Penguin chicks, South Georgia

South Georgia – ‘In Depth’ (Photography Symposium)

South Georgia – ‘In Depth’ (Photography Symposium)

» Antarctica

» Oct 26 2019Nov 9 2019 (15 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: Port Stanley

» DISEMBARKATION: Port Stanley

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

  • Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, zodiac cruising and from the ship
  • Focus on key historical locations including Shackleton’s grave and old whaling stations
  • Learn about the environment, wildlife, history and ecology from polar experts
  • The most comprehensive exploration of South Georgia available

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Punta Arenas, Chile to Falkland Islands
  • Days 2 and 3 – At Sea
  • Days 4 and 5 – King Haakon Bay and the Northwest Coast of South Georgia
  • Days 6 and 7 – Fortuna Bay, Stromness, Grytviken and Central North Coast
  • Days 8 and 9 – St Andrews Bay, Gold Harbour and Eastern Coast
  • Day 10 – Godthul and Prion Island
  • Days 11 to 13 – At Sea
  • Day 14 – Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands
  • Day 15 – Stanley / Return to Punta Arenas

SHIP

Vavilov

ADVENTURE OPTIONS

Kayaking
Photography Masterclass

ACTIVITIES

Photography

South Georgia has rightly been called ‘the greatest wildlife show on earth’ and after our in depth exploration of this remote island in the South Atlantic, we are certain you will agree. This seldom-visited corner of the planet is a place we know intimately and look forward to visiting every season. Even our experienced expedition staff, some with more than 100 journeys into the polar regions, cherish every visit to South Georgia.

Traditionally, our visits to South Georgia last only three or four days and are part of a much longer itinerary that includes Antarctica. However, after many years of careful preparation and planning, we now offer the unique opportunity to spend eight full days of exploration. This is more than double the time traditionally spent exploring South Georgia.

This particular departure is timed to coincide with the arrival of spring, a time of intense wildlife activity. November is a critical time in the wildlife migration and breeding cycle for many species. Scenes of male elephant seals battling for control of the beaches (and the female harems), the intimate and beautiful courtship rituals of the albatross and antics of the young penguin chicks, will have you believing you are ‘on the set’ of your very own wildlife documentary. For lovers of remote, small-ship expedition cruising, this voyage ticks all the boxes.


CABINS & PRICES

Triple Share USD 10,295
Twin-Semi Private USD 12,495
Twin Private USD 13,795
Superior USD 14,695
Shackleton Suite USD 16,695
One Ocean Suite USD 18,495

All rates per person in USD

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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
  • 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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