Sail to Antarctica by Way of Falkland Islands and South Georgia

Sail to Antarctica by Way of Falkland Islands and South Georgia

14,995.00

ANTARCTICA

A truly epic exploration of Antarctica, plus a journey to the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, the Galapagos of the South.

from $14,995 pp    23 Days/22 Nights     $651/Day

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SAIL TO ANTARCTICA BY WAY OF FALKLAND ISLANDS AND SOUTH GEORGIA

BUENOS AIRES | USHUAIA | FALKLAND ISLANDS | SOUTH GEORGIA | ANTARCTICA

Antarctica rewards deeper and deeper immersion, and that’s what this trip is all about. You will have the rare opportunity to explore some of the earth’s most untouched and diverse locations, in one epic adventure.

 

But this trip isn’t just impressive because of its length. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to explore the Falkland Islands, or Islas Malvinas, before sailing to South Georgia, also called the Galapagos of the South. Here, more than 30 species of breedings birds and–everyone’s favorite–four species of penguin can be found. You’ll cross the Antarctic Circle, get to interact with specialists and educators on board your ship (the Ocean Adventurer), and spend your days exploring the world’s seventh continent on the Antarctic Peninsula by ship, zodiac, and on foot. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

   

 
 
 
 
 

Days 1-3

GET PREPARED AND EMBARK ON THE OCEAN ADVENTURER

BUENOS AIRES HOTEL + OCEAN ADVENTURER

 
 

Your Antarctica adventure begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Depending on when your flight arrives, you will have the opportunity to check out this colorful city before getting settled into your hotel for the evening. The next morning, transfer with your group to the airport for a private charter flight to the quaint port town of Ushuaia, Argentina. Embarkation will occur that afternoon, and you’ll immediately take to the sea! You’ll sail through the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in the extreme south of South America, down the historic Beagle Channel. The following day will be spent at sea as you journey on to the Falkland Islands.

 
 
 
 
 

Day 4-7

BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE FALKLAND ISLANDS

OCEAN ADVENTURER

 
 

On days four and five, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the Falkland Islands (East and West) by Zodiac excursions and daily landings. Although remote, these islands aren’t uninhabited. You’ll get to wander Port Stanley, the largest settlement on the islands, where you’ll find a pub or two, church, and museum. Be on the lookout for three species of penguin and two endemic bird species—Cobb’s wren and the Falkland’s flightless steamer duck. The next two days will be spent at sea as you travel to South Georgia, crossing the biological boundary called the Antarctic Convergence, or the meeting of the oceans. Here you might see humpback whales!

 
 
 
 
 

Days 8-13

TAKE IN THE HISTORY AND WILDLIFE OF SOUTH GEORGIA

OCEAN EXPLORER

 
 

Also called the Galapagos of the Poles, South Georgia is a unique destination. Once a hotspot for whaling and sealing, the wildlife populations have recovered and are flourishing! You can expect to see rookeries with a 100,000 pairs of king penguins waddling on the beach one day, and thousands of fur or elephant seals on another beach the next. The grasses, mountains, and beaches of these islands are part of this incredible landscape and will be a highlight in learning from your guides and expedition team. You’ll also enjoy learning about the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton who was buried here in the settlement of Grytviken. 

The next two days, 12 and 13 of your trip, will be spent at sea as you journey further south to Antarctica.

 
 
 
 
 

Days 14-16

SEE THE SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS AND ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

OCEAN ADVENTURER

 
 

At long last, you’ve arrived on the seventh continent. For many of our guests, simply stepping foot on the White Continent invokes a sense of awe that is hard to describe. During your two days on the South Shetland Islands, you’ll get to go on glacier hikes, visit research bases, and get to see seals and penguins up close and personal. Keep an eye out for the leopard seal, and curious minke whales while on the zodiac! Each day and landing will reveal a new secret of Antarctica that will keep you snapping away with your camera. Those who are feeling brave might even opt for a Polar Plunge!  

 
 
 
 
 

Days 17-20

THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE + NORTHBOUND ALONG THE PENINSULA

OCEAN ADVENTURER

 
 

One of the benefits of joining an expedition this long is that you’ll get to cross the Antarctic Circle. Raise a glass of champagne and take pride in knowing that you’ve made it to a part of the world visited by very few people! These next few days are filled with raw Antarctica, home to the midnight sun, and endless gorgeous icebergs that will give you a whole new appreciation for the land of ice. Days 19 and 20 you’ll begin journeying back up the peninsula, stopping both days to stretch your legs on land and see more penguins, seals, and whales. 

 
 
 
 
 

Days 21-23

CROSS THE DRAKE PASSAGE AND SEE TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK

OCEAN ADVENTURER

 
 

Finally, it’s time to return north. You’ll spend two days crossing the Drake Passage—often called a “rite of passage” for those exploring Antarctica—to put a final stamp of approval on your adventure. Upon arrival in Ushuaia you’ll have a day to explore Tierra del Fuego National Park before flying back to Buenos Aires and on home.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

WHY GO ON THIS TRIP

 
  • Explore the seventh continent by ship, zodiac, and on foot

  • Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history, and wildlife with a team of on board experts

  • See the wildlife of South Georgia, often called the Galapagos of the South

  • Follow in the steps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyage on South Georgia

  • Explore Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands

  • Cross the Antarctic Circle

  • See penguins, seals, whales, and a number of incredible endemic birds 

 
 

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