors, and it remains an utterly fascinating testament to Chile’s rich history. Enjoy free time to explore Punta Arenas and discover the town’s excellent restaurants. Between 5:00-7:00pm, meet fellow expeditioners at a welcome reception and pre-embarkation briefing. Afterwards, there’s free time to dine at your leisure (dinner not included).

Accommodations

Hotel Dreams del Estrecho

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Fly to Puerto Williams & Embark

This morning, ensure any cabin luggage is fitted with cabin tags and take it down to hotel reception by 8:00am. After breakfast, participate in the final, mandatory pre-embarkation health screening and COVID (rapid antigen) testing before commencing check-out procedures. Afterwards, be transferred to Punta Arenas airport for the charter flight to Puerto Williams.

After the short flight to Puerto Williams, transfer to the pier for embarkation. Settle into your cabin before important mandatory briefings. As the ship pulls away from port, gather on the deck to commence the adventure with spectacular views over Tierra del Fuego. This evening, get to know fellow expeditioners and friendly expedition team and crew at a welcome dinner to celebrate the start of a thrilling adventure to Antarctica.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Day 3
Drake Passage

As the ship commences the Drake Passage crossing, make the most of this time getting comfortable with the motions of the sea. The expedition team prepare all for the first landing with important wildlife guidelines and biosecurity procedures, and start the lecture program to help educate about Antarctica’s history, wildlife and environment. The wildlife experiences begin with watching and photographing the many seabirds, including majestic albatrosses and giant petrels following in the ship’s wake. They rise and fall skillfully, using air currents created by the ship to gain momentum.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands

Nearing the tip of the South Shetland Islands on Day 4, the excitement is palpable with everyone converging on the bridge watching for the first iceberg. The ocean takes on a whole new perspective once the ship is below the Antarctic Convergence and surrounded by the surreal presence of floating ice sculptures. Weather permitting, possibly attempt the first landing in Antarctica by late afternoon.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 9
Antarctic Peninsula

It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling of arriving in Antarctica. Take a deep breath of some of the most fresh, crisp air on earth. The western side of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands are ready to be explored, and there are many options. Being so far south, experience approximately 18-24 hours of daylight, enabling the days to be as busy as desired. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife opportunities.

Hope to make landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day, as planned. Dress warmly before joining Zodiac cruises along spectacular ice cliffs or among grounded icebergs, keeping watch for whales, seals and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also provide transport between the ship and landing sites that are host to penguin rookeries and historic huts. While ashore, aim to stretch the legs, wandering along pebbly beaches or perhaps up snow-covered ridgelines to vantage points with mountains towering overhead and ice-speckled oceans below.

Possibly enjoy ship cruises through some of the narrow, dramatic straits separating offshore islands from the mainland, or linger in scenic bays to watch whales travelling or feeding. This is a great time to enjoy the observation lounge or bridge for uninterrupted views of Antarctica in all its splendor. Keep an ear out for the creak and deep rumble of glaciers as they carve their way from summit to sea, and take a quiet moment to experience the wonder of this incredible white continent.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 10 - 11
Elephant Island & Weddell Sea: Solar Eclipse

If weather permits, set course for Elephant Island, a half-submerged mountain cloaked with an ice sheet at the outer limits of the South Shetlands. Learn the story of Shackleton and hear how his ship, the Endurance, was crushed in pack ice in the Weddell Sea, before he and his men climbed into three open boats, spending 16 months at sea before finally making landfall on this tiny toe of rock and ice in the vastness of the Southern Ocean on 14 April, 1916. Plan to sail past Cape Valentine to see the beach where the men first put ashore over 100 years ago. Weather permitting; hope to follow the coastline six miles west to Point Wild, where the men eventually set up camp under two of their upturned open boats and some old tents. If weather permits, attempt to make a landing on historic Point Wild, Elephant Island.

According to NASA, the optimum position to experience the solar eclipse is well into the Weddell Sea. The eclipse is visible from the following geographic regions: Antarctica, South Africa, South Atlantic, but the full eclipse will only be visible in Antarctica. The instant of greatest eclipse takes place on 04 December, 2021 at 07:34:38 TD (Terrestrial Dynamical Time) or (07:33:28 UT1). Historically, early December would be considered too early to visit South Orkney Islands because of extensive sea ice. However, conditions have been changing every year and it may be possible to get into the South Orkneys on 04 December, 2021–the unknown is part of what makes the experience even more thrilling.

The eclipse belongs to Saros 152 and is number 13 of 70 eclipses in the series. All eclipses in this series occur at the Moon’s descending node. The total solar eclipse of 04 December, 2021 is preceded two weeks earlier by a partial lunar eclipse on 19 November, 2021. These eclipses all take place during a single eclipse season–a period during which the Sun appears close enough to one of the Moon’s nodes to allow a solar eclipse to occur. Each season lasts approximately 34 days and repeats at about 173-day intervals.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 12 - 13
At Sea (Scotia Sea)

En route for South Georgia, head across the Scotia Sea, following the route that Shackleton and five of his men took in order to find help for the rest of their crew. On 24 April, 1916, they piled into the James Caird, the most seaworthy of their open boats, to attempt this perilous journey to South Georgia, some 802 miles distant. Shackleton hoped to reach South Georgia in two weeks. There he would enlist the help of the whalers to return to Elephant Island and rescue the men who had been left behind. As excitement builds for South Georgia, catch up with fellow expeditioners in the bar, keep watch for wildlife alongside the naturalist from the open bridge, or learn more of the Shackleton story from the ship’s historian.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 14 - 17
South Georgia

As the ship nears the rugged island of South Georgia, spare a thought for Captain James Cook, who arrived here in 1775 and believed it to be the northern tip of a great southern continent! In fact, it is a small island only 110 miles long, but with a 9,842-foot snow-capped mountain range, some of the world’s largest congregations of wildlife and a truly fascinating human history, South Georgia is an island of incredible riches. On approach, jagged mountain peaks rise steeply, while seabirds are often spotted soaring around the ship. Sail down the east coast, taking in the spectacular glaciated scenery and enjoying a little shelter from the prevailing westerly winds along this enchanting coastline.

The experienced expedition team will plan the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, sea state and wildlife opportunities. Anticipate making landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day. Zodiac cruises scour craggy coves the rocky coastline in search of nesting penguins, seal haul-outs and bird cliffs. Watch for South Georgia’s kelp forests as well–these remarkable underwater ecosystems are quite mesmerizing as their fronds sway back and forth on the water’s surface.

Zodiacs will also transport you from ship to shore, where you can visit some of the largest king penguin colonies on earth, take a guided walk among fur seals and elephant seals (making sure you listen to your guides and keep your distance!) and wander along pebbled streams and grassy glacial outwash plains. We also hope to visit the remnants of South Georgia’s thriving whaling stations and pay our respects to Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose incredible voyage of survival is synonymous with this island. If you have chosen an optional activity, you’ll have the option to do that whenever conditions allow.

Additionally, the ship may cruise through fjords with towering cliffs of ancient stone, or into deeply indented bays towards dramatic glacier fronts. This is a great time to find a comfy spot in the observation lounge or the bridge to enjoy uninterrupted views of South Georgia’s majestic coast.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 18 - 19
At Sea

Between South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, be entranced by the ceaseless flight of the many seabirds that follow the ship’s wake, skillfully using the air currents created by the ship to gain momentum. On this leg, the ship usually travels into the prevailing weather so it is difficult to estimate the arrival time into the Falklands. The lecture program will continue and highlight all of the amazing sights witnessed over the past few days. Enjoy ample time to observe sea birds, whale watch from the bridge or simply relax in the bar with a book. If time and weather conditions permit, pass close to Shag Rocks, a fascinating group of jagged rocky islets protruding from the sea in the proximity of South Georgia.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 20
Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands comprises two large islands (East and West Falkland), with over 700 islands scattered off the coast. All but seven of these are uninhabited, with windswept coastlines, white sand beaches and crystal clear water. These beautifully barren islands are true wildlife havens, sheltering an impressive diversity of birdlife, including the largest black-browed albatross colony on earth. The cold, nutrient-rich waters surrounding the islands make this a prime location for spotting marine life.

There are many beautiful areas to explore across the Falklands, each offering a unique perspective on this magnificent archipelago. Despite being north of the Antarctic Convergence, it can be quite chilly here, so layer up before joining Zodiac cruises. Zodiacs will also transport guests from the ship to land to visit possible albatross colonies, penguin rookeries and perhaps even enjoy a traditional English tea and scones gathering at a local cottage.

Also aim to land in historic Stanley, the capital of the Falklands. This charming town has a distinctly British character, with terraced townhouses, pioneer cottages and even an iconic red telephone box! Colorful buildings house cozy cafes, English pubs, souvenir shops, a post office and the fascinating Historic Dockyard Museum, with displays on the maritime history of the Falkland Islands, natural history and links to Antarctica.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 21 - 22
At Sea

On the return sailing to Punta Arenas, consider spending the time editing photos, enjoying the onboard facilities, or listening to an informative lecture. Sail past Cape Horn and along legendary waterways including the Beagle Channel and Magellan Straita once mythical maze of narrow channels connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, discovered by Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan over 500 years ago. Celebrate the end of an unforgettable voyage with newfound friends at a special captain’s farewell dinner.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 23
Disembark Punta Arenas, Chile

During the early morning, the  ship quietly slips into dock in Punta Arenas, where disembarkation begins around 8:00am. Say farewell to the expedition team and fellow travelers, and continue your onward journey, hopefully with a newfound sense of the immense power of nature. A transfer to your hotel in Punta Arenas or to the airport is included in the cost of the voyage.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1; one night’s hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas on Day 1 (with breakfast on Day 2); mandatory pre-embarkation health screening and COVID test on Day 2; transfer from your hotel to the airport on Day 2; charter flight from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams on Day 2; transfer from airport to pier in Puerto Williams on Day 2; transfer from pier to your Punta Arenas hotel or the airport on Day 23; onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service; all meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage; beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner; captain’s welcome and farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages; all shore excursions and Zodiac cruises; educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team; free access to the onboard doctor for consultations relating to sea-sickness (a standard fee of US $60.00, reclaimable through your travel insurance provider, applies for medical consultations not related to seasickness); a 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket; complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage; comprehensive pre-departure information; port surcharges, permits and landing fees.

Exclusions

International or domestic flights to or within South America, unless specified; transfers not mentioned in the itinerary; airport arrival or departure taxes; passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges; travel insurance, emergency evacuation charges or personal insurance (required); hotels and meals not included in itinerary; optional excursions not included in the itinerary; optional activity surcharges; all items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, WiFi, email or phone charges; automatic $15/day crew gratuity added to shipboard account (may be removed or changed as desired upon settling the account; gratuity included for suites).

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $2,500 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:
91 days or more – 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.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The Solar Eclipse–Antarctica & South Georgia cruise begins and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile (PUQ). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Punta Arenas at any time on day 1. An arrival transfer from the Punta Arenas airport to the group hotel is included. Plan flights to depart Punta Arenas no earlier than 12:00pm noon on disembarkation day. A direct transfer from the pier to your Punta Arenas hotel, or to the airport midday, is included following disembarkation. 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–Antarctica & South Georgia cruise. Photography tips are included. The following details what activities may be available and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 season: (K) kayaking $1,470 (20 persons max); (S) snowshoeing $370; (M) mountaineering-Shackleton crossing on foot $2,220. Please contact AdventureSmith for details and to reserve space with your booking.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Solo travelers willing to share may be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will only pay the standard single occupancy rate. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found.

Families & Children

Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Children between 8-17 years of age must pay the adult price of the expedition.

Travel Insurance

A medical form for all travelers, signed by their doctor, is required for every departure. Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum required coverage of $250,000 USD per person, covering medical, accident and repatriation/emergency evacuation, as well as baggage loss and cancellation or curtailment of holiday. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. 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.

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey feat. South Sandwich Islands Itinerary

The 25-day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey feat. South Sandwich Islands voyage operates round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, clockwise, with a unique visit to the rarely visited South Sandwich Islands which feature a massive chinstrap penguin colony and significant polar history.

Route map of the South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey feat. South Sandwich Islands cruise, operating round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, clockwise, with additional visits to the Falkland Islands, South Orkney Islands, Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands.
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Day 1
Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia, be met by a representative and transferred to the group hotel. Upon arrival at the included hotel, request cabin tags from the hotel check-in staff, and label the tags with your name and ship cabin number.

Accommodations

Hotel TBA

Meals

n/a

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Day 2
Embark Ushuaia

This morning, ensure any cabin luggage is fitted with cabin tags and take it down to hotel reception by 8:00am. Luggage will be collected from the hotel and transferred directly to port for clearance and delivered to your cabin ahead of embarkation. Keep any valuables or personal items with you throughout the day. Check out of the hotel by 11:00am and enjoy free time before meeting back in the hotel lobby at 2:00pm to commence a tour of Ushuaia. Alternatively, enjoy time at leisure and make your own way to the Prison Museum parking lot by 3:45pm to rejoin the group and transfer to the pier for embarkation.

Ushuaia, capital of Tierra del Fuego, is located at the shores of the Beagle Channel and surrounded by the Martial Mountains, providing a unique Argentinian landscape combining mountains, sea, glaciers and forests. On the half-day introductory tour, visit “La Mision” neighborhood, the old Government House and the upper area of the city with its panoramic views. See the antique houses that belonged to the first families settled in Ushuaia. The excursion ends with a visit to the Old Prison Museum before transferring to the pier for embarkation around 4:00pm.

After embarkation, settle into your cabin before an important mandatory briefing. As the ship pulls away from port, gather on the deck to commence the adventure with spectacular views over Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. This evening, get to know fellow guests and friendly expedition team and crew members at a welcome dinner.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, dinner

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Day 3
At Sea (South Atlantic Ocean)

As the ship begins her trip across the South Atlantic Ocean towards the Falkland Islands, make the most of this time getting comfortable with the motions of the sea. The expedition team prepare all for the first landing with important wildlife guidelines and biosecurity procedures, and start the lecture program to help educate more about the region’s history, wildlife and environment.

Wildlife experiences begin. Enjoy watching and photographing the many seabirds, including majestic albatrosses and giant petrels, following in the ship’s wake. They rise and fall skillfully, using air currents created by the ship to gain momentum.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands comprises two large islands (East and West Falkland), with over 700 islands scattered off the coast. All but seven of these are uninhabited, with windswept coastlines, white sand beaches and crystal clear water. These beautifully barren islands are true wildlife havens, sheltering an impressive diversity of birdlife, including the largest black-browed albatross colony on earth. The cold, nutrient-rich waters surrounding the islands make this a prime location for spotting marine life.

There are many beautiful areas to explore across the Falklands, each offering a unique perspective on this magnificent archipelago. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing winds, weather and wildlife opportunities.

Anticipate making landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day, weather permitting. Despite being north of the Antarctic Convergence, it can be quite chilly here, so layer up before joining Zodiac cruises into rocky coves or along sea cliffs, keeping watch for seals, sea lions, dolphins and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also transport guests from the ship to land to visit possible albatross colonies, penguin rookeries and perhaps even enjoy a traditional English tea and scones gathering at a local cottage.

Also aim to land in historic Stanley, the capital of the Falklands. This charming town has a distinctly British character, with terraced townhouses, pioneer cottages and even an iconic red telephone box! Colorful buildings house cozy cafes, English pubs, souvenir shops, a post office and the fascinating Historic Dockyard Museum, with displays on the maritime history of the Falkland Islands, natural history and links to Antarctica.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 5 - 6
At Sea

Between the Falklands and South Georgia, be entranced by the ceaseless flight of the many seabirds that follow the ship’s wake, skillfully using the air currents created by the ship to gain momentum. On this leg, the ship is usually traveling into the prevailing weather so it is difficult to estimate the precise arrival time in South Georgia. The lecture program will continue highlighting all of the incredible sights witnessed over the past few days. Appreciate ample time to observe the sea birds, whale-watch from the observation areas or simply relax with a book. If time and weather conditions permit, hope to pass close to Shag Rocks, a fascinating group of jagged rocky islets protruding from the sea in the proximity of South Georgia.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 7 - 10
South Georgia

As the ship nears the rugged island of South Georgia, spare a thought for Captain James Cook, who arrived here in 1775 and believed it to be the northern tip of a great southern continent! In fact, it is a small island only 110 miles long, but with a 9,842-foot snow-capped mountain range, some of the world’s largest congregations of wildlife and a truly fascinating human history, South Georgia is an island of incredible riches. On approach, jagged mountain peaks rise steeply, while seabirds are often spotted soaring around the ship. Sail down the east coast, taking in the spectacular glaciated scenery and enjoying a little shelter from the prevailing westerly winds along this enchanting coastline.

The experienced expedition team will plan the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, sea state and wildlife opportunities. Anticipate making landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day. Zodiac cruises scour craggy coves the rocky coastline in search of nesting penguins, seal haul-outs and bird cliffs. Watch for South Georgia’s kelp forests as well–these remarkable underwater ecosystems are quite mesmerizing as their fronds sway back and forth on the water’s surface.

Zodiacs will also transport you from ship to shore, where you can visit some of the largest king penguin colonies on earth, take a guided walk among fur seals and elephant seals (making sure you listen to your guides and keep your distance!) and wander along pebbled streams and grassy glacial outwash plains. We also hope to visit the remnants of South Georgia’s thriving whaling stations and pay our respects to Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose incredible voyage of survival is synonymous with this island. If you have chosen an optional activity, you’ll have the option to do that whenever conditions allow.

Additionally, the ship may cruise through fjords with towering cliffs of ancient stone, or into deeply indented bays towards dramatic glacier fronts. This is a great time to find a comfy spot in the observation lounge or the bridge to enjoy uninterrupted views of South Georgia’s majestic coast.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 11 - 12
At Sea

As the ship sails away from splendid South Georgia, enjoy presentations from the expedition team to help prepare for arrival to the wild South Sandwich Islands. Perhaps practice some photo editing skills, stay active in the gym, or simply watch seabirds frolic alongside the ship.

Accommodations

Greg Mortimer

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Days 13 - 15
South Sandwich Islands

On Captain James Cook’s second voyage of discovery (1772–1775), he circumnavigated the globe in high southern latitudes, without seeing land, casting doubt on the existence of the Antarctic continent, which at that time was still unknown. It was during this voyage Cook discovered the South Sandwich Islands and landed on South Georgia Island, describing them as “Lands doomed by Nature to perpetual frigidness: never to feel the warmth of the sun’s rays; whose horrible and savage aspects I have not words to describe.” He named the South Sandwich Islands for Lord Sandwich. They are considered together with South Georgia, as a UK Dependent Territory and are uninhabited. Although Cook sighted a number of the islands, several more were not discovered until Bellingshausen visited in 1819.

Located about 460 mi southeast of South Georgia, the islands form a chain some 220 miles long, comprising 11 large and several smaller islands with a total area of about 230 square miles. Most are ice-capped and the tallest peak, on Montagu Island, reaches 4,500 ft. The climate is cold, with frequent snow and strong winds. The islands are volcanic in origin and some remain active. The island of Zavodovski, for instance, appears in constant eruption and reeks of rotten eggs (the volcano itself is named Mt. Asphyxia), while the islands of Visokoi, Candlemas, Saunders and Bellingshausen all show definite signs of activity. Bristol, Cook, and Thule islands are heavily glaciated and show no signs of warmth or activity. All the islands are steep-sided above the water, and fall away rapidly into deep water (more than 5,000 ft).

In Zodiacs or kayaks, explore the coast of some of the islands if conditions allow. Little is known about these islands, although the British Antarctic Survey has undertaken some limited biological and geological work there, mainly in the 1960s. Vegetation is very sparse. But there’s at least one extraordinary wildlife spectacle: Zavodovski Island supports a chinstrap penguin colony that numbers around one million penguins on its steep volcanic slopes. Those who have seen this massive penguin colony speak of it with awe.

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Days 16 - 17
At Sea

Join the expedition team to pick up photography tips or learn about the White Continent, and keep an eye out for the first iceberg as the ship sails towards the Antarctic Peninsula.

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Days 18 - 22
Antarctic Peninsula

It’s almost impossible to describe the feeling of arriving in Antarctica. Take a deep breath of some of the most fresh, crisp air on earth. The western side of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands are ready to be explored, and there are many options. Being so far south, experience approximately 18-24 hours of daylight, enabling the days to be as busy as desired. The experienced expedition team, who have made countless journeys to this area, will use their expertise to design the voyage from day to day, choosing the best options based on the prevailing weather, ice conditions and wildlife opportunities.

Hope to make landings or Zodiac excursions twice a day, as planned. Dress warmly before joining Zodiac cruises along spectacular ice cliffs or among grounded icebergs, keeping watch for whales, seals and porpoising penguins. Zodiacs will also provide transport between the ship and landing sites that are host to penguin rookeries and historic huts. While ashore, aim to stretch the legs, wandering along pebbly beaches or perhaps up snow-covered ridgelines to vantage points with mountains towering overhead and ice-speckled oceans below.

Possibly enjoy ship cruises through some of the narrow, dramatic straits separating offshore islands from the mainland, or linger in scenic bays to watch whales travelling or feeding. This is a great time to enjoy the observation lounge or bridge for uninterrupted views of Antarctica in all its splendor. Keep an ear out for the creak and deep rumble of glaciers as they carve their way from summit to sea, and take a quiet moment to experience the wonder of this incredible white continent.

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Days 23 - 24
Drake Passage

Enjoy a morning landing in Antarctica before commencing the crossing of the Drake Passage. Swap photos with fellow expeditioners or simply relax and enjoy the last days of a truly unforgettable voyage to the Antarctic.

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Day 25
Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina

During the early morning, cruise up the Beagle Channel before quietly slipping into dock in Ushuaia, where disembarkation occurs around 8:00am. Say farewell to the expedition team and fellow passengers as everyone continues onward journeys, hopefully with a newfound sense of the immense power of nature. A transfer to downtown Ushuaia before continuing to the airport is included in the cost of the voyage.

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Arrival transfer from airport to hotel on Day 1; one night’s hotel accommodation in Ushuaia on Day 1 (with breakfast on Day 2); Ushuaia city tour on Day 2 (lunch not included); luggage transfer from your hotel in Ushuaia to ship on Day 2; transfer from pier to downtown Ushuaia or to airport on Day 25; onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service; all meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage; beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner; captain’s welcome and farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages; all shore excursions and Zodiac cruises; educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team; free access to the onboard doctor for consultations relating to sea-sickness (a standard fee of US $60.00, reclaimable through your travel insurance provider, applies for medical consultations not related to seasickness); a 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket; complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage; comprehensive pre-departure information; port surcharges, permits and landing fees.

Exclusions

International or domestic flights, unless specified; transfers not mentioned in the itinerary; airport arrival or departure taxes; passport, visa, reciprocity and vaccination charges; travel insurance, emergency evacuation charges or personal insurance (required); hotels and meals not included in itinerary; optional excursions not included in the itinerary; optional activity surcharges; all items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks (outside of dinner service), laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, WiFi, email or phone charges; automatic $15/day crew gratuity added to shipboard account (may be removed or changed as desired upon settling the account (gratuity included for suites).

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $2,500 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:
91 days or more – 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.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all eligible guests must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The 25-day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey feat. South Sandwich Islands cruise begins and ends in Ushuaia, Argentina (USH). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Ushuaia at any time on day 1. An arrival transfer from the Ushuaia airport to the group hotel is included. Plan flights to depart Ushuaia no earlier than 12:00pm noon on disembarkation day. A direct transfer from the pier to downtown Ushuaia, or to the airport midday, is included following disembarkation. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Various optional activities may be available on your 25-day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey feat. South Sandwich Islands cruise. Photography tips are included. The following details what activities may be available and their per-person cost for the 2021-22 season: (K) kayaking $1,470 (20 persons max); (S) snowshoeing $370; (SN) polar snorkeling $740 (minimum 6 persons required). Please contact AdventureSmith for details and to reserve space with your booking.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability. Solo travelers willing to share may be matched with a person of the same gender. If the other cabin berth goes unsold, you will only pay the standard single occupancy rate. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found.

Families & Children

Kids 8 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Children between 8-17 years of age must pay the adult price of the expedition.

Travel Insurance

A medical form for all travelers, signed by their doctor, is required for every departure. Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory for this trip, with a minimum required coverage of $250,000 USD per person, covering medical, accident and repatriation/emergency evacuation, as well as baggage loss and cancellation or curtailment of holiday. In addition, we highly recommend our travelers protect their investment with travel insurance that includes trip cancellation and other benefits. 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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Nov 25 - Dec 17, 2021
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Oct 21 - Nov 08, 2022
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Nov 27 - Dec 17, 2022
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Due to sail in April 2022, Sylvia Earle offers a robust menu of adventure activities from kayaking and polar diving to mountaineering and backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Cruise responsibly knowing this brand new icebreaker polar expedition ship was built with cutting edge nautical technology including one of the lowest polluting marine engines in the world.

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