November 23, 2003 was the first time ever that a total solar eclipse had been witnessed in this region and the path of the Moon’s umbral shadow quickly passed over a section of the white continent. Those lucky enough to witness it might have thought this was a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, however in the early hours of December 4, 2021 a second eclipse will take place as we sail to South Georgia and towards the Antarctic Peninsula on-board the Akademik Ioffe. Prior to the eclipse event we explore the wildlife-rich Falkland Islands and remote South Georgia before reaching Antarctica
Book now for the ultimate white Christmas adventure! Join the RCGS Resolute on a remarkable journey taking all the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula including Deception Island and the Gerlache Strait. Watch humpback whales breach, penguins waddle and mammoth leopard seals lazing on the shores. Make the most of your time with regular zodiac excursions and take the opportunity to go kayaking amongst the glaciers. A Christmas to remember!
The Falkland Islands and South Georgia are the jewels of the South Atlantic Ocean. The Falkland Islands has a rich and storied history, while South Georgia has rightly been called ‘the most staggering wildlife show on earth’. After our in depth exploration, we are certain you will agree. This voyage also offers a Photography Symposium Expedition for photography enthusiasts, where will you travel with a team of highly experienced photographers to improve your camera skills! In 2019 the exclusive Santiago to Stanley flight service maximises your time spent exploring!
The charter flight from King George Island back to Punta Arenas has the added benefit of giving you extra time - which means more time on shore, zodiac excursions and taking in the wonders of Antarctica. Taking in all the historic sites and remote science stations, the voyage heads south towards the fabled Antarctic Circle! Explore the Gerlache Strait, admire playful humpback whales and sit in awe of colossal icebergs. Those feeling brave enough can choose to camp for the night on shore or go kayaking amongst icebergs. A truly unforgettable holiday!
The voyage aboard the Akademik Ioffe ticks all of the boxes for an Antarctic experience - superb wildlife encounters, historic sites, jaw dropping scenery, glaciers as far as the eye can see and icebergs the size of city office blocks. Throw in a visit to a scientific research station, a wonderful lecture series onboard, our friendly expedition team and a night camping and you have all the makings of a wonderful holiday to the frozen continent.