It is one of the best sailing cruises you can do,
all over the world.
First we will sail from Ushuaia (Argentina) to Puerto
Williams (Chili), which is 4 hours far (we just have to cross the
Beagle Channel). Mandatory stop to the famous bar "Micalvi" !
We will then make a stop in the Wollaston archipelago, very close to
the Cape Horn, which is the ideal place to wait for a good weather forecast to sail to
the Antarctica Peninsula.
As soon as we have a good the weather window (at least 3 days of
nice weather), we start to sail the Drake Passage, that we can cross in
2,5 to 3 days with TARKA.
Sleeping bag, sea clothes, boots, sunglasses, rando shoes.
Chapka or equivalent, several gloves....
Once arrived in Antarctica, the wind is usually weak, the sky is
blue and the sea is calm. The more south we sail and the longer the day
lasts. Sun light can last almost all day long when we are close to the
polar circle. (66 degrees South)
You won t believe your eyes. Plan to take a lot of pictures and vids to
keep the memory of these magical moments, with the whales, the
pinguins, the sea lions, the albatros,... and of course these ice
monuments , the icebergs..
We will discover the footprints left by the famous french explorer
Charcot and sail to the ukrainian research Vernadsky Base, where you
will be invited to taste the local vodka, made of iceberg ice...
If the icepack is not too compact, we will try to cross the polar
circle, before sailing back to the north of the peninsula, to Melchior
This mooring is one of the bests to wait for the good weather window to sail back to the Cape Horn and Ushuaia.
Schedule of the cruises
Information for you cruise
- From the 3rd to the 29th of january 2018
Embarking the day before the start of the cruise, in Ushuaia
Disembarking : Ushuaia
Personal papers :
JetLag : 4 hours
Because of the impredictible weather for the return (Drake Passage,
from Antarctica to Cape Horn), you should take a refundable flight