Day 1: Ushuaia
During the afternoon we board in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the most southern part of the world, located on the banks of the Beagle Channel and we begin navigation along this scenic channel for the rest of the night.
Days 2 3: At sea
During these two days we will sail through the Drake Passage. Once we cross the Antarctic Convergence, it is possible to see wandering albatross, grey-headed, black-browed, light-mantled, checkerboard petrel, silver petrel, storm petrel, blue and Antarctic. Near the South Shetland Islands we see the first icebergs.
Days 4 – 9: Antarctica
The There are many options for activities in Antarctica. Humpback whales proliferate everywhere gorging on krill before their migration north. Penguin chicks are fledging and causing activity on the beaches where leopard seals wait ready to attack the less fortunate. Some places to carry out our adventures may include:
*Hannah Point, on Livingston Island, where we will find a beautiful variety of gentoo and chinstrap penguins, petrel Southern giant and Southern elephant seal resting on the beach.
*Deception Island is a submerged crater that connects with the sea, becoming a natural port for the ship. Here we find hot springs, an abandoned whaling station, thousands of checkered petrels and many kelp gulls, common and polar skuas and Antarctic terns.
* Cuverville Island, a small and rugged island nestled between the mountains of the Antarctic Peninsula and Rongé Island, we will find an extensive gentoo penguin colony and also nesting pairs of common skuas.
* In Puerto Neko and Bahía Paraíso, with its large number of icebergs and deep fjords , we have the opportunity to disembark on the Antarctic continent. We aim to be able to take a Zodiac cruise among the icebergs inside this beautiful passage. If ice conditions allow, we will try to navigate the spectacular Lemaire Channel towards Petermann Island, which offers us the possibility of seeing Adelie penguins and blue-eyed cormorants.
* Pléneau Island is another option with Quite a chance of finding Humpback and Minke whales.
During the night we headed south along the Argentine Islands towards the Cristal Strait to cross the Polar Circle during the morning. We will try to make a landing at the historic British base on Detaille Island, which is probably our southernmost position. The landscape is impressive with very high mountains and huge glaciers. Sailing north again through the Neumayer Channel and the Gerlache Strait, we arrive at the Melchior Islands surrounded by a beautiful landscape and icebergs. Here it is possible to find leopard and crab seals and also whales. This overall area offers excellent opportunities for kayaking and diving in the pristine Antarctic environment (additional charge)
Days 10 - 11: At sea
Heading north, once again we are accompanied by a large selection of seabirds as we cross the Drake Passage.
Day 12: Ushuaia
Arrival in Ushuaia in the morning and disembark.