Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Luxury Explorer

Start your adventure in Puerto Madryn, a mecca for southern right whales and then sail to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, stopping off at the Falkland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula en route. This three week odyssey on a stylish 110-passenger ship, with cavernous suites and fine dining offers the very best of the Southern Ocean, at a fair price.

21 Days

$14,295

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Luxury Explorer - 21 - $14,295

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 10 days ‘off ship’ exploring - The Falklands (2), Antarctica (4), South Georgia (4)
  • This very comfortable ship’s amazing guides and state-of-the-art stabilisers really help make the difference
  • Optional kayaking (additional charge)
  • Complimentary Ushuaia 5* hotel stay, parka jacket, wine with dinner & 100 mins free WiFi

Start from Puerto Madryn and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks visited on Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Luxury Explorer

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1 - Puerto Madryn:

Located in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Puerto Madryn is a popular destination for wildlife excursions: considered to be the best place in Argentina to see Southern right whales. Here, you can take a whale watching trip, look for nesting cormorants and elephant seals, or experience a walk through a colony of Magellanic penguins and myriad species of native seabirds. There will be an optional evening briefing which is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travellers.


Day 2 - Embarkation:

Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by the Expedition Team and ship’s officers at a safety and orientation briefing which is followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. Then, watch the city lights fade in the fresh night air as we set sail.


Days 3 & 4 - Southern Ocean:

As we sail south, albatrosses, prions, and petrels will frequently follow the ship. Our Expedition Team will join you out on deck spotting the whales and dolphins that can be seen in the area. Our experts will begin their onboard presentations with informative and entertaining talks on the wildlife, history, and geology of the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas) and the Southern Ocean. You can also attend helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety in our comfortable lounge. Those interested in Citizen Science can take part in SeaBird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way.


Day 5 - West Falklands:

Remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations are the westernmost settled outposts of the Falkland Islands, where sheep graze alongside albatross colonies. You will also find rockhopper, king, and Magellanic penguin rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese graze at the water’s edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for a cup of tea and a slice of cake.


Day 6 - Stanley, East Falkland:

Stanley is easy to discover on foot: most shops and services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool items, and Stanley’s lively pubs are all worth a visit. It is also possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town, with sea lions and Peale’s and Commerson’s dolphins in the harbour and plenty of bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.


Days 7 & 8 - Southern Ocean:

We make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and there will be plenty of wildlife spotting as we officially enter Antarctic waters. Onboard presentations will continue, featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.


Days 9 to 12 - South Georgia:

South Georgia will feature landing sites that host huge elephant seals, aggressive fur seals, gentoo penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, gulls and hundreds of thousands of king penguins, from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults. We will visit historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman’s church, the active British Antarctic Survey station and the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.


Days 13 & 14 - Scotia Sea:

Heading farther south, we keep a regular wildlife watch, observe as the icebergs become more and more plentiful and onboard presentations will continue.


Days 15 to 18 - The Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands:

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we will explore using inflatable Zodiac boats and get a chance to witness nature’s glory up close.  Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and wildlife watching opportunities.  We will aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula, stopping at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, whale feeding areas and bird colonies, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell, crabeater and elephant Seals are often found hauled resting, along with predatory leopard seals and the assertive Antarctic fur seal. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and orca sightings are also common.


Days 19 & 20 - Drake Passage:

We leave this magical place and make our way north. Heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, we will continue our onboard presentation series and wildlife spotting. We celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow as we sail back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel.


Day 21 - Disembarkation:

Morning disembarkation enables you to either catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.


Please Note: This itinerary is for guidance only as each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is key and all part of the adventure of an expeditionary cruise.

What our customers think

About The Ship

  • An elegant 5* yacht for 110 guests
  • Very spacious cabins, double the average
  • 1C ice class + retractable fin stabilisers
  • Optional kayaking
  • Optional camping (on selected departures)
  • Complimentary jacket (on selected departures) & loan of rubber boots
  • Includes a hotel stay 
John Newby

It's rare to find a ship combining such comfort with a really strong expedition team - worth every penny.

John Newby Polar Specialist

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices quoted below are per person based on 2 people sharing. Cabin availability changes all the time so please contact us for up-to-date details and information on specific cabin availability.

Single Veranda
Triple Suite
Porthole Suite
Twin Window
Promenade Suite
Deluxe Suite
Veranda Suite
Penthouse Suite
Owner's Suite
November 2019
2-Nov-2019 Full Full* Full Full Full Full Full Full Full
November 2020
2-Nov-2020 Full $14,295* $17,595 $19,495 $19,995 $20,495 $21,995 $24,595 $26,495

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $14295

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo who want their own cabin, this ship has a good number of dedicated single cabins, please contact us for details. 

Children aged 12 years old or over are welcome. There isn't any concession on pricing. 

Optional Adventure Activities

Enhance your trip with the following add ons. Limited places per activity.
Get in contact to check availability.

Activity Cost Additional Information
Add on icon Kayaking Kayaking $895 Basic competency required. Limited spaces.

Includes

  • All airport/ hotel/ ship transfers on Day 1
  • A choice of a beverage with dinner
  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • Daily international news service
  • Post voyage digital log
  • Two pre-voyage 5* hotel nights in Ushuaia
  • Free public internet & 200Mb of Wi-Fi
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals during the voyage on full board
  • All shore excursions and zodiac activities
  • Educational lectures by expert onboard polar guides
  • Access to an onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • Loan of rubber boots for the voyage's duration
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Port taxes and any entry fees to historic landing sites
  • Promenade cabins and higher cabins include complimentary minibar, welcome chocolates, champagne and Nespresso machine on request

Excludes

  • Any flights to and from points of embarkation/disembarkation
  • Any additional pre/post land services, including meals
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional non-complimentary adventure activities (e.g. kayaking)
  • Visa, passport and any vaccination expenses
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g. laundry, beverages and communication
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

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