The ultimate whale watching and wildlife expedition. By March, the short Antarctic summer is drawing to a close. Penguin chicks are almost fully-grown and quickly shedding their downy coats in preparation to take to the sea before the long winter. March is a time of great activity in and under the water where we have historically encountered a high concentration of whales, in particular, Humpback and Minke. Crabeater, Weddell, and Leopard seals also often grace us with their presence, as they rest and store energy that will sustain them over the cold months ahead.
For this special expedition, you will be joined by several world-renowned cetaceans (whale) and marine mammal specialists. They share with us unique underwater footage and scientific data, and help us interpret the behavior, migration characteristics and feeding patterns of adult whales and their calves. For those with a passion for whales, this unique voyage should not be missed. Did we mention it’s also a favorite time of the year for electric orange and pink Antarctic sunrises and sunsets?