Our Classic Antarctica birding cruise is a ‘must’ for every wildlife and nature enthusiast, and we guarantee that you will return not only enriched but totally blown-away by this experience of a lifetime! During this incredible journey we will explore the remote Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Shetlands and, finally, the Antarctic continent. Along the way we will marvel at some of the world’s last truly pristine wildernesses and be treated to spectacular vistas, hauntingly beautiful icebergs and the planet’s greatest concentrations of marine wildlife. Walking amongst vast, crowded nesting colonies of over 200,000 displaying King Penguins and their fluffy young is an experience that defies description. We will also set foot on Antarctica at the aptly named Paradise Bay, while our return via the Drake Passage promises to produce some thrilling pelagic birding, as we search for species including Wandering and Light-mantled Albatross, Snow and Antarctic Petrel and South Georgia Diving Petrel. This cruise also offers unbeatable photographic opportunities, and some of our departures will have onboard specialist Rockjumper birding and professional ORYX photographic leaders!
These journeys to Antarctica are truly once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and cannot come more highly recommended!