• Antarctica Whales - Polar Latitudes

Itinerary Summary

Duration
12 Days
Price
£7020
When
Nov 2022 - Feb 2024
Destination
Antarctica
Type
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
12 Days £7020 Nov 2022 - Feb 2024 Antarctica Small Group Safari
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Antarctic Citizen Science Voyage

Explore the stunning waterways which surround the Great White Continent that is Antarctica. Go in search of Adelie, Gentoo and chinstrap Penguins as well as a range of whales all whilst being followed by a vast array of Antarctic birdlife such as albatross.

Get a first-hand look at how climate change is impacting birds, sea life, glaciers, oceans, and weather patterns, and help scientists better understand our evolving planet by joining the on board Citizen Science program.

An exciting journey throughout the Antarctic Peninsula, exploring incredible landscapes and watching for endearing wildlife, including Gentoo penguins, humpback whales, minke whales and much more. There are seven species of penguin and at least three species of whales that you could encounter throughout your journey so keep your eyes peeled at all times for glimpses of wildlife. When wildlife is spotted from the bridge, your captain will endeavour to manoeuvre towards the sightings wherever possible, or you may head out on a Zodiac excursion for better photographic opportunities.

Your exact expedition route may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. 

 

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • An opportunity to contribute to major research studies focused on Antarctica
  • Spot humpback whales and minke whale.
  • Opportunity to set foot on the continent of Antarctica.
  • Enjoy zodiac cruises alongside mighty icebergs and magnificent ice formations.
  • Visit vast penguin colonies.

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A 9 or 10 night set departure; wildlife, stunning landscapes & photography on the Antarctic Peninsula

From $8,073 per person, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrival - Ushuaia

Arrive into Ushuaia. Take time to settle in to your hotel and spend time discovering the southernmost city in the world.

Day 2

USHUAIA

Explore the sights of Ushuaia. Choose to walk around the town and try the local restaurants, or walk down to the waterfront to take a photo with the famous sign that welcomes you to ‘fin del mundo’ – the end of the earth. Attend the optional evening briefing for the opportunity to ask questions and meet some of your fellow travellers.

Day 3

Embarkation

Spend your morning exploring Ushuaia or unwinding at the hotel until the mid-afternoon transfer to the ship. The Expedition Team and ship staff will greet you on board, followed by a safety and orientation briefing and Captain’s welcome dinner

Days 4-5

Drake Passage

Over the next two days you will venture through the Drake Passage, cross the Antarctic Convergence and then arrive in the circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. During the time at sea, the citizen science program will get underway along with presentations on the goals and methods of this unique voyage from your Polar Experts. Close to the South Shetland Islands you will be able to spot your first icebergs and keep watch for pelagic whales.

Days 6-7

South Shetland Islands

The volcanic South Shetland Islands offer amazing abundance and beauty. On-board the Zodiac boats there will be plenty of time to explore and witness this incredible nature up close.

Days 8-9

ANTARCTICA

Experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world while setting foot on the Antarctic continent. Attempt two shore landings per day (weather permitting) and encounter Gentoo, Chinstrap and Adélie penguin rookeries, Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales in the cold Antarctic waters. During the voyage, learn about the peninsula's remarkable history. The on-board scientists and researchers will continue their work and provide periodic updates on the study’s progress.

Days 10-12

AT SEA

After spending 7 days in Antarctica, today you will head back to Ushuaia, spending the next two days sailing the Drake passage. You will arrive in Ushuaia on day 13 of your trip.

TRIP DETAILS

DATES AND PRICES

This is a set-departure travelling to the seventh continent with a focus on wildlife. Your exact route will depend on weather, sea and ice conditions. Note that prices exclude international flights.

Prices for the 2022/2023 season include a 15% discount.

For 2023/2024 prices, a 10%-15% early bird booking discount is available on select departures. 

Prices vary depending on the expedition ship. Length of expedition can also vary by one or two days. 

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to discuss this discount and prices across all of the cabins and suites available.

Please note that pricing is subject to exchange rate fluctuations. 

Trip date Duration Prices from Accom. highlights
Nov 28 - Dec 09 2022 12 Days £7020 M/S Seaventure
Dec 07 - Dec 19 2022 13 Days £6495 M/S Seaventure
Dec 17 - Dec 29 2022 13 Days £11000 M/S Seaventure
Dec 19 - Dec 31 2022 13 Days £11670 Island Sky
Trip date Duration Prices from Accom. highlights
Jan 14 - Jan 26 2023 13 Days £11000 M/S Seaventure
Feb 05 - Feb 17 2023 13 Days £11000 M/S Seaventure
Feb 15 - Feb 26 2023 12 Days £8070 M/S Seaventure
Nov 20 - Dec 01 2023 12 Days £9080 M/S Seaventure
Nov 29 - Dec 11 2023 13 Days £10090 M/S Seaventure
Dec 09 - Dec 21 2023 13 Days £11300 M/S Seaventure
Dec 09 - Dec 21 2023 13 Days £11300 M/S Seaventure
Trip date Duration Prices from Accom. highlights
Jan 06 2024 - Jan 18 2023 13 Days £11555 Island Sky
Jan 16 - Jan 28 2024 13 Days £11555 Island Sky
Jan 26 - Feb 07 2024 13 Days £11555 Island Sky
Jan 28 - Feb 09 2024 13 Days £11555 M/S Seaventure
Feb 05 - Feb 17 2024 13 Days £11555 Island Sky
Feb 19 - Mar 02 2024 13 Days £11555 M/S Seaventure

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