Follow the whale migration and encounter incredible wildlife venturing to Antarctica
Take a 10-day adventure during the peak of the whale season to the Antarctic Peninsula. Spend your days filled with wildlife encounters – visit penguin rookeries, spot seals along the shores and witness seabirds nesting in their thousands. Take Zodiac excursions through ice-filled bays and get closer to the magnificent creatures inhabiting the region with the expert lead of your polar team. Travel with comfortable living quarters, a full team of onboard polar experts and services catering for health and wellness. Now is the time to discover the wonders of the Antarctic Peninsula.
- Physical rating
- Min 8
- Group size
- Min 1, Max 200
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Why you'll love this trip
We stop for whales! If conditions allow, we’ll launch the Zodiacs to get a closer look and cruise through the Antarctic waters, scouting for minke, humpback whales and orcas during peak season.
Enjoy the freedom to customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities. In addition to regular Zodiac excursions, choose to explore the water on a kayaking expedition, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and massage, or camp out overnight like a true polar explorer.
Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Peregrine expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every eight passengers for a greater personal touch.
Our experienced leaders have made hundreds of polar voyages. Learn about the history, geography and wildlife of the Antarctic from experts in marine biology, glaciology and history.
Rest assured that you will leave only footprints behind. Your Antarctica expedition is carbon offset, and we serve only sustainably sourced seafood, avoid single-use plastics and use biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning products on board.
This is the perfect adventure for solo travellers, with single cabins at the same price as some twins
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 (3)
- Lunch (3)
- Dinner (3)
- Breakfast (2)
- Lunch (2)
- Dinner (2)
Meals9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
TransportExpedition cruise ship, Zodiac
Arctic and Antarctic bookings have an increased deposit requirement of 20% of the full voyage cost (before any discount). The balance is due 95 days before departure.
If a booking is cancelled 95 days or more before departure – the cancellation fee is the full loss of the deposit paid.
If a booking is cancelled between 95 days and departure – the cancellation fee is 100% of the total price of the voyage.
Other fees may apply for air tickets and other arrangements booked in conjunction with a Polar voyage.
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.
Your voyage is operated by our sister company, Intrepid Travel. Your group will be a mixture of Peregrine booked passengers and other international likeminded travellers from Intrepid.
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