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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

These are the ultimate in Antarctic voyages, exploring the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.

Discover an incredible abundance of birdlife including King Penguins, visit historic sites, explore unspoiled landscapes and be awestruck by the wild beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Cruise to the bird-rich Falkland Islands and wander the historic capital Stanley. Continue on to South Georgia, an island renowned for its breathtaking scenery, the grave of Ernest Shackleton and thousands of King Penguins which you won’t see further south.

Upon reaching the Antarctic Peninsula, navigate quiet bays and inlets where huge glaciers meet the sea, and go ashore to visit colonies of Gentoo, Adelie and Chinstrap Penguins, as well as scientific stations. The emphasis throughout the journey is on wildlife encounters, personal contact with the environment and seeing sites of historical interest.

To find out more about our range of Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and The Falklands cruises and tours, please download the relevant pages below or click here to download the full Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands section of our Antarctica brochure.

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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula Highlights

South Georgia Island

Beautiful South Georgia

This Sub-Antarctic island is renowned for its abundant bird life, magnificent scenery and the epic adventures of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

South Georgia is home to four species of penguin, the world’s largest colony of King Penguins, and more than 30 species of breeding birds. Wander beaches crowded with fur seals, elephant seals and colonies of penguins. Visit abandoned whaling stations, follow in Shackleton’s footsteps and visit his grave. The island also has many spectacular snow-covered mountains and a large number of glaciers.
Falkland Islands

Historic Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The remote Falkland Archipelago is made up of East and West Falkland and a number of other islands.

The wild and treeless landscapes and rugged coastline are a haven for bird life and also full of history. The only town is Port Stanley which has the feel of a remote outpost and a population of around 2,000 people. The archipelago abounds with many land and sea bird species, including Magellanic, Gentoo and Rockhopper Penguins and sometimes King Penguins, and over 70% of the world’s Black-browed Albatross. The cold waters abound with whales, dolphins and sea lions, and the beaches are visited by breeding fur seals and elephant seals.
Shore excursions

Zodiac Explorations

Most shore excursions and some sightseeing trips in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands are by Zodiac inflatable boats. Anyone of average fitness and agility can get into and out of the Zodiacs.

To avoid getting wet, you will be wearing wet weather gear and high rubber boots (wellies or gum boots). Some landings will be “dry” and some “wet”. Zodiacs were developed by the famous Jacques Cousteau and these nimble, rugged boats are the best way to get to shore quickly and efficiently in the challenging polar conditions, as well as being lots of fun.
Wildlife Viewing

Incredible Antarctic Wildlife

On the Falkland Islands you may see Magellanic, Gentoo and Rockhopper Penguins and sometimes King Penguins, and over 70% of the world’s Black-browed Albatross.

South Georgia has Gentoo, Chinstrap, Macaroni and the world’s largest colony of King Penguins, as well as the Wandering Albatross and three other species of Albatross. On the Antarctic Peninsula you should see Adelie, Gentoo, Chinstrap and possibly Emperor Penguins. The cold waters of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica are home to marine wildlife like whales, sea lions, dolphins, fur seals and elephant seals.
Antarctica Peninsula

Kayak Amongst Icebergs

Sea kayaking is a fantastic and inspiring way to explore the Antarctic Peninsula. Excursions are in small groups with an experienced guide.

You will paddle into bays and inlets and circumnavigate amazing icebergs – blue-tinted sculptures of ice eons old. Sea kayaking is an amazing way to really immerse yourself in the immensity of Antarctica, and is only available on certain voyages. Be sure to booked in advance. Kayaking experience is required.
Antarctica camping

Camp On The Ice

On some voyages, you can spend a night camping on the ice shelves of Antarctica. This is a popular activity and a great way to experience the silence of the polar wilderness.

All camping gear is provided. This activity is only offered on certain voyages and must be booked in advance. As the activity is very much weather and ice dependent, participation can never be guaranteed. The Expedition Leader and/or Captain of the ship will make all final decisions regarding shore excursions and activities.

Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula Cruises

We have a unique selection of Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula cruise options carefully chosen for their itineraries, as well as the vessels used. Our selection of ice-strengthened ships are all small to medium in size, with a maximum of 50-199 passengers, ensuring an authentic, up-close encounter with the untrammeled wilderness. All of our cruises and tours are completely tailor made to suit our clients interests, budget, and timeframe. To find out more about the type of Antarctic Cruise program we can put together for you, please download pages below.

Falklands, South Georgia & The Antarctic Peninsula

Falklands, South Georgia and The Antarctic Peninsula

These exciting voyages combine the Sub-Antarctic islands of the Falklands and South Georgia with the Antarctic Peninsula. Expect an adventure filled with spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and a whole lot of fascinating history.

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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula Overview

Why Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula: These journeys combine the prolific birdlife, wildlife and pristine landscapes of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands with the remote beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Climate: Both the Sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula are subject to extreme weather and very cold temperatures. However temperatures are milder than in the interior of Antarctica, and during the summer months average between – 5 °C and + 5 °C.

Combine With: South America, as your journey to Antarctica will start in either Argentina or Chile.

Getting There: Most voyages to South Georgia, the Falklands Islands and/or the Antarctic Peninsula start in the port of Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina. Some voyages include flight sectors; flights depart from Punta Arenas in Chile.

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