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10 Nights/11 Days 

This trip commences in Punta Arenas Chile with a flight to Port Stanley in Falkland Islands. We explore the wildlife rich Sea Lion Island in the Falklands before crossing the Drake Passage, bound for Antarctica. Our first stop is Elephant Island and then head down the western coastline of Anatrctica Peninsula visiting Wilhelmina Bay, Neko Harbour, Danco Island, Cuverville Island and the Erera Channel. We hope to transit the spectacular Lemaire Channel and view the iceberg "graveyard" at Pleneau Island. Our final days are spent in the South Shetland Islands including Deception Island. We complete the journey at King George Island and fly back to Punta Arenas. 


  • Flights from Punta Arenas to Falklands or King George Island.
  • Transfers to and from the ship.
  • Cabin accommodation.
  • All meals including daily afternoon tea and complimentary house wine / beverages at lunch and dinner.
  • Experienced expedition leader and expedition team.
  • Hire of windproof / waterproof jacket, pants and rubber boots.
  • Daily shore excursions by Zodiac boat.
  • Educational presentations.
  • Professional photographer on board to assist guests.
  • Guided hikes and walks ashore.
  • Access to computers.
  • Use of onboard sauna / hot water Jacuzzi / plunge pool / fitness centre. 
  • Use of library. 
  • Emergency medical attention on board. 
  • P&I insurance.


  • Flights to and from boarding ports
  • Passports and/or visas
  • Taxes or boarding taxes at ports and airports 
  • Travel or health insurance



Vessel: The Akademik Sergey Vavilov
The sister ship to the Akademik Ioffe; is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. 
With a near identical layout the Akademik Sergey Vavilov offers numerous passenger areas ideal for small group briefings or information sessions, an expansive bar and lounge located on deck six offers widespread views 180 degrees, making it an ideal location for catching up over drinks or writing in your journal. The library and reading room are well stocked with polar, fiction and non- fiction and is a wonderful spot to enjoy some reading. The sumptuous meals prepared for you by our culinary team are enjoyed in our dining room, which can host all clients in a single seating and will keep you feeling healthy and strong for the myriad of activities offered throughout the voyage. 
The ship also has theatre style presentation room, gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool.




Antarctica Peninsula Explorer

Abbreviated Itinerary

Day 1 Punta Arenas -Port Stanley Falklands
Day 2 Sea Lion Island 

Days 3 & 4 At Sea across to Antarctica
Day 5 Elephant Island

Days 6-9 Gerlache Strait & Antarctic Peninsula 

Day 10 South Shetland Islands 

Day 11 King George Island-Punta Arenas


Detailed Itinerary & Prices

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