Shackleton’s Footsteps - A Photographic Expedition with Paul Goldstein

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  • Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
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    Overview

    Highlights (Bullets)

    • Ten good reasons to have Georgia, and more on your mind ...
    • This is a special photographic departure which guarantees every possible daylight hour is maximised with early starts and long days.
    • An earlyish season departure meaning fewer vessels and a very flexible itinerary.
    • The Magellan is best in its class and critically below 100 berths, ensuring maximum time ashore for passengers, not permitted to larger ships.
    • The ship has superb facilities and cuisine, is new and has a superb staff, many of whom Paul has worked with.
    • The expedition leader is fully aware and embraces what these special departures involve.
    • It starts in the Falklands: crucial as it does not waste time at sea for two days sailing from Ushuaia.
    • The Magellan Explorer is stable. And quick, vital for cutting down on sea days.
    • Both Paul and many of the staff are accomplished photographers so there will be plenty of advice on board. Paul has been guiding these polar expeditions for 20 years.
    • Early season finds the ice at its most beautiful and haunting.
    • The journey finishes in Ushuaia again maximising precious time.

    Short Description

    Style Small group tour
    See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
    Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
    Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
    Lodging Level Value (3*)
    Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
    Start City Port Stanley, Falkland Islands
    End City Ushuaia, Argentina

    Destinations

    Falkland Islands

    Attractions & Cities Visited

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    Activities & Interests

    Nature

    Age Requirement

    18-99

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    Itinerary

    Day 1 Start Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

    You will be picked up at the Port Stanley Airport and transferred into town. There will be time to explore the town of Port Stanley before boarding the ship.

    Day 2 Saunders Island & West Point Island

    Two thrilling landings at two very different islands with most of Noah's South Atlantic avian lot on show from albatrosses to penguins. West Point is not only dramatic but has Rockhopper penguins in large numbers.

    Day 3 Volunteer Point

    There will be no shortage of these regal penguins on this departure, hundreds of thousands of them but to find them on a sparkling white sand beach is very different.

    Day 4 - 5 At Sea

    There is a whole team of experts specialising in history, cetaceans, pinnipeds, ice and photography waiting to fill these two days, ensuring everyone is ready for landfall in South Georgia. Once the cold water convergence is reached shortly after leaving the Falklands, there will be no shortage of birds trailing in the Magellan's wake.

    Day 6 Elsehul Bay & Right Whale Bay

    An early Zodiac ride along the fertile crescent of Elsehul, a natural harbour with seals, penguins and petrels circling overhead. It is a spectacular hors d'oeuvre to the main course in the afternoon, the gravely named Right Whale Bay with its dramatic surf. It is one of the most photogenic landings on the whole island. Sometimes tricky to get in, it is really worth an extended landing.

    Day 7 Salisbury Plain & Prion Island

    Every polar guide and leader has their favourite rookery, but Salisbury, with the ability to get well above the colony remains the favourite with many. This captivating beachhead is ringed by distant snow capped mountains and has well over 100,000 Kings. Salisbury may involve repeated landings, but if there is time, Prion Island, with its nesting Wanderers, is potentially another landing. So graceful in the sky these vast birds are strangely clumsy on land.

    Day 8 Stromness, Hercules Bay & Grytviken

    If there is not too much snow some people may do the bottom half of Shackleton's famous final walk (without the glissade!), others can photograph on the delightful bays nearby. In the afternoon a short but mandatory visit to get passports stamped in Grytviken and to visit the museum and reflect on the triple legacy of Shackleton, whaling and the first shots of the Falklands war. There are also nesting light mantled Sooty albatrosses.

    Day 9 St Andrews Bay

    This is a very special landing and rightfully merits a whole day with multiple landings. The backdrop and frankly sheer number of birds makes this a staggering sight and has been known to devour literally millions of gigabytes. 'Unique' is an overused epithet in travel, not here.

    Day 10 Gold Harbour & Cooper Bay

    Think hanging glaciers, elephant seals jousting in the surf and sand, King penguins marching in tight formations and you have this morning's landing, it's called Gold for a reason. Cooper Bay is enjoyed by Zodiac and offers probably the only chance to see the enigmatic Macaroni penguin.

    Day 11 - 12 At Sea

    A chance to re-charge bodies, batteries and to continue with the ship's on board presentation programme and to enjoy the outstanding facilities on board.

    Day 13 Weddell Sea, Erebus & Terror Gulf

    Throughout the sail South it is possible to see both castellated and tabular icebergs, some of them the size of small hamlets or villages. As the bow gets closer to the 7th continent these sculpted bergs may well be decorated by Adelie and Chinstrap penguins. Erebus and Terror Gulf has a huge Adelie penguin rookery for the first Antarctic landing.

    Day 14 Antarctic Sound

    Icebergs, Adelies and the Northern tip of the Continent.

    Day 15 Half Moon Island & Deception Island

    Half Moon is dramatic and also a stronghold for Chinstrap penguins, although not a large island it has several very photogenic areas to enjoy. Deception Island is interesting historically but should the weather be calm the exposed landing prospect of Baily Head with 150,000 'Chinnies' is intoxicating.

    Day 16 Wilhelmina Bay & Cuverville Island

    Probably one of the best areas to witness Orcas and other whales even this early in the season. It is also home to some remarkable mountain scenery as well as many icebergs and Gentoo penguins.

    Day 17 Paradise Harbour & Neko Harbour

    Many have listed these two as personal favourites and it's easy to see why. The view from the summit overlooking Paradise Bay is beautiful and being in Zodiacs negotiating the snap, crackle and pop of the ice in the bay is mesmerising. Neko is breathtaking with a large Gentoo colony, the harbour is normally choked by bergs but fairly sheltered. Like all these highlights, plenty of time is required to really immerse yourself and/or your camera in their delights. On this expedition you will get plenty.

    Day 18 - 19 At Sea

    This expedition is not over as thousands of birds from prions to pintados and petrels to albatrosses will trail the ship North. Staff will be on hand to ensure this journey is wrapped up in spectacular fashion.

    Day 20 Disembark in Ushuaia

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    Group Size

    Small Group - 24 max

    Maximum Number of People in Group: 96

    Accommodations

    The Shackleton’s Footsteps - A Photographic Expedition with Paul Goldstein is offered on the Magellan Explorer, a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for Antarctic and sub-Antarctic expeditions. The Magellan Explorer has capacity for up to 96 guests in various categories of accommodation. All cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies. All double cabins except two have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with shower. The ship features a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a spacious and stylish dining room, a well-stocked bar, a library, a meeting room, a gym, a sauna, and a medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the bow of the ship, which is accessible to guests to offer proximity to marine wildlife. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

    Age Notes :

    Min. Age: 18

    Max Age: 99

    Additional Information

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    What's excluded

    • Travel insurance
    • Single accommodation (available on request)
    • Visas or vaccinations

    Meals Included

    All meals while on the ship included and offer a variety of choices. A full selection of drinks is served by waitstaff. Breakfast and lunch are offered buffet-style, where your choice of main course is plated by a chef and can then be complemented by side dishes, salads, fruits, and pastries. Dinner is sit-down, with full service. Beers and premium Chilean wines are included with lunch and dinner. Depending on the weather, a barbecue on deck may be offered.
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