Discover Antarctica Cruise

Overview

Chimu Adventures prides itself on offering the best value cruises to Antarctica. With this voyage we are proud offer the best prices to the white continent found anywhere. Availability is strictly limited and please contact us for latest availability. Enjoy Antarctica up close and personal on this newly refurbished vessel. Step ashore and walk among the penguins and experience this incredible continent first hand. 

Starting from Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city, set sail across the infamous Drake Passage to the wild and untamed Antarctica. Breathtaking scenery awaits you - snow-capped mountain ranges, ice-filled channels, immense yet beautifully-shaped icebergs and spectacular glaciers. Not to mention the plethora of wildlife - from whales, seals and a huge variety of seabirds to vast penguin colonies.

We are both honoured and excited to announce that Campbell Remess AKA Bumble and his chaperone will be joining us on this journey as our very special guests. This kid is making history with his kindness, making teddy bears every day and gifting them to sick and needy children across the globe. We think that what he does is so amazing we decided he deserved a trip to the end of the earth and everyone on this trip will be fortunate to meet this amazing young man. Though we have suggested he should just use this to take a break, Bumble has insisted he will take a sewing machine and create the worlds first "Made in Antarctica by Bumble" teddy bear range that he will then use to gift further or auction to raise funds for his Kindness Cruise project. 
 

We were lucky enough to be able give Bumble this surprise on the Morning show. Check it out


To learn more about Bumble read and watch more stories here


This trip to discover Antarctica will be the experience of a lifetime, so contact us now and ensure you don’t miss out.

PLEASE NOTE THE DISCOUNTED PRICES IN THE TABLE ONLY APPLY TO THE 20 FEB 2019 DEPARTURE

 

Contact Chimu Adventures for more information on Cruising to Antarctica.

TRIP CODE
ACTSDAC
DEPARTURE
20-Feb-2019
DURATION
10 Days
LOCATIONS
Antarctica

Itinerary

Please note that the above itinerary is just a guide. Antarctica cruises are subject to weather, ice and other local conditions, as such, the actual itinerary is determined as the cruise progresses.

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Standard
Inclusions

Cabin onboard the ship
All meals
Activities as per the itinerary
Transfer from Ushuaia's pier to the airport at the end of the voyage. 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Please note that itinerary is subject to change depending on weather and ice conditions. Kayaking ($750 USD per person) and snow shoeing ($350 per person) may be available. Contact us for more details.

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

GUIDANCE FOR VISITORS TO THE ANTARCTIC

RECOMMENDATION XVIII-1, ADOPTED AT THE ANTARCTIC TREATY MEETING, KYOTO, 1994

Activities in the Antarctic are governed by the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 and associated agreements, referred to collectively as the Antarctic Treaty System. The Treaty established Antarctica as a zone of peace and science.

In 1991, the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties adopted the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, which designates the Antarctic as a natural reserve. The Protocol sets out environmental principles, procedures and obligations for the comprehensive protection of the Antarctic environment, and its dependent and associated ecosystems. The Consultative Parties have agreed that as far as possible and in accordance with their legal system, the provisions of the Protocol should be applied as appropriate. The Environmental Protocol was ratified in January 1998.

The Environmental Protocol applies to tourism and non-governmental activities, as well as governmental activities in the Antarctic Treaty Area. It is intended to ensure that these activities, do not have adverse impacts on the Antarctic environment, or on its scientific and aesthetic values.
This Guidance for Visitors to the Antarctic is intended to ensure that all visitors are aware of, and are therefore able to comply with, the Treaty and the Protocol. Visitors are, of course, bound by national laws and regulations applicable to activities in the Antarctic.


PROTECT ANTARCTIC WILDLIFE

Taking or harmful interference with Antarctic wildlife is prohibited except in accordance with a permit issued by a national authority.

Do not use aircraft, vessels, small boats, or other means of transport in ways that disturb wildlife, either at sea or on land.
Do not feed, touch, or handle birds or seals, or approach or photograph them in ways that cause them to alter their behavior. Special care is needed when animals are breeding or molting.
Do not damage plants, for example by walking, driving, or landing on extensive moss beds or lichen-covered scree slopes.
Do not use guns or explosives. Keep noise to the minimum to avoid frightening wildlife.
Do not bring non-native plants or animals into the Antarctic, such as live poultry, pet dogs and cats, or house plants.


RESPECT PROTECTED AREAS

A variety of areas in the Antarctic have been afforded special protection because of their particular ecological, scientific, historic, or other values. Entry into certain areas may be prohibited except in accordance with a permit issued by an appropriate national authority.
Activities in and near designated Historic Sites and Monuments and certain other areas may be subject to special restrictions.

Know the locations of areas that have been afforded special protection and any restrictions regarding entry and activities that can be carried out in and near them.
Observe applicable restrictions.
Do not damage, remove, or destroy Historic Sites or Monuments or any artifacts associated with them.

RESPECT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Do not interfere with scientific research, facilities or equipment.

Obtain permission before visiting Antarctic science and support facilities; reconfirm arrangements 24-72 hours before arrival; and comply with the rules regarding such visits.
Do not interfere with, or remove, scientific equipment or marker posts, and do not disturb experimental study sites, field camps, or supplies.
BE SAFE

Be prepared for severe and changeable weather and ensure that your equipment and clothing meet Antarctic standards. Remember that the Antarctic environment is inhospitable, unpredictable, and potentially dangerous.

Know your capabilities and the dangers posed by the Antarctic environment, and act accordingly. Plan activities with safety in mind at all times.
Keep a safe distance from all wildlife, both on land and at sea.
Take note of, and act on, the advice and instructions from your leaders; do not stray from your group.
Do not walk onto glaciers or large snow fields without the proper equipment and experience; there is a real danger of falling into hidden crevasses.
Do not expect a rescue service. Self-sufficiency is increased and risks reduced by sound planning, quality equipment, and trained personnel.
Do not enter emergency refuges (except in emergencies). If you use equipment or food from a refuge, inform the nearest research station or national authority once the emergency is over.
Respect any smoking restrictions, particularly around buildings, and take great care to safeguard against the danger of fire. This is a real hazard in the dry environment of Antarctica.

KEEP ANTARCTICA PRISTINE

Antarctica remains relatively pristine, the largest wilderness area on Earth. It has not yet been subjected to large-scale human perturbations. Please keep it that way.

Do not dispose of litter or garbage on land. Open burning is prohibited.
Do not disturb or pollute lakes or streams. Any materials discarded at sea must be disposed of properly.
Do not paint or engrave names or graffiti on rocks or buildings.
Do not collect or take away biological or geological specimens or man-made artifacts as a souvenir, including rocks, bones, eggs, fossils, and parts or contents of buildings.
Do not deface or vandalize buildings or emergency refuges, whether occupied, abandoned, or unoccupied.​​

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