Fly from Punta Arenas to Puerto Williams. Enjoy a guided tour of the rustic port and beautiful surrounds. Embark Polar Pioneer in the late afternoon for introductory and safety briefings, then set sail along the Beagle Channel.
Our Drake Passage crossing offers cape petrels darting about the ship, black-browed and wandering albatross soaring, and Wilson’s storm petrels flitting above the sea. Learn about Antarctica from our expert naturalist and safety and environmental guidelines from our expedition team as we prepare for our first landing, possibly late on Day 3.
An overnight passage along Gerlache Strait delivers us to the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, an ethereal wonderland of vast proportions. Aboard Zodiacs, we explore penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations and cruise near exquisite icebergs. Our kayakers glide into secluded bays, climbers ascend pristine peaks and our snorkellers delight in marine discoveries. Stepping ashore on the continent creates an everlasting memory. We make the most of every day and a fair bit of each night. A curious leopard seal cruising among spectacular icebergs may mean postponing lunch (ours, not the leopard seal’s); loading Zodiacs after dinner for an orca cruise. If the weather allows, we may even sleep out on the ice – a must for any Antarctic explorer!
As the Captain steers the ship north across Drake Passage, our minds and souls revel in rich Antarctic experiences. There’s time to watch for seabirds, enjoy entertaining talks, discuss what we’ve seen and learned, exchange photos and stories. With luck, we may make a ceremonial rounding of Cape Horn before sharing a farewell dinner.
We enjoy a gentle cruise along the Beagle Channel in the early morning. Disembark after breakfast for onward travel or to savor more time in Ushuaia.
Prices quoted are per person, occupancy as described in the chart below. Single supplement is 1.7 times the double occupancy price. No single travel fees apply if you are willing to share your cabin (triple & double cabins only). Fuel surcharge may apply in the event of significant fuel price increases. No refund for unused services.
Minimum and maximum numbers for activities apply, so please contact for details.
|Expedition Date||Deck||Cabin Accommodations and Optional Activities||Price Per Person|
|December 8 - 19, 2015||Main||Triple occupancy, shared facilities||$8,310|
|Main||Double occupancy, shared facilities||$9,825|
|Upper/Captain's||Double occupancy, private facilities||$11,025|
|Captain's||Mini Suite, private facilities||$12,325|
|Captain's||Suite, private facilities||$13,650|
|N/A||Kayaking. Register when booking.||$1,050|
|N/A||Climbing. Register when booking.||$450|
|N/A||Polar snorkelling. Register when booking.||$975|
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