Leopard seal, Antarctica

Quest For The Antarctic Circle (includes flights to Port Stanley returning from King George Island)

Quest For The Antarctic Circle (includes flights to Port Stanley returning from King George Island)

» Antarctica

» Feb 9 2019Feb 19 2019 (11 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Port Stanley

» DISEMBARKATION: King George Island, Antarctica

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Reach the Antarctic Circle
  • Fantastic glaciated scenery of the Antarctic Peninsula and Circle region
  • Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, zodiac cruising and from the ship
  • Visits to historic sites and science stations
  • Learn about the environment, wildlife and ecology of Antarctica from polar experts

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Punta Arenas, Chile to Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
  • Days 2 and 3 – At sea towards Antarctica
  • Days 4 and 5 – King George Island and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 6 to 8 – Towards the Antarctic Circle
  • Days 9 and 10 – Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
  • Day 11 – King George Island, return to Punta Arenas, Chile

SHIP

Vavilov

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

Climbing

This unique expedition provides a modern twist on a much loved classic. Utilizing our decades of experience, this innovative itinerary allows us to reach our objective of the Antarctic Circle in just 11 days. From Punta Arenas in Chile we fly to the embarkation point of Stanley in the Falkland Islands. Crossing south to Antarctica we witness the magnificent pelagic seabirds of the southern ocean, including the Wandering albatross. This ocean habitat is a fascinating ecosystem in its own right. Navigating our way towards the Circle, we enjoy seven days of off-ship exploration along the Antarctic Peninsula, visiting a large number of landing sites and cruising among the ice floes in our Zodiac boats.

We hope to reach the Antarctic Circle in the vicinity of Detaille Island. Over the course of the voyage, we plan to visit several classic locations such as Petermann Island, and the iceberg ‘graveyard’ at Pleneau Island. We transit the Lemaire Channel if ice conditions permit and make continental landings at Paradise Harbour or nearby Neko Harbour. Each day we explore on shore by foot, observing wildlife colonies, visiting historic huts and science bases, photographing icebergs and soaking up the incredible landscapes. We complete our voyage with visits to several locations in the South Shetland Islands, including Deception Island. From King George Island we fly back to South America in just two hours. For a relatively short voyage, this trip packs a serious punch and offers fantastic diversity of scenery, wildlife, historic and scientific interest.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 11,195
Twin-Semi Private USD 13,195
Twin Private USD 14,295
Superior USD 14,995
Shackleton Suite USD 16,495
One Ocean Suite USD 18,095

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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