Imagine… Antarctica

The momma Humpback rolled slowly over the obsidian surface, and her eye met mine. She and her baby surfaced again, closer, and finally, brushed the rubbery zodiac with her barnacled flipper, then dove deep, not to be seen again.

I looked at the man on the seat next to me. He looked dazed… seasick. “Are you okay?”, I asked.

“I’m just trying to figure out”, he mumbled, “what I just saw”.

(from the journal of our client Jeanne)

This once-in-a-lifetime whale encounter was goose bump stuff.

Are you ready for Antarctica?

If you have ever dreamt of jumping off your ship into Deception Bay, to swim between the toasty volcanic bubbles and the freezing icebergs – or hiking in the steps of Shackleton, kayaking along faraway shores, or camping on the Antarctic continent for a night – then you will love an Antarctica journey with Rare Finds.
On my voyage last March, here are a few shots – because I simply cannot find the words to describe the wonder.
You’ll feel like you’re in a Nat Geo movie with daily wildlife encounters including 5 species of penguins. Time your journey to catch them nesting, hatching, molting, or fledging.

We have personally selected a few small ships that we feel are ideal to explore this most distant continent.

And if time is a constraint for you, we can recommend a fly-down-cruise-back itinerary, which saves not only time, but also discomfort on the often choppy Drake Passage.

We also have wonderful routes to get you to Ushuaia, your likely port of embarkation, and back. Sleep in an eco-camp or paddle to the southernmost point. Dine at an asada, take a few days for wine-tasting in Argentina, or meet my guides on Easter Island!

What’s it like being a client of Rare Finds Travel?

See Antarctica in Action

Humpback says HELLO in Antarctica
Penguins in Tidepools on Browns Bluff
Elephant seals wrangle on Half Moon Island
Penguin slapstick on Danco Island

Thinking of the Other Pole?

Here is Life on the Pack Ice from my ARCTIC Voyage

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