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Apr. 04 - 2019
How do I get to Antarctica?
Most people get excited to know that Antarctica is more accessible than they might have thought. A typical FAQ is “How do I get to the White Continent?”
The simplest and easiest way is to get on a flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina or Punta Arenas, Chile in order to later connect with the capital city of Tierra del Fuego e Islas del Atlántico Sur, Antarctica’s gateway: the city of Ushuaia. During the summer, the activity at the Port of Ushuaia is a constant with expedition vessels bound for the far south wilderness.
Lorena (Sales Manager) at Ushuaia's Port before getting on board to Falkland (Malvinas), South Georgia & Antarctica.-

Once on board of an expedition vessel, you’ll be navigating the infamous Drake Passage for about two days (subject to weather conditions) which is a prime opportunity to view iconic wildlife.
When can I travel to Antarctica?
First voyages begin at the end of October or early November when the sea ice is cracked enough to allow ships into glacial landscapes.  Vessels operate continuously until the middle of March when the summer season comes to an end.

Adelie Penguin.-
How long is an Antarctic expedition?
You’ll find a wide range of itineraries or expedition plans when you make a quick research online. Still, these aren’t concrete since it’s the Expedition Leader and the Captain who decide the routes based on weather conditions. The main two categories are expeditions travelling straight to Antarctica and expeditions including the sub-Antarctic regions of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and South Georgia.


Leopard Seal .-
The length of the trip is 10 -11 days for Classic Antarctica; 13 t-o 15 to the Polar Circle and 20 -23 days to Falkland (Malvinas), South Georgia & Antarctica. Time spent at sea varies depending on sea conditions and wind, but often take from one and a half to two days at sea, each way.  The rest of the voyage is spent in the seemingly endless coastal environment of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Contact us for more information regarding cruises to Antarctica and stay tuned for news on next season!

Pictures by Lorena Berutti @lore_berutti


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