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Outline itinerary

Day 1Ushuaia - Beagle Channel
Day 2Drake Passage
Day 3Drake Passage
Day 4Melchior Islands
Day 5Paradise Bay
Day 6Goudies Island
Day 7Lemaire Channel
Day 8Drake Passage
Day 9Drake Passage
Day 10Ushuaia

Included

Cruise, all accommodation, all meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea, all shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac, program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff

Not included

Any airfare whether on scheduled or charter flights, drinks, tips and personal expenses.

Extra

PLEASE NOTE: A typical itinerary to the Antarctic Peninsula is illustrated below. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Price

Quadruple
EUR 4700,-

Triple
EUR 5200,-

Twin deluxe
EUR 6450,-

Twin Porthole
EUR 5700,-

Twin Window
EUR 5950,-

Superior
EUR 6900,-

Tour leader

Nederlands- of Engelstalige expeditieleider

English speaking expedition leader

Number of participants

Minimum one, no maximum if spaces available

Accommodation

Two-, three-or four-person cabin with private toilet and bathroom

Difficulty level of the tour

Good physical condition is required regarding walking on slippery and accentuated surfaces after landing ashore.

Climate

Please prepare for low temperatures which, combined with strong wind, produce chilly conditions. Warm, wind- and waterproof clothing is recommended

Antarctica: Cetaceans special

zeezoogdieren special
Duration:10 days
Departure:22-03-2019
Price: from EUR 4700,-
Tour leader:Nederlands- of Engelstalige expeditieleider
Code: C1915

Day 1: Embarkation and departure from Ushuaia
In the afternoon, we embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located at the Beagle Channel and sail through this scenic waterway for the rest of the evening.


Day 2 - 3: At sea
At sea - During these two days we sail across the Drake Passage. When we cross the Antarctic Convergence, we arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area we may see Wandering Albatrosses, Grey Headed Albatrosses, Black- browed Albatrosses, Light- mantled Sooty Albatrosses, Cape Pigeons, Southern Fulmars, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Blue Petrels and Antarctic Petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, we spot our first icebergs.


Day 4 - 7: Antartica
We will sail directly to “High Antarctica”, passing the Melchior Islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island. On Cuverville Island, a small precipitous island, nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Ronge Island, we will find a large colony of Gentoo penguins and breeding pairs of Brown skuas. If we land on Orne Island we can observe Chinstrap penguins and possibly Weddell and Crabeater seals. In Neko Harbour we will have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of huge glacier and enjoy the landscape during zodiac cruises. When sailing to Paradise Bay, with its myriad icebergs and deep cut fjords, we will have the opportunity for zodiac cruising between the icebergs in the inner parts of the bay. Throughout this area we have good chances to see Humpback whales and Minke whales. We sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pléneau and Petermann Island where we can find Adelie penguins and Blue-eyed shags. In this area, there are good chances to encounter Humpback whales, Minke whales and Fin whales. Sailing north through Gerlache Strait we arrive at the Wilhelmina Bay where we often are fortunate to see feeding Humpback whales. We may embark on a Zodiac cruise if the conditions allow ending at the wreck of Guvernøren an old whaling vessel that burned here in 1915. Around Melchior Islands amidst a beautiful landscape with icebergs, where we may encounter more whales but also Leopard seal and Crabeater seals.


Day 8 - 9: At sea
On our way north we are again followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.


Day 10: Arrival and disembark in Ushuaia
We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

No tripreports available
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