This is our most extensive Antarctic expedition taking in the magnificent mountain scenery, glaciers and icebergs that litter the coastlines, as well as breeding penguins, seals and seabirds. South Georgia, in particular, is rich in polar history with Grytviken whaling station and the windswept graveyard where British explorers Sir Ernest Shackleton, Frank Wild and, more recent, Henry Worsley, are buried.

Suggested Itinerary

Ice Tracks offers a number of trips a season combining the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic, of varying lengths and itineraries. The itinerary shows you the breadth and depth of this voyage – please contact us and we will talk you through all your options, so that we can find the perfect voyage for you.

Enjoy the Argentinean leather markets and succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous as you explore the southernmost town in the world. Highlights of Ushuaia include an award-winning museum and trips to nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park and its popular “Train at the End of the World”.

Arriving at the ship in the afternoon, you will be greeted by our Expedition Team and ship’s officers at a safety and orientation briefing followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, relax and take in the mountainous scenery on our early evening sail down the Beagle Channel past Magellanic Penguin, Rock Cormorant, and Sea Lion colonies.

Among the wildlife spotting opportunities as we sail south are the albatrosses, prions, and petrels that frequently follow the ship. Our Expedition Team will be out on deck as well, looking for the whales and dolphins that may also be seen in the area. Our experts will begin the presentations with informative and entertaining talks on the wildlife, history, and geology of the Falkland Islands and Southern Ocean. Helpful briefings on environmental regulations and expedition safety will also be held in the comfortable lounge.

The westernmost settled outposts in the Falklands are remote farms that have been family-owned for six and seven generations. The sheep graze alongside albatross colonies and rockhopper, king, and macaroni penguin rookeries while striated caracaras patrol overhead and upland geese graze at the water’s edge. A visit to one of these homesteads often includes an invitation for cakes and a cup of tea.

Chosen for its sheltered harbor and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as shops and most services are centered on the port. The museum, the post-office featuring first day covers, plenty of shops with locally made wool items and Stanley’s lively pubs will all be available. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town, including sea lions and dolphins in the harbor or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.

There will be plenty of wildlife spotting as we make our way east across the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Shipboard presentations will continue featuring the exciting history and abundant wildlife of South Georgia

Welcome to South Georgia! Landing sites feature huge Elephant seals, aggressive Fur seals, Gentoo penguins, albatross, petrels, skuas, and gulls. King penguins from fuzzy little chicks to fattened adults can be seen in the hundreds of thousands. We will visit historic Grytviken whaling station, home of the whaling museum, Norwegian seaman’s church, the active British Antarctic Survey station plus the tiny graveyard where the great Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton is buried.

Heading farther south, we continue our informative presentations and wildlife watch as the icebergs become more and more plentiful.

The land of superlatives, Antarctica!

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we hope to make as much time as possible to explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory.  Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity.  We will aim for the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of historic and scientific interest.

Adelie, Chinstrap and Gentoo Penguins abound, and Weddell, Crabeater and Elephant Seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory Leopard Seals and the assertive Antarctic Fur Seal. Minke and Humpback Whales are frequent visitors in the late season and Orca sightings are also common.

As we leave this magical place and make our way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage, we will continue our presentation series and wildlife spotting. Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow.

Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure. Chat to us about any extension options.

Adventure Options

Whale watching

Whale watching

...with a whale expert! Outings onboard zodiacs, or from the bow of the ship: here is the chance to see these majestic giants up close and personal as they float asleep like semi-submerged submarines, fluke, 'spy hop', breach, hunt and feed.

Expedition photography

Expedition photography

There will be numerous opportunities to photograph and capture truly wonderful moments. From multimedia presentations to group workshops on the outer decks or in a Zodiac, our on board photographer will offer advice and instruction.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

Led by experienced guides and paddling in small groups you will get an easy and intimate access to remote areas along the coastline.

Local experts

Local experts

On every trip you do with us, we ensure that you are accompanied by exceptional local experts and guides with intimate knowledge of the flora, fauna and cultural history of the area.

Dates & Prices

For our latest discounts and exclusive deals see our special offers page.

VoyageStart / EndAccommodationActivitiesPrices fromOffer
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica31/12/2018
Ushuaia
19/01/2019
Ushuaia
Hebridean SkyUS$16,995See more
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica12/02/2019
Ushuaia
03/03/2019
Ushuaia
Island SkyUS$16,995See more
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica13/12/2018
Punta Arenas
29/12/2018
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$15,995See more
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica27/12/2018
Punta Arenas
12/01/2019
Punta Arenas
Akademik IoffeUS$16,295See more
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica21/01/2019
Ushuaia
09/02/2019
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$19,095See more
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica02/11/2019
Puerto Madryn
22/11/2019
Ushuaia
Hebridean SkyUS$14,295See moreSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica23/01/2020
Ushuaia
11/02/2020
Ushuaia
Island SkyUS$17,595See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica23/02/2020
Ushuaia
13/03/2020
Ushuaia
Island SkyUS$14,295See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica02/02/2019
Punta Arenas
18/02/2019
Punta Arenas
Akademik IoffeUS$16,295See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica30/12/2018
Ushuaia
17/01/2019
Ushuaia
RGS ResoluteUS$19,795See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica31/12/2019
Punta Arenas
17/01/2020
Ushuaia
RGS ResoluteUS$21,195See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica18/11/2019
Ushuaia
06/12/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik IoffeUS$14,195See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica18/01/2020
Punta Arenas
04/02/2020
Punta Arenas
Akademik IoffeUS$18,095See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica15/02/2020
Punta Arenas
04/03/2020
Ushuaia
Akademik IoffeUS$18,895See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica09/11/2019
Punta Arenas
27/11/2019
Ushuaia
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$14,195See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica28/12/2019
Punta Arenas
13/01/2020
Punta Arenas
Akademik Sergey VavilovUS$1,699See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica20/10/2019
Punta Arenas
07/11/2019
Punta Arenas
RGS ResoluteUS$15,095See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica28/01/2020
Ushuaia
14/02/2020
Punta Arenas
RGS ResoluteUS$21,195See moreSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers availableSpecial offers available

Inclusions

Included in the price of this voyage:

  • Itinerary/pre-departure information
  • One night hotel accommodation in embarkation city (Hebridean Sky departures)
  • Transfer from airport in embarkation city to group hotel if arriving on day 1 of the itinerary (Hebridean Sky departures)
  • Transfers from the meeting point to the ship
  • Transfer from ship to airport or central location at disembarkation
  • Extensive program of relevant educational presentations
  • Advice from experienced team of naturalists and resident photographer
  • All Zodiac excursions and landings
  • Welcome Cocktail and Farewell Dinner hosted by our Captain
  • All meals during the voyage prepared by onboard professional chefs.
  • Afternoon tea with fresh snacks each afternoon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate throughout the day (24/7)
  • House wine/beer/soft drink with dinner (Hebridean Sky departures)
  • Onboard medical officer
  • All activities offered on board (except kayaking on all departures and camping on Hebridean Sky departures).
  • Use of multimedia station to download and process your photos.
  • Free Internet connection from the public computers in the library (Hebridean Sky departures)
  • 100 minute WiFi card, for use on your personal devices (Hebridean Sky departures)
  • All port fees
  • In Superior categories we offer champagne and chocolates on arrival, complimentary mini-bar and US$ 100 Gift Shop Certificate (Hebridean Sky departures)

Not included in the price of this voyage:

  • International and Domestic airfares
  • Visa and passport fees, airport departure taxes
  • Pre-cruise or post-cruise hotel accommodation, meals, transfers in arrival/departure cities (unless otherwise stated in your invoice)
  • Personal laundry and personal expenses (Postage, telephone, internet, bar bill, medical expenses)
  • Travel medical insurance including medical evacuation (mandatory)
  • Trip interruption / cancellation insurance (optional)
  • Gratuities to staff and crew

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