Sailing, Whale Watching, and Sea Kayaking
Dates: 11th – 21st November
Cost: Starting from €6950 ($7200)
Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?
Janet’s Journeys wanted to do something bigger and better, and I think the first trip we’re announcing for 2023 will not disappoint…. We are going to ANTARCTICA!
This is a true ice wilderness. You will be surrounded by penguins, seals, whales and seabirds, set against a backdrop of towering, sculpted icebergs, snow-capped peaks, imposing glaciers and ice-choked waters.
This is a once in a lifetime voyage to the world’s final frontier, a trip for the adventure seekers, those who want something different and want a true travel experience.
• All meals onboard the Ocean Endeavour including snacks
• Onboard lecture program from expedition staff and naturalists
• All shore excursions and zodiac cruising
• Use of rubber boots on land and use of waterproof outer shell jacket
• Insulated inner jacket, yours to keep at the end of the Cruise
• Transfer from airport to hotel (Day 1) and pre-night hotel accommodation with breakfast
• Transfer from hotel accommodation to the Ocean Endeavour for embarkation
• Transfers to the airport on return to port
• All port taxes
• Use of gym, sauna, pool and on-board jacuzzi and onboard yoga
• International or internal flights unless specified
• Visa and passport fees
• Travel insurance
• Optional activities and all personal expenses
• Tobacco, alcoholic or special beverages
• Miscellaneous extras
• Laundry and communication charges aboard
• Medical care
• Waterproof outer shell jacket and insulated inner jacket for guests who require sizing larger than 3XL
Price is totally dependent on two things: the type of cabin you book and if you add on any extra excursions. I HIGHLY recommend you choose to share a room, otherwise the price is much higher. A breakdown of cabin types and optional extras are included in the enquiry form you will need to fill out.
Day 1 - Arrival
You will be arriving into the lovely town of Ushuaia, Argentina, where your pre-organised transfer will pick you up and bring you to the hotel.
The first night of your voyage is spent in the quaint town of Ushuaia, the most southerly city in the world and the capital of Tierra del Fuego (Land of Fire).
You are free to explore for the day shopping at artisan markets, going to museums, or even wandering the streets of the town taking in the dramatic setting.
Day 2 - Embarkation in Ushuaia
You will be transferred to the port of Ushuaia in time for embarkation on your voyage “The Ocean Endeavour” ship.
We will start our journey and sail along the wildlife-rich Beagle Channel, towards the White Continent of Antarctica.
You can look out for Magellanic penguins, rock cormorants, petrels and black-browed albatross from the deck as well as noisy sea lion colonies!
Day 3 & 4 - At Sea, Drakes Passage
As we are at sea, you can spend the day using the fabulous onboard facilities. Maybe join a yoga class, attend a presentation or two given by the Expedition Team to prepare you for what lies ahead – from the geology of Antarctica to the history, wildlife and even the ice!
We enter the waters of the Antarctic Ocean which you may see a number of seabirds, whales and other species!
Head out on deck to look out for the mighty albatrosses that fly overhead, scan the waters for breaching whales and icebergs, or gaze out from the panoramic windows of the observation deck.
Day 5 - 8 - South Shetland islands & Antarctic Peninsula
The next four days are spent exploring the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, a region that has captivated explorers for centuries and now enthrals travellers.
We explore by Zodiac, cruising amongst the magnificently sculpted icebergs and making shore landings where we mingle with penguins, climb to vantage points to absorb the spectacular panoramic views.
We will spend these days doing exciting excursions like sea kayaking and snowshoeing!
Make the most of the health and fitness facilities from the relaxing spa and saunas to the pool and gym.
Day 9 & 10 - At Sea, Drakes Passage
We set a course for the Drake Passage as we enjoy some final lectures and presentations and look out for wildlife from the observation lounge and the outer decks as we head back to Ushuaia.
Day 11- Disembarkation in USHUAIA, Argentina
We will enjoy our final breakfast aboard the Ocean Endeavour as we are transferred back to Ushiaia and to the airport for your onward flight.
*You are advised not to book a flight out of Ushuaia before midday on disembarkation day, in case of delays caused by unfavourable weather conditions.
Want to join?
To take part in this trip, fill out this form by clicking here.
Once filled out, a representative from Chimu Adventures will contact you, answer all your questions and help you to secure your spot! Remember to let them know that you’re willing to share, and they’ll pair you with a fellow adventure buddy (from our group) to keep costs down.
Note: All enquiries and all payments will be dealt with the Antarctica travel company direct. I am simply facilitating this adventure so a fun group of like-minded people can come and visit the last continent together. It’s going to be EPIC.
You can of course also DM me or email me with any questions and I’ll answer to the best of my ability!
The maximum group size for this trip will be 15 people. There is NO minimum. So whether we get 5 people or 15 people, this group trip still goes ahead!
Any questions about payment plans, pricing, refunds, flights, etc can all be directed to Chimu Adventures through the enquiry form.