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Sylvia Earle

A floating ambassador for the planet offering climate neutral, perspective-altering Antarctic voyages.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 10,716
Up to 26% savings
14 Itineraries
12 - 23 Days
Medium Size
132 Guests
Service Level
Mid-Range
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 10,716
Up to 26% savings

Highlights

  • Unusual bow design provides high fuel efficiency, smoother ocean crossings, and an enhanced forward viewing experience for guests.
  • Complete with top deck pool and hot tubs, and a two-level glass atrium lounge offering amazing views to the front of the ship.
  • Opportunity to connect with like-minded travelers on certified 100% climate neutral sailings to some of the most remote places on the planet.

Hailed as a “Floating ambassador for the conservation of the planet,” the Sylvia Earle is a 341-ft polar expedition ship, launched in 2021, with an 1A Ice Class rating and accommodation for 132 passengers. The vessel claims to have the lowest polluting marine engines in the world, due to a combination of low energy consumption, high fuel efficiency and a streamlined design. She was named after marine biologist and oceanographer Dr Sylvia Earle. 

There are 71 cabins in eight different categories, ranging in size from 479 square feet to 226 square feet, and each with its own ensuite bathroom. Some 60% of cabins can accommodate a third person upon request. Top of the range is the Captain’s suite, of which there is only one, so be sure to book well in advance if you’d like to take advantage of this luxury. Some of the cabins have wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, and many are interconnecting for families and groups. 

Life On Board

On all of the Sylvia Earle cruise ship expeditions, you will meet naturalists and local specialists, marine researchers, scientists and conservationists who give talks in the state-of-the-art lecture theatre on their field of expertise, aimed at deepening your understanding of the region you’re visiting.

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Specifications

  • Guests
    132
  • Staff & Crew
    60
  • Guide & Crew to Guest Ratios
    1:8 & 1:2.2
  • Guest to Space Ratio
    1:60
  • Number of Decks
    6
  • Number of Cabins
    71
  • Zodiacs & Loading Bays
    15 & 2
  • Year Built
    2021
  • Ice Class
    PC6 (1A)
  • Length
    342.5 ft (104.4 m)
  • Beam
    60.4 ft (18.4 m)
  • Draft
    16.7 ft (5.1 m)
  • Cruising Speed
    12 kn
  • Stabilizers
    Yes

Amenities

canvas
Art Room
cocktail
Bar Lounge
shopping bag
Shop
stethoscope
Clinic
lift
Elevator
treadmill
Gym

Cabins

There are 8 cabin types available

Aurora Cabin Triple

3 Guests, King/Twin + Sofa Bed
244 ft² (23 m²)
2 Cabins

Aurora Cabin Superior

2 Guests, King/Twin
214-224 ft² (19.9-20.8 m²)
3 Cabins

Balcony Suite C

2 Guests, King/Twin
210-309 ft² (19.5-28.7 m²)
11 Cabins

Balcony Suite B

2 Guests, King/Twin
210-309 ft² (19.5-28.7 m²)
17 Cabins

Balcony Suite A

2 Guests, King/Twin
210-309 ft² (19.5-28.7 m²)
23 Cabins

Balcony Suite Superior

2 Guests, King/Twin
314-379 ft² (29.2-35.2 m²)
5 Cabins

Junior Suite

2 Guests, King/Twin
448 ft² (42 m²)
4 Cabins

Captain's Suite

2 Guests, King/Twin
471 ft² (44 m²)
1 Cabin

Itineraries

There are 14 itineraries available
Antarctic Explorer: Fly-Sail (12D) Fly / Sail
12 Day / 11 Night
Up to 26% savings

Antarctic Explorer: Fly-Sail (12D) Fly / Sail

Length: 12 Day / 11 Night
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Cape Horn, + 1 More
$ 13,421 - $ 27,596
Per Person
Wild Antarctica
12 Day / 11 Night
Up to 20% savings

Wild Antarctica

Length: 12 Day / 11 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Weddell Sea
$ 10,716 - $ 22,076
Per Person
Spirit of Antarctica
12 Day / 11 Night
Up to 20% savings

Spirit of Antarctica

A transformative, near-spiritual sailing to see the spectacular South Shetlands Islands and Antarctic Peninsula.
Length: 12 Day / 11 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Tierra del Fuego, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Cape Horn, + 1 More
$ 10,956 - $ 23,676
Per Person
Across the Antarctic Circle (13D)
13 Day / 12 Night
Up to 20% savings

Across the Antarctic Circle (13D)

A remarkable round-trip voyage from Ushuaia to the rarely seen realm of Antarctica beyond the Antarctic Circle.
Length: 13 Day / 12 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Circle, + 1 More
$ 13,356 - $ 27,436
Per Person
Spirit of Antarctica featuring the Chilean Fjords
13 Day / 12 Night
Up to 20% savings

Spirit of Antarctica featuring the Chilean Fjords

Length: 13 Day / 12 Night
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, Chilean Fjords, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands
$ 11,756 - $ 24,156
Per Person
Across the Antarctic Circle: Sail-Fly Sail / Fly
13 Day / 12 Night
Up to 15% savings

Across the Antarctic Circle: Sail-Fly Sail / Fly

A rare sail-fly expedition crossing the Antarctic Circle and exploring the western Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.
Length: 13 Day / 12 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Sites: Beagle Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Circle, + 1 More
$ 16,316 - $ 33,486
Per Person
An island covered in snow
Antarctic Explorer: Fly-Sail (13D) Fly / Sail
13 Day / 12 Night
Up to 15% savings
An island covered in snow

Antarctic Explorer: Fly-Sail (13D) Fly / Sail

Length: 13 Day / 12 Night
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Beagle Channel
$ 16,911 - $ 34,846
Per Person
Across the Antarctic Circle: Christmas Expedition
14 Day / 13 Night
Up to 10% savings

Across the Antarctic Circle: Christmas Expedition

A special festive foray to the furthermost reaches of the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula beyond the celebrated Circle.
Length: 14 Day / 13 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctic Circle
$ 16,196 - $ 33,296
Per Person
Antarctic Explorer featuring the Chilean Fjords Fly / Sail
14 Day / 13 Night
Up to 20% savings

Antarctic Explorer featuring the Chilean Fjords Fly / Sail

Length: 14 Day / 13 Night
Embarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Sites: King George Island, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Cape Horn, + 1 More
$ 15,036 - $ 30,876
Per Person
Patagonia & Chilean Fjords
15 Day / 14 Night
Up to 20% savings

Patagonia & Chilean Fjords

Length: 15 Day / 14 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation: Puerto Montt, Chile
Sites: Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn, Beagle Channel, Glacier Alley, + 8 More
$ 10,876 - $ 22,396
Per Person
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey: Sail-Fly Sail / Fly
20 Day / 19 Night
Up to 10% savings

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey: Sail-Fly Sail / Fly

Length: 20 Day / 19 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Disembarkation: Punta Arenas, Chile
Sites: Beagle Channel, Falkland Islands, Port Stanley, South Georgia, + 3 More
$ 26,006 - $ 53,546
Per Person
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula
21 Day / 20 Night
Up to 15% savings

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

An epic voyage to the enigmatic Subantarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula with additional time in the history and bird-rich Falklands.
Length: 21 Day / 20 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Tierra del Fuego, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia, + 3 More
$ 20,651 - $ 42,496
Per Person
South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey
21 Day / 20 Night
Up to 15% savings

South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Length: 21 Day / 20 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Elephant Island, + 4 More
$ 22,776 - $ 52,016
Per Person
Antarctica Complete
23 Day / 22 Night
Up to 15% savings

Antarctica Complete

Length: 23 Day / 22 Night
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Sites: Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Peninsula, + 4 More
$ 27,451 - $ 56,521
Per Person
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October 24 - Nov 13, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
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November 12 - Nov 23, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 10,956 - $ 22,556
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November 22 - Dec 3, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 11,516 - $ 23,676
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December 2 - Dec 22, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 22,776 - $ 39,521
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December 21 - Jan 3, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 16,196 - $ 33,296
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January 2 - Jan 21, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 26,006 - $ 53,546
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January 19 - Jan 31, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 16,911 - $ 34,846
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January 30 - Feb 21, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 28,346 - $ 49,226
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March 1 - Mar 14, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 15,036 - $ 30,876
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March 13 - Mar 25, 2025
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 11,756 - $ 24,156
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March 24 - Apr 4, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 10,716 - $ 22,076
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November 29 - Dec 11, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 13,356 - $ 27,436
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December 20 - Jan 11, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 27,451 - $ 56,521
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January 10 - Jan 30, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 25,326 - $ 52,016
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January 29 - Feb 10, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 16,316 - $ 33,486
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March 17 - Mar 28, 2026
Punta Arenas, Chile
$ 13,421 - $ 27,596
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March 27 - Apr 10, 2026
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 10,876 - $ 22,396
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Robert Fisher
The pre-trip Torres del Paine trek and the Antarctic expedition exceeded our expectations in almost every way, from the range of activities to the wonderful trek and expedition teams and the Sylvia Earle itself. We have done dozens of trips globally on every continent with companies like Wilderness Travel and Backroads...
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Richard Hughes
Antarctica is by far the premier wilderness destination on this planet. We absolutely loved everywhere we went but mostly loved the time in the freezing icy places like the Lemaire channel near the mainland. An incredible team. Highly professional, super friendly, great fun, very capable. We enjoyed every single moment...

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