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Two King Penguins on St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia

South Georgia and the Falklands

South Georgia and the Falklands

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Highlights

  • Hike in the footsteps of “the Boss,” Sir Ernest Shackleton, and toast his gravesite in South Georgia

  • Witness the spectacle of tens of thousands stately king penguins in South Georgia and observe magnificent albatross in the Falklands

  • Explore the ice by Zodiac and paddle a kayak amid curious fur seals

  • Compare aperture settings side by side with a National Geographic Photography Expert

Day by Day

Multiple routes available

Some departures follow a modified itinerary. Please refer to departure dates for exact routing of your departure.

2023-24 Expedition


Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia, Argentina

Days 1-2

U.S. / Buenos Aires, Argentina (National Geographic Endurance) or Santiago (National Geographic Resolution)

Depart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires (National Geographic Endurance) or Santiago (National Geographic Resolution). Settle into the Alvear Icon (or similar, National Geographic Endurance) before setting out on a guided tour of the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and parks. Visit Recoleta—the final resting place of Argentina's iconic first lady, Eva Perón—and enjoy a private visit to El Zanjon de Granados, one of the city’s premier museums. Or, check into the Mandarin Oriental Santiago (or similar, National Geographic Resolution) before our guided overview of this vibrant city backed by the inspiring Andes. Discover sites like the Plaza de Armas and get a feel for the mix of old and new that makes this city so great. Lunch is served on Day 2.

Meals Included: Lunch

Days 1-2

U.S. / Buenos Aires, Argentina (National Geographic Endurance) or Santiago (National Geographic Resolution)

Depart on an overnight flight to Buenos Aires (National Geographic Endurance) or Santiago (National Geographic Resolution). Settle into the Alvear Icon (or similar, National Geographic Endurance) before setting out on a guided tour of the city’s Beaux-Arts palaces and parks. Visit Recoleta—the final resting place of Argentina's iconic first lady, Eva Perón—and enjoy a private visit to El Zanjon de Granados, one of the city’s premier museums. Or, check into the Mandarin Oriental Santiago (or similar, National Geographic Resolution) before our guided overview of this vibrant city backed by the inspiring Andes. Discover sites like the Plaza de Armas and get a feel for the mix of old and new that makes this city so great. Lunch is served on Day 2.

Meals Included: Lunch

Day 3

Fly to Ushuaia / Embark

Fly southward to Ushuaia—aka ‘The End of the World’—sandwiched between ice-mantled peaks and the protected waters of Beagle Channel. Savor lunch onboard a private catamaran as you cruise the Channel, keeping an eye out for plump sea lions and sleek imperial cormorants. By day’s end, embark and settle into your floating expedition home base.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Fly to Ushuaia / Embark

Fly southward to Ushuaia—aka ‘The End of the World’—sandwiched between ice-mantled peaks and the protected waters of Beagle Channel. Savor lunch onboard a private catamaran as you cruise the Channel, keeping an eye out for plump sea lions and sleek imperial cormorants. By day’s end, embark and settle into your floating expedition home base.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

At Sea In The South Atlantic

Feel the excitement build as we depart South America and enter the chilly realm of the Far South Atlantic. Visit the Bridge (nerve center of the ship and ideal for spotting wildlife), enjoy a massage, and listen in on informal gatherings with our naturalist staff as they discuss what to expect in the wilds of the Falklands. Spend time on deck scanning the horizon for petrels, penguins, and albatross.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

At Sea In The South Atlantic

Feel the excitement build as we depart South America and enter the chilly realm of the Far South Atlantic. Visit the Bridge (nerve center of the ship and ideal for spotting wildlife), enjoy a massage, and listen in on informal gatherings with our naturalist staff as they discuss what to expect in the wilds of the Falklands. Spend time on deck scanning the horizon for petrels, penguins, and albatross.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 5-6

Falkland Islands

Spend the next two days exploring the wilds of the Falklands. This archipelago is made up of nearly 800 islands, each a variation on the underlying theme of immense topographical beauty. Trek along white-sand beaches, hike up to vaulting cliffs, traverse windswept moors, and bask in the sunlit yellows and sage greens of waving tussock grass. But this is no lonely environment—thousands of irresistible gentoo, rockhopper and Magellanic penguins congregate here, along with magnificent albatross and fur seals.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 5-6

Falkland Islands

Spend the next two days exploring the wilds of the Falklands. This archipelago is made up of nearly 800 islands, each a variation on the underlying theme of immense topographical beauty. Trek along white-sand beaches, hike up to vaulting cliffs, traverse windswept moors, and bask in the sunlit yellows and sage greens of waving tussock grass. But this is no lonely environment—thousands of irresistible gentoo, rockhopper and Magellanic penguins congregate here, along with magnificent albatross and fur seals.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 7-8

At Sea

Expedition days at sea are an invitation to pause, catch a breath, and absorb some of the experiences we've already accumulated—before marching off on a range of all-new ones. It’s a great time to get some background on the history of Antarctic exploration and the flora, fauna, and geology of our next destination: South Georgia. And to learn from our naturalists how to identify the seabirds that inevitably follow us there: wandering albatross, prions, and others.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 7-8

At Sea

Expedition days at sea are an invitation to pause, catch a breath, and absorb some of the experiences we've already accumulated—before marching off on a range of all-new ones. It’s a great time to get some background on the history of Antarctic exploration and the flora, fauna, and geology of our next destination: South Georgia. And to learn from our naturalists how to identify the seabirds that inevitably follow us there: wandering albatross, prions, and others.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 9-13

South Georgia Island

Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking, and Zodiac excursions. Sailing along the coast, we plan to offer activities every day including visits to Grytviken, the final resting place of Shackleton, and Stromness Harbour, where Ernest Shackleton, Tom Crean, and Frank Worsley finally reached aid at a whaling station. The island is also home to huge elephant seals and thousands of king penguins.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 9-13

South Georgia Island

Explore the spectacular coastline of South Georgia Island. In keeping with the nature of an expedition, our schedule is flexible with opportunities for walking, hiking, kayaking, and Zodiac excursions. Sailing along the coast, we plan to offer activities every day including visits to Grytviken, the final resting place of Shackleton, and Stromness Harbour, where Ernest Shackleton, Tom Crean, and Frank Worsley finally reached aid at a whaling station. The island is also home to huge elephant seals and thousands of king penguins.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 14-15

At Sea

Relax onboard and enjoy the ship’s amenities. Head up to the Bridge to observe expert navigation at work as our skilled Captain and officers sail these historic waters. There’ll also be time to enjoy a massage in the wellness center, work out in the gym, and browse in the library. Each day our naturalists offer talks that add depth to your experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 14-15

At Sea

Relax onboard and enjoy the ship’s amenities. Head up to the Bridge to observe expert navigation at work as our skilled Captain and officers sail these historic waters. There’ll also be time to enjoy a massage in the wellness center, work out in the gym, and browse in the library. Each day our naturalists offer talks that add depth to your experience.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 16-17

Falklands / At Sea

With whales beneath and birds above, head up to the bridge, or spend these days enjoying the ship’s spa, fitness center, library, and observation deck. After time at sea, our journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes us once more to the island archipelago that teems with nature. Our afternoon visit to Port Stanley offers a chance to see the human face of the islands. Meet the hospitable locals, hoist a drink at a local pub, and stroll around this remote colonial town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 16-17

Falklands / At Sea

With whales beneath and birds above, head up to the bridge, or spend these days enjoying the ship’s spa, fitness center, library, and observation deck. After time at sea, our journey across the South Atlantic Ocean takes us once more to the island archipelago that teems with nature. Our afternoon visit to Port Stanley offers a chance to see the human face of the islands. Meet the hospitable locals, hoist a drink at a local pub, and stroll around this remote colonial town.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 18-19

Ushuaia, Argentina / Disembark / Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile

After breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for our private charter flight to Santiago or Buenos Aires to connect with your overnight flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Days 18-19

Ushuaia, Argentina / Disembark / Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina or Santiago, Chile

After breakfast, disembark in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for our private charter flight to Santiago or Buenos Aires to connect with your overnight flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

NOTE: For expeditions departing April 2024 onward, Day 1 of our itineraries will no longer reflect “departure from the U.S.” and will reflect “arrival to the city” where your expedition begins.  Durations of expeditions will remain unchanged. More details. 

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The most advanced ice-class expedition ship afloat offering unprecedented access to polar regions

The first new polar build in Lindblad’s 50-year history, National Geographic Endurance is named to honor explorer Ernest Shackleton and his legendary Transantarctic Expedition. A fully-stabilized vessel of the highest ice class (PC5 Category A), she will enable adventurous guests to go where few have or can. National Geographic Endurance’s most striking exterior feature is her distinctive profile, the patented X-Bow®, a game-changing design that guarantees the smoothest, most comfortable ride in all kinds of conditions; and since it eliminates bow impact, a quieter ride, as well.

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The sister ship to National Geographic Endurance, she explores polar & temperate regions

One of two new ships expressly built for polar waters, National Geographic Resolution is named to honor the second voyage of the legendary Captain James Cook.  A fully-stabilized vessel with ice class PC5, Category A, she will enable adventurous guests to go where few have or can. National Geographic Resolution’s most striking exterior feature is her distinctive profile, the patented X-Bow®, a game-changing design that guarantees the smoothest, most comfortable ride in all kinds of conditions—and, since it eliminates bow impact, a quieter ride as well. 

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FREE AIRFARE ON SELECT DATES

Book by April 30, 2023, to receive complimentary airfare on select departures of South Georgia & the Falklands. Airfare based on round-trip economy group flights Miami/Buenos Aires, returning Santiago/Miami. Must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Baggage fees may be additional. Call for details.

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Book select departures and receive complimentary round-trip economy international group airfare between MIA and Santiago, PLUS free charter flights. Complimentary airfare must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions, and in the case that Lindblad's group flight is not available at the time of booking, we reserve the right to issue a credit. Baggage fees may be additional. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability.

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Book one, get the second 20% off! Book select Antarctic or Arctic departures between January 2023 and March 2024 and receive 20% off your second departure. Valid for new bookings made by April 30, 2023, subject to availability on select departures, not combinable with other offers or extensions. Call for details.

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South Georgia & The Falklands 2021-23


Pack your sense of intrigue and favorite photography gear for an in-depth expedition covering two of the most remote subantarctic island destinations. Witness wildlife on an incomparable scale on South Georgia, where elephant seals lumber, untold thousands of king penguins gather on a single beach, and Sir Ernest Shackleton rests for eternity. In the Falklands, discover vast colonies of nesting albatrosses and rockhopper penguins and visit isolated settlements where locals still live off the land.

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duration
19 Days
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South Georgia & The Falklands 2021-23

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FREE AIRFARE ON SELECT DATES

Book by April 30, 2023, to receive complimentary airfare on select departures of South Georgia & the Falklands. Airfare based on round-trip economy group flights Miami/Buenos Aires, returning Santiago/Miami. Must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Baggage fees may be additional. Call for details.

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duration
19 Days
Routes
Multiple routes available.
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Breathtaking photos and details on expeditions—view online or by mail for free

Antarctica: A How-to Guide to a Safe & Rewarding Antarctica Experience

South Georgia & The Falklands 2021-23

From

$23,540

/ per person

Book Now
duration
19 Days
Routes
Multiple routes available.
See day by day

View our brochures for more details

Breathtaking photos and details on expeditions—view online or by mail for free

Antarctica: A How-to Guide to a Safe & Rewarding Antarctica Experience

South Georgia & The Falklands 2021-23

special offers

Details

FREE AIRFARE ON SELECT DATES

Book by April 30, 2023, to receive complimentary airfare on select departures of South Georgia & the Falklands. Airfare based on round-trip economy group flights Miami/Buenos Aires, returning Santiago/Miami. Must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers. Baggage fees may be additional. Call for details.

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