Day 1 & 2:
Depart the frontier port of Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Your Expedition team welcomes passengers aboard as the Sarpik Ittuk sets sail into the scenic Beagle Channel.
Cross the famous Drake Passage, watching for Wandering Albatross and other seabirds. Cross the Antarctic Convergence. First sightings of South Shetland Islands are possible on Day 4. Go ashore in Zodiac inflatables to explore enormous penguin rookeries, Antarctic fur seals and southern elephant seals. Possible visits to scientific research bases. Sail to Deception Island, a sunken volcanic caldera, and make land at Pendulum Cove for a sumptuous dip in amazing hot thermal pools.
Reach the Antarctic Peninsula, home to vast rookeries of Gentoo, Chinstrap, and Adelie penguins. Encounters with Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals are likely, as well as orca, humpback, and minke whale sightings. Head to iceberg-strewn Paradise Bay or Neko Harbor then make landfall at Port Lockroy, where you'll discover a thriving Gentoo penguin colony and a secret British scientific station established in WWII. The station has been transformed into the most remote museum in the world, and even has a post office! Afterwards, pass through Neumayer and Lemaire Channels. If weather and ice conditions permit, visit Petermann Island, Iceberg Alley, or Paulet Island for more spectacular iceberg and wildlife sightings.
Return north across the Drake Passage watching for whales and migrating seabirds. Enjoy a final naturalist lecture and breakfast before disembarking at Ushuaia.
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Yampu Tours - USA
673 S. Main St, PO Box 249
Stowe VT 05672
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Monday to Friday
New York, USA
Contact: Karolina Guilcapi
(888) 926 7801
0800 011 2424