Antarctic sailing expedition, 21 days

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01 Dec 2018
£ 12490
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31 Dec 2018
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30 Nov 2019
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04 Jan 2020
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01 Feb 2020
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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Antarctic sailing expedition, 21 days

Environment

Our Antarctic ships are smaller, less imposing on the polar landscape than the bigger cruise ships. On this trip you will be travelling by yacht which is not only a unique way to explore the Antarctic but also quiet, unobtrusive meaning less disturbance to wildlife.

Your ship is a handsome is a tried, tested and trusted 22m aluminium ocean sailing yacht. She is a pioneering veteran with a renowned pedigree for taking on the Southern Ocean and exploring deep inside the Antarctic wilderness. Assisted by a fully retractable lift keel and rudder she was designed to be able to explore shallow ice strewn waters.

This is also a small group adventure with a low ratio of leaders to passengers which provides a personalised experience. Your on board natural history experts, through guided walks and evening talks, reveal the wonders of Antarctic scenery and wildlife and introduces some of the local and global conservation issues which this fragile habitat faces.

Our polar trips are made under full membership of the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators (IAATO) and as such abide by their strict codes of conduct. Encounters with all wildlife are controlled by strict responsible codes of conduct.

We have calculated the average CO2 emissions of our Arctic and Antarctic Voyages and will automatically offset each client’s share of emissions via the charity Rainforest Concern’s new Rainforest4Climate programme. We will also automatically offset the carbon emissions of flights booked through us for our polar expeditions.

Community

The areas we visit throughout Antarctica and the subAntarctic region have no permanent population other than the researchers who reside seasonally or overwinter at bases in the Peninsula and the Antarctic Islands.

There is a good rapport between such station staff and our small expedition ships, we bring passengers to appreciate their work, offer company and discussion and also bring their otherwise underused cash to uniquely spend on what service or souvenir they offer.

At Vernadsky station for example the friendly Ukrainian researchers are happy to provide us with a tour of their laboratories - the place where the Ozone hole was first discovered, share news and stories, join us for a beer or vodka at their bar and of course sell stamps and postcards which can take up to a year to arrive! Help is also given to scientists and station personnel if they need to be transferred from South America to their working

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