Falkland Islands and South Georgia Small Ship Expedition

A rich Falkland Islands and South Georgia wilderness experience on board the Magellan Explorer Antarctic cruise ship for
15D/14N Starting at $9990 per person

Start your high-end wilderness adventure in the Falklands Islands and South Georgia.

Feeling more like private yachts than cruise ships, small expedition vessels give you privileged access to the islands of the South Atlantic, taking you where larger ships cannot. With a smaller number of passengers, disembarkation is fast and efficient so you spend time exploring, not waiting.

Falkland Islands and South Georgia Small Ship Expedition

  • Falkland Islands and South Georgia Small Ship Expedition Highlights:
  • A rich wilderness experience
  • The Falklands (Malvinas)
  • In-depth visit to South Georgia

For the 2020-21 season, one departure is available on board the Magellan Explorer - Oct 3-17, 2020.

Strong and agile, Magellan Explorer has been developed from the ground up as the ideal platform for air-cruise operations. Several international polar expedition experts have contributed to the design of the ship. Working with designers, engineers, and naval architects, they developed a wide range of technical solutions designed to enhance the expedition experience of guests.

M/V Magellan Explorer Antarctic Cruise Ship

She is the world’s first expedition ship custom designed for Antarctic air-cruise operations. The ship provides a stylish base for our guests’ adventures, combining excellence in expedition and boutique hospitality.

 

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Falkland Islands and South Georgia Small Ship Expedition Itinerary

Day 1: Port Stanley, embarkation

Pick up at the airport in Port Stanley, town visit, and embarkation.

Day 2: Saunders Island, Carcass Island

During a morning visit to Saunders Island we enjoy the long white-sand beach. A wilderness experience, the main attractions there are rockhopper penguins, nesting black browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins.

In the afternoon we visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.

Day 3: New Island, Weddell Island

We visit New Island, a classic West Falklands experience, with albatross & penguin colonies.

Depending on local conditions, in the afternoon we could visit Weddell Island.

Day 4: Bleaker Island

Morning landing at Bleaker Island. This is a natural reserve with a famous bird area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon we head to South Georgia.

Day 5-6: At Sea

As we sail toward South Georgia, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks.

You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales.

Day 7: Elsehul Bay

Depending on sea conditions over the previous days, arrival is planned for the afternoon. Provided we receive approval from the South Georgia Government, we plan to do an evening Zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay.

Day 8: Grytviken, Fortuna Bay

Our first landing is at Grytviken. We clear Customs and then visit the historical site, with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave.

In the afternoon, we land at Fortuna Bay: Stromness to see king penguins. Here we learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is also an optional 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk”.

Day 9: Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay

In the morning we plan a landing at Gold Harbour. This is a spectacular location with king penguins, elephant seals and hanging glaciers. There are also sooty albatross here.

In the afternoon, we visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins during a Zodiac cruise.

Day 10: St Andrews Bay, Ocean Harbour

St Andrews Bay is the destination of our morning excursion. We see the largest king penguin colony, and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, we plan a Zodiac cruise and landing at Ocean Harbour. The highlights here are a shipwreck and remains of the whaling industry.

Day 11: Prion Island, Salisbury Plain

In the morning we plan to visit Prion Island to see the nesting wandering albatross. In the afternoon, we head to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes.

Day 12-14: At Sea

As we make our way back to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) our program of lectures and presentations continues.

Day 15: Port Stanley, disembarkation

Upon arrival at Port Stanley we disembark and transfer to the airport for the ongoing flight.

 

Price from $9,990.00 per person, based on double occupancy
Days 15
Nights 14
Includes:
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee.
Excludes:
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile, Argentina, and/or the UK, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.
  • Flights, accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary corresponding to each voyage.

"They were outstanding. I would use them again."

The arrangements were perfect and they always responded to emails and calls.

- Marvin R, Mar 2011

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