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February 9, 2020
February 29, 2020



Total days:21Cruise days: 21

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Start:Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina

Finish:Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina


The Russian expedition led by Faddei Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev on the Vostok and Mirny ships discovered Antarctica on January 28, 1820. 2020 is a historic date - 200 years from the date of the discovery of Antarctica by Russian sailors. We do not offer you a cruise, we invite you to repeat what these sailors went through and become a part of the history of the development of the most mysterious sixth continent of the planet. While Elon Musk is trying to expand to space, we want to expand to the oceans and study the mysterious space on Earth - Antarctica. A trip to Antarctica is only for real men. And the memories of this remarkable event will remain with you for life!


November 17 - December 4, 2019 (17 days)

December 06 - December 23, 2019 (17 days)

December 25, 2019 - January 14, 2020 (20 days)

January 17 - February 5, 2020 (20 days)

February 9 - February 29, 2020 (20 days)


• Yachting

• If you want and you have the skills, you can participate in the steering of the yacht

• Going to the land on a tender (a rubber boat with outboard engine)

• Raising the flag of your company on the Antarctic mainland

• Sending letters from the only post office at the British Antarctic Station - Port Lockroy

• Diving (if you have your own equipment and professional skills. The yacht has cylinders, a compressor and cargo). 

• Ski-tour / back-country - skiing and snowboarding (if you have your own equipment and professional skills)

• A visit to the sauna and bar at the Ukrainian Antarctic Akademik Vernadsky station. Possible activities depend on weather conditions, their availability and safety are determined by the captain of the yacht based on the actual situation.

This is my first experience on a yacht. Will I be able to do it?

- The main thing is your attitude. All the tasks will be performed by a professional crew.

I'm afraid of seasickness, won't I feel sick?

- On average, a person adapts in 1-2 days. If seasickness bothers you, the crew will tell you what to do.

Is it safe? I have a wife / children / business / real estate ...

- There is some controlled risk in every water venture. We are professionals in our field and do not expose the expedition members and the ship to unnecessary risk. Navigation safety is the basis of our expeditions.

Events schedule

  • Feb 9, 2020

    Arrival in Ushuaia, and checking into a yacht.

    Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego and the most southern city in the world. Now it is a popular tourist center. Most expeditions to Antarctica depart from here, so there are many specialized stores.

  • Feb 10, 2020

    Additional day on land in case of flight delays.

    You can use this day to walk around Ushuaia. Some interesting sights are the building of the former military prison, the Presidio Museum, the End of the World Museum, which is dedicated to the flora and fauna of this area, as well as the Yaman Museum.

  • Feb 11, 2020

    Setting out to the sea. The Drake Passage.

    The Drake Passage is the place with the most storms on Earth. In addition, it is the widest and deepest passage on the planet. There are also many drifting icebergs there. The Passage is located between South America and Antarctica.

  • Feb 12, 2020

    Crossing the Drake Passage.

  • Feb 15, 2020

    South Shetland Islands - the "gateway" to Antarctica. Here we will begin our acquaintance with these uncharted lands. We will see two species of penguins, funny seals and huge sea elephants.

  • Feb 16, 2020

    We will visit abandoned whaling bases on the Deception island. From there we’ll sail to Enterprise Bay.

    Deception Island was an Antarctic volcano in the past. The latest eruptions happened here in the 60-70s of the 20th century. There are several research stations on the island.

  • Feb 17, 2020

    Trinity Island. Here we can see colonies of Antarctic penguins, huge grottoes and bird markets.

  • Feb 18, 2020

    Landing, tracking, photo hunting for representatives of the local fauna

  • Feb 19, 2020

    Going south. We’ll watch humpback whales, climb a mountain in Orne Harbor, and watch penguins.

  • Feb 20, 2020

    Cuverville Island and the adjacent water area. Over 10 thousand penguins live here. We’ll watch penguins and look for sea leopards. We’ll also look at the huge glaciers in Paradise Bay.

  • Feb 23, 2020

    The Le Maire Strait, Pleneau Bay, Peterman and Goodyear Islands. We will see the colonies of Adélie penguins and subantarctic penguins. There are also many seals, including sea leopards.

  • Feb 24, 2020

    We will arrive at the Vernadsky polar station. Here we will find the most southern store

    and pub in the world.

  • Feb 25, 2020

    We’ll visit Melchior islands - the ice-covered islands in the center of Dallman Bay where humpback whales come to feed.

  • Feb 26, 2020

    We’ll visit Melchior islands - the ice-covered islands in the center of Dallman Bay where humpback whales come to feed.

  • Feb 29, 2020

    Leaving the yacht in Ushuaia



We will see the most southern Argentinean city - Ushuaia, sail through the unpredictable Drake Passage, watch penguins, sea leopards and seals, visit the Melchior Islands and drop by the most southern bar in the world - at the Ukrainian research station Akademik Vernadsky.


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