Antarctica, Falklands, and South Georgia: Sail The Drake

AvionBAE-146
Fly and Cruise — Magellan Explorer
69 Passengers
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This expedition takes you to the extremes of the Southern Hemisphere: Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas).

Included in the Program:
• Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
• Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary.
• Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
• Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
• Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship.
• Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
• Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
• All guided shore excursions.
• Lectures and entertainment on board.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
Days 2 & 3 Drake Passage
Days 4 to 6 Exploring Antarctica
Day 7 Elephant Island
Days 8 & 9 Sailing to South Georgia
Days 10 to 12 South Georgia
Days 13 to 15 Sailing towards the Falklands (Malvinas)
Days 16 & 17 The Falkland Islands
Day 18 At Sea and Beagle Channel
Day 19 Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 1 — Ushuaia, Argentina

Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board Magellan Explorer and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Antarctica.

Days 2 & 3 — Drake Passage

As you sail through the Drake Passage, attend an engaging program of presentations. After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready for icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land.

Days 4 to 6 — Exploring Antarctica

The expedition team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, disembarking each day by Zodiac to explore the landscape. Explore several spots in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Enjoy the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales, as you travel along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs.

Day 7 — Elephant Island

Sailing north, we hope to stop at Elephant Island. It was here that the crew of explorer Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men carried on to South Georgia. While the stormy conditions of this area rarely allow a shore landing, you will see the island from the ship.

Days 8 & 9 — Sailing to South Georgia

As we sail northward, our historian and our naturalists offer a series of presentations. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge, while keeping an eye out for the region’s abundant birdlife.

Days 10 to 12 — South Georgia

The island of South Georgia is a diverse landscape of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands and deep fjords. Visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken, where you may pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton. At St. Andrew’s Bay be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 king penguins. At Cooper Island, the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses, see a large colony of macaroni penguins. If the weather is favorable, visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, and Elsehul Bay.

Days 13 to 15 — Sailing towards the Falklands (Malvinas)

As the ship heads to the Falklands (Malvinas), the program of shipboard presentations continues. Use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the outside decks.

Days 16 & 17 — The Falkland Islands

Visit Port Stanley, an outpost of British culture in the South Atlantic. At Saunders Island and West Point, important birding areas, you can expect to see rockhopper penguins, macaroni penguins, black-browed albatrosses, among others.

Day 18 — At Sea and Beagle Channel

Approach the South American continent and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island as you make your way to Ushuaia.

Day 19 — Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates are per person, double occupancy. Single travelers wanting to share can do so in Porthole and Veranda Cabins only. Triple cabins are for 3 people traveling together only.

If wanting to book a single cabin and no single cabins are available, single supplement is 1.85 x shared cost for Porthole and Veranda Cabins and 2x the shared cost for all other cabins.

Kayaking Option - $895 - 10 total kayak spots. Book and pay prior to departure.
Snowshoeing/Hiking Option - $85/excursion - limited to 12 participants. Book and pay onboard.

A minimum of $50,000 USD worth of emergency evacuation insurance is mandatory for these voyage.

Single travelers who book a Twin Cabin on a shared basis will be accommodated in single rooms at the hotel at single supplement rates.

Preferred seating is available on the Antarctica flight ($495 R/T). Preferred seating is at the front of the aircraft in either a window or aisle seat with an empty middle seat between.

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

DeckPlan_MagellanExplorer

    Grand Suite
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed (queen only in #405) • Separate living area with queen-size sofa-bed and coffee table • Desk and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas • 2 armchairs with side tables • 2 private balconies with sitting areas • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • 2 larger private bathrooms with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
440 sq ft / 40 m²
    Penthouse Suite
Located on Deck 5 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Separate sitting area with sofa and coffee table • Desk and chair • 2 armchairs • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Closed-circuit TV screen • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • Larger private bathroom with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
330 sq ft / 30 m²
  Deluxe Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed (queen only in #409) • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • Larger private bathroom with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Porthole Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 2 twin beds or 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 2 armchairs with side table • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Single Veranda Cabin
Located on Deck 3 • 1 king-size bed • Desk and chair • 1 armchair with side table • Private balcony with sitting area • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Private bathroom with separate shower • Bathroom amenities • Bathrobe and slippers
220 sq ft / 20 m²
  Triple Suite
Located on Deck 4 • 2 twin beds and 1 queen-size bed (max. occupancy 3 people) • Separate living area with sofa and coffee table • Desks and chair sets in both living and bedroom areas • 2 armchairs with side tables • 2 private balconies with sitting areas • Combo Euro-American electrical outlets with USB port • Safe • Telephone • Hairdryer • Selection of snacks restocked daily • Mini-bar restocked daily • Coffee maker • 2 larger private bathrooms with separate shower • Premium bathroom amenities • Bathrobes and slippers
440 sq ft / 40 m²