Emperor Penguins of Snow Hill

Emperor Penguins of Snow Hill

Sail past masses of dense ice and thick, tabular icebergs in the Weddell Sea to experience the legendary rookery, which now numbers 8,000 breeding pairs of emperor penguins. Today, it is one of the most exclusive wildlife viewing experiences on the planet! We invite you to embrace the thrill of the search as we once again set out to visit to the emperor penguins at Snow Hill Island.

Experience a true polar quest as we journey on the brand new, Ultramarine, which is equipped with two twin-engine helicopters that will fly guests to the vicinity of this rarely-visited rookery, whereupon they will walk across the thick sea ice to stand within meters of the most coveted penguin species on the planet.

Itineary in brief:

Day 1 – Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 2 – Fly to Ushuaia and Embark

Days 3 and 4 – Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 5 – Navigating into the Weddell Sea

Days 6 to 10 – Weddell Sea and the Quest to Land at Snow Hill

Days 11 to 13 – Cruising

Day 14 – Disembark in Ushuaia and Fly to Buenos Aires
The Ship
The Ultramarine is designed to go beyond the familiar in polar exploration, to discover new places, and to immerse you in the best the region has to offer.

Equipped with two twin-engine helicopters, Ultramarine offers the most robust portfolio of adventure activities in the industry, the most spacious suites in its category, breathtaking public spaces, and more outdoor wildlife viewing spaces than other expedition ships its size. It also features an innovative mix of sustainability features that exceed all industry standards.

With all this and more, Ultramarine delivers the ultimate polar expedition experience.

Nov 12-25, 2023
Nov 24-Dec 7, 2023

Prices from: $27995

The Leader:

Nadia Aly is a wildlife photographer who specializes in underwater photography. She holds a master’s in digital media from the Centre for Digital Media in Vancouver, British Columbia and has had her work featured on National Geographic, Sony World Photo, Underwater Photographer of the Year and Nature’s Best Photography.