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11 South Orkney Animals: Whales, Seabirds, and Penguins Aplenty

The South Orkney Islands are frequently forgotten as an Antarctic travel option. But they shouldn’t be: Forming part of the Scotia Sea Islands...

Antarctica: the Trip of a Lifetime

Edith joined Oceanwide Expeditions for a 21-day polar expedition cruise through the Falklands, South Georgia, and the South Orkneys to Antarctica....

What to pack for your Atlantic Odyssey voyage?

When packing, don’t weigh yourself down with too many clothes or too much gear. Select informal, practical clothing for your trip that can be...

A Photo-Tour of our Cruise Ship the m/v Plancius

Welcome aboard the Plancius! She was originally named the Hr. Ms. Tydeman and was built as an oceanographic research vessel for the royal Dutch...

A special visit to Orcadas Station

During our 19-day cruise on board Ortelius to the Falkland Islands, to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula, we had the opportunity to make...

What to Pack on Your Antarctic Cruise

The bag you use to pack all your items, should be appropriate for your travels ahead. Although many want to pack everything they own, this is...

HDS21-19, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctica

We woke to fairly “lumpy” seas and a brisk wind giving enough motion to upset some of our equilibrium. Some were confined to the berth while...

OTL31-19, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

In the morning before arrival we spotted some Sei whales in a narrow passage Ortelius passed through close to Westpoint Island. It was a sunny...

PLA25-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

We awoke to a bright sunny day but there was a strong breeze blowing. Nonetheless most of headed on deck to take in the views of the approaching...

PLA24-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

Our first landing of the day, and indeed of the trip, was Carcass Island, owned and operated by Rob and Lorraine McGill. The island sits in the...

PLA23-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula

We awoke to calm seas and sunshine today, and most of us headed on deck to take in the views of the approaching Falkland Islands! We sailed through...

PLA21-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

After breakfast there was plenty of time to head out on deck and enjoy the sunshine and enjoy the birds that were flying around the ship and...

PLA29-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

We returned to the ship for a quick lunch while Plancius sailed to our next landing site at Grave Cove. Commersons dolphins came alongside...

OTL29-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Almost immediately, we encountered a few curious Cobb´s Wren along with Striated Caracaras, two bird species only found on a handful of islands...

PLA27-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

Plancius anchored off the western end of the bay and almost immediately an expeditionary zodiac went ashore to assess the situation; however...

OTL25-18, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Our first day of landings dawned – many of us got up early in order to enjoy the seabirds and Ortelius’ approach to the stunning landscapes of...

PLA23-17, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

Many were up bright and early to witness the captain’s navigation of Woolly Gut, a narrow passage through the small islands en-route to our morning’s...

PLA22-17, trip log, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula

Our plan was to land at Steeple Jason this morning. However, during the early watch this morning it soon became apparent that the swell was simply...

PLA29-17, trip log, Falkland Islands – South Georgia – South Orkney Islands – Antarctic...

After lunch and a short cruise, we reached Saunders Island. One 4x4 vehicle driven by the welcoming party was parked on the edge of the gently...

PLA27-17, trip log, Falkland Islands – South Georgia – Antarctic Peninsula

The early morning saw Plancius cruising through a glittering, wind ruffled sea toward West Point Island, the most north-westerly point of the...

OTL25-17, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

We awoke to a wonderful Southern Ocean morning. Sunshine was streaming onto the upper decks, birds were circling and a moderate sea gently rolling...

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