Reassure yourself that you are not dreaming as you gaze upon inconceivable concentrations of wildlife in idyllic wilderness settings. In South Georgia and the Falkland Islands you are a privileged and humble observer of Nature’s greatest works.

In the Southern Ocean, deep beneath winter ice and summer storms, the oceans’ largest assemblage of plankton is fed upon by Earth’s most plentiful animal: Antarctic krill. These, in turn, support the world’s most diverse and abundant populations of marine mammals and seabirds.

During each summer breeding season, the top of this enormous ecological pyramid tumbles upon the shores of sub-Antarctic islands. Replete from the banquet of the Southern Ocean, pinnipeds and seabirds alight, waddle, or haul ashore in numbers that stagger the imagination.

South Georgia alone is said to host upwards of 100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels, and terns. On its beaches, pinned between rolling surf and glaciated mountains, over 100,000 elephant seals and three million fur seals jostle for space among
innumerable king penguins.

You may not see a single plankter or krill, but on South Georgia and the Falklands you will certainly be impressed by the diversity and abundance of megafauna supported by these tiny creatures.

Highlights


• The Falklands’ charming island farmsteads teeming with nesting seabirds, including numerous great albatross and penguin species

• South Georgia’s world-famous wildlife beaches thronged with stately king penguins, jousting elephant seals, and raucous fur seals

• Historical sites, such as Grytviken, haunted by South Georgia’s bygone whaling era

• Unforgettable wilderness scenery and dramatic Southern Ocean seascapes

Welcome to Puerto Madryn in Argentine Patagonia, starting point of our expedition. Upon your arrival at the airport we provide a transfer to your hotel, which has been arranged by us and is included in the price of the voyage. For the rest of the day you are free to explore this welcoming seaside city. Take advantage of sandy beaches and the restaurant-lined promenade on Golfo Nuevo with views of wild Península Valdés.
In the afternoon we provide a group transfer to the pier and welcome you aboard the luxury expedition ship M/V Sea Spirit. Explore the ship and get comfortable in your home away from home for the extraordinary adventure to come. Savor the anticipation of your dreams coming true as we slip our moorings and sail toward a true wilderness where wildlife abounds. As we sail through Golfo Nuevo on our first evening we have our first chance to see whales, particularly southern right whales.
From Golfo Nuevo we sail south through the South Atlantic Ocean toward the Falkland Islands. We keep a lookout for dolphins and whales. Presentations and workshops by our expert staff, as well as our 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.
The remote and sparsely-populated Falkland Islands are a birders’ paradise. We anticipate visiting some 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.
From the Falkland Islands we head east toward South Georgia, passing the remote, seabird-covered pinnacles known as Shag Rocks on the way. We also cross the Antarctic Convergence, the biological boundary of the Southern Ocean. Briefings, bio-security procedures, and lectures from our staff prepare you for our arrival in South Georgia.
This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our route and exploration opportunities in South Georgia are heavily dependent on the weather conditions we encounter. Our experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. You can be sure 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. We take 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. 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. Our days in South Georgia are filled with memorable excursions, sumptuous meals, presentations by our experts, and enough incredible scenery and wildlife to fill your camera and overwhelm your emotions.
After our amazing time in South Georgia we proceed west back toward the Falkland Islands. 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.
Our route and exploration opportunities are dependent on weather among these windswept islands.Stanley is 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 impressive whalebone arch outside, a war memorial, quality gift shops, pubs, and views of shipwrecks in the harbor.
From the Falkland Islands we sail southwest toward the tip of South America and enter the Beagle Channel. This is the time for our End of Voyage ceremonies including slideshow and farewell dinner.
After breakfast we say farewell in the city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. We provide a group transfer to the airport or to the town center if you wish to spend more time here. In this case, the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park is definitely worth a visit.
Itinerary, landings and all other activities during the cruise depend strongly on ice and weather conditions and are subject to the decisions of the Expedition Leader and the Captain of the vessel. Encounters with any mentioned wildlife cannot be guaranteed.

Triple Classic

$ 9995 USD pp
Triple Classic
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.

Main Deck Suite

$ 13295 USD pp
Main Deck Suite
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.

Classic Suite

$ 14195 USD pp
Classic Suite
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.

Superior Suite

$ 14495 USD pp
Superior Suite
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.

Deluxe Suite

$ 15795 USD pp
Deluxe Suite
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.

Premium Suite

$ 16995 USD pp
Premium Suite
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.

Owner’s Suite

$ 22495 USD pp
Owner’s Suite
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.

Triple Classic

$ 9995 USD pp
Triple Classic
23 square meters (250 square feet); 2 twins (convert to a King) and a sofa bed; picture window; private facilities.

Main Deck Suite

$ 13295 USD pp
Main Deck Suite
20 square meters (215 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; minimum two portholes; private facilities.

Classic Suite

$ 13995 USD pp
Classic Suite
23 square meters (250 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window; private facilities.

Superior Suite

$ 14295 USD pp
Superior Suite
22 square meters (235 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; picture window overlooks on outside walkway; private facilities.

Deluxe Suite

$ 15795 USD pp
Deluxe Suite
26 square meters (277 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.

Premium Suite

$ 16995 USD pp
Premium Suite
33 square meters (353 square feet); two twin or a King Size bed; private balcony; private facilities.

Owner’s Suite

$ 22495 USD pp
Owner’s Suite
40 square meters (437 square feet); separate living room; King Size bed and sofa bed (can accommodate a teenager); private deck; jetted bathtub.

Sea Spirit

Vessel Type: Luxury Expedition

Length: 90 metres

Passenger Capacity: 112

Built / refurbished: 1992 / 2016

Sail aboard the remarkably comfortable Sea Spirit and experience the polar regions in grand style with spacious suites. Sea Spirit accommodates just 112 passengers, all in spacious suites with panoramic oceans views. Think king-size or twin beds, en suites, flat screen TVs and DVDs and internet satellite. Many suites have private balconies, lounge areas, dressing tables

There is a lounge, bistro and bar, hot tub, gym, a state-of-the-art presentation room and stabilisers for smooth cruising.

  • All-suite ship
  • Smallest suite is a spacious 215 square feet.
  • 15 suites have balconies.
  • Owner's Suite is an outstanding 550 sq. feet.
  • Flat Screen TVs and DVD players in every suite
  • Gymnasium and Hot Tub with seating area and Bistro
  • Library/Games Room
  • Open bar
  • Elevator 
  • Every suite has an exterior view


Cabin layout for Sea Spirit

Sea Kayaking (850.00 USD)

Antarctica is a paddlers’ paradise. The White Continent boasts some of the world’s most impressive landscapes and is home to incredible marine wildlife. Sea Kayak Club members will have the opportunity to paddle through tranquil waters filled with glittering icebergs and porpoising penguins while surrounded by magnificent glaciers and mountains. 2018/19 Rate - US$895

Peninsula Valdes (1 Day Pre Cruise Tour) (315.00 USD)

20-10-2017 departure only. We begin our scenic drive toward the Peninsula Valdes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Puerto Piramides we transfer to an excursion boat. Most notable in this area are Southern Right whales, and we may also spot some Orcas. After our return to shore, we head to Estancia San Lorenzo, a traditional sheep farm of the region. In addition to being served a delicious typical spit-roasted lamb luncheon, we will visit the Magellan penguin reserve. The tour continues to Punta Norte, an important habitat for sea lions and elephant seals. We return to Puerto Madryn at sunset and embark Sea Spirit for our voyage to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

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From Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia - 19 Days.

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20 October 2017.

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From Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia - 19 Days.

Aboard Sea Spirit.

21 October 2018.

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