This voyage combines a rich insight into the pioneering spirit of the early Antarctic explorers with the impressive glaciers and wildlife regions of the Weddell Sea. We commence our journey heading across the Drake Passage and into the cool iceberg filled waters of the Weddell Sea. Weather permitting, we will explore the fossil rich islands and numerous wildlife sanctuaries of the region before making our way onwards to the South Orkney Islands. Following in the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton we trace his epic journey of survival from Elephant Island to South Georgia. Our time in South Georgia will be spent visiting rookeries with literally thousands of King, Macaroni and Rockhopper Penguins. For the more adventurous amongst us, the opportunity to participate in an alpine crossing of the island, adds another dimension to our time here. The remarkable rugged beauty of South Georgia will leave an indelible mark before we bid farewell and continue sailing to the Falkland Islands where we explore the prolific wildlife of the surrounding islands before returning to Ushuaia.
Incredible offers on unforgettable cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Atlantic Islands and the Weddell Sea.
|DAY 1||Embark Ushuaia sail the Beagle Channel|
|DAYS 2/3||Cross the Drake Passage|
|DAYS 4/6||Sail through Antarctic Sound and into the Weddell Sea|
|DAYS 7/8||Elephant Island and South Orkney Islands|
|DAY 9||Cruise the South Scotia Sea towards South Georgia|
|DAYS 10/14||South Georgia, landings mainly along the northeast coast visits to Grytiviken (former sealing and whaling station plus Sir Earnest Shackleton grave), visiting rockhopper penguin colonies, walking Shackleton's Fortuna Bay to Stromness route and numerous other landings or optional alpine crossing of South Georgia|
|DAYS 15/16||Sailing South Scotia Sea towards Falkland Islands|
|DAYS 18/19||Explore Falklands and sail on to Beagle Channel|
|DAY 20||Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes|