Sailing expedition. Penguins, whales and killer whales, seals and icebergs.
Our journey will begin from Ushuaia, Argentina's southernmost port. Comfortable and safe yacht Aurora with an experienced crew on board will carry us across the Drake Passage. Our ship is equipped with everything necessary for a long expedition, from the shower and kitchen to modern means of communication and rescue equipment. In four days we will be on the Antarctic Peninsula. There we will spend more than two weeks enjoying the beauty of pristine nature, watching icebergs, whales, penguins and seals. We will visit polar bases and abandoned whaling stations, the southernmost church and colonies with many thousands of penguins. We will touch the history of pioneers and trailblaizers ourselves to become researchers of new lands.
Why is it better to go on a yacht than on a cruise liner?
The peculiarity of our expedition is that we go in a small group on our own ship, and can fully control the route and adjust it in accordance with the wishes of the guests. If someone wants to take longer to shoot penguins in the colony or swim with passing whales - he can always do it.
The yacht Aurora accommodates 14 people with a team and guides, so we get a small group of 7 guests, and everyone will be able to be alone with nature, has plenty time to shoot animals and in all will get an individual approach. In addition, each one of the guests will be able to get acquainted with the inner structure of the ship, stand at the helm, handle winches and feel like a real sailor!
In addition to exciting adventures, you will find educational programs. Our guides will tell you about whales, seals, sea leopards and penguins, you will learn how icebergs are formed, what makes up the crabeater seals diet and more. We will hear stories about expeditions of yesteryear and learn how to live a month in an isolated group of people.
What kind of animals will we see?
We will have the opportunity to see many rare and endemic animals, including:
- Whales (Minke whale, humpback whale, killer whale, fin whale)
- Seals (sea leopard, crabeater seal, Weddell seal, southern elephant seal, southern fur seal)
- Three species of penguins: Chinstrap, Gentoo and Adélie
- Many species of seabirds