Day 1 Santiago, Chile / Fly Port Stanley, Falkland Island
Today board your flight in Santiago. On arrival to Port Stanley passengers will be transferred to the group hotel.
Day 2 Tour Port Stanley, Falkland Island
Today be taken on a tour of Port Stanley. The Falklands undeniably British capital, features an excellent war museum, welcoming shops and pubs. After your tour be transferred to the port in the late afternoon and board your ship, the Polar Pioneer.
Day 3 Falkland Islands
Today aim to visit some of the southern, most isolated islands in the Falklands. Between the penguins' nests are gentle black-browed albatross sitting serenely upon beautifully molded mud nests. The air is filled with soaring albatross, turkey vultures, skuas and many species of sea birds.
Day 4 At Sea
Cruising towards the South Georgia commence your lecture program. During the voyage’s various sea passages, learn about the wildlife, geology, history and geography of the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Day 5-8 South Georgia
Your South Georgia landings are mostly along the northeast coast. You’ll see: the world’s largest king penguin rookeries, wandering albatross on nests, beaches of elephant and fur seals, macaroni and rockhopper penguin colonies, walking Shackleton’s route from Fortuna Bay to Stromness and visiting Grytviken’s whaling museum.
Day 9 At Sea
Sailing south, look out for great whales and possibly your first icebergs!
Day 10-11 South Orkney Islands / Elephant Island
If pack ice allows, go ashore in the dramatic South Orkney Islands, then across whale-rich waters to Elephant Island, hoping to take Zodiacs near Point Wild, where Shackleton’s men wintered over.
Day 12-14 South Shetland Islands
After visiting the South Shetlands, we sail overnight down Gerlache Strait, awakening to the thrill of Antarctica! Weather and ice permitting, visit busy penguin rookeries, historic sites and make a continental landing.
Day 15-16 Drake Passage
North across Drake Passage, you'll be treated to graceful displays by prions, petrels and majestic albatross. Once you've rounded Cape Horn, recap your many experiences with shipboard friends.
Day 17 Ushuaia
In the wee hours sail up the Beagle Channel to Ushuaia where your next adventure begins.