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Galapagos of the Southern Ocean

Highlights

Small ship expedition cruising - Visit the the Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia - Abundant and unique wildlife

Outline Itinerary

Day
1. Arrive Invercargill. Dinner at hotel with fellow voyagers.
2. Transfer to Port of Bluff for embarkation.
3. The Snares - North East Island.
4. Auckland Islands - Enderby Island.
5. Auckland Islands - Carnley Harbour.
6. At sea.
7-8. Macquarie Island.
9. At sea.
10-11. Campbell Island - Perseverance Harbour.
12. At sea.
13. Arrive Invercargill to disembark.

Cost

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Departure Dates

Voyage 1563: 03 - 15 December 2015 Voyage 1567: 22 December 2015 - 03 January 2016

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Description

Heritage Expeditions was originally formed in 1985 by Rodney Russ and today remains a family owned and operated company who are committed to providing a truly authentic expedition cruising experience.

Expedition cruising offers travellers not only the opportunity to go where few have been before but to also experience the wildlife and wilderness in a genuine and responsible way. The smaller vessel used allows access to areas inaccessible to larger ships and the reduced number of participants maximize your time on the islands allowing you to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the remote locations visited.

The Voyage
This inspirational 13 day voyage offers you the rare chance to encounter a vast array of wildlife as you explore, photograph and gain a greater understanding of the Subantarctic Islands of the Southern Ocean. Each one is different and each one unique. Long recognized for their rich biodiversity Snares, Auckland, Macquarie and Campbell Island all lie isolated in a cool temperate zone with a unique climate. Designated UNESCO World Heritage sites, these islands are among the most remarkable wildlife reserves in the Southern Ocean and access is by permit only. They are home to endemic flora and a plethora of bird life such as albatross, penguins, petrels, shearwaters and marine mammals including sea lions, fur seals and elephant seals.

As one of just 50 passengers travelling onboard the Spirit of Enderby you will enjoy the more intimate side of small ship expedition cruising whilst experiencing a truly unique and pristine part of the world rarely frequented by other ships. The ship is crewed by a very enthusiastic Russian Captain and crew and also accompanying you onboard are experienced naturalists and guides who have dedicated a lifetime to field research in the areas you will visit.

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