Sub-Antarctic Safari - Falkland Islands & South Georgia

15 Days from US$10,900 pp

This brand new sub-Antarctic adventure takes you to the wildlife sanctuaries of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Join our on-board photography workshops and capture the region's untouched beauty and meet the fascinating fauna that inhabits these unique islands: get up-close with one of the world's largest king penguin rookeries at Salisbury Plain in South Georgia, observe the majestic wandering albatross, keep an eye out for funny rockhopper penguins in the Falklands, or watch male elephant seals fight for territory!

Photography Guide - Scott Portelli

Award-winning wildlife, nature and underwater photographer, Scott Portelli is regarded as a leading professional in his field. Having spent spent thousands of hours in remote locations across the globe filming and photographing wildlife, the underwater environment and wild places, Scott will be able to show enthusiasts and experts alike how to get the most out of their photography. Scott will be joining us onboard FLK06 in March 2018 to deliver free photography workshops to all passengers. 

Expedition Highlights

  • See the world's largest colony of black-browed albatross
  • Extended time in the wildlife oasis of South Georgia
  • Spectacular king penguin rookeries
  • Photograph incredible sea birds
  • Kelp-strewn beaches alive with fur and elephant seals
  • Tour Grytviken and visit Shackleton & Wild's graves

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Dates & Rates

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24 Mar '18 7 Apr '18 15 Days

Sub-Antarctic Safari - Falkland Islands & South Georgia

Trip code: FLK06

24 Mar '18 7 Apr '18 - 15 Days

Voyage Inclusions

  • Return flight from Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas) to Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Return transfer from Falkland Island's airport to ship
  • 14-nights ship accommodation in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • A custom designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to or from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
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Suite
Triple Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$10,900
Suite
Twin Public Cabin
Shared Bathroom
US$12,500
Suite
Twin Private Cabin
Private Bathroom
US$14,500
Suite
Mini Suite
Private Bathroom
US$15,500
Suite
Captain's Suite
Private Bathroom
US$16,500

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Prices quoted are per person and in US dollars, based on twin share. Single occupancy is 1.7 times the twin share price. No single travel fees apply if you are willing to share your cabin (twin and triple cabins only). Fuel surcharge may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases. No refund for unused services.

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 – Santiago to Falkland Islands
Today our expedition will embark in Santiago, Chile with a flight to the Falkland Islands' very British capital, Stanley. We'll enjoy a short tour of Stanley before embarking Polar Pioneer in the late afternoon. Additional Information: We recommend you arrive into Santiago at least one day prior to your flight to the Falkland Islands to avoid issues with flight or luggage delays. You are required to make your own way to Santiago airport on Day 1 for your flight to the Falkland Islands. It is possible to connect with the flight in Punta Arenas, however please advise if you wish to do this at the time of booking (no refund for unused services).
Day 2 – Falkland Islands
Weather permitting, today we’ll plan to land on the rarely-visited Steeple Jason Island in the West Falklands, home to the world's largest colony of black-browed albatross. Due to Steeple Jason’s remote location and rugged coastline, it can often be very difficult to land here, however our team will do their best to make a landing. If conditions are too hard, we have other exciting islands to choose from, such as Saunders and Carcass; both offer amazing scenery and bird-watching and photographic opportunities.
Day 3 to 4 – Scotia Sea
We set sail for South Georgia with time to relax and photograph the spectacular sea birds as we cross the Scotia Sea. Our team prepares us for South Georgia landings with environmental and safety briefings and a series of informative wildlife and history talks.
Days 5 to 12 – South Georgia
As a true wildlife sanctuary, South Georgia boasts some of the world's most magnificent wildlife species - and we have ample time to discover them all. Walk amidst king penguin rookeries half a million strong and observe the majestic wandering albatross. Playful fur seals and basking elephant seals provide entertainment as we explore the pristine, kelp-strewn beaches. We Zodiac cruise magnificent Elsehul Bay and visit Grytviken, once a Norwegian whaling station, now the administrative capital of South Georgia and home to Shackleton's final resting place. Our naturalist and historian will provide in-depth interpretation, whilst our photography guide will assist you in capturing perfect photographs. Other locations we hope to explore include Salisbury Plain, Prion Island, Fortuna Bay, Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay and others - all dependent on weather and sea conditions of course.
Days 13 to 14 – Scotia Sea
We'll start cruising back to the Falkland Islands, accompanied by a parade of sea birds. We use the time to reflect on our adventure, enjoy further talks, and edit, process and exchange photographs.
Day 15 – Falkland Islands to Santiago
This morning we'll steam into Stanley harbour on the Falkland Islands, where you'll have the choice to extend your stay, or continue on with our afternoon flight to Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas). Additional Information: Please note that flights departing Stanley to Santiago only depart once a week, on a Saturday. Please advise if you wish to end your stay in the Falkland Islands. It is possible to alight the flight in Punta Arenas, however refunds are not available for unused flight sectors If you wish to see more of the Falkland Islands you may change your flight to arrive one week early (subject to availability and may incur a surcharge). Please note that there is only one flight a week to Stanley, each Saturday.

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Voyage Inclusions

  • Return flight from Santiago, Chile (or Punta Arenas) to Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Return transfer from Falkland Island's airport to ship
  • 14-nights ship accommodation in your chosen cabin category with daily cabin service
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our on board doctor and basic medical services
  • A custom designed polar expedition jacket to keep
  • Free gumboot hire during the voyage
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges

Voyage Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to or from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges
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