A month long expedition to untouched parts of Antarctica. Starting in Invercargill, New Zealand, you head south exploring some of the most rugged and wild landscapes known to exist on the planet. Followed by huge numbers of seabirds, make your way towards the impressive Ross Sea, stopping en-route at the Auckland Islands, Campbell Island and more. Touching down in some of the most wildlife rich areas in the world, watch as each species thrives in this seemingly inhospitable habitat, whilst discovering the journeys of Shackleton and Scott, and even visiting research stations on the way.
Your expedition vessel, and home for the month, the Spirit of Enderby, provides an excellent base. Ice strengthened and small enough to navigate to some of the narrower areas, it provides the utmost in comfort whilst staying intimate, with just 30 cabins.
What makes this trip extraordinary?
- Departs from New Zealand for a completely different tour of the Sub Antarctic region.
- Only a handful of expedition ships get to do this route each year, making it very unique.
- See vast penguin colonies, including ‘penguin city’ where the dapper inhabitants are fearless of strangers, and the largest colony of Adelie penguins in existence.
- Visit The Snares, Auckland Islands and the spectacular Ross Sea Ice Shelf.
- See a huge variety of birds in huge concentrations.