Why a Shackleton Centenary Voyage?
Whilst sadly the team never achieved their original goal after the Endurance was trapped in pack-ice, the story of what happened next and how a great explorer ensured all his men returned home has become an epic saga of triumph over adversity and one of polar history’s most inspiring journeys.
On the centenary of the Imperial Trans-Atlantic Expedition an expert team of six explorers including Seb Coulthard FRGS set sail in 2013 to recreate the iconic rescue mission embarked upon by Shackleton to Elephant Island and South Georgia.
Now you too can embark on a truly unique chance to travel to the southern islands and the White Continent in the company of some singular special guest speakers.
Seb will be on board the recently refurbished luxury cruise vessel, Hebridean Sky, on two select voyages in November 2016 and again in February – March 2017 where he will reveal the extent of this epic historical tale and give you the ultimate insider’s guide into just what it was like to undergo this harrowing journey.
In addition, Angie Butler, the author of a biography of Shackleton’s right hand man, and Sunniva Sorby, a member of the first female team to reach the South Pole unaided on foot, will join Seb in complementing the extraordinary expedition leader team aboard these Antarctic voyages.
Where should I go?
This voyage allows you to visit some of the key sites from Shackleton’s historic voyage and experience the dramatic glaciers, ice cliffs and stunning wildlife of the southern islands and White Continent for yourself.
You embark the Hebridean Sky in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the birthplace of the Tango. You will then cruise in the Southern Ocean and explore the rich and incredible history and wildlife of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Islands.
You will travel to the South Shetland Islands and Elephant Island, visiting the area where Shackleton’s party beached and survived for four months after the Endurance sank.
Then the ship will cruise around the Antarctic Peninsula, taking in the scenic wonders and astounding wildlife of the White Continent, before returning via the Drake Passage to Ushuaia.
All the while you will be in the company of some of the finest expedition leaders currently in polar waters onboard a truly wonderful small vessel, and the expedition leaders will show you the wonderful wildlife of this area.
In addition to this truly remarkable and unique opportunity to travel to Antarctica, we have also negotiated an exclusive additional service for our clients in Buenos Aires before or after your voyage.
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbour and catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore – Dream – Discover - Mark Twain - You can view clips of some of our own favourite discoveries here.
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