Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp
Crossing the Antarctic Convergence and heading into the Southern Ocean via the fabled Drake Passage, this voyage will explore the spectacular wildlife and vast expanses of the Antarctic Peninsula. This program is unique as it provides the opportunity to explore a pocket of the Peninsula with varied active means, including kayaking, snowshoeing, climbing and zodiac cruising. Our vessel will become our floating basecamp - a warm and comfortable haven to return to after adventuring ashore. There is no shortage of photographic possibilities, and our workshops will help you to reflect the natural beauty of this ice-bound land to best effect. Whether enjoying the surreal landscapes or participating in one of the activities on offer, the wonder of the Antarctic is yours to discover. Ever popular is the option to camp on the ice; an experience which will create memories to last a lifetime. Those who prefer a more relaxed journey can utilise the ship’s fleet of zodiacs to explore the rich diversity of wildlife that flourishes in the sheltered bays, clustered castles of icebergs and steep glaciers, that characterise the shoreline.
|DAY 1||Join Ushuaia, commence voyage|
|DAYS 2/3||Cross Drake Passage|
|DAYS 4/9||Pass the Melchior Islands and sail to the Neumayer Channel, where we position our ship for two nights anchor, allowing two full activity days. Our exploration of the Antarctic Peninsula will continue as we follow a flexible itinerary, aiming to include Port Lockroy on Goudier Island, Paradise Bay or Neko Harbour, the Lemaire Channel, and Vernadsky Station to learn about life on a scientific base|
|DAYS 10/11||Re-cross Drake Passage|
|DAY 12||Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes|