The same evening, sail to the Neumayer Channel and visit the British research station and post office Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy, land on Jougla Point with Gentoo Penguins and Imperial Shags. The protected waters around Wiencke Island will become your “Basecamp” for all activities. In the alpine environment, there are great opportunities to scout the region on foot, by zodiac, or kayak. Plan to stay two overnights at anchor in order to implement two camp nights and one full day activity from Basecamp at Wiencke Island. Walkers will find opportunities to use snowshoes on hikes to Jabet Peak (540 m), Noble Peak (545 m) or Stokes Hill (Doumer Island). The mountaineers will find their challenge by climbing Mount Luigi (1.400 m). All climbs and excursions can only be conducted in good weather conditions.
Sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pleneau and Petermann Island, where you can find Adelie Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. In this area there are good chances to encounter Humpback Whales, Minke Whales and Fin Whales. A visit to one of the scientific stations in Antarctica will give you an insight about the life of modern Antarcticans working on the White Continent. Further south, visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky Station and receive a warm welcome from the station crew. Your second Basecamp will be erected in Waddington Bay. All activities are offered: 2 camp nights and one full day activity from Basecamp. Hikers use snowshoes to walk up to Cape Tuxen (352 m) and Mt Demaria (640 m). The mountaineers hope to reach the summit of Lumiere Peak (1050 m).
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|Camping, kayaking, snowshoeing, mountaineering and photo workshop are complimentary on this departure.|
Diving Option: $520 per person
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|90 days or more||25% cruise cost|
|89-60 Days||55% cruise cost|
|59-0 Days||100% cruise cost|