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Antarctic Peninsula, 9 days - sail/fly


Cost: from $ 9.480 AUD
Flights: Kings George Island - Punta Arenas, Chile included
Duration: 9 days
Departure: December
Location: Antarctica (departing from Ushuaia, Argentina)

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Tour Description

Soaring snow-capped peaks, sheltered waterways, sculpted icebergs glowing blue from within and a riot of wildlife characterise the spectacular Antarctic Peninsula. An explosion of life celebrates the coming of the sun: penguin rookeries bustle with nest building, courtship and egg laying; flourishing plankton attracts krill, fish, seals and whales. The midnight sun powers all with life and energy. We explore the deep bays and fjords, where massive glaciers flank a rugged spine of snowy mountains. Scattered amongst penguin rookeries and basking seals, reminders of early explorers help bring history to life. We visit working scientific stations, which open the door to fascinating research.

Itinerary

Day 1 Ushuaia - Embarkation Day

We embark in the evening, with a journey through the picturesque Beagle Channel. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled and be out on deck, as the channel is home to a wide variety of wildlife including seabirds and seals.

Day 2-3 The Drake Passage

A full program of lectures will be offered as we sail across the Drake Passage. The first sightings of icebergs and snow-capped mountains indicate that we have reached the South Shetland Islands. With favourable conditions our lecturers and naturalists will accompany you ashore as you experience your first encounter with the penguins and seals.

Day 4-8 At Sea - South Shetland Islands

An overnight passage along Gerlache Strait delivers us to the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, an ethereal wonderland of vast proportions. Aboard robust Zodiacs, we explore penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations. Zodiac cruising brings us close to intricately shaped icebergs and seals basking on ice floes. Dwarfed by massive bergs, kayakers glide into secluded bays, while our photography group learns how best to capture Antarctica’s raw beauty. We focus on immersing ourselves in nature, spontaneity and flexibility enhancing our enjoyment. Bubble-netting humpbacks demand a wake-up call, even at midnight! A curious leopard seal cruising amongst spectacular icebergs may mean postponing lunch. We make the most of every day.

Day 9 Disembark - Flight to Punta Arenas

Disembark at Kings George Island and flight to Punta Arenas in Chile follows. End of our services.

Note

Please remember, the price can increased by fuel surcharge, when applicable. Contact us for details.

Price per person in a double or twin cabin
Cabin for 3 from $ 9,480 AUD
Cabin for 2 from $ 11,670 AUD
Suite from $ 16,845 AUD

Final price is subject of departure date, availability and cabin standard.

Package Inclusions

*Shipboard accommodation* All breakfasts, lunches and dinners on board throughout your voyage* All shore landings per de daily program* Economy flight from King George Island to Punta Arenas, Chile* Lectures, videos, slide and film shows and guide services* Medical serviceds, there is a resident doctor and well-equipped clinic on board* Port taxes and port charge imposed by government authorities* Pre-departure information and briefing*

Package Exclusions

*Air transport of transfers to and from the ship, not included in the above* Visa, passport and vaccination charges and airport departure taxes* Any meals ashore unless otherwise specified* Baggage, cancellation and medical travel insurance* Excess baggage charges* Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified* Emergency evacuation charges* Tips*

Supplements

Extended stay in Chile / Argentina

Kayaking Surcharge $ 1210 AUD

Photography Surcharge $ 250 AUD

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