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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Puerto Madryn

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This 22-day Antarctic cruise combines the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, remote landscapes of the Falkland Islands and extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. Be prepared for ten thousands of king penguins and their chicks, sea lions on the beaches, elephant seals, wandering albatrosses, and gentoo penguins. In addition, explore great historical sites including the trails of British Polar explorer Ernest Shackleton.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Day 2 : Puerto Madryn
Day 3 : Embark
Days 4-5 : Southern Ocean
Day 6 : West Falklands
Day 7 : Stanley, East Falkland
Days 8-9 : Southern Ocean
Days 10-13 : South Georgia
Days 14-15 : Scotia Sea
Days 16-19 : Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
Days 20-21 : Drake Passage
Day 22 : Ushuaia, Argentina | Disembark

Highlights

  • Discover South Georgia┬┤s mountain scenery, glaciers and rugged coastline
  • Observe the vast wildlife living on the Antarctic Peninsula's shorelines
  • Enjoy wildlife, geography & history presentations hosted by experts onboard
  • Zodiac cruise amongst the ice looking for Minke and humpback whales

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Hebridean Sky

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Traveling taking pictures of king penguin chicks. Polar research station Rockhopper penguins Whaling station in Grytviken Observe beautiful fur seals

Day 1 Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Eliminate the anxiety of missed connections and flight delays by taking the two-night hotel stay in beautiful Puerto Madryn, one of Argentina's fastest growing cities and the gateway to the Peninsula Valdés. Most flights arrive the late afternoon or early evening allowing you a night to get over your jet lag. You'll have a full day on day two to relax or explore the town before embarkation on day three.

Note: If you are on a tight schedule, you can choose to arrive on Day 2. Embarkation is on Day 3.

Day 2 Puerto Madryn

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Located in the Patagonian province of Chubut, Puerto Madryn is a popular resort destination for wildlife excursions and is known as the best place in Argentina to see Southern Right whales. Take a whale watching trip (not included), watch for nesting cormorants and elephant seals, or experience a walk through a colony of Magellanic penguins and myriad species of native seabirds.  Our optional evening briefing is a great opportunity for you to ask questions and to meet some of your fellow travelers. All guests need to arrive at the hotel no later than the evening of day two.

Day 3 Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition Team and ship's officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain's welcome  dinner. Then, watch the city lights fade in the fresh night air as we sail seaward.
 

Day 4-5 Southern Ocean

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition Team and ship's officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain's welcome dinner. Then, watch the city lights fade in the fresh night air as we sail seaward.

Day 6 West Falklands

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze alongside albatross colonies and rockhopper, king, and Magellanic penguin rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese graze at the water's edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.

Day 7 Stanley, East Falkland

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Chosen for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as most shops and services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally-made wool items, and Stanley's lively pubs are all available. It is also possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town, including sea lions and dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.

Day 8-9 Southern Ocean

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
There is plenty of wildlife spotting as the ship makes its way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enters Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations continue, featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia.

Day 10-13 South Georgia

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
South Georgia holds a unique position inside the Antarctic Convergence, yet it remains outside the limit of the yearly sea ice - this makes the 3,755 square kilometer island an ideal home for tens of millions of breeding penguins, seals, and seabirds. Magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers galore, a rugged coastline punctuated with castellate and tabular icebergs, a rich historical tapestry, and an astounding array of wildlife are all available as you travel down South Georgia's leeward coast. Landing sites feature huge elephant seals, aggressive fur seals, macaroni penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, and gulls. King penguins, from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults, can be seen by the hundreds of thousands! Plan to visit historic Grytviken Whaling Station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman's church, the active British Antarctic Survey station, plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Day 14-15 Scotia Sea

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Heading farther south, informative presentations continue and you can wildlife watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.

Day 16-19 Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

  • Ship
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
The land of superlatives: Antarctica! Your Expedition Leader and Captain create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route here aims to highlight the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbor, sheltered Paradise Harbor, Wilhelmina Bay (a favorite of humpback whales!), or the majestic Neumayer Channel. You may also make a stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or a historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House. Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory leopard seals and the aggressive Antarctic fur seal. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in the late season and orca sightings are also common.

Day 20-21 Drake Passage

  • Ship
  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Your onboard lecture series continues, as well as wildlife spotting, as your ship sails back North to Ushuaia. Reflect on beautiful Antarctica and its fragile future.

Day 22 Ushuaia, Argentina | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

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Notes

Single supplement - Single occupancy of a twin cabin is available at 1.7 times the twin occupancy rate.

Travel Insurance - All passengers are required to carry valid travel insurance which must contain medical and evacuation coverage of no less than $150,000 as well as cancellation and trip interruption.

Captain and expedition team will do everything possible to complete the voyage as outlined in the voyage itinerary. However, itineraries in polar regions are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. Occasionally conditions and or safety concerns require Itinerary changes. The Captain and expedition team will accordingly make every effort to find the best alternative to the original itinerary while keeping passengers informed and updated. 

Included    
• Two nights hotel accommodation in Puerto Madryn.        
• Transfer from the airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary, and providing we have your confirmed air itinerary at least 90 days prior to departure.    
• Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation    
• Group transfer from ship to airport, hotel in Ushuaia,or central location following disembarkation. No drop at Airbnb / private homes which are often inaccessible for the transfer vehicles.       
• Shipboard accommodations        
• All scheduled Landings/excursions    
• All meals onboard    
• Coffee/tea/cocoa  24 hours daily    
• House wine/beer/soft drink  with dinner    
• Expedition jacket  (yours to keep)    
• A  pair of  boots for use during the voyage    
• WiFi  from  the public computers in the library    
• 200MB WiFi card (for use on your personal devices)    
• Daily international news service    
• All port fees    
• All landing fees    
• Digital Voyage Log        
• In Owner’s Suite, Penthouse, Veranda, Deluxe and Promenade categories: champagne and chocolates on arrival, and complimentary mini-bar.  Mini-bar is restocked once daily.        

Excluded    
• Any airfare or travel expenses associated with arrival  in Puerto Madryn        
• Transfer from airport to group hotel, unless arriving on Day 1 of the itinerary    
• Pre or post voyage expenses in Puerto    Madryn        
• Laundry and personal expenses incurred on board    
• Alcohol and soft drinks onboard (except as  listed above in inclusions)    
• Onboard communication charges such as outgoing phone calls, WiFi  from personal devices in excess of  the 200MB    provided    
• Staff gratuities    

Fuel Surcharge:
There will be no fuel surcharge for voyages aboard Hebridean Sky if the local price of applicable fuel does not exceed US$1,350 per metric ton. Should the price go above this a surcharge may be applied to cover only the increase in fuel costs.
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