Polar Circle Explorer
A unique journey encompassing the South Shetland Islands & the Antarctic Peninsula, with an objective to cross the Polar Circle, aboard the comfortable research vessel, the Ushuaia. You will be accompanied by our experienced naturalist who knows this region so well. We fully appreciate this unique, pristine and dramatic region, and enjoy the magnificent wildlife viewing opportunities that are available. Albatross soaring over the Drake Passage, huge penguin colonies on the South Shetland Islands, and the whales and seals that frequent these icy polar waters. Imagine following in the footsteps of the world's greatest explorers, and time permitting visit a scientific base. As we head south, the Peninsula becomes even more dramatic with towering icebergs, glistening unclimbed peaks and spectacular glaciers. No trip is ever the same, and seeing is believing in this wonderland of rock and ice.
|DAY 1||Embark Ushuaia|
|DAY 2||Cross Drake Passage|
|DAY 3||Approach South Shetland Islands|
|DAYS 4/9||Explore South Shetland Islands and the western side of Antarctic Peninsula, following a flexible itinerary to include some of the following: Livingston Island, Half Moon Island, Deception Island (volcanic crater), Paradise Bay and Lemaire Channel (gigantic icebergs and huge cliffs), together with a host of other islands and scientific bases|
|DAYS 10/11||Re-cross Drake Passage to Beagle Channel|
|DAY 12||Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes|