This remarkable expedition departs from the far southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia, Argentina. After a two-day journey across the Drake Passage, we will arrive at the continent of Antarctica. For many, the last continent on their list to step foot on! Yes, we do make landfall and even have some very special items in store for you! This adventure is truly incredible!
This is expedition cruising at its most authentic. Our route and exploration opportunities in Antarctica are heavily dependent on weather and ice conditions. Our experienced captain and expedition leader decide the itinerary and continually adjust plans as conditions and opportunities warrant. We take advantage of long daylight hours to exploit every opportunity to experience excellent wildlife viewing, amazing scenery and excursions via Zodiac.
The Antarctic Peninsula region contains some of the world’s most impressive scenery and some of Antarctica’s best wildlife viewing opportunities. Protected bays and narrow channels are surrounded by towering mountain peaks covered in permanent snow and immense glaciers. Icebergs of every size and description complete an image of incomparable beauty. Waters rich with krill are home to a variety of whale and seal species. The whole area is alive with penguins foraging at sea and forming large nesting colonies at special places on land. The area is also home to Antarctic research stations of various nationalities. Some stations have a gift shop and post office.
Dates: Jan 25th – Feb 8th 2021
Price: $14,795 USD Superior and Class Suites for MPA! ($17,295 USD Direct Ship and Tour company price). Prices are $2500 LESS than if you bought direct from the ship itself and include photography instruction and priorities for our group! $2,000 USD deposit and a payment plan on balance offered interest free over 14 months.
We have been able to negotiate with Poseidon Expeditions specifically for our group because of the relationship we have formed. This allows for less cost for our clients as well as exclusive priorities JUST for our group.
We realize that this is an expensive tour, however, there is no other way to do this and actually make landfall and do what we do. These prices are actually below what we were even able to charge in 2016 and include 3 additional days as well as all of your photography instruction, landing fees and so on. This is because we have been able to build a relationship with Poseidon Expeditions, one of the best expedition companies in the world. Bottom line, you cannot do an Antarctica tour like this, with all the MPA inclusions, for this price ANYWHERE, including direct with the ship. Single supplements are not available - we will pair you with a roommate of the same gender. Non photographer friend or spouse rate is the same price as it is already heavily discounted. Upgrade to Deluxe or Premium Suites Available at an additional charge.
Zero Interest Payment plan option available: Payments due over 14 months ($2,000 USD deposit required).
Included during tour dates
• Personalized Instruction with MPA team
• McKay Team Image Reviews with Editing Instruction
• Photographic Workshop Presentations. David, Ally and the MPA team are official presenters on board!
• Luxury Expedition Ship Sea Spirit (max 114 passengers)
• Larger Comfortable Suites
• Arrival Night Hotel – Pre-Embarkation
• All Transfers In-Country Included
• Rubber Boots for Shore Landings – to borrow!
• Zodiac Excursions and Shore Landings (weather permitting)
• An Exclusive Expedition Parka is Yours to Keep!
• Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while on Board - Prepared by a chef and his team
• Transportation to and from Ushaia, Argentina
• Commercial flight accessible
• Trip Insurance (Required)
• Personal Expenses such as soft drinks, alcohol, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
• Staff Gratuities