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Day 1: Ushuaia, Argentina
Antarctica is everything south of the Antarctic convergence, a biological boundary that fluctuates between 50° and 60° South. Travelers gather in Ushuaia in anticipation of their expedition to Antarctica. Overnight in Ushuaia.
Day 2: Embarkation Day
After embarkation in the late afternoon, the vessel will sail down the Beagle Channel. Travelers keep watch on deck for seabirds, penguins and rainbows.
Days 3 - 4: Crossing the Drake Passage
Prepare for rough water, but do not be disappointed if the crossing is smooth sailing. The Drake is always changing.
Days 5 - 8: South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula
Many factors play a role in shaping the expedition's progress. We attempt to leave the ship to explore in a range of activity levels at least twice a day. Perhaps, travelers will feel salt spray on their face as the Zodiac weaves in and around grounded icebergs in Pleneau Bay. They could scramble to the top of a craggy hill for an unforgettable view of an icy chasm near Port Lockroy. They could sit quietly on a pebbled beach and wait for a curious penguin chick to approach, or strap on a harness for a polar plunge into the frigid waters of an Antarctic Bay.
Day 9: Drake Passage to Ushuaia
Activities during the return voyage depend on the conditions of the Drake. A smooth crossing is a busy crossing.
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