FALKLAND ISLANDS, SOUTH GEORGIA & ANTARCTICA
Next DepartureDec. 21, 2021
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, Kayaking, Lectures, Photography, Wildlife observations, Zodiac
On this extraordinary 22-day voyage, explore the Falkland Islands and spend days around the enigmatic South Georgia Island before heading to the South Shetlands Islands and the Antarctic peninsula. A complete voyage with many highlights. On board Ocean Atlantic.
Departing Ushuaia in Argentina, our first adventure will be a visit to the fascinating Falkland Islands. The capital of Port Stanley with its quaint English architecture is on our list as well as Zodiac landings and wildlife observations on pristine and sheltered beaches. Our next stop is South Georgia Island, which is one of world’s greatest natural wonders. Wildlife-packed beaches, active research stations, former whaling stations and a visit to Shackleton’s final resting place are on our agenda for the next 5 days. From here we plot our course towards the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Once at the South Shetland Islands, we will make Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and fascinating lookouts. The Subantarctic islands and Antarctic Peninsula are a nature photographer’s paradise and we will attempt as many shore landings as possible per day, weather conditions permitting, bringing you close to Antarctica’s beauty.
After leaving the Antarctic behind us, we spend the last seadays bird watching from the top deck and attending lectures, workshops and photo re-caps in one of the ship's lounges as we cross the mighty Drake Passage.
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. Afterwards we embark the ship Ocean Atlantic, our home for the coming days.
Our journey begins as we navigate through the calms of Beagle Channel, a strait in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.
AT SEA TOWARDS THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
While we make our way towards the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) there will be plenty of time to get to know the ship as well as participating in the many activities offered on board. Lectures about wildlife and the history of the Falkland Islands will be held, and our experienced expedition team will share stories and lectures that vary based on the locations we visit and their areas of expertise.
FALKLAND ISLANDS, VISIT PORT STANLEY
During the morning we approach Falkland Islands and in the early afternoon Ocean Atlantic will cast anchor by the sheltered natural harbor of Port Stanley. Stanley is the capital of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), a remote South Atlantic archipelago. 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, where penguins and other sea birds gather.
AT SEA TOWARDS SOUTH GEORGIA
Days at sea are great for participating in lectures, photo sessions and recaps, reading books in the ship library and watching the ubiquitous storm petrels and albatrosses from top deck. From photography workshops to lectures on the regions we visit by our knowledgeable expedition team and guest lecturers. Additionally, a raffle or auction onboard usually takes place during this time, to raise funds for charitable organizations focused on global issues and local environmental solutions. In this case, for example, South Georgia Heritage Trust, Whale & Dolphin Conservation, and more. Take this opportunity to give back to the world while educating yourself on the subjects that these organizations support in a fun and enjoyable time.
SOUTH GEORGIA ISLAND, WILDLIFE PARADISE OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
AT SEA TOWARDS THE SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS. LECTURES AND BIRD WATCHING
ANTARCTIC PENINSULA AND SOUTH SHETLAND ISLANDS
CROSSING DRAKE TOWARDS USHUAIA
ARRIVAL IN USHUAIA AND DISEMBARKATION