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Expedition
The Ocean Endeavour - 200 Guests
Falkland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula Discovery
Antarctica Expedition

Set sail aboard the magnificent Ocean Endeavour for voyage to discover the incredible wildlife and awe-inspiring scenery of the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula.


 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the amazing city of Buenos Aires.
  • Experience the White Continent and encounter an incredible variety of wildlife.
  • Take in the Sub-Antarctic South Shetland Islands and the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Discover the top wildlife destination in the world where you can see penguins, seals, whales and albatrosses.
  • Admire breathtaking scenery such as icebergs, glaciated mountains and volcanoes.
  • Enjoy regular zodiac excursions and on-shore landings.
  • Benefit from a variety of onboard activities including educational lectures on the history, geology and ecology by the expedition team.
  • Enjoy the amenities onboard including expedition lounge, restaurant, bar, pool, jacuzzi, library, gym, sun deck, spa facilities and sauna.
  • Your cruise is full-board including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
  • Take advantage of optional activities during the voyage such as kayaking and snowshoeing.

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateCAT 1 - Single InsideCAT 2 - Triple InsideCAT 3 - Interior TwinCAT 4 - Exterior TwinCAT 5 - Main TwinCAT 6 - Comfort TwinCAT 7 - Select TwinCAT 8 - Superior TwinCAT 9 - Junior SuiteCAT 10 - Suite
Oct 27, 2020Nov 14, 202012,9809,58012,98014,88016,38017,88019,08020,98022,98024,980
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
CAT 1 - Single Inside
(Mid-range)
CAT 6 - Comfort Twin
(High-end)
CAT 10 - Suite
Oct 27, 2020Nov 14, 202012,98017,88024,980


ITINERARY

Day 1: Buenos Aires, Argentina

On arrival at Buenos Aires Airport, please make your way through to the Arrivals Hall where our representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel. He/she will be holding a sign with your name on it. Should you not be able to contact them, please refer to the front of your itinerary for emergency contact details of our representative office.

The first night of your voyage is spent in Argentina’s historic and vibrant capital, Buenos Aires. Today is at leisure for you to explore this elegant city. You may like to wander through the Recoleta Cemetery, the neighbourhood of San Telmo with its fascinating restored mansions or the colourful barrio of La Boca, home of the tango.

Day 2: Embarkation in Buenos Aires

This morning is again free for you to discover Buenos Aires further, or maybe explore the Tigre Delta.

This afternoon we transfer to the port of Buenos Aires in time for embarkation on board the Ocean Endeavour in the late afternoon. The Expedition Team and the Ship’s Officers will be waiting to welcome us aboard. As we set sail, watch the city lights of Buenos Aires fade into the distance, familiarise yourself with the layout of the Ocean Endeavour and its great amenities and enjoy a welcome dinner.

Days 3 - 5: At Sea

The next couple of days are spent at sea, but there are many activities to keep you entertained and the on board amenities to enjoy including a spa, saunas, saltwater pool and gym and relaxing yoga classes.

Learn to identify the seabirds that follow in the wake of the ship or glide alongside the vessel including albatrosses, storm petrels, shearwaters, and diving petrels. Look out for whales and dolphins as you enjoy the silence of the sea. Attend daily presentations by the Expedition Team and learn the safety procedures for shore landings and Zodiac cruises as we near the Islas Malvinas.

Days 6 & 7: Falklan Islands

Have your camera at the ready as we approach the ruggedly beautiful Falklands archipelago to capture not only the abundant wildlife but also the incredible scenery.


Over the next couple of days we explore East and West Island by Zodiac and on foot as we make daily shore landings and maybe even discover smaller inlets by kayak.

Learn about the intriguing and controversial history of the Falkland Islands as we explore the quaint capital of Port Stanley, with its British outpost feel. Near the town you may see Southern giant petrels, the endemic Falkland steamer ducks, kelp gulls and dolphin gulls. There are also black-crowned night herons, red-backed hawks, peregrine falcons and turkey vultures.

As we explore the islands, have your camera at the ready as we look out for the 5 species of penguins found here, large populations of black-browed albatrosses, elephant and fur seals, Peale’s and Commerson’s dolphins, orcas and a myriad of bird species including the Falkland’s flightless steamer duck, imperial shags and Cobb’s wrens.

Days 8 & 9: At Sea

Leaving the Falkland Islands in our wake, we set sail towards the southern tip of South America, bound for Ushuaia. There is plenty to take in from the spacious decks as we scan the horizon for the marine life that frequents these southern waters, or maybe you would prefer to enjoy the on-board facilities or attend a presentation by the Expedition Team.

The final leg sees us sailing through the picturesque, mountain-fringed Beagle Channel, named after the British ship the HMS Beagle.

Day 10: Ushuaia

We are scheduled to arrive into Ushuaia early this morning. After breakfast on board the Ocean Endeavour, we disembark ready to explore Ushuaia for the day.

Enjoy an excursion to Tierra del Fuego National Park, the most southerly national park of South America. The park offers a range of hiking trails that lead you through the stunningly beautiful and dramatic scenery of snow-capped peaks, lush meadows, rugged coastline, glaciers, waterfalls and lakes. Look out for guanaco, Andean foxes, muskrats and the North American beaver. Birds found here include the Andean condor, Magellanic oystercatcher, kelp goose, austral parakeet and torrent duck.

Specialist guides will accompany you and help you to make the most of your visit to this wonderful National Park. Lunch is also included.

In the afternoon we return to the Ocean Endeavour and board, ready to set sail this evening.

Please note that there will be new travellers joining us here in Ushuaia, for the voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula.

This evening we set sail once more, back along the wildlife-rich Beagle Channel, towards the White Continent of Antarctica. As we leave the lights of Ushuaia behind, look out for Magellanic penguins, rock cormorants, petrels and black-browed albatross from the deck as well as noisy sea lion colonies.

Days 11 & 12: Crossing the Drake Passage

The infamous Drake Passage, named after the famous English explorer, Sir Frances Drake, separates the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula from the southernmost tip of South America. It is often rough and turbulent, but sometimes as calm as a lake. It is unpredictable, so be prepared!

Enjoy the fabulous onboard facilities, maybe join a yoga class, attend a presentation or two given by the Expedition Team to prepare you for what lies ahead – from the geology of Antarctica to the history, wildlife and even the ice!

As we sail towards Antarctica, there is a fall in temperature as we cross the Antarctic Convergence and enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean. The Antarctic Convergence is marked by an increased number of seabirds, whales and other species that are attracted by the nutrient-rich waters pushed to the surface by the colder waters of the polar region flowing north and meeting the warmer equatorial waters flowing south.

Head out on deck to look out for the mighty albatrosses that fly overhead, scan the waters for breaching whales and icebergs, or gaze out from the panoramic windows of the observation deck.

We continue our course south and hope to make landfall by the evening of Day 12, depending on the weather conditions. Keep on the lookout for the first sighting of land – that heralds your arrival to the White Continent!

Days 13 - 16: South Shetland Islands & Antarctica

The next four days are spent exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, a region that has captivated explorers for centuries and now enthrals travellers. We explore by Zodiac, cruising amongst the magnificently sculpted icebergs and making shore landings where we mingle with penguins, climb to vantage points to absorb the spectacular panoramic views, maybe visiting a scientific or historic base. There may even be opportunities to kayak and snowshoe and of course learn more about photography with one of the experts.

Antarctica will enchant you with its incredible scenery, from imposing glaciers to towering snow-capped peaks, vast icebergs and ice-strewn channels. Not to mention the wildlife – from extensive colonies of chinstrap, Gentoo and Adelie penguins, to crabeater, Weddell, fur and elephant seals and a plethora of fascinating birds. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the mighty crack of a glacier calving. Maybe you will be one of the brave few to take a polar plunge in the icy waters! Every day brings a new experience and new landing site.

As we cruise from one landing site to the next, enjoy the continued lecture programme and take in the scenery from the outer decks of the Ocean Endeavour. Make the most of the health and fitness facilities from the relaxing spa and saunas to the pool and gym.

Days 17 & 18: Antarctica Peninsula & Crossing the Drake Passage

As we leave the Antarctic Peninsula behind, we take with us our memories and photographs. We set a course for the Drake Passage as we enjoy some final lectures and presentations and look out for wildlife from the observation lounge and the outer decks.

Having crossed the Drake Passage once more, we enter the calm and tranquil waters of the Beagle Channel bound for Ushuaia.

Day 19: Disembarkation in Ushuaia

We are scheduled to arrive into Ushuaia early this morning, and we disembark after a final breakfast aboard the Ocean Endeavour.

After saying our farewells to our Expedition Team and the crew of the Ocean Endeavour, we transfer you to the airport for your onward flight, or you may like to spend a extra days in Ushuaia, giving you time to explore this fascinating town and the surrounding areas.

The Ocean Endeavour (Expedition, 200-guests)

Ocean Endeavour is a comfortable, well-appointed small expedition ship expertly engineered to explore the Polar Regions. The ship has an ice-strengthened hull, Zodiacs for exploration and remote landings, and advanced navigation equipment. The newly-refurbished vessel offers a superb guest experience with an expansive choice of cabin categories, large cabins and common areas, a sundeck and observation area, plenty of deck space for polar landscape viewing, and lounges for learning and reflection. The ship's interiors have a contemporary aesthetic that provides a bright and spacious feel throughout.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 1 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ushuaia
  • Group transfer from hotel to pier
  • Shipboard accommodation
  • All meals whilst on-board including snacks
  • All shore excursions and zodiac cruising (*excluding forward facing zodiac)
  • Guiding and lectures by expedition team
  • English-speaking expedition team
  • Free use of rubber boots on land
  • Use of gym, sauna, pool and on-board Jacuzzi
  • On-board yoga
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • All Port taxes
  • Transfer airport to hotel on day 1 and pier to airport on day of disembarkation

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Kayaking: USD 1,090
  • Zodiac: USD 50 (Payable onboard)
  • Photography Workshops: USD 1,090
  • Snowshoeing: USD 150 (Payable onboard)
  • Camping: USD 290
  • Hiking: Free
  • Yoga: Free

 
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