Trip reference number: 22191

Trip Operator: Quark Expeditions

Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia

From: £12900

Total Solar Eclipses are rare in Antarctica, and 16 years ago, a group of Quark Expeditions passengers became the first humans ever to witness a Total Solar Eclipse on the 7th Continent. In 2021, we are reuniting some of the same eclipse experts who were on our 2003 expedition for a new voyage: Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia. This voyage will be the perfect opportunity to be rendered awestruck by the overwhelming enormity of Antarctica: towering icebergs, mammoth glaciers and ice-covered mountains. You’ll hike pristine glaciers, relax on a Zodiac cruise or enjoy comedic encounters with inquisitive penguins. Also, you’ll learn about wildlife and polar history during onboard presentations by expedition team members, as well as two widely-respected eclipse experts who will prepare you for your total eclipse experience: award-winning National Geographic night-sky photographer Babak Tafreshi, who participated in the 2003 voyage, and American Eclipse author David Baron, who is featured in the popular TED Talk, “You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse.” From Antarctica, you’ll sail north, and on December 4th you’ll become part of a select few to experience a Total Solar Eclipse in Antarctica. To enhance your eclipse experience, you will receive a pair of eclipse glasses, an invitation to a special evening celebration to commemorate your Total Solar Eclipse voyage. You will then complete your voyage by departing for South Georgia, known as the “Galapagos of the South Seas,” where you’ll explore a region rich in wildlife and polar history.

Highlights

  • See South Georgia’s incredible wildlife, including 30 breeding bird species and four penguin species
  • Follow in the footsteps of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyages to South Georgia and pause for a moment at his grave site
  • Witness a rare total solar eclipse from the deck of Ocean Diamond in the Scotia Sea between the Orkney Islands and South Georgia.
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula by ship, Zodiac and foot
  • Learn about Antarctica’s unique geology, history and wildlife with our onboard lecturers
  • Immerse yourself in the icy realm of the Antarctic, with an optional paddling excursion

Itineraries

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  • Solar Eclipse 2021: Totality in Antarctica, with South Georgia: 17 Day Itinerary

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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