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Shackleton Centenary Voyages – The Epic Journey of a Lifetime

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This coming Antarctic season offers you the chance to immerse yourself not only in the incomparable beauty of Antarctica’s wildlife and spectacular landscapes but also in the remarkable story of one of the most gruelling journeys and ultimately daring rescues in polar history.

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The Explorations Company, where no two journeys have ever been the same

Why a Shackleton Voyage?

In August 1914, Ernest Shackleton and his expedition team set sail for Antarctica on the Endurance in the hopes of becoming the first to make a complete land crossing of the Antarctic continent.

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.

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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Take the first step on your extraordinary journey to The Antarctic

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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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- Utterly designed and tailored around you and your requirements

- Totally unique every time you travel with us

- The very best hand picked guides which can make the difference between a  good and an outstanding holiday

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Priceless Knowledge

- Established over 27 years ago we have been around longer than most

- Our specialists come from, have lived in or travelled extensively in the regions we cover

- Unparalleled knowledge provides you with the best possible experience

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Making a difference

- Philanthropy is our philosophy

- Our founding principle is to always ‘put something back’

- An amount from each holiday is donated to our selected conservation and humanitarian charities


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