South Georgia and Falklands holiday, best of the southern ocean

“A superb 19 day luxury expedition around the Falkland and South Georgia Islands, with some unforgettable wildlife watching. ”

Highlights

Puerto Madryn, Patagonia | Golfo Nuevo | Falkland Islands | South Georgia | Crossing of Antarctic Convergence | Wildlife watching | Beagle Channel | Ushuaia

Description of South Georgia and Falklands holiday, best of the southern ocean

This South Georgia and Falklands holiday takes you into the realm of the world’s southernmost ocean and all the wildlife wonders that it has to offer. Starting and ending in Patagonia, embarking in Puerto Madryn and disembarking in Ushuaia, your expedition ship for this adventure is the luxurious Sea Spirit.

The Sea Spirit carries a maximum of 116 passengers, sleeping in a mix of twin, king size cabins and suites, many of which have their own balconies and all have sea views. They are also all ensuite, with plenty of Zodiac boats for excursions and landings.

Your first landing is at the Falkland Islands, an archipelago boasting the most exquisite wildlife, with whales, seals, five species of penguin and two hundred species of birds to name but a few. There will be plenty of time for presentations and workshops on board with our experts so that you can learn about the wildlife of this spectacular region, as well as the cultural heritage of the islands. The same goes for South Georgia, one of the remote and yet totally exquisite Sandwich Islands, with rugged mountain ridges, calving glaciers and the most spectacular marine wildlife. Dolphins and whales are also common visitors during the times of our trips.

The trip draws to a close in Ushuaia and many of our guests choose to extend their trip at this point to explore the wonders of Patagonia’s Tierra del Fuego National Park

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Environment

Antarctica is the largest wilderness area on earth, unaffected by large scale human activities. Accordingly, this unique and pristine environment has been afforded special protection. Furthermore, it is physically remote, inhospitable, unpredictable and potentially dangerous. All activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area, therefore, should be planned and conducted with both environmental protection and safety in mind. IAATO Charter – International Association of Antarctic tour operators.

A trip to the Antarctic is a completely different experience and quite unlike any other trip you have probably been on. We use a highly regulated, licensed vessel which is well equipped to operate in this pristine ecosystem. We are fully compliant with all rules set down by the IAATO. We carefully vet all ships we work with and choose them for their small size as this creates far less impact on shore landings with wildlife. We see the voyage Antarctic as an expedition, not a sightseeing trip. Smaller boats such as ours can navigate narrow waterways, and are far less polluting than the larger ships in Antarctic waters. By carrying less passengers, we have far less waste, and all waste is carried back to the home port, unlike some of the larger ships which do not allow for this.

We are regulated by very strict conditions, and we take our responsibility seriously. We are currently working towards supporting a nominated wildlife charity which operates in Antarctica and we have a long term commitment to maintaining its pristine condition while still offering some of the best value trips to this unique destination.

Our pre departure pack provides you with all the information required for your tour, from what to take with you to practical advice on how to minimise your impact on the Antarctic environment. This is in the form of waste reduction and how to interact with wildlife on the continent.

We really work hard to keep all our operations green! All our worldwide offices currently run on 90% green energy (we are working towards 100%) from hydro electric, wind to solar power. Being web based, we are close to becoming a paperless environment, brochure prints are at a minimum (and printed on a requirement basis) and all pre departure information is emailed. We use energy saving bulbs in our work centres, and recycle all our waste.

Community

We currently work with 3 different charities, giving us a broad spectrum and diversifying where our monies go. We work with Project Peru in the UK who run an orphanage in Zapallal in the shanty town outskirts of Lima, ANIA in Peru which is a high profile Peruvian NGO which works with children and helps to teach them about their local environment and how to manage it effectively, and a foundation in Australia which work on several development projects in Latin America and around the world. We help these charities by fundraising treks, through donations as a company and through our clients and also through many of our customers who volunteer their time and expertise. These charities are close to our core of supporting the environment and children in need.

Specifically on this departure, clients are welcome to book pre- and post- accommodation with us, where local businesses will be supported. Moreover, our clients receive restaurant recommendations which support locally owned restaurants.

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