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Antarctica, Falkland & South Georgia Tours | One Ocean

Antarctic Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica 17/18 nights

Our most 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.

These Antarctic expeditions utilize a flight to Stanley in the Falkland Islands to save almost a day and half at sea – which maximizes the time you can spend exploring incredible Antarctica, and the sub-Antarctic Falkland and South Georgia Islands. We'll encounter a spectacular proliferation of unique wildlife and birdlife on our journey – there are penguin rookeries with more than 100,000 nesting birds, albatrosses, and the beaches are covered in fur seals and elephant seals. Beyond these islands lie Antarctica, where we will experience icebergs of all shapes and sizes and encounters with whales, including humpback, minke and orca.

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A map detailing the route of a One Ocean Expeditions voyage to Antarctica.
Tabular iceberg floats in the cold waters of Antarctica during a One Ocean Expeditions tour.
Penguins gather on sandy beach on the Falkland Islands while One Ocean passengers arrive in Antarctica.
King penguins greeting passengers on sandy beach in Antarctica.
Albatross photographed in their Antarctic breeding sites during a One Ocean Expeditions voyage.

Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica

Starting Rate: $13,595.00+

Number of Nights: 17/18

Departs from: PUNTA ARENAS

Returns to: USHUAIA

This voyage includes a flight from Punta Arenas to Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

Experiences:

    Wildlife Identification
    Sea Kayaking
    Photographer in Residence
    Education
    Enhanced Photography
    Family
    Fitness & Yoga
    Photography
    Snowshoeing
    Trekking/Hiking
    Whale Watching
    Zodiac Cruising

Available Dates:

2018
February 3 - 20 Akademik Ioffe Download Trip Notes
October 20 - November 7 Akademik Ioffe Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica

Our most far reaching polar expedition visiting three stunning locations.

Our days are spent cruising in our inflatable Zodiac boats, exploring in the company of expert guides. For the adventurers, we provide plenty of opportunities for long hikes ashore and sea kayaking.



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 w...

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 colored 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 barre...

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 neighboring 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...

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 a...

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 Ele...

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. Weath...

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 harbors 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: join the photographic guide and take close up photos of the penguins or the impossibly blue ice; enjoy a hike to the top of a snowy mountain saddle with one of our adventure guides; or perhaps visit a science base or an old historic hut. The sea kayakers may range up to several miles from the ship, for a truly memorable experience. Each day, you will have a range of great choices. In 2017/18 we will spend one day less along the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands.




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 ...

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 into Ushuaia, Argentina. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home.

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


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Dates

Nights

Ship

Starting Rate

Charter Flights Options
February 3 - 20
2018
17/18 Akademik Ioffe $16,395.00+
One Ocean Suite
$25,995.00

Shackleton Suite
$23,995.00

Superior
$22,495.00

Twin Private
$21,295.00

Semi Private
$19,395.00

Triple Share
$16,395.00


October 20 - November 7
2018
17/18 Akademik Ioffe $13,595.00+
One Ocean Suite
$22,295.00

Shackleton Suite
$20,295.00

Superior
$18,495.00

Twin Private
$17,495.00

Semi Private
$15,595.00

Triple Share
$13,595.00



All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: USD795

*This voyage includes a flight from Punta Arenas to Port Stanley, Falkland Islands.

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