In February 2021 Gerry van der Walt and Andrew Beck, co-founders of Wild Eye, will be hosting our very first Antarctica Expedition on board the Greg Mortimer.
In true expedition style we encourage exploration and adventure, by offering flexibility in challenging environments in a way that puts you among the action to see and do as much as possible. This itinerary is only a guide and subject to change due to ice and weather conditions but your Wild Eye expedition leaders will keep you updated in real time throughout the voyage.
With zodiacs landings & cruises, dedicated lecture and multi media room, as well as the high standards of hosting and education Wild Eye is known for, this expedition on board the brand new Greg Mortimer is ideal for anybody who wants to experience one of the world’s most beautiful wilderness areas.
Take a moment and enjoy the 360 degree virtual tour of the brand new Greg Mortimer, our base for the Antarctica Expedition.
Highlights of our 2021 Antarctica Expedition on the Greg Mortimer Include:
- Fly in/fly out voyage misses the Drake passage completely.
- Premium accommodation in balcony staterooms.
- On board multi media room with editing capabilities.
- Snorkeling included as additional activity.
- Natural history lectures from on board specialists.
- Photography and processing lectures and workshops.
- Vast tabular icebergs pass by in Antarctic sound.
- Retrace some of Shackleton’s and Nordenskoljd’s route.
- Visit fascinating fossil fields with an on board palaeontologist.
- Capture Antarctic light with your Wild Eye Photographic specialists.
- Delight in Adelie, gentoo and chinstrap penguins.
- Hunting orcas, feeding humpbacks and slinky minkes.
In terms of timing, February is Antarctica’s most active wildlife month – in the rookeries, the penguin chicks are growing up fast making strong demands on their parents for food.
As they become larger and more resistant to the predations of greedy skuas, the urgency on the part of their parents to provide enough food will mean they are left on their own while both parents go out to sea to fish. This steady stream of dutiful parent penguins entering and exiting the water means leopard seals are often seen predating along the ice edge.
Join us on board the Greg Mortimer for our Antarctica Expedition