Take a cruise to the end of the world, to Antarctica – the earth’s most extreme continent. Voyage across wild seas, cruise through icebergs, and experience some of the world’s best whale viewing, seal gazing, penguin and birdwatching. Uncover diverse environments, landscapes and witness the incredible wildlife.
Cruise Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica: Explorers and Kings
This extended Antarctic cruise to the greatest of southern lands encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), as well as the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Most people will never get the chance to see the snowy mountains, icebergs and glaciers of the Great White Continent. Explore the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula from multiple perspectives on daily excursions.
Aboard the Ocean Endeavour, you will get to see the huge penguin colonies of Falklands and visit South Georgia or “the Galapagos of the Southern Ocean”, known for its diverse wildlife. This is the quintessential Antarctic experience for life-grabbing, bucket list travellers.
If an Antarctic cruise is on your bucket list, then tick it off with this 20-day trip of a lifetime.
Why we love this Antarctic Cruise
- Journey through the historic Beagle Channel and Drake Passage, looking out for rare birdlife and whales with the help of your expedition team.
- The Antarctic Peninsula is teeming with marine and birdlife. Get up close to minke, humpback and orca whales or gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins on regular Zodiac cruises and landings.
- Discover the remote landscapes, wildlife and rich history of South Georgia and the Falklands Islands.
- Optional activities such as sea kayaking or polar ice camping are available on selected voyages and offer unforgettable adventures.
Is this trip right for you?
- Although these ice-strengthened ships are big and sturdy, Antarctic waters can be unpredictable and rough. Some people may experience seasickness, especially through the Drake Passage and other open water crossings. Please be prepared with medications to combat this. There is also a doctor on-board should you need further assistance.
- As you’d expect, temperatures in the Antarctic are freezing. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but you should also bring base layers and lots of warm clothing. Please see the trip notes for further important information about what to bring.
- Weather depending, you will be making regular excursions in a Zodiac boat to explore the local area and look for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac, so make sure you are dressed appropriately and that you keep your camera safe and dry. Sturdy sea legs are needed as you make wet and dry landings from the boat, and on steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. Some ships have a lot of stairs, so please hold on to the handrails if seas are rough.
- The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area. There are nearly 200 recognised sites in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands; the places mentioned in the itinerary may need to be changed to others (which are equally as interesting). We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather. The on-board library and educational lectures are ideal ways to keep entertained.
- Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
- Day 2: Ushuaia – Embarkation Day
- Day 3: At Sea
- Days 4-5: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
- Days 6-7: At Sea
- Days 8-11: South Georgia
- Days 12-13: At Sea
- Days 14-17: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
- Days 18-19: Crossing the Drake Passage
- Day 20: Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina
Meals – 19 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 18 dinners
Transport – Expedition cruise ship, Zodiac
Antarctic adventure options
Kayaking is available to book on all Antarctic voyages. Some voyages also offer other activities such as camping, stand up paddle boarding, cross country skiing and mountaineering.
All of these activities must be booked prior to departure and incur an additional cost. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking. For kayaking, previous, recent experience is essential and a good level of fitness is required for cross country skiing and mountaineering. Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Quark Expeditions.