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Antarctica Antarctic Peninsula Adventure (Off The Beaten Track) 10 nights

Only on this departure in Antarctica, extended hikes, snowshoeing, enhanced photography excursions, overnight sea kayaking and ski touring are possible combined on one voyage.

Passengers benefit from the expedition ship being used as a mobile basecamp wilderness lodge to discover the white continent at everyone’s own pace! Travelling on a true small expedition ship with high ice rating unlocks great wildlife sightings, because Chinstrap, Gentoo and Adelie penguin colonies, whales, seals and sea birds return to the plentiful feeding grounds of the Antarctic peninsula.

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November 21- December 1, 2019 | December 1 - December 11, 2019 | March 8 - March 18, 2020

A map of One Ocean Expeditions 'Antarctica Off the Beaten Track' travel package.
A guided ski touring expedition in Antarctica while on a One Ocean Expeditions polar adventure cruise. Photo: Gabe Rogel
Passengers on a snowshoeing expedition in Antarctica while on a One Ocean Expeditions adventure cruise. Photo: David Sinclair
Passengers view penguins while on a snowshoeing expedition in Antarctica during a One Ocean Expeditions adventure cruise. Photo: David Sinclair
Passengers view penguins while on a snowshoeing expedition in Antarctica during a One Ocean Expeditions adventure cruise. Photo: Daisy Gilardini
One Ocean Expeditions passengers camping in Antarctica after a day of sea kayaking. Photo: Liz Gifford
Passengers explore penguin colonies while on a snowshoeing expedition in Antarctica during a One Ocean Expeditions adventure cruise. Photo: Daisy Gilardini

Antarctic Peninsula Adventure (Off The Beaten Track)

Starting Rate: US$11,295.00+

Number of Nights: 10

Departs from: PUNTA ARENAS

Returns to: SANTIAGO

This trip commences in Santiago – Chile’s capital city. From Santiago we fly south to Punta Arenas, Chile via a special charter flight service. At the conclusion of the trip, we fly from Stanley back to Santiago. A transfer is provided from the airport to a central downtown location. This return flight arrives in the late afternoon and onward international flight connections may be possible.

Experiences:

    Education
    Wildlife Viewing
    Zodiac Cruising
    Photography
    Hiking
    Sea Kayaking
    Camping
    Snowshoeing
    Health & Wellness
    Family

Available Dates:

2019
November 21 - December 1 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Antarctic Peninsula Adventure (Off The Beaten Track)

Please note this is a SAMPLE ITINERARY and subject to change. Reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure details. Our classic Antarctic Peninsula Adventure itinerary with all the great activities of 'Off the Beaten Track'.

This voyage has been designed for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers. It also has great appeal to those who wish to experience Antarctica in springtime.



Day 1

Santiago to Punta Arenas

We depart this morning on our special charter flight direct to Punta Arenas, Chile. We are met on arrival and transfer from the airport into town f...

We depart this morning on our special charter flight direct to Punta Arenas, Chile. We are met on arrival and transfer from the airport into town for free time to explore. Later in the afternoon, we make our way to the port, board our expedition ship, RCGS Resolute in the afternoon. After settling into our cabins and exploring the ship, we meet our expedition team and fellow passengers. Excitement is in the air as we enjoy a welcome cocktail and cast off to explore one of the most remote regions on Earth.




Days 2 - 3

At Sea towards Antarctica

We chart a southerly course for Antarctica. This stretch of the South Atlantic is rich in its bio-diversity and showcases an abundance of wildlife....

We chart a southerly course for Antarctica. This stretch of the South Atlantic is rich in its bio-diversity and showcases an abundance of wildlife. Giant petrels, albatross and smaller Cape petrels are our companions as we make our way south. Join the ship’s Captain on the bridge and learn about the operations of our modern research vessel. Throughout the day our onboard experts educate us with a series of presentations about the environment, wildlife and history.




Day 4

South Shetland Islands

We awaken today and the magnificent snowy peaks of the South Shetland Islands are laid out before us. We are now heading north towards Antarctic So...

We awaken today and the magnificent snowy peaks of the South Shetland Islands are laid out before us. We are now heading north towards Antarctic Sound – the gateway into the icy Weddell Sea. Along the way we hope to make a planned visit at Deception Island. If weather conditions permit, we sail the ship right into the middle of a volcanic caldera. History is all around us as we explore the old whaling station, with the rusted relics and old wooden structures.




Days 5 - 8

Gerlache Strait

Encounters with huge glaciers and penguin colonies occur as we navigate the narrow channels of the area. The stunning views of Gerlache Strait and ...

Encounters with huge glaciers and penguin colonies occur as we navigate the narrow channels of the area. The stunning views of Gerlache Strait and the peninsula coastline are impressive, and cruising in Wilhelmina Bay offers a likely opportunity for whale sightings. As we cruise the rock arches and narrow canyons of Spert Island, the exposed and rugged area allows for interesting scenery and photography, and a day spent at the tip of the peninsula and beyond reveals an abundance of Adelie penguins preparing their nests and a historic monument located on d’Urville Island.




Day 8

South Shetland Islands

The adventure is not over and if the weather conditions allow, we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island. This is a ve...

The adventure is not over and if the weather conditions allow, we sail the ship into the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island. This is a very dramatic place and history is all around us as we explore the old whaling station. The nearby Aitcho Islands provide some great hiking routes showcasing the colourful mosses and lichens found on the island. Gentoo and chinstrap penguins nest here and on the beaches, and we usually encounter seals coming and going from the surrounding waters. Fort Point situated on Greenwich Island is another possible location for a visit.




Days 9 - 10

Drake Passage - Towards the Falkland Islands

Making our way back to South America, the educational presentations continue and we enjoy a memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. Join o...

Making our way back to South America, the educational presentations continue and we enjoy a memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. Join our photography experts in the multimedia room and download and back up your precious images. Approaching the coast of the Falkland Islands in the early evening light, we enjoy a special dinner attended by the Captain of the ship.




Day 11

Arrive Stanley - Voyage Concludes - Fly to Santiago

This morning we find ourselves in the port of Stanley. We say goodbye to our crew and after some free time in town, make our way to the airport for...

This morning we find ourselves in the port of Stanley. We say goodbye to our crew and after some free time in town, make our way to the airport for our return charter flight to Santiago. On arrival in Santiago, our journey comes to an end.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Antarctica - Off the Beaten Track
November 21 - December 1 2019 10 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$11,295.00+
Charter Flights: US$995.00
One Ocean Suite




US$17,795.00
Shackleton Suite




US$15,395.00
Superior Plus




US$14,395.00
Superior




US$14,095.00
Twin Private




US$12,995.00
Main Deck Triple




US$11,295.00

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 trip commences in Santiago – Chile’s capital city. From Santiago we fly south to Punta Arenas, Chile via a special charter flight service. At the conclusion of the trip, we fly from Stanley back to Santiago. A transfer is provided from the airport to a central downtown location. This return flight arrives in the late afternoon and onward international flight connections may be possible.

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