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This is the rare opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the great explorer, Ernest Shackleton.  Visit the gigantic tabular icebergs of the Weddell Sea, explore Elephant Island, keep watch for blue, sei and fin whales and immerse yourself in the wildlife mecca of South Georgia – home to the largest king penguin rookeries in the world, mating elephant seals and wandering albatross nests.

Highlights

  • Retrace Shacklton’s courageous voyage
  • Discover the largest colonies of King Penguins on earth at South Georgia
  • Join the penguins and seals as you set foot on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Attempt to land on historic Elephant Island aboard Zodiacs
  • Cruise past enormous tabular icebergs in the Weddell Sea
  • Keep watch for blue, sei and fin whales in the Scotia Sea
  • Opportunity to trek across South Georgia following Shacklton’s footsteps

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 – Ushuaia
Days 2 to 3 – Drake Passage
Days 4 to 6 – Antarctica Peninsula, Weddell Sea
Day 7 – Elephant Island
Days 8 to 9 – Scotia Sea
Day 10 – South Georgia
Days 11 to 15 South Georgia
Days 16 to 17 – Scotia Sea
Day 18 – Falkland Islands to Santiago (or Punta Arenas)

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  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind.
  • As supporters of the Marine Conservation Society, booking with us helps support the protection of our oceans.

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