Each year a number of expedition cruises include a stop at the Falklands on a journey to South Georgia and/or on to Antarctica. These itineraries usually only stay for a day or two visiting such places as West Point Island with notable colonies of rockhopper penguins and black-browed albatrosses, Carcass Island with gentoo and magellan penguins and Stanley. Amongst the birdlife are southern giant petrels, endemic Falkland steamer ducks, kelp and dolphin gulls, black-crowned night herons, red-backed hawks and peregrine falcons.
Unquestionably, the longer 18-21 day itineraries which combine the Falklands Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica make for the very best of expeditions. These are sometimes referred to as Epic or Ultimate Antarctica journeys.
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For further information about the Falkland Islands and sample tailor-made itineraries, please see click here: Falkland Islands Revealed