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