Experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands. This 21-day voyage illuminates Ernest Shackleton’s legend and recounts his courageous exploration of Antarctica. You’ll visit historical sites of past explorers, as well as Shackleton’s final resting place – the wildlife-rich island of South Georgia.

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Starting from $15,999

Rates & Dates Prices are per person and shown in USD.

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Jan 11, 2020 - Jan 31, 2020$16,299
 
$17,299
 
$20,799
 
$22,999
 
$26,199
 
$29,499
 
Feb 11, 2020 - Mar 2, 2020$15,999
 
$16,999
 
$20,599
 
$22,499
 
$25,499
 
$28,999
 

Itinerary

Day 1: Ushuaia

Arrive in Ushuaia at any time. Arrival transfer included. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the world's most southerly city.

Day 2: Ushuaia/Beagle Channel

Enjoy a free morning in Ushuaia. Do any last minute shopping, explore the town, or visit the surrounding countryside. Embarkation on the G Expedition begins in the afternoon at the port in Ushuaia. Enjoy the evening sailing through the Beagle Channel.

Day 3: Beagle Channel/Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

As the G Expedition makes passage east, become acquainted with the ship. Begin lectures and information sessions about the extraordinary human and natural history of the Antarctic region.

Days 4-5: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)/Southern Ocean

The Falkland Islands provide a rare opportunity to witness the biological diversity and extraordinary scenery of the southern islands. Penguins are abundant here, and the Falklands have the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world. In Stanley, meet the hardy local inhabitants whose colorful houses provide contrast to the long, dark winters.

Days 6-7: Southern Ocean/South Georgia

Sailing east, set course for South Georgia. Days at sea are filled with lectures to prepare for landings. Watch for the many whales that inhabit these waters.

Days 8-11: South Georgia/Scotia Sea

Home to many interesting sights (including the grave of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton), South Georgia has several former whaling stations and boasts plenty of wildlife. Visiting a huge colony of king penguins is a major highlight of this part of the journey. Weather permitting, spend three full days exploring the island.

Days 12-13: Scotia Sea/Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula

Sail for two days, retracing Shackleton's route backwards on course towards Elephant Island and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Days 14-18: Tierra de O'Higgins, Peninsula/Drake Passage

Experience some of the most unique wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting), and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adélie penguin rookeries; Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals; and orca, humpback, and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. The peninsula also has a remarkable human history.

Days 19-20: Drake Passage/Ushuaia

Reflect on a memorable adventure and take in some final lectures en route back to Ushuaia. Keep a careful lookout for a last chance to spot whales.

Day 21: Ushuaia

Disembark in the morning.

Highlights

  • Meet hardy locals and spot unique wildlife in the Falkland Islands
  • Explore abandoned whaling stations and visit Shackleton’s grave
  • Walk quietly amongst king penguins and watch them surf onto the beach
  • Learn about the environment and ecology from industry experts
  • Spot whales and seals while cruising past icebergs aboard Zodiacs
  • Set foot on the continent of Antarctica

Included

  • 19 nights aboard the Expedition
  • 1 night hotel in Ushuaia
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Zodiac excursions with our expert expedition team
  • Lectures and educational programs
  • Waterproof boots supplied for USA sizes 6 – 16
  • Expedition parka

OPTIONAL BUENOS AIRES ADD-ON for 2019-2020 season:

Price per person: $999

  • Round trip flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Arrival transfer from the International or Domestic airport
  • One hotel night in Buenos Aires
  • Transfer to Domestic Airport
  • Flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia
  • Flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires domestic airport

Adventure Options

  • Camping: $349
  • Kayaking: $1,499
 

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of expedition cruising, itineraries are subject to change due to weather, ice conditions, natural and cultural events, wildlife viewing opportunities and other logistical considerations. In general, a ship's crew will endeavor to complete the itinerary provided, but the ultimate decision lies with the ship's captain and expedition leaders.

 
 
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