We invite you to join us on a 14 days (13 nights) Antarctic photography tour to the Antarctic Peninsula in November 2019. WildPhoto Travel will be chartering the entire ship, MV Ushuaia, for a PHOTOGRAPHER ONLY expedition early in the season. With the changes done to the Antarctic expedition fleet, our ship is now one of the smallest expedition ships available. To further give you the best experience possible, we have chosen to run this photography trip with reduced capacity and increase your comfort. There will be a maximum of 74 guests, all fellow photographers with a wish to make the best of landings and good light. Get ready for an exciting Antarctic photography tour.
The main focus on this photography trip will be penguins, seabirds, seals, landscape and ice. The reason we choose to offer an early season Antarctic photography tour is because we love photographing winter landscapes with clean white snow, and birds early in the breeding season (courtship, nest building etc.). Few photographers have visited Antarctica in early November, and we believe this will give you great photo opportunities. We will be landing early in the morning to get the best light conditions, which you will miss on ordinary tourist trips. This have proven extremely successful in previous years. See images by our photo hosts Ole J. Liodden here, and Roy Mangersnes here.
We will schedule longer stops than usual when going ashore in order to provide participants with enough time to get excellent pictures. We use 7 zodiac boats to get ashore or when searching for the wildlife at sea.
With 9-10 full days near the Antarctic Peninsula, this Antarctic photography tour is for nature photographers who want more quality time with the Antarctic wildlife and landscape.
01.11-14.11 2019 Sold out
Let us know if you want to be on a waitlist if some spots are available on fully booked trips or upcoming trips.
IMAGES FROM OUR PREVIOUS ANTARCTIC PHOTOGRAPHY EXPEDITION
Based on our previous Antarctic photography tour in November we plan to use the travel route as illustrated on the map, but this may change due to ice, weather and other conditions.
Day 0 We recommend everyone to have at last one night in Buenos Aires or Ushuaia, before departure with the ship.
Day 1 Departure from Ushuaia, sailing out the Beagle channel, starting our Antarctic photography tour.
Day 2 At sea, heading toward Antarctica.
Day 3 First landing at the South Shetland islands.
Day 4-12 We are visiting some of the best areas for wildlife and landscape photography, such as Antarctic Sound, Deception Island, Astrolab and south toward Lemaire channel. At this time of the year we expect areas like the Weddel sea, Lemaire Channel, Neko etc to be closed with ice, but there will be other areas for us to explore and photograph.
Day 13 At sea heading toward South America, Ushuaia.
Day 14 Return back to Ushuaia. Transfer to your hotel or fly directly home.
Maps of our planned itinerary on our Antarctic photography tour, but this is very dependent on weather and ice conditions. Green spots on the map are most likely free of ice, orange spots has an approx. 50% chance of free of ice and red spots are most likely not possible to visit during earlier Antarctic photography tour. Our final schedule of the expedition will be in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions. Click on the map for a larger version.
Cabins on MV Ushuaia
Our expedition ship is comfortable with different cabin options. We offer 26 TWIN cabins with semi-private or private WC / shower, and 18 SINGLE cabins (usually sold as twin cabins). Food service will be at a designated time on this Antarctic photography tour, and the chef has a varied and tasty menu.
MAIN DECK F
|6 STANDARD PLUS TWIN PRIVATE CABINS with portholes or windows on deck E, private facilities, 2 lower beds. Cabin 640 has one double bed. Cabin 631 and 639 have 3 lower single beds|
|7 STANDARD PLUS SINGLE PRIVATE CABINS with portholes or windows on deck E, private facilities, 2 lower beds.|
|10 STANDARD TWIN SEMI-PRIVATE CABINS with upper / lower bunks. Two cabins share one bathroom accessible from both cabins (shower and wc). Each cabin is also equipped with its own washbasin.|
AVAILABLE CABINS ON UPPER DECK E:
AVAILABLE CABINS ON UPPER DECK G:
BRIDGE DECK H
UPPER DECK G
|4 SUITES with outside cabins with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, two lower berths, lounge, TV, DVD player and fridge. Suite 201 features two double beds, Suite 202 one double bed and a sofa bed. Suites 204 and 207 feature three lower single beds.|
|6 PREMIER TWIN PRIVATE CABINS with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, two lower berths|
|2 PREMIER SINGLE PRIVATE CABINS with windows (view obstructed by lifeboat) on the upper deck G, private facilities|
|9 SUPERIOR TWIN PRIVATE CABINS with windows on the upper deck G, private facilities, two lower berths. Cabin 301 has one double and one single bed.|
You register to this Antarctic photography tour by submitting a deposit payment (USD $2500) and sending in a signed booking form to our EMAIL. On the backside (page #2) of the booking form you will find the terms and conditions which pertain to this expedition. You will also find more information about payments, insurance etc. on the booking form. Let us know if you have any questions.