Exclusive The Polar Travel Company Antarctic Peninsula Photo Expedition
Enjoy a classic voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula while perfecting your photographic skills accompanied by two renowned professional photographers, Charly Savely and Dylan Furst. Exclusive for The Polar Travel Company's group.
Date of the Tour: 25 Jan, 2021 - 5 Feb, 2021
Duration of the Tour: 12 days / 11 nights
Duration of the Cruise: 11 days / 10 nights
Embarkation: Ushuaia, 26 Jan, 2021
Disembarkation: Ushuaia, 5 Feb, 2021
Language: English speaking voyage
25 January: Welcome at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Group meeting in the evening.
26 January: Drop off luggage to be taken to the ship at the luggage point and free time. Embarkation in the afternoon (16:00hs) directly on the pier.
From 26 January to 5 February cruise to wonderful Antarctica
5 February: Disembarkation after breakfast (transfer to the airport at disembarkation for those flying out the same day).
PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The on-board expedition leader will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.
Day 1: End of the World, Start of a Journey
Your voyage begins where the world drops off: Ushuaia, Argentina, reputed to be the southernmost city on the planet, located on the far southern tip of South America. Starting in the afternoon, you embark from this small resort town on Tierra del Fuego – nicknamed “The End of the World” – and sail the scenic, mountain-fringed Beagle Channel for the rest of the evening.
Day 2 - 3: Path of the Polar Explorers
Over the next two days on the Drake Passage, you catch a taste of life from the perspective of the polar explorers who first braved these regions: cool salt breezes, rolling seas, maybe even a fin whale blasting up sea spray. After passing the Antarctic Convergence – Antarctica’s natural boundary, formed when north-flowing cold waters collide with warmer subantarctic seas – you are in the circum-Antarctic upwelling zone. Not only does the marine life change, the avian life changes too: A variety of albatrosses and petrels show up, along with Cape pigeons and southern fulmars. Then, near the South Shetlands Islands, the first icebergs flash into sight.
Day 4 - 8: Enter the Antarctic
Gray stone peaks sketched with snow, towers of broken blue-white ice, and dramatically different wildlife below and above. You first pass the snow-capped Melchior Islands and Schollaert Channel, sailing between Brabant and Anvers Islands. Sites you may visit include: Cuverville Island – Stabbing up between Rongé Island and the Antarctic Peninsula, Cuverville houses a massive colony of gentoo penguins as well as pairs of breeding brown skuas. Danco Island – Activities here may focus on the gentoo penguins nesting on the island, in addition to the Weddell and crabeater seals that can be found nearby. Neko Harbour – An epic landscape of mammoth glaciers and endless wind-carved snow. Opportunities for Zodiac cruising and kayaking provide you the closest possible view of the ice-crusted alpine peaks. Paradise Bay – You may be able to take a Zodiac cruise in these sprawling, ice-flecked waters, where you have a good chance of seeing humpback and minke whales. Port Lockroy – After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, you get a chance to visit the former British research station – now a museum and post office – of Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. You may also be able to partake in activities around Jougla Point, meeting gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags. There are great opportunities for kayaking and camping here. Pléneau & Petermann Islands – If the ice allows it, you may sail through the Lemaire Channel in search of Adélie penguins and blue-eyed shags. There’s also a good chance you’ll encounter humpback and minke whales here, as well as leopard seals. Wilhelmina Bay & Guvernøren – This is a great place to spot humpback whales. You also may embark on a Zodiac cruise ending at the ghostly wreck of the Guvernøren, a whaling vessel that caught fire here in 1915. Around the Melchior Islands, amid a frozen landscape peopled with icebergs, you may encounter even more whales, leopard seals, and crabeater seals. Conditions on the Drake Passage determine the exact time of departure.
Day 9 - 10: Familiar Seas, Familiar Friends
Your return voyage is far from lonely. While crossing the Drake, you’re again greeted by the vast array of seabirds remembered from the passage south. But they seem a little more familiar to you now, and you to them.
Day 11: There and Back Again
Every adventure, no matter how grand, must eventually come to an end. It’s now time to disembark in Ushuaia, but with memories that will accompany you wherever your next adventure lies.
Included in this voyage
-Photo workshop led by two experienced professional photographers through the program.
-Transfer from airport to the hotel in Ushuaia on 25 January 2021.
-1 night in a hotel in Ushuaia on 25 January 2021.
-Voyage aboard the indicated vessel as indicated in the itinerary.
-All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship including snacks, coffee and tea.
-All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by Zodiac.
-Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
-Free use of rubber boots and snowshoes.
-Luggage transfer from pick-up point to the vessel on the day of embarkation, in Ushuaia.
-Pre-scheduled group transfer from the vessel to the airport in Ushuaia (directly after disembarkation).
-All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
-Comprehensive pre-departure material.
Excluded from this voyage
-Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights
-Pre- and post- land arrangements.
-Passport and visa expenses.
-Government arrival and departure taxes.
-Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (which is mandatory).
-Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar, beverage charges and telecommunication charges.
-The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages for stewards and other service personnel aboard (guidelines will be provided).
Group: Minimum 10 people.
Single cabin supplement: 1,7 of the cabin rate per person.
The Polar Travel Company acts as intermediary. All services provided such as all the information provided by the two renowned photographers, hotels, transfers, and ship cruise are governed according to our terms and conditions
Charly Savely was born & raised in Bristol, England, but has lived the majority of her life on the West Coast of the USA. She has moved around, & traveled her whole life with camera in hand. She is a jack-of-all-trades & received her Bachelor’s Degree in Photography, Graphic Design, & Scientific Illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Charly is a full-time freelance Professional Photographer, who combines her thirst for adventure with her love for photography to capture unique personal experiences. She specializes in adventure travel, wildlife, & commercial photography. Currently, she is focused & passionate about capturing the disappearing Arctic, as well as minimal moments. She is available for travel, so let’s create together!
Dylan Furst is a photographer from the Pacific Northwest, heavily inspired by the darker and rainy days that frequent his home in Bellingham, Washington State. By adapting to this environment, the imminent days of rain become a time of growth and creating. While travel plays a big part in his photography, his focus is mostly directed towards details in nature. He believes a simple shift in perspective can turn the smallest details into works of art, in destinations around the world and in your own backyard.
What level of photography do we require?
We welcome all levels of photography expertise. What we want to see is that you love photography, want to learn more, push yourself, take it to the next level, & take in the atmosphere & experience of working with other creatives in an epic context.
What will we teach & who is this workshop best for?
We will be teaching landscape / travel / lifestyle / wildlife & portrait photography as appropriate throughout the trip. We love to teach post editing in Lightroom & Photoshop. In addition, freelance business practices & how to grow your social media. Since we teach such a wide range of subjects, this workshop is best suited for beginners & intermediate photographers who would like to learn more & navigate through all these styles of photography.
How fit do I need to be?
You will be traveling to a remote destination with not access to complex medical facilities; you should not join this type of expedition if you are suffering from a life-threatening condition. This type of voyages requires independent mobility to negotiate: stairs on a moving ship, steep gangways to board Zodiacs, & rough uneven & slippery terrain. If you have difficulty walking or you need an assistance device to walk around, this type of expeditions may not be for you. Please drop us an email to discuss your situation with us & we will provide you with our best advice.
Should I bring a drone?
Definitely not. IAATO has banned the use of recreational drones & Oceanwide does not allow the use of drones during their trips.
How much camera gear can I bring?
Bring what you have. In general, consider bringing a range of focal lengths: wide-angle (ex: 24mm), standard (ex: 50mm), & a telephoto (ex: 85mm or above). Having said that, a large part of the workshop will be about making the most out of the equipment that you already have!
Suggested: Remote Trigger, Neutral Density Filter (5/10 stop), Polarizer, Batteries & Memory Cards, Tripod
What & where will we eat?
Breakfast at our accommodation in Ushuaia. All meals throughout the voyage while we are aboard the ship, including snacks, coffee & tea. If you find a restaurant you want to try, let us know!
I'm a vegetarian/vegan or have allergies, what should I do?
Let us know! It won't be a problem at all, but it is something that we need to know in advance.
How will the weather be?
This is the region, which has the warmer & also wetter climate in Antarctica. Precipitations vary in a range around 1000 millimeters per year; & in the summer months you can experience temperatures from -2 ºC (28,4 ºF) to +5 ºC (41 ºF). On your voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula you can expect at least some rain or snow on occasion. The days tend to be cloudy, but the Sun can come out as well, as the weather tends to change a lot. You can also expect some wind on occasions.
* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.
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