Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Gentoo Penguins, Antarctica
January 24, 2019
22 Days
Small-Ship Cruise
100 Guests
From $23,480

Combine with Wild Patagonia
Additional departure: January 4, 2020

Elephant Seals, South Georgia

Expedition Highlights

  • Tour the beautiful Falkland Islands to view huge populations of rockhopper, gentoo, and Magellanic penguins, as well as the regal black-browed albatross.
  • Witness the vast penguin colonies of South Georgia—king, macaroni, gentoo, and chinstrap—as well as large numbers of elephant and fur seals crowding the beaches.
  • Set foot on the Antarctic continent and revel in the incredible scenery of snowcapped peaks, mighty glaciers, and glistening icebergs—a photographer’s dream.
  • Learn about early polar exploration and whaling history, including a visit to the burial site of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Expedition Team

Island Sky

Built in 1992 and recently refurbished, the Island Sky is a comfortable and contemporary expedition vessel. Public spaces include a large lounge, elegant bar with piano, library stocked with fiction and reference books along with a selection of games, and a single-seating dining room. Outside decks feature a bar, and a sun deck where meals are served in pleasant weather. All suites feature ocean views, a sitting area, en suite bathroom, large wardrobes, small refrigerator, and television.

Additional Exploration

Pre-Trip Extension:
Wild Patagonia
January 18January 24, 2019
From $5,480

Encompassing 615,000 acres of expansive grasslands and the fantastic pinnacles of the Andean mountains, Torres del Paine National Park is a stunning UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Chile’s premier Patagonian destination. 

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