Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions – and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition.
Mandatory Travel Insurance:
All guests are required to have emergency medical evacuation travel insurance coverage. Proof of coverage is required prior to embarkation. The policy provider, policy number and emergency contact phone number must be provided prior to departure date. ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends at least $200,000 Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage for Antarctic trips which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
Complimentary Photography Option: Joshua Holko is a full-time professional landscape, nature and wilderness photographer and teacher, who specializes in polar and sub-polar regions. He will be conducting Canon-accredited photography workshops, including informal talks and image reviews, opportunities for one-on-one instruction and informal side-by-side shooting on the deck, Zodiac rides and on shore.
Sea Kayaking Option: $1,295 per person
Traveling in these sturdy, easy-handling, reliable kayaks is an exciting, low impact way to explore the stunning bays and wildlife breeding grounds of Antarctica. If you wish to take this option, please advise us when you make your booking as numbers are limited. Please note, some sea kayaking experience is necessary.
Luggage transfer from Ushuaia hotel to ship on day of voyage departure; cabin accommodation on the ship; all meals, snacks, tea and coffee onboard; all shore excursions and Zodiac rides; lectures and guide services; gumboots (for loan onboard); polar expedition jacket (to keep); hard cover photo book; daily cabin service; access to onboard medical doctor and basic medical services; electronic voyage journal; port taxes and charges; photography workshops and lectures by photography expert.
Airfare; accommodation and transfers before or after the cruise; visa, passport, and vaccination charges and airport departure taxes; fuel surcharge may apply; optional sea kayaking activities, items of a personal nature; internet charges; travel insurance; and gratuity to the ship's crew is at your discretion.