We have a huge announcement to make here on The Adventure Junkies. One of our biggest and wildest adventure dreams is about to come true…
We’re headed to Antarctica!
We’ve teamed up with One Ocean Expeditions and going on one of their expedition cruises to the White Continent. It’s one of the most remote destinations the planet has to offer and is packed with wildlife and stunning landscapes.
Nothing screams adventure junkie paradise more than this.
Where Will This Expedition Take Us?
On February 28th we’ll board the Akademic loffe, also know as the One Ocean Navigator in the tip of South America in Ushuaia, Argentina. From here we’ll set course through the Beagle Channel and on through the Drake Passage. After two and a half days of navigating the sea, we’ll set our eyes on the Antarctic Peninsula for the very first time.
What Will We Get Up To In Antarctica?
This isn’t your typical cruise, it’s an expedition cruise, a truly special one. This means there’s plenty of opportunities for adventure. We won’t just be seeing Antarctica from this ship but experiencing it and its wildlife up close.
Image provided by One Ocean Expeditions, photo by Daisy Gilardini
One Ocean Expedition offers a few special programs to take your trip to the next level. We love kayaking so we opted for the sea kayaking program. We can’t wait to paddle between icebergs and along side swimming penguins.
We’re going to attend the first Polar conference in Antarctica which will take place onboard the loffe. The most important topic will be climate change and how Antarctica enable governments and society as a whole to think differently about how our actions impact the natural world. We can’t wait to hear what the team of experts leading the conference have to say about Antarctica’s future.
The One Ocean Navigator is the main ship we’ll be sailing on to reach Antarctica but once we’re there we’ll hop on an inflatable zodiac to bring us closer to the glaciers, icebergs and wildlife.
If the conditions permit, we’ll be camping out in literally one of the coolest places on earth. We’ll grab a bivy sack and sleeping bag and head for land. There’s nothing like being lulled to sleep by whale blows and the sound of water crashing onto shore.
For us, the wildlife spotting opportunities in Antarctica are the number one reason this place is high on our dream destination list. Watching humpback whales do acrobatics, penguins waddling on icebergs and seals sunbathing are all possibilities here.
Want to virtually come along with us on our adventure to Antarctica? Follow the hashtag #AJinAntarctica for all the latest stories, videos and photos from the White Continent.
This post was made possible thanks to a partnership and was brought to you by One Ocean Expeditions. As always, the content and opinions expressed here are entirely our own.