Experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this awe-inspiring voyage to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. This incredible voyage illuminates Shackleton’s legend and recounts his courageous exploration of Antarctica. You’ll visit historical sites of past explorers, as well as Shackleton’s final resting place—the wildlife rich island of South Georgia. Antarctica is beyond comprehension and sure to amaze any traveller seeking a true adventure to the world’s most remote wilderness.
The Antarctic Peninsula offers the most dramatic scenery and largest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Visitors are easily overcome by sensory overload as they experience the huge amount of icebergs, glaciers, dramatic mountains and abundant, fearless wildlife. The Peninsula is part of the Antarctic Continent and is the southern continuation of the mountain chain that runs from North America through South America into the Scotia Sea. Here we will see as many as four species of penguin (Adelie’s, Gentoo, Macaroni and Chinstrap) alongside the unique Snowy Sheathbill, a bird found only on Antarctica.
Motoring across the Drake Passage can offer incredible pelagic birds that offer great photographic opportunities and may include: Wandering Albatross, Royal Albatross, Black-browed Albatross, Giant Petrel, Blue Petrel, Antarctic Prion, Common Diving Petrel, Black-bellied Storm Petrel and so much more!
Our trip will begin and end in Ushuaia, Argentina, where we will have a full-day to explore the beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park in search of Magellanic Woodpeckers, Black-chested Buzzard-Eagles, Paramo Fox and other wildlife. While in Ushuaia we will also have the opportunity to visit a breeding colony of Magellanic Penguins, too!