Important Information

Tour Dates
3 Feb 2018 - 20 Feb 2018 (18 days)
Tour Price (Per Person)
USD16,395 - USD25,995
Tour Type
Classic Tour
Spaces Available
Dependent on Ship Capacity

BirdLife International invites you for the trip of a lifetime as we join up with our collaborators at Rockjumper Birding Tours to offer you the wonders of the Antarctic aboard One Ocean Expeditions’ wonderful ship – the “Akademik Ioffe”. We are able to offer this exciting cruise to you at the standard rates charged by One Ocean Expeditions, thanks to BirdLife’s collaboration with Rockjumper, who are kindly making a generous donation to BirdLife’s Global Penguin Campaign for each passenger who travels through this link. We would also like to thank One Ocean Expeditions for their own generous donation to the BirdLife Penguin Campaign. As well as the chance to see penguins in their natural habitat, we will have amazing opportunities to see so much other incredible wildlife up close, from the stunning marine mammals to the breath-taking seabirds we all love so much. Added to the dramatic scenery and fascinating history of Antarctic exploration, this is surely the trip of a lifetime. If you have always dreamed of one day going to the Antarctic why not come with us on this trip, where you will be making like-minded new friends, and you will also be contributing to our important conservation work as well.

Tour Fact Sheet

Top Birds

King, Southern Rockhopper & possibly Emperor Penguin, Northern and Southern Royal, Wandering & Light-mantled Albatross, Snowy Sheathbill, South Georgia Diving Petrel, Antarctic Prion, Grey-backed & Black-bellied Storm Petrel, Snow, Antarctic, Blue, Kerguelen & Great-winged Petrel, Striated Caracara, South Georgia Shag, Falkland, Flying & Fuegian Steamer Duck, White-bridled Finch, Black-chinned Siskin, Sedge & Cobb’s Wren, Long-tailed Meadowlark, South Georgia Pipit, Black-throated Finch

Top Mammals

Humpback, Fin, Sei & Minke Whale, Orca, Commerson’s & Peale’s Dolphin, Weddell, Crabeater, Leopard, Southern Elephant & Antarctic Fur Seal

Habitats Covered

coastal and pelagic waters, sub-Antarctic islands & Antarctic Peninsula, pack ice

Expected Climate

temperate to subzero, sunny and calm to gale force conditions can be expected

Max Group Size
according to ship capacity
Tour Pace & Walking

easy pace, mostly undemanding walks

comfortable expedition cruise ship
Ease of Birding
Number of Species Expected
Other Attractions

spectacular sub-Antarctic scenery, the most remote continent, icebergs and pack ice, nesting albatrosses, vast penguin colonies

Photographic Opportunities