Days
21
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19415NZD
Map of Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Odyssey including Antarctica, Argentina, Falkland Islands (malvinas) and South Georgia

Voyage into icy territory with legendary Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly

Discover spectacular ice-covered wilderness and be serenaded by Australian musician Paul Kelly on a special 21-day expedition to the deep south of the globe. Departing from Ushuaia, cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, and be entertained by three musical performances in addition to a host of lectures and workshops presented by expert Antarctic researchers and scientists. Cross the Drake Passage in search of migrating whales and seabirds and trace the path of legendary explorers. This is a rare opportunity to be entertained both on board the Ocean Endeavour and off.


Start
Ushuaia, Argentina
Finish
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Destinations
Antarctica, Argentina, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), South Georgia
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Polar
Code
PPSGD
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 200

Why you'll love this trip

  • Not only does this voyage spend time discovering the Antarctic Peninsula, you will also visit the southerly island clusters of South Georgia and Falklands, getting an overall perspective on the region.

  • Listen to the songs and stories of Paul Kelly while cruising to the Great White Continent. His music enjoys worldwide acclaim and icon status in Australia and beyond, and you’ll have the chance to be entertained on board.

  • During your days at sea, enjoy a series of lectures and workshops presented by a leading panel of experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history, further enhancing your voyage.

  • Consider seeing the Antarctic Peninsula on unforgettable optional adventures, including kayaking and camping experiences in some remote regions of the continent.

  • Appreciate the well-equipped Ocean Endeavour with multiple dining, bar and lounge areas and wellness facilities, as well as a favourable ratio of one expedition crew member to every eight passengers.

Is this trip right for you?

  • Our ice-strengthened ships are big and sturdy, but the Antarctic waters can still be unpredictable and rough. Some people may experience seasickness, especially through the Drake Passage and other open water crossings. There is a doctor on board should you need further assistance.

  • Weather is extreme in the world’s southernmost continent. We’ll provide you with the waterproof boots and an expedition parka, but you should be prepared with lots of layers. Please see the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information for details.

  • Depending on the weather, you’ll be zipping around in a Zodiac boat quite regularly to explore the area and search for wildlife. It can get very cold and wet on the Zodiac and sturdy sea legs are needed for wet and dry landings from the boat.

  • People with reduced mobility may have difficulty participating in all included activities. On land, you’ll be walking over steep terrain, snow and other uneven surfaces. The Ocean Endeavour has a lift, but you’ll need to take the stairs to get to the gangway and some other parts of the ship that the lift does not provide access to.

  • The weather plays a pivotal part in this adventure, and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially in such a remote area. We may also be confined to the ship during rough weather.

Boats

Ocean Endeavour boat sailing

Ocean Endeavour 2020/21

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Itinerary

Welcome to Ushuaia – one of the world’s southernmost cities. On arrival at the airport, meet a Peregrine representative and take an included transfer to your pre-expedition accommodation. Before your embarkation tomorrow, attend a welcome meeting this evening to meet your leader and fellow travellers and discuss any further details. If you do happen to arrive early, you are free to explore Ushuaia, perhaps finding a local Argentinian meal.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting tonight as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on exactly when the meeting will take place.

An arrival transfer from the airport is included in your voyage fare. This transfer is only valid for passengers arriving in Ushuaia on Day 1 of the itinerary or those who have booked pre-tour accommodation with Peregrine. Full details of the transfer will be sent with your final joining instructions. Speak to a Peregrine booking agent for more information.
This morning, you are free to explore Ushuaia before you transfer to your expedition vessel for embarkation. Once boarded, settle into your cabin and meet your polar crew, setting off in the late afternoon. An included welcome dinner on board will allow you to continue the introductions with staff and fellow travellers. Your ship will cruise down the renowned Beagle Channel, so keep your eyes peeled for your first look at some of the region’s wildlife. After dinner, perhaps enjoy a drink at the onboard bar or retire to your stateroom for the night.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
The next two or so days will be spent crossing the Drake Passage. This stretch of water is named after Sit Frances Drake who sailed this in the 16th century and confirmed the convergence of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, but a few decades earlier, Spanish marine explorer Francisco de Hoces sailed south enough to discover this body of water – it is known in Spanish as the ‘Mar de Hoces’, or the Hoces Sea. While crossing this unpredictable passage, enjoy the amenities on board the Ocean Endeavour, including lounge areas, a fitness centre and other wellness facilities. You may also like to hear from leading researchers and scientists as they begin their onboard lecture program. If the conditions are favourable, head out on deck to scour the skies for migrating birdlife and the waters for pods of whales. Your voyage expects to catch sight of the Antarctic Peninsula on the evening of Day 4.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Appreciate three unforgettable days exploring the Great White Continent. Your expert crew has a general itinerary set and will consider the weather, sea and ice conditions to ensure maximum opportunity for shore landings and wildlife spotting opportunities. You can expect to explore the peninsula by land and Zodiac boat during daily excursions, with the chance to see leopard seals, multiple species of penguin and other marine life. After days experiencing the great white outdoors, let the party continue with potentially one or more of Paul Kelly’s three planned performances during this time.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (3)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (3)
Special Information
Potential excursions and landing sites in Antarctica are determined by weather and ice conditions and cannot be guaranteed in advance. For a list of possible landing sites in Antarctica, go to peregrineadventures.com/antarctica/landing-sites.
Continue on your voyage towards Elephant Island. Located on the north-eastern fringes of the South Shetland islands, Elephant Island has tall and craggy rock formations. Depending on the weather and sea conditions, your crew will endeavour to cruise via Zodiac and explore this ice-covered island – the place where Sir Ernest Shackleton and his fellow explorers were stranded in 1915. Learn more about this area from your knowledgeable leaders and how impressive the survival of this fateful voyage actually was.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Voyage away from the Antarctic Peninsula towards the South Georgia cluster, hopefully arriving by the afternoon of Day 11. You may like to venture on deck for more open water sightseeing opportunities or to simply breathe in the crisp Antarctic air. Take advantage of your onboard health and wellness facilities and get to know your travellers over a drink or a game of cards.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
The next couple of days are dedicated to exploring the natural wonders of South Georgia. Marvel at the many seabirds flying above, encounter penguin colonies and spy elephant and fur seal pups. While the wildlife is extraordinary, it’s not all about the animals. The glaciers, mountains and fascinating history of South Georgia are also captivating. The island has been a British Overseas Territory since 1775, and at 3755 square kilometres (1450 square miles) is the territory’s largest island.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (4)
  • Lunch (4)
  • Dinner (4)
Special Information
Potential excursions and landing sites in Antarctica are determined by weather and ice conditions and cannot be guaranteed in advance. For a list of possible landing sites in Antarctica, go to peregrineadventures.com/antarctica/landing-sites.
Settle in for two days at sea as you cruise towards the Falkland Islands. As with your other times voyaging between these stellar destinations, you may like to spend your time relaxing, learning, or both.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Upon arrival in the Falklands, ride a Zodiac and begin exploring the two main islands (East and West), hugging the coastline and taking to the shores on foot. Wildlife sightings should include at least three species of penguin and two endemic bird species – Cobb’s wren and the flightless steamer duck. The expedition team will educate you on the local flora and fauna so you will know what you’re looking for. Probable landing sites include the quaint capital Port Stanley, West Point Island, Sea Lion Island and Bleaker Island.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Special Information
Potential excursions and landing sites in Antarctica are determined by weather and ice conditions and cannot be guaranteed in advance. For a list of possible landing sites in Antarctica, go to peregrineadventures.com/antarctica/landing-sites.
Spend time on board the Ocean Endeavour as you make the journey back to Argentina. Enjoy more presentations from your onboard experts, perhaps with another performance from Paul Kelly, plus make the most of the facilities while you can. On your last night on board, enjoy a farewell captain’s dinner and toast to the epic journey that was.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
As you arrive in Puerto Madryn, your Antarctic expedition comes to an end on disembarkation. If you have chosen to make onward flight connections for today, an airport transfer to Trelew Airport is included.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
A departure transfer to the airport is included in your expedition price, but only if you have an onward flight booked for today. Please speak to a Peregrine booking agent to advise them of your flight details.

Meals

20 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 19 dinners

Transport

Expedition cruise ship, Zodiac

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20% of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 95 days before departure.

If a booking is cancelled 95 days or more before departure – the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.

If a booking is cancelled between 95 days and departure – the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.

Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a Polar voyage.

ADVENTURE ADD ONS
Kayaking is available to book on all Antarctic voyages. Some voyages also offer other activities such as camping and snowshoeing. All of these activities must be booked prior to departure and incur an additional cost. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking. For kayaking, previous, recent experience is essential.

Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Intrepid Travel. Your group will be a mixture of Peregrine booked passengers and other international like-minded travellers from Intrepid.

This voyage will be hosted by our partners Chimu Adventures and will have special guest host Paul Kelly travelling on board.

Essential trip information

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