Weddell Sea

Ultimate Antarctica – Weddell Sea and Falkland Islands (includes flights to King George Island returning from Port Stanley)

Ultimate Antarctica – Weddell Sea and Falkland Islands (includes flights to King George Island returning from Port Stanley)

» Antarctica

» Jan 30 2018Feb 10 2018 (12 DAYS)

» EMBARKATION: King George Island, Antarctica

» DISEMBARKATION: Port Stanley

EXPEDITION IN BRIEF

This exciting expedition, which includes flights, provides great diversity and will appeal to those seeking a truly comprehensive Antarctic experience. It includes visits to the South Shetland Islands, the western and northern sections of the Antarctic Peninsula, the stunning and wild Weddell Sea region located on the eastern side of the Peninsula, and the historic location of Elephant Island – a place forever connected to the epic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance expedition 100 years ago. Adding to the experience will be a visit to several locations in the Falkland Island archipelago –home to nesting albatross and the colourful King penguin.

These diverse locations each feature their own unique attractions. Stunning glaciated scenery along the Antarctic Peninsula, enormous Adelie penguin rookeries and the flattopped ‘tabular’ icebergs in the Weddell Sea, copious history in the South Shetland’s and Elephant Island – and a whole new range of wildlife species to observe in the Falkland Islands.

Throughout the voyage, our expedition ship acts as a floating wilderness lodge, which we reposition every day to yet another exciting location. You will be spoiled for choice by all of the activities we have planned. Short walks or longer hikes on shore to visit wildlife colonies, historic sites and science bases, cruising in the Zodiac boats looking for whales and seals, and spending time with the resident photography expert. The more adventurous might like to join the sea kayaking program, or perhaps spend a night camping on the ice – the choice is yours.

We maximize our time on this voyage by flying from South America to Antarctica, saving the two days that we would spend crossing the Drake Passage. A further day and a half is saved, by flying back to South America from the Falkland Islands at the end of the voyage. The time saved by flying to the start and end points, enables us to spend maximum time exploring the region you have come so far to experience. Over the course of 12-days, you can expect to be off the ship exploring in the company of our expert guides for nine of those twelve days.

This unique itinerary has been designed for those who want the most in-depth experience possible.

ITINERARY OVERVIEW

  • Day 1 – Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica
  • Days 2 and 3 – Gerlache Strait and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Day 4 – South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
  • Days 5 to 7 – Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea
  • Day 8 – Elephant Island, Antarctica
  • Days 9 and 10 – At sea towards Falkland Islands
  • Day 11 – West Point & Saunders Islands, Falkland Islands
  • Day 12 – Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

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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