Combine the beautiful Falkland Islands with South Georgia for a fascinating 15-day expedition with Antarctica 21. Begin your journey in Port Stanley, in the Falkland Islands and watch rockhopper and gentoo penguins in their native habitat. Board Zodiacs and spot Black-browed albatrosses and petrels high above. Hike into local settlements and meet the people who have made this island home for generations.
From there, you'll continue to set sail onboard the Magellan Explorer to South Georgia. Marvel at its majestic mountains which are permanently covered in thick snow and ice. On this island, wildlife is truly king. You'll visit one of the largest king penguin colonies on earth and watch elephant seals relaxing on the shores. As your ship sails from bay to bay, keep an eye out for whales and beautiful seabirds gracing the shorelines.
You will be picked up at the airport in Port Stanley, enjoy a town visit, and embark the Magellan Explorer.
During a morning visit to Saunders Island, you will enjoy the long white-sand beach. A wilderness experience, the main attractions here are rockhopper penguins, nesting black-browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon you'll visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.
Today you'll visit New Island, a classic West Falklands experience, with albatross & penguin colonies. Depending on local conditions, in the afternoon you could visit Weddell Island.
In the morning you'll make a landing at Bleaker Island. This is a natural reserve with a famous bird area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon your ship will head to South Georgia.
As your ship sails toward South Georgia, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales.
Depending on sea conditions over the previous days, arrival is planned for the afternoon. Provided approval is received from the South Georgia Government, you will enjoy an evening Zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay.
Your first landing is at Grytviken. You will clear Customs and then visit the historical site, with the museum and Ernest Shackleton’s grave. In the afternoon, you land at Fortuna Bay / Stromness to see king penguins. Here you will learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is also an optional 2-3 hour “Shackleton walk”.
In the morning you will hopefully be landing at Gold Harbour. This is a spectacular location with king penguins, elephant seals and hanging glaciers. There are also sooty albatross here. In the afternoon, you will visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins during a Zodiac cruise.
St Andrews Bay is the destination of our morning excursion. You will see the largest king penguin colony and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, you will take a Zodiac cruise and land at Ocean Harbour. The highlights here are a shipwreck and remains of the whaling industry.
In the morning you will visit Prion Island to see the nesting wandering albatross. In the afternoon, you will head to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes.
Today your ship will make its way back to the Falkland Islands and a program of lectures and presentations continues.
Upon arrival at Port Stanley, you will disembark and transfer to the airport for the ongoing flight.
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