Humpback whale fluke

Whale Season in Antarctica - 11 Days

Aboard Seaventure – 139 passengers

Penguins, Seals, Icebergs…and an amazing display of whales. Every voyage into Antarctica is a wildlife lover’s dream journey. And this trip will certainly be no different. Expect to encounter a variety of iconic penguins, any number of different seal species, and Antarctica’s always-majestic icebergs. But this voyage will feature one notable exception to the rule: This time of year, whale spotting is at its entertaining best, with large numbers of giant Humpbacks feeding on the abundance of krill in the water. Orcas and Minkes are also common sightings on this very special voyage into the last truly wild place on Earth.

Voyage Highlights

  • Magnificent wildlife encounters with penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds
  • Whale sightings at their best and most exciting
  • Visits to some of the most stunning bays and channels of the Peninsula
  • Zodiac cruising amongst colossal glaciers and massive icebergs
  • Potential stops at active scientific bases and historical sites

Tour Dates


Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia
After a friendly welcome at the airport and a transfer to the luxurious Arakur Resort & Spa, take some time to unwind or explore the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Our evening briefing at the Arakur
is your opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow explorers.

Day 2: Embarkation
Spend your morning relaxing at the hotel, visiting a museum, or exploring the shops in Ushuaia, before our midafternoon escort to the ship. Our Expedition Team and ship staff will welcome you on board and get you settled in, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and our Captain’s welcome dinner. We’re on our way to Antarctica!

Day 3–4: Drake Passage
Join our Polar Experts in the lounge to immerse yourself in all things Antarctic, from its fascinating wildlife to its adventurous history; choose to participate in our renowned Citizen Science program; or sit back and take in this fabled journey while catching your first glimpses of wildlife. Grab your binoculars to identify the many seabirds that follow the ship.  As we cross the Antarctic Convergence into Antarctic waters, you’ll start to notice the cooler temperatures, your cue to get ready for that first iceberg sighting, an unforgettable moment on every journey.

Day 5: South Shetland Islands
The South Shetlands are 12 islands separated from the Antarctic Peninsula by The Bransfield Strait. Significant volcanic activity has sculpted a geology – and a diverse natural beauty – unlike anywhere else on earth. Here, you can expect a spectacular display of mountains, glaciers, and wildlife including Chinstrap and Gentoo penguins; and it’s not uncommon to share the water’s edge with Elephant and Fur seals. And this time of year is feeding time for Humpback whales, so don’t be surprised if you’re joined by a number of them on your day’s adventure.

Day 6–8:  Antarctica Awaits
On to the Antarctic Peninsula, where we’ll explore any number of stunning bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we continue to travel these wildliferich waters, passing a number of glorious icebergs along the way. We’ll have great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we direct our attention and our cameras toward numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea. As always throughout this journey, be on the lookout for the impressive population of Humpback, Minke and Orca whales feeding in the water.

Day 9-10: Drake Passage
We leave this magical place and make our way north, once again crossing the legendary Drake Passage. We have one last hurrah as we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow and a final meal together.

Day 11: Ushuaia Disembarkation
With huge smiles on weary, content faces, and perhaps some new friends for life, we disembark in the morning, letting you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

Please note the itinerary and route map are only tentative outlines of what you may experience. No specific itinerary, routing or landing sites can be guaranteed in advance. Where the ship actually sails will depend on a lot of factors including, but not limited to, the weather & ice conditions and the captain & expedition leader. Every trip is different, which adds to the excitement of expedition cruising in the polar regions.

Route Map

Trips and Rates

Please note, rates are Per Person in USD
Early Booking Discount 20%
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Owner's Suite
Early Booking Discount 20%
Extra 10%

Single Travelers:

  • If willing to share a cabin, we can match you with another or other passengers of the same gender in the Triple, Porthole & Window Stateroom categories.
  • Single occupancy cabins may be booked at 1.7x the per person share price.

Adventure Options:

  • Kayaking – Immersive with multiple paddles: $895/person – experience required
  • Paddling – Discover – one-time: $250/person – experience recommended
  • Camping: $295/person

Availability & prices are subject to change at anytime. Please contact us for the real time availability & prices.

Cabin Descriptions

Owner's Suite

Seaventure has 2 Owner’s Suites located on Deck 7. Suites feature a sitting area with sofa, 1 fixed queen size bed, a 58 sq. ft. (5.4m2) private balcony, complimentary minibar, flat screen TV, telephone, safe to store valuables, bathroom with luxury toiletries and hair dryer. 

331 sq. ft. (30.8m2) – total combined space for cabin & balcony

Veranda Stateroom

Located on Deck 6 featuring a sitting area, minimum 39 sq. ft. (3.6m2) private balcony, complimentary minibar, flat screen TV, telephone, safe to store valuables, bathroom with luxury toiletries and hair dryer. Most cabins can be arranged with either 1 queen or 2 single beds however staterooms 615, 616, 617 & 618 have 2 fixed twin beds.

Cabins with 2 fixed twin beds (615 , 616, 617 & 618) have 167 sq. ft. of interior space with a 57 sq. ft. balcony. All other Veranda cabins have 188 sq. ft. of interior space and a 39 sq. ft. balcony. 

Window Stateroom

Located on Deck 5 & Deck 4 these are the most abundant cabins onboarded featuring a sitting area, window, complimentary minibar, flat screen TV, telephone, safe to store valuables, bathroom with luxury toiletries and hair dryer. Most cabins can be arranged with either 1 queen or 2 single beds. 

188 sq. ft. (17.5m2)

Porthole Stateroom

The six Porthole Staterooms are on Deck 3 featuring a sitting area, portholes, complimentary minibar, flat screen TV, telephone, safe to store valuables, bathroom with luxury toiletries and hair dryer. Most cabins can be arranged with either 1 queen or 2 single beds. 

188 sq. ft. (17.5m2)

Triple Stateroom

Window Staterooms with an extra single bed and a sitting area. Cabins 409 & 411 can be arranged with either 1 queen + 1 single bed or 3 single beds, making them better suited for families. Includes complimentary minibar, flat screen TV, telephone, safe to store valuables, bathroom with luxury toiletries and hair dryer. 

188 sq. ft. (17.5m2)

Deck Plan

deck plan

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • One pre-voyage hotel night with breakfast in Ushuaia 
  • Transfer from airport in Ushuaia (USH) to group hotel IF arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 15 days prior to departure 
  • Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation 
  • Shipboard accommodations 
  • All meals on board 
  • Beer/wine/soft drinks at lunch and dinner 
  • Coffee/Tea/Cocoa 24 hours a day 
  • All scheduled landings and excursions 
  • Citizen Science program: participation in a variety of scientific activities that support important research projects 
  • Expedition jacket (yours to keep) 
  • A pair of loaner boots for use during the voyage 
  • 500MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices 
  • All port and landing fees 
  • Digital Voyage Log 
  • On All-Access Antarctica itinerary only, all adventure options including, but not limited to, kayaking, camping, and snowshoeing 
  • Group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia, or central location following disembarkation. Please note we cannot drop at Airbnbs / private homes which are often inaccessible for our transfer vehicles.


  • Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival or departure other than those specified above 
  • Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary 
  • Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia other than those specified above 
  • Travel insurance; medical insurance; evacuation coverage 
  • Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
  • Premium alcohol
  • Alcohol and soft drinks, except as listed above in inclusions 
  • Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls or WiFi, except as listed above  
  • Staff/crew gratuities