Home » Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica: Plancius (ex. Puerto Madryn)
There may be sea ice on this route, and at the edge of the ice some south polar skuas and snow petrels may join the other seabirds trailing the vessel south.
Depending on how friendly the weather and ice is, you might visit Base Orcadas, an Argentine scientific station on Laurie Island in the South Orkney archipelago. The personnel here will happily show you their facility, where you can enjoy great views of the surrounding glaciers. If a visit here isn’t possible, you might land in Signy Island’s Shingle Cove instead.
Huge icebergs and a good chance of fin whales ensure there’s never a dull moment on this sea voyage south. Also, your best chance to spot Antarctic petrels is here.