Penguin chicks, South Georgia

Antarctica, South Georgia + Falkland Islands

Antarctica, South Georgia + Falkland Islands

» Antarctica

» Nov 9 2019Nov 27 2019 (19 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Port Stanley

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Observe large penguin rookeries on shore and from Zodiacs
  • Follow the course taken by Sir Ernest Shackleton, whose journey remains one of the greatest feats of navigation in history
  • Explore wildlife-rich Sea Lion Island and Bleaker Island
  • Navigate the Antarctic Peninsula, witnessing tabular icebergs, penguin rookeries, and whales

 

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Punta Arenas — Falkland Island 
  • Days 2 – West Point Island and Saunders Island 
  • Days 3 to 4 – At sea towards south Georgia
  • Day 5 to 8 – Exploration of South Georgia 
  • Day 9 to 11 – At sea towards Antarctica
  • Days 12 and 16 – South Shetland islands and Antarctica Peninsula
  • Days 17 to 18 – At sea return to USH
  • Day 19 – Ushuaia

SHIP

Vavilov

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

Photography

RCGS Resolute

Jacuzzi

Bistro

Sauna and Steam Room

Superior

Twin Private

Triple Private

Superior Suite

Shackleton Suite

One Ocean Suite

This voyage is specifically timed to coincide with the arrival of spring as the region emerges from the long and frigid winter. It is an exceptional time to visit the sub-Antarctic islands and Antarctica.

The early season marks the beginning of the wildlife migration and commencement of the breeding cycle for many species. In South Georgia, scenes of male elephant seals battling for control of the beaches (and the female harems), and the intimate and beautiful courtship rituals of the albatross, will have you believing you are ‘on the set’ of your very own wildlife documentary. Indeed, it is no surprise that many of the famous wildlife documentaries of the region are filmed at this time of year.

To the south lies Antarctica where the ice and snow conditions are in pristine condition. This is an incredibly dynamic time to experience the Antarctic eco-system. Penguins are returning and busy re-establishing their rookeries, breeding and nesting precious eggs. Seals are on the move and busy feeding as the sea ice breaks up. Early season whales are starting to return. Over 19 days you will explore on shore in the company of expert guides – including naturalists, marine biologists, ornithologists and adventurers as well as our resident photography professional. A flight at the begining of our voyage saves several days of sea time, meaning we spend more time exploring on shore and in the Zodiac boats.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 14,195
Twin-Semi Private USD 16,295
Twin Private USD 18,195
Superior USD 19,295
Shackleton Suite USD 21,195
One Ocean Suite USD 23,195

All rates per person in USD

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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
  • 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
  • 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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