Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands 2022
Next DepartureMar. 1, 2022
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, Kayaking, Lectures, Photography, Wildlife observations, Zodiac
On this extraordinary 19-day voyage, follow in the wake of courageous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica and the South Shetlands before heading via Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea to South Georgia and Falkland Islands. On board Ocean Victory
ARRIVAL AND EMBARKATION IN USHUAIA.
Arrive and embark in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost town. Explore the quaint city or local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path to the raw, natural archipelago of Tierra del Fuego. It's a hiker's paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and boggy quagmires. In the afternoon, we board our ship, Ocean Victory.
Our journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.
AT SEA. DRAKE PASSAGE, KING GEORGE ISLAND
Sailing onward, we cross the famed Drake Passage - a body of water that marks the intersection of the cold Antarctic with the warmer Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Drake Passage is known for strong westerly winds, heavy sea, and its nickname ‘The Roaring Fifties’. While this passage may be challenging, you can rest confidently aboard our expedition vessel, Ocean Victory, which is purpose-built with stabilizers, powerful engines and a highly qualified crew. The most spirited sailors consider Drake Passage a lifetime achievement – and soon you can tick it off on the list yourself! In the Drake, the excitement builds as Antarctic wildlife comes into view with our first sight of seals, penguins and albatrosses. Having crossed the Drake, we will explore the sub-Antarctic islands of the South Shetland chain and be marveled by the captivating landscapes we will encounter along the way. Weather permitting, we hope to make our first landfall on King George Island before continuing further south to the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.
ANTARCTIC SOUND AND WEDDELL SEA
DRAKE PASSAGE AND SOUTH GEORGIA
SOUTH ATLANTIC, APPROACHING FALKLAND ISLANDS
PORT STANLEY AND FALKLAND ISLANDS
During the morning we approach Falkland Islands and in the early afternoon Ocean Victory will cast anchor the sheltered natural harbor of Port Stanley. Utilizing our Zodiacs, we will land in town center, and take a leisurely stroll through the streets of Stanley.
On the following day we will make landings – weather permitting – at two of the islands’ many magnificent wildlife spots.
AT SEA TOWARD SOUTH AMERICA. USHUAIA, DISEMBARKATION
We are now into the last leg of this adventurous voyage, heading back to Ushuaia.
After a hearty farewell to vessel and crew, we disembark in the morning after breakfast.
19-day cruise with accommodation in a shared double cabin featuring en suite facilities
All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
Rubberboots provided for entire voyage
Guiding and lectures by our experienced expedition leader and team
English-speaking expedition team
Free photo workshop from experienced photographer onboard
Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Free tea and coffee 24 hours daily
Welcome and farewell drinks
Online visual journal access after your voyage with photos, species list, log and more!
Taxes and port fees
Extra excursions and activities not mentioned in the itinerary
Single room supplement and cabin upgrades
Meals not on board the ship
Beverages (other than coffee and tea)
Tips for the crew (we recommend USD 13.5 per person per day)
Anything not mentioned under ’Inclusions’