A once-in-a-lifetime expedition cruise to the emperor penguins of snow hill island
We are excited to see one of the world's most exclusive wildlife opportunities in the world back on the roster: an expedition cruise to the emperor penguins of Snow Hill Island in Antarctica. It is an adventure expedition that only occurs every 2-4 years.
Starting with a domestic flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, you board your ship at the southern tip of Argentina. From there you spend three days crossing the Drake Passage and sailing into the ice-choked waters of the Weddell Sea. When not on deck observing birdlife and icebergs, join in for one or more lectures by world-renowned experts (including penguin scientists, biologists and polar historians) which will enhance your expedition to Antarctica.
Our specially designed polar exploration vessel will get as close to Snow Hill Island as possible, at which point helicopters will ferry guests to within a kilometer of the rookery. Here 8000 breeding pairs of rarely-seen emperor penguins., along with their chicks await for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.