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Antarctica Sailing Expedition 2021/22

Duration: 22 days
From:
£8,004.00
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Explore one of the world's last wildernesses this Antarctica sailing expedition to this rarely visited part of the planet.

Antarctica is one of the oldest continents on Earth and holds a particular fascination for many.  Perhaps you’ve read of the voyages of Willem Barentz and Shackleton, or perhaps you’re a wildlife lover, or maybe just a pure adventurist.  Whatever draws you to the White Continent, this 22-day journey will ensure you get to see the most impressive places and sights of this wonderful wilderness.

Join this small group sailing adventure headed for the last great wilderness on the planet. You’ll begin in Ushuaia, Argentina – the southernmost city in South America. First up is the Drake Passage followed by the Antarctic Convergence Zone. The wildlife along the way is astounding. Think seals, sea-gulls, petrels, and more.

Each night, your ship will anchor in sheltered bays.  During the day, your experienced crew will take small groups ashore in dinghies for close up views of penguin rookeries, glaciers, seals, birds, and various flora. The further south you voyage, the more Minke, Orca, Humpback, and Killer Whales will travel with you.

We love this operator because of their extensive experience in the region.  They’ve put together an itinerary of truly the most impressive spots that the White Continent has to offer. No sailing experience is necessary and the professional crew will teach you as much as you’d like to know about navigation, manoeuvres, weather observations, furling the sails, and more.

Antarctica Expedition 2021/22 dates & prices

Antarctica 1 – the Scotia Sea expedition (41 days)
Dates: 28 October – 7 December 2021, 41 days
Embarkation: Montevideo, Uruguay.
Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Fare:€ 10.820 p.p. in a 4p cabin; € 12.590 p.p. in a 2p cabin
The landing fees for South Georgia are not yet included in this fare.

Antarctica 2 – Antarctica expedition December
Dates: 9 – 30 December 2021, 22 days
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina.
Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Fare:€ 9.310 p.p. in a 4p cabin; € 10.310 p.p. in a 2p cabin

Antarctica 3 – Antarctica expedition January
During this trip ten scouting ambassadors aged 18-53 will join on Kent Scouts ReQuest 2021 Antarctic Research Project. A century after the Shackleton–Rowett Expedition the scouts will combine peace, environment and heritage in their personal research projects on this Antarctic adventure.
Dates: 1 – 22 January 2022, 22 days
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina. Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Fare:€ 9.310 p.p. in a 4p cabin; € 10.310 p.p. in a 2p cabin

Antarctica 4 – Antarctica expedition January/February
Dates: 24 January – 14 February 2022, 22 days
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina. Disembarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina
Fare:€ 9.310 p.p. in a 4p cabin; € 10.310 p.p. in a 2p cabin

Antarctica 5 – the Cape to Cape expedition
Dates: 16 February – 8 April 2022, 52 days
Embarkation: Ushuaia, Argentina. Disembarkation: Cape Town, South Africa
Fare:€ 11.430 p.p. in a 4p cabin; € 13.490 p.p. in a 2p cabin
The landing fees for South Georgia and Tristan da Cunha are not yet included in this fare.

The Antarctic expeditions are in high demand and in order to ensure a smooth booking process the tall ship booking office has some guidelines to consider.

Please note that the tall ship will not open the Antarctic bookings until March 30th 2021 12:00 (noon) CET.

Request full details and we will provide full details so you can make a formal booking then. 

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Forget the great big ice-breaker cruises this is a true sailing expedition where you are the guest crew
  • Small voyage groups, to give everyone the opportunity to maximise the landing time on Antarctica.
  • World's best bar!? The penguins float by while you enjoy your drinks on a 100 year old tall ship.
Start
Ushuaia, Argentina
Finish
Ushuaia, Argentina
Trip Duration
22 Days
Group Size
N/A
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Hiking & Trekking, Sailing, Tall Ship
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Solo Traveller

Dates

From

Thursday

9 December 2021

To

Thursday

30 December 2021

From

Saturday

1 January 2022

To

Saturday

22 January 2022

From

Monday

24 January 2022

To

Monday

14 February 2022

Itinerary

In accordance with the IAATO guidelines for operators in Antarctica we can not publish any detailed itineraries and day to day descriptions. For full details and itinerary guide please complete the enquiry form for a brochure.

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Ushuaia-Ushuaia

What's included

  • All meals on board plus tea, coffee and water
  • Sailing instruction from the ship’s crew
  • Bedding and towels

Not included

  • Travel to and from the ship
  • Drinks from the bar
  • Travel and medical insurance (specialist policy required)

Trip notes

Price

Fare:€ 9.310 p.p. in a 4p cabin; € 10.310 p.p. in a 2p cabin

Min age

18

Accommodation

The ship is ideal for ocean crossings and longer voy- ages, with various places for relaxing: library, lounge, poker corner and deckhouse. These different areas allow you to do your own thing: perhaps some quiet reading or a more active role in the social life in the deckhouse. The ship is equipped with a DVD player, a CD player, i-Pod connection and radio.

There are four 2-person cabins, four 4-person cabins and four 6-person cabins. The comfortable cabins each have an en-suite toilet and shower. An experienced cook and cook’s assistant will prepare three meals a day.

The ship is a Dutch vessel and part of the permanent crew is Dutch. But we have an international crew and guest crew and you will find various nationalities among them. The common language on board is English.

Meals

The ship’s cook and assistant provide 3 delicious, freshly made meals a day. Meal options on board are: non-vegetarian or vegetarian. Due to the limited size of the ship’s galley and storage all other meal requirements and allergies need to be checked with our cook. A vegan diet cannot be catered for on board.

Who is this trip for?

The voyage attracts sailors, wildlife lovers, photographers and those looking for a once in a lifetime adventure.

Being fit and healthy is extremely important when undertaking a voyage on a sailing and moving vessel in remote areas where no extra medical care is available. Being able to move around smoothly when under sail is a challenge for all sailors on board so building up your fitness before the voyage is highly recommended.

Additional notes

COVID-19

There are special requirements for travel on board this season. Please request the full details so we can send you all the info.

Life on board

The ship is registered as a sail training ship and as such you will be mustered as voyage crew. This means that, more so than on a passenger ship, you will get extensive safety instructions and we ask you to join in the watch system. Participating in sailing and running the ship is part of the overall experience on board. The level of participation will depend on your interest and physical condition. On deck you work together with the permanent crew.

The watch system consists of joining the permanent crew for 4 hours, after which you will be off for 8 hours. Everyone is welcome to take the helm, set sails, assist with manoeuvres, navigation, weather observations, furling the sails on the yards and much more.

The permanent crew will give lectures and instruct you during the voyage in steering, navigation and line handling.

Guides on board

During the Antarctica expeditions there will be a guide on board the ship He/she knows the area we will be visiting well. The guide gives lectures on board the ship about the flora and fauna we will encounter, prepares you for the landings on shore and will guide you on the shore walks.

Flora and fauna

Antarctica is a huge, cold, white plain, which appeals to the imagination of everybody. Many are fascinated by the rich wildlife or the beauty of the unspoilt Antarctic natural environment. All penguin species are restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, but the greatest concentrations are on Antarctic coasts and sub-Antarctic islands. On the peninsula Gentoo and Chinstrap Penguins are the most common. Near the colder Weddell Sea we also find Adelie and Emperor Penguins, although the Emperor penguin is seen more rarely.

The Antarctic waters support a vast variety of seabirds. Only a few species are adapted to breed regularly on the continent. Skuas are widespread and prominent in the Antarctic. They prey heavily on the eggs and chicks of penguins and small petrels. Also prions, fulmars, and shearwaters are often seen, as well as terns, sheathbills, and two species of cormorants. Fish and krill in the Antarctic are important components of the marine ecosystems. They are major prey for higher predators, including the baleen whales, as the Humpback, Minke and Fin Whale. The Orca or Killer Whale is also seen in this area.

There are many seals. Depending on the species, seals feed on fish and squid or krill. The Leopard Seal is a predator of penguins and other seals. Seals can leave the water and move on dry land to breed, rest and moult.

Tour operator

Originally built in 1910, this beautifully restored Dutch tall ship has been crossing oceans and seas on a regular basis since 2000 and has a reputation of a ship that really sails.

Following the favourable winds of traditional sailing routes has brought her to all the continents sailing both the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Ocean, thus earning her nick name ‘ocean wanderer’.

Crew and guests join the ship from all over the world and all ages. As a sail training vessel, everyone on board is assigned to the watch system to help sail the ship - navigating, taking the helm and handling the sails. Sailing experience is not required just a desire to sail to new horizons and experience all aspects of a sailor’s life on board: The wind, the sea, new friends and adventure.

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Antarctica Sailing Expedition 2021/22

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