Meet some of our ‘experts’, qualified expedition leaders and guides. Our friendly expedition staff, most of whom have been with the company for many years, will be anxious to share their enthusiasm and knowledge with their guests. They will share their knowledge in lectures on board during sea days and during field excursions; our guides come from all over the world and speak several languages.
Imagine for a moment that you are on an arctic expedition and spot a woolly mammoth on land. This is something that has not been possible anywhere on earth for approximately 4,000 years, and the largest concentration of woolly mammoths died off 10,000 years ago.
Enjoy the seminars given by our Dive Master, Henrik Enckell. We will also discuss the special wildlife we encounters.
After observing the penguins’ mating and chick-rearing behaviors for several weeks, it’s time to solve another crucial piece of the penguin puzzle: how far do the penguins travel to find food?
Establishing a mate is the top priority for breeding penguins. Male penguins arrive to shore before females, and are thus left with the tedious duty of building a nest in order to attract a female when they arrive. But what do you build a nest with when there are no…
Each voyage uses one of our main ships (Plancius or Ortelius) as a main hub and from there passengers are able to launch into any one of a variety of activities, all of which are included (except polar diving).
From October to March, during the Austral summer, thousands of breeding Gentoo, Adèlie, and Chinstrap penguins travel to the Western Antarctic Peninsula to rear their chicks and fatten up on krill before the brutal winter sets in.
Gough is a mysterious and remote island, uninhabited apart from a small party of meteorologists and sometimes biologists. Set in the midst of the Roaring Forties it is bashed by the westerly winds and swells most days.
Beaked whales are deep foragers, and this has made it difficult for researchers to learn a lot about them. Fortunately, whale song recordings can give us a glimpse into the lives of each species, including the mysterious beaked whales that are among one of the world’s largest cetacean families.