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Antarctic Peninsula

Sail To The Far Reaches Of The Antarctic Peninsula
Duration: 18 days
Group Size: 100 max
Begins In: Ushuaia, Argentina
Tour Type: All inclusive

Since the first explorers discovered the great southern continent, stories of incredible vistas and abundant animals have captured the imagination of the adventurous. February and early March are the best times to delight in the most incredible densities of whale aggregations gorging on swarms of krill, take full advantage of warm, golden light for landscape photography, and watch penguin chicks chase parents for food and cautiously learn how to swim. Icebergs, in their many shades of blue and carved into fascinating shapes by weather and water, are prime photography subjects. Time with humpbacks, Antarctic minke whales, and orcas and visits to penguin colonies will surpass your wildest expectations.

Our priority on this expedition is to give you the maximum time in nature during a unique period on the Peninsula and to share our passion and experience in the Antarctic. Come share this adventure with us!

Itinerary Summary

Feb 20Travel to Ushuaia, Argentina.
Feb 21Arrive in Ushuaia and join welcome reception.Hotel in Ushuaia
Feb 22Morning in Tierra del Fuego National Park. Embark on the Plancius.Aboard the PlanciusB, L, D
Feb 23-24Sail across the infamous Drake Passage.Aboard the PlanciusB, L, D
Feb 25-Mar 5Nine full days of landings and Zodiac cruising along the western Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.Aboard the PlanciusB, L, D
Mar 6-7Cruise northward across the Drake Passage.Aboard the PlanciusB, L, D
Mar 8Disembark and fly homeward.B
Mar 9Arrive home.
Tour Details

Feb 20 - March 9, 2023

Guided by: Hugh Rose

This tour is booked through Cheesemans’ Ecology Safaris. Please use the booking links above. Note pricing & itinerary may change from year to year.

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Tour Highlights

  • Zodiac cruise Antarctic waters during the peak season for an abundance of whales.
  • Experience beautiful sunrises and sunsets bathing the landscapes in warm hues.
  • Watch gentoo, chinstrap, and Adelie penguin chicks interact with each other and their parents.
  • With only 100 participants, everyone can land and/or Zodiac cruise at once, rather than in separate groups.
  • Our 15 leaders are marine scientists, polar specialists, photographers, and naturalists that will provide lectures, workshops, and guided excursions.
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