Embark in Puerto MadrynIn the afternoon, embark from Puerto Madryn, Argentina and begin your journey to the Falkland Islands. There may be a chance to see Southern Right whales as the ship heads towards the open ocean.
At SeaEnjoy two days at sea as the ship is followed by several species of albatrosses, storm petrels, shearwaters and diving petrels.
Falkland IslandsSpend the day in the Western part of the Falkland Islands. Weather permitting, the ship may land on Steeple Jason Island, a rarely visited area that holds the largest Black-browed albatross colony in the world. If weather conditions are unfavorable, you may take a walk along the coast of Carcass Island, home to Magellanic and Gentoo penguins as well as numerous waders and passerine birds. When visiting Saunders Island, you may see Rockhopper penguins, Imperial shags, Black-browed albatrosses, King penguins, Magellanic penguins and Gentoo penguins.
Today, experience Falkland culture in the capital city of Stanley. Explore and find South American characteristics as well as Victorian charm, well-tended gardens, colorful houses and English style pubs. Make time to visit the small, but fascinating museum.
*Admission fees to local attractions in Stanley are not included.
At SeaSpend two days crossing the Antarctic Convergence as the ship heads for South Georgia. On this part of the journey, nutritious water is brought to the surface by the colliding water columns, bringing a multitude of seabirds near the ship including several species of albatrosses,shearwaters, petrels, prions and skuas.
South GeorgiaChoose from two exciting adventure options on this leg of the expedition: a sea voyage with zodiac excursions and hiking options or a land expedition for "ski explorers" that covers 40-50 kilometers of the historic Shackleton route. The expeditions come together in Fortuna Bay to follow the final section of Shackleton's route to Stromness. Spend the next few days exploring the magnificent landscapes and wildlife on Grytviken, Ocean Harbour, Godthul, Cobblers Cove, Gold Harbour, Drygalski Fjord, Larsen Harbour, Cooper Bay, St. Andrews Bay, Possession Bay, Right Whale Bay and Elsehul. These destinations provide a wide spectrum of landscapes and wildife, such as King and Macaroni penguins, Light-mantled Sooty albatrosses, Antarctic Fur seals, Elephant seals and the introduced reindeer.
At SeaAs the ship travels back to Ushuaia, the ship may again be followed by a multitude of seabirds. Sea-ice may cross your path, and you might have a chance to see some high-Antarctic species such as the McCormick skua and Snow petrel on the ice-edge.
Disembark in UshuaiaAfter breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia.