Polar Regions Antarctica Cruise

Antarctic Wildlife Adventure

Antarctic Wildlife Adventure explores the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula, providing some of the best opportunities to witness Antarctica’s wildlife. 

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

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

The main Antarctic Wildlife Adventure sails round-trip from Ushuaia, Argentina, over 21 days. A 23-day alternative itinerary ends the voyage in Buenos Aires, Argentina. And a 17-day option allows you to shorten the journey by flying to the Falkland Islands to embark the ship and spending less time in the Falklands and South Georgia.

All itineraries are aboard the 114-guest Sea Spirit, which boasts an impressive staff-to-passenger ratio of 1 crew member per 10 guests. Plus, expedition leaders each have the field experience of 50-plus voyages to Antarctica and the Arctic. For these reasons and more, the Sea Spirit is the perfect home base for luxury Antarctica cruises.

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