Most voyages last between 8 and 15 days. While each itinerary is similar, Antarctica's wildly dynamic landscape makes every trip unique. Floating icebergs, calving glaciers, and migrating wildlife transform the scenery from week to week. The austral summer runs from November to March, giving explorers the advantage of endless days filled with bright sunny skies.
Depart Ushuaia. Sail the famous Beagle Channel and scenic Mackinlay Pass.
Day 2 & 3:
Cross the Drake Passage across the Antarctic Convergence, the northern limit of many seabirds. Attend lectures by onboard naturalists on seabirds during the crossing. From here, first sightings of the snow-capped mountains and glaciers of the South Shetland Islands are possible. A shore landing by Zodiac is possible on Day 3.
Day 4 to 8:
Reach the South Shetland Island Islands, a vast wildlife mecca. You can expect to see huge penguin rookeries, Antarctica fur seals and Southern elephant seals here. Kelp gulls, blue-eyed cormorants, Antarctic terns, and Southern Giant petrels abound.
Visit Deception Island, the Pendulum Cove hot springs, King George Island, Livingston Island, and the Antarctica peninsula itself.
At the Antarctic Peninsula, you'll see Weddell, crabeater, and leopard seals lounging on the ice, and minke, humpback, and orca whales frolicking in the sea.
Depending on conditions, the itinerary may include a sailing through Gerlache Strait, through the Neumayer and Lemaire Channels, and landings at Paradise Bay or Paulet Island.
Day 9 & 10:
At sea, returning to Ushuaia across the Drake Passage. Wildlife experts will lead searches for seabirds and whales enroute and give final lectures on their natural history.
To speak with a representative or to make a reservation:
If you are interested in one of our vacations, please contact AR Tourism and Yampu Tours either via Request Information Form
or any of these methods:
Yampu Tours - USA
673 S. Main St, PO Box 249
Stowe VT 05672
Hours of Operation:
9am to 6pm EST
Monday to Friday
New York, USA
Contact: Karolina Guilcapi
(888) 926 7801
0800 011 2424