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.
For further information about the Falkland Islands and sample tailor-made itineraries, please see click here: Falkland Islands Revealed