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Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

This expedition offers you the ideal introduction to the Great White continent. Albatross and petrels will escort us across the Drake Passage until we spot our first huge icebergs and we eagerly anticipate land. Our planned landing on King George Island will give us our first taste of Antarctica before continuing onto the Peninsula via the Bransfield and Gerlache Straits and Neko Bay. As we head further south the magnificence of the natural beauty of Antarctica is truly breathtaking. Besides the magnificent scenery you can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife including seals, whales and an abundance of penguin and other birdlife. The journey is not only focussed on wildlife; after cruising through the Neumayer Channel, we hope to have a chance to visit Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Once a British research station, it now houses a fascinating museum and also serves as the world's most southerly post office, certainly a unique place from which to send a postcard! Our journey is rounded off with a dramatic entry via Neptune's Bellows to the bay at Deception Island, a place which has no equal anywhere in the world. The ring-shaped island is in fact the top of a volcano, a caldera. Imagine walking straight into a wildlife documentary and you could well be on Deception Island amongst a teeming colony of hundreds of thousands of Chinstrap Penguins.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark Ushuaia
DAY 2 Cross Drake Passage
DAY 3 Approach South Shetland Islands
DAYS 4/7 Explore western side of Antarctic Peninsula following a flexible itinerary to include some of the following: Cuverville Island, Danco Island, Half Moon Island, Paradise Bay, Lemaire Channel (gigantic icebergs and huge cliffs) together with a host of other islands and scientific bases
DAY 8 Visit the volcanic islands of the South Shetlands
DAYS 9/10 Re-cross Drake Passage to Beagle Channel
DAY 11 Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes

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Trip Code: ODW
Trip Grading:
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Cruising Kayaking
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Next Trip:  09 January 2019
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price: USD$7950 Quadruple
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Options & Supplements*
Triple with Porthole US $ 8950
Twin with Porthole US $ 9650
Twin with window US $ 10100
Twin Deluxe US $ 10850
Superior US $ 11700
D Diving Option US $530
CP Camping US $180
K Kayaking Option US $465

*Prices listed are per person

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