Antarctic icebergs at sunset
Antarctic icebergs at sunset
Ushuaia landscapes
Ushuaia landscapes
Falkland Islands & Antarctic wildlife sightings
Falkland Islands & Antarctic wildlife sightings
Sightings of seal, penguins & killer whale
Sightings of seal, penguins & killer whale
Antarctic icebergs & ice fields
Antarctic icebergs & ice fields

Spirit of Shackleton

from $18,799 per person


Board one of Antarctica's Expedition ships, the G Expedition.This stunning and unique 21-day adventure takes you to penguin rookeries and seal colonies, to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, and beyond. There are many excursions by Zodiac small vessel allowing you very close proximity to wildlife and feature landmarks. A fascinating voyage to one of the lesser-visited parts of the world, this Spirit of Shackleton tour visits the historical sites of past explorers and will amaze and inspire you from the first day to the last. If you want a real modern 21st century expedition, this is it. (GM)


  • Be one of the few to set foot on Antarctica
  • 19 nights on board the G Expedition ship. Choice of 3 types of cabin.
  • Zodiac boat and on shore landings throughout the trip
  • Expert lectures and educational programs on board during the journey
  • Walk quietly amongst Kind Penguins (you couldn't get closer)
  • Unique wildlife, scenery and history of the Falkland Islands
  • Visit former whaling stations and penguin colonies in South Georgia
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula and its breath taking landscape
  • Journey through Drake Passage – an outstanding section of the tour
  • A very personal trip with a staff ratio of 1:10.
Whats included?
  • International airfare & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact center
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Day 1


Arrive into Ushuaia and transfer to your hotel (arrival transfer included). Spend the rest of the day enjoying the sights in the world's most southerly city. There will be a welcome desk in the hotel providing more information on the upcoming Expedition.

Day 2

Ushuaia/Drake Passage

Spend the morning exploring some more of Ushuaia before embarking the MS Expedition at around 4pm at the port in Ushuaia. Take a guided hike in the Martial Glacier or the Tierra del Fuego National Park or if you prefer do some shopping before boarding. The rest of the day can be spent getting to know your way around the ship and enjoying the sunset over the Beagle Channel from the deck in the evening.

(Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3-4

Drake Passage/South Shetland Islands  

The adventure begins with an 1000km (600mi) crossing of the passage named in honour of the 16th-century English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. Take in daily lectures from the expedition team and keep an eye out for the first sightings of icebergs, whales and albatross following in the G Expedition's wake.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 5-9

South Shetland Islands/Antarctic Peninsula

Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Weather and ice conditions permitting, our goal is to attempt memorable shore landings daily 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.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 10-11

Antarctic Peninsula/Scotia Sea

Sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route from Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula towards South Georgia.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 12-15

Scotia Sea/South Georgia

South Georgia is the resting place of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton and the home of many fascinating sites. You’ll visit the former whaling stations and seek out the amazing wildlife found here, as well as visit the vast colony of king penguins which will serve as one of the major highlights of this trip. Weather permitting, you’ll have four full days to explore the island.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 16-17

South Georgia/Southern Ocean

Sailing west, set course for the Falkland Islands. Days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare for landings. Watch for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 18-19

Southern Ocean/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

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.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 20

Falkland Islands/Beagle Channel/Ushuaia

Reflect on your memorable adventure and take in some final lectures as you head back to Ushuaia. There may even be some last minute chances to see some whales. Make sure to ask the experts on hand all of your unanswered questions – we’re sure you’ll have many and there’ll be more than happy to provide you further insight.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 21

Depart Ushuaia

Disembark in the morning.

(Breakfast included)

  • International flights and arrival  and departure transfers
  • Internal travel: MS Expedition; Zodiac; private bus
  • Twin-share hotel (1 night); Aboard the MS Expedition in quad-, triple-, twin-share cabins, or suites (all with en-suite bathrooms and porthole or window) (19 nights). Please note that all cabins consist of twin-size berths and are ocean-facing; Suites have 1 queen-size bed
  • All meals included aboard the MS Expedition; Breakfast included at the hotel. Drinks and tips not included.
  • Zodiac cruises and shore landings with our expert expedition team. Lectures and educational programmes; Waterproof boots supplied for men's sizes 8-14 and women's sizes 3-9; Expedition parka; Antarctica destination guidebook
  • 1 Expedition team member per 10 guests

MS Expedition Cabin Categories

There are 5 category of cabin.

  • Category 5: Double Suite, floor to ceiling windows, separate living and sleeping areas. Approx 30sqm. Located on deck 4
  • Category 4: Twin with private en suite facilities. Approx 15 sqm. Located on deck 4
  • Category 3: Twins with private en suite facilities and a large window. Approx 15 sqm. Located on deck 3
  • Category 2: Twins with private en suite facilities and a porthole window. Approx 15 sqm. Located on deck 2
  • Category 1: Quad Room 2 Lower berths, 2 Upper berths with private en suite facilities and a porthole view. Approx 15sqm. Located on deck 2

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