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Map of Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia from Ushuaia including Antarctica, Argentina, Falkland Islands (malvinas) and South Georgia

A far-flung expedition through polar wonders and history

This 20-day expedition encompasses the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, the remote Falkland Islands and the extraordinary beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula. Experience a great diversity of landscapes and unprecedented wildlife viewing opportunities on twice-daily excursions led by polar experts. When the days are done, you can relax in comfort on board your vessel, listening to fascinating lectures or indulging in a spa treatment. This polar adventure is perfect for those who want to go beyond the standard itinerary for a greater understanding of the history and environments of the world’s south.


Start
Ushuaia, Argentina
Finish
Ushuaia, Argentina
Destinations
Antarctica, Argentina, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), South Georgia
Style
Peregrine
Theme
Polar
Code
PPAPF15
Physical rating
Ages
Min 8
Group size
Min 1, Max 132

Why you'll love this trip

  • This journey includes the Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia and the Falklands for a truly diverse journey through the world’s southern reaches.

  • See the snowy mountains, icebergs and glaciers of South Georgia and look out for blue whales in the frosty waters – scientists report a huge swell in sightings here recently.

  • The Antarctic Peninsula is teeming with wildlife and with a team of polar experts on board, you have a great chance of seeing whales, penguins and seals of all types.

  • The Falkland Islands loom large in our collective memory, but few know just how starkly beautiful they are. Spend two days finding out.

  • When you’re not outside exploring on excursions, your team of polar experts will be delivering presentations that help you understand the polar environment, history and wildlife.

Is this trip right for you?

  • This trip runs on a number of polar expedition vessels, depending on the departure date. Each ship is equipped with well-appointed and comfortable staterooms, spacious common areas and outdoor viewing decks, but the exact layout and features do vary between ships. When booking a polar expedition, ensure that you note the ship name carefully in the ‘Dates & Availability’ section and consult its individual boat page to learn more about your vessel. For further information, speak to a Peregrine booking agent.

  • Some people may experience seasickness during the voyage. Please see the ‘Medical and Health Information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for details on how to prepare.

  • As you’d expect, temperatures in the Antarctic are freezing. A warm parka will be provided along with waterproof boots and unlimited hot drinks, but please see the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information for further important details on what to bring.

  • While this trip is not physically demanding, you will need to be mobile enough to walk up and down stairs between decks, make wet and dry landings by Zodiac and walk over sometimes rough terrain. 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 to such a remote area.

Boats

Ocean Diamond boat in Polar region

Ocean Diamond

Sail aboard the Ocean Diamond, a modern, stable super-yacht and experience Quark's Antarctica.

Ocean Adventurer boat on adventure cruising tours

Ocean Adventurer

This sturdy expedition ship was built in 1975 and underwent an $8 million refurbishment in 2017 which included new engines and refurbished cabins...

World explorer boat on a tour in Polar region

World Explorer

Newly built in 2018 and designed specifically with polar cruising in mind, the beautiful World Explorer is one of our newest ships.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 14 February 2020 to 18 March 2021.
Other seasons in this trip:

Bienvenidos! If you’re flying into Malvinas Argentinas Ushuaia International Airport today, enjoy a complimentary transfer from to your pre-expedition accommodation. There are no activities planned for today, so feel free to strike out on your own if you have time. Ushuaia is a relatively small city and is easy to find your way around. From Avenida San Martin the streets run uphill and you can get a great view of the Beagle Channel from the top.
Meals Included
There are no meals included on this day.
Special Information
To organise your complimentary airport transfer, you must advise a Peregrine representative of your flight details no later than 15 days before departure. A Quark representative will meet you at the airport and you will be transferred to tonight’s accommodation. Transfers are not provided if you arrive on any other day.

Please check with reception for an information package on your embarkation tomorrow.
Today board the ship and embark through the beautiful Beagle Channel in the afternoon, leaving Ushuaia behind you. The channel is rich in wildlife, so rug up and head out on deck. The expedition team may be able to point out penguins, cormorants, petrels and Black-browed Albatross in the sea and air around you.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
While out at sea there is plenty to keep you entertained on board. The series of presentations given by the onboard experts will begin during this time, so you can learn about Antarctic marine biology, history, geology and ornithology. Armed with this new knowledge, your Antarctic explorations and interactions with wildlife will be all the richer. You will also be prepped on safety procedures for Zodiac cruises and shore landings.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Spend two days exploring the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), home to incredible history and a treasure-trove of birdlife. Kelp Geese, rockhopper penguins and Magellanic penguins are native to the area. While itineraries in the region are impossible to plan in advance due to weather conditions, you can expect twice-daily Zodiac trips to explore various landing sites around the islands. Land excursions opportunities meeting the residents of Port Stanley, cruising around West Point Island in a Zodiac to search for Commerson’s dolphins or landing on the beaches of Carcass Island to watch gentoo penguins playing on the shore. It’s also possible to pre-book adventure options like kayaking for an entirely different perspective on this history-rich archipelago.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Special Information
The exact destinations you visit (and when you visit them) are dependant on factors such as weather conditions, sea ice and wildlife movement, but you can see a full list of potential landing sites, including those in the Falkland Islands, at peregrineadventures.com/antarctica/landing-sites.

If you would like to participate in optional activities such as kayaking, you must organise this in advance. See the ‘Important Notes’ section for more detail on these options. As space is limited on optional activities, we recommend you speak to a Peregrine booking agent at the time of booking to secure your place.
More onboard presentations over the next few days will prepare you for upcoming shore landings and Zodiac cruises along the coast of South Georgia. You'll know you’re in bona fide Antarctic waters when you cross the Antarctic Convergence – the biological boundary dividing Antarctica from the rest of the southern seas.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Your first sight of South Georgia will be of snow-capped mountains. Keep an eye out for wandering albatross and giant petrels, and don’t be surprised if you spot the odd reindeer. Although Antarctica has no native land mammals, reindeer were introduced in the early 20th century by Norwegian whalers. Over the next four days, planned activities include a series of landings at king penguin rookeries, abandoned whaling stations and the lonely gravesite of Sir Ernest Shackleton. As always, potential excursions are determined by weather and ice conditions.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (4)
  • Lunch (4)
  • Dinner (4)
Special Information
The exact destinations you visit (and when you visit them) are dependant on factors such as weather conditions, sea ice and wildlife movement, but you can see a full list of potential landing sites, including those in South Georgia, at peregrineadventures.com/antarctica/landing-sites.
Head south again, spending a few more education-filled days at sea en route to the Antarctic Peninsula. Armed with unlimited hot drinks and a warm parka, enjoy time on deck searching for wildlife. If conditions allow, the ship may attempt landfall on the South Orkney Islands, which are officially in Antarctica.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Changing conditions mean that each expedition is different, but your team will make sure that every one of your four days here are memorable. Venturing out on the Zodiac, you might visit a penguin rookery and the historic harbour of Port Lockroy one day, and watch icebergs calve around Petermann Island the next. Chinstrap, Adelie and gentoo penguins are found here, along with Weddell, fur, crabeater and leopard seals. Curious whales, such as minkes, are often attracted to Zodiacs, giving you a chance to really get up close. Perhaps take a 'polar plunge' in the freezing waters of Neko Harbour. The options for exploration are as vast as the Peninsula itself.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (4)
  • Lunch (4)
  • Dinner (4)
Special Information
The exact destinations you visit (and when you visit them) are dependant on factors such as weather conditions, sea ice and wildlife movement, but you can see a full list of potential landing sites at peregrineadventures.com/antarctica/landing-sites.
Journey homeward through the Drake Passage. This legendary waterway, named after Sir Francis Drake, separates the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula from South America. Spend your last days at sea appreciating the vast open waters, looking for wildlife and enjoying some final onboard presentations.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (2)
  • Dinner (2)
Your expedition comes to an end in Ushuaia after an onboard breakfast. If you’re flying out of Malvinas Argentinas Ushuaia International Airport today, enjoy a complimentary transfer.
Meals Included
  • Breakfast
Special Information
If you're booking a flight out of Ushuaia today, please ensure it doesn't leave before midday in case we encounter delays coming into the harbour.

To organise your complimentary airport transfer today, you must advise a Peregrine representative of the flight details no later than 15 days before trip departure. Transfers are not provided if you plan to depart on any other day.

Meals

19 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 18 dinners

Transport

Expedition cruise ship, Zodiac

Accommodation

Expedition Voyage, Comfortable hotel

Dates & availability - 2021 season

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Important notes

BOOKING CONDITIONS
Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20 per cent of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 120 days before departure.

If a booking is cancelled 120 days or more before departure – the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.

If a booking is cancelled between 119 days and departure – the cancellation fee is 100 per cent of the total price of the voyage.

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

QUARK
Your voyage is operated by our partner, Quark Expeditions. All accommodation and transfer arrangements as listed in the itinerary are also operated by Quark Expeditions or their local representatives.

LUGGAGE
Strict luggage limits apply. Please see the 'Packing' section of the Essential Trip Information for details.

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
Kayaking is available to book on all Antarctic voyages. Some voyages also offer other activities such as those listed below. 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.

KAYAKING
Taken in small groups of a maximum of 16 people, multiple times per voyage, kayaking adventures are only conducted during calm weather conditions. Kayaking in the polar waters is not suitable for novice kayakers. Beginners interested in kayaking should first take an introductory course prior to the voyage which includes how to do a wet exit. We recommend you take part in some kayaking practice prior to the voyage to ensure that you are comfortable on the water in the icy conditions.

MOUNTAINEERING
To take part in mountaineering, you must have a good level of fitness as excursions can last up to 5 hours. A fitness waiver form must be completed before taking part.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING
Cross-country skiing is one of the most efficient ways to travel over ground that is covered in snow and ice, enabling you to travel in Antarctica the same way that pioneering explorers like Amundsen and Shackleton did. With journeys taking a few hours, it is imperative to be in good physical shape for this optional excursion. Ideally, you’ll have cross-country skiing experience to partake in this activity, however, exceptions may be made for those deemed physically capable. Quark provides essential gear.

POLAR CAMPING
Spend the night under the Antarctic sky on a unique camping adventure. The crew will determine the best location and conditions for your overnight adventure. Dress warmly and eat a hearty meal before you head out as no meals are permitted on shore.

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDING
Combining surfing with kayaking or canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding will give you a very personal and unique perspective on Antarctica. This activity is taken in small groups in good weather conditions on calm bays and harbours, with a Zodiac following for your safety.

Essential trip information

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