Rating in Namibia
$ 9221

The Antarctic Peninsula / Classic Antarctica

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min $ 9221
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Tour details
Destinations: Namibia
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 9221
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The Antarctic Peninsula/ Classic Antarctica 12 days aboard Sea Spirit

There is no compromise of expedition experience on board this 12 day voyage on board this luxury small ship from Ushuaia to the Peninsula and back, with kayaking options

Toni Hart

Namibia Birding and Photography Guide

An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country. Read more >

Toni Hart

Namibia Birding and Photography Guide

An accomplished and experienced Namibia birding and photographic guide, Toni holds a Namibia Academy for Tourism and Hospitality Level 3 qualification (the highest level attainable in Namibia) and is widely renowned for her extensive knowledge of the cultures, ornithology, flora, astronomy and wildlife of the country.

In 1981 Toni moved to Namibia with her family and from then on her love of the outdoors and all things nature grew and grew. Her father was an exploration geologist who travelled extensively around Southern Africa, living in small mining towns and managing bush camps where Toni would spend her school holidays camping in the bush, or visiting private farms and reserves. Toni’s father passed on to her his unparalleled knowledge of all things Namibia, and she carried this with her as she became a manager and guide at some of the most remote lodges in the extreme North West of Namibia. Toni has travelled expansively across Namibia and its neighbouring countries, making regular visits to all of the National Game Reserves and developing her photographic skills which she takes great pleasure in passing on to visitors to the region.

Her deep love and knowledge of the Namibia, coupled with her infectious passion and enthusiasm to want to share it, make her one of the country’s top guides and ambassadors for this beautiful country. More than just a guide who simply points from a vehicle, Toni becomes fully involved in the experiences of her fellow travellers and places a great emphasis on finding the best adventures, wildlife encounters and photo opportunities for her tour groups. As a Managing Tour Consultant she plans safaris for a wide range of interest groups but her main focus is on birding and photographic small group tours, where she delights in each visitor gaining an up-close and personal experience of all that the country she loves and knows so well has to offer.

Jenny Luxton

Falklands Expert & Guide

Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. Read more >

Jenny Luxton

Falklands Expert & Guide

Born in Chartres in the West Falklands, Jenny grew up on the family farm where her love for animals was nurtured by the25,000 sheep, horses and cows that lived alongside her. Forever a nature, conservation and wildlife enthusiast Jenny has travelled extensively throughout the Falkland Islands, visiting each and every wildlife island at least once, and even travelling around some by yacht. She spent 11 years on Sea Lion Island as Manager of the Lodge, Warden of the Nature Reserve and as the principal tour provider, meaning her knowledge of Sea Lion Island in particular is second to none. Having spent so much time here, as expected her wildlife speciality is Elephant Seals, but she is also well versed in the ways of the seabirds, penguins, whales, dolphins and sea lions that call the Falklands their home.

After her time on Sea Lion Island Jenny moved to Stanley to work for the Falkland Islands Government and became manager of a local travel firm assisting with travel arrangements for incoming visitors, before taking semi-retirement to spend more time with her family and enjoy more time further exploring the lands she knows so well. Jenny is extremely passionate about sharing the hidden nature secrets of the Falklands with those who come to visit her homeland and will be looking forward to accompanying you and passing on her unsurpassed knowledge of the areas you will be visiting.

Highlights

  • Spectacular Antarctic scenery
  • Marine mammals
  • Amazing birdlife

What's Included

  • One night's hotel accommodation pre-voyage
  • Group transfers airport-hotel, hotel, ship and ship to airport/hotel
  • All meals on board ship
  • All excursions shown in itinerary
  • Full lecture programme with expert guides
  • Expedition parka
  • Loan of rubber boots
  • All port fees

ITINERARY

11 Nights   12 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1   | Ushuaia. Arrive and overnight in hotel
  • Day 2   | Embarkation and set sail
  • Days 3-4 | Drake Passage
  • Days 5-9 | Antarctica
  • Days 10-11 | Drake Passage
  • Day 12 | Ushuaia

1Day

Ushuaia

Arrive and enjoy the highlights of this city at the end of the world. Depending on time, take a trip into the Tierra del Fuego National Park and experience the popular train ride and amazing scenery. In the evening, enjoy the succulent lamb dishes that make Patagonia famous. One night hotel stay is included in your voyage.

2Day

Embarkation

Spend the morning further exploring and board ship in the afternoon. Orientation and safety briefing followed by welcome dinner. In the evening, watch the disappearing mountains as you sail the Beagle Channel. 

3-4Days

Drake Passage

Out on deck, watch for whales and the seabirds that follow the ship, including Albatrosses, Prions and Petrels. Enjoy the first in our programme of lectures on the wildlife, geology and history of Antarctica.  

5-9Days

Antarctica & South Shetland Islands

The land of superlatives, Antarctica! Our Expedition Leader and Captain will create a flexible itinerary based on weather, ice, and opportunity. The route will stress the most scenic bays and channels of the Peninsula with stops at penguin rookeries, seal and bird colonies as well as sites of historic and scientific interest. The trip may include picturesque Neko Harbour, sheltered Paradise Harbour, the humpback whale favoured Wilhelmina Bay, the striking Lemaire Channel, the wildlife-filled Penola Channel, or the majestic Neumayer Channel. We may stop at an active scientific base such as Poland’s Arctowksi or Ukraine’s Vernadskiy as well as an historic base such as U.K.’s Port Lockroy. Adelie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins abound, and Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals are often found hauled out to rest along with predatory leopard seals and the aggressive Antarctic fur seal. Whales and orca are also frequently encountered.

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10-11Days

Drake Passage

We will continue our lecture series and wildlife spotting as we sail back to Ushuaia. We arrive at Ushuaia in the early hours of Day 12.

12Day

Ushuaia

Morning disembarkation lets you catch a flight to Buenos Aires or stay in Ushuaia for more sights and adventure.

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All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Wildfoot Travel
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