This Polar Circle and Antarctic Peninsula Expedition will take you south of Antarctica, crossing the Polar Circe. We will pass through waters traveled by whales, anchoring in various spots around the region, the expedition offers the chance to hike and dive in the iceberg-heavy waters.
Day 1 ~ End of the World, Start of a Journey
Day 2-3 ~ Path of the Polar Explorers
Day 4-7 ~ Entering Antarctica
The intended route for your Antarctic adventure includes:
Cuverville Island – Nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Rongé Island housing a large colony of Gentoo penguins and breeding pairs of Brown Skuas.
Neko Harbour – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow offering opportunities for a Zodiac cruise and landing.
Paradise Bay – A potential Zodiac cruise in these sprawling, ice-flecked waters before sailing to the Lemaire Channel.
Pourquoi Pas Island – Known for its tight fjords and lofty, glacier-crowded mountains. Horseshoe Island- The location of the former British Base Y that is still equipped with almost all the technology it had originally.
Day 8-10 ~ Through the Gullet
Stonington Island – home to the former US East Base and British Base E, occupied until 1975, and the southernmost landing site of the trip – 68° south.
Hanusse Bay – a chance of spotting whales through the icebergs in this scenic bay.
The Whales of Crystal Sound
Humpback whales, unimaginable views, birdlife, Adélie penguins congregating among the icebergs, possible Zodiac cruise, and a potential landing.
Day 11-12 ~ Familiar Seas, Familiar Friends crossing the Drake
Day 13 ~ There and Back Again
Arrival back at Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Argentina with the memories of a lifetime!