This Weddell Sea – In search of the Emperor Penguins cruise sets out to explore the range of the Emperor Penguins near Snow Hill Island. Experience the bird’s-eye-view of Antarctica! The helicopter capability on m/v Ortelius gives you the rare chance to see the famed emperor penguin rookery south of Snow Hill Island numbering around 4,000 breeding pairs. The thrilling helicopter flights make this search possible, enabling you to land in locations otherwise inaccessible this early in the season.
Oceanwide Expeditions in a fantastic polar expert company that runs ship-based expeditions and are known for being the inventors of Basecamp Antarctica itineraries. Their goal is to take you off the ship and into the action as often as possible, allowing for maximum shore time with activities designed to accommodate a range of experience and fitness levels.
Oceanwide strives for close-contact, twice-daily outings on land and at sea (and sometimes below it). Their expert crew and nimble, ice-strengthened ships allow for safe passage, speedy disembarkations, and supremely flexible itineraries. Their fleet includes the smaller and refurbished M/V Ortelius and M/V Plancius as well as the new M/V Hondius.
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