Spirit of Shackleton

from US$16,499
CRAFT INFORMATION

Trip summary

Vessel:
G Expedition
Voyage:
Spirit of Shackleton
Duration:
20 nights / 21 days
Start:
Ushuaia, Argentina
Finish:
Ushuaia, Argentina

Season 2021/2022


DateCategory 1A QuadCategory 1 TripleCategory 2 TwinCategory 3 TwinCategory 4 TwinCategory 5 Double
Jan 11, 2022
Jan 31, 2022
SOLD OUTUS$18,699SOLD OUTUS$23,899US$26,599US$30,399


Season 2022/2023


DateCategory 1A QuadCategory 1 TripleCategory 2 TwinCategory 3 TwinCategory 4 TwinCategory 5 Double
Jan 11, 2023
Jan 31, 2023
SOLD OUTUS$18,699US$22,199US$23,899US$26,599US$30,399


Spirit of Shackleton

Experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. This 21-day voyage illuminates Ernest Shackleton’s legend and recounts his courageous exploration of Antarctica. You’ll visit historical sites of past explorers, as well as Shackleton’s final resting place – the wildlife-rich island of South Georgia. Antarctica is beyond comprehension and sure to amaze any traveller seeking a true adventure to the world’s most remote wilderness.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Ushuaia — Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world’s most southerly city.

Day 2: Ushuaia/Beagle Channel — Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Day 3: Beagle Channel/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) — As the G Expedition makes passage east, become acquainted with the ship. Begin lectures and information sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

Days 4–5: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean — The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters.

Days 6–7: Southern Ocean/South Georgia — Sailing east, set course for South Georgia. Days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare for landings. Watch for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

Days 8–11: South Georgia/Scotia Sea — Home to many interesting sights (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visiting a huge colony of king penguins is a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, spend three full days exploring the island.

Days 12–13: Scotia Sea/Tierra de O’Higgins, Península — Sail for two days, retracing Shackleton’s route backwards on course towards Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Days 14–18: Tierra de O’Higgins, Península/Drake Passage — Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adélie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history.

Days 19–20: Drake Passage/Ushuaia — Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures en route back to Ushuaia. Keep a careful lookout for a last chance to spot whales.

Day 21: Ushuaia — Disembark in the morning.

Please note: Specific sites visited will depend on ice and weather conditions, the planned itinerary will be updated at the time of final preparations as well as throughout the voyage in order to take advantage of favourable conditions.

CRAFT INFORMATION

Trip summary

Vessel:
G Expedition
Voyage:
Spirit of Shackleton
Duration:
20 nights / 21 days
Start:
Ushuaia, Argentina
Finish:
Ushuaia, Argentina

Season 2021/2022


DateCategory 1A QuadCategory 1 TripleCategory 2 TwinCategory 3 TwinCategory 4 TwinCategory 5 Double
Jan 11, 2022
Jan 31, 2022
SOLD OUTUS$18,699SOLD OUTUS$23,899US$26,599US$30,399


Season 2022/2023


DateCategory 1A QuadCategory 1 TripleCategory 2 TwinCategory 3 TwinCategory 4 TwinCategory 5 Double
Jan 11, 2023
Jan 31, 2023
SOLD OUTUS$18,699US$22,199US$23,899US$26,599US$30,399


WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 19 nts aboard the G Expedition
  • 1 nt hotel in Ushuaia
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 6 – 16
  • Expedition parka

ACCOMMODATIONS

Twin-share hotel (1 nt), aboard the G Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en suite bathrooms and porthole or window, 19 nts). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing. Suites have one queen-size bed.

MEALS

20 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 19 dinners
Allow USD25-35 for meals not included. Drinks and tips on board not included.

TRANSPORTATION

G Expedition, Zodiac, private bus, walking.

STAFF & EXPERTS

One expedition team member per 10 guests.

AVAILABLE EXTRAS

Antarctica Camping – From US$379

Follow in the footsteps of bold explorers and experience this land’s awe-inspiring splendours first-hand. Our Antarctica camping experience includes time to enjoy the beauty of Antarctica near your campsite with ample photography options. Experience the sounds of heaving ice, the fresh scent of the sea, and the stars at night. Nothing gets you closer to the humbling forces of nature than spending a night ashore!

Antarctica Kayaking – From US$1,499

Weather permitting, you will head out in kayaks on days where zodiac landings are also available. Kayaking as part of a group lead by experienced and skilled leaders allows an opportunity to experience these remote regions from another vantage point. No other activity gets you as close to the natural environment!

SINGLE TRAVELLERS

Single travellers can choose between “single occupancy” at a supplement of 1,7 x the standard price, or “sharing basis” in Twin, Triple or Quadruple category at no additional cost.

INSURANCE

Passengers are required to be adequately covered by a travel insurance policy that covers aero-medical evacuation from Antarctica as a result of a medical emergency during the trips, including emergencies related to pre-existing health conditions.

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT

A deposit of U$1,000 per person is required per person to confirm reservations with final payment due 120 days prior to departure.

Payments can be made by wire transfer or by PayPal (payments by PayPal are subject to a 4,5% fee).