Antarctic Peninsula - Basecamp Voyages

All activities are offered free of charge (with the exception of scuba diving) but these must be pre-booked prior to departure.

Zodiac Cruising and Shore Program

 © Mark Sedon
Antarctic Peninsula
© Mark Sedon
04 July 2014
 
 
Juvenile penguins MV Ortelius in the background
21 September 2017
21 September 2017
 
Port Lockroy Antarctic Peninsula
21 September 2017
21 September 2017
 
Zodiac Cruising Antarctic Peninsula
21 September 2017
21 September 2017

This is our core activity: guided shore excursions, walks and wildlife spotting and zodiac cruises will be offered to all passengers during the voyages.

Our voyages are primarily defined as explorations and we spend as much time ashore as possible. We can be flexible, taking advantage of wildlife opportunities by using our zodiacs for both landings and cruises. Our knowledgeable guides assist on these outings, providing detailed information. This is supplemented by lectures on board covering topics such as wildlife, history and other relevant topics.

Kayaking

  
Antarctic Peninsula Kayaking
21 September 2017
21 September 2017
    

The objective is wildlife, scenery, icebergs, etc. and the chances of meeting wildlife while paddling are high. The season in which these voyages take place lasts from December until March. The voyages will explore the Antarctic Peninsula's western coasts and sometimes the northern part of the Weddell Sea. The excursions will be tailored to the skill level of the group and the sea conditions encountered.

Mountaineering

    © Mark Sedon
Antarctic Peninsula - Charvez Island
© Mark Sedon
04 July 2014
    

This is a technical and more strenuous activity for mountaineers who wish to walk beyond the shore radius in order to reach higher grounds and viewpoints. Mountaineers walk in rope parties under the leadership of a certified mountain guide, mostly across the glaciated environment in Antarctica. Depending on the landing site, glacier walks can vary from half day to full day outings.  Mountaineering knowledge is preferable, but not required. Physical fitness is essential.

Camping  

  
Antarctic Peninsula Camping
21 September 2017
21 September 2017
    

We offer an exciting ‘open air’ camping option, providing an intensive experience of the Antarctic wilderness. We provide industry leading special gear and field equipment which includes top quality wind and waterproof, breathable bivouac bags (lightweight alternative to tent system). Polar sleeping bags will keep campers dry, warm and comfortable during the night in the open air of Antarctica. The night ashore will be supervised by one experienced field guide. Please note that camping is always subject to weather, local site, and environmental regulations.

Photography

    © Mark Sedon
Antarctic Peninsula
© Mark Sedon
03 July 2014
    

Always dreamed of being a nature photographer? We offer photo workshops for beginners and advanced photographers under the supervision of a photo expert on board. Everybody is welcome to participate, no previous experience required.

Hiking and Snowshoeing

  
Antarctic Peninsula Hiking among Gentoo Penguins
21 September 2017
21 September 2017
    

Walks vary in length, difficulty and distance and meters climbed: there are always walks that suit your ability! The longest hike can take up to two hours. 

 

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