Antarctica is everything you have ever dreamed of
and nothing you can imagine.
January 7-18, 2020 - SOLD OUT!
January 3-23, 2021: The Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica
January 21-February 2, 2021: Antarctica Revealed
In January 2018, nineteen Wild Fibers enthusiasts traveled to the bottom of the world for an extraordinary adventure. I don't think any of us was prepared for the scope of the landscape. Icebergs reaching thirty floors high need to be experienced first hand, preferably from the edge of a sturdy Zodiac while penguins propel underneath like Oreo-colored missiles.
Every day was full of superlatives; the best hike, the best kayak, the best view, the best meal, and for those who chose to, the best night ever in a sleeping bag under the stars!
We are not only pleased to be partnering again with Polar Latitudes, featuring a 10M newly refurbished ship with state of the art stabilizers, but also an expedition team that took a once-in-a-lifetime trip and made it one of the sweetest memories ever. We believe they are truly the best in the business.
Spend a few minutes on our adventure.
The tourist season in Antarctica is relatively short with different advantages depending on the month. January is the middle of summer and day time temperatures average in the high-30s to low 40s F, dropping about 10-14 degrees at night. It's warm enough to go swimming - at least for some. In January babies abound, turning the peninsula into a giant nursery for penguin chicks and cormorants. Sea Lions are ubiquitous in the South Shetland Islands. In fact, it's entirely possible to trip over one. And there was no shortage of whale sightings either.
What to expect?
During our crossing of the Drake Passage, which is known as either the "Drake Shake" or the "Drake Lake" (we had the latter) the expedition team takes center stage, providing historical and scientific background for our adventure. There are opportunities to participate in several research projects including cloud studies for satellite imagery, and Citizen Science. It's also a perfect time to relax and read (or knit). Once we reach land, the action begins and it doesn't seem to stop until we tie-up in Ushuaia, Argentina 12 days later.
Weather permitting there are two landings per day, providing ample time to go hiking or just hang-out near the ship and watch "Penguin TV." The program is designed to take in as much as you want, at the pace you want. I asked all nineteen fellow travelers what they would do differently and the answer was unanimous: NOTHING!
Seven sovereign states maintain a territorial claim on eight territories in Antarctica, providing critical regulations to ensure both preservation and proper protection for research facilities. Consequently, there is a 100-passenger landing limit, meaning that only 100 passengers are allowed on land at a time. We have chosen a small ship so that everyone can enjoy each landing without worry of having to switch-out for the next batch to come ashore. It's an important factor - trust me.
The next step
Please read the attached brochure for more information, rates and guidelines.
Early sign-up discount
Depending on your choice of cabin, save up to $1500 on your booking. Deadline October 31, 2019