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Antarctic Antarctica - Deep South (Extended Circle Voyage) 11 nights

This special journey takes you 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.

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One Ocean Expeditions operates small expedition ships below the Antarctic circle.
Travel below the Antarctic circle to watch some wildlife such as seals on ice and make sure you bring your camera. Image by Ira Meyer.
Join an expedition cruise to Antarctica and view icebergs in all sizes and shapes either from the expedition cruise ship or while on excursions with the experienced expedition staff. Image by David Sinclair
Enjoy a hiking excursion on the Antarctica Peninsula or below the Antarctic Circle with One Ocean Expeditions. Experienced staff members are leading all hiking tours in Antarctica. Image by Jeff Topham.
Antarctic wildlife photography like taking an image on the ice of a penguin is a wonderful opportunity to explore Antarctica. One Ocean Expeditions is an experienced tour operator, offering excursions in a safe environment. Image by Daisy Gilardini

Antarctica - Deep South (Extended Circle Voyage)

Starting Rate: $11,495.00+

Number of Days: 11

Departs from: PUNTA ARENAS

Returns to: USHUAIA

This voyage includes a flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island.

Experiences:

    Wildlife Identification
    Sea Kayaking
    Photographer in Residence
    Camping
    Education
    Family
    Fitness & Yoga
    Photography
    Trekking/Hiking
    Whale Watching
    Zodiac Cruising

Available Dates:

2018
February 20 - March 3 Akademik Sergey Vavilov Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Antarctica - Deep South (Extended Circle Voyage)

We navigate the glaciated coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula, passing through various archipelagos on our way to the Gerlache Strait region. 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.

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. We aim to cross 66 degrees, 33 minutes south latitude, which officially marks the position of the Antarctic Circle on the global map. There are several important scientific stations here and a number of significant historic sites we hope to explore.



Day 1

Punta Arenas, Chile

Our journey commences in Punta Arenas, located in southern Chile, where we board our two-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Antarctica. Upon a...

Our journey commences in Punta Arenas, located in southern Chile, where we board our two-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Antarctica. Upon arrival at the King George Island in Antarctica, we embark our ship via Zodiac inflatable crafts.




Days 2 - 6

Drake Passage and Antarctic Peninsula

Overnight we have navigated across the Bransfield Strait and awake to the towering peaks of the Antarctic continent. For the next five days we have...

Overnight we have navigated across the Bransfield Strait and awake to the towering peaks of the Antarctic continent. For the next five days we have a varied itinerary pushing southwards with much to see and do. We will be opportunistic, making shore landings in locations navigating to our ultimate objective below the Antarctic Circle. Planned visits might include Port Charcot, several locations in the Fish and Argentine Island archipelagos which allow for zodiac cruising and potential shore landings, a hike on Winter Island to explore the old British Antarctic Suvey Hut- Wordie House, Petermann Island, and a cruise through Lemaire Channel if ice allows. Along the way we hope to make a visit at Pleneau Island.




Days 7 - 9

Antarctic Circle

Given optimal ice conditions, we aim to sail south of the Antarctic Circle. A favored landing site here is Detaille Island, home to an abandoned Br...

Given optimal ice conditions, we aim to sail south of the Antarctic Circle. A favored landing site here is Detaille Island, home to an abandoned British science hute, providing a glimpse into the harsh life of early Antarctic scientists and researchers. We are at the mercy of prevailing ice conditions navigating even further south. Years of experience tell us that late February gives us our best chance of reaching Marguerite Bay. We may take the ‘shortcut’ through a narrow channel known as 'the Gullet' if the passage is ice-free. Otherwise, we could navigate around the outside of Adelaide Island - which will take more time, yet bring us to the same destination.




Days 10 -11

Drake Passage and Cape Horn

We leave this magical place and chart a course north back to South America, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence. If weather conditions a...

We leave this magical place and chart a course north back to South America, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence. If weather conditions allow, we hope to make a rounding of Cape Horn. This fabled stretch of water is home to legendary tales of exploration and early navigation. It’s a fitting place to reflect on a wonderful expedition. We celebrate the conclusion of our Polar expedition with a special dinner.




Day 12

Ushuaia, Argentina

In the early morning, we arrive into Ushuaia, Argentina. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travellers. Guests will be transported ...

In the early morning, we arrive into Ushuaia, Argentina. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travellers. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home. It will be possible to connect to flights through to Buenos Aires or other destinations in South America. Otherwise enjoy a night in town or venture further afield to explore the highlights of Patagonia.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Dates

Nights

Ship

Starting Rate

Charter Flights Options
February 20 - March 3
2018
11 Akademik Sergey Vavilov $11,495.00+
One Ocean Suite
$19,495.00

Shackleton Suite
$17,895.00

Superior
$16,195.00

Twin Private
$15,295.00

Semi Private
$13,695.00

Triple Share
$11,495.00



All prices are listed in USD. Single supplement: 1.5 for the twin occupancy cabins and 2 for the suites (single supplements not available for the triple share cabins).

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica: USD795

*This voyage includes a flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island.

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