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Antarctica Journey Below the Antarctic Circle 11 nights

This journey takes us further south than any of our other voyages, hopefully all the way to 66 degrees, 33’ minutes south of latitude, which officially marks the position of the Antarctic Circle.

Along the way we will witness expansive landscapes, huge Adelie penguin rookeries, and hopefully the large tabular icebergs that have drifted north from the Bellingshausen Sea. We will be surrounded by white peaks soaring more than 2,000 meters above the ice-strewn waters. After hopefully crossing the Antarctic Circle we will return north along the heavily glaciated coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula, passing through the Argentine, Fish and Yalour Island archipelagos and into the Gerlache Strait region.

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One Ocean Expeditions offers expedition cruises below the Antarctic Circle onboard their small expedition ships.

Journey Below the Antarctic Circle

Starting Rate: US$16,395.00+

Number of Nights: 11

Departs from: KING GEORGE ISLAND

Returns to: STANLEY

Please check trip notes for your chosen departure for exact flight details.

Experiences:

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

Available Dates:

2020
February 14 - 26 RCGS Resolute Download Trip Notes
February 26 - March 8 RCGS Resolute

Day by Day: What you can experience: Journey Below the Antarctic Circle

NEW for 2020/2021 Antarctic season - please check trip notes for information on your pre-voyage hotel night and private air charter flight, now included in the voyage fare for the Antarctic 2020/2021 season.

Please note this is a SAMPLE ITINERARY and subject to change. Reference the full trip notes for your chosen departure details.



Day 1

Punta Arenas

Our journey commences this morning in the southern Chilean port city of Punta Arenas. We gather at a central location and transfer to the airport f...

Our journey commences this morning in the southern Chilean port city of Punta Arenas. We gather at a central location and transfer to the airport for the two-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Antarctica (this flight is included in the price of your voyage).




Days 2 - 5

Below the Circle

We leave the South Shetland Islands behind as we sail south along the Antarctic Peninsula toward the Antarctic circle. We will plan a stop in the G...

We leave the South Shetland Islands behind as we sail south along the Antarctic Peninsula toward the Antarctic circle. We will plan a stop in the Gerlache Strait area on our way south. Given optimal ice conditions, we aim to sail south of the Antarctic Circle. A favoured landing site here is Detaille Island, home to an abandoned British science hut




Days 6 - 8

Gerlache Strait & Antarctic Peninsula

We aim to transit the Lemaire Channel on our way north towards Paradise Harbour. This may be the first opportunity to step foot on the continent of...

We aim to transit the Lemaire Channel on our way north towards Paradise Harbour. This may be the first opportunity to step foot on the continent of Antarctica proper. Nearby Neko Harbour offers another continental landing. Both locations offer terrific hiking opportunities up to panoramic view points. Expect to be in full sensory overload by this time of the voyage. The good news is, our adventure is not over and we still have several days of exciting exploration ahead.




Days 9 - 10

South Shetland Islands

We cross the wildlife ‘ super highway’ of the Bransfield Strait and make landfall at the stunning location of Deception Island. The old whaling st...

We cross the wildlife ‘ super highway’ of the Bransfield Strait and make landfall at the stunning location of Deception Island. The old whaling station begs exploration onshore and there is an exceptional hike to a high point on the wall of the volcanic caldera. Nearby Livingstone Island is simply spectacular, with its snowy peaks and towering cliffs. Other great locations in the South Shetlands include Hannah Point, Half Moon Island, and the rocky spit of land at Yankee Harbour, where we often see Weddell seals sunning themselves.




Days 11 - 12

Drake Passage

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

As we make our way to Stanley and the Falkland Islands, the educational presentations continue, and we enjoy an entertaining and memorable voyage recap by our Expedition Leader. Join our photography experts in the multimedia room and download and back up your precious images.




Day 13

Arrive Stanley (Falkland Islands) Voyage Concludes

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

Journey Below the Antarctic Circle
February 14 - 26 2020 11 Nights
RCGS Resolute From: US$16,395.00+
Charter Flights: US$495.00
One Ocean Suite




US$25,995.00
Shackleton Suite




US$20,995.00
Superior Plus




US$19,695.00
Superior




US$18,295.00
Twin Private




US$18,095.00
Main Deck Triple




US$16,395.00

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
*Please check trip notes for your chosen departure for exact flight details.

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