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Ultimate Antarctica with UofG's Chris Earley

Dec 26, 2020 - Jan 07, 2021

14 days | Antarctica | Expedition Cruise

This exciting expedition provides great diversity and will appeal to those seeking the complete Antarctic experience. It includes the South Shetland Islands, the western and northern sections of the Antarctic Peninsula, the stunning Weddell Sea region located on the eastern side of the Peninsula, and the historic location of Elephant Island. These diverse locations feature their own unique attractions. Expect stunning glaciated scenery along the Antarctic Peninsula, enormous Adélie Penguin rookeries and the flat-topped ‘tabular’ icebergs in the Weddell Sea, and rich history in the South Shetlands and Elephant Island. Adding to the experience will be a visit to several locations in the Falkland Island archipelago – home to nesting Black-browed Albatross and the stunning King Penguin! Migrating whales and seabirds will be our companions alongside the ship, and on land we will visit sprawling penguin colonies as well as historic research outposts and stations once used by great past explorers more than a century ago.

We maximize our time on this voyage by flying from South America to Antarctica, saving two days crossing the Drake Passage. A further day and a half is saved by flying from the Falkland Islands back to South America at the conclusion of the voyage. The time saved by flying equals more time to visit some of the Falkland Islands’ hidden gems.
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Save US$750 per person if you book by August 31, 2019!


Expedition Cruise Quest Nature Tours Alumni Expeditions
Tour Cost (per person):
From US$16,295 - US$22,695 (depending on cabin)
Group Size:
Group of 12 - 18 on board the 146-passenger ship
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What’s included: Charter flights from Punta Arenas to King George Island, and from Stanley to Santiago, accommodation in selected cabin, all meals onboard, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, all landings and Zodiac excursions, services of expert naturalists and expedition team leaders, full program of on board presentations by polar experts, complimentary “All Weather Gear”, arrival and departure transfers at destination, port dues and taxes.

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Punta Arenas, welcome dinner
2Fly across the Drake Passage, embark ship at King George Island
3 - 4Gerlache Strait and the Antarctic Peninsula Region
5South Shetland Islands
6 - 8Antarctic Sound and Weddell Sea
9Elephant Island
10-11At Sea towards the Falkland Islands
12West Point Island and Saunders Island (Falkland Islands)
13Stanley (Falkland Islands) and onwards to Santiago
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Ship Information

Designed for comfort, RCGS Resolute is modern, well appointed, safe and ice-strengthened. Throughout the ship there are spaces ideally suited to every need. She carries up to 146 passengers with spacious outer decks providing 360 degree viewing platforms perfect for photography, wildlife watching, birding and appreciating expansive views. The wellness centre includes salt water plunge pool, large relaxation deck, and hot water jacuzzi. All cabins are extensively renovated and feature outside viewing ranging from deck three traditional with port holes, up to decks 4 through 6 offering expansive panoramic windows.

Your Tour Leader

Chris Earley is the University of Guelph Arboretum’s Interpretive Biologist and Education Coordinator and a self-proclaimed 'nature geek'. He teaches workshops at the Arboretum, and participates in research around the world. Chris has led many previous Quest trips, including several to Africa.

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Special Offer

Save US$750 per person if you book by August 31, 2019!


Expedition Cruise Quest Nature Tours Alumni Expeditions
Tour Cost (per person):
From US$16,295 - US$22,695 (depending on cabin)
Group Size:
Group of 12 - 18 on board the 146-passenger ship
Reserve my spot now!

What’s included: Charter flights from Punta Arenas to King George Island, and from Stanley to Santiago, accommodation in selected cabin, all meals onboard, all activities and entrance fees, all ground transportation, all landings and Zodiac excursions, services of expert naturalists and expedition team leaders, full program of on board presentations by polar experts, complimentary “All Weather Gear”, arrival and departure transfers at destination, port dues and taxes.

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