Antarctic Peninsula

Ortelius Cruise Ship
Ortelius
120 Passengers

The Antarctic Peninsula consists of an 800 kilometers (500 mile) long mountain chain, the highest peaks rising to approximately 2,800 meters (9,186 feet), and numerous off-lying islands.

The Antarctic Peninsula is part of the Antarctic Continent and is the southern continuation of the mountain chain that runs from North America through South America into the Scotia Sea. Here it continues as a mainly sub-marine ridge, the Scotia Ridge, until it comes above sea-level at the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. The Antarctic Peninsula offers the most dramatic scenery and biggest variety of wildlife in Antarctica. Visitors are easily overcome by sensory overload by the huge amount of ice-bergs, glaciers, high mountains and the abundant and tame wildlife.

 

Brief Itinerary
Day 1       Departure from Ushuaia
Day 2 - 3
  At sea
Day 4 - 7
  Antarctica
Day 8 - 9
  At Sea
Day 10
     Ushuaia

Day 1: Ushuaia

In the afternoon, we embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located at the Beagle Channel and sail through this scenic waterway for the rest of the evening.

Day 2-3: At Sea

During these two days we sail across the Drake Passage. When we cross the Antarctic Convergence, we arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area we may see Wandering Albatrosses, Grey Headed Albatrosses, Black- browed Albatrosses, Light- mantled Sooty Albatrosses, Cape Pigeons, Southern Fulmars, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Blue Petrels and Antarctic Petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, we spot our first icebergs.

Day 4-7: Antarctica

We will sail directly to “High Antarctica”, passing the Melchior islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island with a very beautiful landscape with icebergs, where we may encounter Leopard Seals, Crabeater Seals and whales. After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, we hope to get permission to visit the British research station and post office Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy we may also offer a landing on Jougla Point with Gentoo Penguins and Imperial Shags. In Neko Harbor we will have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of huge glacier and enjoy the landscape during zodiac cruises. We sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pleneau and Petermann Island where we can find Adelie Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. In this area, there are good chances to encounter Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Fin Whales. On Cuverville Island, a small precipitous island, nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Danco Island, we will find a large colony of Gentoo Penguins and breeding pairs of Brown Skuas. We possibly see Weddell and Crabeater Seals. We leave Antarctica with a final continental landing.

Day 8-9: At Sea

On our way north we are again followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 10: Ushuaia

We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Photography
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Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single Supplement for twin cabins is 1.7 times the twin rate. Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

Helicopter cost is Mandatory on the Ross Sea trips.

There is always a possibility of an added fuel surcharge if marine oil prices raise significantly.

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Rates are per person, based on twin-share. Single Supplement for twin cabins is 1.7 times the twin rate. Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required on all trips.

All activities are free of charge for Basecamp Ortelius voyages (Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop).
On other voyages:
  Kayaking - $465
  Camping - $180

Weddell Sea voyages include helicopters.

There is always a possibility of an added fuel surcharge if marine oil prices raise significantly.


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