We will navigate the Drake Passage and the Antarctic Peninsula on-board a modern vessel, which will be our “base camp” for all sorts of activities. The ship will stay for one or two nights at different strategic points, where we will be able to disembark and live different experiences: mountaineering, hiking, photography, camping and kayaking. The zodiacs will lead us to places that the ship can’t access to, and even those who are not keen on adventure will be able to enjoy, by taking advantage of this boats to explore the area.
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We offer personalized, tailor-made tours in Argentina, Chile and Antarctica; therefore, we would love to hear from you in case you wish to extend your visit to other destinations such as Ushuaia, Punta Arenas, Torres del Paine, El Calafate or Fitz Roy. Let us know your desires, and we will customize the trip to match your goals and wishes.
Antarctica triggers so many feelings that it’s difficult to process them all at once. The days before the expedition you feel excited and kind of worried, thinking if the weather conditions will be ok, if you will be feeling well, etc. Then, when the tour starts, all those thoughts are left behind, and the power of the immensity surrounding you doesn´t let you think in anything else than to be “here and now”. We invite you to plan this adventure together, and we extend the invitation to plan the rest of your trip in Argentina and Chile as well, so you can think only in enjoying your experience!
We will start our adventure in the afternoon. After embarking, we will navigate through the Beagle Channel.
We will navigate across the legendary Drake Passage. When we reach the Antarctic Convergence, we will have chances to see Grey Headed Albatrosses, Wandering Albatrosses, Black- browed Albatrosses, Cape Petrels, Light- mantled Albatrosses, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Southern Fulmars, Antarctic Petrels, and Blue Petrels. We will see our first icebergs before reaching South Shetland Islands.
We will pass by the Melchior Islands and the Schollaert Channel (which is between Brabant and Anvers Island), in direction to “High Antarctica”. Then, when we reach the area of the Neumayer Channel, we will position our ship for the multi activity basecamp.
We will have the chance of exploring the area by foot or zodiac, and also by kayak trips. Those who love hiking will be able to put on the snowshoes and go on excursions near the shore lines, whereas the mountaineers will find their challenge by climbing hills and viewpoints further inland (if weather permits).
It’s planned to be two overnights at anchor (two full activity days), aiming to implement two camp nights. We will visit as well the museum and post office at Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. If the conditions allow, we may visit the Jougla Point, inhabited by Gentoo Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. We will try to find as well leopard seals, whales, and Crabeater seals.
It’s planned also to navigate through the Lemaire Channel, passing by the Pleneau and Petermann Islands, with views to the colonies of Adelie Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. The chances of finding Humpback and Minke Whales in this area are quite good. We choose a strategic point and we set our camp. This a great area for for kayaking, glacier walks or mountaineering.
Once at Neko Harbour, the magnificent huge glacier will be the perfect background for our different activities. Overnight in Paradise Bay, on a camp erected ashore. Afterwards, we will head back to the Drake Passage.
We will cross the Drake Passage, back to Ushuaia, followed by different kinds of sea birds.
Arrival and disembark in Ushuaia during the morning.
End of the tour, and optional extensions to Torres del Paine, El Calafate, or Ushuaia. We strongly recommend our travelers to take advantage of the visit to enjoy as well the main highlights of Southern Patagonia.
Note: Prices are indicative, per person, on a double occupancy basis and subject to availability.
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