On this extraordinary 21-day voyage, explore the Falkland Islands and spend days around the enigmatic South Georgia Island before heading to the South Shetlands Islands and the Antarctic peninsula. A complete voyage with many highlights. On board Ocean Atlantic.
Departing Ushuaia in Argentina, our first adventure will be a visit to the fascinating Falkland Islands. The capital of Port Stanley with its quaint English architecture is on our list as well as Zodiac landings and wildlife observations on pristine and sheltered beaches. Our next stop is South Georgia Island, which is one of world’s greatest natural wonders. Wildlife-packed beaches, active research stations, former whaling stations and a visit to Shackleton’s final resting place are on our agenda for the next 5 days. From here we plot our course towards the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Once at the South Shetland Islands, we will make Zodiac landings at penguin rookeries, research stations and fascinating lookouts. The Subantarctic islands and Antarctic Peninsula are a nature photographer’s paradise and we will attempt as many shore landings as possible per day, weather conditions permitting, bringing you close to Antarctica’s beauty.
After leaving the Antarctic behind us, we spend the last seadays bird watching from the top deck and attending lectures, workshops and photo re-caps in one of the ship’s lounges as we cross the mighty Drake Passage.