Südliche Shetlandinseln

Kreuzfahrt durch die spektakuläre Bellow Neptun in das Geheimnis der nebelverhangenen Insel “Deception Island“.

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Antarktis - Polarkreis - Walbeobachtungsreise
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Antarktis - Polarkreis - Walbeobachtungsreise

Überqueren Sie den Polarkreis

PLA32-24 Diese Reise entlang der Antarktischen Halbinsel bis zum Polarkreis führt durch Gewässer, in denen sich Buckel-, Zwerg- und Finnwale aufhalten. Die Expedition bietet an verschiedenen Stellen die Möglichkeit für zahlreiche Aktivitäten wie z.B. Wandern...

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MS Plancius

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21 Mär - 1 Apr, 2024

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4600 USD

Weddellmeer - Auf der Suche nach dem Kaiserpinguin (inkl. Hubschrauber)

Auf der Suche nach den schwer zu findenden Kaiserpinguinen

OTL22-24 Eine echte Expedition, unsere Weddellmeer-Reise, mit dem Ziel die Kaiserpinguine in der Nähe von Snow-Hill-Island zu beobachten. Wir werden die Gegend mit dem Helikopter aufsuchen und auf diesem Weg auch eine Vielzahl anderer Vögel und weitere Pinguinarten...

m/v Ortelius

MS Ortelius

Reisezeit:

10 Nov - 20 Nov, 2024

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12100 USD

Weddellmeer - Auf der Suche nach dem Kaiserpinguin (inkl. Hubschrauber)

Auf der Suche nach den schwer zu findenden Kaiserpinguinen

OTL23-24 Eine echte Expedition, unsere Weddellmeer-Reise, mit dem Ziel die Kaiserpinguine in der Nähe von Snow-Hill-Island zu beobachten. Wir werden die Gegend mit dem Helikopter aufsuchen und auf diesem Weg auch eine Vielzahl anderer Vögel und weitere Pinguinarten...

m/v Ortelius

MS Ortelius

Reisezeit:

20 Nov - 30 Nov, 2024

Liegeplätze ab:

12100 USD

Antarktis - Entdeckungs- und Lernreise + Navigationsworkshop

Klassische Antarktis einschließlich Deception-Island

OTL24-24 Diese Reise zur Antarktischen Halbinsel und den Süd-Shetland-Inseln bringt Sie in eine Landschaft aus dunklem, schroffen Fels; reinem weißen Schnee und einer fantastischen Vielfalt an Tieren. Begrüßen Sie Wale, Robben und Tausende von Pinguinen.

m/v Ortelius

MS Ortelius

Reisezeit:

30 Nov - 10 Dez, 2024

Liegeplätze ab:

7900 USD

Antarktis - Entdeckungs- und Lernreise

Klassische Antarktis einschließlich Deception-Island

PLA26-25 Diese Reise zur Antarktischen Halbinsel und den Süd-Shetland-Inseln bringt Sie in eine Landschaft aus dunklem, schroffen Fels; reinem weißen Schnee und einer fantastischen Vielfalt an Tieren. Begrüßen Sie Wale, Robben und Tausende von Pinguinen.

m/v Plancius

MS Plancius

Reisezeit:

6 Jan - 16 Jan, 2025

Liegeplätze ab:

8650 USD

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Adding Antarctica to Your Seven-Continents Bucket List

It’s a common pursuit among serious travelers to visit all seven continents. And indeed, the term “bucket list,” which became popular (if not overused) since the 2007 movie, fits naturally with this goal.

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Antarctica and My Old Friend, Ortelius: Passenger Story by Ann Lane

I was on the recent Antarctic trip on Ortelius, 16 Feb - 7 March. This has been my third expedition with Oceanwide, and I continue to be very impressed by the experiences.

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von Steve Rickman
This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Everything was so well run. The crew and staff worked so hard to make this experience so special. I will never forget it.
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von Belinda-Jane Orwin
Highly recommend this 13 day Basecamp trip. We saw such a variety of wildlife, got to do every available activity (camping, kayaking, mountaineering, showshoeing, landings, zodiacs, onboard lectures regarding wildlife, Antarctic safety, photography lectures, history of antarctica and more
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von Steph Foraker
This was a dream trip for me and the wildlife, scenery, and remote stark beauty did not disappoint. The Expedition leader and guides were incredible! They shared so freely their great gifts of knowledge and respect for the earth and beings of it. Eduardo, you are the bomb. Thank you, Regis, Koen, Ilke, Helene, Koen, Michael, Tom! I most enjoyed that I felt so fully immersed in the magical, pristine, awe-inspiring places of Antarctica and the remote southern ocean islands we visited. The wildlife was fantastic, the penguin breeding colony numbers staggering, the seabirds so cool. The other birders I met on the trip were so nice and what fun seeing what new would show up each day. We were also lucky to have very good weather! This was a hugely expensive venture for me but it was a once in a lifetime trip, not to be missed. If you do this trip, go with few expectations, an open mind and heart, and just be in it. I like getting lost in a good book, but this was the real deal for 3 weeks. I am changed, upgraded, in the best ways.
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von Bruce Acton
Melanie and I had the most wonderful Antarctic experience with 95 of our now closest friends. The crew, the guides, and hotel staff all provide exception service to each and every guest. The wildlife and scenery were mindboggling. Bewertung lesen
von Ellis Jansen
This trip has exceeded all our expectations: we had fantastic Arctic weather (though a big rough sea at some days), we saw so much wildlife and the ship, its crew and all the facilities were amazing. Outside it just looked like a decor of an unbelievable wilde life film. Ice bergs everywhere, birds, penguins, whales, seals: they were all there and they were with many. An unforgettable journey, an experience you will never forget. Our expedition leader made all the right choices, our guides were knowing and unbelievably enthusiastic. Yes, these trips are quite expensive, but you forget about that as soon as the ships sails out of Ushuaia.... Bewertung lesen
von N. Morskate
With the trip reversed due to weather conditions we had the luck to have smooth sailing and fantastic landings at various great nature spots. Bewertung lesen

FAQ

The South Shetland Islands follow Greenwich Mean Time +12 (GMT +12). This means that if it is 9:00 GMT +12 (9 a.m.) during your trip to the South Shetland Islands, it would be the previous day at 17:00 (5 p.m.) in New York City, USA and 22:00 (10 p.m.) in London, U.K.. The South Shetland Islands officially have the same time as the Antarctic South Pole. During an expedition cruise to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, the ship will be using Argentinean time (GMT -3).  

The climate in this area is typically very cool and corresponds well with the rest of the northern Antarctic Peninsula.The average summer temperature only reaches 1.5 degrees Celsius (34.7 degrees Fahrenheit), and the typical winter temperature hovers around -5 degrees Celsius (23 degrees Fahrenheit).

Even in the summertime, the South Shetland Islands retain an ice and snow coverage of 80 percent. It is humid and often cloudy, and the sunniest days are typically accompanied by colder temperatures. Due to this, anyone who is taking a expedition cruise to the South Shetland Islands needs to bring the proper type of clothing with them. 

A visit to the South Shetland Islands will reveal a surprising amount of life for such a harsh environment. South Shetlands wildlife such as, seals, penguins and seabirds utilize the surrounding water as a feeding spot, and they can often be spotted from the cruise ship. On land, there are many examples of vegetation, including algae, lichens and mosses. This helps highlight the fact that life can find a way in even the most inhospitable places.  

The number of people living in the South Shetland Islands is extremely hard to say. Research stations may only have a skeleton crew - if any at all - during the winter. During the summer months it's booming with scientists and support crew. 

The South Shetland Islands are not under the control of any nation. Instead, the Antarctic Treaty enables all signatories to utilize the region for any non-military related purposes. This has led to 13 countries establishing research stations and field camps. Before the Antarctic Treaty was signed, the islands were claimed by the U.K., Argentina and Chile. 

The South Shetland Islands are volcanic, primarily mountainous and approximately 80 percent glaciated. A voyage to the South Shetland Islands will often provide visitors with the opportunity to see penguins and seals. Deception Island is always a highlight, and it is uninhabited aside from Spanish and Argentinean research bases. The glaciers and steep peak on the eastern side of the island provide a challenging environment for hiking. Kayaking is also an exciting way to explore Port Foster - the flooded caldera of Deception island.

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