Magellanic penguin, Falkland Islands

Ushuaia, Cape Horn & the Falklands: Magellan Explorer

Falkland Islands

Discover magical places that will greet you with their awe-inspiring beauty: Cape Horn, and the beautiful, wildlife-rich Falkland Islands. The remote island of Cape Horn at the tip of South America is a rare destination for the adventurous traveller. A visit here is the stuff of legends. Even further afield in the South Atlantic is the remote archipelago of the Falklands, with peaceful bays rich in wildlife. Large numbers of penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds congregate to feed and reproduce. Present in abundant numbers, these animals will provide endless inspiration for your photographs

  • A rare chance to visit legendary Cape Horn
  • The beautiful Falkland Island archipelago with over 700 islands
  • Meet penguins, diverse marine mammals and albatross
  • Colourful and historic Port Stanley
  • Combines perfectly with a visit to Patagonia

Adventure and  Glory

A journey like no other awaits. Cruise at sea level with our Zodiac boats and feel the spray of seawater on your cheeks. Follow in the footsteps of early explorers. Setting foot at such remote places is a privilege and an honour. You will bring home indelible memories, and tales of your journey will arouse the curiosity and admiration of your friends and family.

Small Ship Access

Feeling more like a private yacht than a cruise ship, our small expedition vessel gives you privileged access, taking you where larger ships cannot. With a smaller number of passengers, disembarkation is fast and efficient so you spend time exploring, not waiting.

High Staff/Traveler Ratio

Travel with a well-staffed team of at least twelve professional polar guides. Passionate and engaging, they will make your trip memorable.

Special Offer!

Receive a complimentary two-night stay at the fantastic The Singular Patagonia hotel with tour of Torres del Paine National Park, a $1,595 USD value! Upon landing in Punta Arenas, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel for a luxurious two-night stay. During your stay, enjoy a full-day guided excursion to Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO biosphere reserve and the Eighth Wonder of the World. Enjoy award- winning cuisine and hospitality. Spa services are available at an extra charge. At the end of the stay,  return to the Punta Arenas airport.

The promotion is a limited-capacity offer available on a first-come, first-served basis. The offer will expire on December 31, 2019 or when the allocated capacity runs out, whichever comes first!

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Brilliant new itineraries taking you to rare and beautiful places

Overview

Discover magical places that will greet you with their awe-inspiring beauty: Cape Horn, and the beautiful, wildlife-rich Falkland Islands. The remote island of Cape Horn at the tip of South America is a rare destination for the adventurous traveller. A visit here is the stuff of legends. Even further afield in the South Atlantic is the remote archipelago of the Falklands, with peaceful bays rich in wildlife. Large numbers of penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds congregate to feed and reproduce. Present in abundant numbers, these animals will provide endless inspiration for your photographs.
Day 1 / Ushuaia, Embarkation Your journey begins at the pier in Ushuaia, Argentina, with an 8 PM embarkation. Board your ship and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world, where the ship will clear formalities for Cape Horn approach. Day 2 / Cape Horn After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Sail and explore the area in depth before setting course north towards the Falkland Islands. Day 3 / At sea As you sail through the South Atlantic en route to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales. Day 4 / West Falklands (south) Ruggedly beautiful and remote, places such as New Island, Weddell Island or West Point are located at the extreme west of the Falklands’ archipelago. Dramatic cliffs contrast with sheltered sandy bays and natural harbors. They host large concentration and great diversity of wildlife. Some of the best wildlife experiences are just a short distance from the settlements. Expect to meet plenty of rockhopper penguins and nesting black-browed albatross. Day 5 / West Falklands (north) Named after HMS Carcass, which visited in the late 18th century, the terrain is varied with rocky ridges, steep cliffs, open plains, white sand beaches and coves. Saunders is the second largest offshore island and has very varied terrain, from rocky hills to sweeping shorelines. It is an important Bird area and has exceptional wildlife. All five breeding species of penguin can be spotted here along with black-browed albatross and many other birds. Day 6 / The Falkland Sound You cruise down the Falkland Sound, sightseeing its rough and untouched landscapes. We immerse ourselves in the past and recent history of the islands. You visit settlements and meet the locals, getting to know the culture of farming families. As we stop at sites that were active battlefields during the 1982 conflict, our historians introduce us to regional geopolitics. Day 7 / Port Stanley Join our expedition team on guided walking tours in town or to Gipsy Cove. Or take the option to explore on your own and absorb the local atmosphere, grabbing lunch at the pub, visiting the maritime museum, the church, hunting for souvenirs or walking down Ross Road, paying tribute at the war memorials at the waterfront. Note: Small-group day tours and half-day tours can be purchased on board the ship to visit Volunteer Point (by 4×4 vehicle or helicopter), battlefield tours (by 4×4 vehicle), and others. Options will be presented on board. Day 8 / Disembarkation Transfer to the airport at Mt. Pleasant will be provided from the ship according to the scheduled flight. Note: The reverse program starts at the airport in Mount Pleasant, with a transfer and embarkation in Port Stanley on Day 1. It ends on Day 8 at the pier in Ushuaia with disembarkation at 5 PM. An itinerary description is available on request.

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Luxury expedition Vessel: Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer expedition vessel

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel. She was built in Chile to the latest Polar Code specifications to start service in 2019. Magellan Explorer has capacity for 100 passengers in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. All cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies. All double cabins except two have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with shower. The ship features a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a spacious and stylish dining room, a well-stocked bar, a library, a meeting room, a gym, a sauna, and a medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the bow of the ship, which is accessible to guests to offer proximity to marine wildlife. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

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Included
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Ship cruise as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Landing fees and IAATO passenger fee.
Excluded
  • Flights, accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile, Argentina, and/or the UK, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.
Payments Reservations require a non-refundable deposit of US$1500 per person at the time you receive a booking confirmation from Expeditions Online. The $895 extra fee for kayaking is due in full at time of reservation. A payment link will be sent to you and this may be paid by major credit card alternatively bank transfer. Bookings within 120 days of departure require full payment by bank transfer (balance payments may be made by credit card subject to a 2% surcharge). All prices shown are per person on a shared basis and based on USD. Payments may be made in other currencies on request and subject to exchange rate variations. Cancellations All requests for cancellation must be received in writing to Expeditions Online. Since all payments are non- refundable, for cancellation received more than 120 days prior to departure = loss of deposit. After final payment there will be no refund whatsoever. We strongly recommend taking out travel insurance to protect you if you need to cancel. In the case of cancellation of the kayaking option 120 days or more prior to departure, we will refund 50% of the participation fee. After this time, there will be no refund. Insurance Emergency medical evacuation insurance is required for this expedition and must be obtained prior to departure. We strongly recommend that your insurance cover also has adequate trip cancellation insurance should you need to cancel your participation for any unforseen reasons. Sharing and Single Occupancy If you are travelling alone and wish to share, we can match you with someone of the same gender at the share rate. If a sole use cabin is desired, dedicated Single cabins are available. Booking a Twin Cabin for single use. An 85 % supplement will be added to the rate per person when booking in a limited number of Porthole and Veranda Cabins on Magellan Explorer. A 100 % supplement applies when booking all other categories. Children Children are admitted from the age of 12 years if accompanied by a fully responsible adult. There is no child discount available. Booking Terms Please read carefully the General Booking Conditions for Expeditions Online. This voyage is operated by Antarctica21 and you additionally travel under their terms and conditions as the operator as well as of the Shipping Company/transport carrier. Details will be forwarded to you at the time of booking.
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