On this exceptional voyage, we maximize our time exploring in Antarctica by taking a flight from Punta Arenas in Chile across the Drake Passage, to the airstrip on King George Island, located in the South Shetland Islands.
We explore the South Shetland Islands and the spectacular waters of the Antarctic Peninsula. We then enter the Weddell Sea, the ice-choked region made famous by the saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men from the Endurance Expedition nearly 100 years ago. Images of massive tabular icebergs, abundant wildlife and human hardship come to mind when contemplating the Weddell Sea. Our journey then takes us north to the beautiful Falkland Islands and we enjoy a day exploring the western archipelago discovering several additional penguin species and viewing nesting albatross.