The Antarctica Adventure Cruise is customized for those with an adventure-driven spirit, providing our clients with a unique opportunity to trek, ski and snowboard several of the White Continent’s untamed peaks. Journey deep into the rugged landscape of one of Earth’s last frontiers while enjoying the convenience, safety and comfort of the Clipper Adventurer expedition ship. Sail past Cape Horn, across Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula with an exclusive group of intrepid travelers inspired by the legacy of Antarctic discovery.
- November 4 – 16, 2013
- 13 Days
- Begins In
- Ushuaia, Argentina
- Ends In
- Ushuaia, Argentina
- Hotel in Ushuaia, Clipper Adventurer Cruise Ship
- Clipper Adventurer
- Priced From
- Trip Includes
- 1 night pre-expedition shared hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Argentina. This room includes a continental breakfast. Group dinner in Ushuaia.
Group transfers from the hotel to the ship on embarkation and from the ship to the airport on disembarkation and all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board the Clipper Adventurer. Shore landings and Zodiac excursions as permitted by weather and local conditions by onboard historian, ornithologist and marine biologists.
Ski guide services. Presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers.
Expedition certificate. CD chronicle of the voyage. Comprehensive pre-departure information package. Use of a pair of rubber expedition boots on loan for shore landings. These will be returned at the end of the voyage.
- Not Included
- Airfares to or from your home city, whether on scheduled or charter flights.
Passport and visa expenses. Any government arrival and departure airport taxes. Ski equipment. Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel and the welcome dinner on the evening prior to departure. Baggage, cancellation and travel insurance (emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory. Ice Axe can help you to arrange this insurance if you need assistance). We STRONGLY encourage cancellation insurance. Excess baggage charges. Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges onboard the ship or at the hotel. Telecommunications and internet charges. Customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for stewards, guides, and other service personnel.
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Experience true modern exploration as you travel to a land covered by glaciers, never conquered by man. Travel through alleys of icebergs and study the blue mystery of such extraordinary formations of nature. Explore harbors and bays while surrounded by clouds of seabirds and become enveloped in the raw magnificence. Witness the profound beauty and isolation of a land covered by ice. Listen to glaciers calve and observe with wonder minke whales, black-browed albatross, snow petrels, penguins and seals.
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Ponder the complexity of the fragile and dynamic ecosystem of the Antarctic Peninsula. Daily shore landings, lectures and Zodiac excursions will cover the history, biology, geology and politics of our southernmost continent. Actively explore this frontier or contemplate the social structure of a penguin colony. This once-in-a-lifetime trip is for you.
Lower Deck Twin: $8,990 per guest - SOLD OUT
Main Deck Twin (porthole): $9,690 per guest
Main Deck Twin (window): $9,890 per guest
Main Deck Single: $14,435
Upper Deck Superior: $11,490 per guest
Upper Deck Deluxe: $12,690 per guest
Captain’s Deck Deluxe: $12,690 per guest - SOLD OUT
Suite: $13,690 per guest - SOLD OUT
Captain’s Suite:$15,690 per guest - SOLD OUT
*airfare not included
*all pricing per person*
Contact our office to discuss accommodations and pricing for children.
We are honored to offer the Antarctica Adventure Cruise in collaboration with our partners at Ice Axe Expeditions. When you choose to see Antarctica with Wild Alpine and Ice Axe Expeditions, you’re choosing the best behind-the-scenes logistics team and in-the-field guide staff in the industry. We are looking for up to four clients to join Lead Guide Eli Potter on this 2013 sailing. Individuals and small groups are welcome.
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Day 1 Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina. Overnight in Ushuaia.
Day 2 Board the Clipper Adventurer and set sail down the Beagle Channel.
Day 3-4 Cross the Drake Passage. Sperm, fin, and humpback whales, along with skies of seabirds will accompany our journey. Arrive at Deception Islands volcanic crater on the afternoon of Day 4 for a hike.
Day 5 Ski and trekking objectives at Neko Harbour. Zodiac cruises, penguin rookeries, hiking.
Day 6 Ski and trekking objectives at Anvers and Wenke Islands. Port Lockroy scientific base and museum. Visit gentoo and adelie penguin habitat.
Day 7 Ronge/Island/Mt. Britannia. Visit penguin rookery at Georges Point.
Day 8 Ski and trekking objectives in Paradise Bay. Zodiac excursions.Visit penguin rookery and Almirante Brown Station.
Day 9 Lemaire Channel/ Mt. Scott/ Mt. Demaria/Mt. Mill ski descents. Visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky scientific station. Killer whale and leopard seal sightings.
Day 10 New ski descents and nature cruises of Charlotte Bay; begin journey north in the evening.
Day 11-12 Sail Drake Passage; pass the dramatic cliffs of Cape Horn.
Day 13 Disembark the Clipper Adventurer in Ushuaia, Argentina.
*Flexibility is necessary for all Antarctic travel. This program is subject to change throughout the journey depending on ice, weather and local conditions.
How do I reserve my trip?
To reserve your spot on the Antarctica Adventure Cruise, contact Wild Alpine at (888) 862-2368 or (907) 529-9624 or contact us via email at aria(at)wildalpine.com. You may place your deposit via check, wire transfer, money order or with a Visa or MasterCard credit card. A 5% service charge applies for credit card processing. If you mail a check with your trip application, your place will not be reserved until the check has cleared through our bank. Please Note; a 50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your place. The final balance is payable 95 days prior to your departure date.
I am traveling alone. Can Wild Alpine and Ice Axe provide me with a roommate?
We will do our best to accommodate all passengers traveling alone by finding the best roommate match possible. Some flexibility may be necessary. If we are unable to find a suitable roommate then you will be invoiced for a single supplement price.
What is the weather like?
The weather in Antarctica is extremely unpredictable. Heavy rainfall is unusual; strong winds are relatively common, so it is important to pack accordingly. The average temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula during the summer months range from approximately 23º – 41º F. The weather in Ushuaia is a bit warmer but also has the wind and rain characteristics of the Antarctic weather systems.
You say the weather can be pretty unpredictable. What happens if there are delays?
If any trip must be delayed due to bad weather, cancelled or delayed transportation, sickness or any other situation for which Wild Alpine and Ice Axe Expeditions cannot make provisions, all costs incurred during such delays must be borne by trip members.
What if I need to cancel?
All requests for cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received up to 150 days prior to departure are refunded less an administrative fee of $500 per person. If cancellation is received between 149 and 95 days prior to departure, the deposit is forfeited. Please note that for cancellations received within 94 days prior to departure, all deposits and tariffs are forfeited. If cancellation occurs within the 94-day period and full payment has not yet been received, the full penalty will still apply and unpaid monies are due immediately. For these and other reasons mentioned below, you are strongly encouraged to obtain trip cancellation insurance. Prices quoted are based on group participation and no refunds will be made for any part of the program in which you choose not to participate.
Ski and climbing clients are responsible for bringing personal outdoor clothing and equipment appropriate for the discipline. This packing list will help to ensure you levitra have everything you need for your adventure. Plan on wearing informal and comfortable clothing on travel days before and after the expedition.
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Clothing – Head
– Warm Hat
– Balaclava, Buff or Neck Gaiter
– Baseball Cap Sun Glasses or Sunhat
– Glacier Glasses and an extra pair of Sun Glasses
– Polarized Goggles
Clothing – Hands
– Mid-weight Gloves: think ski glove
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generic viagra Mittens: heavyweight insulated mitten for cold conditions and emergency backup
Clothing – Feet
– 3-4 pair of wool or synthetic ski Socks
– Camp Booties: for wearing around camp, your feet will love you!
Pack & Duffel
– Duffel: 100+ L bag for storing gear on your sled
– Backpack: 80+L expedition pack
– Sleeping Bag: down or synthetic, rated between
-10F and -30F
– Compression Stuff Sack: for storing sleeping bag
– Inflatable Sleeping Pad
– Closed Cell Foam Sleeping Pad: full or 3/4 length
Personal First Aid Kit
– Small pre-packed Personal First Aid Kit (optional)
– Asprin, Ibuprophen, Tylenol
– Blister Care
– Antacids, Peptobismol, Immodium
– 1-2″ roll of medical tape
– Insulated Mug
– 2 Spoons http://onlinepharmacy-kamagra.com/ or Spork
– http://onlinepharmacy-viagra.com/soft-pack-online.php Lip and Nose Balm
– 4-6 Chemical Hand Warmers
– Headlamp (optional, depends on time of year)
– 2-3 Water bottles or Water Bladder: onlinepharmacy-cialis.com widemouth screw top, 1-1.5L
water bottle covers
– 3-4 Garbage Bags: to keep all gear inside your pack / duffle completely dry
– Extra batteries: AAA for your avalanche transceiver
– Sleeping Mask
– Books, iPad, Kindle
– Thermos: 1/2L max.