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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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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: STANLEY

Returns to: STANLEY

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

Stanley

We depart Santiago this morning on our private air charter direct to Stanley, the small capital of the Falkland Islands. We are met on arrival and ...

We depart Santiago this morning on our private air charter direct to Stanley, the small capital of the Falkland Islands. We are met on arrival and transfer from the airport into town. There is time to explore the town or enjoy a guided visit to nearby Gypsy Cove which provides our first opportunity for observing the local wildlife, including nesting Magellanic penguins and other sea birds.




Days 2 - 3

Drake Passage

Giant petrels, albatross and smaller Cape petrels are our companions as we transit the Drake Passage. Join the ship’s Captain on the bridge and lea...

Giant petrels, albatross and smaller Cape petrels are our companions as we transit the Drake Passage. 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.




Days 4 - 5

Antarctic Sound, Weddell Sea and Northern Gerlache Strait

Navigating into Antarctic Sound we witness for the first time the vastness and majesty of the Antarctic icecap. It is an awe-inspiring sight. We no...

Navigating into Antarctic Sound we witness for the first time the vastness and majesty of the Antarctic icecap. It is an awe-inspiring sight. We notice a significant increase in the number of huge tabular icebergs entering the Weddell. These massive icebergs break from the huge ice shelves to the south drifting here on the prevailing currents. Adélie penguin rookeries of staggering exist here – some contain more than 100,000 nesting birds. We have several fantastic locations to consider but the ice conditions will likely dictate our landing sites. Gourdin Island and Brown Bluff are two such locations featuring substantial penguin rookeries. The region is also full of history of early exploration and has fascinating geological sites with thousands of fossils strewn over the shoreline. We have a busy day of exploration on shore, in the Zodiacs and on the ship.




Days 6 - 7

Southern Gerlache Strait

Anvers Island is one of the largest of the off-shore ‘barrier’ islands of the Antarctic Peninsula. There are several outstanding sites here as well...

Anvers Island is one of the largest of the off-shore ‘barrier’ islands of the Antarctic Peninsula. There are several outstanding sites here as well as on neighbouring Wiencke Island. These locations provide us with opportunities to venture on shore, breaking into smaller groups. Enjoy a short or longer hike, wander over to observe penguins guarding their precious eggs or newborns on the nest, cruise in the Zodiacs or just sit and soak it all in. The choice is yours. A short transit across the Gerlache Strait brings us along the actual continental landmass of Antarctica. A potential shore landing at Paradise Harbour will be a highlight for many – as you step foot on the continent proper, for the very first time.




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 - Return to Stanley

As we make our way back to Stanley and the Falkland Islands, the educational presentations continue, and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voy...

As we make our way back to Stanley and the Falkland Islands, the educational presentations continue, and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader.




Day 11

Arrive Stanley (Falkland Islands) Voyage Concludes

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

This morning we find ourselves back 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

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