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Christmas in Antarctica 2019

Expedition Map - Christmas in Antarctica 2019
Sea Kayaking Photography
13 DAYS
17 Dec '19 29 Dec '19
From US$11,900 per person
Ship: Polar Pioneer
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Celebrate a white Christmas in Antarctica
  • Penguin colonies alive with nest building
  • Crabeater and Weddell seals hauling out on the ice
  • Visit historic sites and working scientific stations
  • Kayak alongside penguins, seals and whales*

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2 - Embark the Greg Mortimer in Ushuaia
Day 3 - Drake Passage
Day 4 - Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands
Days 5 to 10 - Antarctic Peninsula
Days 11 to 12 - Drake Passage
Day 13 - Disembark Ushuaia

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Spirit of Antarctica

Expedition Map - Spirit of Antarctica
Sea Kayaking Photography Snorkelling Alpine Trekking/Climbing Camping Ski/Snowboard Touring Snowshoeing
12 DAYS
30 Oct '19 10 Nov '19
9 Nov '19 20 Nov '19
19 Nov '19 30 Nov '19
28 Nov '20 9 Dec '20
From US$10,500 per person
Ship: Polar Pioneer
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Penguin colonies alive with nest building
  • Zodiac cruise amongst water-sculpted icebergs
  • Step ashore the Antarctic continent!
  • Visit historic huts and scientific stations
  • Antarctic marine life - seals and whales
  • Kayak or camp ashore for added adventure!
  • See Antarctica at its most pristine!

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2 - Embark the Greg Mortimer in Ushuaia
Day 3 - Drake Passage crossing
Day 4 - Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands
Days 5-9 - Antarctic Peninsula
Days 10-11 - Drake Passage crossing
Day 12 - Disembark Ushuaia

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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Expedition Map - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey
Sea Kayaking Photography Snorkelling Shackleton Crossing in South Georgia
21/22 DAYS
29 Nov '19 18 Dec '19
28 Dec '19 17 Jan '20
14 Mar '20 3 Apr '20
10 Mar '21 31 Mar '21
From US$15,600 per person
Ship: Polar Pioneer
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Step ashore on the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Visit Point Wild on Elephant Island (weather/conditions permitting)
  • South Georgia's king penguins, seals and seabirds
  • Follow Shackleton's footsteps in South Georgia
  • Whale-sighting while crossing the Scotia Sea
  • Wondrous wildlife breeding cycles at their peak

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2 - Embark ship in Ushuaia
Day 3 - Drake Passage
Day 4 - Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands
Days 5 to 7 - Antarctic Peninsula
Day 8 - Elephant Island
Days 9 to 10 - Scotia Sea
Days 11 to 15 - South Georgia
Days 16 to 18 - At Sea
Day 19 - Falklands~Malvinas
Day 20 - At Sea
Day 21 - Disembark Puerto Williams, fly to Punta Arenas
Day 22 - Punta Arenas

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Across the Antarctic Circle

Expedition Map - Across the Antarctic Circle
Sea Kayaking Photography Scuba Diving Snorkelling
11/12/13 DAYS (FLY/SAIL)
3 Feb '20 15 Feb '20
14 Feb '20 26 Feb '20
From US$9,100 per person
Ship: Polar Pioneer
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Attempt to cross the Antarctic Circle, then celebrate with a toast on the deck
  • Splendid wildlife activity of fledgling chicks
  • Zodiac cruise along playful leopard seals
  • Scientific research stations and historic huts
  • Divers and snorkellers revel in Antarctic marine life

Itinerary

Day 1 - Depart Ushuaia (or Punta Arenas)
Day 2 -3 - Drake Passage
Days 4 to 9 - Antarctic Peninsula
Day 10 - King George Island
Day 11 - Punta Arenas (or Ushuaia)

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Antarctic Explorer

Expedition Map - Antarctic Explorer
Sea Kayaking Photography Scuba Diving Snorkelling Alpine Trekking/Climbing Camping Snowshoeing Stand-Up Paddleboarding
11/12 DAYS (FLY/SAIL)
27 Dec '20 7 Jan '21
5 Jan '21 15 Jan '21
13 Jan '21 23 Jan '21
12 Feb '21 23 Feb '21
1 Mar '21 11 Mar '21
16 Jan '20 27 Jan '20
25 Jan '20 4 Feb '20
24 Feb '20 5 Mar '20
From US$10,300 per person
Ship: Polar Pioneer
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Skip one or both Drake Passage crossings
  • Gorgeous long summer days on the peninsula
  • Zodiac cruise in search of feeding whales
  • Experience polar diving and polar snorkelling with expert guides* Surcharges apply
  • Tour scientific research stations and historic huts

Itinerary

Days 1-2 - Punta Arenas to King George Island
Days 3-8 - Antarctic Peninsula
Days 9-10 - Drake Passage
Day 11/12 - Ushuaia

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Wild Antarctica

Expedition Map - Wild Antarctica
Sea Kayaking Photography Scuba Diving Snorkelling Stand-Up Paddleboarding
11/13 DAYS (FLY/SAIL)
3 Mar '20 15 Mar '20
21 Feb '21 3 Mar '21
From US$11,900 per person
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Vast tabular icebergs pass by in Antarctic Sound
  • Retrace some of Shackleton's and Nordenskoljd's route
  • Visit fascinating fossil fields with an on board paleontologist
  • Capture Antarctic light with a polar photography guide
  • Delight in Adelie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins
  • Hunting orcas, feeding humpbacks and slinky minkes

Itinerary

Day 1 - Punta Arenas
Day 2 - King George Island
Days 3-9 - Weddell Sea & Antarctic Peninsula West Coast
Day 10 - King George Island to Punta Arenas
Day 11 - Punta Arenas

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Patagonia and Chilean Fjords

Expedition Map - Patagonia and Chilean Fjords
Sea Kayaking Photography
14 DAYS
2 Apr '20 15 Apr '20
From US$6,200 per person
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Revel in the dramatic mountain and glacial landscapes along the Beagle Channel and Patagonia
  • Get closer to nature and kayak through some of Chile’s most spectacular locations (additional cost)
  • Overnight in Torres del Paine National Park and be in awe of the majestic beauty on hikes in the park
  • Discover the UNESCO heritage listed unique timber churches in Chiloé
  • Watch for blowholes as whales migrate from high to low latitudes in search for warmer waters

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2 - Embark the Greg Mortimer in Ushuaia
Day 3 - Beagle Channel & Glacier Alley
Day 4 - Francisco Coloane Marine Reserve
Day 5 - Chilean Fjord
Days 6-7 - Puerto Natales / Torres del Paine National Park
Day 8 - PIO XI Glacier
Day 9 - Puerto Eden / At Sea
Days 10-11 - Chilean Fjords
Days 12-13 - Corcovado Gulf, Tic Toc Bay, Castro
Day 14 - Puerto Montt

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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Expedition Map - Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula
Sea Kayaking Photography Snorkelling Shackleton Crossing in South Georgia Ski/Snowboard Touring Snowshoeing
21 Days
9 Nov '20 29 Nov '20
From US$19,800 per person
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Photograph black-browed albatross, spot elusive macaroni penguins and endemic flightless steamer ducks in the Falklands~Malvinas
  • Glide past glittering grounded bergs on your kayaking adventures in Antarctica
  • Watch elephant seal beach masters guarding their harems in ferocious battles
  • Adélie, chinstrap and gentoo couples take turns to incubate their precious eggs
  • In South Georgia, retrace Shackleton’s legendary mountain crossing on skis (additional cost)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2 - Embark the Greg Mortimer in Ushuaia
Day 3 - At Sea
Days 4-5 - Falklands~Malvinas
Days 6-8 - At Sea
Days 9-12 - South Georgia
Days 13-14 - At Sea
Days 15-19 - Antarctic Peninsula
Day 20 - At Sea
Day 21 - Disembark Ushuaia

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Antarctica Complete

Expedition Map - Antarctica Complete
Sea Kayaking Photography Snorkelling
23 Days
22 Jan '21 13 Feb '21
From US$23,300 per person
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Zodiac cruise through glassy waters and thrill to the iridescent blues of gleaming icebergs
  • Step ashore on the Antarctic continent to unforgettable vistas, bustling penguins, swooping skuas, and curious seals
  • Glide past glittering grounded bergs on your kayaking adventures in Antarctica and quiet bays of South Georgia
  • Elephant seals cover themselves in wet sand to stay cool while king penguin chicks bathe in mudpools
  • Raise a glass as you join a small club of adventurers to cross the Antarctic Circle (conditions permitting)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2 - Embark the Greg Mortimer in Ushuaia
Day 3 - At Sea
Day 4 - Falklands~Malvinas
Days 5-7 - At Sea
Days 8-12 - South Georgia
Days 13-14 - At Sea
Days 15-20 - Antarctic Peninsula, South of the Antarctic Circle
Days 21-22 - At Sea
Day 23 - Disembark Ushuaia

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Christmas in Antarctica 2020

Expedition Map - Christmas in Antarctica 2020
Sea Kayaking Photography Snorkelling Shackleton Crossing in South Georgia Snowshoeing
21 Days
8 Dec '20 28 Dec '20
From US$19,800 per person
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Experience the ultimate white Christmas in Antarctica
  • Look out for humpback whales driving krill to the surface of the water and straining them with baleen sieves in their mouths
  • Marvel at huge king penguin colonies breeding, feeding and chicks moulting into adult plumage in South Georgia
  • Experience beaches in South Georgia crammed with elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals
  • Experience the thrill of Antarctic kayaking or snorkelling and retrace Shackleton’s mountain crossing on foot (additional cost)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2 - Embark the Greg Mortimer in Ushuaia
Day 3 - At Sea
Day 4 - Falklands~Malvinas
Days 5-7 - At Sea
Days 8-12 - South Georgia
Days 13-14 - At Sea
Days 15-19 - Antarctic Peninsula
Day 20 - At Sea
Day 21 - Disembark Ushuaia

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Solar Eclipse in Antarctica

Expedition Map - Solar Eclipse in Antarctica
Sea Kayaking Photography Snorkelling Shackleton Crossing in South Georgia Snowshoeing
22 Days
24 Nov '21 15 Dec '21
From US$23,700 per person
Ship: Greg Mortimer

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a total solar eclipse in Antarctica
  • In South Georgia, retrace Shackleton’s legendary mountain crossing (on foot) – additional cost
  • Glide past glittering grounded bergs on your kayaking adventures in Antarctica
  • Encounter fur seal beach masters protecting their harem in ferocious battles in South Georgia
  • Witness Adélie penguins nest-building, occasionally stealing rocks from their unsuspecting neighbours

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Ushuaia
Day 2 - Embark the Greg Mortimer in Ushuaia
Day 3 - Drake Passage crossing
Day 4 - Drake Passage & South Shetland Islands
Days 5-9 - Antarctic Peninsula
Day 10 - Elephant Island, Weddell Sea
Day 11 - Solar Eclipse
Days 12-13 - Scotia Sea
Days 14-17 - South Georgia
Days 18-19 - Sea Crossing
Day 20 - Falklands~Malvinas
Day 21 - Sea Crossing
Day 22 - Disembark in Ushuaia

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J. Hinlopen - South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey, 2017
This really was a truly magical experience which will live with us forever.
R. Astridge - Across the Antarctic Circle, 2018
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