Penguin chicks, South Georgia

Antarctica, South Georgia + Falkland Islands

Antarctica, South Georgia + Falkland Islands

» Antarctica

» Jan 21 2019Feb 9 2019 (20 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Ushuaia

» DISEMBARKATION: Port Stanley

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 – Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Days 2 and 3 – Drake Passage
  • Days 4 to 7 – Gerlache Strait and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 8 – Northern Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 9 – Elephant Island
  • Days 10 and 11 – Scotia Sea towards South Georgia
  • Days 12 to 15 – Exploration of South Georgia
  • Days 16 to 18 – At Sea towards the Falklands
  • Day 19 – Falkland Islands
  • Day 20 – Stanley / Return to Punta Arenas

SHIP

Vavilov

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

Photography

The towering peaks and immense glacial systems of the Antarctic Peninsula are home to a great abundance of wildlife which we observe on shore, from the zodiacs and the ship. Large penguin rookeries are found at several locations and we encounter seals and whales in the iceberg filled waterways. Opportunities to visit historic huts and active science stations add further interest. We explore on shore through guided walks which may last up to several hours. Or if you prefer to sit and observe the penguins as they come and go from the water – why not? The more active may choose the sea kayaking option and experience a whole new side of Antarctica.

Our journey continues as we 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 explore the northern coastline of the island, home to 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. We then head for the Falkland Islands and aim to spend one final day exploring the wildlife-rich Sea Lion Island and nearby by Bleaker Island. Our voyage comes to an end in Stanley – the small capital from where we fly back to South America.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 19,095
Twin-Semi Private USD 22,595
Twin Private USD 24,795
Superior USD 26,195
Shackleton Suite USD 27,895
One Ocean Suite USD 29,095

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
  • 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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