Antarctic Explorer 10 days
Antarctica

Antarctic Explorer

JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!

JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!

Antarctic Explorer 10 days aboard Ocean Adventurer

This expedition offers the perfect opportunity to discover the best of the Antarctic Peninsula, the last continent's most northern region. Be delighted by penguins, seals and seabirds as they accompany you on your journey along the Antarctic coastline, whilst landing on the continent itself is a memorable highlight, where you'll explore the iconic sights that make this one of the world's most pristine, exotic and unforgettable natural environments.

Highlights

  • Amazing wildlife, including penguins, myriad birds and whales
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Exciting zodiac landings and excursions
  • Kayaking option

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation on board ship
  • All zodiac excursions and landings
  • Programme of expert lectures and presentations
  • Loan of waterproof boots
  • Expedition parka
  • All service and port charges
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to max. US$100,000pp
  • One night's pre-departure hotel accommodation
9 nights 26/11/2017 - 05/12/2017
From Only £5,300pp
John Swindell
John Swindell
Antarctica Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Antarctica. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

ITINERARY

9 Nights   10 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 | Ushuaia
  • Day 2 | Embarkation Day
  • Days 3 - 4 | Drake Passage
  • Days 5 - 7 | South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
  • Days 8-9 | Drake Passage
  • Day 10 | Ushuaia
Ushuaia
1Day

Ushuaia

With a population of over 63,000 people, Ushuaia is the southernmost city in the world. The city has grown over the past few years, yet it has retained an easy going, accessible feel, with dramatic mountain surroundings it is a spectacular departure point for your Antarctic cruise. You can spend some time in the nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park, enjoy some Argentinean wines and barbeques in the city or visit the many boutique shops and cafes while preparing for your upcoming adventure.

Embarkation Day
2Day

Embarkation Day

Embarkation will occur in the late afternoon, after which, sail down the historic Beagle Channel. This historic channel transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago and is named after Darwin's famous ship.

Drake Passage
3 - 4Days

Drake Passage

Traverse the unpredictable Drake Passage in the company of albatrosses and petrels, keeping a lookout for your first whales and icebergs. Enjoy lectures and briefings of what lies ahead.

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
5 - 7Days

South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula

Your Antarctic experience is in true expedition style with daily activities completely dependent on weather and ice conditions. Nevertheless, you are guaranteed to witness things new and unexpected virtually every day.  We will take Zodiac excursions from the ship to explore bays, channels and landing sites each day .With wildlife always at the forefront of our minds you will visit penguin rookeries, scout for humpback and minke whales and search for a number of the southern seal species, including the predatory leopard seal.

You will appreciate the majesty of the Peninsula's mountains as you scramble up snowy pathways to vantage points offering you 360degree views of your surroundings. One we plan to visit is Orne Harbour,  where there is a chinstrap penguin colony high up on a ridge. Here you may have the choice of going for a mountain hike or spending time sitting quietly on a pebbled beach to enjoy the antics of curious penguin chicks. While cruising along the Antarctic Peninsula we'll also give you the chance to take a polar plunge! Cheer on other travellers or strap on a harness yourself to take a dip and swim in the frigid waters of an icy Antarctic bay. If you have opted for kayaking, this will be another unforgettable experience, getting close to penguins and seals as you paddle through icy waters.

Drake Passage
8-9Days

Drake Passage

The journey back across the Drake Passage provides you with some final opportunities to enjoy the crisp Antarctic air. Spend time on the deck watching for seabirds and scouting for whales.  

Ushuaia
10Day

Ushuaia

We'll arrive in Ushuaia in the morning for you to continue your adventure on land or catch your flights home.

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What Our Customers
Say...

Ann Macleod, Scotland Peggy & Thomas, Belgium Robert Hickinbotham, Pulheim, Germany Dave Martin, North Wales James and Pamela Chapman, Halifax David Coard, Exeter, UK Dr Lorna Mairs, Hampshire, UK Lucy and Simon Stern, Sussex, UK Shiyang Liu, Beijing, China Peter Reid, Lincoln, UK Celia Hills, Orkney Islands, UK Steve Sutton, Merseyside, UK Molly Quackenbush, Virginia, USA Sophie & Francois Couture, Quebec, Canada Mike and Berry Poulter, East Sussex, UK Jo Arden, London, UK
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We had the time of our lives on board ship...if anybody wants to go to Antarctica, we will certainly advise to go with you.
Huge congratulations to you and all the team for the perfect organisation throughout the trip. From the early planning to the last transfer, everything went without a hitch.
Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!
I came to Wildfoot because a friend had booked with you when you were Antarctica Bound and they were right. Everything went perfectly, even when our flight was cancelled, you made sure we still made it to the ship with time to spare. L’Austral is a beautiful ship with first class service and food and the guides looked after us well. Very happy to recommend Wildfoot and L’Austral...
The adventure really was a 'trip of a lifetime' and we are so glad we tagged an extra day in Buenos Aires at either end and that we went Premium Economy, it made all the difference. The ship Sea Explorer was exactly as Simon had described and was very comfortable. South Georgia was the highlight but we were surprised how much wildlife there was to see on the Falklands and we might well book one of your nature trips to the Falklands in the future.
I want to thank you for all you did to make my recent Falklands trip run so smoothly and comfortably. Thank you for all your help over the diet too.
• I wanted to send you a quick thank you email. We had a fantastic trip, the boat, staff, scenery, itinerary, and pretty much everything else was incredible! Thank you so much for arranging the cabin upgrade, we were delighted to have our own room! We had a really brilliant time, and wanted to say thanks so much for being so helpful throughout, we're lucky to have found you.
We had a very special experience organized by you in Feb, especially the wedding in Antarctica and our stay in Patagonia. Thank you.
Many thanks for all you help with our polar trip which exceeded all expectations. We will certainly recommend your company and seriously consider yourselves for future trips.
I just want to thank you for all your help with my Ross Sea trip. It was really the trip of a lifetime & the ship & crew were excellent.
Overall I think that it was an excellent trip that was well worth the price paid and I would have no hesitation recommending your company to others.
I'm sure you get plenty of compliments, but I just want to follow up telling you what a great time we had on the MS Expedition Antarctica Classic cruise. We were very pleased with all of the staff, on the ground and on the ship. Everyone was so friendly and knowledgeable. We greatly appreciated their experience and expertise. Their very careful attention to all of the environmental rules and precautions should also be lauded. Thank you for all of your service and attention. If we're planning on one of the other regions that you serve, we'll definitely be in touch!!
We would like to thank you with all our heart for our fabulous trip. It was amazing. Everything was perfect. I recommend Antarctica and South America to everybody. Doing business with you was also a great experience. You are the best travel agent I ever met. I hope to have the chance to do business with you again in the future.
We've just got back from out trip to Patagonia and the Antarctic and want to say a big thank you to all of you at Wildfoot but specifically you, Tina and Sara, for organising our trip and sorting out all my queries before we went. You've all been thoroughly professional - and friendly with it. I always get concerned that hotels won't have received the booking, the air e-tickets won't be recognised or luggage ends up somewhere other that where we are, but I didn't need to worry as everything was well planned in advance and the various elements, air travel, two cruises, hotels etc, fitted seamlessly. You can take this as a 10 out of 10 satisfaction rating and recommendation for your company. You will certainly be my 'go to' provider if we ever do anything similar in the future. Thanks once again for our trip of a lifetime.
I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for your help with my trip. It was the best two weeks of my life! MS Expedition was amazing – their itinerary, their crew, their spirit. It was truly exceptional.One of the best things was how they arranged the rooms, I just had the best roommates and that really made a big difference to the trip. We got to see some fast ice and got out to walk on it – literally walking on the frozen sea. Amazing! I am saving for my next trip and I would not dream of going with anyone but you guys again. Good work! A dream very much come true.

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