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Antarctic Kayaking: South Georgia, Falklands & Antarctic Peninsula 2018/19


Antarctic kayaking wildlife extravaganza!

15–18 day voyages 7–9 days kayaking

  • Antarctica

    Antarctica

  • South Georgia

    South Georgia

  • Antarctica

    Antarctica

  • Antarctica

    Antarctica

  • South Georgia

    South Georgia

Combine kayaking amongst the teeming wildlife of South Georgia with the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula and a visit to Stanley, a remote British outpost in the Falkland Islands. This is a trip of a lifetime.

Kayak in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s memories and enjoy close up encounters with majestic king penguins as we paddle in South Georgia. Here, snow and ice capped peaks line the skyline, lush tussock grass carpets the lower hills and abandoned whaling stations have been reclaimed by fur seals. We'll journey deep into glacial bays, where black-browed and wandering albatross, prions, terns and petrels soar overhead and elephant seals loll on beaches watched over by multitudes of macaroni and rock hopper penguins.

The 3rd jewel of this trip are 3 days sea kayaking in the Antarctic Peninsula. Orcas and humpback whales feed in these waters and an endless array of picturesque icebergs are the backdrop for many paddling delights.

These polar kayaking adventures take place on an Antarctic cruise aboard the mother-ship Polar Pioneer, home to our fleet of sturdy plastic kayaks. Antarctica is truly a wild place of indescribable beauty. If you choose to paddle with us in Antarctica, you’ll be a member of a small select paddling group that is accompanied by a dedicated kayak guide. You’ll have the option to kayak every day that conditions permit—or even twice a day. These are small-ship expedition cruises rather than fully programmed tours, and each Antarctic sea kayaking trip is guaranteed to have new and exciting experiences.

Book now to reserve a spot on this adventure of a lifetime.
Here is a small taste of Antarctica, courtesy of Chris Summers who paddled there recently.

Grade

Moderate Plus

2018/19 Departures

01–18 Dec 2018

Cost

From US $15,950

Includes

Includes Flights from Santiago to Port Stanley

Excludes

International airfares, pre-and-post-cruise accommodation and transfers.

  • * Cost depends on cabin chosen
  • * All trip costs are listed in US dollars

Itinerary

Meet at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Day 1
Fly from Santiago or Punta Arenas to Port Stanley, town tour, board mothership, kayak briefing.
Days 2–3
At Sea, bound for South Georgia.
Days 4–8
Explore coastline of Sth Georgia.
Days 9-10
Cross Scotia Sea and prepare for Antarctica.
Day 11
Elephant Island, conditions permitting.
Days 12–15
Paddle and explore Antarctic Peninsula.
Days 16–17
At sea crossing Drake Passage
Day 18
Arrive Ushuaia, trip concludes.

  • *Contact us for detailed itinerary.

Grade

Moderate Plus

2018/19 Departures

Sth Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey: 16 Jan–2 Feb, 2–19 Feb 2019
* 2 Feb departure operates in the reverse of 16 Jan.

Cost

From US $16,950

Includes

On 16 January trip, includes flights from Port Stanley to Santiago. On 2 February trip includes flights from Santiago to Port Stanley.

Excludes

International airfares, pre-and-post-cruise accommodation and transfers.

  • * Cost depends on cabin chosen
  • * All trip costs are listed in US dollars

Itinerary

Meet at Ushuaia, Argentina for 16 Jan and Port Stanley, Falkland Islands for 2 Feb trip.

Day 1
Board mothership, Beagle Channel.
Day 2-3
At sea, briefings and lectures. Approach South Shetland Islands on evening of Day 3.
Days 4–6
Explore Antarctic Peninsula.
Day 7
Elephant Island, conditions permitting.
Days 8-10
Cross Scotia Sea to Sth Georgia.
Days 11-14
Retrace Shackleton route and explore Sth Georgia.
Days 15–17
Crossing Scotia Sea.
Day 18
Arrive Falkland Islands/Malvinas capital, Port Stanley. Flights to Punta Arenas and Santiago.

  • 2 Feb departure operates in reverse and includes flights from Santiago to Port Stanley. *Contact us for detailed itineraries.

Grade

Moderate Plus

2018/19 Departures

In Shackleton's Footsteps:20 Mar–06 Apr 2019

Cost

From US$15,950

Includes

Luggage transfer from hotel in Ushuaia to Polar Pioneer and flights from Port Stanley in the Falkland islands/Malvinas to Punta Arenas or Santiago.

Excludes

International airfares, pre-and-post-cruise accommodation and transfers.

  • * Cost depends on cabin chosen
  • * All trip costs are listed in US dollars

Itinerary

Meet at Ushuaia, Argentina

Day 1
Board mothership, Beagle Channel.
Days 2–3
At sea, Drake Passage, arrive South Shetland islands.
Days 4–6
Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea and retrace Shackleton's epic.
Days 7–9
Elephant Island and Scotia Sea to Sth Georgia.
Day 10
King Haakon, Bay South Georgia.
Days 11–14
Explore South Georgia.
Days 15–17
Cross Scotia Sea.
Day 18
Arrive Falkland Islands/ Malvinas, Port Stanley. Return flights to Punta Arenas or Santiago.

  • Contact us for detailed itinerary.

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