February 10 – 18, 2019
A Photography Discovery Expedition
Since 2005 Luminous-Landscape has been leading photo trips to Antarctica. There is something about Antarctica that calls out to every photographer. It’s an incredibly beautiful location defying description. The immensity of this continent comes at you fast and you will be shooting images from the beginning to the end. This year’s trip will be a special offering for photographers with instruction and photo guidance by Kevin Raber. This will be a small group workshop with up to 9 other photographers. We’ll have our own zodiac for zodiac cruises and we will be primarily focused on capturing the beauty of this magnificent region of the planet.
Kevin Raber who has traveled to Antarctica since 2005 will work closely with the Captian and Expedition leader to make sure that we are at the best locations at the best light and time of day. You’ll enjoy a fly Over the Drake experience. Within a short time of landing in Antarctica, the ship will set sail for the first of many exciting locations. We will be doing at least two shore excursions a day, mixed with ships cruises as well as zodiac cruises of some of the most picturesque locations. You’ll witness wildlife like you have never seen it before. We’ll be photographing gigantic icebergs and witnessing sunsets like you couldn’t imagine.
Antarctica is a remote, magical place that will greet you with its awe-inspiring beauty. See peaceful bays dotted with colossal icebergs; cruise along deep fjords and see massive glaciers; be amazed by sharp snowy peaks that jut out of the sea.
Adventure awaits in Antarctica. Cruise at sea level with our Zodiac boats and feel the spray of seawater on your cheeks. Follow in the footsteps of early explorers as you hike on Antarctic soil.
Antarctica Slide Show
From the moment you arrive at your hotel in Punta Arenas until your final departure, everything will be provided for you. Our goal is to be at the right place, at the right time, offering you an incredible photography experience. We will also have a team of world-class guides and expedition leaders. Kevin will be available at any time to help you maximize your photographic opportunities. Onshore, on the boat or in the zodiac he’ll help you see and capture the beauty that will be all around us. Back on the ship, he will help you with post-processing, editing, and getting the most from the images you capture.
We’ll enjoy our meals together talking about our adventures of the day as well as photographic topics. Learning never stops and neither does the opportunities to shoot great photos and make new friends.
Set foot on the seventh continent and add a new destination to your travel list. You will bring home indelible memories, while tales of your adventurous journey will arouse the curiosity and admiration of your friends and family. In the austral summer, large numbers of penguins, whales, seals, and seabirds congregate along the Antarctic Peninsula to feed and reproduce. Unconcerned by your presence, these animals will provide endless inspiration for your photographs.
Kevin Raber, Instructor
Kevin Raber has been a photographer since 1972. His list of accomplishments in the photography industry are numerous. He’s been to Antarctica 14 times to lead workshops and by solo chartered vessels. He was married in Antarctica a few years ago, with 60 photographers attending his wedding on a beach in Neko Harbor. Today, Kevin travels the world, organizing workshops from one pole to the other and at many places in between.
Kevin will serve as the photographic coordinator and will be working closely with the captain of the Hebridean Sky, and the expedition leader, with whom he has worked before. He will make sure that you are delivered to the best locations at the ideal time with the best light.
Kevin is the CEO and publisher of luminous-landscape.com, one of the oldest and most visited and respected websites for serious photo enthusiasts and professionals. Upon signing up, you’ll receive access to a private web page on luminous landscapes that will help you prepare for your adventure. You can see more of his work at his personal blog.
If you have questions please contact Kevin Raber at email@example.com or call +1-317-379-7482
The Perfect Trip For Significant Others
As a photographer, we often take trips without our significant other. This should not be the case with such a location as Antarctica. This trip will change you. You’ll see things that will leave you in awe. This is a very comfortable ship and your significant other will not only be comfortable but will also be able to experience what you as a photographer will.
I assure you that this will be an adventure both of you will share and talk about the rest of your lives.
Antarctic Air-Cruise Model
There was a time when adventure travelers who wanted to reach the Antarctic Peninsula had only one option: to sail across the tempestuous Drake Passage. Now ANTARCTICA XXI gives you a more comfortable alternative. Flying over The Drake. This saves 4 plus days of sailing in rough seas.
Comfort: Avoid storms in the Drake Passage
Speed: Get to Antarctica quickly and save time
Size: Enjoy a small-ship, yacht-like experience
Fly The Drake
A two-hour flight takes you from Punta Arenas, in the Chilean Patagonia, directly to Antarctica where you board your expedition ship. You thereby avoid the stormy seas of the Drake Passage – and the potential seasickness – and experience only the best Antarctica has to offer.
Antarctica XXI offers a boutique-style wilderness adventure, not a cruise. Feeling more like private yachts than cruise ships, our small expedition vessels give you privileged access to Antarctica, taking you where larger ships cannot. With a smaller number of passengers, disembarkation is fast and efficient so you spend time exploring, not waiting.
Antarctica XXI’s Unique Features
Antarctic Air-Cruises is all we do. As a boutique specialist, we dedicate 100% of our resources to the organization of your Antarctic trip of a lifetime.
Experience and Expertise
Antarctica XXI pioneered the Antarctic Air-Cruise model. We are the world’s leader in this unique style of travel to Antarctica. We have completed over 140 fly and cruise departures, more than any other company in the world, by far.
One Flight Per Expedition
We use a single flight to carry all travelers to and from Antarctica for each of our expeditions. This makes our operation fast and efficient while reducing the chance of weather-related delays compared to the alternatives.
Unique in its kind, “Bigfoot” was specially designed and built for ANTARCTICA XXI. Its traction system can adapt to the changeable conditions of the Antarctic terrain.
High Staff / Traveler Ratio
Travel with a well-staffed team of at least twelve professional polar guides. Passionate and engaging, they will make your trip memorable.
Small Is Beautiful
Antarctica XXI only operates small ships. With a small group of travelers, disembarkation is fast and efficient so you can spend more time exploring and less time waiting.
Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise
Itinerary for the trip….See above for BONUS Educational Pre Trip Day
Jumping over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage, Antarctica XXI takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, and remotest continent – Antarctica.
Feb 10 • Photo Seminar Day, February 10 – Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, in the morning. You are welcomed at the airport by ANTARCTICA XXI staff and transferred to your hotel. At 2 PM join a Bonus Photography Seminar, followed by a group dinner.
Feb 11 • In the morning, you enjoy a guided photography walk. In the afternoon, you attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.
Feb 12 • Scheduled flight to Antarctica. Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.
Feb 13-16 • Exploring Antarctica. Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. Onboard, the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests. No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.
Feb 17 • Scheduled return flight from Antarctica. Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).
Feb 18 • End of the Air-Cruise. After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.
Hebridean Sky (formerly Sea Explorer)
Hebridean Sky is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016 the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of the finest small ships in the world. Hebridean Sky accommodates 71 passengers. She offers an exclusive and stylish base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica. Suites in eight different categories of accommodation are spacious, with premium appointments throughout. Each Suite features a sitting area, a private bathroom, a picture window, and two twin beds that, on request, can be joined to form a queen-size bed. A number of Suites include private balconies. Triple cabins feature a sofa bed suitable for individuals who are no more than 1.70 m (5′ 6″) tall. Public areas include “The Club” lounge, a library, a presentation lounge with audio-visual facilities, a dining room, an outdoor cafe, an exercise room, a medical clinic, a wraparound deck, and an elevator serving all passenger decks. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats.
February 10 – February 18, 2019
9 Days / 8 nights – Including bonus Photo Seminar On Land (February 10th, 2019)
Triple Suite $13,495.00 / Berth
Window Suite $15,495.00 / Berth
Promenade Suite $16,495.00 / Berth
Deluxe Suite $17,795.00 / Berth
Veranda Suite $18,795.00 / Berth
Penthouse Suite $21,995.00 / Berth
Owner’s Suite $24,995.00 / Berth
Single Suite $24,995.00 / Berth
See below for all details of what is and isn’t included.
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Included In The Rate
• Group transfers airport/hotel on February 10, 2019.
• Bonus pre-expedition photography seminar in Punta Arenas on February 10, 2019.
• 2 overnights with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on February 11, 2019.
• 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.
• Transfers airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and transfers hotel/airport on last Day of the Air-Cruise Program.
• Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
• Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
• Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
• Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
• Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship.
• Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
• All guided shore excursions.
• Lectures and entertainment on board.
• Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
• Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica
• IAATO passenger fee.
Specifically Not Included In The Rate
• Accommodation, meals, excursions, and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
• Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
• Personal insurance
• Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
• Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.
If you have questions please contact Kevin Raber at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-317-379-7482
Antarctica Photography Gallery – From Previous Trips
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