Antarctica


Jan 8th Tuesday Deception Island and Yankee Harbor Cruised through the biggest channel during the night so Pam slept through the part that made her sick last time.  Deception Island is a …
Jan 7th  Monday Port Lockroy (UK)  and  Jougla Pt to Neko Harbor They split our landing again, one group to Jougla Island that had Gentoos and Cormorants nesting, along with a whale …
Jan 6th Sunday – Yalour Island and Wordie House and Vernadsky (Ukrainian research center that is still operating today.) and BBQ night. After breakfast we had a 9:00 launch to Yalour Island …
Jan 5th Saturday Fish Islands to Tuxen We woke to a brilliantly clear morning.  Today we are going around the Fish Islands on the zodiacs, they are putting the entire zodiac fleet in the water …
Jan 4th  Friday Antarctic Circle and Detaille Island We had a 7:30 wake up with the hopes of passing the Antarctic Circle in a few hours.  It was super cold on deck but we all wanted to …
Jan 3rd Thursday Useful Island and Petermann Island We had a 6:30 wake-up announcement for 7:00 breakfast and a 9 o’clock zodiac ride to Orne Island –unfortunately weather wasn’t …
Jan 2nd Wednesday Punta Arena to King George Island (Frei Station) Woke up and started to get ready (the night before we were told to wear our snow gear).  After breakfast we headed for the …
Santiago to Punta Arenas Had a 10:10 flight to Punta Arenas, the taxi driver was very happy with the non traffic.  We got to the gate and noticed people lining up and thought that it was way …
Lemaire Channel
Untouched. Vast. Remote. Antarctica is a place to be removed from life's routines, breathe in clarity, and realize how very small we are in the world.  Here are some of Don Mankin's …
http://youtu.be/IQjUD7kASDk The polar plunge (or penguin plunge) has become a right of passage for many adventure travelers who take an Antarctica cruise. You can find plungers taking the leap from …
To discover new areas of the world and experience nature in its most primal sense is what drives me to travel. There are certain places where these experiences are like none other: the Galapagos, the …
Leopard seal, showin' some teeth!
Nancy Golden wins our Trip Journal Contest for her submission: Antarctica, the Falklands, and South Georgia Once again our annual Trip Journal Contest has come to an end and I am happy to announce …
Wildlife viewing on an Arctic tour While on a Galapagos tour or an Antarctica cruise you can literally trip over the wildlife if you're not paying attention. However, we can all use a little …
Antarctic Dream
Gifting Travel: Is an Antarctica cruise on your holiday gift-list? Since October I've received at least a hundred newsletters highlighting great travel deals, flight discounts and specials …
Curious blue footed booby
Learn more about what to expect on Galapagos cruise in December The Galapagos Islands are located at the Equator so there is not a lot of seasonal variation. Air temperatures tend to run in the …
Sweepstakes is now closed. Stay tuned as we announce the lucky winner! It's not easy to get to one of the most isolated places on the planet -- but we're making it easier than ever to make an …
Weddell Seal, Antarctica - photo by Laurie Allread December 3, 2011 We arrived at Macquarie Island about 7am. The sea was calm and the weather was foggy with light mist. We were met by park …
Views from the Kapitan Khlebnikov
photo by Laurie Allread December 1, 2011 and December 2, 2011 The days were spent cruising north to Macquarie Island. The time was spent attending lectures, cleaning our gear for our …
Antarctica Icebergs November 27, 2011 The Ross Ice Shelf came into view about noon. Size of France and is about 600 miles The vastness cannot be captured in with any lens. The icy cold winds …
Antarctic sunset
Antarctica at sunset - photo by Laurie Allread November 26th, 2011 Much to our surprise, the winds increased to 44 knots which again prevented the helicopters from flying to Ross Island for …
Sun shot
Antarctica - Photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 23, 2011 During the early morning the captain moved the ship south toward Cape Evans on Ross Island. The ship was at its furthest point south on …
I guess he wanted me to take his picture
Emperor Penguin - Photo by Laurie Allread November 22, 2011 Last evening, we headed toward an area further close to Taylor Valley in the McMurdo Dry Valleys in hope to make a helicopter …
Photo taken by Laurie Allread Nov. 21, 2011 from McMurdo Sound November 21, 2011 Shackleton's Nimrod Hut, Lat. 77 33 South. Long 166 67 E Last night, we left Franklin Island about 10 pm and …
Emperor Penguin - photo by Laurie Allread NOVEMBER 20, 2011 Again we were reminded of the old Russian saying "the best way though ice is around ice." The day was spent weaving in and out of ice …