Antarctic Penisula "Basecamp Plancius"

Antarctic Penisula "Basecamp Plancius"– Antarctica –12 days / 11 nights, "Basecamp Plancius", Ushuaia - Antarctic Convergence - High Antarctica - Neumayer Channel - Pleneau Island - Neko Harbour - Paradise Bay - Drake PassageOceanwide Antarctic Peninsula expedition cruise on Plancius offers most dramatic scenery or icebergs, glaciers, high mountains and biggest variety and abundance of wildlife. Basecamp for activities, field camping, kayaking, glacier walking, snowshoe, hiking, zodiac cruising, shore excursions, photography workshop, all packed in one departure. M/V Plancius will stay several days at specific locations as a comfortable hub for our active passengers.

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PLA30, 11 nights, regular rates in USD, per person

Operation November 18, 2016 - March 6, 2017
Departure PLA22, November 18 - November 29, 2016, C D K M P, 11 nights
PLA24 , December 17 - December 28, 2016, C D K M P, 11 nights
PLA25, December 28, 2016 - January 8, 2017, C D K M P, 11 nights
PLA30, March 6 - March 17, 2017, C D K M P, 11 nights
Price from $7950 per person, Quadruple Porthole, PLA22, PLA24, PLA25 & PLA30, 11 nights
Included Voyage aboard the designated vessel as indicated in the itinerary
All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea
All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac
Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
Free use of rubber boots on Plancius and Ortelius, and snowshoes on Plancius
Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation)
Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff
All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
Comprehensive pre-departure material
Not Included Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
Pre- and post land arrangements
Transfers to the vessel in Ushuaia
Passport and visa expenses
Government arrival and departure taxes
Meals ashore
Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (strongly recommended)
Excess baggage charges
All items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges
Customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided)
Service fee $25
Please Note A Basecamp itinerary to the Antarctic Peninsula is illustrated below. All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice and weather conditions, the availability of landing sites and opportunities to see wildlife. The final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

All rates are quoted per person in US Dollar, based on twin occupancy. US Dollar rates apply for all sales outside Europe. 5% discount will be granted for bookings for one or more consecutive voyages (except on legs within the Atlantic Odyssey). Please note that all dates & rates are subject to change. All voyages will operate subject to a minimum of 70 participants on Plancius and 60 participants on Ortelius.

Single occupancy: All cabins 1.7 times the share price.

It is agreed that if world fuel prices will reach or exceed US Dollar 120 per Barrel Brent 90 days prior to departure Oceanwide Expeditions reserves the right to levy a fuel surcharge of USD 25 per passenger per night, to be paid by the contracting party of Oceanwide Expeditions.
Tour Options Expedition concept "Basecamp Plancius": All adventure activities are free of charge exept Scuba diving
More Information Antarctic Peninsula Map
Basecamp Manual
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Day 1 USHUAIA EMBARKATION In the afternoon, we embark in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the southernmost city in the world located at the Beagle Channel and sail through this scenic waterway for the rest of the evening.

Day 2 & 3 AT SEA - DRAKE PASSAGE During these two days we sail across the Drake Passage. When we cross the Antarctic Convergence, we arrive in the circum-Antarctic up welling zone. In this area we may see Wandering Albatrosses, Grey Headed Albatrosses, Black- browed Albatrosses, Light- mantled Sooty Albatrosses, Cape Pigeons, Southern Fulmars, Wilson's Storm Petrels, Blue Petrels and Antarctic Petrels. Near the South Shetland Islands, we spot our first icebergs.

Day 4 - 9 ANTARCTICA We will sail directly to "High Antarctica", passing the Melchior islands and the Schollaert Channel between Brabant and Anvers Island. We will sail to the Neumayer Channel, where we position our ship for the multi activity base camp. The protected waters around Wiencke Island will become our playground for all activities. In this alpine environment there are great opportunities to scout the region on foot, per zodiac and during kayak trips. Walkers will find opportunities to use snowshoes on hikes near the shore lines and the mountaineers will find their challenge by climbing hills and view points further inland, i.e. Jabet Peak (540 m). All climbs and excursions can only be conducted in good weather conditions.

We plan to stay two overnights at anchor in order to implement two camp nights and two full activity days. We will visit the British research station and the post office Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy we may also offer a landing on Jougla Point with Gentoo Penguins and Imperial Shags. We look out for leopard seals, crabeater seals and whales.

In good conditions and time allowing we sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Booth Island, Pleneau and Petermann Island where we can find Adélie Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags. In this area there are good chances to encounter Humpback Whales and Minke Whales. We choose another camp site which is suitable and close to next day's activity.

At Neko Harbour we will have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic Continent in a magnificent landscape of a huge glacier and enjoy the landscape during zodiac cruises, walks and kayak excursions. A small group of glacier walkers may climb up on higher grounds of the glacier. We will spend the night at Neko or near Paradise Bay with a camp erected ashore. We will leave early morning after breaking our last camp. We sail via Melchior Islands towards the open sea of the Drake Passage. We have again a chance of seeing many seabirds.

Day 10 - 11 AT SEA On our way north, we are again followed by a great selection of seabirds while crossing the Drake Passage.

Day 12 USHUAIA/ARGENTICA DISEMBARKATION We arrive in the morning in Ushuaia and disembark.

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