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WWF Journey to the Circle and Giants of Antarctica (Ocean Endeavour)

WWF Journey to the Circle and Giants of Antarctica (Ocean Endeavour)

Join Intrepid and special guests from the World Wildlife Fund – Australia (WWF-Australia) on a 14-day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula and Circle. Search the icy waters and white shores for whales and other creatures by day, then relax and enjoy an illuminating lecture program by night aboard the well-appointed Ocean Endeavour. Joining our regular team of Antarctic experts will be WWF-Australia scientists, sharing their insights into whale conservation while they conduct cutting edge research on these underwater giants. And that’s just the icing on this Antarctic cake. This adventure offers you the chance to explore Antarctica’s barren beauty on foot and by Zodiac, to encounter penguin rookeries, sight leopard seals and marvel at towering glaciers.

Activities

    Highlights

    • Travel with a team of researchers in peak humpback season and learn about state-of-the-art whale research techniques and marine conservation.
    • Take advantage of extra days at the Antarctic Peninsula on this extended expedition. That means more places, more landings and more time to see Antarctica’s incredible wildlife and landscapes.
    • Enjoy daily Zodiac excursions to iconic landing sites, abundant with birdlife and busy penguins, and witness icebergs in a thousand different shades of blue.
    • Experience almost endless daylight in high summer once you are inside the Antarctic Circle.
    • Push further south than most Antarctic expeditions venture, exploring the remoteness of this less-visited part of the Antarctic Peninsula.
    • Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with onboard yoga and massages or take a refreshing polar plunge.
    • While most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every eight passengers for a greater personal touch.
    • Our experienced leaders have made hundreds of polar voyages between them. They’re experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history, and they’ll share their knowledge throughout the journey during a comprehensive lecture program.
    • Rest assured that footprints are all you’ll leave behind. Your Antarctica expedition is carbon offset, and we serve only sustainably sourced seafood, avoid single-use plastics and use biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning products.

    06/21/2023 through 02/23/2024
    06/21/2023 through 03/10/2024

    Day 1 Ushuaia, Argentina
    Day 2 Embarkation in Ushuaia
    Day 3-4 At Sea, Drake Passage
    Day 5-8 South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
    Day 9-10 The Antarctic Circle
    Day 11 South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula
    Day 12-13 At Sea, Drake Passage
    Day 14 Disembarkation in Ushuaia, Argentina

    02/26/24 - 03/10/24

    Starting At $12,000

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