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Pure Antarctica October 17 - November 6, 2014 - The ultimate Antarctic cruise designed, created and led by one of the most acclaimed and experienced guide teams in Antarctica.

A trip filled with the "best of the best" as we explore, in-depth, the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, the South Orkney Islands, Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula and Weddell Sea.
Join South Georgia experts, Tim and Pauline Carr, along with Antarctic explorer, David Hahn and the rest of our veteran team as we enjoy 20 days celebrating the Spirit of Shackleton on the centenary of his Endurance Expedition.

Sign up for our **Award-winning custom Antarctic voyage today. Benefit from 15-years of Pure Antarctic experience and an incredible team of guides and special guests led by Shackleton IMAX expedition leader David German.

Simply call 1 (587) 349-4919 for a brochure or to reserve your place. Space is limited on this astounding Polar journey on the legendary Antarctic ship, Sea Adventurer.

**Fathom Expeditions' Spirit of Shackleton voyage was voted in the Top 25 Trips in the World by National Geographic Adventure.
Pure Antarctica Oct/Nov 2014 Map

Spirit of Shackleton ITINERARY, 2014
Explore the Falklands, South Georgia, South Orkney, Elephant Island and Antarctica on this astounding journey aboard MV Sea Adventurer.
October 17-November 6, 2014

This is a sample itinerary. Our itinerary is subject to wind, weather and ice conditions. For a more detailed itinerary with all proposed stops and landings, please contact our leaders or order a brochure.

  • Oct 17 ~ Puerto Madryn, Argentina
  • Oct 18 ~ Embarkation South Atlantic, Argentina
  • Oct 19-20 ~ at Sea - South Atlantic – Lecture Series and Wildlife Watch
  • Oct 21 ~ Carcass and Steeple Jason Islands, Falkland Islands
  • Oct 22 ~ Port Stanley, Falklands Islands
  • Oct 23-24 ~ Scotia Sea and Shag Rocks
  • Oct 24 ~ King Haakon Bay, Shackleton Gap, Pegotty Bluff and Cape Rosa, South Georgia Island
  • Oct 25 ~ Bay of Isles, South Georgia Island
  • Oct 26 ~ Elsehul and Prince Olav Harbour, South Georgia Island
  • Oct 27 ~ Grytviken & Fortuna Bay, South Georgia Island
  • Oct 28 ~ St. Andrew’s Bay & Gold Harbour, South Georgia Island
  • Oct 29 ~ Antarctic Ocean
  • Oct 30 ~ Laurie Island, South Orkney Islands
  • Oct 31 ~ Elephant Island, Antarctica
  • Nov 1 ~ Danger Islands & Paulet Island, Antarctica
  • Nov 2 ~ Neko Harbour, Paradise Bay, Lemaire Channel, Antarctica
  • Nov 3 ~ Deception Island & Hannah Point, Antarctica
  • Nov 4 ~ Drake Passage
  • Nov 5 ~ The cliffs of Cape Horn
  • Nov 6 ~ Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Your expedition guide team is packed with Antarctic veterans and many have well over ten years of experience sailing and exploring Antarctic waters.

A few of the team are featured below but additional guides will join us including Antarctic experts in geology, marine mammals, seabirds, ice and glaciology, art and music, photography, history, film, science.

These guides impart all details of Antarctica to guests during talks and presentations on the ship and on the land in a hands-on way. you will depart feeling as you have completed a course in Antarctic Studies from the Scott Polar Research Center!

Tim and Pauline Carr

Tim and Pauline Carr have been friends of Fathom since the mid-90’s. They lived and worked in the Antarctic for 14 years. Avid naturalists and expert sailors, writers, museum curators and explorers, the Carr’s are delightful travelling companions  and a fountain of knowledge with a passion that transcends the essence of exploration.


Dave Hahn

Dave Hahn is a superb lecturer and one of Antarctica’s premier explorers. He leads annual trips to Antarctica’s highest peak, the Vinson Massif.  Dave is also a legend on Mount Everest with 15 summits to date.

He has completed Shackleton’s route across South Georgia Island many times.  Dave will be guiding hikes and lecturing his Polar achievements throughout the trip. Read More

Rob Reader is a veteran Polar historian having visited Antarctica over 6 dozen times leading scientists, travellers and historians. His intimate knowledge of exploration history and his incredible story-telling abilities make him an unparelled travelling companion and guide. Rob recently opened The Explorers Cafe where he spins tales in the off-season. Read More


David German has explored Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic on 65 expeditions leading travellers of all ages and interests. He is a professional photographer, journalist, naturalist and polar guide. David led the Antarctic IMAX film teams for the film Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure. He is a Polar conservationist and owner of Fathom Expeditions.  Read More

October 17 - November 6, 2014 With IMAX Leader, David German

Expedition ship: Sea Adventurer

Pricing per person in U.S. dollars.

Click here for The Sea Adventurer Deck Plan.

1 $8995.00 Quad  Category 1
2 $9995.00 Triple Category 2
3 $10595.00 Lower Double A Category 3
4 $11595.00 Lower Double B Category 4
5 $12995.00 Main Double Forward Category 5
6 $13995.00 Main Double Category 6
7 $14595.00 Captain's Double Category 7
8 $15995.00 Deluxe Double Category 8
9 $17595.00 Suites Category 9
10 $19995.00 Owners Suite Category 10

Your Voyage Price Includes:
Pre and post personalized support from the expedition team; a comprehensive pre-departure kit; one night's hotel in Puerto Madryn; all Antarctic permits; all accommodations onboard the Sea Adventurer; services of the expedition staff including lectures, briefings, slide/film shows; welcome and farewell dinner events, all group activities and excursions; all port dues and taxes; all landing fees; all meals onboard; access to public viewing areas and the ship's bridge; access to historical sites and museums; all safety equipment and major expedition equipment; all activities; all photography seminars; a comprehensive hardcover trip log of your journey.

Not Included:
Air transportation to the ship unless specified; excess baggage charges; independent transfers for individual arrivals and departures; personal items such as laundry, bar charges, wine, liquor, telex, fax, telephone charges, travel insurance, passport and visa fees, gratuities to crew and staff.

Expedition Ship:  Sea Adventurer

Over the past 15 years, Fathom Expeditions has led over 65 polar cruises on a wide-range of expedition cruise vessels.

We first sailed (and pioneered several expedition cruises) on the Sea Adventurer back in 1998 and beyond. She has become one of our favourite luxury expedition ships by far and we are thrilled to be operating this incredible Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Centenary journey on such an accomplished passenger vessel.

She has achieved numerous expedition firsts throughout the Antarctica and around the world. Her ice-rating allows us to venture safely into ice, remote bays and sensitive areas without disruption. Originally built the famed shipyards of Finland, Sea Adventurer underwent a 6 million dollar refurbishment in 2005. She has been well-suited to accommodate a maximum of 110 passengers for our trip in 55 comfortable twin cabins and suites. An ice-strengthened polar ship, Sea Adventurer is very well appointed and provides loads of deck space and an open bridge policy. The fleet of inflatable Zodiac boats ensures superb landings and wildlife viewing opportunities on otherwise inaccessible coastlines.

All cabins include a desk, two lower berths, private bathroom facilities and ample storage space. Public areas feature a large dining room (one sitting), an observation lounge and bar, a conference room with modern multimedia equipment, a well-stocked library, a changing room and a small infirmary. Our expert captain, officers and crew are highly experienced in Polar navigation and have a great love and passion for this ice-covered world. A specialist team of international leaders and lecturers are all extremely experienced, enthusiastic, helpful and dedicated. Onboard chefs prepare excellent cuisine including many local specialties and the bar is well-stocked with carefully selected wines and spirits for celebrations at the end of each day.

Once again, we are excited to sail with one of our favourite Captains, Kenth Granqvist.

Please give us a call or drop us an info@fathomexpeditions.com to join this grand journey across the top of the world.

The ice awaits.

Sea Adventurer

Please give us a call for more details or e-mail: info@fathomexpeditions.com

How to Book

To join this special Fathom Expeditions’ Antarctic voyage, simply click on the link below for a PDF of our Reservation Form.

Please print the form, complete and fax it to 1 (587) 349-4921. We will then contact you and mail out a comprehensive expedition kit to help you prepare for your grand journey South. Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions you may have at any time.

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Trip Overview

TERRA AUSTRALIS INCOGNITA, the Unknown Southern Land, lies at the bottom of the world surrounded by the Antarctic Ocean. It is a place of profound beauty, isolation, and wilderness - a world blanketed with ice at times 15,000 feet thick and 600,000 years old.

Fathom is proud to operate this custom cruise to Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic Islands.  The voyage allows guests a complete and thorough examination of this Polar world. The hand-picked lecture and guide team is made up of 14 experts who have worked in Antarctica for over a decade. The cruise’s exceptional guide to guest ratio means excellent interpretation on land and at sea along with bonus landings and additional quality time on shore. Our ice-rated polar expedition ship, Sea Adventurer, carries just 110 guests and is purpose-built specifically for the Polar Regions. She has the experience, stabilizers and ice-strength to carry us in complete comfort through some of the planet’s most majestic scenery. We have sailed on her over a dozen times before with great success and she is a favourite vessel for Antarctic cruising.

Each day, guests and guides will use the fleet of landing boats to their fullest potential landing on isolated beaches, cruising glacier faces and photographing icebergs. Once again, we offer optional hikes at these remote destinations venturing inland from the  beaches and unnamed islands to explore for fossils, to retrace historic routes and to attain stunning views.

The enormous wildlife migrations have begun at this time of year and guests look forward to wandering beaches with battling elephant seals, cruising in small boats with whales, or relaxing peacefully in massive colonies of penguins. Five species of penguins will be in full chick rearing mode with curious youngsters blanketing beaches and rocky shores. Sea Adventurer carries just 110 guests and on shore  guides lead smaller groups for custom activities relating to history, science, photography, wildlife, hiking, iceberg/whale cruising and historical walks.  The custom itinerary includes the very best landings we have discovered over 15 years of plying these waters. Fathom Expeditions completed the first commercial overland of South Georgia Island back in 1999 and president,  David German, will lead this voyage making his 64th Antarctic cruise.

Throughout the journey, expert lecturers and special guests lead an informal presentation series, engaging us with tales of exploration history, whales, penguins, photography and adventure while providing insight into the surrounding environment. A strong historic Shackleton theme will pervade the trip and activities and celebrations will reflect the 100-year anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance Expedition. Of course, there are also culinary delights and fine wines to ensure warmth and smiles at the end of each day.

Whether your goal is to simply step upon the Antarctic continent or to relax with penguins or hike up volcanoes for high point views, this trip is sure to be a once-in-a-lifetime journey - an ideal balance of relaxation and exploration, adventure and comfort, education and experience.

Space is limited, so please give us a call for details on this lifetime trip, or to simply chat about your interest in Antarctica or the Arctic. Our field experts are standing by to share their enthusiasm. Rates on this 20-day trip start at US $8,995.00 per person based on quad occupancy.

Call for full details at 1 (587) 349-4919 or to receive our photo-filled brochure.

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Calgary, Alberta
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