Falklands & South Georgia Photography Special 15 daysAboard: Polar Pioneer
This sub-Antarctic adventure takes you to the wildlife sanctuaries of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Join our on-board photography workshops and capture the region's untouched beauty and meet the fascinating fauna that inhabits these unique islands: get up-close with one of the world's largest king penguin rookeries at Salisbury Plain in South Georgia, observe the majestic wandering albatross, keep an eye out for funny rockhopper penguins in the Falklands, or watch male elephant seals fight for territory!
- Spectacular South Georgia scenery
- Amazing wildlife including penguins, birds and whales
- Opportunity to participate in photography workshops
- Zodiac landings on remote beaches
- Visit historical sites
- Full board accommodation on board ship
- Return flight from Santiago (or Punta Arenas) to Stanley
- Stanley town tour (time permitting)
- Return transfer from Falkland Island's airport to ship
- Zodiac landings and excursions
- Programme of expert lectures
- Loan of rubber boots
- Polar parka
So much to experience
Too much to choose from? This is where we come in
Take advantage of our vast experience, passion and expertise to help you hand craft the perfect Antarctica, Falklands adventure for you.
Mike has more than fifteen years hands-on experience in the industry, travelling to some of the most incredible wild places on the planet. His far-reaching knowledge and invaluable skills will ensure that your wildlife travel adventure is a dream come true.
With a lifetime of unforgettable nature and adventure based travel under his belt, Simon shares his passion, enthusiasm and hands-on experience to help create the perfect itinerary for every client.
Zoe’s abiding love of adventure travel has taken her to some of the most incredible wildlife-rich places on Earth. Her vast experience and genuine desire to share her knowledge makes her an outstanding and invaluable person to help you organise your wildlife adventure trip.
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All our itinerary holidays are fully customisable
Santiago to Port Stanley
Start your expedition in Santiago, Chile. Make your own way to Santiago airport to board your flight to Stanley in the Falkland Islands, where you’ll experience a short town visit, followed by embarkation of Polar Pioneer in the afternoon.
Attempt to land on Steeple Jason island in the West Falklands to view the world’s largest colony of black-browed albatross. Alternate landings if weather conditions do not permit landing include Saunders island or Carcass Island.
On the way to South Georgia, we are in the company of seabirds and also on the lookout for marine mammals, especially whales which migrate south at this time of the year.
We have ample time to explore South Georgia’s spectacular coast, including the world’s largest king penguin rookeries and majestic albatross nests. In Stromness and Grytviken harbours, 3000-metre peaks form dramatic backdrops to the remains of whaling stations. Kelp-strewn beaches are cluttered with basking elephant seals, feisty fur seals and penguins. We also follow in the footsteps of the great explorer, Ernest Shackleton, and pay our respects at his grave in Grytviken.
We spend our last days organising out thousands of images and looking out for final glimpses of seabirds and whales.
Port Stanley to Santiago
Arrive in Port Stanley and transfer the airport for flight to Santiago (or Punta Arenas). There is an option to stay in the Falkland Islands for a further week to visit some of the outlying settlements for more close-up wildlife encounters and battlefield visits.
A view from Above
Polar Pioneer was built in Finland as an ice-strengthened research ship and was refurbished in 2000 as an expedition ship with accommodation for 54 passengers. There is a mixture of cabins and suites, including twin and triples with shared facilities. All cabins have portholes. Public areas include two dining rooms, a combined bar/lounge/library and a small clinic. There is an open bridge policy on board.
we work hard to earn passionate reviews from our clients.
Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!Dave Martin
I want to thank you for all you did to make my recent Falklands trip run so smoothly and comfortably. Thank you for all your help over the diet too.Dr Lorna Mairs
Just a quick note to express my sincere thanks to you and all your staff for making this an epic adventure of immense proportions. Everything went smoothly, pickups, hotels and most of all the expedition itself. Truly a mind blowing experience unlike any I have ever taken.Mr J Borg, Malta
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