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