Cruise to Cape Horn and the Falklands

An area of islets and rocky outcrops host to astounding penguin, seal and albatross populations.

An Oasis of Rare Wildlife

Where the world’s largest colony of black-browed albatrosses nest on steep cliffs and rockhopper penguins jump from one stone to another.

Cape Horn & The Falklands

Duration

8 Days/7 Nights

Departure city

Ushuaia, Argentina

Itinerary Type: Sea Voyage

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Ship options

Magellan Explorer

From 7,995 to 11,995 USD

Price range based on ship’s triple cabin and highest cabin categories. See full pricing in our brochure.

Itinerary at a Glance

Enjoy an 8-day expedition experience to Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas). Begin your journey in Ushuaia, Argentina where you will embark on the new and modern Magellan Explorer. Sail some of the most southerly seas in the world passing through old exploration and shipping routes. This journey is unlike most as we will have the chance to visit Cape Horn, which has lured centuries of explorers along its path. From there, sail to the Falklands, that boasts over 700 islands, to partake in an adventure that is perfect for the birding enthusiast, the historian and the world explorer.

  • Day 1: Ushuaia, Embarkation Your journey begins at the pier in Ushuaia, Argentina, with an 8 PM embarkation. Board your ship and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world, where the ship will clear formalities for Cape Horn approach.
  • Day 2: Visiting Cape Horn After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Sail and explore the area in depth before setting course north towards the Falkland Islands.
  • Days 3: At Sea As you sail through the South Atlantic en route to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales.
  • Day 4: West Falklands (south) Ruggedly beautiful and remote, places such as New Island, Weddell Island or West Point are located at the extreme west of the Falklands’ archipelago. Dramatic cliffs contrast with sheltered sandy bays and natural harbors. They host large concentration and great diversity of wildlife. Some of the best wildlife experiences are just a short distance from the settlements.
  • Day 5: West Falklands (north) Named after HMS Carcass, which visited in the late 18th century, the terrain is varied with rocky ridges, steep cliffs, open plains, white sand beaches and coves. Saunders is the second largest offshore island and has very varied terrain, from rocky hills to sweeping shorelines. It is an important Bird area and has exceptional wildlife. All five breeding species of penguin can be spotted here along with black-browed albatross and many other birds.
  • Day 6: The Falkland Sound You cruise down the Falkland Sound, sightseeing its rough and untouched landscapes. We immerse ourselves in the past and recent history of the islands. You visit settlements and meet the locals, getting to know the culture of farming families. As we stop at sites that were active battlefields during the 1982 conflict, our historians introduce us to regional geopolitics.
  • Day 7: Port Stanley Join our expedition team on guided walking tours in town or to Gipsy Cove. Or take the option to explore on your own and absorb the local atmosphere, grabbing lunch at the pub, visiting the maritime museum, the church, hunting for souvenirs or walking down Ross Road, paying tribute at the war memorials at the waterfront. Note: Small-group day tours and half-day tours can be purchased on board the ship to visit Volunteer Point (by 4×4 vehicle or helicopter), battlefield tours (by 4×4 vehicle), and others. Options will be presented on board.
  • Day 8: Disembarkation in Port Stanley Transfer to the airport at Mt. Pleasant will be provided from the ship according to the scheduled flight.
  • Note: The reverse program starts at the airport in Mount Pleasant, with a transfer and embarkation in Port Stanley on Day 1. It ends on Day 8 at the pier in Ushuaia with disembarkation at 5 PM. An itinerary description is available on request.
Map of Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands (Malvina) - Sub-Antarctic Voyage Itinerary by Antarctica21

Photo Album: Cape Horn & The Falklands

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We will try and set foot on legendary Cape Horn while en route to the Falkland Islands.

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Magellan Explorer sailing in Cape Horn.

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During your expedition with us in the Falkland Islands, you will approach the shore by zodiac giving you easy access to the beauty of the island and its wildlife.

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In the Falkland Islands, dramatic cliffs contrast with sheltered sandy bays and natural harbors. Enjoy a large concentration of birdlife while exploring the islands.

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Enjoy a wide range of dining options during your expedition experience.

Magellan Explorer

This expedition trip is only offered on Magellan Explorer.

Magellan Explorer

Featuring a modern design and innovative technologies, this expedition vessel was custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises.

From 7,995 to 11,995 USD

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Magellan Explorer was custom-built for Antarctic air-cruises.

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Public spaces that are perfect for relaxing and wildlife watching.

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Enjoy access to the expansive bridge and learn about polar navigation.

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Enjoy views of the unforgettable landscapes from your bed.

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