Plancius: Yacht Details

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Built in 1976, the Plancius operated as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy until June 2004. She was then sold and completely rebuilt as a 114-passenger vessel in 2009, complying with the latest SOLAS-regulations (Safety Of Life At Sea).

Accommodating 114 passengers, the Plancius is a comfortable and nicely decorated vessel, but is not a luxury vessel. All cabins have private facilities en suite, with porthole or picture windows depending on cabin type. Her voyages are primarily defined by an exploratory travel itinerary, maximizing time on shore, in kayaks or any other way that will enhance the experience (safely).

See below for programs and departure dates. Prices vary by cabin type; please contact us for specific pricing details on your departures of interest.

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Peninsula

A visit to the Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula, is a trip unlike any other in the world. You will have the chance to see an array of wildlife, including several different species of penguins, whales, seals and birds. In conjunction with the diverse wildlife you will also learn about the unique history and industries that at different times flourished in the Southern Ocean. For those looking to experience nature at its best, this trip is it.

Date

Days

Prices From:

December 1, 2014 19 $12,100
January 16, 2015 19 $13,950
February 13, 2015 19 $12,950
December 1, 2015 19 $12,400
January 16, 2016 19 $14,250
February 13, 2016 23 $15,900

Discovering the Antarctic Peninsula

This expedition offers the chance to discover the best of the magnificent Antarctic Peninsula, the continent’s most northern region. Consisting of a 500 mile long mountain chain that protrudes north towards the southern tip of South America, the Antarctic Peninsula is home to abundant wildlife, including several different species of penguins, seals, whales and marine birds.

Cruising south from Ushuaia, you start by crossing the Drake Passage, often an excellent place to see whales and other marine life. You will then spend the next 4 to 5 days (depending on the exact departure) navigating the ice-laden waters of the Antarctic Peninsula and enjoying the breathtaking scenery in places such as Paradise Bay, Port Lockroy and Petermann Island. You will learn about the natural, geographic and human history of this remote land before sailing back through the Lemaire Channel and returning to Ushuaia.

Date

Days

Prices From:

November 1, 2014 11 $6,900
January 7, 2015 10 $6,950
February 3, 2015 11 $8,800
January 7, 2016 10 $7,050
February 3, 2016 11 $7,950
March 6, 2016 12 $8,950

Discovering the Antarctic Peninsula “Basecamp”

For the adventurous soul this trip is not to be missed. Following much of the same route as “Discovering the Antarctic Peninsula”, the “Basecamp” departure spends more time in select sites to allow for a truly personal experience on the Peninsula. The extra activities range from camping to kayaking to mountaineering and even scuba diving, giving you a chance to challenge yourself and experience the remoteness of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Date

Days

Prices From:

November 11, 2014 11 $6,900
November 21, 2014 11 $8,800
March 3, 2015 12 $7,800
November 21, 2015 11 $7,050
December 28, 2015 11 $7,950

Discovering the Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetlands

Following the “Discovering the Antarctic Peninsula” itinerary, this trip makes its first stops in the South Shetlands, making visits to Deception Island and Neptune’s Bellow. These are welcome sightings after two days at sea. After stretching your legs with a few land excursions you’ll then set off to explore the Antarctic Peninsula, making visits to iconic spots like Paradise Bay, Port Lockroy and Petermann Island.

Date

Days

Prices From:

December 19, 2014 11 $7,900
December 19, 2015 10 $9,150

Antarctic Peninsula Whale watching voyage

This expedition takes your visit to the Antarctic Peninsula. Along the way you will have the opportunity to see several different kinds of seals, penguins, whales and birds, and as you continue south where most vessels turn around, you will also be able to spend time at far less-frequented sites.

Date

Days

Prices From:

March 14, 2015 10 $5,500
March 17, 2016 10 $5,550


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