Antarctica, Falklands

Falklands and South Georgia Exclusive

JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!

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Big Savings & Free Pre-Cruise Tour!

Book now & receive up to £ off the published rate! PLUS a free 1-day tour to Peninsula Valdes!*

Book before 11th Nov 2016 to avoid currency fluctuations - An increase is coming in to effect!

Falklands and South Georgia Exclusive 19 days aboard Sea Spirit

An exclusive voyage taking in the wildlife and scenery rich islands of the Falklands and South Georgia. These islands have some of the densest and most accessible wildlife of anywhere on earth as well as important historical associations with the great explorers and more modern conflicts

Highlights

  • Myriad land and pelagic birdlife
  • Marine mammals
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers

What's Included

  • One night's pre-cruise hotel accommodation
  • Group transfers airport-hotel/ship and vv
  • All meals on board ship
  • All excursions shown in itinerary
  • Programme of expert lectures
  • Expedition parka
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • All port fees
18 nights 20/10/2017 - 07/11/2017
From Only £8,329pp

Special Offer Details

Book now & receive up to £ off the published rate! PLUS a free 1-day tour to Peninsula Valdes!. Offer applicable when booked before 30th April 2017

Subject to availability.Terms and conditions apply

Simon Rowland
Simon Rowland
Antarctica, Falklands Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Antarctica, Falklands. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

ITINERARY

18 Nights   19 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1   | Puerto Madryn
  • Day 2   | Embarkation and set sail
  • Days 3-4 | At sea
  • Day 5   | Falkland Islands
  • Days 6-7 | Southern Ocean
  • Days 8-13 | South Georgia
  • Days 16-17 | Falkland Islands
  • Day 18 | Beagle Channel
  • Day 19 | Ushuaia
1Day

Puerto Madryn

Arrive and transfer to hotel. Take time this afternoon and tomorrow morning to enjoy the sights and sounds of the interesting and picturesque town.

2Day

Puerto Madryn

Embark in the afternoon and set sail towards the Falkland Islands. Sail through the Golfo Nuevo and keep a lookout for Southern Right Whales, which inhabit this area close to the Valdes Peninsula

3-4Days

At Sea

Crossing the South Atlantic, keeping a lookout for whales, dolphins and birds. Enjoy the first of our programme of expert lectures

5Day

Falkland Islands

Our itinerary will be dependent on weather and sea conditions, however we plan to visst one or more of the wildlife rich outer islands to possible see nesting albatross, petrels, up to 5 species of penguin, elephant seals, and dolphins.

6-7Days

At Sea

Sailing the Southern Ocean and crossing the Antarctic Convergence. we also pass the remote Shag Rocks, with their large colonies of seabirds. Briefings on bio-security procedures necesary for landing on South Georgia

8-13Days

South Georgia

Our route and landings over these days are heavily dependent on weather and sea conditions, however, multiple landings are planned. The glacial scenery on the island is quite spectacular and compements the tremendous amount of wildlife. There are estimated to be around 100 million seabirds on the island including numerous species of albatross, petrel, prion and tern, as well as rate terrestrial birds such as the South Georgia pipit. On some beaches, tens of thousands of elephant and fur seals jostle for space with king and other penguins. We will also visit the historic whaling settlement of Grytviken, also the final resting place of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

14-15Days

At Sea

We return north towards the Falkland Islands again with albatrosses and other pelagic birds in our wake.

16-17Days

Falkland Islands

We will visit other sites on the islands in search of wildlife, especially rare terrestrial birds. Also spend time in the small and very British capital city of Stanley, where we can visit the excellent museum and enjoy a drink at a typical pub

18Day

Beagle Channel

We sail up the beagle channel followed by seabirds and recap on our adventures over the past days

19Day

Ushuaia

Disembark and transfer to airport or hotel.

Sea Spirit

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Ann Macleod, Scotland Peggy & Thomas, Belgium Robert Hickinbotham, Pulheim, Germany Dave Martin, North Wales James and Pamela Chapman, Halifax David Coard, Exeter, UK Dr Lorna Mairs, Hampshire, UK Lucy and Simon Stern, Sussex, UK Shiyang Liu, Beijing, China Peter Reid, Lincoln, UK Celia Hills, Orkney Islands, UK Steve Sutton, Merseyside, UK Molly Quackenbush, Virginia, USA Sophie & Francois Couture, Quebec, Canada Mike and Berry Poulter, East Sussex, UK Jo Arden, London, UK
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We had the time of our lives on board ship...if anybody wants to go to Antarctica, we will certainly advise to go with you.
Huge congratulations to you and all the team for the perfect organisation throughout the trip. From the early planning to the last transfer, everything went without a hitch.
Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!
I came to Wildfoot because a friend had booked with you when you were Antarctica Bound and they were right. Everything went perfectly, even when our flight was cancelled, you made sure we still made it to the ship with time to spare. L’Austral is a beautiful ship with first class service and food and the guides looked after us well. Very happy to recommend Wildfoot and L’Austral...
The adventure really was a 'trip of a lifetime' and we are so glad we tagged an extra day in Buenos Aires at either end and that we went Premium Economy, it made all the difference. The ship Sea Explorer was exactly as Simon had described and was very comfortable. South Georgia was the highlight but we were surprised how much wildlife there was to see on the Falklands and we might well book one of your nature trips to the Falklands in the future.
I want to thank you for all you did to make my recent Falklands trip run so smoothly and comfortably. Thank you for all your help over the diet too.
• I wanted to send you a quick thank you email. We had a fantastic trip, the boat, staff, scenery, itinerary, and pretty much everything else was incredible! Thank you so much for arranging the cabin upgrade, we were delighted to have our own room! We had a really brilliant time, and wanted to say thanks so much for being so helpful throughout, we're lucky to have found you.
We had a very special experience organized by you in Feb, especially the wedding in Antarctica and our stay in Patagonia. Thank you.
Many thanks for all you help with our polar trip which exceeded all expectations. We will certainly recommend your company and seriously consider yourselves for future trips.
I just want to thank you for all your help with my Ross Sea trip. It was really the trip of a lifetime & the ship & crew were excellent.
Overall I think that it was an excellent trip that was well worth the price paid and I would have no hesitation recommending your company to others.
I'm sure you get plenty of compliments, but I just want to follow up telling you what a great time we had on the MS Expedition Antarctica Classic cruise. We were very pleased with all of the staff, on the ground and on the ship. Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. We greatly appreciated their experience and expertise. Their very careful attention to all of the environmental rules and precautions should also be lauded. Thank you for all of your service and attention. If we're planning on one of the other regions that you serve, we'll definitely be in touch!!
We would like to thank you with all our heart for our fabulous trip. It was amazing. Everything was perfect. I recommend Antarctica and South America to everybody. Doing business with you was also a great experience. You are the best travel agent I ever met. I hope to have the chance to do business with you again in the future.
We've just got back from out trip to Patagonia and the Antarctic and want to say a big thank you to all of you at Wildfoot but specifically you, Tina and Sara, for organising our trip and sorting out all my queries before we went. You've all been thoroughly professional - and friendly with it. I always get concerned that hotels won't have received the booking, the air e-tickets won't be recognised or luggage ends up somewhere other that where we are, but I didn't need to worry as everything was well planned in advance and the various elements, air travel, two cruises, hotels etc, fitted seamlessly. You can take this as a 10 out of 10 satisfaction rating and recommendation for your company. You will certainly be my 'go to' provider if we ever do anything similar in the future. Thanks once again for our trip of a lifetime.
I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for your help with my trip. It was the best two weeks of my life! MS Expedition was amazing – their itinerary, their crew, their spirit. It was truly exceptional.One of the best things was how they arranged the rooms, I just had the best roommates and that really made a big difference to the trip. We got to see some fast ice and got out to walk on it – literally walking on the frozen sea. Amazing! I am saving for my next trip and I would not dream of going with anyone but you guys again. Good work! A dream very much come true.

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