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Transiting the Lemaire Channel
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Seeing haul-outs of Elephant and Fur Seals
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Visiting a colony of Black-browed Albatross
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Watching massive icebergs adrift in the Weddell Sea
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Visiting a historic research base

Ultimate Antarctica with Chris Earley

Dates are approximate.

This exciting expedition provides great diversity and will appeal to those seeking the complete Antarctic experience. It includes the South Shetland Islands, the western and northern sections of the Antarctic Peninsula, the stunning Weddell Sea region located on the eastern side of the Peninsula, and the historic location of Elephant Island. These diverse locations feature their own unique attractions. Expect stunning glaciated scenery along the Antarctic Peninsula, enormous Adélie Penguin rookeries and the flat-topped ‘tabular’ icebergs in the Weddell Sea, and rich history in the South Shetlands and Elephant Island. Adding to the experience will be a visit to several locations in the Falkland Island archipelago – home to nesting Black-browed Albatross and the stunning King Penguin. Migrating whales and seabirds will be our companions alongside the ship, and on land we will visit sprawling penguin colonies as well as historic research outposts and stations once used by great past explorers more than a century ago.

We maximize our time on this voyage by flying from South America to Antarctica, saving two days crossing the Drake Passage. A further day and a half is saved by flying from the Falkland Islands back to South America at the conclusion of the voyage. The time saved by flying equals more time to visit some of the Falkland Islands’ hidden gems.
Expedition Cruise Quest Nature Tours Alumni Expeditions

Antarctica | 14 days
Expedition Cruise

Dates:
Jan 15-28, 2021
Cost:
From US$13,795 - US$23095 (depending on cabin)
Group Size:
Group of 12 - 18 on board the 92-passenger ship

Includes:
Accommodation in selected cabin, all meals onboard, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, all landings and Zodiac excursions, services of expert naturalists and expedition team leaders, full program of on board presentations by polar experts, complimentary “All Weather Gear”, arrival and departure transfers at destination, port dues and taxes.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in Punta Arenas, welcome dinner
Day 2: Fly across the Drake Passage, embark ship at King George Island
Days 3 - 4: Gerlache Strait and the Antarctic Peninsula Region
Day 5: South Shetland Islands
Days 6 - 8: Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea
Day 9: Elephant Island
Days 10 - 11: At Sea towards the Falkland Islands
Days 12 - 13: West Point Island and Saunders Island (Falkland Islands)
Day 14: Stanley (Falkland Islands) and return to Punta Arenas
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Ship Information

Designed for polar research, the Akademik Sergey Vavilov is modern, comfortable, safe and ice-strengthened. From small group sessions to briefings for all 92 passengers, we have public spaces onboard the ship ideally suited for each and every need. Enjoy a separate bar and lounge located on deck 6 with expansive 180 degree views after coming up the gangway from another exciting, expert-led excursion!

Your Tour Leader

Chris Earley is the University of Guelph Arboretum’s Interpretive Biologist and Education Coordinator and a self-proclaimed 'nature geek'. He teaches workshops at the Arboretum, and participates in research around the world. Chris has led many previous Quest trips, including several to Africa.

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Expedition Cruise Quest Nature Tours Alumni Expeditions

Antarctica | 14 days
Expedition Cruise

Dates:
Jan 15-28, 2021
Cost:
From US$13,795 - US$23095 (depending on cabin)
Group Size:
Group of 12 - 18 on board the 92-passenger ship

Includes:
Accommodation in selected cabin, all meals onboard, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, all landings and Zodiac excursions, services of expert naturalists and expedition team leaders, full program of on board presentations by polar experts, complimentary “All Weather Gear”, arrival and departure transfers at destination, port dues and taxes.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"The staff were very friendly, warm, helpful, knowledgeable." - Derek V

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