November 29-December 10, 2011
With World Renouned Photographers
Following are the details for this incredible, once in a lifetime photographic journey.
We plan to visit the highlights of the Antarctic Penninsula – Deception Island (sailing into an active volcano), Paradise Bay (gliding below slowly calving glaciers), Neko Harbor (walking up to the edge of and looking down at a calving glacier), Lamaire Channel (sailing through mountain peaks at sunset), Plenneau Bay (iceberg graveyard) and many more. Our exact itinerary and route will be dependent on weather, light and ice. The ship is the Ocean Nova and as we have done in previous trips, we will be ready to shoot 24 hours a day and we will work with the crew to shoot at the best light in the most beautiful of places.
Our trip (November 29 – December 10) is early in the season when the ice is great, the weather is good, and the penguins are nesting.
There will be many lectures, demonstrations, and reviews – more than in previous voyages. We are committed to make this trip a once in a lifetime experience with phenomenal locations and instruction.
The cost of the trip is based on the type of berth you opt for –single, double, or triple occupancy..
We are traveling on one of Quark’s most comfortable boats the OceanNova.
$7,990 (shared triple berth)
$9,990 (shared double berth)
$14,990 ( single berth)
These rates include all on board expenses; travel, room, board,lectures, etc. You will also be provided with Antarctic Expedition Jacket and boots.They do not include airfare to and from Ushuaia, Argentina.After long negotiations, we have been limited to one payment option.
All participants will need to make a full non-refundable commitment tothe trip before October 20th, 2010.
The fee is transferable – you can sell or gift a spot to someone else.
In addition, we recommend Quark’s travel insurance which will protect
your investment should you need to make a cancellation later.
Availability on this trip is limited and will be handled on a first come first serve basis.
The first three voyages sold out in as little as 72 hours.
Even if you are not able to make this commitment at this time, we’d like to hear from you, about whether you are still interested in making this voyage with us and what type of berth you’re interested in.
If you would like any more details on the trip or to speak with Seth directly, please email us @ [email protected]
To book this trip, please contact before October 20th, 2010
Mr. Paul Schuster
Name as it appears on Passport and Passport #
Mailing address (no P.O. boxes as it is for Fed Ex delivery)
Phone Number for Contact
Below is our basic itinerary on the Ocean Nova.
November 29, 2011 Day 1 – Ushuaia, Argentina This expedition to Antarctica begins with a night in a hotel in Ushuaia, Argentina. There will be activities available including an arduous hike to an ice cave.
Day 2 – Embarkation Day After embarkation, you cruise down the Beagle Channel. From the deck, birders can add albatross, penguins and petrels to their life list. Later in the evening everyone should be on deck to watch the sure-footed Channel pilot clamber down to the boat sent to collect him. We will also start our lecture series on Photoshop, Lightroom and Creativity.
Day 3-4 – Crossing the Drake Passage Prepare for rough water, but do not be disappointed if your crossing of the Drake Passage is smooth sailing. The world’s roughest stretch of water is continually changes. Lectures, portfolio reviews will continue throughout the journey.
Day 5-9 – South Shetland Islands & the Peninsula Many factors play a role in shaping the expedition’s itinerary – weather, ice and the presence of wildlife but these days are 24 hours of non stop breathtaking scenery and adventure. We will be shooting from the ship as well as making landings with zodiacs and zodiac cruises. Major Gigage….
Day 10-11 – The Drake Passage Return to Ushuaia across the Drake Passage. Lectures and review of work and special presentations.
Day 12 – Disembarkation in Ushuaia After breakfast aboard, we transfer the group to the airport for homeward flights.