Polar Pioneer
Aurora Expeditions
Polar Pioneer, Sub-Antarctic Safari ex Port Stanley Return
Cruise Line: Aurora Expeditions
Selected Sailing Date: 17 Nov 2018
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Cruise Description

14 Night Cruise sailing from Port Stanley roundtrip aboard Polar Pioneer.

NEW IN 2018! This brand new sub-Antarctic adventure takes you to the wildlife sanctuaries of the Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia. Join our on-board photography workshops and capture the region's untouched beauty and meet the fascinating fauna that inhabits these unique islands: get up-close with one of the world's largest king penguin rookeries at Salisbury Plain in South Georgia, observe the majestic wandering albatross, keep an eye out for funny rockhopper penguins in the Falklands, or watch male elephant seals fight for territory!

Day 1 Falkland Islands
Flight from Punta Arenas. You will be transferred from the airport to Polar Pioneer with a tour of Stanley included.

Day 2 Falkland Islands
Start the day by a visit to the rarely-visited Steeple Jason Island in the West Falklands, home to the world's largest colony of black-browed albatross, followed by Saunders island, the second largest off shore islands in the archipelago. Sunders is a working sheep farm, rich in wildlife including four species of penguins. Carcass Island offers amazing bird-watching opportunities, including the endemic Cobb's Wren, the dark ground tyrants, tussac birds and more.

Day 3-4 At Sea
We'll sail between the Falkland Islands and South Georgia, with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the spectacular sea birds we'll encounter on our way, or prepare for our next stop through a series of informative talks and lectures on wildlife and history of the region.

Day 5-12 South Georgia
Before we first land on South Georgia, you'll receive guidelines and instructions on the wildlife and some insight on the Antarctic Treaty. As a true wildlife sanctuary, South Georgia boasts some of the world's largest king penguin rookeries and majestic bird life including the wandering albatross. Playful seals and basking elephants seals provide entertainment as we explore the pristine, kelp-strewn beaches; we Zodiac cruise magnificent Elsehul Bay and visit Grytviken, once a Norwegian whaling station, now the administrative capital of South Georgia.

Day 13-14 At Sea
We'll start cruising back to the Falkland Islands, accompanied by fascinating sea birds; time will allow to reflect on our adventure and for some more lectures and talks as well as opportunities to sort or exchange photos.

Day 15 Falkland Islands
This morning we'll cruise into Stanley harbour in the Falkland islands/Malvinas. Afternoon flight to Punta Arenas.