Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia

Antarctica, Falkland Islands and South Georgia

» Antarctica

» Jan 18 2020Feb 4 2020 (19 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Port Stanley

» DISEMBARKATION: King George Island, Antarctica

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

Your journey starts and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile. You will need to arrive in Punta Arenas at least one day prior to the scheduled departure date. This gives you a buffer in the event of any unexpected travel delays between home and voyage embarkation and departure. From Punta Arenas we fly to Stanley (Falkland Islands) where we board the expedition ship and commence our journey.

At the conclusion of the voyage, we fly from King George Island (Antarctica) back to South America via a special charter flight. Upon arrival a transfer
is provided from the airport to downtown Punta Arenas. This itinerary includes an additional hotel night in Punta Arenas at the conclusion of your voyage. We advise making your onward travel plans for the following day. Full joining instructions will be provided in your final travel documentation. If you have questions before this time, please ask us.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Punta Arenas, Chile — Falkland Islands
  • Days 2 – Sea Lion Island and Bleaker Island
  • Day 3 to 4 – At Sea towards South Georgia
  • Day 5 to 8 – Exploration of South Georgia
  • Days 9 to 11 – At Sea towards Antarctica
  • Days 12 to 17 – South Shetland islands and Antarctica Peninsula
  • Days 18 – King George Island (Antarctica)
  • Day 19 – Punta Arenas, Chile

SHIP

Akademik Ioffe

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

One Ocean Suite

One Ocean Suite

Shackleton Suite

One Ocean Suite

Superior Cabin

Superior Cabin

Twin Private Cabin

Twin Semi Private Cabin

Main Deck Triple

This is our most far-reaching polar expedition and includes visits to three different locations. The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands and the island of South Georgia are home to a proliferation of unique wildlife and birdlife. There are penguin rookeries with more than 100,000 nesting birds and the beaches are covered in fur seals and elephant seals. Seabirds, including many of the albatross species call these islands home, nesting and raising their young in this wild and remote environment. Both locations feature a fascinating history and stunning scenery.

To the south lies Antarctica – the frozen continent and our final destination on this outstanding voyage. Icebergs in
all shapes and sizes fill the waters, and yet more unique wildlife can be found living in sizable colonies. The waters are full of life and we frequently encounter whales including humpback, minke and orca.

On this voyage, our days are spent exploring on shore
in the company of expert guides – including naturalists, marine biologists, ornithologists and adventurers as well
as our resident photography professional. Cruising in our inflatable Zodiac boats is another memorable activity. For the adventurers, we provide plenty of opportunities to explore on long hikes ashore, or by sea kayak. The clever use of time- saving flights on this departure means you maximize your time and experience in the key locations. A great option for those with limited time but who yearn to ‘see it all!’


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 18,095
Twin-Semi Private USD 20,595
Twin Private USD 22,795
Superior USD 24,395
Shackleton Suite USD 26,295
One Ocean Suite USD 28,295

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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