In a nutshell it surpassed all expectations by far. All kinds of unexpected opps arose and were taken advantage of: wedelll sea, that huge 85 miles peiece that broke off, emperor penguins, every kind of whale except blues, cc skiing twice, hikes in falklands and S Georgia. Put clocks ahead during 2 days at sea so we got sleep before getting up for 3 am sunrise at Gold Harbour. Clouds came in so two nights later they sailed back and did it again. Capt incredibly skilled. First ship able to get thru to Lockroy. Lemaire channel do over since fogged out first time. Incredible young scientists. Constantly giving info. Nothing too much trouble. So much safety and redundancy and so many extra touches.
Toni - Vancouver BC
Expedition Cruise to The Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica
Those who have been will tell you that visiting South Georgia is a world apart from Antarctica. Both are stunning and unique but both offer their own fascinating wildlife and scenery. South Georgia is well known for its huge penguin rookeries, home to hundreds of thousands of King penguins and beaches fought over by elephant seals. In addition the island is known for the heroic journey by Shackleton and his men across the glaciers to the whaling stations on the north shore. The great man now lies buries at Grytviken and visiting his grave is a highlight of your journey. Onward to Antarctica where glaciers, icebergs, several species of penguin, sea birds, seal and whales await. Add to this journey a stop at the Falklands with its unique avifauna and one of the world's most remote outposts and you have a journey that is hard to beat.
Activity / Theme
Expedition Cruise, Nature & Wildlife, Canoe / kayak, Hiking, Mixed-Activity, Snow, Expedition Cruise
Leisurely / Moderate
ice-strengthened expedition cruise vessel
Comfortable quad, triple and twin cabins all with private facilities
Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:
I was lukcy enough to hike the Shackleton Crossing. Then I returned to the Grytviken graveyard with a bottle of locally purchased Shackleton whiskey and toasted this greatest of explorers.
DAY 1 Arrive Ushuaia
DAY 2 Embarkation Day
DAY 3 At Sea - lectures
Day 4-5 Falklands - birdlife & historic Stanley
Day 6-8 At Sea - lectures
Day 9-12 South Georgia - King penguin colonies, albatross, elephant seal, whaling stations
Day 13-14 At Sea - lectures
Day 15-19 Antarctic Peninsula - penguins, whales, glaciers, seal, birds
Day 20 Drake Passage Crossing - lectures
Day 21 Disembark Ushuaia
All meals throughout the voyage including snacks, coffee and tea
All shore excursions and activities by Zodiac
Program of lectures by noted naturalists
Leadership by experienced expedition staff
Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme
Comprehensive pre-departure material
Sample tour. Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice. Please inquire.
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