19 Nights Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Wildlife Expedition

19 Nights Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Wildlife Expedition

$64,998.00 Regular Price
$27,999.00Sale Price

Sail on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure of epic proportions. Awake each day as if in a snow globe to witness expansive white landscapes, glittering glaciers, magnificent icebergs, historic explorers’ huts and the largest penguin colony on Earth.

 

Journeying to Earth’s most remote polar regions and faraway destinations, these are true expert-led expedition voyages, combining rugged adventure and Zodiac landings with rare discovery, extraordinary wildlife and stunning landscapes few have ever seen.

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  • Day 1 Ushuaia

    Ushuaia lies on the triangular-shaped island of Tierra del Fuego. While Ferdinand Magellan was exploring the straits between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in 1520, he was amazed by the smoke and fires which seemed to appear at every turn. These fires, kept continuously alight by the Yaghan and Ona Indians, became the inspiration for the name "Tierra del Fuego," Land of Fire.

     

    Day 2 South Atlantic Ocean

     

    Day 3 Falkland Islands

     

    Day 4 Port Stanley (Falkland Islands)

    Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands – an archipelago long of importance to both scientists and seaman located some 350 miles east of Tierra del Fuego, 1,000 miles north of Antarctica and, as the locals claim, a mere 8,000 miles from Britain. Explore the Historic Dockyard Museum with galleries dedicated to maritime exploration, Antarctic heritage and the 1982 Falklands War. See the whalebone arch near Christ Church Cathedral, and look for magellanic penguins gathering at Gypsy Cove.

     

    Day 5-6 South Atlantic Ocean

     

    Day 7-10 South Georgia

    Regarded as one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and accessible only by sea, this one-time whaling outpost is home to glacier-clad coastlines and dramatic fjords, astonishing wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery. Here is where thousands of king penguins flock to a single beach to nest, and where the largest congregation of Antarctic fur seals is found. Look for southern elephant seals and albatross – wandering, black-browed and more – and take hikes to follow in the footsteps of Shackleton.

     

    Day 11-12  Cruising the Scotia Sea

     

    Day 13 Elephant Island

    Named for the elephant seals early explorers spotted on its shores, this rugged, ice-covered island earned its place in history for the role it played in the 1916 survival of explore Ernest Shackleton’s crew of 22 after the loss of his ship, the Endurance.

     

    Day 14 Antarctic Sound

    Renowned for the massive tabular icebergs – iconic “ice cathedrals” often miles long and hundreds of feet above sea level – that break free from the ice shelves along the Weddell Sea, this channel between Trinity Peninsula at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and Joinville Island measures about 37 miles long and nine miles wide. Some of the largest Adélie penguin colonies make their home here, and whales and other sea mammals are often seen.

     

    Day 15 South Shetland Islands, Antarctica

    Just northwest of the Antarctic Peninsula, the icebergs and snow-capped mountains of South Shetland volcanic archipelago are a mesmerizing site. A haven for wildlife, colonies of chinstrap, gentoo and Adélie penguins make their home here, and Antarctic fur seals and Southern elephant seals command the beaches. Seabirds are everywhere, including Antarctic terns and giant petrels.

     

    Day 16-17 Antarctica Peninsula

     

    Day 18-19 Crossing the Drake Passage

     

    Day 20 Ushuaia Disembarkation

    Ushuaia lies on the triangular-shaped island of Tierra del Fuego. While Ferdinand Magellan was exploring the straits between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in 1520, he was amazed by the smoke and fires which seemed to appear at every turn. These fires, kept continuously alight by the Yaghan and Ona Indians, became the inspiration for the name "Tierra del Fuego," Land of Fire.

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