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Voyages to Antarctica
Adventure to Antarctica – Highlights of the Frozen Continent
Get ready for a rare adventure! From Ushuaia you cross the Drake Passage and sail on to an unforgettable exploration of Antarctica. Meet penguins up close and touch icebergs with your bare hands. On board there is so much to do: the Explorer room, Young Explorer programme, theme days, exciting lectures, and more, all designed to enhance your trip.
Travel Period Nov & Dec 2018
Duration 13 Days
☉ Ushuaia – Ushuaia
Christmas Adventure in Antarctica
Join us for a Christmas adventure at the end of the world – in Antarctica, and celebrate the New Year with penguins, seals and whales. Enjoy the diverse wildlife and incredible beauty of the landscape with icebergs floating by. This adventure to one of Earth’s farthest corners promises much, including a guaranteed White Christmas!
Travel Period 20 Dec 2018
Duration 15 Days
☉ Buenos Aires – Antarctica – Buenos Aires
AED 37,638 per
Patagonia to Antarctica expedition – Southbound
This expedition takes you to the most intriguing spots along the South American coast and to Antarctica. Visit one of the most scenic national parks in the world, see the rich wildlife of Patagonia, the Chilean fjords, Cape Horn and then, Antarctica. Enjoy spending time ashore, kayaking, hiking and close encounters with penguins, birds and seals.
Travel Period 19 Nov 2018
Duration 19 Days
☉ Valparaiso – Antarctica – Ushuaia
Explore Antarctica, the Falklands and the Chilean Fjords
Travel in harmony with the elements to the White Continent. En route, you will experience the wild natural wonders of the Chilean fjords. Once in Antarctica, the sight of mighty glaciers calving into the ocean, flocks of penguins and whales in the icy seas will create indelible memories.
Travel Period Nov – Dec 2018
Duration 18 Days
☉ Punta Arenas – Antarctica – Punta Arenas
Antarctica, the Polar Circle and Beyond
Antarctica is unlike anything you have ever experienced! The landscape is as awe-inspiring and untouched as the day that man first set foot here. On this expedition, we will attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle at 66°33′46.3″ S and explore even further south. This is an adventure that few others can claim!
Travel Period Jan – Feb 2019
Duration 20 Days
☉Punta Arenas – Antarctic Circle – Punta Arenas
The Ultimate Expedition to Antarctica Falklands and South Georgia
This epic expedition takes you through the isolated Falkland Islands and stunning South Georgia before experiencing the great continent of Antarctica. We look forward to taking you on the expedition of a lifetime, exploring the endless white scenery and hearing nothing but nature’s silence in the surreal and haunting landscape of Antarctica.
Travel Period 6 & 27 Dec 2018 17 Jan & 7 Feb 2019
Duration 23 Days
☉ Ushuaia – Falklands – South Georgia – Antarctica – Ushuaia
Antarctic Circle Expedition
Sail in the wake of polar explorers as you embark on a true Antarctica expedition. We sail from Ushuaia through the infamous Drake Passage and spend eight whole days in the epic Antarctic wildnerness, the longest of any of our voyages to Antarctica. This allows us to go even further into the Antarctic peninsula to explore some of the last untouched places on the planet.
Travel Period Jan & Feb 2018
Duration 16 Days
☉Buenos Aires – Antarctica – Buenos Aires
Patagonia to Antarctica expedition – Northbound
This expedition takes you to the most intriguing spots in Antarctica and along the South American coast. Enjoy spending time ashore, kayaking, hiking and close encounters with penguins, birds and seals in Antarctica. Discover Cape Horn, the Chilean fjords, the rich wildlife of Patagonia and visit one of the most scenic national parks in the world.
Travel Period 28 Feb 2019
Duration 20 Days
☉Ushuaia – Antarctica – Valparaiso
Landings in Antarctica
An endless white wilderness, Antarctica is nature at its most sublime and haunting. During these astonishing voyages you will learn of the great explorers who paved the way into these southern oceans, gazing out across landscapes that have remained as awe-inspiring and unchanged as the day that man first set eyes upon them.
Weather, wind, ice and local conditions will determine the exact nature of your programme and schedule. Safety is paramount and the ships captain will decide the final sailing itinerary during the voyage. Therefore every voyage is unique and all advertised routes, by the very nature of the region, can only be indicative. Below you will find a selection of some of the possible landing sites in Antarctica depending on your voyages planned itinerary.
Deception Island, South Shetland Islands
One of the highlights of the South Shetlands, Deception Island is a distinctive ring-shaped volcanic caldera, a portion of which has collapsed and created a navigable opening into the flooded interior. The natural harbour within includes Whalers Bay, home to an abandoned whaling station known as Hektor, as well as a derelict British base.
Half Moon Island,South Shetland Islands
Staggeringly photogenic and blessed with some of the most spectacular Antarctic scenery imaginable, Half Moon Island is a glittering gem amongst these island treasures. Its serrated and creviced cliffs are home to a large colony of chinstrap penguins, as well as Antarctic terns, kelp gulls, snowy sheathbills, Wilsons storm petrels and several species of seals who are regular visitors to the island.
Yankee Harbour, South Shetland Islands
Early sealers in the area used Yankee Harbour on Greenwich Island as a frequent base of operations, its remarkable setting providing a natural safe haven for the sailors. Remnants of those early days can still be seen littering the shoreline, but the big draw for visitors here is the large colony of Gentoo penguins, whose numbers are estimated to be around 4,000 breeding pairs.
Situated in the scenic Errera Channel, Cuverville Island boasts the largest known colony of Gentoo penguins. The narrow Errera Channel offers a spectacular passage to and from Cuverville as icebergs become trapped and grounded in the nearby shallows. Watching from the observation decks as our navigators weave the ship carefully between the icebergs is as exciting as being surrounded by the throngs of nesting penguins onshore.
Neko Harbour with its Gentoo penguin colony lies nestled in Andvord Bay, surrounded by the mountains and high glacier walls of the peninsula. Named after a factory whaling ship from the early 1900s, Neko is one of the rare places in this area where you may land on the Antarctic mainland.
The harbour is paradise not only in name, but in splendour and scenery as well. Protected from the winds of the nearby Gerlache Strait, Paradise Harbour offers another rare opportunity for a mainland landing and some of the finest vistas the Peninsula has to offer. Here you can find the Argentine base Almirante Brown and the Chilean base Gonzalez Videla, as well as colonies of neighbouring penguins.
This 11km long and 1.6km wide channel is one of the most beautiful passages in Antarctica. It bestows upon the traveller a glimpse into what fascinates us most about this incredibly contrasting environment; it is sublime yet imposing, delicate yet daunting, alluring yet inhospitable.
Its location in the picturesque Penola Strait makes Petermann Island a great spot for iceberg- and whale-spotting and offers spectacular views across the channel to the Antarctic Peninsula.
The British base of Port Lockroy on Goudier Island was built in 1941 and abandoned in 1962. It lay empty until 1996 when it was refurbished as a museum by the Antarctic Heritage Trust. It has since become one of the most popular sites in Antarctica and offers a unique peek into life in an Antarctic base in the 1950s.
The mountains and high glaciers around Wilhelmina Bay ensure plenty of dramatic scenery and sculpted ice from tiny floating pieces to large bergs. The bay is a choice feeding ground for whales and seals and therefore was a rich hunting ground for the whalers of the past.
The huge ice shelves of the Antarctic continent give birth to mile-long tabular icebergs. The strong currents of the Weddell Sea conspire to bring these massive flat-topped bergs north into the Antarctic Sound at the north-eastern end of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Brown Bluff lies on the coast of the Antarctic Sound at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. As the name suggests, the landscape is dominated by an ominous 745 metres high cliff. The towering, rust-coloured bluff is volcanic in origin and the beach is peppered with lava bombs. Adelie penguins, Gentoo penguins, kelp gulls, and cape petrels can be found breeding here and Weddell seals are also regular visitors.