The towering peaks and immense glacial systems of the Antarctic Peninsula are home to a great abundance of wildlife which we observe on shore, from the Zodiacs and the ship. Large penguin rookeries are found at several locations and we encounter seals and whales in the iceberg filled waterways. Opportunities to visit historic huts and active science stations add further interest. We explore on shore through guided walks which may last up to several hours. Or if you prefer to sit and observe the penguins as they come and go from the water - why not? The more active may choose the sea kayaking option and experience a whole new side of Antarctica.

Our journey continues as we follow the course taken by Sir Ernest Shackleton whose epic small boat journey, from Elephant Island across the Scotia Sea to South Georgia remains one of the greatest feats of navigation in history. We explore the northern coastline of South Georgia, home to some of the largest king penguin colonies on Earth. The shores are covered in wildlife – including nesting albatross, fur seals and elephant seals. Rusting relics from the old whaling era sit silent and provide a dramatic contrast to the green tussock grass, and snowy peaks that surround us. We then head for the Falkland Islands and aim to spend one final day exploring the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands. Our voyage comes to an end in Stanley – the small capital of the Falkland Islands. This is the classic small-ship expedition to three unique locations.

Expedition highlights:
› Fantastic glaciated scenery of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia
› Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, Zodiac cruising and from the ship
› Visits to historic sites and wilderness experiences
› Learn about the environment, wildlife, history and ecology from polar experts

This expedition will be operated by One Ocean Expeditions (OOE). Click the following link for their detailed itinerary. We have partnered with OOE since the company was founded in 2008, and have worked with the management and ownership team even longer when they were with Peregrin Adventures.

The RCGS Resolute is a lovely classily-designed expedition ship perfectly suited to the Polar regions. Additional ship information is on our website here:

Expedition pricing is based on cabin selection

Triple cabin: $22,895
Twin cabin: $25,495
Superior cabin: $26,495
Superior Plus cabin: $27,095
Shackleton Suite: $29,595
One Ocean Suite: $32,795

Rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Single supplement: 1.5x for the twin occupancy cabins and 2x for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins). All prices are listed in USD.

Charter flights included: Punta Arenas to King George Island, and Port Stanley (Falklands) to Santiago. Pre-voyage hotel night in Punta Arenas included as well.

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: USD$795

Book before November 30, 2019 and take $750 off the per person expedition pricing!!

When you travel with One Ocean Expeditions you have the use of a specialized gear package, free of charge, during your expedition. The kit includes a quality waterproof/windproof jacket and bib-pants, plus insulated rubber boots designed for extended walking. Also included are a set of waterproof binoculars, Nordic trekking pole for use ashore, and waterproof backpack. This loaner gear package saves you buying expensive clothing and equipment and also eliminates the need to carry such cumbersome gear to the ship.


photography by Mark Grantham