Classic Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Classic Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica 17 days

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Classic Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica 17 days

Aboard: Sea Spirit

A fantastic journey through the 3 most famous and impressive areas that make up a classic Antarctica cruise. Aboard your classic vessel you will depart from Stanley to discover the wonders of the Falkland Islands, and sail on to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia before an exhilarating exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. This itinerary showcases the very best of what the Antarctic region has to offer, with unrivalled wildlife encounters and spectacular scenery at every turn.

Various departures available. Mentioned activities may not be applicable to all departure dates. Please enquire for full rates and dates.

Highlights

  • Amazing wildlife
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Rarely visited locations
  • Visit the Antarctica region's three most iconic areas in one epic voyage
  • Kayaking option available (fees apply)
  • Photography workshops

What's Included

  • Flight from Santiago to Stanley
  • Group transfers airport to ship & ship to airport or downtown location
  • All meals on board ship
  • All excursions shown in itinerary
  • Programme of expert lectures
  • Expedition parka
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • All port fees

25% Discount!

Book select dates by May 20th and receive a 25% discount off the published rates!

Offer applicable when booked before 21st May 2024

Applies to new bookings on select departure dates, subject to availability. Offer may be discontinued at any time. Terms & conditions apply. / Available on selected dates/vessels.

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Santiago to Stanley
1Day

Santiago to Stanley

Arrive independently to Santiago, the vibrant capital of Chile, and join your included flight to Stanley, the uniquely beautiful capital of the Falkland Islands. There will be time today to explore this charming town where a quintessentially British feel combines with historic sites to make it the perfect introduction to your exploration of the Falklands. Enjoy a walk along the beautiful waterfront promenade and take the opportunity to visit the Falkland Islands Museum, the governor’s house, the impressive cathedral, the war memorial and the quality gift shops. If time allows enjoy a drink in one of the local pubs and view the famous shipwrecks in the harbour.

In the late afternoon you will embark and get familiar with your ship as we set sail for more adventures.

Please enquire for advice and details on flight options to Santiago.

Falkland Islands
2Day

Falkland Islands

On the morning of day 2 your vessel will be sailing along the coast of the Falkland Islands, the world’s best kept wildlife secret. Your exact route here will be dependent on the weather conditions on this remote and sparsely-populated group of islands, and your Captain will choose the best course to take advantage of the unrivalled wildlife and scenic opportunities available.

A birder’s paradise, the Falklands are home to large colonies of Rockhopper, King and Macaroni penguins and albatross which are easily accessible on some of the smaller, more isolated islands that we hope to visit today. Great care must be taken at all times to ensure not to encroach upon these beautiful creatures’ habitats and your team will brief you in regards to safe distances to adhere to. The Falklands are also a fantastic place to enjoy close encounters with marine mammals, with Elephant and Fur seals being found on the numerous sandy beaches and various whale and dolphin species in the waters surrounding the islands.

After a day of adventures, you will re-board the ship and set sail for South Georgia.

Southern Ocean
3 - 4Days

Southern Ocean

As you leave the Falklands behind and head towards South Georgia your ship will sail east past the remote, seabird-covered Shag Rocks so have your camera ready on deck. Your ship will cross the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Your expert crew will provide lectures and presentations on the wildlife and history of South Georgia as well as briefings on bio-security procedures and the conservation efforts that are in place to protect the natural beauty of the area.

South Georgia
5 - 8Days

South Georgia

Welcome to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia Island! This exceptionally scenic wilderness is said to be home to over 100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels, and terns, as well as over 100,000 elephant seals and three million fur seals! Your captain will take advantage of every opportunity for up-close wildlife encounters by creating a flexible itinerary for your time here, and each day the captain (and the weather) will decide which area to visit in order to get the very most from your South Georgia experience.

Likely places for exploration include Salisbury Plain and St Andrew’s Bay where penguins and seals flood the beaches jostling for a coveted spot. Don’t be surprised if your arrival is greeted by the inquisitive penguins coming up to you for a closer inspection!

The bountiful waters surrounding South Georgia are also inhabited by an increasing number of whales and you will have the chance to visit the historical whaling station of Grytviken which is also home to the South Georgia Museum. There will also be chance to visit Ernest Shackleton’s grave to pay your respects at the final resting place of this legendary polar explorer.

Your time on this uninhabited island will be filled with exciting Zodiac excursions, wildlife encounters and incredible scenery that will live long in your memory.

Scotia Sea
9 - 10Days

Scotia Sea

After an unforgettable time in South Georgia it’s time to set sail for the grand finale of your expedition and the wilderness of Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands. Sailing southwest towards the Peninsula there will be ample time for relaxing, collating the countless photos you will have no doubt taken in South Georgia and attending presentations and briefings in preparation for your time on the white continent.

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
11 - 14Days

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Welcome to the land of superlatives…Antarctica! In authentic expedition style your exact itinerary here will be dependent on ice and weather conditions. Each day your experienced captain and expedition leader will choose the very best course in order to take advantage of every wildlife and adventure opportunity available. The long daylight hours offer plenty of flexibility for Zodiac and land excursions to make the most of your time in this magical part of the world.

The Antarctic Peninsula is home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery, with narrow channels surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers and icebergs of every size imaginable. It is also home to millions of penguins and other birdlife as well as a variety of whale and seal species, making it a nature lover’s paradise.

Your first stop on your Antarctica adventure is likely to be the South Shetland Islands, the northernmost islands in Antarctica. Likely stops here include Elephant Island, where men from Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition spent the winter.

Your vessel will then sail through the vast Gerlache Strait alongside the Peninsula itself and the famous Lemaire Channel, stopping at places such as Paradise Bay, Neko Harbour and Petermann Island to enjoy exciting Zodiac excursions, incomparable photo opportunities and once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters. For the adventurous there is a kayaking option available and this offers a unique and thrilling way to see the nature and feel the magic of Antarctica up-close. Please note, kayaking incurs an additional cost and should be booked in advance.

Drake Passage
15 - 16Days

Drake Passage

As your thrilling adventure comes to an end it’s time to head back towards Ushuaia as your ship sails northwards through the Drake Passage. Continue your wildlife search as you spend time on deck and enjoy the final presentations and lectures from your onboard team of Antarctica experts. You will be invited to attend a farewell dinner and this is the perfect time to reflect on the unforgettable moments you will have experienced during your expedition.

Ushuaia
17Day

Ushuaia

Arriving back into Ushuaia in the early hours of the morning there will be time for breakfast and a fond farewell to your crew and shipmates before disembarking and joining the group transfer to the airport or to a central downtown location.

A view from Above

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Sea Spirit
First class vessel

Sea Spirit

Sea Spirit is a high-quality purpose-built Antarctica expedition ship with en-suite accommodation for up to 114 passengers. Recently refurbished, all suites and cabins have windows, satellite phone access, flat-screen TV and DVD player and king size or twin beds and a number also have private balconies. There is a passenger lift, spacious dining room, lounge, Polar library, bar, shop, gym and hot tub. The ship has plenty of open deck space and an open bridge policy. A 10mb communications access card is included in every voyage.

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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

Overall I think that it was an excellent trip that was well worth the price paid and I would have no hesitation recommending your company to others.

Steve Sutton

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.

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