South Atlantic Islands
"Dip in" to South Atlantic islands en route for Antarctica or enjoy them in more depth on our land-based holidays. Experiences include travelling with the Royal Air Force or on the last Royal Mail Ship in service, or expedition cruising in remote areas including Tristan da Cunha and Cape Verde.
NewsFinal Voyages of the Royal Mail Ship A new airport opening on St Helena will see the end of an era with the Royal Mail Ship being withdrawn from service in 2016. Price Cuts Great news! With the strength of sterling against the euro we have been able to cut the prices of our Arctic and Antarctic expedition cruises, saving you anything from £100 to £1,000! View all Island Holidays news…
South Atlantic Island tours
The completely unspoilt and still mysterious island just south of the Equator which is Ascension has a hidden depth which it takes time to discover. There are white, sandy beaches to be enjoyed (by nesting turtles as well as humans) and dramatic volcanic scenery, seabird colonies and warm, friendly people. Getting to Ascension is an adventure in itself as there are no commercial flights. We fly with the Royal Air Force from Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.
A new airport opening in February 2016 will see the end of an era with the Royal Mail Ship St Helena being withdrawn from service. Island Holidays has three more tours before this happens so sign up now to ensure your place in history. There are no cabins available for independent travel – the ship is fully booked. Final schedules for the air service have to be confirmed so the details on our website are provisional.
The Falkland Islands
An absolute must for the wildlife enthusiast, the Falkland Islands are home to five species of penguin, sea lions, elephant seals and a host of sea and land birds. Away from the capital, the islands remain as they have always been - unspoilt, remote and with extraordinarily approachable wildlife which makes it a photographer's paradise - even for amateurs. The experience of travelling between settlements by 8-seater Islander aircraft adds to the fun.
South Atlantic Odyssey
Every year the ships operated by Oceanwide Expeditions reposition from Antarctica to the Arctic giving the opportunity for the inveterate traveller to spend several weeks on board enjoying the fantastic variety of experiences from the Antarctic Peninsula to Tristan da Cunha, St Helena and Ascension Island. At that stage it's possible to leave the ship or you can stay on board to visit Cape Verde. The final leg is a must for pelagic birders - Ascension to Cape Verde.