2024.25 Epic Antarctica BA

Possible Excursions

When traveling in extremely remote regions, your Expedition Team must consider the sea, ice and weather to guide the route and itinerary details. The following sites are a sample of what you may experience on your expedition, whether by ship, Zodiac cruise, or shore landing. Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) CARCASS ISLAND This five-mile (8 km) island northwest of West Falkland is owned by Rob and Lorraine McGill. Named for the Royal Navy ship HMS Carcass , which arrived in 1766, it is a picturesque place, where songbirds nest among the luxuriant growth that covers the gently rolling landscape. SAUNDERS ISLAND Saunders Island is the fourth largest island in the Falklands and has been designated an Important Bird Area due to the high density of nesting seabirds. Nesting species on the island include

rockhopper, gentoo and king penguins as well as black-browed albatross and king cormorants, among many others. Keep on the lookout for Commerson’s dolphins by the shore, and for whale blows out at sea. STANLEY Stanley’s deep-water harbor has been the economic mainstay of the community since the port’s completion in 1845. Carrying fortune seekers from the west coast of the Americas, ships battered by rough waters near Cape Horn often called in at Stanley as well. Take a stroll through this quaint English town, visiting the cathedral, museum, or one of its many pubs. WEST POINT ISLAND The Napier family has owned West Point Island since the 1860s. On the island’s west coast, thousands of black-browed albatross nest in colonies on cliffs along the water’s edge. Rockhopper penguins share the cliffs, while Commerson’s dolphins can often be seen in the surrounding waters.

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