Fly Over the Drake

Antarctica ‘Deep South’ (includes flight to King George Island)

Antarctica ‘Deep South’ (includes flight to King George Island)

» Antarctica

» Feb 20 2018Mar 3 2018 (12 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: King George Island, Antarctica

» DISEMBARKATION: Ushuaia

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

This special journey takes us further south than at any other time in the season. By flying to King George Island in Antarctica at the start of the voyage, we save two days on the ocean crossing. The time we save by flying south, allows for a more substantial exploration below the Antarctic Circle. Here we witness stunning landscapes, sizable Adelie penguin rookeries and large flat-topped tabular icebergs that drift north from the Bellingshausen Sea. We always anticipate exciting ice navigation when we push this far south.

We navigate the glaciated coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula, passing through the Argentine Fish and Yalour Island archipelagos on our way to the Gerlache Strait region. There are several important scientific stations here and a number of significant historic sites we hope to explore. We then aim to cross 66 degrees, 33 minutes south latitude, which officially marks the position of the Antarctic Circle on the global map. With favourable weather and ice conditions we hope to reach Marguerite Bay. This is a spectacular location reached by just a handful of ships each season.

Every day we explore off the ship in the company of our expert local guides, enjoying shore visits and Zodiac cruises that may last up to three and four hours at a time. This trip is ideal for those who love the excitement and spontaneity of exploration. There is no better way to travel than via our expedition ship, cruising to remote destinations.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
  • Days 2 to 6 – Antarctic Peninsula towards the Circle
  • Days 7 to 9 – Detaille Island, Marguerite Bay
  • Days 10 and 11 – Drake Passage, return to South America
  • Day 12 – Ushuaia, Argentina

SHIP

Vavilov

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 11,495
Twin-Semi Private USD 13,695
Twin Private USD 15,295
Superior USD 16,195
Shackleton Suite USD 17,895
One Ocean Suite USD 19,495

All rates per person in USD

Contact Us

INCLUDES

Extensive pre-departure information package
Educational presentations from experienced guides such as ornithologists, glaciologists, historians, geologists, naturalists and marine mammals experts
Photography advice and instructions from the resident photographer. Extended photography workshops available on select departures
All zodiac and landing excursions
Zodiac cruising, hiking, guided walks, photography workshops, fitness and yoga
Overnight camping, including high-quality equipment. No pre-registration required. Camping is available on select departures only and can be affected by itinerary and
weather conditions. Please see your full itinerary for further details
All meals during the voyage prepared by One Ocean Expeditions chefs
Welcome reception and welcome dinner
One Ocean Expeditions Farewell dinner hosted by the Captain
Daily afternoon tea with fresh snacks
Coffee, tea and hot chocolate available anytime
Access to wellness area (Finnish sauna, plunge pool filled with sea water, hot tub)
Natural essential oil amenities
Use of multimedia room to download images. Adobe Lightroom/Photoshop and card readers are available for use on MAC and PC computers
Windproof/waterproof jacket and bib pants on loan
Insulated rubber boots on loan
Water resistant binoculars on loan
Waterproof backpack on loan
Trekking poles available on shore
Services of English speaking medical officer
Access to ship’s infirmary
Transfers from/to designated meeting points to/from the ship
Required flights to/from the ship (only applicable on certain departures)
Luggage transfer to/from your cabin

EXCLUDES

International and national airfares
Visa and passport fees, airport taxes
Pre- or post-cruise hotel accommodation in arrival/departure cities
Meals and transfers in arrival/departure cities
Personal expenses
Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
Massages from registered therapist
Personal laundry charges
Postage, telephone calls and email set up
Medical expenses such as fees, prescriptions or medications
Travel medical insurance including medical evacuation (mandatory)
Trip interruption/cancellation insurance
Gratuities to staff and crew

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