South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey
Antarctic kayaking wildlife extravaganza!
21 day voyage 11-12 days kayaking
Christmas in Antarctica in 2020!
Our 8 December 2020 departure is specially designed for us to enjoy Christmas Day on the Antarctic Peninsula.
What a place to celebrate, don't miss this special opportunity
Combine kayaking amongst the teeming wildlife of South Georgia with the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula and a visit to Stanley, a remote British outpost in the Falkland Islands. This is a trip of a lifetime.
Kayak in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s memories and enjoy close up encounters with majestic king penguins as we paddle in South Georgia. Here, snow and ice capped peaks line the skyline, lush tussock grass carpets the lower hills and abandoned whaling stations have been reclaimed by fur seals. We'll journey deep into glacial bays, where black-browed and wandering albatross, prions, terns and petrels soar overhead and elephant seals loll on beaches watched over by multitudes of macaroni and rock hopper penguins.
The 3rd jewel of this trip are 3 days sea kayaking in the Antarctic Peninsula. Orcas and humpback whales feed in these waters and an endless array of picturesque icebergs are the backdrop for many paddling delights.
These polar kayaking adventures take place on an Antarctic cruise aboard the mother-ship MV Greg Mortimer, home to our fleet of sturdy plastic kayaks. Antarctica is truly a wild place of indescribable beauty. If you choose to paddle with us in Antarctica, you’ll be a member of a small select paddling group that is accompanied by a dedicated kayak guide. You’ll have the option to kayak every day that conditions permit—or even twice a day. These are small-ship expedition cruises rather than fully programmed tours, and each Antarctic sea kayaking trip is guaranteed to have new and exciting experiences.
Book now to reserve a spot on this adventure of a lifetime.
Here is a small taste of Antarctica, courtesy of Chris Summers who paddled there recently.
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08 - 28 Dec 2020; 10-31 Mar 2021
From USD $20,870
Includes airport transfer and one night accommodation on arrival in Ushuaia. City tour (lunch not included) and luggage transfer to ship on Day 2, town or airport transfer on Day 21. All kayak equipment, specialist polar kayak guides, kayak outings and other shore based excursions. Onboard meals and accommodation.
International airfares, post-cruise accommodation and other transfers not specified above.
- * *Cost depends on cabin chosen
- * *All trip costs are listed in US dollars
Meet at Ushuaia, Argentina
- Day 1
- Ushuaia hotel accommodation.
- Day 2
- Morning city tour, board mothership, kayak briefing.
- Day 3
- At sea, Drake Passage.
- Day 4
- Arrive South Shetland Islands.
- Days 5-7
- Antarctic Peninsula Kayak outings, weather permitting.
- Day 8
- Paddle at Elephant Island, weather permitting.
- Days 9-10
- Cross Scotia Sea.
- Day 11-15
- Kayak outings in South Georgia, weather permitting.
- Days 16-18
- At sea to the Falklands - Malvinas.
- Day 19
- Paddle in the Falkland Islands, weather permitting.
- Day 20
- At sea.
- Day 21
- Explore Isla De-Los Estados.
- Day 22
- Disembark Ushuaia, hotel transfer, voyage concludes.
- Our special Christmas in Antarctica 2020 departure on 08 Dec operates in reverse to allow us to spend Christmas Day on the Antarctic Peninsula.