Base Camp Plancius - Antarctica - 12 Day

Plancius Cruise Ship
Plancius
114 Passengers
Adventure Options

During this trip we will offer a true Basecamp for activities, all activities (field camping, kayaking, glacier walking, snowshoe, hiking, zodiac cruising, shore excursions, photography workshop) packed in one departure and those are included in the ship’s price. The ship will stay for two or three days at these specific locations to serve our active passengers as a comfortable hub to allow more time as usual for wide ranging activities.

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.

Days 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 Albatrosses, Cape Petrels, Southern Fulmars, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Blue Petrels and Antarctic Petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, we spot our first icebergs.

Days 4 to 9 — Antarctica

We will sail directly to “High Antarctica”, passing the Melchior islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island. We will sail to the Neumayer Channel, where we position our ship for the multi-activity base camp. The protected waters around Wiencke Island will become our playground for all activities. In this alpine environment there are great opportunities to scout the region on foot, per zodiac and during kayak trips. Walkers will find opportunities to use snowshoes on hikes near the shore lines and the mountaineers will find their challenge by climbing hills and viewpoints further inland. All climbs and excursions can only be conducted in good weather conditions.

We plan to stay two overnights at anchor in order to implement two camp nights and two full activity days. We will visit the old British research station, now a working museum and post office, at Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy we may also offer a landing on Jougla Point with Gentoo Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. We look out for leopard seals, Crabeater seals and whales.

In good conditions and time allowing we sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Booth Island, Pléneau and Petermann Island where we can find Adélie Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. In this area there are good chances to encounter Humpback Whales and Minke Whales.

We choose another camp site which is suitable and close to next day’s activity.

At Neko Harbor we will have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of a huge glacier and enjoy the landscape during zodiac cruises, walks and kayak excursions. A small group of glacier walkers may climb up on higher grounds of the glacier. We will spend the night at Neko or near Paradise Bay with a camp erected ashore. We will leave early morning after breaking our last camp. We sail via Melchior Islands towards the open sea of the Drake Passage. We have again a chance of seeing many seabirds.

Days 10 & 11 — At Sea

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

Day 12 — Arrival in Ushuaia and disembark

We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

* Itinerary may be subject to change

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Rates 2015-2016
Quadruple Private
Triple Porthole
Twin Porthole
Twin Window
Twin Deluxe
Superior
Snowshoe
20% Discount (Prices in Red)
$12,150$9,720$13,250$10,600$14,550$11,640Full$15,350$12,280$16,200$12,960$17,950$14,360
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
Bi-Lingual English/Chinese
$7,050Full$7,950 $8,650Full$9,150Full$9,650Full$10,550Full
$12,400Full$13,550 $14,900Full$15,650 $16,600Full$18,150 
Camp, Kayak, Snowshoe
Special: Twin Window at Twin Porthole rate & Superior at Twin Deluxe rate (Price in Red)
$7,050Full$7,950Full$8,650Full$9,150$8,650$9,650Full$10,550$9,650
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
$7,950Full$8,950Full$9,650Full$10,250 $10,850Full$11,850 
Camp, Kayak
$7,050Full$7,950Full$8,650 $9,150 $9,650Full$10,550 
$14,250Full$15,650Full$17,000Full$18,000Full$19,000Full$20,800Full
Camp, Kayak
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650Full$10,250Full$10,850Full$11,850 
Bilingual English/Chinese
$15,900 $17,800 $19,150 $19,900 $20,900Full$23,200 
Kayak
$7,950Full$8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
Whale Watching Voyage
$5,550Full$6,150Full$7,050 $7,450 $7,850 $8,600 
$7,250 $8,050 $8,850Full$9,250 $9,650 $10,400 
$1,050 $1,200 $1,350 $1,450 $1,550 $1,650 
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Single Supplement is 1.7 times the standard rate. We can pair you with another person of the same gender in Twin Deluxe and below cabins without the Single Supplement pricing.  Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required. Airfare is not included in these prices.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Camping - $180 per night, max 30 people
Kayaking - $465 per trip, max 14 people
Snowshoe - No charge but sign up required 

Activities are Free for the “Basecamp Plancius” voyages (incl. Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop)

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Note: 10% Discount when booking back-to-back voyages Antarctic Peninsula Whale Watching (Mar 17-26, 2016) & Atlantic Odyssey (Mar 26 - Apr 22, 2016).

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Rates 2016-2017
Quadruple Private
Triple Porthole
Twin Porthole
Twin Window
Twin Deluxe
Superior
XC Ski, Snowshoe
$12,150 $13,250 $14,550 $15,350 $16,200Full$17,950 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
All Activities Free on Basecamp Trips
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650Full$10,250 $10,850Full$11,850 
$12,400 $13,550 $14,900 $15,650 $16,600Full$18,150 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
All Activities Free on Basecamp Trips
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak, Snowshoe
All Activities Free on Basecamp Trips
$7,950 $8,950Full$9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
Camp, Kayak
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850Full$11,850 
$14,250Full$15,650 $17,000Full$18,000 $19,000Full$20,800 
Camp, Kayak
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650 $10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
$14,250 $15,650 $16,900 $17,900 $18,900 $20,800 
Camp, Mountaineering, Photography, Kayak
All Activities Free on Basecamp Trips
$7,950 $8,950 $9,650Full$10,250 $10,850 $11,850 
Whale Watching Voyage
$5,550Limited$6,150Limited$7,050Limited$7,450 $7,850 $8,600 
$7,250 $8,050 $8,850 $9,250 $9,650 $10,400 
$1,050 $1,200 $1,350 $1,450 $1,550 $1,650 
No trips meet your criteria. Please increase the budget above to view more results.
Click on the tour dates in the left column to view a trip itinerary. Point MOUSE at Cabin Category to view DETAILED description.

Single Supplement is 1.7 times the standard rate. We can pair you with another person of the same gender in Twin Deluxe and below cabins without the Single Supplement pricing.  Mandatory Emergency Evacuation insurance is required. Airfare is not included in these prices.

Adventure options must be pre-booked and paid for prior to start of the trip. Space is subject to availability. Some activities require experience.

Camping - $150 per night, max 30 people
Kayaking - $465 per trip, max 14 people
Snowshoe - No charge but sign up required
Trekking for XC Skiers - $6000 - Crossing S. Georgia

Activities are Free for the “Basecamp Plancius” voyages (incl. Camping, Kayaking, Snowshoeing/Hiking, Mountaineering & Photography Workshop)

All trips subject to possible fuel surcharge.

Note: 10% Discount when booking back-to-back voyages Antarctic Peninsula Whale Watching (Mar 17-26, 2016) & Atlantic Odyssey (Mar 26 - Apr 22, 2016).

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