The Antarctic is Earth’s southernmost continent, and no one lives there indefinitely. Only tourists and scientists who live in research stations or bases, which means that the continent has preserved its wildlife and stunning landscapes. Enormous whales and vast rookeries of penguins can be spotted along the way. The expedition will show you the splendour and specificity of an uninhabited world.

Highlights

- Cross the Drake Passage and appreciate the stunning views and the unique wildlife
- Set foot on the Antarctic continent where only a few men have been before.
- Discover dramatic glaciers and icebergs. 
- Learn and improve your knowledge of our professional and experienced crew.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia
Day 2: Embark for the expedition early afternoon
Days 3-4: Cross the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands
Days 5-8: Travel to the Antarctica Peninsula
Days 9-10: Return across the Drake Passage
Day 11: Disembarkation

Day 1: Arrive in Ushuaia
Get settled in Ushuaia. You can have the day for yourself and enjoy the world’s most southerly city. Visit the “Museo Marítimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia” (Maritime Museum) or “Museo del Fin del Mundo” which is local history and natural history museum. For the shoppers, Paseo del Fuego Shopping Center is probably the biggest one in the area, or simply walk in the Centre where you will see smaller shops and souvenir shops such as “La Ultima Bita”.
If you wish to dedicate your time outside of the capital, you could head to “Tierra del Fuego” National Park. The park has over 20 species of terrestrial mammals and 90 species of bird. You can spot guanaco (lama quanicoe), Andean fox, muskrat, austral parakeet, Andean condor and Magellanic oystercatcher.

Day 2: Embark for the expedition early afternoon
The morning should be dedicated for your last-minute shopping or any last visits of the town before embarking on the expedition. Embarkation will commence early afternoon and you will sail through the Beagle Channel.

Day 3-4: Cross the Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands
The crossing of the Drake passage was named after the English sea captain and privateer, Sir Francis Drake. During these days you will potentially encounter whales, albatross and your first glimpse of an iceberg.

Day 5-8: Travel to the Antarctica Peninsula
Welcome to Antarctica! The Captain and Expedition Leader will create a unique itinerary for you over the coming days, based on local weather and ice conditions.  You will be able to set foot on this uninhabited continent and observe the wildlife and outstanding views  Keep watch for penguins (Gentoo, Chinstrap, Adélie penguins), along with whales and the leopard seal, distinguished by its black-spotted coat. Weather permitting, you will attempt 2 shore landings per day with your expert expedition guides. The experience will be majestic and unreal as if you were landing on a different planet!

Days 9-10: Return across the Drake Passage
You will head back to the port of Ushuaia and review with the lecturers and staff the highlights of the voyage. You also might encounter some whales and rare species of bird on your return.

Day 11: Disembarkation
Enjoy a final breakfast on the ship before disembarking at the port of Ushuaia.

G Expedition

Rating
4
Standard
Comfort
Capacity
134

With a maximum of 134 passengers, the G Expedition provides an intimate, small-ship cruising experience with a focus on exploration. The ship was completely refurbished in 2009 and has been converted into a perfect polar explorer with an ice-strengthened hull,  stabilisers , large observation decks and a fleet of zodiacs ready to get you onto the ice. It also features a heated mudroom which ensures extra comfort when preparing for your excursions.

G Expedition from 12th December 2018 to 22nd December 2018

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G Expedition from 2nd January 2019 to 12th January 2019

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G Expedition from 30th January 2019 to 9th February 2019

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G Expedition from 4th March 2019 to 14th March 2019

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G Expedition from 13th March 2019 to 23rd March 2019

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G Expedition from 22nd November 2019 to 2nd December 2019

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G Expedition from 12th December 2019 to 22nd December 2019

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G Expedition from 2nd January 2020 to 12th January 2020

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G Expedition from 13th March 2020 to 23rd March 2020

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Category 4: £6,999.00
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