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Antarctic Antarctic Peninsula Explorer 10 / 12 nights

This new itinerary encompasses two additional days of exploration in Antarctica – without adding to the total length of the voyage. This equals more time on shore, more time in the zodiacs and more time spent in the company of our expert guides for your ultimate wildlife tour.

While travelling along the shorelines of Antarctica, We visit many of the classic landing locations along the Antarctica Peninsula such as Paradise Harbour, Neko Harbour and the Errera Channel. In the company of our expert guides, we spend our days exploring in small groups, by zodiac boat and on shore, enjoying walks and hikes to scenic locations and visiting busy wildlife colonies. Sea kayaking and overnight camping are also popular activities on this itinerary.

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Join One Ocean Expeditions on an adventure cruise to Antarctica with our 'Antarctic Peninsula Explorer' travel package.
See penguins in their natural environment on a One Ocean Expeditions adventure cruise to Antarctica.
Your One Ocean Expeditions Antarctic expedition takes you to impressive icebergs and glaciers.
Explore icebergs and glaciers on your One Ocean Expeditions cruise to Antarctica.
Sea kayak in Antarctica on a One Ocean Expeditions cruise and see wildlife close up.
This Antarctic cruise offers a variety of activities such as camping, sea kayaking and wildlife watching.
Camping on a One Ocean Expeditions cruise in Antarctica.

Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

Starting Rate: $9,695.00+

Number of Nights: 10 / 12

Departs from: USHUAIA

Returns to: PUNTA ARENAS / USHUAIA

*Includes return flight from King George Island on December 04, 2017 voyage

Experiences:

    Wildlife Identification
    Sea Kayaking
    Photographer in Residence
    Camping
    Education
    Family
    Fitness & Yoga
    Photography
    Snowshoeing
    Trekking/Hiking
    Whale Watching
    Zodiac Cruising

Available Dates:

2017
December 4 - 14 Akademik Sergey Vavilov Download Trip Notes
2018
November 28 - December 10 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes
2019
February 17 - March 1 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Antarctic Peninsula Explorer

This adventure cruise sails along the hotspots of the Antarctic Peninsula. A new itinerary encompasses two additional days exploring the peninsula for whale watching, visiting penguin colonies and zodiac excursions in Antarctica.

Over eleven days, we visit classic landing locations along the Antarctica Peninsula and Gerlache Strait coastline. We spend our days off the ship exploring by Zodiac boat and making shore landings in the company of our expert guides. By breaking into small special interest groups we discover Antarctica and its remarkable landscapes, wildlife, and history through photography, zodiac excursions, hiking, and, for the more adventurous, camping and sea kayaking. Visits to historic huts and working research bases add another dimension to the voyage. To cap off this amazing trip, we spend a day in the South Shetland Islands. Returning to South America we have one final thrill - a rounding of the legendary maritime landmark of Cape Horn.



Day 1

Ushuaia, Argentina

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s most southerly city, where you board your expedition ship. In the early evening we set sail along the B...

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina, the world’s most southerly city, where you board your expedition ship. In the early evening we set sail along the Beagle Channel and push out into the Drake Passage, direction Antarctica.




Days 2 - 3

Drake Passage

Giant petrels, albatross and smaller Cape petrels are our companions as we transit the Drake Passage. Join the ship’s Captain on the bridge and l...

Giant petrels, albatross and smaller Cape petrels are our companions as we transit the Drake Passage. Join the ship’s Captain on the bridge and learn about the operations of our modern research vessel. Throughout the day our onboard experts educate us with a series of presentations about the environment, wildlife and history.




Days 4 - 9

Antarctic Peninsula

Take a deep breath – you have arrived. This is Antarctica. The waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula are home to deep bays, pristine coves and i...

Take a deep breath – you have arrived. This is Antarctica. The waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula are home to deep bays, pristine coves and inlets and numerous small islands. The Gerlache coastline features heavily glaciated mountains permanently covered in ice and snow. Rocky outcrops are home to gentoo, adelie and chinstrap penguin rookeries and the waters are rich in marine life. We frequently encounter seals, including the powerful leopard seal, usually found hauled out on an ice floe. Curious humpback whales and the smaller minke whales are present much of the time as they feed on the vast schools of krill. Sightings of orca are not uncommon. Our activity program is in full swing and we encourage all guests to choose how their adventure unfolds. Every day we plan an exciting range of activities, including guided hikes on shore (both short and long), visits to wildlife colonies with our expert naturalist guides, as well as Zodiac cruising. The historic huts and science stations located along the Antarctic Peninsula provide a fascinating glimpse into the past and the present. Zodiac cruising among the ice, searching for seals and whales is a memorable activity. Meanwhile, our sea kayakers may range several miles from the ship experiencing Antarctica from an entirely different perspective. Our resident photography guide will be on hand to help you with your camera handling and image composition. Maybe what you really want to do is sit on a rock, simply watching the penguins come and go from the water.




Day 10

South Shetland Islands and Deception Island

After several busy days of exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, we head for the South Shetland Islands. The adventure is not over and, if the...

After several busy days of exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, we head for the South Shetland Islands. The adventure is not over and, if the weather conditions allow, we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island. This is a very dramatic location. History is all around us as we explore the old whaling station. On a sunny day, cruising along the pristine coast of Livingston Island is a memorable experience. There are several other landing sites in the vicinity including Half Moon Island, and the broad pebbly beach at Yankee Harbour, where we often encounter Weddell seals sunning themselves. This evening we enjoy a special diner attended by the ship’s Captain, and we spend our final hours cruising towards King George Island. Upon arrival at King George Island, we drop anchor and will be in position for disembarkation in the morning.




Day 11

King George Island and Punta Arenas, Chile

This morning we say goodbye to our expedition team and transfer ashore by Zodiac. We walk from the landing site up towards the airstrip preparing t...

This morning we say goodbye to our expedition team and transfer ashore by Zodiac. We walk from the landing site up towards the airstrip preparing to board our flight. The two-hour journey from King George Island to Punta Arenas, Chile is included in the price of your voyage. Upon arrival into Punta Arenas a transfer from the airport into town is provided.




Day 12

Punta Arenas, Chile

New for 2017/18 we include a complimentary hotel night in Punta Arenas at the end of the voyage for all guests returning from King George Island (s...

New for 2017/18 we include a complimentary hotel night in Punta Arenas at the end of the voyage for all guests returning from King George Island (starting in October 2017). This evening is at your leisure. Punta Arenas is home to some cozy restaurants, cafes and bars – including the historic ‘Shackleton Bar’ at the Hotel Jose Nogueira – a fitting location to reflect on your journey to Antarctica.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Dates

Nights

Ship

Starting Rate

Charter Flights Options
December 4 - 14
2017
10 / 12 Akademik Sergey Vavilov $9,695.00+
One Ocean Suite
$15,995.00

Shackleton Suite
$14,695.00

Superior
$13,395.00

Twin Private
$12,695.00

Semi Private
$11,995.00

Triple Share
$9,695.00


November 28 - December 10
2018
10 / 12 RCGS Resolute $13,295.00+
One Ocean Suite
$23,695.00

Shackleton Suite
$20,095.00

Superior Plus
$17,095.00

Superior
$16,695.00

Twin Private
$14,495.00

Main Deck Triple
$13,295.00


February 17 - March 1
2019
10 / 12 RCGS Resolute $13,295.00+
One Ocean Suite
$23,695.00

Shackleton Suite
$20,095.00

Superior Plus
$17,095.00

Superior
$16,695.00

Twin Private
$14,495.00

Main Deck Triple
$13,295.00



All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: USD795

**Includes return flight from King George Island on December 04, 2017 voyage

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