Experience three epic destinations of the Southern Ocean: the wildlife oasis of the Falkland Islands, breathtaking South Georgia Island, with its legends of Shackleton and spectacular colonies of stately king penguins, and the celebrated Antarctic Peninsula, a dazzling realm of glistening icebergs and towering peaks rising straight from the sea. On this small-ship expedition, set out for adventures by go-anywhere Zodiacs amid drifting bergs, hike on remote shores amid throngs of chattering penguins and basking elephant seals, and learn from expert naturalists who illuminate the dream world of the Antarctic.
It was the thrill of a lifetime to visit the Falklands and South Georgia in addition to Antarctica. The Zodiac rides were great and the staff was always making every effort for us to see and do everything.
— Joanne G., Denver, CO
Ushuaia / Falkland Islands
From Ushuaia, voyage to the rugged Falklands, a famously British outpost with spectacular seabird colonies and charismatic rockhopper penguins.
South Georgia Island
This stunning island holds one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. Walk black-sand beaches among tens of thousands of king penguins and basking elephant seals, look for nesting albatross, and visit the evocative grave of the great explorer Shackleton at the old Norwegian whaling station of Grytviken.
Scotia Sea / South Shetland Islands / Antarctic Peninsula
Cross the Scotia Sea to the wildlife-rich Antarctic Peninsula. Walk amid teeming penguin colonies, visit a research station, explore by Zodiac, and take a bracing dip in the hot springs at Deception Island. Return to Ushuaia and depart on Day 20.