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2011-2012

Antarctica

Antarctic Peninsula • Falkland Islands • South Georgia

Innovative Expeditions & Adventures


Quality, Value and Adventure “In Antarctica, no two days are the same…” A voyage to Antarctica is one of the world’s great adventures and it’s not surprising that the fascination of this extraordinary and remote southern land, sheathed in layers of ancient ice, has attracted many of the world’s great explorers and scientists. For those lucky enough to experience it first-hand, an Antarctic expedition is a remarkable journey that stays with you for the rest of your life. Our expeditions operate during the Antarctic summer. It is a time of great activity with seabirds swooping through the skies, whales feeding on vast schools of krill and busybody penguins rearing their young. We spend as much time off the ship as possible – exploring in our zodiac boats, going ashore for walks, visiting historic sites, scientific bases and wildlife colonies. The towering icebergs, in all shades of blue, will take your breath away. Our longer expeditions take you further afield, below the Antarctic Circle, into the icy Weddell Sea and on to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. These remote island groups are home to some extraordinary wildlife – beaches covered in King penguins, elephant and fur seals, and a profusion of sea birds of all shapes and sizes. Together with One Ocean Expeditions we are offering nine outstanding voyages to Antarctica next summer. You will be exploring Antarctica with one of the world’s most experienced polar teams, known for their innovative approach, client focus and attention to detail. This is a high quality Antarctic travel experience with an emphasis on adventure, education and conservation. We hope to see you on the ship this summer! David Smyth Polar Manager, Active Travel 2

Active Travel - Our history

Who travels with Active Travel?

Established in 1982, Active Travel is recognised as Australia’s most innovative travel company with a fascinating and diverse range of award-winning holidays. We began with cycling tours in China and now have a wide range of unusual and rewarding holidays to the world’s most exciting and diverse destinations - including Indochina, the Middle East, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Timor, not to mention our expedition series to both Antarctica and the High Arctic. Our website has most of these trips listed.

Active Travel’s philosophy is based on providing consistent quality along with innovative itineraries. Our guests are from all walks of life, from young couples to families to seasoned travellers. They all share a common interest in travelling ‘away from the pack’. Our holidays offer carefully planned itineraries, personally selected accommodation, an appropriate amount of quirkiness and a good amount of free time. We are proud to say that guests from our original tour in 1982 are still our customers – decades of client loyalty.


Innovative Expeditions & Adventures So, what’s it like on an Antarctic expedition? The easiest way to describe it is to imagine our expedition ship as a ‘floating wilderness lodge’. It is a moveable base from which we explore the fantastic landscapes that surround us. Our days are filled with exciting activities – zodiac cruises to look at icebergs, excursions ashore with short and longer hiking opportunities, visits to penguin rookeries and seal colonies – combined with plenty of ship-based activities, including an entertaining and informative lecture series. At the end of each day we enjoy a fantastic dinner, great conversation and perhaps a glass of wine, as we reflect on another incredible day in Antarctica.

Personalised service Our guests really matter on our expeditions and we show this at every opportunity, particularly by allowing them to have a say in how their experience unfolds. We provide plenty of options and choices throughout the voyage and this becomes apparent from the moment you step onboard. This really sets us apart from other Antarctic operators. We also have the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the industry and our expedition ‘philosophy’ is unique in the polar travel industry.

of Argentina, neighbouring Chile, or more widely in South America. Contact us with your ideas and we can design a specific tour programme for you.

Important pre-tour information Naturally, you expect detailed information about your Antarctic expedition to help prepare. We provide plenty of pre-trip advice and documentation based on more than more than 15 years experience in arranging travel to Antarctica. We are always available to answer questions about your journey and staff in both our Sydney and Canberra offices have visited Antarctica on a frequent basis for more than a decade. It is your holiday and we want you to enjoy every moment - from start to finish.

Responsible travel

A journey to Antarctica requires a fair bit of planning and some special items of clothing and equipment are needed. Unlike many polar operators we lend you a wet weather gear package free of charge, which includes a quality waterproof/windproof jacket and bib-pants as well as insulated, comfortable rubber boots, designed for extended walking. This saves you buying expensive items you may only ever use once, and eliminates the need to carry such cumbersome gear all the way to and from South America. If you do have your own gear, of course you are welcome to bring it.

Like many of our travellers, we are well aware of the positive and negative impacts of tourism, particularly in the fragile polar environment. We prefer to work with small companies and family-owned businesses where building trust and relationships is of prime importance – and the focus isn’t solely on stock prices and shareholder return. Our relationship with One Ocean Expeditions is a great example of this and we’ve worked with members of the One Ocean team for almost 15 years. Independently owned and operated, with a social and environmental conscience, they work with us to provide an outstanding travel experience for our valued guests. We figure if we do this properly, success follows. It’s a simple philosophy that serves us well. In addition, through our very own Active Travel ‘Savanh Foundation’ - we have been involved in a number of projects, including the refurbishment of a Sri Lankan school destroyed in the Asian tsunami, and the ongoing restoration of a colonial house in Luang Prabang in Laos. In 2008 we raised over $35,000 for the Burma cyclone relief effort with support from our past clients and friends.

More than a cruise

Australian owned and proud of it

Our expeditions depart from the Argentine town of Ushuaia, at the southern tip of South America. Most travellers elect to spend a few days in the lively capital of Buenos Aires en-route and we recommend you do - it’s a fantastic city with great restaurants, superb colonial architecture and friendly locals. You can do this either before or after your Antarctic expedition. The pretty town of Ushuaia is also worth exploring for a day or two. It is also possible to travel to other parts

Small, privately-owned, personalised Australian travel companies are rare today leading to a decrease in flexibility and service. We aim to provide value and quality, service focussed and informative travel, which is only generally achieved when the owners of the business work in the business. As Gandhi said, “our customers are the reason for our existence.” - which sums up the Active Travel approach perfectly.

Antarctica gear package included

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One Ocean Expeditions

Quality and experience Why choose us for your Antarctic holiday? Over the past 17 years, the staff of One Ocean You’ll soon discover there are many similarities between the different operators. Many offer expedition-style ships and the itineraries tend to focus on similar areas. So what sets us apart from the rest of the pack?

”We liked the fact that the owner of One Ocean, actually led and ran the expedition ... and my wife wanted to go sea kayaking! The trip was extraordinary - 10 out of 10” JB. Brighton, VIC - Mar 2010

We are the most innovative operator in the business. Andrew Prossin was the first to operate overnight camping trips on the peninsula and the first to introduce seakayaking. In 2011/12 we are introducing more new ideas – such as snowshoeing and overnight kayaking. The Akademik Ioffe is regarded by most as the most stable and quietest expedition vessel operating in Polar waters. Stability is an important consideration when crossing the Drake Passage. We have two of Australia’s most experienced leaders on board including Australian Polar Medal recipient, Ray McMahon and wellknown historian, photographer and writer, David McGonigal, who co-authored the bestselling Complete Story of Antarctica. We have the highest staff-to-client ratio in the industry so you are extremely well looked after throughout your trip. The maximum client number is 95 and we have 15 permanent expedition staff on board, in addition to the ship’s operating crew. We offer a wet weather gear package free of charge. Some companies charge up to $150 for this. We include overnight camping free of charge. Others levy a surcharge of up to $300 for this option. Finally, we have renowned wildlife conservationists on our team, who have been instrumental in mobilizing some of the world’s most notable organisations to better protect Antarctica. Conservation is in our blood and we take our impact on the environment very seriously.

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Expeditions has amassed a broad scope of expertise in the Antarctic eco-system. The expedition team has an in-depth knowledge of the full range of Antarctic wildlife and plants, enabling us to offer a truly naturebased approach to tourism in Antarctica.

One Ocean is arguably the most experienced Antarctic expedition team afloat these days and its onboard experts have collectively visited Antarctica more than 500 times. We also believe we are the most attentive to our guests needs, by having the highest expedition staff-to-guest ratio in the polar industry.

Safety First Antarctica is no place to compromise on safety. One Ocean Expeditions was created with a ‘safety first’ attitude and this underlines everything that happens on our voyages to Antarctica. Absolutely NO shortcuts are taken on our expeditions and all decisions about navigation and the comprehensive activity programme on board are made in consultation with the hugely experienced Master of the ship. The Akademik Ioffe is ice-strengthened and equipped with all the latest safety systems including state of the art radar and sonar communication and other navigation equipment as well as the most modern fire and flood prevention systems. With two powerful engines and both bow and stern thrusters, the ship has maximum maneuverability to get in and out of the most interesting places, safely. Rated by Lloyd’s Registry, the ship meets the world’s highest safety standards for a modern expedition vessel.


Innovative Expeditions & Adventures

Our expedition ship - the Akademik Ioffe As the pride of the Russian scientific fleet, the Akademik Ioffe boasts state-of-theart technology and was designed to be exceptionally stable, manoeuvrable, fast and very quiet. There is little if any ambient noise from engines as she was specifically built to conduct sensitive hydro-acoustic research. Ship stabilisation is gained through a combination of external stabilisers on her hull and a built-in ballast trimming system - known as a ‘Flume Stabiliser System’. As a result, the Akademik Ioffe is THE most stable expedition vessel navigating Antarctic waters today, significantly more so than smaller ships. This stability is something you will greatly appreciate if the ship encounters rough conditions in the Drake Passage. This unmatched stability, coupled with superior speed allows us more time at our destinations, rather than at sea, and more flexibility with itinerary planning – a critical factor in icy Antarctic waters. From small group sessions to briefings for all passengers, there are spaces onboard the ship ideally suited to each and every need. There also a number of spacious outer deck areas which provide 360 degree views of the stunning landscapes we experience.

Enjoy the sumptuous meals prepared for you by the experienced team of chefs in the ship’s dining room, which can comfortably accommodate all our guests in a single seating. A separate bar and lounge, as well as a library provide ideal places to sit and relax. There is a tea, coffee, and/or hot chocolate station available 24-hours a day. The open-bridge policy means that guests are welcome virtually any time of day. There’s always something to learn from the officers on watch and the bridge is one of the best places on the ship for spotting whales and sea birds. The ship also features a sauna, a plunge pool, small gymnasium and day spa (see page 7). There is a theatre-style presentation room where we hold our onboard lectures and a computer lab with several workstations for guests to download, manage and burn DVD’s of their precious photographs. With safety in mind, there is a small, but well equipped medical clinic, and an experienced wilderness medical physician accompanies every voyage. When you step aboard in Ushuaia, you will know you made the right decision to experience Antarctica aboard ‘the Ioffe’.

Expedition Historian Ray McMahon Ray McMahon, an Australian Antarctic specialist, received the British Polar Medal awarded from Queen Elizabeth II, for his role as Expedition Leader in the 1963 Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE). His remarkable tales of Antarctic exploits, including dog sledding for weeks at a time, are even more impressive due to his self-deprecating manner in discussing his achievements. Ray has returned to the polar regions as histrorian and expedition guide for the last eight seasons and has a mountain in Antarctica named in his honour. 5


Antarctic Peninsula Adventure 10 NIGHTS EX USHUAIA Starts 2011: Thu 8 Dec, Sun 18 Dec 2012: Fri 27 Jan, Fri 24 Feb Join us on the ultimate first time experience in Antarctica. This voyage offers spectacular scenery, outstanding marine mammal and bird life, fascinating background lectures – and plenty of activity. After spending ten nights exploring this wonderful part of the world, we are certain you will leave Antarctica with a completely different perspective than before you arrived. After all, it would be impossible to feel quite the same after gazing upon an unimaginable profusion of penguins waddling across the snow – or watching a humpback whale breach the waters in close proximity to your zodiac. Then there is the awe you will feel when you first glimpse the sweeping ice sheet that spans an entire continent. Welcome to the icy world of Antarctica - a place that gets under your skin unlike anywhere else on earth. Itinerary Day 1 Arrive in Ushuaia, the world’s most southerly city, where you board our celebrated expedition ship, the Akademik Ioffe. In the early evening we set sail, charting a course along the Beagle Channel and push into the Drake Passage sometime after midnight. Day 2-3 Crossing the Drake Passage, there is much excitement in the air as we make our way ever closer to the white continent. Guests eagerly soak up the friendly atmosphere as our onboard experts prepare us for our adventure with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife to history. In due course we cross the Antarctic Convergence where we notice a distinct drop in temperatures as we enter the icy waters of the Antarctic Ocean. Along the way, we witness our first icebergs, a fantastic variety of seabirds and with luck several whale species, some of which are known on occasion to fully breach from the sea. Day 4-8 In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we plan to take every opportunity to explore our surroundings in inflatable Zodiac boats. There is also the opportunity to enjoy a memorable sea-kayaking* programme (see page 7). Planned excursions might include the Lemaire Channel, Wilhelmina Bay and even the southerly Petermann Island, where we observe Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals, skuas and other seabirds as well as a magnificent abundance of penguins including some very large colonies of the comical Adélie penguin.

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At Half Moon Island we observe a breeding colony of chinstrap penguins that share their territory with fur seals and blue-eyed shags. We also hope to see the gentle humpback whale dining on krill in its feeding grounds and may be lucky to observe Orcas and Minke whales along the way. Each day we enjoy delicious lunches and dinners prepared by our team of chefs. We finally arrive at the continent of Antarctica, at Paradise Harbour or Neko Harbour, where the scenery is outstanding. There are oddly-shaped icebergs that look like sculptures and colossal ‘tabular’ icebergs that break away from the continent’s ice shelf. It is in this vicinity that we will step foot on the White Continent itself. Some may wish to camp on shore overnight. Whatever your vantage point, whether onboard or onshore, expect to feel transformed as you experience an Antarctic twilight from the very bottom of the planet. Day 9-10 As we leave this magical place and make our way north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage before rounding Cape Horn, we celebrate the conclusion of our Polar expedition with a special dinner.

Day 11 In the early morning we arrive back in Ushuaia. After disembarkation you are transferred to your Ushuaia hotel or the airport for your onward journey. For special airfares to Ushuaia and stopover ideas in Buenos Aires, contact our expert staff today for a detailed quote. Prices per person in $US Cabin Type Triple (shared facilities)

18 DEC, 8 DEC 27 JAN & 24 FEB 5,890 6,590

Twin (semi-private facilities)

7,690

8,390

Twin (private facilities)

8,290

8,890

Superior

8,690

9,290

Shackleton Suite

8,990

9,690

One Ocean Suite

9,990

10,890

*Sea-kayaking - This is a very popular optional extra, at a cost of $US750 per person. Please reserve at the time of booking. *Ice Camping - This activity is included in the price of your voyage. There is no need to pre-book this option. We have enough gear for everyone to camp should they choose. *Antarctica Wet Weather Gear Package - is included in the price of your voyage. See opposite for details.


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Gear Hire included For many of our passengers, visiting Antarctica is a once in a lifetime experience. It requires specialised clothing and gear, including a windproof/waterproof outer layer and sturdy rubber boots. To save you from purchasing expensive specialist gear that you may only use once and carrying it all the way to South America, we offer a free wet weather gear loan service onboard. Our kit includes a comfortable, polar rated waterproof jacket and pants, as well as insulated rubber boots, designed for walking. If you prefer, you are most welcome to bring your own gear.

Sea Kayaking - the ultimate adventure! Sea kayaking allows you to experience another side of this magnificent destination. and our highly professional guides introduce you to a slower paced, quieter Antarctica. Kayak excursions are offered whenever weather conditions permit and you can expect to get out around six or seven times, for periods up to three or four hours. The programme is directed at any passenger with an adventurous spirit and a basic paddling ability. This option should be reserved at the time of booking.

Expedition Leader Onboard Spa and fitness facilities How would it be, returning to the ship after a beautiful and strenuous hike ashore, or perhaps a long kayak paddle and after a quick change and a hot drink, you make your way to our onboard spa for your prebooked hot stone massage. WOW! You wouldn’t be the first Antarctic adventurer to imagine such a thing but you may be one of the lucky few to experience it. Our massage therapist will offer a range of spa treatments onboard the vessel including Swedish, deep tissue and sports

therapy massage, hot stone massage, and various types of hydrotherapy. This is all part of our Active Cruising and Wellness programme. In addition to a significant choice of shore activities, we have a personal fitness trainer as part of our team on every voyage and the use of our small ship board gym for those wishing to workout. We also have an onboard sauna - another popular venue at the end of a long day and there’s a icy plunge pool for the brave!

Andrew Prossin Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Andrew may well have saltwater running in his veins. He’s an accomplished yachtsman and has been a leader in the expedition cruise industry for over a decade. As one of the world’s most experienced polar guides, his expeditions combine a focus on safety and adventure, along with a healthy splash of humour and spontaneity. Andrew has created several Polar expedition programmes for a variety of international cruise companies and he is the founder and chief Expedition Leader of One Ocean Expeditions. 7


Journey Below the Antarctic Circle

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12 NIGHTS EX USHUAIA Starts: 2012: Sun 15 Jan

On this voyage, we journey further south than at any other time in the season. Our aim is to cross the Antarctic Circle, below 66 ° 33’ south. Weather and ice conditions permitting, we head as far south as Crystal Sound, an icy sweep of water surrounded by the dramatic peaks of the Antarctic continent. The scenery here, combined with the extended light at the height of the Antarctic summer, make for truly jaw-dropping sights in every direction. We transit through the Fish, Argentine and Yalour island archipelagos as we head north and are likely to encounter sizable colonies of Adelie penguins in this area. We visit Pleneau Island with its stupendous ‘iceberg alley’ before cruising through the celebrated Lemaire Channel – flanked by peaks that soar over a kilometre high, straight out of the steely blue Antarctic waters. Our days are filled with excursions ashore accompanied by our naturalist guides. We look forward to visiting places such as Paradise Bay, Cuverville Island, Neko and Orne Harbour. We cross the ‘iceberg super highway’ of Bransfield Strait and from here it’s back across the Drake Passage, with a rounding of Cape Horn, before arriving in Ushuaia where our Antarctic Circle voyage finally comes to an end. It’s no wonder this trip sells out every year! Itinerary Day 1 We board the Akademik Ioffe in the late afternoon and as we “throw the lines” our adventure begins. From the first moment, we encourage you to be outside on the excellent viewing decks. We bear eastwards through the Beagle Channel, heading for the Drake Passage and the adventure of a lifetime. Day 2-3 We awake to the gentle motion of the ship, as we push into the Drake Passage. This famed stretch of water is known for the challenging weather conditions it posed to the great square-rigged ships of the sailing era. We hope to have an easier time of it as we head south toward the Antarctic Circle. Along the way, we witness many spectacular sights, from icebergs to an array of seabirds and several whale species. Onboard entertainment in the form of educational presentations about the Southern Ocean, Antarctic wildlife, glaciers, ice and polar history will be punctuated by fantastic meals and announcements from our staff as a new species of bird is spotted. 8

Day 4-10 In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we explore by inflatable Zodiac boats and marvel up close at nature’s glory. Our first goal is to sail south of the Antarctic Circle and depending on ice conditions, into Marguerite Bay and Crystal Sound. If conditions allow, we hope to push our exploration even further southward, looking for historic sites and more wildlife colonies. In due course we make our way north along the Antarctic Peninsula. Landing sites typically include the Yalour Islands, Petermann Island, Neko Harbour and Wilhelmina Bay, where we observe Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals, skuas and other seabirds as well as an abundance of penguins including some very large colonies of the comical Adélie penguin. At Half Moon Island we visit a breeding colony of chinstrap penguins that share their territory with fur seals and blue-eyed shags. We also hope to see the gentle humpback whale dining on krill in its feeding grounds and possibly have an opportunity to spot orcas and Minke whales along the way. We plan to walk ashore onto the continent of Antarctica at Paradise Harbour or Neko Harbour. Although it will not be your first glimpse of the Antarctic, a walk ashore on the continent is a very special experience and a highlight of your expedition. The scenery here is amazing. Some may wish to camp on shore overnight. Whatever your vantage point, whether it is onboard or onshore, expect to feel transformed as you experience the golden twilight from the very bottom of the planet during the Austral summer.

Day 11-12 We continue cruising north, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage before rounding Cape Horn from west to east. We approach the Beagle Channel and sail westwards towards the port and town of Ushuaia. Tonight we celebrate the conclusion of our Polar expedition at a farewell dinner. Day 13 In the early morning, we arrive back in Ushuaia. It is time to say farewell to your crew and fellow travellers. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home. For special airfares to Ushuaia and stopover ideas in Buenos Aires, contact our expert staff today for a detailed quote. Prices per person in $US

Cabin Type

$US

Triple (shared facilities)

7,790

Twin (semi private facilities)

9,990

Twin (private facilities)

10,590

Superior

11,090

Shackleton Suite

11,590

One Ocean Suite

12,790

*Sea-kayaking - This is a very popular optional extra, at a cost of $US750 per person. Please reserve at the time of booking. *Ice Camping - This activity is included in the price of your voyage. There is no need to pre-book this option. We have enough gear for everyone to camp - should they choose. *Antarctica Wet Weather Gear Package - is included in the price of your voyage. See page 7 for details.


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Sleep under the stars in Antarctica! Imagine finishing dinner on board our expedition vessel then jumping into the Zodiacs for a run ashore with your sleeping bag and bivy sac (swag). Wow! This is your opportunity to camp ashore in Antarctica! Picture it… lying in your sleeping bag listening to crackling and grumbling of glaciers, the splintering of icebergs and the soothing sounds of water and brash ice washing onto the pebbly beach. Perhaps you might even hear the blow of a whale, feeding in the bay near your campsite. Who said that sleep would come easy? But when it does, you drift away knowing that you are breathing pristine air and

experiencing something very few ever have before. After your night ashore, we take you back to the ship for a hot shower, perhaps a sauna, and a hearty breakfast in our dining room. We provide all of the camping gear required for your night ashore. Although we do not expect night-time temperatures to drop below -3°C, our sleeping bags are rated to -12°C. And we also have some tents for use ashore if you prefer to sleep under canvas. The cost of camping is INCLUDED in the price of your expedition.

Expedition Leader Aaron Lawton Aaron is a Canadian entering his 12th year working as expedition guide and leader in the Polar regions. He has led expeditions in both the Arctic and Antarctica including a historic transit of the Northwest Passage in 2007. With thousands of miles spent on expedition ships and in all sorts of paddle and motor craft, Aaron will share a passion for what can be found around the next headland. A commitment to safety, environmental sustainability and education defines his interaction with passengers onboard the ship. He is the co-founder and chief Arctic Expedition Leader of One Ocean Expeditions. 9


The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula 18 NIGHTS EX USHUAIA Starts: 2011: Sun 20 Nov, Wed 28 Dec 2012: Mon 6 Feb

You may feel, as we do, that if you are going to make the journey to the bottom of the world you should stay a while. On this far-reaching expedition to the islands of the South Atlantic Ocean and the Antarctic continent, you revel in 19 awe-inspiring days of exploration. Busybody penguins in rookeries by the thousands, behemoth icebergs reflecting startling greens and blues, humpback whales feeding on krill, and, of course, the continent-sized sweeping ice sheet of Antarctica are just some of the highlights of this outstanding expedition. Itinerary Day 1 Today is the first day of our adventure. As we board the Akademik Ioffe in Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city near the tip of Argentina, we start to become familiar with our ‘home’ for the next 19 days and cannot help but wonder about the exciting journey ahead of us. In the early evening we set sail and begin our voyage, leaving Ushuaia behind and charting a course through the Beagle Channel. Day 2 We have the chance to spend plenty of time with our onboard polar experts. They will be educating us as we explore the wonders of Antarctica. Sailing northeast, we will likely be joined by swooping seabirds including the wandering albatross, which we will come to know well on this journey.

Expedition Kayak Guide Maureen D’Armand Born and raised in Austria before moving to Alaska as a teenager, Maureen was always an eager traveller and lover of glaciated peaks. Her guiding career started at the ripe age of 17, when she began kayak, raft and canoe guiding in Alaska’s backcountry. For almost 15 years she has been exploring much of Alaska as well as neighbouring Yukon and the wilderness areas of British Columbia. Her passion for polar travel soon took her to Antarctica where she’s been guiding sea kayak excursions for the past eight years. 10

Day 3-4 Arriving in the Falklands overnight, by morning we are all keen to make our first shore excursion. Our plan is to explore the islands of the West Falkland Archipelago, home to a profusion of seabirds and migratory birds including the black-browed albatross. Our first penguin sightings are on the island of West Point with its bustling rookeries of rockhoppers. On Carcass Island, we observe nesting Magellanic penguins along with oystercatchers, geese and the flightless steamer duck, a permanent Falklands resident. The next day we make a stop in Stanley, capital of the Falkland Islands. As we wander through the charming streets of brightly painted houses, we learn how this quiet harbour was once a major port in the 19th century for ships attempting to round the formidable waters of Cape Horn. We also make a stop at Stanley’s famed philatelic museum with its impressive collection of historic stamps.

“The Falklands were the surprise packet of the trip and Port Stanley was fascinating. But South Georgia - you wouldn’t believe a place like that existed unless you’d seen it with your own two eyes. The photos we took don’t do it justice”. RT. Port Macquarie, Jan 2010

Day 5-6 We sail southeast bound for the island of South Georgia. The days at sea are never dull and much of our time is spent scanning the horizon in search of whales and other marine mammals - as well as seabirds. Our friendly onboard experts continue to fill our minds with heroic stories of some of the earliest daredevils to explore Antarctica. We also learn about Polar conservation — a theme particularly close to the hearts of our guides and crew. The anticipation grows as we cross the Antarctic Convergence, where we notice a dramatic drop in temperature. Day 7-10 Majestic snow-covered mountains greet us on the island of South Georgia — the most rugged in the region. We cruise the protected waters of the eastern coast looking for suitable landing spots such as Salisbury Plain and St Andrews Bay. The highlight of both these excursions is the mind-boggling abundance of King penguin adults and young that live in these locations by the hundreds of thousands, covering every inch of the shore. But this is not the only wildlife on display: fur seals can be seen poking their heads above the water, skuas and giant petrels swoop in the skies above, and the albatross - our constant companion - is never far away. We hope to explore an old whaling station at Grytviken and visit the grave of the most famous Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. Day 11-12 As we cross the Scotia Sea, sailing ever closer to Antarctica, we hope to visit the South Orkney


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Islands. Linked to the Antarctic Peninsula by an enormous sub-marine mountain range these islands, often shrouded in mist, are protected by large icebergs and sea ice. If we are lucky, there will be an excursion to Coronation Island to observe penguins nesting in moss beds alongside graceful snow petrels. We may also stop at the remote island of Laurie and visit the Argentine meteorological station located there. Day 13-16 Elephant Island is en route to the South Shetland Islands and is our next destination. Here, we learn more about the celebrated adventures of Sir Ernest Shackleton. This island was a place of refuge in 1916 for Shackleton and his crew after his ship was destroyed by pack ice in the Weddell Sea. We then spend time cruising among the South Shetland Islands just off the Antarctic Peninsula. Dazzling wildlife sightings await us on our excursions to some of these islands including King George, Half Moon, Aicho or Livingston. AdĂŠlie, chinstrap and gentoo penguins thrive here, as do several species of seal. Hopefully, we see the gentle humpback whale dining on krill off King George Island. Weather permitting, we visit the flooded volcanic caldera of Deception Island. There is a spectacular walk to the higher points of the crater rim and an abandoned whaling station nearby begs exploration. Finally, after so much anticipation, we arrive at the Antarctic mainland in Paradise Harbour or nearby Hope Bay. The scenery, from the colossal icebergs to the seemingly endless Antarctic ice sheet is truly breathtaking. Here we set foot on the White Continent itself.

Day 17-18 As we leave this magical place and make our way back, heading again across the Antarctic Convergence and the Drake Passage before rounding Cape Horn, we have no doubt that time will be spent sharing and reflecting on the wonderful experiences of the last few days. Sailing down the Beagle Channel, we celebrate the conclusion of our Polar expedition with a special dinner. Day 19 In the early morning, we arrive back in Ushuaia. It is time to say farewell to our crew and fellow travellers. Guests will be transported to their hotels or to the airport for return flights home. For special airfares to Ushuaia and stopover ideas in Buenos Aires, contact our expert staff today for a detailed quote. Prices per person in $US

Cabin Type Triple (shared facilities)

20 Nov 28 DEC & 6 FEB 10,290 11,690

Twin (semi-private facilities)

11,490

13,890

Twin (private facilities)

12,990

15,390

Superior

13,590

16,190

Shackleton Suite

14,290

16,890

One Ocean Suite

16,290

18,990

*Sea-kayaking - This is a very popular optional extra, at a cost of $US750 per person. Please reserve at the time of booking. *Ice Camping - This activity is included in the price of your voyage. There is no need to pre-book this option. We have enough gear for everyone to camp - should they choose. *Antarctica Wet Weather Gear Package - is included in the price of your voyage. See page 7 for details.

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Antarctica - Off the Beaten Track! Active Antarctica! 12 NIGHTS EX USHUAIA Starts: 2011: Tue 8 Nov

Looking for a remote end of the world destination and the next level of adventure? We were too. The focus of this voyage, apart from enjoying spectacular scenery, is to participate in range of outdoor pursuits that will excite and inspire those who revel in the great outdoors. Our action packed expedition is designed for adventurers with a love of physical activity and the outdoors. We’ll be offering a range of exciting programmes including ski touring, snow shoeing, overnight sea kayaking, camping on ice, extended hiking and a full day of photograhic tuition with our on-board professional photographer. So get ready to pack your bags and embark on a ‘modern day’ remote wilderness adventure. This journey will take us south of the Lemaire Channel and down along the Antarctic Peninsula, (or in reverse depending on ice and weather conditions we encounter en route). Best of all, the snow and ice is in pristine condition early November and the wildlife migrations have just begun. What a way to kick off the season! Itinerary

Day 1 Today is the first day of our Antarctic expedition and the excitment is palpable. As we board the Akademik Ioffe in Ushuaia, we wonder about the journey ahead of us. In the early evening, we set sail and begin our voyage, charting a course down the Beagle Channel and pushing into the Drake Passage sometime after midnight. Day 2-3 Crossing the Drake, we eagerly soak up the friendly atmosphere on board, as our Polar experts and guest lecturers prepare us for our adventure with presentations on everything Antarctic, from wildlife and history, to first aid and snow safety. Eventually, we cross the Antarctic Convergence where we notice a distinct drop in temperature as we enter the waters of Antarctica proper. Along the way, we witness many spectacular sights from icebergs to an array of seabirds and whales. Day 4-10 In the waterways of the Antarctic Peninsula, we explore by Zodiac boats. Planned excursions include Neko Harbour, spectacular Wilhelmina Bay and the southerly Petermann Island, home to an incredible ‘iceberg graveyard’ - a shallow section of water where the enormous bergs run aground and spend the Summer slowly melting. The blue and green tones of the ice is like nothing you’ve ever seen!

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This area is also home to a profusion of Weddell, crabeater and elephant seals, skuas and other seabirds, not to mention large penguin rookeries. Now that we are at the peninsula, we launch into our exciting activity programme, including the field photography option, hiking, snow shoeing, sea kayaking and mountaineering/ski touring. Using the weather as our guide, we endeavour to push ourselves beyond the standard limits of regular expedition cruising itineraries - something unique to One Ocean Expeditions and this voyage. With a flexible and spontaneous approach, we spend more time on shore and away from the ship aiming to meet our goals on this adventure oriented trip. For those signed on for sea kayaking, we plan to launch our overnight kayaking experience - a first in Antarctica. After packing the kayaks with the necessary gear we leave the ship and paddle out across the deep blue waters far from the ship.

Once we land we expect to spend about two to three hours stretching our legs and exploring. Some may ascend to a nearby ridge to take in the views, seeing massive icebergs in every direction. We also look for a possible campsite and assemble our tents for the wonderful experience of overnight camping in Antarctica. The next morning we pack our gear, jump into the kayaks and paddle for a few hours before returning to the ship. Specifics for our mountaineering/ski touring programme will depend on weather and avalanche safety and final details will be mapped out on board. We hope to be able to offer at least two ski touring excursions during our expedition. For those intrested in more passive pursuits we are also offering a one day field photography course, and there’s a busy programme of onshore excursions, plenty of chances for hiking and the option of snow shoeing.


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Choose your activity This trip offers a unique opportunity to experience a variety of adventure activities.

There are several places we’ve discovered over the years which are ideal for this activity.

For those enrolled in our sea kayaking program, there will be an optional opportunity to participate in an overnight sea kayak camping excursion led by our kayak guides.

There are also softer options available and our snow shoeing and hiking excursions which will depend on the landing sites we visit. Maybe you’ll want to stroll the beach checking out the penguins as they come and go, or stretch the legs on a longer hike for several hours. Either way, the choice is yours. Just let us know.

For others wanting to camp, we’ll endeavour to spend a night on the ice. Ideal weather and just the right campsite make this a memorable experience. Those with some experience of mountaineering can join our expert guides and climb up into the beautiful and remote wilderness of Antarctica to enjoy an amazing ski touring option. Day 11-12 As we leave the peninsula, we chart a course for Cape Horn and hope to round this renowned land mass before arriving back in Ushuaia. You can expect to see countless sea birds here - the wanderers, petrels and black browed albatross here and we often see pods of killer whales near ‘the Horn’. It’s a dramatic and appropriate place to reflect on your experiences in Antarctica - which by now, you’ll agree, is the most magical place on earth. Tonight, as we enter the Beagle Channel, we have a special dinner onboard, perhaps a glass of wine and reflect on our experience in Antarctica. Day 13 In the early morning we reach Ushuaia. It is time to say farewell to your crew and other guests. After saying goodbye, you are transported to Ushuaia’s airport, or to your chosen hotel in town.

For keen photographers interested in wildlife or landscapes, you can join our professional photographer for an extended shore excursion aimed at capturing the jaw dropping beauty of Antarctica through the lens. For special airfares to Ushuaia and stopover ideas in Buenos Aires,contact our expert staff today for a detailed quote. Prices per person in $US

Cabin Type

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Triple (shared facilities)

6,590

Twin (semi private facilities)

8,390

Twin (private facilities)

8,890

Superior

9,290

Shackleton Suite

9,690

One Ocean Suite

10,890

*Sea-kayaking - This is a very popular optional extra, at a cost of $US750 per person. Please reserve at the time of booking. *Ice Camping - This activity is included in the price of your voyage. There is no need to pre-book this option. We have enough gear for everyone to camp - should they choose. *Antarctica Wet Weather Gear Package - is included in the price of your voyage. See page 7 for details.

Special Activities on this voyage Overnight Camping: An outstanding experience. Included in the expedition cost. No pre-booking necessary. Hiking: A choice of long or short hikes. Included in the expedition cost. No prebooking necessary. Sea Kayaking: Experience another side of Antarctica. US$750 p/p. Must be pre-booked. Max 16 clients. Overnight Sea Kayaking: Be among the first to experience this option. US$300 p/p. Must be pre-booked. Max 6 clients. Ski Touring/Mountaineering*: Another first for One Ocean Expeditions. Ski on the peninsula (some mountaineering involved as there are no ski lifts). US$750 p/p. Must be pre-booked. Max 12 clients. Snow Shoeing: Allows easy access to nearby ridges. $45 p/p. Must be pre-booked. No experience necessary and all gear is provided. Field Photography Course: An exciting one day course with our professional photographer. $45 p/p. Must be pre-booked. * Some conditions apply. Contact us for full details.

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Our Ship - Akademik Ioffe

Akademik Ioffe Ship Specifications Registered Name: Akademik Ioffe Built: 1989, Finland Length: 117m Breadth/Beam 18.3m Draft: 6m Power: 5000hp diesel Max Speed: 14.5 knots Staff & Crew: 65 Passengers 95 (max)

One Ocean Suite Located on Deck 5 - this is the premier cabin on the ship and features a queen size double berth. The sleeping quarters are separate from the lounge area. With upgraded bed and bathroom linens, and writing desk. There is also a TV/DVD player, IPod dock/alarm clock and speaker system in the main lounge room. Bathroom facilities are private and there is a bathtub. Additional features and amenities include a fridge/mini bar, a hairdryer; a coffee & tea maker, a toiletry & vanity kit, luxury bathrobes for all occupants, an arrival gift basket with fruit and snacks and bottle of wine. We also include a set of quality Bushnell binoculars for you to use while onboard and a souvenir Antarctica wildlife reference book for you to keep. Shackleton Suites These cabins are located on Deck 4 and 5. All have one double berth, as well as a sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters, a writing desk and chair, TV/DVD Player, and an IPod Dock and alarm clock. Facilities are private. Additional features and amenities: Upgraded bed linens and doonas, CD player/mini stereo system with connection for an Ipod player, mini bar/ice bucket, hairdryer; coffee/tea maker, toiletry kit, vanity kit, luxury cotton bathrobes, an arrival gift basket with snacks and a bottle of wine, a pair of binoculars to use while onboard and a souvenir reference book for you to keep. There are five Shackleton Suites aboard Akademik Ioffe.

Superb dining options The exciting schedule of onshore excursions, zodiac cruises and onboard activities are guaranteed to work up a serious appetite. Although we are operating at the bottom of the world, we provide an exceptional variety of healthy, tasty meals, prepared by our team of professional Canadian and European chefs. Breakfasts, typically, are buffet style. Lunches offer a great choice of light meals - as well as more substantial options for those who are hungry - and each evening there is a hearty three-course meal offering both variety and choice. There’s also an excellent wine list featuring a range of Argentine and international wines. You can get a cup of tea or coffee at any time of the day or night and we always offer afternoon tea with cakes and biscuits. Guests with dietary restrictions or special meal requirements are also well catered for on our voyages. 14

Superior Cabins There are 10 Superior cabins, all located on Deck 6 - the same level as the ship’s bridge. These cabins feature two lower berths, a sofa, a writing desk and chair and lots of storage space. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window. Additional features and amenities: toiletry kit; hairdryer; coffee/tea maker; vanity kit; upgraded bed linens and doonas, bathrobes. Twin Cabins - Private Facilities These cabins are located on Deck 4 and 5. All cabins have two lower berths, a writing desk/chair and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window. Additional features and amenities include: a toiletry kit, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, bathrobe. Twin Cabin - Semi-Private Facilities Located on Deck 4, the Twin Semi-Private cabins are our lead-in twin cabin category. These cabins have two lower berths, a writing desk and ample storage. Facilities are semi-private (with a bathroom shared with the cabin next door). All cabins have a window which opens. Additional features and amenities include: a toiletry kit, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, bathrobes. Triple Cabin - Shared Facilities Located on Deck 3 these cabins have upper and lower beds in a bunk scenario and a sofa that converts to a comfortable bed with a full inner sprung mattress. Facilities are shared and the toilet and bathroom is right accross the coridor. There is a washbasin in the cabin, as well as a writing desk and chair and ample storage space. These cabins have a porthole. Bathrobes are provided for all occupants. NOTE: One triple cabin is reserved for male guests and the other for female guests. (or for groups of three who book at the same time). Travelling Alone? No problem - many One Ocean clients do! We offer to match you up with a fellow expeditioner of the same gender in the same cabin type. It’s a system that works well and saves you having to pay a single supplement. If we can’t match you up with someone, you’ll have sole use of the cabin at no extra cost. We won’t force you to pay extra. Some guests however prefer to have exclusive use of a cabin. In this case, a single supplement does apply, which is 1.5 times the cabin price. Ask us for details.


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All smiles rounding Cape Horn!

Our expedition vessel - Akademik Ioffe

Comfortable cabin accommodation

The expedition team!

Spectacular views from the ship’s bridge

Expansive outdoor areas

Akademik Ioffe - Deck Layout

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Complete your Antarctic Experience Flights, Transfers & Accommodation Our Antarctic voyages all begin in Ushuaia, in southern Argentina. Flights from Australia take you via Buenos Aires or Santiago then down to Ushuaia, situated on the island of Tierra del Fuego. We have secured special discount airfares in both economy and business class with Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN (Chile). We have also negotiated excellent hotel rates in Buenos Aires and Santiago as well as Ushuaia. Many guests prefer to take the stress and hassle out of transiting between airports and hotels and we offer private and shared transfer services in all cities.

Aerolineas Argentinas

LAN (Chile)

Fly from Sydney to Buenos Aires (via auckland) Every tue, thur & sun

Fly from Sydney to Buenos Aires (via auckland and santiago) departs daily

Aerolineas Argentinas (AR) is the national airline of Argentina. They fly three times per week from Sydney to Buenos Aires, with a short stop in Auckland. Travel is aboard an Airbus A340 in a Business/Economy class configuration. A benefit of flying AR is their frequent services between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, with several flights per day to choose from. They also have a very attractive Business Class fare which offers outstanding value in the high season months of December and January. Note, the return flight from Buenos Aires to Sydney departs at 2.30am, which often necessitates the need for a day use hotel room prior to your flight.

LAN Airlines(LA) is the national airline of Chile, with a vast network covering much of South America. They fly daily from Sydney to Buenos Aires, via Santiago, with a stop in Auckland. Travel is aboard an Airbus A340 in a Business/ Economy class configuration. The two stops make this a longer flight time, however they offer the convenience of daily departures from Australia (ex-Sydney). Many travellers choose to break their journey for a few days and explore the Chilean capital and surrounds. LAN only have one return flight per day between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia which is early morning.

Prices per person in AUD$ - Sydney to Ushuaia return. Airfares starting from:

For Departures Economy Nov 11/Feb 12 $2050 Dec 11/Jan 12 $2950

For Departures Economy Nov 11/Feb 12 $2150 Dec 11/Jan 12 $3150

Includes: All pre payable airport taxes and airline surcharges.

Fly from Sydney to Buenos Aires (direct service) Every Mon, Wed & sat QANTAS (QF) Fly three times per week from Sydney to Buenos Aires. They are the only carrier to offer a DIRECT service between Australia and the Argentine capital. Travel is aboard a Boeing 747ER. QANTAS is the only carrier to offer Premium Economy and First Class (in addition to economy and business class) on flights between Australia and South America. Flights between Buenos Aires and Ushuaia are on a code-share service with LAN Airlines, also with the early morning departure from Buenos Aires. Prices per person in AUD$ - Sydney to Ushuaia return. Airfares starting from:

Prices per person in AUD$ - Sydney to Ushuaia return. Airfares starting from: Business $4450 $4450

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Business $5180 $6180

Includes: All pre payable airport taxes and airline surcharges.

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For Departures Economy Nov 11/Feb 12 $2430 Dec 11/Jan 12 $3460

Premium Economy $4450 $5280

Includes: All pre payable airport taxes and airline surcharges Contact us if you require prices for Business or First Class. SPECIAL OFFER: fly with Qantas on 06 December to match our 8 December 10-night voyage and pay LAN prices!


Flight Arrival & Departure Packages Everything you need to get to and from the ship No matter which airlines you choose to fly you will need to spend at least one night in Buenos Aires prior to your domestic flight down to Ushuaia. We also strongly recommend you arrive in Ushuaia the day prior to your voyage.

Our arrival and departure packages include all airport transfers in Buenos Aires and Ushuaia, comfortable, well located 4-star hotels (including breakfast) and a half day sightseeing tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park.

We have investigated ALL the flight scenarios and designed a range of packages that best match up with each and every voyage in 2011/12. The grid below shows which airline has the best flight schedules, with the shortest connection times for a specific voyage.

If you have more time, or wish to extend your stay, we can plan a longer programme to suit your requirements. The choice is yours, just let us know. Call us to discuss your options.

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8 Nov 2011

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Aerolineas

$465

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Aerolineas

$660

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17 Jan 2011

LAN/Qantas

$510

$910

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11 Jan 2012

29 Jan 2012

LAN/Qantas

$655

$1190

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27 Jan 2012

24 Jan 2012

12 Feb 2012

LAN

$450

$785

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6 Feb 2012

3 Feb 2012

26 Feb 2012

LAN/Qantas

$565

$1020

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24 Feb 2012

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11 Mar 2012

Aerolineas

$660

$1195

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Short Stopover Suggestions

Buenos Aires Experience

Iguazu Falls

starts daily

3 days ex buenos aires

Buenos Aires is one of South America’s most exciting cities, with a fascinating history, great restaurants and lots of elegant shops. You enjoy a half day tour including a visit to colourful La Boca. You also have a free day to explore.

Prices per person in A$ Nov 11 - Mar 12 4-star hotel 5-star hotel

Glacier Country

3 days ex buenos aires starts daily

3 days ex el calafate starts daily

Iguazu National Park is home to Iguazu Falls, a series of breathtaking cascades rightly acclaimed as one of the scenic jewels of South America. This three-day stopover includes excursions to both the Brazil and Argentine sides of the falls, allowing you to experience them from all angles.

Visit the celebrated glacier of Perito Merino on a full day tour and watch as it continuously calves off enormous chunks of ice from the 100 metre high glacier face. This is one of the most active glaciers in the world. Then enjoy the ambiance and fantastic restarants of El Calafate, offering local specialties such as Patagonian lamb!

Prices per person in A$ Twin $295 $395

Single Supp $535 $770

Included: Transfers, hotel accommodation, sightseeing, entrance fees, ground transportation, English speaking guides, breakfast daily.

Nov 11 - Mar 12 4-star hotel 5-star hotel

Prices per person in A$ Twin $395 $520

Single Supp $255 $380

Included: Transfers, hotel accommodation, sightseeing, entrance fees, ground transportation, English speaking guides, breakfast daily.

Call Active Travel for details - 02 9264 1231

Nov 11 - Mar 12 4-star hotel 5-star hotel

Twin $425 $615

Single Supp $270 $245

Included: Transfers, hotel accommodation, sightseeing, entrance fees, ground transportation, English speaking guides, breakfast daily.


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