Circumnavigation of South Georgia with the Falkland IslandsOctober 22, 2015 - November 9, 2015
Based on the expeditionary nature of our trips, there may be ongoing enhancements to this itinerary.
Below please find the day-by-day itinerary for this expedition. Unless otherwise noted, daily excursion options are included in the cost of the trip. We do our best to adhere to the scheduled itinerary, but in the spirit of our expeditionary style of travel we may deviate slightly to take full advantage of encounters with the destination and its people, culture, and wildlife.
October 22 Depart USA
Board your independent overnight flight.
October 23 Santiago, Chile
Upon arrival in Santiago transfer to our hotel. Enjoy brunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing or join an optional sightseeing excursion. Welcome dinner and overnight at our hotel.
October 24 Santiago / Stanley, Falkland Islands / Embark Sea Adventurer
After breakfast board your flight to Stanley, and enjoy free time to explore this charming British-flavored town. Embark the Sea Adventurer this evening.
Oct 25 - Oct 26 Cruising the Scotia Sea
Spend two days at sea, attending informative lectures on the history, geology, and amazing wildlife of this region. Join naturalists on deck to search for the marine mammals and seabirds that flourish in these nutrient-rich waters.
Oct 27 - Nov 2 South Georgia
Flexibility on this expedition is a must. The expeditionary nature of this voyage prevents us from publishing a day-by-day itinerary, but the following is a list of places we plan to visit. Some are pending final government approval.
Peggotty Bluff – Visit Peggotty Bluff where Ernest Shackleton’s party established a camp in 1916.
Nov 3 - Nov 4 Cruising the Scotia Sea
Our lecturers recap our experiences at South Georgia.
November 5 Saunders, Falkland Islands
On Saunders Island you will find colonies of gentoo, rockhopper, and Magellanic penguins, as well as black-browed albatross.
November 6 Steeple Jason Island
Today visit one of the largest albatross colonies in the world with thousands of black-browed albatross sitting atop their nests. Also ashore are rookeries of gentoo penguins and South American sea lions.
November 7 At Sea
Lecturers recap your experiences as you cruise toward the southernmost city in the world.
November 8 Ushuaia, Argentina / Disembark / Buenos Aires
Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, connecting with independent flights.
November 9 USA
Arrive in the USA and connect with independent homeward flights.