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Expedition Cruise to the White Continent aboard the Island Sky

Overview

Antarctica is like no other place on the planet, and to experience its ethereal splendor is a rare privilege to savor for a lifetime. This unique expedition cruise first explores the Antarctic Peninsula then ventures south—far south!—to the legendary Antarctic Circle at 66° 33’ S. Few people have visited this extreme latitude, one of the five major parallels of the earth, with its eerie and spectacular light lasting nearly 24 hours in the austral summer. The Antarctic Circle marks the northern limit of the area within which, for one day or more each year, the sun does not set or rise! When you reach this imaginary boundary at the bottom of the world, you’ll toast the achievement with a glass of champagne on deck. As you explore the wonder of Antarctica aboard the expedition vessel Island Sky, you'll also enjoy Zodiac adventures among fantastic icebergs and walks ashore to observe seals, sea lions, colonies of penguins, and seabirds—all against a backdrop of some of the most incredible scenery on earth. Throughout the voyage, expert naturalists share their in-depth knowledge of this amazing continent.

Note: This cruise is not exclusive to, nor operated by, Wilderness Travel, who acts solely as agent in booking your reservation with the ship operator. The itinerary, lecturers, and all other arrangements are subject to change at the discretion of the cruise line.

We are still finalizing the details of this itinerary. Please email or call us at 1-800-368-2794 and we’ll send you the Full Detailed Itinerary as soon as it is available.

Highlights

Highlights

Venture to extreme southern latitudes as you cross the Antarctic Circle and witness one of the planet’s last frontiers
Spend five full days exploring the Antarctic Peninsula and become one of the privileged few who have set foot on the Great White Continent
Cruise through the Lemaire Channel, a supremely scenic strait where orca and humpback whales are frequently found
Board Zodiacs to search for humpback, minke, and orca whales; as well as leopard, Weddell, and crabeater seals
Photograph a variety of subjects, from mighty glaciers descending from lofty peaks and electric-blue icebergs to an array of unique wildlife

Details

Length: 12 days
Cost From: TBA  
Arrive: Ushuaia, Argentina
Depart: Ushuaia, Argentina
Lodging: 10 nights aboard expedition ship, 1 night hotel
Meals: All meals aboard ship included
Activity: Wildlife & Natural History, Small Ship Cruising
Trip Level:

11-day expedition cruise, nature walks on uneven ground, Zodiac cruising with wet landings, possibility of rough seas and cold weather