Ushuaia, Cape Horn & Falklands (Malvinas)

Cruise 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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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 boarding between 19:00 hr. and 20:00 hr. 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 to approach Cape Horn.
  • Day 2: Visiting Cape Horn After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, wake up in full view of the 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 we sail through the South Atlantic en route to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), you can attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for bird and marine life from the lounge or 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. See dramatic cliffs contrast with sheltered sandy bays and natural harbors. These areas host a large concentration of wildlife with lots of diversity. Some of the best wildlife experiences are just a short distance from the settlements.
  • Day 5: West Falklands (north), Carcass & Saunders Named after HMS Carcass, a vessel which visited in the late 18th century, the terrain here 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 natural habitat for birds and offers exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities. All five breeding species of penguin can be spotted here along with black-browed albatross and many other birds.
  • Day 6: The Falkland Sound We cruise down the Falkland Sound, sightseeing its rugged and untouched landscapes and 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 atmosphere, grabbing lunch at the local 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.
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.

For complete Sea Voyage pricing details review our brochure.

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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.

Testimonial

‘’An outstanding experience made possible by everyone involved. Would and will recommend A21 to friends and family.’’

Kevin T. – Traveler from USA

Classic Antarctica Expedition, December 2021

Testimonial

‘’The Magellan Explorer ship is very special. Extremely well appointed, with excellent living facilities, dining and communal areas. The general equipment for landings and kayaking was superb. Food quality and hospitality staff were incredible and never disappointed. The ship is incredibly stable, even in a heavy motion sea. The expeditionary team were superb. The experience and variety of their knowledge was impressive and the quality, humour and general interest of the presentations were excellent and very enjoyable.’’

Rob B. – TripAdvisor

Antarctica & South Georgia Expedition, February 2022

Testimonial

‘’Wow, I wish I had words to describe this trip. But it is more of a feeling – feeling free, connected to nature, and at peace. Loved every moment.’’

Cindy L. – Traveler from USA

Classic Antarctica Expedition, December 2021

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