Fly Directly to the Falklands With Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Photographers shoot Magellanic Penguins in the Falkland Islands(Ralph Lee Hopkins)

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced two exclusive opportunities for the first time ever to fly directly one way to or from the Falklands instead of making the crossing by sea. The new flights provide guests one more day along the Antarctic Peninsula or in South Georgia.

Guests on the 18-day South Georgia and the Falklands October 23, 2017 voyage can fly one way directly from the Falklands to Santiago, Chile, converting a day at sea into an extra full day in South Georgia. The voyage welcomes Global Perspectives guest speaker Greg Marshall, wildlife expert and National Geographic crittercam filmmaker. Rates begin at $15,930 per person based on double occupancy in a category one cabin.

For the 24-day Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland's departure on November 6, 2017, guests will fly direct from Santiago to the Falklands, converting a day at sea to an extra day in Antarctica. The expedition will welcome two guest speakers, U.S. Arctic Research Chair Frances Ulmer and former astronaut and oceanographer, Kathy Sullivan. Rates begin at $23,790 per person based on double occupancy in a category one cabin.

Both voyages set sail aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer. The expedition ship offers a library; observation lounge at the top of the ship; access to the bow for optimal wildlife viewing; a mudroom to store boots, rain pants and cold weather gear; a wellness program comprising a wellness center and a fitness center; and a global gallery framing hand-made crafts, jewelry and artwork from the many regions that the Explorer explores.