18 Nights Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

18 Nights Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

$16,795.00 Regular Price
$13,795.00Sale Price

Sail on the Magellan Explorer to the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica with this 19-day expedition. Start in the Falklands and enjoy watching interesting native wildlife like the Rockhopper Penguin and Black-browed albatrosses. Also, meet the people who have made this island home for generations. From there, set sail for South Georgia. Visit one of the world’s largest king penguin colonies and watch elephant seals relaxing on the shores. Then cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula and among the South Shetland Islands, visiting sites in the Antarctic Sound and in the Gerlache Strait. This is an expedition like no other

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  • Day 1 Port Stanley, Falkland - Embarkation 

    Pick up at the airport in Port Stanley, town visit, and embarkation.


    Day 2  Saunders Island/Carcass Island, Falkland

    During a morning visit to Saunders Island we enjoy the long white-sand beach. A wilderness experience, the main attractions there are rockhopper penguins, nesting black browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon we visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.


    Day 3 Bleaker Island, Falkland

    Morning landing at Bleaker Island. This is a natural reserve with a famous bird area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon we head to South Georgia.


    Day 4-5  At Sea


    Day 6  Elsehul Bay, South Georgia 

    Evening zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay, subject to crossing and permits from the South Georgia government.


    Day 7 Grytviken / Fortuna Bay / Stromness, South Georgia

    Morning landing at Grytviken. We’ll clear Customs here and then visit the historical site, with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave. In the afternoon, landing at Fortuna Bay / Stromness. We’ll see king penguins and we’ll learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is an optional 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk”.


    Day 8 Salisbury Plain / Prion Island, South Georgia

    Morning visit to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes. In the afternoon, visit Prion Island to see the nesting wandering albatross.


    Day 9 St Andrews Bay /Cooper Bay, South Georgia 

    Morning visit to St Andrews Bay. We’ll see the largest king penguin colony, and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins on a zodiac cruise.


    Day 10-11 At sea


    Day 12  Elephant Island 

    In the afternoon, we will see Elephant Island. While a landing here is very unlikely, we will see the island from the ship or, if sea conditions allow, from a zodiac.


    Day 13-16  Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands

     Cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula and among the South Shetland Islands, visiting sites in the Antarctic Sound and in the Gerlache Strait. The voyage may include visits to sites such as Gourdin Island, Brown Bluff, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Wilhelmina Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Cuverville Island, the Melchior Islands or other magnificent places.


    Day 17-18 At Sea


    Day 19 Arrival in Ushuaia and Disembarkation

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