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

Time and light, the photographer's most treasured attributes, feature in abundance on this inaugural voyage. Over twenty glorious days, you will enjoy Antarctica bathed in springtime; retrace Shackleton's small boat voyage across the Scotia Sea and photograph in exquisite dawn light on the wildlife-packed beaches of South Georgia. Our expert naturalists and guides, will share their knowledge with on-board lectures, allowing you to prepare for the spectacular wildlife and scenery that awaits.

Tour Highlights

  • Brush up on your photography skills with our on-board Photography Masterclass
  • Capture the early season light over ice-clad mountains
  • See crabeater, Weddell and leopard seals basking on pristine ice floes
  • View colonies of king penguins, fur & elephant seals
  • Photograph albatrosses, petrels and prions alongside our expert naturalists and guides


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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    Punta Arenas to Puerto Willliams

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    Drake Passage

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    Drake Passage

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    Elephant Island

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    Scotia Sea

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    Scotia Sea

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    South Georgia

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    South Georgia

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    South Georgia

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    South Georgia

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    Scotia Sea

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    Scotia Sea

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    At Sea

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    Stanley, Falkland Islands

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    Scotia Sea

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    Arrive Ushuaia

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Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica - M/V Polar Pioneer
Included meals 19 17 18
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Zodiac, Polar Pioneer
19 nights Premium Boat
Trip 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.