THIS JOURNEY TAKES YOU FURTHER SOUTH – BELOW THE ANTARCTIC CIRCLE
This remote stretch of the Antarctic Peninsula is visited for just a few short months each year. From January onwards, seasonal ice conditions give us our best chance of achieving our objective – crossing the Antarctic Circle. Here we witness expansive landscapes, sizable Adelie penguin rookeries and we hope to see the large tabular icebergs that have drifted north from the Bellingshausen Sea. We always anticipate exciting ice navigation on this expedition. Detaille Island, below the Circle is a spectacular location. The snowy peaks which surround us, soar more than 2,000 metres above the ice-strewn waters. We aim to cross 66 degrees, 33 minutes south of latitude, which officially marks the position of the Antarctic Circle on the global map. We then return north, along the heavily glaciated coastline of the Antarctic Peninsula, passing through the Argentine, Fish and Yalour Island archipelagos along the way and into the Gerlache Strait and Danco coast region. Several locations in the South Shetland Islands provide yet more fascinating places to explore.
Over the course of the voyage, there is an exciting selection of activities to choose from each and every day – including short or long hikes ashore, visits to historic points of interest and wildlife colonies, Zodiac cruising looking for whales and seals or simply photographing the incredible icebergs. Such activities are enjoyed in the company of our onboard team of wilderness guides, naturalists, marine biologists, historians and photographers.
- Cross the Antarctic Circle while enjoying daily off -ship excursions
- In-depth exploration of the Gerlache coastline and Antarctic Peninsula visting historic sites and science stations
- Observe penguins, seabirds, seals and whales and learn about the environment, wildlife and ecology from polar experts
SANTIAGO – FALKLAND ISLANDS – ANTARCTICA
CRUISE, NATURE AND WILDLIFE
- Zodiac excursions
- Onshore hiking options
- Wildlife observation
- Sea kayaking available
- Whale watching
- Educational presentations
- Active Cruising & Wellness