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Falklands, South Georgia And Antarctica - M/v Polar Pioneer

The Falkland Islands to South Georgia before heading onto the magnificent Antarctic peninsula...
The Falkland Islands are an archipelago of over 400 islands; an important breeding ground for penguins, elephant seals and sea lions. Often described as the gem of the Southern Ocean, the splendour of South Georgia is hard to describe - stunning snow-capped mountain landscapes, deep fjords, tousled tussock grasses and wild beaches, all combine to provide superb stunning photo opportunities. Here is the
most important colony of king penguins, fur seals and elephant seals and it is estimated that over 10 million sea birds visit South Georgia each year.

Tour Highlights

  • Sail to the Falkland Islands to explore the archipelago
  • Follow in the footsteps of Shackleton to South Georgia
  • View colonies of king penguins, fur & elephant seals
  • Get close to whales and cavorting seals in a Zodiac
  • View large colonies of Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins amidst the Antarctic backdrop

Itinerary

Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Santiago / The Falkland Islands

  • 2
    At Sea

  • 3
    At Sea

  • 4
    South Georgia

  • 5
    South Georgia

  • 6
    South Georgia

  • 7
    South Georgia

  • 8
    South Georgia

  • 9
    The Scotia Sea

  • 10
    The Scotia Sea

  • 11
    Elephant Island

  • 12
    South Shetland Islands

  • 13
    Antarctica

  • 14
    Antarctica

  • 15
    Antarctica

  • 16
    Drake Passage

  • 17
    Drake Passage

  • 18
    Puerto Williams / Punta Arenas

Tour notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

We have the following different versions of the Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica - M/V Polar Pioneer tour available at present.

Please select a date:

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Why Book this tour
Here are the average costs of drinks, in USD, on board the Polar Pioneer - bear in mind, they may change:
Bottle of wine - from $12
Bottle of beer - from $3
Spirits (gin, whisky, vodka, port, rum) - from $5
Cocktails - from $5.50
Soft drinks (fizzy, fruit juice and water) - from $2.50
There is no internet access on board our ships, however you can pay to send and receive emails (no attachments). On the Polar Pioneer, the prices start from approximately 20 US cents per one kilobyte. Wi-fi access is available for laptops, with an email account set up for US$5, with the same download/sending fees.
A satellite telephone is available for use, and prices start from US$10 for 5 min.

Please Note: Due to the remote location of your voyage, making contact with the ship via telephone can be difficult and expensive.

It is better to carry US dollars for tipping and payment of bar bills on board the ship. You can also pay with all major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
Included meals 17 16 17
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Zodiac, Polar Pioneer
Accommodation
17 nights Comfortable Boat
Tour Staff
Expedition Crew, Naturalist(s)
Ship Description
Polar Pioneer is a Finnish ex-research vessel, refurbished to provide an adventurous journey in the polar regions; its ice class means it has excellent manoeuvrability. The vessel accommodates only 54 passengers, meaning more time with the experts and a friendly on-board experience. Informed crew and experts will ensure you learn about how a polar expedition runs, your unique surroundings and the wildlife; Zodiacs will take you to shore for close encounters.