Antarctic Express: Fly/Cruise Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands

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Sea Adventurer
117 Passengers
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This voyage offers a comprehensive Antarctic and Southern Ocean experience in significantly less time. You’ll take a short three-hour flight to the white continent to see all the highlights, visit the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, as well as the distinct culture and charm of the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). Exploring extremes is the hallmark of this voyage, which offers unprecedented pristine landscapes and wildlife viewing opportunities. Conclude your once-in-a-lifetime experience with a flight to Punta Arenas, Chile.

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief
- The speed and convenience of flying to Antarctica
- Cruise the peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands
- Unprecedented wildlife viewing: several varieties of penguins, birds, seals and whales
- Visits to historic sites including the grave of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton
- Step foot on the 7th Continent
- Enjoy on board lecturers and educational presentations from Polar specialists

Day 1 — Punta Arenas, Chile

Your journey begins in Punta Arenas. This port city is situated at the southern tip of Chile, on the north bank of the Strait of Magellan. Once a Chilean penal colony, Punta Arenas has transformed into a vibrant city offering you plenty of attractions to explore including historic sites and museums. Explore the city by day, and then join us for an evening dinner to meet your fellow Antarctic fliers.

Day 2 — Embarkation Day

Today you board your chartered flight to Antarctica. The journey over the Drake Passage will take you less than four hours, whereas our ship-based travelers take two days to make the journey by sea. Your first glimpse of Antarctica comes into view shortly before the aircraft descends towards King George Island—hope for clear skies so you can appreciate the vastness of this great continent! You will have some free time to photograph parts of the island and stretch your legs before joining the ship. Once aboard, you’ll have experienced your first trip in a Zodiac and begin your exploration of the Antarctic region.

Days 3 to 6 — Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands

You’ll get a sense that you’ve arrived on a new planet during the start of your Antarctic voyage, as the pristine nature and dramatic environments are like nothing else on earth. From the vessel you can watch whales swim and feed in the nutrient-rich waters and spot penguins porpoising in the water and jumping aboard ice floes. Just as amazing as the wildlife are the towering snow-covered mountains and massive glaciers of the Peninsula, which will be your playground for the next four days.

Every Zodiac excursion and landing presents new sights, sounds and smells. Some landings may be as relaxing as sitting on a beach, taking photographs of curious gentoo penguins. Other landings may provide exhilarating panoramic views of the Antarctic continent by hiking atop a hill. Perhaps you’ll catch a calving glacier crumbling into the sea at Petermann Island, or take a Zodiac cruise in search of fur and elephant seals around Pleneau Island.

Even common travel experiences like mailing a postcard take on an extra level of excitement in Antarctica. While weather and sea conditions determine which landings we can make, your Expedition Team will ensure that each day of your Antarctic adventure leaves a lasting impression.

Days 7 to 9 — At Sea

Your days at sea are enjoyed out on deck or taking in presentations by the Expedition Team.

Days 10 to 12 — South Georgia

With a rich history of exploration in the Antarctic, South Georgia has many stories to tell. You’ll learn that the original inhabitants here arrived to hunt whales and fur and elephant seals to perilously low levels. Thankfully populations have rebounded and whaling and sealing ceases to exist today. You will also see many remnants of these days gone by; including several whaling stations and other abandoned outposts.

Perhaps the most historic and famous site on the island is the grave of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. You can visit his grave at the settlement of Grytviken, which is also home to a museum, small gift shop, church and an active scientific research station.

After that history lesson, you’ll surely be ready for some wildlife encounters. South Georgia is sometimes called the Galapagos of the Poles as it is home to a captivating number of inquisitive and curious creatures. Indeed, the number of animals you’ll see here will rival that of all the other days of your voyage combined.

Each landing you make on South Georgia will open your eyes to a new wonder of wildlife; one day may be a beach filled with a hundred thousand pairs of king penguins, the next may present some close encounters with massive elephant seals or the smaller fur seals. Different penguin and bird species utilize the island landscape differently here, making it a fascinating destination teeming with wildlife from the shoreline to the top of the highest grassy hills.

Days 13 and 14 — At Sea

The next few days at sea can be as busy or as relaxing as you desire. Go on deck to spot whales and sea birds flying overhead, or attend lectures from our on-board specialists. Whatever you choose, remember to take a moment to reflect on the amazing creatures you’ve met so far.

Day 15 — Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Upon arrival in the Falklands (Malvinas), you’ll be greeted by a feeling of rugged remoteness. Port Stanley is a unique outpost with a British country-charm to it. There are plenty of churches and museums to explore, as well as some friendly locals willing to chat over a drink at the pub.

Day 16 — Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas

Disembark in Stanley and board a charter flight to Punta Arenas, Chile. Overnight at hotel.

Day 17 — Depart for Home

After breakfast, you are free to continue on your flight homeward.

Important reminder: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy – and excitement – of expedition travel. There are no guarantees that we can achieve everything we set out to accomplish. A measure of flexibility is something all of us must bring to a voyage. There are nearly 200 recognized sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands and the places mentioned above may be changed to others equally as interesting.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Adventure Options: Kayaking - $950, Camping - $250, Snowshoe-Included, Photography-Included. Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Camping is limited to 30 and Kayaking to 16 individuals. Some activities require experience.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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