Antarctic Explorer & the Weddell Sea
Nestled amongst ice floes of the northern Weddell Sea is the little known Seymour Island. Locked away in its fossil-rich rocks is the story of the disappearance of the dinosaur and the collapse of the mythical Gondwanaland. One of the aims of this voyage is to explore these fossil beds under the watchful eye of our expedition leader. We also have the opportunity to enjoy the wildlife treasure chest of the northern Weddell Sea, as well as plan to cruise to the beautiful western flanks of the Antarctic Peninsula, exploring the Gerlache Strait and Paradise Harbour.
|DAY 1||Join Punta Arenas and fly to Puerto William to embark the ship|
|DAY 2/3||Drake Passage|
|DAYS 4/6||Explore the Weddell Sea with possible landings at Brown Bluff or Paulet Island, Seymour Island and historic Snow Hill Island|
|DAYS 7/9||Explore western side of Antarctic Peninsula following a flexible itinerary with possible visits to Hannah Point, Livingston Island, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Paradise Bay and Lemaire Channel, together with a host of other islands and scientific bases|
|DAY 10||Disembark King George Island, fly to Puntas Arenas and overnight at hotel|
|DAY 11||Trip concludes after breakfast in Punta Arenas|