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$ 9995

Antarctica Peninsula 2019

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min $ 9995
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Tour details
Destinations: Ushuaia, South Shetland Islands
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 9995
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Dates & Prices
  • Details
  • Highlights

Overview

The great southern continent is the world’s most remote. The only place on the planet with no history of habitation, Antarctica remains an unspoiled wilderness.

Antarctica is the ultimate destination for the true adventurer. Our twelve-day Antarctic Peninsula voyage offers unparalleled wildlife viewing, plus unique opportunities to engage with science and exploration history.

Long protected by distance, and difficulty, Antarctica has only known human visitation for two centuries. The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration ended but a century ago, leaving many historic relics for the visitor to marvel over.

While human habitation is minimal, Antarctica’s wildlife is famously abundant. Seabirds, seals, and whales are the true rulers of the earth’s wildest realm!

Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime journey to the great southern continent!

Itinerary

day 1

Ushuaia

day 2

Embarkation

day 3-4

Drake Passage

day 5–6

South Shetland Islands

day 6

Stanley, East Falkland

day 7-9

Antarctica

day 10–11

Drake Passage

day 12

Ushuaia Disembarkation

Arrive in Ushuaia today, or take advantage of our flexible arrival program and arrive up to twenty-four hours ahead. You’ll be staying at the beautiful Arakur Hotel & Resort, a member of the Leading Hotels of the World.

Explore the trails, relax, and soak in the surroundings—or explore Ushuaia and browse the Argentinean leather markets. Meet fellow travellers and ask questions at our optional evening briefing. Enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast in the morning.

This morning, you’re free to explore Ushuaia or unwind at the resort until our mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. On board, you’ll be greeted by our Expedition Team and the Ship’s Officers. A concise safety and orientation briefing will be followed by the Captain’s welcome dinner. After dinner, we’ll relax and take in the scenery on our early evening sail through the Beagle Channel. Watch for Magellanic penguin, rock cormorant, and sea lion colonies as we sail.

As we steam our way southward, our expedition team will prepare us with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. We will notice a drop in temperature as cross the Antarctic Convergence and enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean!

Take part in seabird sighting surveys, or help collect salinity samples and weather data along the way. Expect to see icebergs, an array of seabirds, and if we’re lucky, breaching whales!

In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, our flexible itinerary will aim for penguin rookeries, seal wallows, bird colonies and whale feeding areas, as well as sites of great historic and scientific interest.

Our first sight of land will likely be the South Shetland Islands. We may visit Half Moon Island nestled inside Livingston’s eastern shore, or conditions permitting visit historic Deception Island. Sub-Antarctic species are more commonly found here, including chinstrap penguins and southern elephant seals.

Chosen for its sheltered harbour and access to abundant fresh water and peat for fuel, Stanley is easy to discover on foot as most shops and services are centered on the port. The museum, the post office (featuring first-day covers), plenty of shops with locally made wool items, and Stanley's lively pubs will all be available. It is possible to experience the wildlife of the Falklands from the town including sea lions and Peale's and Commerson's dolphins in the harbour or bird life in nearby Gypsy Cove.

Heading south across the Bransfield Strait, we may explore any number of extraordinary geographic features. We may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadsky, or a historic base such as the United Kingdom’s Port Lockroy or Wordie House.

Penguins abound, along with Weddell and Crabeater seals, predatory leopard seals, and assertive Antarctic fur seals. Minke and humpback whales are frequent visitors in this season, and orcas sightings are also common.

Take part in our presentation series and wildlife spotting as we make our journey home. Our course now is ever northward across the Drake Passage. Crossing the Antarctic Convergence means warmer water this time.

Sailing back to Ushuaia through the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our expedition with a special slideshow.

Morning disembarkation allows you to catch a flight to Buenos Aires and onward, if you wish. Or, stay in Ushuaia for more sightseeing and adventure in Tierra del Fuego!

Dates & Prices

Jan. 18, 2019 - Jan. 30, 2019 - Click on cabin category for ship deckplan

All prices are per person, in US Dollars (USD) unless specified otherwise.

  • 1

    $9995.00   Triple window cabin, 225sq ft with sitting area

  • 2

    $12495.00   Porthole suite, 240sq ft with sitting area

  • 3

    $14595.00   WINDOW SUITES 225 SQ. FT. (21 m²) Suites with window and sitting area.

  • 4

    $14995.00    PROMENADE SUITES 220 SQ. FT. (20.4 m²) Suites with window and sitting area. Book NOW and receive $1500 air credit per person!

  • 5

    $15395.00   DELUXE SUITES 240 SQ. FT. (22 m²) Suites with bow & side windows and sitting area.

  • 6

    $16495.00   VERANDA SUITES: 260 SQ. FT. (24 m²) including a 40 SQ. FT. (3.7 m²) balcony and a sitting area.

  • 7

    $18995.00   Features one non-convertible queen bed & a single sofa bed, 325sq ft includes 80sq ft balcony & sitting area

  • 7

    $18995.00   Features one non-convertible queen bed & a single sofa bed, 325sq ft includes 80sq ft balcony & sitting area

  • 8

    $21995.00   OWNER'S SUITE 385 SQ. FT. (34 m²) Two room suite with sitting room and bedroom. Features one non-convertible queen bed & a single sofa bed. 2 rooms, including a 110sq ft balcony

  • 9

       Single Cabin - Window and queen bed, 118sq ft


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Details

What's Included

  • Passage aboard the Hebridean Sky
  • One-night hotel accommodation in Ushuaia city
  • Transfer from airport in Ushuaia city
  • Transfer from group hotel to ship for embarkation
  • Group transfer from ship to hotel or airport at disembarkation
  • Shipboard accommodations
  • All scheduled landings and excursions
  • All means on board
  • Coffee / tea / cocoa, twenty-four hours a day
  • House wine / beer / soft drink with dinner
  • Expedition jackets (yours to keep!)
  • Pair of boots for use during the voyage
  • WiFi from public computers in the library
  • 100-minute WiFi card (for use on personal devices)
  • Daily international news service
  • All port and landing fees
     

    What's Not Included

  • Commercial flights
  • Mandatory medical/evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional expenses in the event of delays or itinerary changes
  • Discretionary gratuities to ship's crew (approximately $15 per passenger per day)
  • Visas (if required)
  • Physician's fees confirming you are fit to travel
  • Any medical charges incurred while aboard
  • Possible fuel surcharges

Highlights

  • Photograph penguins by the thousands
  • Cruise for orca, minke, and humpback whales by Zodiac
  • Visit tabular icebergs of epic scale
  • Approach Antarctic ice up close with our expert Zodiac drivers
  • Cross the mighty southern continent off your bucket list
  • See scientists at work at an Antarctic research base
  • Sail in the wake of legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton
  • Experience the teeming wildlife of the islands of the Southern Ocean
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Adventure Canada
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