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Antarctica Expedition 2016/17

Antarctica Expedition 2016/2017

Ever thought about snorkeling with Leopard Seals or Penguins, or diving beneath the ice in a polar region, or just exploring the landscape and it’s natural wonders. Antarctica is the most remote destination on the planet. Abundant wildlife, massive icebergs the size of cities, spectacular untouched mountain ranges. whales glide by in search of food. It is a photographers paradise.

In December/January 2016/17 we are running a snorkeling and photography trip to Antarctica. Spend NYE in Antarctica, the last remaining wilderness on the planet. The workshops are designed for all levels and if you are feeling brave you can grab a drysuit and get in the water for a different perspective.

Snorkeling/Diving in Antarctica with Leopard seals and Penguins
Exploring the landscape surrounded by Icebergs and an abundance of wildlife

Dates: 25-12-2016 to 04-01-2017
Duration: 11 days | Fly/Sail
Start: Punta Arenas, Chile (fly to King George Island, Antarctica)
Finish: Ushuaia, Argentina
Ship: Polar Pioneer
Activities: Snorkeling/Diving, Kayaking (US$975 Supplement)

Included: Accommodation on board Polar Pioneer, All meals, Lectures, Naturalists, Photography Guidance, flight from Punta Arenas to King George island and all facilities.

DECK CABIN PRICE PER PERSON
Deck 3 Triple, shared facilities US$ 8,725.00
Deck 3 Twin, shared facilities US$ 10,200.00
Deck 4 Twin, private facilities US$ 12,340.00

Snorkeling/Diving Supplement US$975

To register your interest to join us in Antarctica for this once in a life time experience, click here.

Pre departure information for this tour, click here

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Poster Antarctica Expedition 2016/2017

Day 1

Make your way to our joining hotel in Punta Arenas, Chile. This evening’s briefing will prepare us for our charter flight and our first leg of our expedition to Antarctica!

Day 2

We first fly from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George Island, Antarctica to be warmly welcomed aboard Polar Pioneer. We settle in for safety and environmental briefings to prepare us for landings as we set off across Bransfield Strait.

Days 3-8

We wake in the stunning Antarctic Peninsula, an ethereal wonderland of vast proportions. Aboard robust Zodiacs, we explore penguin rookeries, historic sites and scientific stations. Zodiac cruising brings us close to intricately shaped icebergs and seals basking on ice floes whilst our kayakers glide into secluded bays.

Stepping ashore on the continent itself creates an everlasting memory, especially if it involves a bum-slide down snow slopes. We immerse ourselves in nature, spontaneity and having fun, making sure to pause and celebrate as we bring in the New Year.

We make the most of every day and a fair bit of each night as well. If the weather allows, we’ll have a sleep-out on the ice – a must for any Antarctic explorer!

Days 9-10

As the Captain steers the ship north across Drake Passage, our minds and souls revel in rich Antarctic experiences. There’s time to watch for seabirds, enjoy entertaining talks, discuss what we’ve seen and learned, exchange photos and stories.

Day 11

We enjoy a gentle cruise along the Beagle Channel in the early morning. We disembark after breakfast for onward travel or to savour more time in Ushuaia.

Please note that all of our itineraries are at the mercy of weather conditions and not all landings are guaranteed. Our itineraries are flexible and will change voyage to voyage, allowing the best chance to make the most of surprising wildlife displays and unexpected opportunities.

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Christmas and Cocos Island

The 2016 Australian Island Workshop

Stay tuned for some of the photography workshops we are scheduling for 2016 to some of the most remote and picturesque Islands around Australia. This will be an opportunity to explore and learn from the experts, while in completely unique locations, during the Australian island workshop.

To register your interest contact us for more detail click here.

Australian Island Workshop 2016 whale sharks red crabs underwater photography

Tonga 2013

Tonga Whale Swim 2013 Season: Amazing Surprise Wildlife Encounters

We had an amazing 2013 Season in Tonga this year filled with a multitude of mothers and calves and encounters with a number of creatures that were an unexpected surprise. We were swimming with and photographing Whales, Manta Rays, Blue Marlin, Leopard sharks and even a 15 metre long creature from the deep.

You can see all the photos from the 2013 season at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottyportelli

We are already looking forward to next season!

Tonga 2013

Blue shark & mobula rays in the Azores

Blue Shark, Mako & Mobula Ray Tour 2016

In 2016 we will be running a unique 8 Day dive trip in the Azores to see Blue sharks, Mako sharks and dive the famous Princess Alice Pinnacle for the giant mobula rays. The waters around the Azores hold so much diversity and on any given day you will see resident sperm whales and dolphins not to mention the other amazing cetaceans and marine life in these crystal clear waters. This Blue Shark, Mako & Mobula Ray tour is a small group trip and will be running in August 2015. Contact us for further information and options for divers and photographers.

Blue shark & mobula rays in the Azores on the Blue Shark, Mako & Mobula tour with Scott Portelli

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