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


20 Days / 19 Nights

Departure city

Port Stanley, The Falkland Islands

Itinerary Type: Sea Voyage

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Itinerary at a Glance (2023-24 Season)

Sail on the Magellan Explorer to the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica with this 20-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 We enjoy the long white-sand beach during a morning visit to Saunders Island. A wilderness experience, the main attractions 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 Depending on sea conditions over the previous days, arrival is planned for the afternoon. Provided we receive approval from the South Georgia government, we plan to do an evening Zodiac cruise at Elsehul Bay.
  • Day 7: Grytviken, Fortuna Bay / Stromness Our first landing is at Grytviken. We clear Customs and then visit the historical site with the South Georgia Museum and Ernest Shackleton's grave. In the afternoon, we land at Fortuna Bay / Stromness to see king penguins. Here we learn more about Shackleton and his expedition, and there is also an optional 2-3 hour "Shackleton walk."
  • Day 8: Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay In the morning, we plan a landing at Gold Harbour, a spectacular location with king penguins, elephant seals, and hanging glaciers. There are also sooty albatrosses here. In the afternoon and on a Zodiac cruise, we visit Cooper Bay to see macaroni penguins.
  • Day 9: St Andrews Bay, Ocean Harbour St Andrews Bay is the destination of our morning excursion. We see the largest king penguin colony and elephant seal bulls. In the afternoon, we plan a Zodiac cruise and landing at Ocean Harbour. The highlights here are a shipwreck and the remains of the whaling industry.
  • Day 10: Prion Island, Salisbury Plain In the morning, we plan to visit Prion Island to see the nesting wandering albatross. In the afternoon, we head to Salisbury Plain for more king penguins and stunning landscapes.
  • Day 11 - 12: At Sea
  • Day 13: Elephant Island In the afternoon, we will see Elephant Island. While a landing here is very unlikely, we will see the island from the ship or, if sea conditions allow, from a zodiac.
  • Day 14 - 17: Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands 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 18 - 19: At Sea
  • Day 20: Ushuaia Arrival in Ushuaia and disembarkation.

Sea Voyage Inclusions

Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.

Special access to Explorers House for guests in Punta Arenas.

Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary corresponding to each expedition.

Daily buffet breakfast, à la carte lunch and dinner, as well as wine, beer, juice, soft drinks, coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water, and snacks on board the ship.

Loan of waterproof boots for landings, landing fees, contingency plan, and IAATO passenger fee.

All guided shore excursions, as well as lectures and entertainment on board.

Photo Album: Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Antarctica21' Sub-Antarctic Sea Voyages Expedition to the Falklands

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

Icebergs in South Georgia. Photography by Rodrigo Moraga on an Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise.

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

A colony of King Penguins in South Georgia. Photography by Ruslan Eliseev.

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

Travel on board Magellan Explorer in Antarctica, Photography by Ana Carla Martinez

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Magellan Explorer in Antarctica. Photography by Sandra Walser for Antarctica21.

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Veranda Cabin on board Magellan Explorer. Photography by Tom Arban.

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‘’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


‘’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


‘’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

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