Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia - Ocean Diamond Overview

Visit Antarctica and travel through the Beagle Channel to the Falkland and South Georgia islands for a magical journey to this incredible continent.

    • 20
    • GQMY
    • Total price tool tip
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort
There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Nov 22, 2015 to Dec 11, 2015. View later Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia (Ocean Diamond) 2015 - 2016 .

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-11-14 - 2014-12-03

Journey to unforgettable Antarctica via the Falkland and South Georgia islands

Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica and explore the unique conditions at the end of the Earth. Embark from Ushuaia and travel through the Beagle Channel to the Falkland Islands, where a treasure trove of bird life and cheeky penguins put on a show on the rocky shores. Then head through the Antarctic Convergence on the way to South Georgia, and get your first taste of Antarctic life on this remote island made famous by Shackleton. Incredible icy bays, abandoned whaling stations and an abundance of noisy wildlife are just some of the sights to greet you before sailing further along the Antarctic Peninsular to spend days exploring the area on zodiacs, witnessing ethereal icebergs and soaking in the incredible landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica. Benefit from the navigational expertise and local knowledge of a professional crew and make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

  • Discover the remote Falkland Islands
  • Settle in on deck and watch weather systems unfold
  • Recount Shackleton’s heroic journey at South Georgia Island
  • Cross the Antarctic Convergence
  • Set foot on the world’s highest, coldest and driest continent
  • Explore the legendary Drake Passage

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Finish:

    Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 189
  • Ages:

    Min 8
  • Meals:

    19 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 18 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Cruise ship (18 nts), Hotel (1 nt)
  • Transport:

    Ship, Zodiac
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    2240kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note an increased non-refundable deposit of A$2000 is required at time of booking. Full payment is due 120 days prior to departure.

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Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia - Ocean Diamond Summary

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Day 1 Ushuaia

A picturesque town at the end of the world, Ushuaia is the launching pad for many Antarctica trips and is also excellent for hiking and mountain-based activities.

Day 2 Embarkation

The beautiful Beagle Channel, which links Ushuaia with the Drake Passage, is particularly rich with birdlife - penguins, cormorants, petrels and albatross can all be seen here.

Day 3 At Sea

During the journey, our expedition team - which may include ornithologists, marine biologists, historians and other experts - will provide in-depth explanations of the history, geology and wildlife of the Antarctic region.

Days 4-5 Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas)

The rugged Falkland Islands have a frontier atmosphere - especially at the largest British settlement, Port Stanley - and some fascinating flora and fauna.

Days 6-7 At Sea

Enter bona fide Antarctic waters when we cross the 'Antarctic Convergence' - the biological boundary dividing Antarctica from the rest of the southern seas.

Days 8-11 South Georgia

South Georgia has a rich history of exploration and evidence of the old whaling and sealing days is still found throughout the island - plus a vast array of amazing creatures.

Days 12-13 At Sea

While at sea there are plenty of activities to pass the time: relax in the bar or spend time out on deck scanning the horizon for whales and other marine life.

Days 14-17 Antarctic Peninsula

The coldest, windiest, driest and iciest continent, Antarctica is a land of spectacular scenery, epic adventure and some of the world's most iconic wildlife.

Days 18-19 Drake Passage

The infamous Drake Passage is a fascinating place where the raw power of nature is always on display - seabirds circle overhead and whales happily cruise these waters.

Day 20 Ushuaia

Renowned as the world's southernmost city, Ushuaia has plenty to offer the many adventurers who pass through: nice restaurants, interesting museums and the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park.
    • 20
    • GQMY
    • Total price tool tip
    • Polar, Wildlife
    • Comfort