Antarctica and South Georgia – Includes flight from Port Stanley

Antarctica and South Georgia – Includes flight from Port Stanley

» Antarctica

» Dec 28 2017Jan 13 2018 (17 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Port Stanley

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

This new voyage takes place at the height of the Antarctic summer. We enjoy extended daylight hours at this time of the season, the wildlife colonies are busy and as the sea ice continues to break up, allowing a range of landing sites to expand even further. Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina we cross the Drake Passage arriving in Antarctica to celebrate the New Year! Here we explore the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands making daily shore landings. We then follow the course taken by Sir Ernest Shackleton whose epic small boat journey, from Elephant Island across the Scotia Sea to South Georgia, remains one of the greatest feats of navigation in history.

We commence our exploration at the remote southeastern tip of the island, and then spend the following days exploring the northern coastline. Here are some of the largest king penguin colonies on earth. The shores are covered in wildlife – including nesting albatross, fur seals and elephant seals. Rusting relics from the old whaling era sit silent and provide a dramatic contrast to the green tussock grass, and snowy peaks that surround us.

After a thorough exploration of South Georgia, we head for the Falkland Islands and aim to spend one final day exploring the wildlife-rich Sea Lion Island and nearby Bleaker Island. Our voyage comes to an end in Stanley, Falkland Islands – the small capital from where we fly back to Punta Arenas, Chile.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Days 2 and 3 – Drake Passage, at sea towards Antarctica
  • Days 4 and 5 – Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 6 and 7 – South Shetland Islands and Elephant Island
  • Days 8 and 9 – Scotia Sea, sailing towards South Georgia
  • Days 10 to 12 – South Georgia
  • Days 13 to 15 – Sailing towards the Falkland Islands
  • Day 16 – East Falkland Islands
  • Day 17 – Stanley, Falkland Islands, return to South America

SHIP

Akademik Ioffe

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 14,795
Twin-Semi Private USD 16,695
Twin Private USD 18,995
Superior USD 20,295
Shackleton Suite USD 21,995
One Ocean Suite USD 23,795

All rates per person in USD

Contact Us

INCLUDES

Extensive pre-departure information package
Educational presentations from experienced guides such as ornithologists, glaciologists, historians, geologists, naturalists and marine mammals experts
Photography advice and instructions from the resident photographer. Extended photography workshops available on select departures
All zodiac and landing excursions
Zodiac cruising, hiking, guided walks, photography workshops, fitness and yoga
Overnight camping, including high-quality equipment. No pre-registration required. Camping is available on select departures only and can be affected by itinerary and
weather conditions. Please see your full itinerary for further details
All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
Welcome reception and welcome dinner
One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available anytime
Access to wellness area (Finnish sauna, plunge pool filled with sea water, hot tub)
Natural essential oil amenities
Use of multimedia room to download images. Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop and card readers are available for use on MAC and PC computers
Windproof/waterproof jacket and bib pants on loan
Insulated rubber boots on loan
Water resistant binoculars on loan
Waterproof backpack on loan
Trekking poles available on shore
Services of English speaking medical officer
Access to ship’s infirmary
Transfers from/to designated meeting points to/from the ship
Required flights to/from the ship (only applicable on certain departures)
Luggage transfer to/from your cabin

EXCLUDES

International and national airfares
Visa and passport fees, airport taxes
Pre- or post-cruise hotel accommodation in arrival/departure cities
Meals and transfers in arrival/departure cities
Personal expenses
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Massages from registered therapist
Personal laundry charges
Postage, telephone calls and email set up
Medical expenses such as fees, prescriptions or medications
Travel medical insurance including medical evacuation (mandatory)
Trip interruption/cancellation insurance
Gratuities to staff and crew

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