Falkland/Malvinas, South Georgia, Antarctica Fly and Cruise 19 Days

Flight to/from Stanley, visiting Falkland/Malvinas, South Georgia, Antarctica.


 Fly and Cruise Falkland/Malvinas, South Georgia, Antarctica
© Renato Granieri

A very popular expedition cruise, exploring the wildlife populated coasts of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. South Georgia the 'Serengeti of the Southern Ocean' is one of the Antarctic's hidden jewels. An adventure offering wildlife photography, zodiac cruising, up to eight species of penguin, while following in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton, leader of the Endurance Expedition.

Itinerary

Day 1
Punta Arenas, Chile
Our journey commences this morning in Punta Arenas, where we board our flight to Stanley in the Falkland Islands. After a short 90-minute journey we are met on arrival and transferred to the pier. Stanley is home to 2,000 residents and is reminiscent of a charming, rural town in coastal Britain, full of brightly coloured houses, flower-filled gardens, a quaint cathedral and several pubs. There is time to explore the town before embarkation.

Day 2
Falkland Islands
Having cruised down the eastern coastline of the Falkland Islands overnight, we are at the far south-eastern end of the archipelago. Near the barren and windswept Sea Lion Island, we launch the Zodiacs for our first shore excursion. If we enjoy good weather conditions we may be able to visit neighbouring Bleaker Island, another settlement on this remote eastern coast of the Falklands. In the evening, we navigate into the Scotia Sea towards South Georgia.

Day 3-4
Southern Ocean
The seabirds join us as we leave the Falklands. Stand out on the decks watching the giant albatross and petrels as they duck and weave on the winds of the South Atlantic. Our onboard photographic guide will be able to give you tips about image composition, the subtle polar light, and the basics of good camera craft.

Day 5-8
South Georgia
South Georgia has often been called the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’. We explore the island from our Zodiacs. Large numbers of fur seals and the much larger elephant seal will line the dark sand beaches. Living in the tussock grass, king penguins and their chicks may number up to 100,000 birds in some locations. The island is also home to large numbers of nesting albatross, filling the skies above as they come and go from their nests. South Georgia is a thrilling location for history buffs: we will plan to visit the rusting relics of the early whaling industry, including several old stations, and the gravesite of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Day 9-11
Scotia Sea
Weather and ice will dictate our crossing of the Scotia Sea from South Georgia to Antarctica, leading us perhaps to the South Orkney Islands or Elephant Island. As with all of our itinerary planning, our expedition leader and captain will make a decision based on the conditions at the time. As we edge ever closer to the frozen continent, large icebergs announce our arrival in Antarctic waters.

Day 12-16
South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Possible landing sites in the South Shetland Island group could include King George Island, Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour or Hannah Point. Weather conditions permitting we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera of Deception Island. Finally, after so much anticipation, we enter the icy waters of the Antarctic Peninsula in the vicinity of Mikkelson Harbour or Cierva Cove. Snow covered mountains soar from the dark waters. Along the shoreline in the bays and harbours of the Peninsula lives an incredible abundance of wildlife. Large rookeries are home to chinstrap, gentoo and Adelie penguins. Seals live on the ice floes, including the powerful leopard seal that we hope to encounter. Gulls, skuas and cormorants are also found nesting and feeding at many sites along the Antarctic Peninsula. We explore by Zodiac boat and ashore, where a range of wonderful activities await.

Day 17-18
Drake Passage and Cape Horn
After several busy days of exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, it’s time to return to South America. If weather conditions allow, we hope to make a rounding of Cape Horn. This fabled stretch of water is home to legendary tales of exploration and early navigation. It’s a fitting place to reflect on a wonderful expedition to some of the most remote corners of the planet.

Day 19
Ushuaia, Argentina
In the early morning, we arrive to Ushuaia, Argentina. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home.


Inclusions:
Complimentary use of wet weather gear
Complimentary use of wellington boots
Complimentary use of waterproof backpack and binoculars
Complimentary water bottle
In-room coffee & tea station

Booking Documentation
An extensive pre-departure information package
Onboard Information Folder

Personalized Services
Educational presentations from experienced guides such as ornithologists, glaciologists, historians, geologists, naturalists and marine mammals experts
Photography advises and instructions from the resident photographer. Extended photography workshops available on select departures

Activities
All zodiac and landing excursions
Zodiac cruising, hiking, guided walks, photography workshops, fitness & yoga.

Board and Lodging
All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
Welcome reception & welcome dinner
One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
Coffee, tea & hot chocolate available anytime
Access to wellness area (Finnish Sauna, Plunge Pool filled with sea water, Hot Tub)
Natural essential oil amenities
Services of English speaking medical officer.

Multimedia Room
Use of multimedia room to download images. Lightroom, Adobe, Photoshop and card readers are available for use on MAC and PC computers
Expedition Gear Package for the duration of the voyage - valued at US$1,000
Windproof / waterproof jacket and bib pants
Comfortable insulated rubber boots
Water resistant binoculars
Waterproof backpack
Trekking poles available on shore.

Transfers
From/ to designated meeting points to/from the ship
Additional transfers in welcome/departure cities (only applicable on certain departures)
Luggage transfer from designated locations to/from your cabin

Exclusions
International and national airfares
Visa and passport fees, airport taxes
Pre- or post-cruise hotel accommodation in arrival/departure cities
Meals & transfers in arrival / departure cities
Personal expenses
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Massages from a registered therapist
Personal laundry charges
Postage, telephone calls & 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




Dates & Rates


Ship: Resolute | Date: 20 Oct 2019 / 7 Nov 2019 More info about this Ship
Triple Main Deck
$ 15,095
Twin Private
$ 19,795
Superior
$ 20,895
Superior Plus
$ 21,395
Shackleton Suite
$ 22,995
One Ocean Suite
$ 25,195
Ship: Akademik Sergey Vavilov | Date: 9 Nov 2019 / 27 Nov 2019 More info about this Ship
Main Deck Triple
$ 14,195
Twin Semi Private
$ 16,295
Twin Private Cabin
$ 18,195
Superior Cabin
$ 19,295
Shackleton Suite
$ 21,195
One Ocean Suite
$ 23,195
Ship: Akademik Ioffe | Date: 18 Nov 2019 / 6 Dec 2019 More info about this Ship
Main Deck Triple
$ 14,195
Twin Semi Private
$ 16,295
Twin Private Cabin
$ 18,195
Superior Cabin
$ 19,295
Shackleton Suite
$ 21,195
One Ocean Suite
$ 23,195
Ship: Akademik Ioffe | Date: 18 Jan 2020 / 4 Feb 2020 More info about this Ship
Main Deck Triple
$ 18,095
Twin Semi Private
$ 20,595
Twin Private Cabin
$ 22,395
Superior Cabin
$ 24,395
Shackleton Suite
$ 26,295
One Ocean Suite
$ 28,295
Ship: Resolute | Date: 28 Jan 2020 / 14 Feb 2020 More info about this Ship
Triple Main Deck
$ 21,195
Twin Private
$ 25,595
Superior
$ 26,995
Superior Plus
$ 27,395
Shackleton Suite
$ 28,795
One Ocean Suite
$ 29,995
Ship: Akademik Ioffe | Date: 15 Feb 2020 / 4 Mar 2020 More info about this Ship
Main Deck Triple
$ 18,895
Twin Semi Private
$ 22,295
Twin Private Cabin
$ 24,495
Superior Cabin
$ 25,895
Shackleton Suite
$ 27,495
One Ocean Suite
$ 28,695

• The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.

Gallery


© Adeline Heymann
© Adeline Heymann
© David Sinclair



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