Follow the migration path of the earth’s most magnificent mammals
Want the chance to see spectacular Antarctic sea life and follow whales as they migrate south for the winter? This 11-day Antarctic Whale Journey offers the opportunity of a lifetime for wildlife lovers, increasing the likelihood of spotting orcas, minke and humpback whales during an adventure on the Antarctic Peninsula. When not searching out these gentle giants, spend your time exploring the rest of what the Great White Continent has to offer – seeking out penguin rookeries, spotting seals along craggy shores and (if the weather plays nice) taking excursions on land. With comfortable ship quarters, an onboard team of polar experts and wellness services, this is the best way (and time) to discover the majestic beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula and its inhabitants.
- Physical rating
- Min 8
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 200
Why you'll love this trip
We stop for whales! If conditions allow, take Zodiac excursions to get closer to whales spotted by your expert expedition crew.
Get the chance to encounter a range of other wildlife like king and chinstrap penguins, fur and elephant seals, albatross and more.
Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour enjoy an enviable ratio of one expedition crew member for every eight passengers, allowing for a higher level of personal service.
Care about the planet? So do we. We carbon-offset all trips, serve only sustainable seafood, avoid single-use plastics and more to help preserve Antarctica (and the world) for future generations.
Is this trip right for you?
The Ocean Endeavour is a far cry from the expedition vessels of old and, just quietly, we're tipping it’s the place be in the 2021 Antarctic season.
Meals IncludedThere are no meals included on this day.
- Breakfast (2)
- Lunch (2)
- Dinner (1)
Wildlife encounters on the Antarctic Peninsula are likely to include Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals; gentoo, Adelie and chinstrap penguins, and elephant seals. Each excursion (scheduled twice daily) is tailored to suit the location of the ship. There are a number of potential landing sites and the crew will make a decision on which will be visited based on conditions. A list of these sites can be found at https://www.peregrineadventures.com/en-au/antarctica/landing-sites. Zodiac rides allow for a closer encounter with marine life. Onshore exploration takes you to penguin rookeries and includes optional activities for the active adventurer – snowshoeing, kayaking and camping overnight (these must be booked before departure). Our lecture program from experts in polar wildlife continues during our voyage and throughout the trip the team is on-hand to answers any questions you may have.
An average day on board will include a wakeup call from your expedition leader around 7 am, giving you time to prepare for the day before joining your fellow passengers for breakfast in the restaurant. You will usually have two excursions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with lunch on the ship in-between excursions.
- Breakfast (4)
- Lunch (4)
- Dinner (4)
- Breakfast (2)
- Lunch (2)
- Dinner (2)
Special InformationA departure transfer to the airport is included in your voyage fare if you are flying out today. Please speak to a Peregrine booking agent to organise this.
If you are flying out today, please do not book your flight to depart Ushuaia before midday in case of any delays caused by unfavourable weather conditions.
Meals10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
TransportExpedition cruise ship, Zodiac
ADVENTURE ADD ONS
Kayaking is available to book on all Antarctic voyages. Some voyages also offer other activities such as camping and snowshoeing. All of these activities must be booked prior to departure and incur an additional cost. Spaces are limited so please enquire at time of booking. For kayaking, previous, recent experience is essential.
Photography workshops are offered as an optional activity on our Ocean Endeavour departures. It is an opportunity for photography enthusiasts of any skill level to fast track their learning on board and make the most of the expert advice that is on offer. Participants will have dedicated Zodiac and photography guided landing where your photography guide will accompany you and give you tips along the way for taking the perfect picture. It is at an additional cost to you and needs to be booked in prior to departure as spaces are limited. If you are interested in taking part, please contact your booking agent for pricing and availability.
Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Intrepid Travel. Your group will be a mixture of Peregrine booked passengers and other international like-minded travellers from Intrepid.
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