This expedition cruise to Snow Hill Island in Antarctica provides one of the most exclusive wildlife experiences on our planet.   Sailing through the heavy ice of the Weddell Sea on a purpose-built polar expedition vessel, you arrive at Snow Hill, home to a colony of 8000 breeding pairs of seldom-seen emperor penguins.  From our anchorage you will  fly by helicopter to the vicinity of this rarely-visited rookery, walking the last kilometre or so to get within metres of these magnificent birds,  the most coveted penguin species on the planet.
This expedition cruise to Snow Hill Island in Antarctica provides one of the most exclusive wildlife experiences on our planet.   Sailing through the heavy ice of the Weddell Sea on a purpose-built polar expedition vessel, you arrive at Snow Hill, home to a colony of 8000 breeding pairs of seldom-seen emperor penguins.  From our anchorage you will  fly by helicopter to the vicinity of this rarely-visited rookery, walking the last kilometre or so to get within metres of these magnificent birds,  the most coveted penguin species on the planet.
Antarctica

Emperor Penguins of Snow Hill Island

Small-Ship Cruise

14

US$

days from

28990

This expedition cruise to Snow Hill Island in Antarctica provides one of the most exclusive wildlife experiences on our planet. Sailing through the heavy ice of the Weddell Sea on a purpose-built polar expedition vessel, you arrive at Snow Hill, home to a colony of 8000 breeding pairs of seldom-seen emperor penguins. From our anchorage you will fly by helicopter to the vicinity of this rarely-visited rookery, walking the last kilometre or so to get within metres of these magnificent birds, the most coveted penguin species on the planet.

Activity / Theme

Country

Canoe / kayak, Snow, Hiking, Mixed-Activity, Nature & Wildlife, Expedition Cruise

Antarctica

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Luxury

Leisurely / Moderate

Transportation

Accommodation

150-guest luxury expedition cruise vessel, equipped with helicopters, quick-launching Zodiacs, spacious suites, wellness amenities and numerous outdoor wildlife viewing spaces.

Luxury solo, twin or triple suite, all with private amenities and picture windows

Months of Operation

November, December

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

This expedition cruise only happens once every 2-4 years.  

It sells out quickly, so book as soon as you can.

Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina
DAY 2 Fly Ushuaia, set sail
DAYS 3&4 Cross the Drake Passage
DAY 5 Into the Weddell Sea
DAYS 6-10 Weddell Sea & Snow Hill
DAYS 11-13 Cruising the Drake Passage
DAY 14 Arrive Ushuaia, fly Buenos Aires

Inclusions

Leadership throughout your voyage by experienced Expedition Leaders
All Zodiac transfers and cruising
All shore landings as per the daily program
Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board
Select beer and wine during dinner
Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Presentations by Expedition Team and guest speakers
A photographic journal documenting the expedition
A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan
An official expedition parka to keep
Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
All luggage handling aboard the ship
Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
One 10- to 15-minute helicopter flightseeing excursion (weather and logistics permitting)
Airfare Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires


Photo credits: Quark Expeditions/Michelle Sole

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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