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Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica Peninsula

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Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

The combination of the Sub Antarctic Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula makes this voyage an expedition full of exciting highlights. To us, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia are one of the most beautiful places in the world. With albatrosses and thousands of King penguins, Fur seals and historic sites, including Shackleton's last resting place. Narrow sheltered waterways and fjords. Spectacular mountains rising directly from the sea, icebergs and active glaciers.


You will explore the Antarctic Peninsula, the most accessible and wildlife-rich part of Antarctica. With deep bays and fjords where massive glaciers flank a rugged spine of snowy mountains. Scattered amongst penguin rookeries and basking seals, reminders of early explorers bring history to life.

  • Embarkation and at sea

    Sailing towards the Falkland Islands, we settle into shipboard life and enjoy our first meal on board. Before our first landing we will be given guidelines for approaching the wildlife and talk about the implications of the Antarctic Treaty, as well as being briefed about using our zodiacs for excursions from the ship.

    A favourite pastime is to stand at the stern deck watching the many seabirds, including majestic albatrosses and giant petrels, following in our wake, skillfully using the air currents created by the ship to gain momentum. You may decide to join the whale watchers on the bridge, or just relax and read a favourite book.

  • Falkland Islands

    The Falkland Islands offer a wide range of abundant wildlife. The animals are very easy approachable, but remain at a appropiate distance. Not only are there more than 200 bird species on the islands, you are likely to see the Peale's and Commerson's dolphins.

  • You may visit the following exciting places if conditions and time allows:

    Steeple Jason


    Steeple Jason is home to the largest Black-Browed albatross colony. The wind and waves make it very difficult to visit, but if weather conditions lets us, we are lucky to experience this beautiful part of the Falklands.

    Carcass Islands


    Despite its name a rodent-free island. On Carcass Island you will find two species of penguins, the Gentoo and the Magellanic penguin. This period (Oct - Nov) is the best time to see them breeding.

    Saunders Island


    On Saunders Island many penguin colonies are found. Four of the five penguin species can be seen. Also the clumsy landings of the Black-Browed albatrosses can be witnessed here.

  • West Point Island


    West Point Island is a small island with a large population of Black-Browed albatrosses and Rockhopper penguins. On Grave Cove you are able to find Gentoo penguins nesting. Furthermore is Grave Cove an excellent place for hiking.

    Port Stanley


    The capital, Port Stanley, is the cultural heart of the Falklands. You'll find a mix of South American and Victorian buildings, which results in colourful houses, well maintained gardens, and the well known English pubs. A small museum about the early settlement on the Falklands is definitely worth visiting.

    Big Pont


    Nearby Big Pond on Bleaker Island, is an excellent spot for spotting wildlife. Featuring the dark-faced ground-tyrant and Magellanic snipe. An easy walk brings you to places to see Gentoo penguins, Magellanic penguins, Rockhopper penguins, and King cormorants.

  • Sea Lion Island


    Sea Lion Island is very exposed which makes a landing very difficult. When lucky, it is worth the rough voyage. The island is home to the largest breeding colony of southern Elephant seals in the Falklands.

    Coffin's Harbour


    Coffin's Harbour on New Island is only a walk away from the New Island South Wildlife Reserve. Here you will find nesting Black-Browed albatrosses and Rockhopper penguins. If you are up to a more strenuous hike, Landsend Bluff is a place where you might be able to spot some American Fur seals. On the other side of the island is a special permit required. This permit is needed to enter New Island North Nature Reserve.

  • South Georgia

    South Georgia is a tiny speck in the South Atlantic Ocean, located in one of the most desolate parts of our planet. A 3,000-metre mountain range traces the spine of this long, narrow island. Though geographically speaking, the island lies in the Subantarctic area, it has a climate more in keeping with the true Antarctic regions. This is because South Georgia lies wholly within the Antarctic Convergence.

    On the 20th of May 1916, Sir Ernest Shackleton, Crean and Worsley stumbled into the busy whaling station at Stromness; hungry, exhausted and covered in grime. They had just made the first ever crossing of the mountains of South Georgia, to find help for their three exhausted companions left at Cave Cove and rescue the men they had left on Elephant Island. They had sailed for 16 days under horrendous conditions and found safety in the tiny entrance of Cave Cove. This epic story of survival had begun with the sinking of his ship, the Endurance, in the Weddell Sea, six months earlier.

    As you explore South Georgia, you will have the opportunity to reflect on Shackleton’s epic journey.

  • You may visit the following exciting places if conditions and time allows: Grytviken

    Originally a Norwegian sealing and whaling station, it was finally abandoned in 1965. Here we must be careful to avoid stepping on sleeping Elephant seals as we skirt the ruins of factory buildings peering into the past, trying to imagine what it was like when whale processing was in full swing. Abandoned ships lie sunken alongside old wharves, while pitted concrete walls remind us of the more recent Falkland's War, which started here.

    Sir Ernest Shackleton died from a heart attack during his final expedition on board the Quest on the 6th of May 1922. His body was laid to rest at Grytviken and we hope to make a pilgrimage to visit the cross his men erected in his memory looking out across beautiful Cumberland Bay.

  • St. Andrews Bay

    The sandy black beach is a resting place for hundreds of Elephant seals that haul out on the shore to moult. Behind the beach, the sight and sound of tens upon tens of thousands of King penguins at different stages of their breeding cycle will be overwhelming. The glacial river that runs into the sea here will be alive with penguin chicks and Elephant seal pups testing their aquatic skills. If we lift our gaze from the wildlife for a moment, we will glimpse the snow-capped peaks of some of the world's most spectacular mountains.

    Godthul


    Imagine indented bays lined with bleached whalebones, teeming with Fur seals and with penguins just 'hanging about'. Here you have the opportunity to clamber through the tussock to a spectacular plateau offering magnificent views across the island and the waters beyond. A careful descent leads us to a magnificent Macaroni penguin rookery.

  • Prion Island

    We will aim to visit Prion Island where we can sit quietly to watch serene albatrosses sitting proudly on eggs or cute downy chicks. We may be blessed by the performance of an intimate courtship dance, or may witness a youngster being lovingly fed. We watch adolescents exercising their wide wing spans, trying to launch themselves into the air, as they realise that mum and dad will no longer feed them and they must leave the island in search of food.

    Other stunning wildlife destinations we may visit include:
    Elsehul Bay - Royal Harbour - Cooper Bay - Drygalski Fjord - Larsen Harbour - Stromness - Salisbury Plains - Gold Harbour - Right Whale Bay - Possession Bay.

    Leaving South Georgia we head across the Scotia Sea in a south-westerly direction. The ocean takes on a whole new perspective once we are surrounded by the surreal presence of floating ice sculptures. The memory of the sight of your first iceberg will remain with you forever. We look out for great whales and possibly our first icebergs!

  • South Orkney Islands

    If pack ice allows, we go ashore in the dramatic South Orkney Islands, then across whale-rich waters to Elephant Island, hoping to take zodiacs near Point Wild, where Shackleton's men wintered over. After their ship the Endurance was crushed in pack ice in the Weddell Sea, Shackleton and his men climbed into three open boats and finally, on the 14th of April 1916, made landfall on this tiny toe of rock and ice in the vastness of the Southern Ocean. The men had not been on land for sixteen months!

    We will attempt to make at least one landing on historic Elephant Island.

    Antarctic Peninsula


    Once we arrive in the calmer waters of the Bransfield and Gerlache Straits, we will generally make landings, with activities and zodiac excursions two to three times a day. Sometimes we will cruise along spectacular ice cliffs, or follow whales that are feeding near the surface.

  • Half Moon Island

    A wildlife rich island tucked into a neat bay at the eastern end of Livingston Island. On a clear day the glaciers and mountains of Livingston Island dominate the scene.

    There is a large Chinstrap penguin rookery tucked in between basaltic turrets coloured by yellow and orange lichens. Gulls nest on these turrets and there are often Fur seals and Elephant seals hauled out on the pebble beaches. At one extremity of the island there is a large colony of nesting Blue-Eyed shags. At the other end lies a small Argentine station that is sometimes occupied by scientists conducting research on the penguin colony and surrounding waterways.

  • Paradise Harbour

    A protected bay surrounded by magnificent peaks and spectacular glaciers, the rocky cliffs of this unforgettable piece of heaven provide perfect nesting sites for Blue-Eyed shags, terns and gulls. The serenity of Paradise Harbour envelops us once the sound of the dropping anchor fades from our ears. This is a haven for whales and we keep our eyes open for Humpbacks, Orcas and Minkes, as well as Crabeater seals, as we explore the bay in zodiacs. Imagine being so close to a whale that when he surfaces to blow, the fishy spray of his exhalation momentarily blurs your vision. Words cannot describe this experience.

    At Sea - Drake Passage


    Time to head back to Tierra del Fuego, with lectures and videos to complete our Antarctic education. This is a time for reflection and discussion about what you have seen and felt, and the impact this voyage has had on our attitude to life. As we approach the tip of South America, our captain may sail close to legendary Cape Horn, weather conditions permitting.

  • Ushuaia and disembarkation

    During the early morning we cruise up the Beagle Channel, before quietly slipping into dock in Ushuaia about 7:00 am. As soon as customs have cleared the ship we will be free to disembark. It's a busy time, with people saying farewell to the crew and to fellow passengers who have shared the intensity of exploring this magnificent white wilderness. You head off in different directions, hopefully with a newfound sense of the immense power of nature.

Dates & Rates

  • Le Soléal Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 20th Dec - 5th Jan 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Prestige Suite
    EUR 31,610
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 27,180
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 18,020
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 16,210
  • Plancius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 22nd Dec - 9th Jan 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 15,450
    Twin Window
    EUR 13,500
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 12,900
    Triple Porthole
    EUR 11,700
    Quadruple cabin
    EUR 10,700
  • Sea Spirit Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 5th Jan - 25th Jan 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Suite
    USD 22,275
  • Plancius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 9th Jan - 28th Jan 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: U
    Prices from
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 14,700
    Quadruple cabin
    EUR 12,250
  • Ortelius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 16th Feb - 7th Mar 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 16,700
    Twin Deluxe
    EUR 15,650
    Twin Window
    EUR 14,500
    Twin Porthole deck 4
    EUR 13,900
    Triple porthole
    EUR 12,700
    Quadruple Porthole
    EUR 11,650
  • Sea Spirit Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 26th Feb - 19th Mar 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Puerto Madryn
    Prices from
    Premium Suite
    USD 22,370
    Deluxe Suite
    USD 20,850
    Superior Suite
    USD 18,665
    Classic Suite
    USD 18,275
    Main Deck Suite
    USD 17,155
    Triple Classic
    USD 12,755
  • Sea Spirit Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 20th Oct - 11th Nov 2019
    • Embark: Montevideo
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owners Suite
    USD 20,991
    Premium Suite
    USD 16,571
    Deluxe Suite
    USD 15,466
    Classic Suite
    USD 14,396
    Superior Suite
    USD 13,851
    Main Deck Suite
    USD 13,406
    Triple Classic
    USD 10,436
  • Hondius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 3rd Nov - 23rd Nov 2019
    • Embark: Puerto Madryn
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Hondius Suite
    EUR 20,500
    Grand Suite private...
    EUR 17,900
    Junior Suite
    EUR 15,750
    Superior
    EUR 14,750
    Twin deluxe
    EUR 13,700
    Twin window
    EUR 12,900
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 12,250
    Triple porthole
    EUR 11,250
    Quadruple Porthole
    EUR 10,250
  • L'Austral Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 15th Nov - 30th Nov 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner Suite
    EUR 32,980
    Prestige Suite
    EUR 23,660
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 20,410
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 13,670
  • Lyrial Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 19th Nov - 9th Dec 2019
    • Embark: Montevideo
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner Suite
    EUR 62,960
    Grand Deluxe Suite
    EUR 32,800
    Privilege Suite
    EUR 28,630
    Prestige Suite
    EUR 27,310
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 23,460
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 15,490
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 13,930
    Superior Stateroom
    EUR 12,950
  • Plancius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 30th Nov - 18th Dec 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 15,100
    Twin Window
    EUR 13,200
  • Le Boreal Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 14th Dec - 29th Dec 2019
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner Suite
    EUR 32,980
    Prestige Suite
    EUR 22,380
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 19,320
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 12,980
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 11,720
  • Ortelius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 16th Dec - 3rd Jan 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 15,950
    Twin Deluxe
    EUR 14,850
    Twin Window
    EUR 13,900
    Twin porthole deck 3
    EUR 13,300
    Twin Porthole deck 4
    EUR 13,300
    Triple porthole
    EUR 11,950
    Quadruple Porthole
    EUR 10,950
  • Le Soléal Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 19th Dec - 4th Jan 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Prestige Suite
    EUR 42,770
    Owner Suite
    EUR 27,200
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 23,440
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 15,660
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 14,130
    Superior Stateroom
    EUR 13,180
  • L'Austral Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 20th Dec - 5th Jan 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner Suite
    EUR 42,770
    Prestige Suite
    EUR 25,510
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 22,010
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 14,750
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 13,310
    Superior stateroom
    EUR 12,430
  • Hondius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 7th Jan - 26th Jan 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Hondius Suite
    EUR 25,700
    Grand Suite private...
    EUR 22,350
    Junior Suite
    EUR 19,450
    Superior
    EUR 18,150
    Twin deluxe
    EUR 16,950
    Twin window
    EUR 15,800
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 15,150
    Triple porthole
    EUR 13,700
    Quadruple Porthole
    EUR 12,600
  • Sea Spirit Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 7th Jan - 27th Jan 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owners Suite
    USD 27,791
    Premium Suite
    USD 21,841
    Deluxe Suite
    USD 20,396
    Classic Suite
    USD 19,076
    Superior Suite
    USD 18,356
    Main Deck Suite
    USD 17,726
    Triple Classic
    USD 13,406
  • L'Austral Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 15th Jan - 31st Jan 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner Suite
    EUR 45,100
    Prestige Suite
    EUR 30,430
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 26,190
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 17,430
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 15,700
    Superior stateroom
    EUR 14,630
  • Plancius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 19th Jan - 6th Feb 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 17,200
    Twin Window
    EUR 14,950
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 14,350
    Triple Porthole
    EUR 12,950
    Quadruple cabin
    EUR 11,950
  • Le Soléal Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 3rd Feb - 19th Feb 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner Suite
    EUR 45,100
    Prestige Suite
    EUR 28,650
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 24,680
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 16,460
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 14,840
    Superior Stateroom
    EUR 13,840
  • Lyrial Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 9th Feb - 25th Feb 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Owner Suite
    EUR 61,380
    Grand Deluxe Suite
    EUR 34,310
    Privilege Suite
    EUR 30,010
    Prestige Suite
    EUR 28,650
    Deluxe Suite
    EUR 24,680
    Prestige Stateroom
    EUR 16,460
    Deluxe Stateroom
    EUR 14,840
    Superior Stateroom
    EUR 13,840
  • Hondius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 24th Feb - 17th Mar 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Grand Suite private...
    EUR 22,400
    Junior Suite
    EUR 19,450
    Superior
    EUR 18,150
    Twin deluxe
    EUR 16,950
    Twin window
    EUR 15,800
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 15,100
    Triple porthole
    EUR 13,700
    Quadruple Porthole
    EUR 12,600
  • Sea Spirit Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 25th Feb - 18th Mar 2020
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Montevideo
    Prices from
    Owners Suite
    USD 24,476
    Premium Suite
    USD 19,291
    Deluxe Suite
    USD 18,016
    Classic Suite
    USD 16,736
    Superior Suite
    USD 16,146
    Main Deck Suite
    USD 15,656
    Triple Classic
    USD 11,876
  • Plancius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 23rd Nov - 12th Dec 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 19,250
    Twin Deluxe
    EUR 17,950
    Twin Window
    EUR 16,750
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 16,100
    Triple Porthole
    EUR 14,550
    Quadruple cabin
    EUR 13,350

    SPECIAL: Solar Eclipse

  • Ortelius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 24th Nov - 13th Dec 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Superior Cabin
    EUR 19,250
    Twin Deluxe
    EUR 17,950
    Twin Window
    EUR 16,750
    Twin porthole deck 3
    EUR 16,100
    Twin Porthole deck 4
    EUR 16,100
    Triple porthole
    EUR 14,550
    Quadruple Porthole
    EUR 13,350

    SPECIAL: Solar Eclipse

  • Hondius Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

    Dates
    • 26th Nov - 15th Dec 2021
    • Embark: Ushuaia
    • Disembark: Ushuaia
    Prices from
    Hondius Suite
    EUR 27,250
    Grand Suite private...
    EUR 23,700
    Junior Suite
    EUR 20,650
    Superior
    EUR 19,250
    Twin deluxe
    EUR 17,950
    Twin window
    EUR 16,750
    Twin Porthole
    EUR 16,100
    Triple porthole
    EUR 14,550
    Quadruple Porthole
    EUR 13,350

    SPECIAL: Solar Eclipse