Six Ways To Get Off The Beaten Track In Antarctica

Six Ways To Get Off The Beaten Track In Antarctica

27 June, London  –  Kicking off the 2018 Antarctic season, polar cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) gives travellers two chances to get ‘Off the Beaten Track’; first onboard One Ocean Navigator / Akademik Ioffe on 7 November, or by joining the inaugural voyage of OOE’s newest vessel, RCGS Resolute departing 16 November 2018.

Each traveller returns from Antarctica humbled by the experience, many becoming ambassadors for the protection and preservation of the white continent. “The Antarctic cruising experience has evolved and so has the desire to participate in engaging educational seminars and physical activities”, shared Aaron Lawton, OOE’s Operations Director. “Collectively OOE’s onboard team has over 100 Antarctic voyages under their belts. Needless to say, their in-depth destination knowledge and the qualification to take guests on the most incredible journeys, including the ski touring program we offer on our ‘Off the Beaten Track’ voyage series, is second to none”, added Lawton.


Here are six ways active expedition cruise travellers can get ‘Off the Beaten Track’ In Antarctica

1. Experience a world-class expedition cruise vessel

Guests can explore at their own pace onboard OOE’s expedition cruise vessels, boasting the highest ice rating in the industry, allows for close access to rich wildlife, serene bays and mountainous terrain. Each day OOE’s floating wilderness lodges are repositioned to the next inspiring landing site.

  1.  Immerse yourself in comprehensive educational programming

Diverse and quality education is at the heart of OOE’s programming with expert staff, guest speakers, renowned artists, explorers, scientists and educators onboard to educate and inspire. On 16 November’s “Antarctica Off the Beaten Track” voyage, George Kourounis, RCGS Fellow, Explorer-in-Residence and adventurer will be joining the voyage to offer insightful presentations and conversations.

3. Tick Antarctic ski touring off your bucket list

Experienced skiers can venture on small group backcountry ski excursions, where they climb, carve fresh tracks and summit the high points to take in infinite views of the Antarctic Peninsula, all in the company of Internationally Qualified IFMGA guides.

4. Gaze at the rich wildlife from a sea kayak or snowshoes

Discover the incredible Antarctic wildlife by land or sea; Sea kayakers can paddle on the Antarctic Ocean and enjoy the wildlife spectacle and ice sculptures unfolding before their eyes, while snowshoers explore the terrain on foot to appreciate wildlife up close

5. Camp on the ice and wake up in company of curious penguins

Adventurous travellers have the option to camp overnight on the continent. Pending weather conditions, intrepid campers carve their bed into the snow and star gaze from the Antarctic Peninsula. OOE provides winter clothing and all necessary gear for a good night in the fresh air. The gentle steps and peculiar grin of friendly penguins amuse guests and offers priceless photos and memories.

  1.  Sharpen your photography skills with personal pro-photographer assistance 

With its rich wildlife and natural beauty, Antarctica is a dream destination for amateur and expert photographers alike; especially in the peace and serenity of early season. On each voyage, OOE’s photographer-in-residence assists guests with their skills, composition and techniques.

The 12-day “Antarctica Off the Beaten Track” voyage onboard the Akademik loffe, operates, Nov 719th, 2018. Price in twin private starts at USD$12,295.

The 12-day “Antarctica Off the Beaten Track” voyage onboard OOE’s new vessel, RCGS Resolute, departing from Punta Arenas, Chile operatesNov 16-28, 2018. Price in twin private starts at USD$ 14,495

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About One Ocean Expeditions 

One Ocean Expeditions is a proudly Canadian world leader in expedition cruising. Committed to environmental and social responsibility, One Ocean Expeditions offers passengers personalized marine experiences in some of the most unspoiled and ecologically sensitive places on Earth. With a range of innovative itineraries in Antarctica, The Arctic, Canada’s East Coast, Greenland, Chile, Central America, Scotland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands; One Ocean Expeditions has earned a reputation for exceptional quality, customer service, industry-leading safety standards, and unparalleled value. In addition to creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our guests, One Ocean Expeditions supports environmental awareness and education, world-class scientific research in sensitive ecosystems, historical preservation, and the sustainment of local communities. One Ocean Expeditions maintains ongoing affiliations with an array of scientific and educational institutions and is proud to serve as the exclusive marine travel partner of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

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Founding director of toucanmoon, Debra has many years’ experience in the travel industry and has held director-level positions in several high-profile international companies.

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