Sub-Antarctic Safari

Sub-Antarctic Safari

» Antarctica

» Mar 24 2018Apr 7 2018 (15 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Port Stanley

» DISEMBARKATION: Port Stanley

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

• Visit historic Stanley in the Falkland Islands and learn about the history and culture of this unique British outpost
• Explore the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world at Steeple Jason Island
• Experience the incredible wildlife of South Georgia
• Visit the only accessible colony of nesting wandering albatrosses in the world
• Trace the history of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous journey across South Georgia
• Pay your respects to Shackleton himself at his gravesite
• Enjoy the repopulation of whales to South Georgia with sightings of southern right whales, humpback whales, and orcas

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Santiago OR Punta Arenas to Stanley, Falkland Islands/Malvinas
  • Day 2 – Falkland Islands
  • Days 3 and 4 – At sea
  • Days 5 to 12 – South Georgia
  • Days 13 and 14 – At sea
  • Day 15 – Falkland Islands to Punta Arenas OR Santiago

SHIP

Polar Pioneer

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking
Polar Photography Workshops

ACTIVITIES

It will be autumn in the Falklands and South Georgia with timing that is close to when Shackleton and his five companions in the James Caird arrived in South Georgia from their historic sea crossing from Elephant Island. When we visit South Georgia, we will visit many of the places Shackleton travelled in his epic rescue adventure. Meanwhile, everywhere we go, penguin and albatross chicks will be preparing to set out to make their own way in the world. Penguin chicks will be moulted and at their peak of curiosity. It’s an exciting time to be visiting these places.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple (shared bathroom) USD 10,900
Twin public cabin (shared bathroom) USD 12,500
Twin private cabin (en-suite bathroom) USD 14,500
Mini Suite (en-suite bathroom) USD 15,500
Captain Suite (en-suite bathroom) USD 16,500

All rates expressed in USD per person sharing

Contact Us

INCLUDES

  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Return flight from Santiago OR Punta Arenas to Stanley (no reduced fare for starting or finishing in Punta Arenas)
  • Transfer from Stanley airport at Mount Pleasant to Polar Pioneer, including tour of Stanley
  • Accommodation on board during the voyage
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Free access to our doctor and basic medical services on board
  • Free use of gumboots during the voyage
  • Daily cabin service
  • An Aurora Expeditions’ insulated waterproof jacket
  • Daily “Penguin Post” to inform you of plans for each day and to record the activities from the previous day
  • All entry fees to landing sites.
  • Professionally produced photographic voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges
  • Transfer from ship to Stanley airport at Mount Pleasant.

EXCLUDES

  • International or domestic flights to or from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not indicated in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge.
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

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