A UNIQUE EXPEDITION VISITING THE WEDDELL SEA AND FALKLAND ISLANDS
This exciting expedition provides great diversity and will appeal to those seeking the complete Antarctic experience. It includes the South Shetland Islands, the western and northern sections of the Antarctic Peninsula, the stunning Weddell Sea region located on the eastern side of the Peninsula, and the historic location of Elephant Island. Adding to the experience will be a visit to several locations in the Falkland Island archipelago – home to nesting albatross and the colourful King penguin.
These diverse locations feature their own unique attractions. Expect stunning glaciated scenery along the Antarctic Peninsula, enormous Adelie penguin rookeries and the flattopped ‘tabular’ icebergs in the Weddell Sea, rich history in the South Shetlands and Elephant Island – and observe several new wildlife species in the Falklands.
We maximize our time on this voyage by flying from South America to Antarctica, saving the two days crossing the Drake Passage. A further day and a half is saved by flying from the Falkland Islands back to South America at the conclusion of the voyage. The time saved by flying equals more time exploring down among the ice in Antarctica. Over the course of the journey, you can expect to be off the ship exploring for a busy nine of those 13-days.
This unique expedition includes an extra day of exploration in the Falkland Islands compared to similar itineraries. We use this additional time to visit some of the hidden gems.
- Fantastic glaciated scenery of the Antarctic Peninsula and Gerlache coastline
- Exciting ice navigation and large penguin rookeries in the Weddell Sea region
- Visits to historic sites and science stations
- Varied wildlife encounters in the Falkland Islands – including King penguins!
PUNTA ARENAS – KING GEORGE ISLAND – FALKLAND ISLANDS
20 JANUARY – 01 FEBRUARY 2020
CRUISE, NATURE AND WILDLIFE
- Zodiac excursions
- Onshore hiking options
- Wildlife observation
- Sea kayaking available
- Whale watching
- Camping on shore
- Educational presentations
- Active Cruising & Wellness