Exploring the Weddell Sea
A classic journey to the Weddell Sea, incorporating time in the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula. Accompanied by our experienced naturalists and guides who know the regions intimately we get a full appreciateion of this unique, pristine and dramatic region, as we enjoy the magnificent wildlife viewing opportunities that are available. WE expect to see mass numbers of sea birds, including 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. The Weddell Sea will always be remembered as the polar region that still echoes the ill-fated expedition of the great British polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. As we head south, the Peninsula becomes even more dramatic with towering icebergs, glistening unclimbed peaks and spectacular glaciers.
|DAY 1||Embark Ushuaia|
|DAYS 2/3||Cross Drake Passage|
|DAYS 4/6||Exploring the Weddell Sea|
|DAYS 7/9||Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands, following a flexible itinerary to possibly include: Paradise Bay, Cuverville Island, Port Lockroy, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Elephant Island, together with a host of other waterways and historic sites|
|DAYS 10/11||Re-cross Drake Passage to Beagle Channel|
|DAY 12||Disembark Ushuaia where trip concludes|