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

» Jan 12 2019Jan 22 2019 (11 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Port Stanley

» DISEMBARKATION: King George Island, Antarctica

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Reach the Antarctic Circle
  • Explore on shore by foot, observing wildlife colonies, visiting historic huts and science bases
  • Fly back to South America in just two hours, avoiding the two-day Drake crossing

 

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
  • Days 6 to 8 – Antarctic Peninsula and Antarctic Circle
  • Days 9 and 10 – Antarctic Peninsula and Deception Island
  • Day 11 – King George Island, return to Punta Arenas, Chile

SHIP

Akademik Ioffe

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking

ACTIVITIES

We explore the coastline visiting 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. Both locations offer outstanding hiking opportunities. 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 that surround us. Our journey concludes with visits to a number of locations in the South Shetland Islands. From King George Island in Antarctica we fly back to Punta Arenas in just two hours – saving more than two days crossing back to South America. For a relatively short voyage, this trip packs a serious punch and offers fantastic scenery, wildlife, historic and scientific interest.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 11,195
Twin-Semi Private USD 13,295
Twin Private USD 14,295
Superior USD 14,395
Shackleton Suite USD 14,995
One Ocean Suite USD 16,495

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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