Circumnavigation of South Georgia With The Falkland Islands (19 Days)

Cruise Line: Zegrahm Expeditions
Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dates: 24 Oct 2019 - 11 Nov 2019

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24 Oct 2019
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25 Oct 2019
Air travel
Santiago, Chile

Upon arrival in Santiago transfer to our hotel. Enjoy brunch and spend the rest of the day relaxing or join an optional sightseeing excursion. Welcome dinner and overnight at our hotel.

26 Oct 2019
Santiago, Chile
Air travel
Port Stanley, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

After breakfast board your flight to Stanley, and enjoy free time to explore this charming British-flavored town. Embark the Sea Adventurer this evening.

27 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019

Spend two days at sea, attending informative lectures on the history, geology, and amazing wildlife of this region. Join naturalists on deck to search for the marine mammals and seabirds that flourish in these nutrient-rich waters.

29 Oct 2019
Elsehul, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
30 Oct 2019
Right Whale Bay, United Kingdom
31 Oct 2019
Salisbury Plain, United Kingdom
01 Nov 2019
Hercules Bay, United Kingdom
DAY 10
02 Nov 2019
Stromness, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 11
03 Nov 2019
Grytviken, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
DAY 12
04 Nov 2019
Royal Bay, United Kingdom
Gold Harbour, United Kingdom
Cooper Bay, United Kingdom
Peggotty Bluff, United Kingdom

Flexibility on this expedition is a must. The expeditionary nature of this voyage prevents us from publishing a day-by-day itinerary, but the following is a list of places we plan to visit. Some are pending final government approval. Elsehul Bay – This beautiful bay is home to thousands of fur seals. Listen for the high-pitched trumpeting of king penguins amid the magnificent sounds of marine mammals echoing throughout the bay. Right Whale Bay – Land on a volcanic black-sand beach in search of southern fur seals, elephant seals, king penguins, and the other bird species known to inhabit the area. Salisbury Plain – Two glaciers flank Salisbury Plain on South Georgia's north coast. Here, more than 200,000 king penguins congregate and breed, and you are greeted by one of the more remarkable sights—and sounds—on Earth. Hercules Bay – At this rocky bay you have the opportunity to view macaroni penguins, the most numerous of all penguin species. Stromness Bay – Site of Shackleton's arrival after crossing the island's glaciers on foot, Stromness offers views of cliffs and a glacier, which the adventurer and his companions descended. Grytviken – Explore Grytviken on foot, discovering the ruins of this once-active whaling station. The cemetery holds a special fascination, as it is here that Shackleton is buried. Hiking along the beach you will see penguins and other seabirds, as well as marine mammals. Royal Bay – The 1882 German transit of Venus expedition conducted its research at this large bay, and remains of the party's buildings still stand on shore. Ross Glacier forms a dramatic backdrop to the wild scenery, where 50,000 king penguins await. Gold Harbour – At the foot of the Bertrab Glacier, Gold Harbour is often referred to as the "jewel in the island's crown". In addition to a large king penguin colony, you are likely to see elephant and fur seals, gentoo penguins, giant petrels, and with luck, light-mantled albatross. Cooper Bay – This bay features spectacular rock headlands with sharp cleavages of metamorphosed sandstone, presenting intriguing geological perspectives. Here you are likely to encounter light-mantled albatross; king, gentoo, and macaroni penguins; prions, petrels, and terns; and fur, Weddell, and elephant seals. Peggotty Bluff – Visit Peggotty Bluff where Ernest Shackleton's party established a camp in 1916.

DAY 13
05 Nov 2019
DAY 14
06 Nov 2019
DAY 15
07 Nov 2019
Saunders Island, Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

On Saunders Island you will find colonies of gentoo, rockhopper, and Magellanic penguins, as well as black-browed albatross.

DAY 16
08 Nov 2019
Steeple Jason Island, United Kingdom

Today visit one of the largest albatross colonies in the world with thousands of black-browed albatross sitting atop their nests. Also ashore are rookeries of gentoo penguins and South American sea lions.

DAY 17
09 Nov 2019

Lecturers recap your experiences as you cruise toward the southernmost city in the world.

DAY 18
10 Nov 2019
Ushuaia, Argentina
Air travel
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, connecting with independent flights.

DAY 19
11 Nov 2019
Air travel

Arrive in the USA and connect with independent homeward flights.

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About the Ship

South Georgia
Ocean Adventurer

The 120-guest Ocean Adventurer will be refurbished in 2017 and is a superb oceangoing vessel equipped with stabilizers and an ice-strengthened hull. A fleet of Zodiac landing craft allows us to explore at a moment's notice. Each stateroom has an ocean view and en suite bathroom.

What's Included


  • Daily activity options; all gratuities; all accommodations; all meals; all entrance fees, taxes, and landing and port charges; transfers; medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance.

Not Included

  • Airfare; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature.

About Us

With over 25 years in expedition travel, Seattle-based Zegrahm Expeditions Inc. is a leading adventure travel company specializing in small-ship expedition cruises, tours, and safaris to remote and intriguing destinations around the world. Led by expert guides and lecturers, Zegrahm itineraries are carefully crafted and all-inclusive, feature deluxe accommodations, and operate in all seven continents.

Insider Tip

Virtually everything is included: gratuities, transfers, group hotels, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, and a variety of excursions including snorkeling and birding.

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Shore Excursions

Right Whale Bay, United Kingdom - 30 Oct 2019

Salisbury Plain, United Kingdom - 31 Oct 2019

Hercules Bay, United Kingdom - 01 Nov 2019

Stromness, South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands - 02 Nov 2019

Peggotty Bluff, United Kingdom - 04 Nov 2019

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