Antarctica with Lindblad Expeditions
Remote. Untrammeled. Spectacular. Explore Antarctica aboard Lindblad National Geographic expedition ships
Antarctica is one of the most exhilarating adventures on Earth. There are many reasons to explore it : scores of penguins and whales, an entire museum of colossal and magical ice forms defying description and the dashing history of the Heroic Age of Exploration.
The peaceful solitary mass at the end of the world lures adventurers to its vast wilderness of ice and snow and never lets go. Remote and untamed, Antarctica is wildlife paradise. Its dazzling beauty has been a haven to migratory birds, penguins, whales and seals for millions of years.
It is a once in a lifetime adventure.
Lindblad Expeditions operate two expedition ships in Antarctica, virtual sister ships, offering equally appealing experiences of the southern ice.
Both ships are equipped to safely navigate polar waters and provide the exhilarating up-close, personal style of exploration they have offered for over 45+ years.
Which ship to choose depends on the polar itinerary and departure you favour.......
National Geographic Explorer offers both a 14-day Journey to Antarctica and 24-day Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands itineraries. With 148 berths this ice-class vessel is fully stabilized with an ice-strengthened hull strong enough to push through the Antarctic ice.
National Geographic Orion offers an extensive 24-day Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands itinerary. With 102 berths this ice-class vessel is fully stabilized with an ice-strengthened hull strong enough to push through the Antarctic ice.
Why we like it
- Once in a lifetime experience
- The last wilderness frontier
- Up-close penguin & leopard seal encounters
- Kayak among icebergs & hike on the White Continent
- Interesting & engaging experts onboard
At a Glance
Day 1 - Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina (Explorer) or Santiago, Chile (Orion) and enjoy a guided city tour and overnight.
Day 2 - Fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Join a catamaran cruise of the Beagle Channel before embarking your ship.
Day 3 - At sea. Settle into shipboard life as you sail to the Falkand Islands.
Days 4 & 5 - Discover the Falkland Islands and the largest black-browed albatross colony in the world and photogenic Victorian-styled town of Port Stanley.
Days 6 to 7 - At sea.
Days 8 to 12 - Explore South Georgia island, the final resting place of explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton and home to tens of thousands of king penguins.
Days 13 to 14 - At sea.
Days 15 to 19 - Spend these days exploring the Antarctic Peninsular and surrounding islands. Land on the 'White Continent', exploring via Zodiac, kayak and on foot.
Days 20 & 21 - At sea.
Day 22 - Disembark Ushuaia, Argentina and fly by charter to Buenos Aires (Explorer) or Santiago (Orion) and connect with your flight home.
The season for Antarctica is from November through March, which is the Southern Hemisphere's summer, when days are longest and temperatures are highest.
Dates (Explorer): 2015 Nov. 8; 2016 Feb. 16*
Dates (Orion): 2016 Jan. 26*; Feb.15
*These voyages travel in reverse.
Priced from A$24,920 to A$48,060