Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia & Antarctica

Three wild and scenic destinations in one.

Sail the Seventh Continent

A wilderness experience in the Southern Ocean like no other.

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Duration

19 Days / 18 Nights

Departure city

Port Stanley, The Falkland Islands

Itinerary Type: Sea Voyage

  • Icon of Sailing
    Sailing
  • Icon of Return Sailing
    Return Sailing

Optional extras

  • Icon of Kayaking Program
    Kayaking Program

Ship options

For complete Sea Voyage pricing details review our brochure here.

Itinerary at a Glance

Sail on the Magellan Explorer to the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica with this 19-day expedition. Start in the Falklands and enjoy watching interesting native wildlife like the Rockhopper Penguin and Black-browed albatrosses. Also, meet the people who have made this island home for generations. From there, set sail for South Georgia. Visit one of the world’s largest king penguin colonies and watch elephant seals relaxing on the shores. Then cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula and among the South Shetland Islands, visiting sites in the Antarctic Sound and in the Gerlache Strait. This is an expedition like no other.

  • Day 1: Port Stanley, embarkation Pick up at the airport in Port Stanley, town visit, and embarkation.
  • Day 2: Saunders Island, Carcass Island During a morning visit to Saunders Island, we enjoy the long white-sand beach. A wilderness experience, the main attractions there are rockhopper penguins, nesting black-browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins. In the afternoon we visit Carcass Island. There is an option for an easy hike to the settlement, bird watching, and a typical Falklands tea experience.
  • Day 3: Bleaker Island In the morning, we will land at Bleaker Island, a natural reserve with a famous area featuring a large variety of birds. In the afternoon, we head to South Georgia.
  • Day 4 - 5: At Sea
  • Day 6: Elsehul Bay Evening Zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay, subject to crossing and permits from the South Georgia government.
  • Day 7: Grytviken, Fortuna Bay / Stromness Morning landing at Grytviken. We'll clear Customs here then visit the historical site with the South Georgia Museum and Ernest Shackleton's grave. In the afternoon, landing at Fortuna Bay / Stromness. We'll see king penguins, and we'll learn more about Shackleton and his expedition. There is an optional 2-3 hour "Shackleton walk."
  • Day 8: Salisbury Plain, Prion Island Morning visit to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes. In the afternoon, visit Prion Island to see the nesting wandering albatross.
  • Day 9: St Andrews Bay, Cooper Bay Morning visit to St. Andrews Bay. We'll see the largest king penguin colony and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins on a Zodiac cruise.
  • Day 10-11: At sea
  • Day 12: Elephant Island In the afternoon, we will see Elephant Island. While a landing here is unlikely, we will see the island from the ship or, if sea conditions allow, from a Zodiac.
  • Day 13 - 16: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands We cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula and among the South Shetland Islands, visiting sites in the Antarctic Sound and the Gerlache Strait. The voyage may include visits to sites such as Gourdin Island, Brown Bluff, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Wilhelmina Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Cuverville Island, the Melchior Islands, or other magnificent places.
  • Day 17 - 18: At Sea
  • Day 19: Arrival in Ushuaia and Disembarkation
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Sea Voyage Map

Photo Album: Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Image of slide

Enjoy the main attractions in the Falkland Islands that inlcude rockhopper penguins, nesting black browed albatross, and sub-Antarctic gentoo penguins.

Image of slide

Enjoy a landscape few get the chance to see in South Georiga.

Image of slide

Vist the largest King Penguin colony in the world while in South Georgia.

Image of slide

Explore the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica on board the Magellan Explorer.

Image of slide

Sightseeing in Antarctica on the Magellan Explorer.

Sail on the Magellan Exploer

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 here.

From %min_price% USD pp based on DBL Cabin

Image of New and Modern Polar Vessel

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

Image of Spacious and Stylish Design

Public spaces that are perfect for relaxing and wildlife watching.

Image of Expert Polar Exploration

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

Image of Beautiful & Cozy Cabins

Enjoy views of the unforgettable landscapes from your bed.

Testimonial

‘’This was an exceptional travel experience throughout and so much better than we had expected. The expedition staff was the most passionate of any cruise I have been on and lectures of their personal experiences in the Antarctic were one of the highlights of our time on the ship.’’

Hilary S. – Traveler from USA

Antarctica & South Georgia Expedition, February 2022

Testimonial

‘’South Georgia is a paradise of nature, wildlife in its purest form. Thousands of king penguins, the largest colony in the world is there, and huge elephant seals and their babies come out to meet you at every landing. It is an uninhabited island with beautiful and breathtaking landscapes of beaches, mountains and glaciers. The island where the great explorer Ernest Shackleton turned a failure into a feat of survival, a true privilege to visit. Thanks A21!! A travel experience of excellence from the moment you land in Punta Arenas until you take your flight back home!’’

Soledad – Traveler from Chile

Antarctica & South Georgia Expedition, February 2022

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

Ready to Start Planning?

Let us know if we can help you plan your visit to Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia & Antarctica. Complete this short form and receive a personalized quote from our team today!

Stories From Our A21 Journal