Falkland Islands Exclusive

Ortelius Cruise Ship
Ortelius
116 Passengers
Adventure Options

This 10-day Falkland Islands cruise delivers you to the secret wildlife treasures of the Southern Hemisphere. Combining Argentinian and European cultures, the Falklands are home for multiple species of birds including Magellanic, Gentoo, and Rockhopper penguins.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Embarkation in Puerto Madryn
Days 2 & 3 At Sea
Days 4 to 8 Falkland Islands
Day 9 At Sea
Day 10 Disembark in Ushuaia

Day 1 — Embarkation in Puerto Madryn

In the afternoon, we embark in Puerto Madryn and sail towards the Falkland Islands. Golfo Nuevo is world renowned for their visiting Southern Right whales and we have a good chance to see them as we head towards open ocean.

Days 2 & 3 — At Sea

The ship is followed by several species of albatrosses, storm petrels, shearwaters and diving petrels.

Days 4 to 8 — Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands (Malvinas) offer a wide variety of wildlife, which with caution is easily approachable. In many ways, the islands are largely an unknown selection of wildlife gems mainly known to the wider public for the war between the UK and Argentina in 1982. Not only various species of birds occur here, but chances are great to see both Peale’s dolphin and Commerson’s dolphins in the waters around the islands.

Our itinerary will aim at offering the best of the Falklands and may include:

Steeple Jason Island
The rarely visited Steeple Jason Island is a wild place dominated by wind and waves and the weather and swell conditions will dictate our success. Steeple Jason is the home of the largest Black-browed albatross colony in the world.
Carcass Island
Carcass Island is rodent free and hence has a bounty of birdlife from breeding Magellanic and Gentoo penguins, to numerous waders and passerine birds including several endemics to the islands such as the Cobb’s wren and the Tussack bird.
Saunders Island
On Saunders Island, we can see the majestic Black-browed albatross and their sometimes-clumsy landings near their nesting site along with breeding Imperial shags and Rockhopper penguins. King penguins, Magellanic penguins, and Gentoo penguins are also present here.
West Point Island
West Point Island is equally inhabited by a great number of Black-browed albatrosses and Rockhopper penguins, whereas Grave Cove offers relative shelter and many nesting Gentoo penguins along with excellent hiking opportunities. The large white sandy beach at Volunteer Point is rather exposed but offers a large King penguin rookery along with a plentiful birdlife. Alternatively, Sparrow Cove/ Kidney Cove on the northeast shore of Berkeley Sound not far from Port Stanley offers a great hike to enjoy the views of Kidney Cove and Port Stanley from Mt Low (204 m/671 ft).
Stanley
In Stanley, the capital of the Falklands, we can experience Falkland culture, which has some South American characteristics as well as Victorian charm; colorful houses, well-tended gardens, and English style pubs. In Stanley and the surrounding area, we can see a number of stranded clippers from a century ago. They bear witness to the hardships of sailors in the 19th Century. The small, but very interesting museum is well worth a visit. Approximately 2,100 people live in the small capital in which all passengers are free to wander around on their own.
Bleaker Island
On the northwest side of Bleaker Island we may land at Sandy Bay. Nearby, Big Pond offers excellent wildlife opportunities such as Dark-faced ground-tyrant and Magellanic snipe. There is also easy walking to both Gentoo penguins, Magellanic penguins, Rockhopper penguins, and King cormorants.
Sea Lion Island
Sea Lion Island is very exposed and luck is required to make landfall here. It is the home of the largest breeding colony of Southern elephant seals in the archipelago with approximately 2000 individuals on the northern beaches at this time of year. A good hike will lead to a Southern sea lion haul out. A reasonably easy walk from the landing next to site Coffin’s Harbor at the New Island South Wildlife Reserve will bring rewards such as nesting Black-browed albatrosses and Rock-hopper penguins. A more strenuous hike to Landsend Bluff may offer great views of South American fur seals. The site of the only land based whaling station on the Falkland Island is located to the south of the landing beach.
New Island
Landing at the New Island North Nature Reserve requires a special permit. That pending we may make an afternoon landing in this spectacular place with a last visit to Black-browed albatrosses, South American fur seal, and several other species of birds that call the Falkland Islands home.

Day 9 — At Sea

We head west towards South America followed by numerous sea birds.

Day 10 — We disembark in the morning in Ushuaia

We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

Note: Program may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The expedition leader on board will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Single Supplement is 1.7 times the standard rate. We can pair you with another person of the same gender in Twin Deluxe and below cabins without the Single Supplement pricing.  Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required. Airfare is not included in these prices.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Camping - $180 per night, max 30 people
Kayaking - $465 per trip, max 14 people
Snowshoe - No charge but sign up required

Activities are Free for the “Basecamp Ortelius” voyages (incl. Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop)

Nov 18th voyage includes helicopters.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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$7,9501 Berth$8,9501 Berth$9,850 $10,250Full$10,900Full$11,800 
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or Quadruple category at no additional cost.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Camping - $190 per night, max 30 people
Kayaking - $465 per trip, max 14 people
Snowshoe - No charge but sign up required

Activities are Free for the “Basecamp” voyages (incl. Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop)

Nov 14th, Jan 13th & Feb 16th voyages include helicopters.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

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   Superior
2 windows (minimum) • 1 double bed • 1 single (sofa) bed • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Flatscreen TV • Refrigerator • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
   Twin Deluxe
3 windows • 2 lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Small sofa • Flatscreen TV • Refrigerator • Coffee & tea maker • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
   Twin Window
2 windows • 2 lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Small sofa • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
   Twin Porthole
2 portholes • 2 lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
   Triple Porthole
2 portholes • 1 upper / lower berth + 1 single lower berth • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Hair dryer • Ample storage space
   Quadruple Porthole
2 portholes • 2 upper / lower berths • Private shower & toilet • Desk & chair • Hair dryer • Ample storage space