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THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULAR,
SOUTH GEORGIA AND
 THE FALKLAND ISLANDS

 
     
 

 

Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic Islands are some of the last truly unspoilt regions of the world. Spectacular walls of ice, glaciers and gigantic icebergs offer unparalleled scenery and photographic opportunities thus making Antarctica a fascinating place to visit, both above and below the shoreline. It is also a region inhabited by whales, seals, and colonies of thousands of penguins. In Antarctica, no two days are alike - every landing is a surprise and ultimately, an unforgettable experience.

Our small group cruises are mainly from November until April, taking full advantage of the 24 hours of sunlight during the austral summer. Ice strengthened hulls and state-of-the-art equipment allow us to navigate safely through the pack ice and narrow waterways. Our zodiac excursions, guided by foremost Antarctic experts, offer the freedom to explore remote locations, and observe Antarctica's abundant wildlife.

Our itineraries include the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), South Georgia, South Orkney Islands, South Sandwich Islands and remote Bouvet Island. The Atlantic Odyssey trip features islands seldom visited such as Tristan da Cunha, St. Helena and Ascension. On our excursions you are likely to see Minke whales, elephant and leopard seals, different species of penguins, a large number of seabirds including the albatross, petrel, shearwaters and blue-eyed cormorants.

 
     
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 

DIVING AS AN OPTIONAL EXTRA

During the voyages, experienced dry suit divers will have the opportunity to explore the wildlife from below the water, and we plan at least one dive a day, so you have plenty of time to join the group for the daily land excursions. We offer ice diving as an optional extra to two of our Arctic voyages and to one of our Antarctic voyages, as there is so much to offer topside as well!

 The dives vary from shallow ice diving, whereby we dive along the ice-floes or dive under the sheets of ice (approx. 30 feet) to shore diving at 30-60 feet. The combination of sunlight, sea water and the extraordinary formations of ice, causes an ever-changing spectre of colours, with a fantastic variety of shades and brilliance. Whilst snorkelling or diving along the ice-floes, you will be fascinated by the unforgettable deep blue colours and formations.

 Diving offers a wide variety of interesting marine life, such as sea-snails, crabs, sea butterflies, fish, horse-tails, jelly-fish, sea-hedgehogs and starfishes, not to mention the seals and walruses. In North Spitsbergen we will dive in the kelp forests and observe the anemones, sea cucumbers, shrimps and explore the pelagic life. On every dive you will be accompanied by a PADI divemaster making your dive a truly unique and safe experience.

 
 

 

 
 

CLASSIC CRUISES & WORLD ADVENTURES - Operate a number of  different vessels throughout the season covering all the above areas.  Cruises vary in duration depending on the area visited. For the latest availability, prices  and special offers please contact  info@galapagoscruises.co.uk

 

 

This site is Sample Tours and Boats, more information being added all the time so if you can't find the tour you want then contact Ania Mudrewicz   by E-mail:- info@galapagoscruises.co.uk at Galapagos Classic Cruises. The Web Site is in the process of being updated and reconstructed.  Other destinations apart from Galapagos are:  Amazon, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, South Africa, Fiji, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Turkey, Arctic and Antarctica.