Sailing and Camping on the Antarctic Peninsula
For the next eight to nine days follow the best weather and safest water, sailing along the bays and fjords of the Antarctic Peninsula. These waters are a haven for a remarkable collection of wildlife, including vast penguin rookeries and beaches ruled by Antarctic fur seals and southern elephant seals. The itinerary is flexible, with plenty of time to truly explore as a small band of adventurers. Taking advantage of the perpetual light, spend long days sailing among the icebergs, watching for whales and seals bobbing by. Birdlife is extraordinary, with huge populations of albatrosses, petrels, skuas, gulls, terns and cormorants. Where landings permit, step ashore to hike.
Every day holds something different. While at times be struck by the depth of the silence, other times be amidst a cacophony of squawking penguins, honking seals and crackling ice. With the special permit from the National Science Foundation, there is the option to camp for a maximum of six nights, weather permitting, on deserted beaches, sharing the solitude only with the legions of wildlife.
You will be staying at S/V Australis