ANTARCTIC CIRCLE AND FALKLANDS
Reach the Antarctic Circle in just 10 nights
ANTARCTIC CIRCLE AND FALKLANDS
ANTARCTIC CIRCLE AND FALKLANDS
12 DAYS DEC - FEB

We’ll use flights in and out to save time, crossing the Drake Passage in just over two hours, instead of 2 days, and saving three and a half sea days in total! This voyage includes a possible EIGHT days of off ship excursions and visits all the classic Antarctic peninsula locations. For a relatively short voyage, this trip packs a serious punch and offers fantastic diversity of scenery, wildlife, historic and scientific interest.

Tour Highlights
  • CROSS THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE
  • 8 DAYS OF EXCURSIONS
  • ALL THE CLASSIC PENINSULA LOCATIONS
  • THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
  • OPPORTUNITY TO CAMP ASHORE

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Antarctica, The Falkland Islands, Antarctic Circle

  • When
    :

    January, February, December

  • What
    :

    Cruise, Nature

THE FALKLANDS

The abundance and accessibility (once you get there) of the wildlife at home, in their natural habitat have rightly earned The Falkland’s the nickname – “The Galapagos of the South”.  Multiple penguin species, large albatross colonies, and a multitude of marine mammals are just some of the highlights.

Itinerary

Arrive today in Punta Arenas and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Fly from Punta Arenas to Stanley in the Falkland Islands. Transfer to the ship and in the evening we will cast off, bound for Antarctica.

Spend time on the bridge or outer decks watching the seabirds soar around the ship. Our on board polar experts will educate us on the wonders of the South Atlantic Ocean, Antarctic eco-systems and the history of early polar exploration.

This morning we are in position at King George Island with good opportunities for shore landings. This afternoon we continue our journey south, ever closer to the Antarctic
coastline. This is an important migration corridor for wildlife and we keep a lookout for whales.
By morning, the towering mountain peaks of the Antarctic continent loom into view and we should make landfall around Wilhelmina

Given favourable ice conditions, our first goal will be to sail south of the Antarctic Circle and into Crystal Sound. A favoured landing site here is Detaille Island, home to an abandoned British science hut from the 1950’s.

We aim to transit the Lemaire Channel on our way north towards Paradise Harbour. This may be the first opportunity to step foot on the continent of Antarctica itself. Nearby Neko
Harbour offers another continental landing. Both locations offer terrific hiking opportunities up to panoramic view points. For the sea kayakers, the paddling opportunities here are endless.
Expect to be in full sensory overload by this time of the voyage. By morning we arrive in the South Shetland Islands. Charting a course for King George Island in early evening light, we enjoy a special dinner attended by the Captain.

This morning we are anchored off King George Island. We say goodbye to our crew, and are transferred to the airstrip for the two-hour flight to Punta Arenas.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices person, sharing a cabin in USD.

     

    2017/
    2018 
    TRIPLE SHARE SEMI PRIVATE TWIN PRIVATE SUPER SHACKLETON SUITE ONE OCEAN SUITE
    12JAN
    19JAN
    09FEB

    $10,695 $12,695 $13,695 $14,395 $15,795 $17,395
    2018/
    2019

    28DEC
    11JAN
    08FEB

    $11,195 $13,195 $14,295 $14,995 $16,495 $18,095

    Single travellers can choose to share with another traveller (matched based on gender and age) and pay the above prices.
    Sole use of a cabin has a 50% surcharge, and 100% for Suites.

INCLUDES

    Arrival transfer and one night pre-cruise accommodation.
    (based on twin share – 50% discount for single travellers)
    Flights:
    Punta Arenas – Port Stanley
    King George Island – Punta Arenas

    Extensive pre-departure information package
    Educational presentations from experienced guides such as ornithologists, glaciologists, historians, geologists, naturalists and marine mammals experts
    Photography advice and instructions from the resident photographer.
    All zodiac and landing excursions
    All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
    One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
    Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
    Coffee, tea & hot chocolate available anytime
    Sauna, Plunge Pool filled with sea water, Hot Tub
    Experienced doctor on each journey
    Multimedia Room to download images, with Lightroom, Adobe, Photoshop and card readers are available for use on MAC and PC computers

    Expedition Gear Package for duration of the voyage – valued at US$1,000
    Windproof / waterproof jacket and bib pants
    Comfortable insulated rubber boots
    Water resistant binoculars
    Waterproof backpack
    Trekking poles available on shore

    Optional

    Sea Kayaking at an extra cost of US$695 (Arctic) US$795 (Antarctic) per person.
    Pre-registration required at time of booking.
    Overnight Camping (Antarctica only, included in the voyage price), no pre-registration required. Camping is available on select departures only and can be affected by itinerary and weather conditions. Please ask us for further details.

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