Antarctica 22 Days - Itinerary


Day 1– You reach Puerto Williams, the starting point of your sailing expedition, via Santiago and Punta Arenas. From Punta Arenas you will be boarding the two-engine Twin Otter or the new BAE 146-200 of the air taxi regional operator DAP, which will take you on a spectacular flight across the Darwin Range into the Beagle Channel to Puerto Williams, the starting point of our expedition.

A member of our SIM Expeditions team will be waiting at the airport, ready to pick you up. The skipper welcomes you aboard. If he sees a weather window, we will begin our voyage as soon as we get everyone on board. Otherwise, we will prepare the boat to leave the next day. In the evening a glass of “pisco sour” will round-off our first day in the south.

Day 2 – Puerto Williams to Caletta Lennox

Day 3, 4, 5 – Drake Passage South . 2 & 4 hours two-man watches are to be carried by each participant.

Day 6 – Arrival to Deception Island

Day 7 – Deception Island South to Enterprise Island

Day 8 – Cuverville Island

Day 9 – Cuverville to Chilean González-Videla Antarctic Base and Paradise Bay.

Day 10 – Paradise Bay to Le Maire Straße to Port Pleneau.

Day 11 – Port Pleneau southbound to Argentine Islands. Visit of Akademik Vernadsky Research Base. Southermost place of our expedition.

Day 12 – Visit North to Peterman Island, anchor at Port Lockroy.

Day 13 – Port Lockroy North to Dorian Bay

Day 14 – Dorian Bay North to Melchior Islands.

Day 15 – Melchior Islands . Preparations for the crossing North of the Drake Passage.

Day 16, 17, 18 – Crossing of the Drake Channel back North. 2 - 4 hours two-man watches are to be carried by each participant.

Day 19 – Arrival at the Fuegian Archipelago. Anchor at Martial Cove or Lennox Cove.

Day 20 – Rest and relaxation after the crossing of the Drake Passage .

Day 21 – Arrival to Puerto Williams, where the Expeditions celebrates at the legendary Bar Micalvi, the end of an unforgettable expedition.

Day 22 – Disembarking of the vessel. Return to Punta Arenas .

Please Note This trip is an extraordinary journey with an expeditions character. This itinerary is tentative only. The weather has always the last word. The itinerary is designed in order to leave enough time at the end of the Expedition in case of any delays. The itinerary, if necessary, will be modified by the Captain according to his criteria. Always keeping in mind the best interests of all participants and the safety of the vessel.

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