Solar Eclipse, South Georgia & Antarctica - Ocean Atlantic
Next DepartureNov. 23, 2021
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, Boat, Kayaking, Lectures, Photography, Wildlife observations, Zodiac
On Saturday, December 4, 2021, a total solar eclipse will run over the South Atlantic towards Antarctica. Albatros Expeditions will be in place exactly at the center of the eclipse umbra during our fantastic voyage to South Georgia and Antarctica, aboard our very own ship, Ocean Atlantic.
The eclipse begins early in the morning east of Falkland Islands. From here the moon shadow speeds south at 10,000 km per hour towards the South Orkney Island and Antarctica. Albatros Expeditions has selected the best possible observation position east of South Orkney, where the sun is 11 degrees above the horizon. This wondrous phenomenon will last for almost 2 minutes.
The solar eclipse is just one out of several highlights of this once-in-a-lifetime voyage.
We follow in the path of the courageous explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton – just in the opposite direction: From Ushuaia to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia. From here to the eclipse path and onwards to South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. We will skirt the periphery of the Weddell Sea, birthplace of the mighty tabular icebergs, and cruise close to Shackleton’s harsh winter-camp on the shore of Elephant Island.
The sub-Antarctic islands and Antarctic Peninsula are a nature photographer’s paradise and we will attempt as many shore landings as possible per day, weather conditions permitting, bringing you close to Antarctica’s beauty. During our days at sea, a variety of onboard edutainment activities, from lectures to workshops, wildlife spotting and eclipse photography, will be possible.
Arrival and embarkation in Ushuaia
At Sea towards Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands, Port Stanley
At sea towards South Georgia
Day 7 - 11
South Georgia and South Atlantic
December 4th: Solar Eclipse east of South Orkney Islands
At sea towards Antarctica
Day 14 - 17
Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands
day 18 - 19
Re-crossing Drake towards Ushuaia
Arrival in Ushuaia and disembarkation
Inclusions / Exclusions
• 20-day cruise with accommodation in a shared outside double cabin with private facilities
• Position on the solar eclipse centerline
• All Zodiac landings and excursions as per itinerary
• Expedition parka
• Rubber boot rentals
• Guiding and lectures by our expedition leader and team
• English-speaking expedition team
• Full board on the ship - breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon snacks
• Free tea and coffee 24 hours’ daily