Falkland Islands & South Georgia

These are the ultimate in Antarctic voyages, exploring the Falklands & South Georgia

The remote Falkland Archipelago is located 560 km off the coast of South America, comprised of East and West Falkland plus a number of other islands.

The only town in the Falklands is Port Stanley which has the feel of a remote outpost and a population of around 2,000 people. The entire archipelago abounds with land and sea bird species, including Magellanic, Gentoo and Rockhopper Penguins and sometimes King Penguins, as well as over 70% of the world’s Black-browed Albatross. More than 227 species of bird have been identified in the Falklands, including five different species of penguins. The cold surrounding waters are full of whales, dolphins and sea lions, while the beaches are visited by breeding fur and elephant seals. Much of the Falklands’ wildlife is tame and approachable, which makes for incredible viewing.

 Continue on to South Georgia, an island renowned for its breathtaking scenery, the grave of Ernest Shackleton and thousands of King Penguins which you won’t see further south.

South Georgia Island

Beautiful South Georgia
This Sub-Antarctic island is renowned for its abundant bird life, magnificent scenery and the epic adventures of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Falkland Islands

Historic Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
The remote Falkland Archipelago is made up of East and West Falkland and a number of other islands.

Shore excursions

Zodiac Explorations
Most shore excursions and some sightseeing trips in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic islands are by Zodiac inflatable boats. Anyone of average fitness and agility can get into and out of the Zodiacs.

Wildlife Viewing

Incredible Antarctic Wildlife
On the Falkland Islands you may see Magellanic, Gentoo and Rockhopper Penguins and sometimes King Penguins, and over 70% of the world’s Black-browed Albatross.

Antarctica Peninsula

Kayak Amongst Icebergs
Sea kayaking is a fantastic and inspiring way to explore the Antarctic Peninsula. Excursions are in small groups with an experienced guide.

Antarctica camping

Camp On The Ice
On some voyages, you can spend a night camping on the ice shelves of Antarctica. This is a popular activity and a great way to experience the silence of the polar wilderness.

Wildlife in the Falkland Islands & South Georgia

Striated Caracara

Striated Caracara, Rare & Endemic Birds
The Falklands are critical for the conservation of the Striated Caracara, a bird of prey in the falcon family.

Black-Browed Albatross

Black-Browed Albatross
The Falkland Islands are home the World’s Largest Colonies of Black-Browed Albatross, up to 500,000 pairs or 70% of the world’s entire population.

Falkland Islands Penguins

5 different species of penguin
Called the “Galapagos of the South”, the Falklands are home to over one million penguins.

Elephant Seals

Elephant Seals, Sea Lions, Dolphins & Killer Whales
The seas and beaches of the Falkland Islands are inhabited by many species of marine life, including whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions.

Cruises to Antarctica & the surrounding regions

We have a unique selection of Antarctic Peninsula cruise options carefully chosen for their itineraries, as well as the vessels used. Our selection of ice-strengthened ships are all small to medium in size, with a maximum of 50-199 passengers, ensuring an authentic, up-close encounter with the untrammelled wilderness. All of our cruises and tours are completely tailor made to suit our clients interests, budget, and timeframe.

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Falkland Islands & South Georgia Overview

The Falkland Islands has an abundance of birdlife most famous for its King Penguins colony. Visit historic sites, explore unspoiled landscapes and be awestruck by the wild beauty. South Georgia is an island renowned for its breathtaking scenery, the grave of Ernest Shackleton and thousands of King Penguins which you won’t see further south.

Both the Sub-Antarctic islands and the Antarctic Peninsula are subject to extreme weather and very cold temperatures. However temperatures are milder than in the interior of Antarctica, and during the summer months average between – 5 °C and + 5 °C.

South America, as your journey to Antarctica will start in either Argentina or Chile.

Most voyages to South Georgia, the Falklands Islands and/or the Antarctic Peninsula start in the port of Ushuaia at the southern tip of Argentina. Some voyages include flight sectors; flights depart from Punta Arenas in Chile.

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