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Antarctic Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea & The Falkland Islands 11 nights

This exciting expedition 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 Weddell Sea region, and the historic location of Elephant Island – a place forever connected to the epic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton. Adding to the experience will be a visit to several locations in the Falkland Islands, including the homes of nesting albatross and the colorful King penguin. 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.

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Antarctica map of One Ocean Expeditions.
Massive tabular iceberg in Antarctica. Photo: Ira Meyer
Expedition cruise to the Weddell Sea with One Ocean Expeditions. Photo: Ira Meyer
Adventure travel cruise to Antarctica on a small ship expedition ship. Photo: Ira Meyer
True polar expedition sails into the Weddell Sea to see tabular icebergs. Photo: Ben Haggar
Adventure travel to Antarctica visits penguin colony. Photo: David Sinclair

Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea & The Falkland Islands

Starting Rate: $11,495.00+

Number of Days: 11

Departs from: PUNTA ARENAS

Returns to: PUNTA ARENAS

Experiences:

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

Available Dates:

2018
January 9 - 20 Akademik Sergey Vavilov Download Trip Notes
January 23 - February 3 Akademik Ioffe Download Trip Notes
January 30 - February 10 Akademik Sergey Vavilov Download Trip Notes

Day by Day: What you can experience: Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea & The Falkland Islands

Ultimate Antarctica – Weddell Sea and Falkland Islands A diverse Antarctic itinerary that maximizes your time exploring magnificent Antarctica.

We maximize our time on this voyage by flying from South America to Antarctica, saving a two day crossing of the Drake Passage. A further day and a half is saved by flying back to South America at the end of the voyage. The time saved by flying allows us to spend maximum time exploring the magnificent Antarctic. You can expect to be off the ship exploring for nine out of the twelve days This voyage is unique to One Ocean Expeditions and has been designed for those who want the most in-depth Antarctic experience possible.



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 - 4

Antarctic Peninsula and Deception Island

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

Overnight we have navigated across the Bransfield Strait and awake to the towering peaks of the Antarctic continent. For the next three days we have a varied itinerary exploring the Gerlache coastline of Antarctica. If ice conditionsallow, we cruise through the Lemaire Channel. Planned visits might include Paradise Harbour, Orne Harbour, or Andvord Bay, or a cruise through the Errera Channel to visit the penguin rookeries at Cuverville Island. We chart a course towards Antarctic Sound – the gateway into the icy Weddell Sea. Along the way we hope to make a visit at Deception Island.




Days 5 - 7

Weddell Sea

Navigating into the Weddell Sea, we see the vast sweep of the Antarctic icecap for the first time and will find ourselves increasingly surrounded b...

Navigating into the Weddell Sea, we see the vast sweep of the Antarctic icecap for the first time and will find ourselves increasingly surrounded by tabular icebergs. These gargantuan icebergs break from the ice shelves and drift north on the currents. This always makes for exciting navigation and stunning photographic opportunities. If weather conditions co-operate we spend the night camping in Antarctica.




Day 8

Elephant Island

Point Lookout, on the southern tip of Elephant Island, is home to an impressive chinstrap penguin colony. Macaroni penguins also breed here and are...

Point Lookout, on the southern tip of Elephant Island, is home to an impressive chinstrap penguin colony. Macaroni penguins also breed here and are a species we have yet to encounter to date. If conditions permit we may visit the fabled location of Point Wild on the north coast of Elephant Island. It is here that Shackleton and his men were encamped under their upturned life boats, before five men set off on a rescue mission to South Georgia. Landings at this location are tricky due to the currents and surf on the beach.




Days 9 - 10

Southern Ocean

Sailing north to the Falkland Islands, the spectacular seabirds are our constant companions soaring above the ship. Our onboard educational program...

Sailing north to the Falkland Islands, the spectacular seabirds are our constant companions soaring above the ship. Our onboard educational program continues and we enjoy interactive presentations and lively discussions.




Day 11

Falkland Islands

Arriving into the Falkland Islands overnight, we explore West Point or neighboring Carcass Island. These locations are best known for rockhopper pe...

Arriving into the Falkland Islands overnight, we explore West Point or neighboring Carcass Island. These locations are best known for rockhopper penguins and nesting black browed albatross colonies. One final highlight awaits –Saunders Island, where we hope to encounter four penguin species living in close quarters, including the mighty king penguin. Charting a course for the port of Stanley tonight, we enjoy a special dinner attended by the Captain of the ship.




Day 12

Stanley, Falkland Islands and Punta Arenas, Chile

This morning we navigate through the narrows and into the port of Stanley. We have time to explore before we make our way to the airport for our re...

This morning we navigate through the narrows and into the port of Stanley. We have time to explore before we make our way to the airport for our return flight to Punta Arenas in southern Chile.


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Dates and Rates

The following departures are available for this voyage

Dates

Nights

Ship

Starting Rate

Charter Flights Options
January 9 - 20
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


January 23 - February 3
2018
11 Akademik Ioffe $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


January 30 - February 10
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

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