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Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Set foot on the Antarctic continent and revel in the incredible scenery of snow-capped peaks, mighty glaciers, and glistening icebergs—a photographer’s dream. 

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Learn about early polar exploration and whaling history, including a visit to the burial site of Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Tour the beautiful Falkland Islands to view huge populations of Rockhopper, Gentoo, and Magellanic penguins, as well as the regal black-browed albatross.

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Witness the vast penguin colonies of South Georgia—king, macaroni, Gentoo, and chinstrap—as well as large numbers of elephant and fur seals crowding the beaches.

 

OVERVIEW

Thirty million years ago, Antarctica broke away from South America and became the world’s fifth largest continent. As the oceans flowed freely around the isolated land mass, and temperate and polar waters mixed, the Antarctic continent cooled and ice sheets...

ITINERARY

Enjoy a boat trip on the Beagle Channel and disembark in Tierra del Fuego National Park for nature hikes surrounded by dramatic scenery. Board the Island Sky this afternoon and set sail for the Falkland Islands...

ACCOMMODATIONS

Recently refurbished, the Island Sky is a comfortable and contemporary expedition vessel. Public spaces include a large lounge, elegant bar with piano, library stocked with fiction and reference books along with a selection of games...

FAQs

What is the best time to visit Antarctica? What is there to do in Antarctica? What type of physical...

FIELD LEADERS

Especially chosen for this voyage, our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps...

DATES & RATES

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Overview

Thirty million years ago, Antarctica broke away from South America and became the world’s fifth largest continent. As the oceans flowed freely around the isolated land mass, and temperate and polar waters mixed, the Antarctic continent cooled and ice sheets blanketed the land. The result—a vast white desert which holds over 70 percent of the world’s fresh water. With remarkable scenery, unique wildlife, and a history rich with heroic exploits of famed explorers, it is no wonder that exploring Antarctica tops many travelers’ trip-of-a-lifetime lists.

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But, traveling to this remarkable destination takes careful planning and consideration. Each year, Zegrahm offers one special Antarctic expedition. This singular voyage is ideally timed during austral summer, offering unparalleled opportunities to explore, and is always much anticipated by our field staff—in fact, their passion for this magical corner of the world is infectious as soon as you step on board!

On this expedition, be prepared to set foot on the Antarctic continent and revel in the incredible scenery of snow-capped peaks, mighty glaciers, and glistening icebergs. You’ll get up close and personal with Gentoo, Rockhopper, King and Magellanic Penguins. Additionally, you’ll be traveling with historians, ornithologists, geologists, and naturalists who know the region intimately and are there to answer all your questions and share the history and science of this amazing polar desert.

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Itinerary

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Accommodations

Island Sky

Built in 1992 and recently refurbished, the Island Sky is a comfortable and contemporary expedition vessel. Public spaces include a large lounge, elegant bar with piano, library stocked with fiction and reference books along with a selection of games, and a single-seating dining room. Outside decks feature a bar and a sun deck where meals are served in pleasant weather. All suites feature ocean views, a sitting area, en-suite bathroom, large wardrobes, a small refrigerator, and television.

 

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Things To Know

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Field Leaders

Dan Olsen
Dan Olsen
Expedition Leader
Dan has lived in Seward, Alaska for over a decade, where he is the captain of a 150-passenger tour boat that offers guests the opportunity to observe the whales, seals, puffins, and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park.
Kelsey Simmons
Kelsey Simmons
Cruise Director
In her time at Zegrahm, Kelsey has traveled to all seven continents aboard a variety of expedition vessels in the capacity of both Cruise Director and Expedition Leader. She regularly leads travelers to the Arctic and Antarctic, two of her favorite destinations. 
Mike Stewart
Mike Stewart
Expedition Staff
Mike Stewart spends most of his time working as a professional mariner. He is the second mate and navigator on the new polar icebreaker, Sikuliaq, and also sails as captain on the Kittiwake.
Brent Pikolas
Brent Pikolas
Historian
Brent joins the Zegrahm Expeditions team after nearly two decades of exploring wild Alaska as a guide, naturalist, and captain. He currently calls Seward, Alaska home, where he is the Lead Captain on a fleet of passenger vessels focused on wildlife and glacier tours.
Richard Jacoby
Richard Jacoby
Naturalist
In Alaska, Richard has been running glacier and wildlife cruises in Kenai Fjords National Park for over 20 years. Richard also works as an instructor with the Alaska Maritime Training Center, teaching basic and advanced operations and safety training topics for professional mariners.
George Lake
George Lake
Zodiac Driver
Inspired from a young age by world-traveling grandparents, George developed a love for travel, adventure, and nature - especially pertaining to the sea. He became a certified scuba diver at age 14 and worked many years as a commercial diver, assistant dive instructor, and sailor.
Tom Sharpe
Tom Sharpe
Geologist
Tom has over three decades of experience in interpreting geology for a wide range of audiences, through talks, lectures, field trips, exhibitions, and publications. He has curated a number of highly regarded geological and Antarctic exhibitions.
Jim Wilson
Jim Wilson
Ornithologist
Jim hails from the seaside town of Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. He is a highly respected ornithologist and ecologist with more than 40 years of birding experience in Ireland, Europe, USA, Africa, the Antarctic, and the Arctic.
Kevin Sampson
Kevin Sampson
Naturalist
Kevin spends much of his time on the water, in one form or another. Living on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick, Canada has enabled him to pursue his lifelong interest of outdoor adventure travel. His passion for sea kayaking started 30 years ago with the development of his own sea kayaking adventure company, allowing him to share his love of nature with others.
Caroline Barrie-Smith
Caroline Barrie-Smith
Historian

Originally from Bishops Waltham, a quiet village on England’s south coast, Caroline has gone on to travel the world and explore some of its remotest corners. Caroline has been fascinated by history and archaeology since she was a child and could often be found digging up the garden in search of artefacts from another era.

 

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Dates & Rates

January 24, 2019 | 22 Days | Small-Ship Cruise | 100 Guests | From $23,480

Please See Below For Per Person Cabin Rates On Zegrahm Expeditions Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands Small Ship Cruise (rates based on double occupancy) :

  • Category 1: $23,480
  • Category 2: $25,480
  • Category 3: $27,980
  • Category 4: $29,980
  • Category 5: $32,680
  • Category 6: $36,980
  • Owners Suite: $42,780
  • Category 2 Single: $31,980
  • Category 3 single: $34,980

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The Ultimate Antarctica Travel Guide

Thirty million years ago, Antarctica broke away from South America and became the world’s fifth largest continent. As the oceans flowed freely around the isolated land mass, and temperate and polar waters mixed, the Antarctic continent cooled and ice sheets blanketed the land. The result—a vast white desert which holds over 70 percent of the world’s fresh water. In these pages, you’ll learn all you need to know about visiting this legendary continent.

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