Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

Map/Itinerary

Day 1ARRIVAL AND EMBARKATION IN USHUAIA.

Arrive and embark in Ushuaia, Argentina – the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It’s a hiker’s paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, we board our ship.

Our journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.

Day 2-3AT SEA. DRAKE PASSAGE, KING GEORGE ISLAND

Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage – a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for strong westerly winds, heavy sea, and its nickname ‘The Roaring Fifties’. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, Ocean Victory/Albatros, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement – and soon you can tick it off on the list yourself! In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view with our first sight of seals, penguins and albatrosses. Having crossed the Drake, we will explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes we will encounter along the way. Weather permitting, we hope to make our first landfall on King George Island before continuing further south to the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

 

Day 4-7ANTARCTIC SOUND AND WEDDELL SEA

Over the coming days, we will begin the exciting Antarctic experience at the very tip of the Continent. During these days in the Antarctic Sound, named in 1902 after the Swedish vessel Antarctic, the captain and the expedition team will keep a watchful eye on the mighty tabular icebergs, born from the floating Larsen Ice Shelf further south. We aim to have both continental and island landings on the shores of Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea, always on the lookout for some of the unusually large penguin colonies, which have recently been observed.

 

The itinerary and activities over the next few days depend on weather and ice conditions. The route and shore landings will be determined by the Captain and Expedition Leader and communicated to the guests through regularly scheduled briefings.

Day 8-13DRAKE PASSAGE AND SOUTH GEORGIA

From the Weddell Sea we continue our journey into the open sea, just as Ernest Shackleton and his men did more than hundred years ago. Having lost their ship Endurance deep south in the Weddell Sea they moved slowly north on ice floes and later in open lifeboats until they reached Elephant Island. From here started one of the most remarkable boat journeys in the polar history, when Shackleton and five of his men for two weeks navigated the 720 nautical miles to South Georgia to call for recovery of the stranded crew on Elephant Island. We on the other hand will reach the mighty South Georgia after just a few days at sea!

South Georgia offers stunning wildlife experiences with a wealth of breeding penguins, sea birds, sea lions and seals, all seeking shelter in this oasis amidst the roaring Southern Ocean. Previous whaling history pops up in most of fjords we will explorer – not least in Grytviken the only inhabited settlement on this mountainous island. Grytviken is also the last resting place for Ernest Shackleton, after he died on yet another Antarctica voyage in 1922. We will explorer the fjords of the north coast for 2-3 days and take as many shore landings as time and the swelling sea will allow us.

Day 14-15SOUTH ATLANTIC, APPROACHING FALKLAND ISLANDS

Days at sea are great for participating in lectures and and other activities hosted by the expedition team, reading books in the ship library and watching the ubiquitous storm petrels and albatrosses from top deck. Or just to relax.

Day 16-17PORT STANLEY AND FALKLAND ISLANDS

During the morning we approach Falkland Islands and in the early afternoon Ocean Victory/Albatros will cast anchor the sheltered natural harbor of Port Stanley. Utilizing our Zodiacs, we will land in town center, and take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Stanley.

On the following day we will make landings – weather permitting – at two of the islands’ many magnificent wildlife spots.

Day 18-19AT SEA TOWARD SOUTH AMERICA. USHUAIA, DISEMBARKATION

We are now into the last leg of this adventurous voyage, heading back to Ushuaia.

After a hearty farewell to vessel and crew, we disembark in the morning after breakfast.

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Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 21 Oct, 2023  End : 10 Nov, 2023
Departure : Puerto Madryn   Arrival : Ushuaia
21 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $13,350
Triple Porthole
  $16,300
Twin Porthole
  $16,300
Twin Window
  $16,950
Twin Deluxe
  $18,000
Superior
  $19,350

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 22 Oct, 2023  End : 11 Nov, 2023
Departure : Puerto Madryn   Arrival : Ushuaia
21 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $13,350
Triple Porthole
  $14,800
Twin Porthole
  $16,300
Twin Window
  $16,950
Twin Deluxe
  $18,000
Superior
  $19,350
Junior Suite
  $20,450
Grand suitre Priv balcony
  $23,450

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 24 Oct, 2023  End : 13 Nov, 2023
Departure : Puerto Madryn   Arrival : Ushuaia
21 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $13,350
Triple Porthole
  $14,800
Twin Porthole
  $16,300
Twin Window
  $16,950
Twin Deluxe
  $18,000
Superior
  $19,350
Junior Suite
  $20,450
Grand suitre Priv balcony
  $23,450

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 11 Nov, 2023  End : 30 Nov, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
20 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $13,550
Triple Porthole
  $15,100
Twin Porthole
  $16,500
Twin Window
  $17,250
Twin Deluxe
  $18,350
Superior
  $19,650
Junior Suite
  $20,850
Grand suitre Priv balcony
  $23,850

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 23 Nov, 2023  End : 11 Dec, 2023
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
19 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $13,550
Triple Porthole
  $16,500
Twin Porthole
  $16,500
Twin Window
  $17,250
Twin Deluxe
  $18,350
Superior
  $19,650

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 17 Dec, 2023  End : 4 Jan, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
19 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $14,600
Triple Porthole
  $16,350
Twin Porthole
  $17,900
Twin Window
  $18,600
Twin Deluxe
  $19,900
Superior
  $21,300
Junior Suite
  $22,500
Grand suitre Priv balcony
  $25,800

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 4 Jan, 2024  End : 22 Jan, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
19 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $15,750
Triple Porthole
  $17,850
Twin Porthole
  $19,000
Twin Window
  $19,900
Twin Deluxe
  $21,100
Superior
  $22,700
Junior Suite
  $24,200
Grand suitre Priv balcony
  $26,300

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 16 Jan, 2024  End : 3 Feb, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
19 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $15,750
Triple Porthole
  $19,000
Twin Porthole
  $19,000
Twin Window
  $19,900
Twin Deluxe
  $21,100
Superior
  $22,700

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 2 Feb, 2024  End : 20 Feb, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
19 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $15,750
Triple Porthole
  $17,850
Twin Porthole
  $19,000
Twin Window
  $19,900
Twin Deluxe
  $21,100
Superior
  $22,750
Junior Suite
  $24,200
Grand suitre Priv balcony
  $26,300

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 2 Feb, 2024  End : 21 Feb, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
20 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $15,750
Triple Porthole
  $19,000
Twin Window
  $19,000
Twin Porthole
  $19,900
Twin Deluxe
  $21,100
Superior
  $22,700

Antarctica Falklands & South Georgia

Start : 20 Feb, 2024  End : 13 Mar, 2024
Departure : Ushuaia   Arrival : Ushuaia
23 Days
Quadruple Porthole
  $16,700
Triple Porthole
  $18,850
Twin Porthole
  $20,200
Twin Window
  $21,100
Twin Deluxe
  $22,300
Superior
  $24,000
Junior Suite
  $25,500
Grand suitre Priv balcony
  $29,000

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Included in this voyage

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
  • Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.
 
Excluded from this voyage
  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights.
  • Pre- and post- land arrangements.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended).
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

 

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