Experience the magic of Antarctic wildlife on a journey to the Atlantic islands and beyond
In the spirit of early Portugese explorers, embark on an epic journey northbound over the South Atlantic Ocean. Set sail from South America’s southernmost tip, Ushuaia, and explore an incredible spread of islands – East and West Falkland, South Georgia, Tristan da Cunha, St Helena, and Ascension. Then, as if the incredibly diverse wildlife and awe-inspiring Antarctic landscapes weren’t enough, drop anchor at the festive and folk music-filled Cape Verde, a destination off the coast of West Africa that defies categorisation.
This trip gives new meaning to the word remote, visiting places that are quite literally the most isolated on the planet
Experience the wildlife wonderland that is South Georgia, with thousands upon thousands of penguins to be seen
From the blackbrowed albatrosses of the Falkland Islands to the warblers and herons of Cape Verde, the birdwatching is outstanding from beginning to end
Step back in time in the little-known Tristan da Cunha Islands, an undisturbed, UNESCO-protected gem full of seabird colonies, shipwreck history and warm British hospitality
Although our ice-strengthened ships are big and sturdy, Antarctic and South Atlantic waters can be unpredictable and rough. Some people may experience seasickness, especially on open water crossings. Please be prepared with medications to combat this. There is also a doctor on-board should you need further assistance.
On this trip, you are likely to experience all weathers; from the colder temperatures of the Sub Antarctic Islands, to the pleasant Spring temperatures on Ascension and Cape Verde, this trip will have it all. Come prepared.
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.
This trip takes you to some of the most remote islands on the planet. Although the ship offers internet connectivity, it will be intermittent and can be expensive. This is one of those trips where you put away the phones and devices, and enjoy the feeling of living in the here and now with whatever the ocean delivers.
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This expedition has an increased deposit requirement of 20% of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 120 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 120 days or more before departure - the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 119 days and departure - the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a Polar voyage.
Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Quark Expeditions.