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Off The Map: Antarctica, Southern Ocean & South Sandwich Islands

An epic voyage to some of the most captivating corners of the Southern Ocean, including the rarely visited South Sandwich Islands.
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  • Witness the dramatic landscapes and encounter the charismatic wildlife of the Falkland Islands.
  • Discover the wildlife-packed beaches, historic sites, and Shackleton's legacy on South Georgia Island.
  • Venture to the rarely visited volcanic landscapes of the South Sandwich Islands, a true adventurer's paradise.

Embark on a thrilling 23-day Southern Ocean voyage to some of the most captivating and remote places on Earth. An expedition of epic proportions that takes you virtually off the map, this ultimate adventure is packed with endless highlights, landmarks, and attractions, where every day brings new discoveries and unforgettable experiences. Discover the rugged beauty of the Falkland Islands, where dramatic landscapes meet charismatic wildlife, get up close and personal with the amazing nature of South Georgia, from adorable penguins to majestic albatrosses, and experience the thrill of visiting the rarely seen South Sandwich Islands, where stunning scenery and rare wildlife await. And let’s not forget, the pristine, penguin peppered Antarctic Peninsula itself.

Departing from Ushuaia, Argentina, you’ll explore the quaint English architecture, pristine beaches, and encounter penguins, seals, and albatrosses of the Falklands, before visiting Shackleton’s final resting place and immersing yourself in the natural wonder of South Georgia, a paradise of wildlife-packed beaches, active research camps, and historic whaling stations. Your adventure then leads us to the seldom seen South Sandwich Islands, where awe-inspiring volcanic landscapes await, providing a truly unique experience, before the final fling to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, where penguin rookeries, research stations, and breathtaking lookouts await. With only a select few people ever having visited these remote realms, you’ll feel like a true adventurer.


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Standard Activities

Bird Watching
Bird Watching
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Photography Workshops
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrival and Embarkation in Ushuaia

Arrive and embark in Ushuaia, Argentina – the world’s southernmost city. Explore bustling downtown, or the laid-back local countryside. Alternatively, consider a day trip off the beaten path into the raw, untamed nature of Tierra del Fuego. Ushuaia is a hiker’s paradise with rugged snow-capped mountains, glaciers, flower-filled meadows and ancient forests.

The modern expedition vessel Ocean Albatros awaits in port, and guests will embark the ship by mid-afternoon. The transfers from the city center to the ship are arranged . After being shown to your stateroom you will be given the mandatory safety briefing, while the captain gets ready to steer out into the South Atlantic Ocean.

Our journey begins as we navigate through the tranquil Beagle Channel, the strait marking the Chile-Argentina border in the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago.

Embarkation Point
Beagle Channel
Day 2

At Sea, approaching Falkland Islands

Days 3-4

Falkland Islands and Port Stanley

Days 5-6

Crossing the Antarctic Convergence

Days 7-10

South Georgia, wildlife paradise of the South Atlantic

Day 11

At Sea, approaching South Sandwich Islands

Days 12-14

South Sandwich Islands

Days 15-16

At Sea, approaching Antarctica

Days 17-20

Antarctic Sound, Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

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At Sea, approaching Ushuaia

Day 23

Arrival in Ushuaia and Disembarkation

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