Weddell Sea Explorer
A journey through the Weddell Sea, South Shetland Islands, and Antarctic Peninsula aboard the comfortable research vessel, the MV Ushuaia. You will be accompanied by our experienced naturalist who knows this region so well. We shall 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. 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. No trip is ever the same and seeing is believing in this wonderland of rock and ice.
|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 the following: 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|