JOIN THE ULTIMATE BIRDWATCHING EXPEDITION IN ANTARCTICA
‘Off the Beaten Track’ has been designed for wildlife lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Exploring the fascinating Southern Ocean and Antarctic birdlife in company of inspiring bird experts, is one of the most incredible opportunities to discover the thrilling Antarctic birdlife. If you aren’t already a bird lover, you will be by the end of this voyage!
The wildlife is apparent from the time we throw the lines and make our way out the Beagle Channel through the Southern Ocean, historically known for its incredible ocean currents and migration paths for numerous species of seabirds. From the moment we set sail from Ushuaia, Argentina, sea birds are constant companions as we travel south towards the frozen continent. Many species of albatross, petrels and skuas can be viewed as we approach the convergence – that magical invisible blending of the northern and southern ocean currents.
Daily onboard educational seminars led One Ocean Expeditions expert staff are considered to be a highlight of this expedition. Their passion about Antarctic birds is contagious throughout the voyage. Having the opportunity to travel for thirteen days onboard our ice-strengthened vessel offers enough time to engage at an intimate level with our Ornithologists in personal conversations on deck or in the dining room.
The sea crossing allows an incredible experiential educational program presented through an interactive series of presentations sure to prepare eager travellers for their trip of a lifetime. Once in Antarctica, guided hikes and painting workshops lead by Dick and Bruce offer an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Antarctic birdlife and its behavior. We also offer daily excursions ashore with expert guides where you may enjoy a wide range of activities such as sea kayaking, photography workshops, zodiac excursions and guided walks as well as the opportunity to camp in Antarctica (included in your voyage price).
TOP BIRD SIGHTINGS
Beagle Channel & Southern Ocean
Southern Royal Albatross
Light-mantled (Sooty) Albatross
Southern Giant Petrels
Wilson’s Storm Petrels
South Polar Skuas
To find out which Ornithologists are travelling or for more information, our agents have extensive experience and knowledge about each voyage. Speak with your travel agent or call our experts to learn more.