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Beyond Antarctica: South Shetlands, South Georgia & the Falklands

Program No. 23704RJ
Sail to the Antarctic on an expedition to the South Shetland Islands, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, learning about the wildlife and geologic forces that shaped Antarctica.

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At a Glance

As you cross the Drake Passage from Ushuaia, you’ll sail past towering icebergs slowly drifting away as the Antarctic finally comes into view — it’s like a dream come true. Penguins waddle through the snow and seals snooze on the sea ice, but when you see them up close from a kayak or Zodiac, you’ll be in awe of the natural wonderland that is Antarctica. With seasoned experts, navigate past whales feeding in rich waters and the delight in vivid hues of icebergs bobbing in the sea while comparing the landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula, the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. While at sea and on land, learn from naturalists who will reveal the true nature of the world’s driest desert and the ecosystem that thrives there.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles at a time over varied terrain including hills, mud, gravel, and ice. Most embarkations and disembarkations will be via Zodiacs requiring the ascent and descent of steep stairs between the Zodiacs and the ship. Zodiac landings will generally entail disembarking onto wet surfaces which may be slippery. Wind and choppy water may result in more turbulent Zodiac transfers.

What You'll Learn

  • Explore Tierra del Fuego before embarking your expedition ship and conquering the Drake Passage.
  • Step foot on the Antarctic Peninsula and the surrounding islands to see penguin rookeries, research stations and abandoned whaling stations.
  • Enjoy lectures about geology, wildlife and issues facing the Antarctic.
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