Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica includes flight from Punta Arenas

Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica includes flight from Punta Arenas

» Antarctica

» Feb 15 2020Mar 4 2020 (19 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Port Stanley

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Visit the sub-Antarctic region of the Falkland Islands
  • Experience South Georgia – the ‘Galapagos of the South’
  • Get a chance to encounter whales including humpback, minke and orca in Antarctic waters
  • Save a full day at sea by flying direct from Punta Arenas to the Falkland Islands

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Punta Arenas, Chile
  • Day 2 – Sea Lion Island and Bleaker Island
  • Days 3 and 4 – At Sea
  • Days 5 to 8 – Exploration of South Georgia
  • Days 9 to 11 – At Sea towards Antarctica
  • Days 12 to 16 – South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 17 and 18 – At Sea
  • Day 19 – Arrive Ushuaia, Argentina

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 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. It is our most far-reaching polar expedition and includes visits to three different locations. 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. Cruising in our inflatable Zodiac boats is another memorable activity.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 18,895
Twin-Semi Private USD 22,295
Twin Private USD 24,495
Superior USD 25,895
Shackleton Suite USD 27,495
One Ocean Suite USD 28,695

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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