South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

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  • duration 16 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8+ years old
  • max group size 20
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  • Starts Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Ends Ushuaia, Argentina
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • If you’re travelling onboard Ultramarine in 2021, arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina and let us take care of the rest of your journey
  • See South Georgia’s incredible wildlife, including 30 breeding bird species and four penguin species
  • Follow in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyages to South Georgia and pause for a moment at his grave site
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula by ship, Zodiac and foot
The trip South Georgia And Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari is a cruise tour that sets out and ends in Ushuaia. You will be cruising through Argentina and Antarctica and pass by Ushuaia, Antarctic Peninsula and Beagle Channel Cruise. South Georgia And Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari takes 16 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the cruise ship and other items. Please see the package includes section for more details.

Our South Georgia and Antarctica: Penguin Safari itinerary is the fastest way to get to the seldom visited South Georgia Island while also setting foot on the 7th continent. As we set sail, photograph massive albatross and beautiful pintado petrels as they swoop and soar around the ship, guiding us toward South Georgia. Beaches teeming with king penguins and elephant seals greet us on this fabled island, where we’ll pay our respects to famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Antarctica awaits, with its soaring peaks and staggering expanse. Go further into the Antarctic sea on a Zodiac, experience the rugged peninsula from a sea kayak, undertake an exhilarating hike up a sparkling glacier, or share an endearingly comical moment with an inquisitive gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguin. In these ways and countless others, Antarctica will amaze, surprise and delight. Starting in 2021, this itinerary allows you to the opportunity to experience our pioneering new vessel, Ultramarine. This purpose-built vessel is designed to extend the boundaries of polar exploration and offer an unmatched Antarctic experience, including a flightseeing tour you’ll never forget and a range of adventure options more extensive than any other ship in its class.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 7 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Germany
  • On Dec 03 2019
4 - Very Good
Awesome trip
“The trip to South Georgia and Antarctica with was the best experience I had on my journey so far. The rooms on board the Ocean Diamond are big and comfy. The food was awesome and the landings worked very fast and organized so we could spend more time on shore.”
At a loss to come up with adjectives!
5 - Excellent
  • On Nov 22 2019
“I am at a loss to come up with adjectives to describe this Expedition. Fantastico! The Expedition was Fantastico! The success of this Expedition was the result of the professionalism and hard work of the entire team. From the Hotel staff to the Ships crew and Expedition staff, this was truly a Team Effort. Everyone involved pulled together to make this a memorable experience. And everyone was in good humour from the moment we stepped aboard. And the Diamond did her part as well. She is well named - truly a Diamond.. Yours in loving Antarctica.”
Carefully designed expedition
5 - Excellent
  • On Nov 22 2019
“This carefully designed expedition has provided me with a once in a life time experience. All the crew staffs are friendly and worked very hard with flexibilities to make our stay on board comfortable and all the expedition member made their best efforts to make our expedition experiences memorable.”
Mind blowingly fabulous
5 - Excellent
  • On Nov 18 2019
“Unlike most people on this trip my husband had to drag me kicking and screaming to Antarctica! I am so glad he did. This has been the most amazing time. Everything surpassed my expectations. Cabins were much bigger than I had thought and the food was wonderful-thankyou Tracie and her fabulous staff Service both meals/bar and cabin was wonderful too. But more importantly the excursions, experiences and JUST EVERYTHING was mind blowingly fabulous. We have made many beautiful friends from all over the world which i also did not expect Thank you thankyou thankyou Quark, Shane and all the team <3”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Day 2 : Embarkation Day
  • Days 3 to 6 : At Sea
  • Days 7 and 8 : South Georgia
  • Days 9 and 10 : At Sea
  • Days 11 to 13 : Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 14 and 15 : Crossing the Drake Passage
  • Day 16 : Disembarkation in Ushuaia
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Accommodation
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All shore landings per the daily program
Guide
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
Others
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic/Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
Why Book with Bookmundi
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari tour. You can cancel the tour up to 125 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 124 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 26 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 26 October 2021, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 124 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

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