One Ocean Expeditions

Antarctica Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica 19 / 20 nights

This is our most far-reaching polar expedition, taking in three different locations including one of the greatest wildlife shows on Earth.

The wild and remote environments of the sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands and the island of South Georgia are home to a proliferation of unique wildlife and birdlife. There are penguin rookeries with more than 100,000 nesting birds, the beaches are covered in fur seals and elephant seals, while seabirds, including many of the albatross species, nest and raise their young. The islands have a fascinating human history as well which we will explore with our onboard experts and professional photographers. After exploring these sub-Antarctic islands we will continue to push south to the frozen continent itself, Antarctica. Icebergs in all shapes and sizes fill the waters, and yet more unique wildlife can be found living in sizable colonies. The waters are full of life and we frequently encounter whales including humpback, minke and orca.

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Special Guests

Paul Zizka

Photographer

Prolific adventurer and award winning Canadian photographer. Travel with Paul and receive some pro-tips on how to hone your photography skills.

November 27 - December 17, 2020

Dave Brosha

Photographer

Award winning Canadian photographer, Dave is a creative master at photo storytelling. He has amassed an impressive set of skills and knowledge that he will share with passengers.

November 27 - December 17, 2020

Daisy Gilardini

Photographer

As an environmental photographer, Daisy captures the full spectrum of the world's natural beauty in each shot. Her specialities include landscapes and wildlife. Travel with Daisy and learn from her expertise.

November 6 - 21, 2019, October 8 - 27, 2020

David McEown

Artist

David used watercolours to capture the beauty of glaciers and icebergs. Watch as he creates beautiful paintings on site while navigating the polar waters.

November 6 - 21, 2019, October 8 - 27, 2020

Falkland Islands South Georgia and Antarctica map of One Ocean Expeditions travel package to both destinations.

Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica

Starting Rate: US$18,195.00+

Number of Nights: 19 / 20

Departs from: PUNTA ARENAS / SANTIAGO

Returns to: USHUAIA / SANTIAGO

Please check trip notes for your chosen departure for exact flight details. NEW - all private air charters included for Antarctica 2020/2021 season

Experiences:

    Education
    Wildlife Viewing
    Zodiac Cruising
    Photography
    Photography Symposiums
    Hiking
    Sea Kayaking
    Camping
    History
    Ornithology
    Health & Wellness
    Family

Available Dates:

2020
October 8 - 27 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes
November 27 - December 17 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica

NEW for 2020/2021 Antarctic season - please check trip notes for information on your pre-voyage hotel night and private air charter flight, now included in the voyage fare for the Antarctic 2020/2021 season.

Please note this is a SAMPLE ITINERARY and subject to change. Oct 8th, 2020 voyage is a 'Photography Symposium' featuring Daisy Gilardini. Nov 27th, 2021 voyage has an 'Enhanced Photography Program' featuring Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha. Itineraries differ slightly, please reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure details.



Day 1

Santiago, Chile

Once you’ve arrived in Santiago, the cultural centre of Chile, make your way to our signature hotel for an included pre-voyage stay. This evening, ...

Once you’ve arrived in Santiago, the cultural centre of Chile, make your way to our signature hotel for an included pre-voyage stay. This evening, we encourage you to visit the welcome desk set up in the lobby of the hotel to check in with the One Ocean Expeditions' representative and to collect luggage tags for your voyage.




Day 2

Stanley, Falkland Islands

We depart Santiago this morning on our private air charter (this flight is included in the price of your voyage) direct to Stanley, the small capit...

We depart Santiago this morning on our private air charter (this flight is included in the price of your voyage) direct to Stanley, the small capital of the Falkland Islands. We are met on arrival and transfer from the airport into town. There is time to explore the town or enjoy a guided visit to nearby Gypsy Cove which provides our first opportunity for observing the local wildlife, including nesting Magellanic penguins and other sea birds.




Days 3 - 4

At Sea - Towards South Georgia

This stretch of the South Atlantic is rich in its bio-diversity and showcases an abundance of astonishing wildlife. We are joined by hundreds of se...

This stretch of the South Atlantic is rich in its bio-diversity and showcases an abundance of astonishing wildlife. We are joined by hundreds of seabirds including the wandering albatross. Giant petrels and smaller Cape petrels are also constant companions as we make our way to South Georgia. Photographing these magnificent birds takes patience and skill and our photography expert will be on hand to show you the best techniques. Join the ship’s Captain on the bridge and learn about the operations of our modern research vessel.




Days 5 - 8

South Georgia

The island of South Georgia has often been called the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ – and as we approach the deep bays of this rugged, rocky ou...

The island of South Georgia has often been called the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ – and as we approach the deep bays of this rugged, rocky outcrop you begin to see why. Launching the Zodiacs we begin our exploration of the island in the vicinity of Elsehul Bay. Large numbers of fur seals and the much larger elephant seal line the beaches. Living in the tussock grass, king penguins and their chicks may number up to 100,000 birds in some locations, including Salisbury Plains, St Andrews Bay and Gold Harbor. The island is also home to large numbers of nesting albatross and they fill the skies above. South Georgia is a thrilling location for history buffs as the rusting relics of the early whaling industry are all around us. A highlight is a visit to Grytviken – the largest of the former whaling stations on the island, and where we visit the gravesite of Shackleton, buried here in 1921.




Days 9 - 11

At Sea - Towards Antarctica

Weather and ice will dictate our crossing of the Scotia Sea from South Georgia to Antarctica, leading us perhaps to the South Orkney Islands or Ele...

Weather and ice will dictate our crossing of the Scotia Sea from South Georgia to Antarctica, leading us perhaps to the South Orkney Islands or Elephant Island. As with all of our itinerary planning, our Expedition Leader and Captain will make a decision based on the conditions at the time. The South Orkney Islands represent the peaks of a submarine mountain range called the Scotia Arc, connecting South Georgia to the South Shetland Islands. Often shrouded in fog and surrounded by ice much of the year, a chance to visit these islands doesn’t come often. As we edge ever closer to the frozen continent, large icebergs announce our arrival in Antarctic waters.




Days 12 - 15

Antarctic Sound and Gerlache Strait

After so much anticipation, we enter the icy waters of the Antarctic Peninsula in the vicinity of Mikkelson Harbour or Cierva Cove. Snow covered mo...

After so much anticipation, we enter the icy waters of the Antarctic Peninsula in the vicinity of Mikkelson Harbour or Cierva Cove. Snow covered mountains soar from the dark waters. Along the shoreline in the bays and harbors of the Peninsula lives an incredible abundance of wildlife. Large rookeries are home to chinstrap, gentoo and Adelie penguins. Seals live on the ice floes, including the powerful leopard seal that we hope to encounter. Gulls, skuas and cormorants are also found nesting and feeding at many sites along the Antarctic Peninsula.




Days 16 - 17

South Shetland Island and Antarctica

Around 60 miles off the coast of the Antarctic mainland lies the South Shetland Island chain. Possible landing sites might include King George Isla...

Around 60 miles off the coast of the Antarctic mainland lies the South Shetland Island chain. Possible landing sites might include King George Island, Half Moon Island, Yankee Harbour or Hannah Point. Weather conditions permitting we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera of Deception Island.




Days 18 - 19

At Sea - Towards Falkland Islands

Sailing northeast towards the Falkland Islands we are joined by hundreds of seabirds, including the wandering albatross who we come to know well on...

Sailing northeast towards the Falkland Islands we are joined by hundreds of seabirds, including the wandering albatross who we come to know well on this journey. Giant petrels and smaller Cape petrels are also constant companions. As we make our way back to Stanley, the educational presentations continue, and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader.




Day 20

West Point Island & Saunders Island

Arriving into the Falkland Islands overnight, we explore the island of West Point and nearby Saunders Island – in the West Falkland archipelago. We...

Arriving into the Falkland Islands overnight, we explore the island of West Point and nearby Saunders Island – in the West Falkland archipelago. West Point is known for its rockhopper penguin rookeries and substantial nesting black-browed albatross colony. The opportunity to observe these spectacular birds in close proximity on the nest is an immense privilege and an experience not easily forgotten.




Day 21

Arrive Stanley (Falkland Islands) Voyage Concludes

This morning we find ourselves back in the port of Stanley. We say goodbye to our crew and after some free time in town, make our way to the airpor...

This morning we find ourselves back in the port of Stanley. We say goodbye to our crew and after some free time in town, make our way to the airport for our return private air charter to Santiago (included in the price of your voyage).


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica - Photography Symposium
October 8 - 27 2020 19 / 20 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$18,195.00+
Charter Flights Included
One Ocean Suite




US$27,295.00
Shackleton Suite




US$24,795.00
Superior Plus




US$22,495.00
Superior




US$21,995.00
Twin Private




US$20,695.00
Main Deck Triple




US$18,195.00
Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica - Enhanced Photography
November 27 - December 17 2020 19 / 20 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$21,795.00+
Charter Flights Included
One Ocean Suite




US$32,595.00
Shackleton Suite




US$29,495.00
Superior Plus




US$26,995.00
Superior




US$26,295.00
Twin Private




US$25,295.00
Main Deck Triple




US$21,795.00

All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).
Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: USD795
*Please check trip notes for your chosen departure for exact flight details. NEW - all private air charters included for Antarctica 2020/2021 season

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