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Springtime in South Georgia, Falklands and Antarctica

Setting sail from Montevideo, Uruguay in late October, be aboard the first ship south for the season. It's a special time in South Georgia with the beaches packed with breeding Elephant Seals, while Antarctica lies pristine and untouched, awaiting the summer’s visitors. Stunning sunsets and favourable photographic conditions.

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Trip type

Falklands & S. Georgia

Trip length

22 Days


$13,999 -$25,799

Ship Comfort

Comfort & Adventure

Springtime in South Georgia, Falklands and Antarctica - 22 Days - $13,999

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 10 days ‘off ship’ exploring - The Falklands (2), South Georgia (4) & Antarctica (4)
  • Setting sail from Uruguay, you’ll get to experience the changes in climate and wildlife as you venture southwards
  • We like this ship for spacious cabins, 200 degree observation lounge & heated mudroom
  • Antarctic operational experience since 2009
  • Expedition staff to guest ratio of 1:10
  • Kayaking & camping (additional cost)
  • Complimentary pre-embarkation hotel stay, parka jacket + metal water bottle

Start from Montevideo and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks potentially visited on Springtime in South Georgia, Falklands and Antarctica

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Montevideo

Arrive in Montevideo at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Uruguay's capital city.

Day 2: Depart Montevideo 

Today we embark on the expedition vessel. The group will leave the hotel together in the early afternoon. The morning is free for you to do any last minute shopping or visit one of Montevideo's colourful neighbourhoods. The evening is spent onboard the ship sailing southwards towards the Falkland Islands. (breakfast and dinner included)

Days 3-5: At Sea towards Falklands

As we make the passage south you have time to become acquainted with the ship and our onboard staff and crew. Spend time on deck spotting wildlife including albatross and always keeping ready for spotting whales and dolphins. We also introduce our lecture and educational sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region begin.

Days 6-7: The Falkland Islands 

The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins and albatross are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colourful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters.

Days 8-9: At Sea towards South Georgia

With the course set for South Georgia, days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare for landings. Look out for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

Days 10-13: South Georgia

Home to many interesting sites (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visit a huge colony of king penguins, a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, enjoy 3-4 days free to explore this island.

Days 14-15: At sea towards Antarctica

Plotting a southwesterly course across the Scotia Sea, sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards.

Days 16-19: Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands

Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the South Shetland Islands, just north of the Antarctic Peninsula. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adelie penguin rookeries; Weddell, Crabeater, and Leopard seals; and Orca, Humpback, and Minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters.

Days 20-21: At sea towards Ushuaia

While crossing the legendary Drake Passage, reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures on route back to Ushuaia. Keep a careful look out for a last chance to spot whales.

Day 22: Depart Ushuaia 

Disembark in the morning after included breakfast.

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.

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What our customers think of Springtime in South Georgia, Falklands and Antarctica

Springtime in South Georgia, Falklands and Antarctica trips scored 3.5/5 from 1 reviews

The expedition team were very professional, friendly and showed a great attitude in the application of their roles.

Travelled: October 2023

Alistair Campbell - UK


I really like this ship's style. A proper expedition vessel with all the kit and caboodle that goes with that.

Alex Mudd Head of Swoop Antarctica

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

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



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* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $13999

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo who would like their own cabin, the single supplement is 1.7 times the cost of a single berth. Please contact us for details. There is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin. 

Children aged 10 years old or over are permitted on this trip. There isn't any concession on pricing. Please contact us for details.

Optional Adventure Activities

Enhance your trip with the following add ons. Limited places per activity.
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Activity Cost Additional Information
Add on icon Kayaking Kayaking $1,299 Kayaking competency required.


  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • One night's hotel stay with breakfast
  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • 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 landing sites


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

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