Falklands South Georgia & Antarctica starting in Puerto Madryn

  • The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. We’ll also explore the fascinating history of the area, dating back to the grandiose times of the ‘Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration’ of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Map/Itinerary

Day 1Puerto Madryn

Located in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Puerto Madryn is a popular resort destination for wildlife excursions, and is known as the best place in Argentina to see Southern Right whales. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travelers

Day 2 Embarkation

Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition Team and ship staff at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. Then, watch the city lights fade in the fresh night air as we sail seaward.

Day 3-4Southern Ocean

As we sail south, important briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety are held, and you won’t want to miss our experts as they begin their informative and entertaining talks about the wildlife, history, and geology of the area.

Day 5West Falklands

We’ll be exploring some of the westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands/Malvinas, where you can take in the beautiful countryside and look for Black-Browed albatross or Rockhopper, King, and Magellanic penguin rookeries.

Day 6Stanley, E Falkland/Malvinas

Stanley is a lively hub of activity nestled in a sheltered harbor. Head out on foot to explore the museum, shops and services centered on the port, or look for sea lions, dolphins, and bird life along the shores.

Day 7-8Southern Ocean

Things really start to ramp up with plenty of wildlife identifying to do as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring topics such as the captivating history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

 

Day 9-12South Georgia

South Georgia is often referred to as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and it’s easy to see why as you take in tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an incredible array of wildlife will astound you as we travel down South Georgia’s leeward coast. We’ll also visit historic Grytviken whaling station, featuring the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Day 13-14Scotia Sea

Heading farther south, we’ll continue our informative presentations and wildlife spotting as the icebergs become bigger and more plentiful.

Day 15-18Antarctic Peninsula

Here we’ll explore any number of picturesque bays and famed harbors, maneuvering through majestic channels as we travel the wildlife-rich waters. There are great opportunities to stop at several active scientific bases and historic landing sites as we spot numerous species of penguins, seals, and whales along the rugged coastlines and in the sea.

Day 19-20Drake 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 21Disembarkation

With huge smiles on weary, content faces, we disembark in the morning and transfer to the beautiful Arakur Resort and Spa in Ushuaia. Here you can unwind at the resort, relax in the spa, or hit the streets of Ushuaia to explore more sights.

Day 22Ushuaia

Saying goodbye to the lovely Arakur, our Antarctic adventure officially comes to an end. As you continue on, homeward bound or perhaps to another destination, you’ll take with you the unforgettable memories of exploring the last wild place on earth

  • The first departure of the season starts in Puerto Madryn

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Falklands South Georgia & Antarctica starting in Puerto Madryn

Start : 2 Nov, 2023  End : 23 Nov, 2023
Departure : Puerto Madryn   Arrival : Ushuaia
22 Days
TRIPLE
  $20,895
PORTHOLE
  $24,035
WINDOW
  $26,915
VERANDA
  $34,995
OWNER’S
  $46,195

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Inclusions/Exclusions

  • One pre-voyage hotel night* in Puerto Madryn
    *These departures also includes a post-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia
  • Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 30 days prior to departure
  • Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation
  • shipboard accommodations
  • All meals on board
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (some super premium brands excluded)
  • Coffee/Tea/Cocoa 24 hours a day
  • All scheduled landings and excursions
  • Our 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
  • WiFi from the public computers
  • 200 MB WiFi card for use on your personal devices
  • Daily international news service
  • All port fees
  • All landing fees
  • Digital Voyage Log
  • Group transfer from ship
    Please note we cannot drop at Airbnb / private homes which are often inaccessible for our transfer vehicles.
  • One post-voyage hotel night in Ushuaia.
 
  • Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn other than those listed above
  • Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary
  • On the Nov 1, 2022 voyage, departure transfer from hotel to airport in Ushuaia
  • Pre- or post-voyage expenses in Ushuaia or Puerto Madryn
  • Travel insurance; medical insurance; evacuation coverage
  • Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board
  • Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi from personal devices in excess of the 200 MB provided
  • Staff gratuities

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