Weather permitting visit Deception Island with a goal of visiting the chinstrap penguin rookery at Baily Head. If weather precludes this attempt a landing inside this active volcanic caldera. With rugged scenery, great sites of geologic interest and an overwhelming display of whaling and scientific exploration history, Deception Island is a perfect museum of natural and exploration history. For those wanting to stretch their legs, a spectacular hike to the crater rim offers a challenge.
The only discernible difference as you sail into the Weddell Sea will be an increase in the number of large tabular icebergs and the presence of sea ice. The aim here is to explore the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula and its offshore islands. This region is home to Adelie penguin rookeries of astonishing size. Maximize your time onshore as well as in your inflatable landing craft, absorbing as much of the wilderness and beauty as possible. Planned excursions may include Paulet Island, Brown Bluff and even the southerly Snow Hill Island, observing Weddell and elephant seals and other seabirds as well as a shocking abundance of penguins.
One of the excursions aims to land on the physical continent of Antarctica itself and not just on an offshore island. There are a few landing spots that fall into this category and, as you visit them, you may pause to consider the bravery and/or foolhardiness of those who traveled a hundred years before. To gain a better appreciation of those explorers, some may choose to camp ashore overnight. Whatever your vantage point, whether onboard or from shore, expect to feel transformed as you experience twilight from the very bottom of the planet.
|Main Deck Triple||Twin Semi-Private||Twin Private||Superior||Shackleton Suite||One Ocean Suite|
|Optional Kayaking: $795|
Initial deposit is $1700 for Antarctic Voyages, $2100 for Arctic Voyages, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.
Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.
Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|91 days or more||Full deposit|
|90 days or less||100% trip cost|