Falkland Islands-South Georgia Cruise

Erwin Vermeulen-Oceanwide Expeditions
View of the arctic.
Rinie Van Meurs-Oceanwide Expeditions
Albatross in the arctic.
View stunning scenery upclose with your zodiac
Wim Van Passel-Oceanwide Expeditions
Penguins in the arctic.
Embark on a snowshoe expedition
Monica Salmang
Bar and observation room
Monica Salmang
Modern and comfortable lounge
Join this unique 20-day expedition cruise and explore the spectacular landscapes and wildlife of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. Immerse yourself in the incredible scenery by participating in activities such as ski trekking, hiking, zodiac cruising and photography. A typical itinerary to the Falklands and South Georgia is illustrated below. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Day 1

Embark in Puerto Madryn

In 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.

Days 2-3

At Sea

Enjoy two days at sea as the ship is followed by several species of albatrosses, storm petrels, shearwaters and diving petrels.

Day 4

Falkland Islands

Spend 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.

Day 5

Port Stanley

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.

Days 6-7

At Sea

Spend 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.

Days 8-15

South Georgia

Choose 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.

Days 16-19

At Sea

As 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.

Day 20

  • Breakfast

Disembark in Ushuaia

After breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia.
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- Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars and represent costs per person, double or triple occupancy. Request the Twin or Triple Share Program where you are matched with a cabin mate of the same gender. Even if a cabin mate is not found for you, no single supplement will be charged.
- Single occupancy: All cabins 1.7 times the share twin price
- Due to the extreme nature of itinerary destinations, travel insurance is mandatory for all cruises aboard the Plancius - including medical, accident and repatriation/evacuation insurance.
• Voyage aboard the designated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
• All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
• Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes aboard ‘Plancius’.
• Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
• All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
• Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
• All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
• Comprehensive pre-departure material.

Not included:
Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights; pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to the vessel; passport and visa expenses; Government arrival and departure taxes; meals ashore; baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is strongly recommended); excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges; and the customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).

Please Note: It is agreed that if world fuel prices will reach or exceed US Dollar $120 per Barrel Brent 90 days prior to departure, the MV Plancius reserves the right to levy a fuel surcharge of US Dollar 25 per passenger per night.