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Expedition
Ortelius - 116 Guests
Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition

This all-inclusive cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. We'll experience the beauty and wildlife of Antarctica while participating in all activities hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, mountaineering - and even camping out under the Southern Polar skies!


 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Our ship serves as a multi-activity base camp
  • Choose from a variety of activities including camping, kayaking, hiking, snowshoeing, ski touring and more
  • Visit the Port Lockroy British Research Station and Historic Site and possibly the Vernadsky Ukranian Scientific Research Station a bit further south, near our second base camp
  • See abundant wildlife during shore landings including several species of penguins, seals and seabirds
  • Sail through waters with humpback, Minke, fin, and Orca whales

DATES / RATES

Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateQuad PortholeTwin Porthole Deck 3Twin Porthole Deck 4Twin WindowTwin DeluxeSuperior
Nov 08, 2020Nov 19, 20208,0509,9509,95010,35011,00011,900
Nov 29, 2020Dec 10, 20208,0509,9509,95010,35011,00011,900
Dec 10, 2020Dec 22, 20208,45010,40010,40010,90011,60012,450
Dec 22, 2020Jan 03, 20218,95010,95010,95011,50012,20012,950
Mar 08, 2021Mar 19, 20218,0509,9509,95010,35011,00011,900
Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Quad Porthole
(Mid-range)
Twin Window
(High-end)
Superior
Nov 08, 2020Nov 19, 20208,05010,35011,900
Nov 29, 2020Dec 10, 20208,05010,35011,900
Dec 10, 2020Dec 22, 20208,45010,90012,450
Dec 22, 2020Jan 03, 20218,95011,50012,950
Mar 08, 2021Mar 19, 20218,05010,35011,900


ITINERARY

Please Note: The itinerary below is for a 12-Day tour, some tours are 13-Day tours and will spend an extra day exploring the Antarctic Peninsula.

Day 1: Ushuaia

In the afternoon, we embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located at the Beagle Channel and sail through this scenic waterway for the rest of the evening.

Days 2-3: At sea

During these two days, we sail across the Drake Passage. When we cross the Antarctic Convergence, we arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area, we may see Wandering Albatrosses, Grey Headed Albatrosses, Black-browed Albatrosses, Light-mantled Sooty Albatrosses, Cape Pigeons, Southern Fulmars, Wilson’s Storm Petrels, Blue Petrels and Antarctic Petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, we spot our first icebergs.

Days 4-9: Antarctica

We will sail directly to "High Antarctica", passing the Melchior islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island. We will sail to the Neumayer Channel, where we position our ship for the multi-activity base camp. The protected waters around Wiencke Island will become our playground for all activities. In this alpine environment, there are great opportunities to scout the region on foot, per zodiac and during kayak trips. Walkers will find opportunities to use snowshoes on hikes near the shorelines and the mountaineers will find their challenge by climbing hills and viewpoints further inland, i.e. Jabet Peak (540 m). All climbs and excursions can only be conducted in good weather conditions.

We plan to stay two overnights at anchor in order to implement two camp nights and two full activity days. We will visit the British research station and the post office Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy, we may also offer a landing on Jougla Point with Gentoo Penguins and Imperial Shags. We sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Booth Island, Pleneau and Petermann Island where we can find Adelie Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. In this area, there are good chances to encounter Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Fin Whales. Our second Basecamp night will be erected near the Continent; we choose a campsite which is suitable and close to next day’s activity. The mountaineers hope to reach the summit of Mt. Demaria (640 m) at Waddington Bay. A visit to one of the scientific stations in Antarctica will give you an insight into the life of modern Antarcticans working on the White Continent. Further south we may have time to visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky Station, where we will receive a warm welcome from the station crew.

In the afternoon at Neko Harbor, we will have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of a huge glacier and enjoy the landscape during zodiac cruises, hikes and kayak excursions. A small group of mountaineers may climb up on higher grounds of the glacier. We will spend the night at Neko or near Paradise Bay with a camp erected ashore. We will leave Neko Harbor in the early morning after breaking our last camp. We sail via Melchior Islands towards the open sea of the Drake Passage. We have again a chance of seeing many seabirds.

Days 10-11: At sea

On our way north, we are again followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 12: Ushuaia

We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

Ortelius (Expedition, 116-guests)

Ortelius offers a comfortable hotel standard, with a u-shaped, a bar and a lecture room. Our voyages are primarily developed to offer our passengers a quality exploratory wildlife program, trying to spend as much time ashore as possible. As the number of passengers is limited to approximately 116 on the Ortelius, flexibility assures maximum wildlife opportunities. Ortelius carries 10 zodiacs

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
  • Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes
  • Luggage transfer from the pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia
  • Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation)
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material
  • “Basecamp” departures offer all activities free of charge. Activities include camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking, mountaineering, photo workshop, as well as our included shore excursions and zodiac cruises

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

ADVENTURE OPTIONS
  • Snowshoeing: FREE (Includes snowshoes)
  • Camping: FREE (Group size: min 8, max 30 campers)
  • Mountaineering: FREE
  • Kayaking: FREE (Group size: min 4, max 14 kayakers)
  • Photo Workshop: FREE
All Adventure options must be pre-booked prior to tour departure

 
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