Spirit of Antarctica
Ushuaia – Ushuaia
- Penguin colonies alive with nest building
- Hone your ice and wildlife photography skills
- Zodiac cruise amongst water-sculpted icebergs
- Step ashore the Antarctic continent!
- Visit historic huts and scientific stations
- Antarctic marine life – seals and whales
- Kayak ( extra cost) or camp ashore (need to book in advance) for added adventure!
- See Antarctica at its most pristine
Visiting Antarctica is on most peoples bucket list and this tour offers you a great opportunity to cross the Drake Passage and follow in the footsteps of the great adventurers and explore Antarctica at its most pristine. Experience whales, penguins and seals as they find the best places to court, feed and breed. For the even more adventurous, combine continental landings and vista to historic sites with the chance to kayak* amid pack ice; climb*, ski* or snow shoe* on untracked peaks; camp out and photograph polar pastel landscapes beneath a near-midnight sun.
Arrive in Ushuaia, renowned for its exquisite chocolates and breathtaking scenery where you will be met by an Aurora Expeditions representative. Transfer to your downtown hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
After checking out of your hotel, explore Ushuaia and surrounds. Mid-afternoon, settle on board Greg Mortimer, for early evening departure down the Beagle Channel.
Watch for albatross and your first icebergs during your trip on the Drake Passage. In the afternoon of Day 4, there is the possibility of a landing at Aitcho, Robert or Deception Islands in the South Shetlands.
Minke whales, crabeater seals and pack ice in southern Gerlache Strait; penguin colonies and continental landing. Northbound along the peninsula, shore excursions and adventure activities continue, possibly at Paradise or Neko Harbours, the Melchior Islands or historic Port Lockroy. During this voyage, there will be an opportunity to camp ashore (weather and time permitting). This will give you the chance to sample the style of adventure that Scott, Shackleton and other legendary Antarctic explorers experienced, although with a modern day spin on it.
Enjoy seabirds and whales on second Drake crossing. Share photos, tall tales and final night celebrations with new friends!
After a hearty breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow passengers, before disembarking in Ushuaia.
Itinerary is a guide only and is subject to ice and weather conditions.
28 November – 9 December 2020
๏ Onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
๏ All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
๏ Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
๏ Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
๏ All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
๏ Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
๏ Access to our onboard doctor and basic medical services
๏ A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
๏ Complimentary use of Muck boots during the voyage
๏ Comprehensive pre-departure information
๏ A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage
๏ Port surcharges, permits and landing fees
Spirit of Antartica Trip Dossier 2020 (PDF)
To make a booking please contact us to enquire about availability