Antarctic Explorer

Antarctic Explorer

» Antarctica

» Feb 25 2018Mar 7 2018 (11 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: King George Island, Antarctica

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Explore the most accessible and wildlife-rich region of Antarctica
  • Daily shore visits and Zodiac cruises offer close encounters with penguins, whales, seals and sea birds
  • Visit historic research huts and working scientific stations
  • Cruise past massive icebergs and ancient glaciers
  • Learn about Antarctica’s unique wildlife, environment and geology from our expert team

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Punta Arenas
  • Day 2 – Flight Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • Days 3 to 8 – Weddell Sea & Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 9 and 10 – Drake Passage
  • Day 11 – Ushuaia, Argentina

SHIP

Polar Pioneer

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking
Polar Snorkelling
Scuba Diving

ACTIVITIES

Summer will be progressing on the Antarctic Peninsula, the cold of Winter has given away to the peak of the season. We will rely on the advanced season to reduce the possibility of ice blocking our way. Meanwhile the penguin chicks are growing rapidly and demanding lots of food so the colonies will be buzzing with activity and whales will be spotted more frequently as they spend their summer foraging in the productive bays and channels. It’s a great time to be visiting Antarctica.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple (shared bathroom) USD 9,500
Twin public cabin (shared bathroom) USD 11,200
Twin private cabin (en-suite bathroom) USD 13,500
Mini Suite (en-suite bathroom) USD 14,500
Captain Suite (en-suite bathroom) USD 15,900

All rates expressed in USD per person sharing

Contact Us

INCLUDES

  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • One night accommodation in Punta Arenas pre-voyage (25th February 2018)
  • Transfer from hotel to Punta Arenas airport
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • Luggage transfer from King George Island airstrip to Polar Pioneer
  • Accommodation during the voyage
  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during the voyage
  • All shore excursions and Zodiac (inflatable boat) cruises
  • Educational lectures and guiding services from our expert team
  • Access to our doctor and basic medical services on board
  • Free use of gumboots during the voyage
  • Daily cabin service
  • An Aurora Expeditions’ multi-purpose waterproof jacket
  • Professionally produced voyage journal (one per booking)
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All entry fees to historic landings sites.

EXCLUDES

  • International or domestic flights to or from ship, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Visa, passport, reciprocity fees and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharge. Please contact us if you wish to book any optional activities, such as sea kayaking
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and email or phone charges.

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