With its incredibly rich fauna, the Southern Ocean is a drama on a grand scale in which the struggle for survival is constant. There are more penguins, and penguin species, here than anywhere else on earth.
Elephant and fur seals, minke whales, large flocks of sea birds – not forgetting the wandering albatross – give life to this surreal and beautiful landscape. This cruise is a fantastic opportunity to take a close-up look at the world’s most fascinating and charming continent. On board our comfortable ship you can hear presentations by experts, like David Lindo, about Antarctica’s rich history and wildlife, so that you can get even more out of what you will experience along the way.
On this expedition you will have a unique opportunity to travel to the mighty frozen wastes of the south, as well as seeing the beautiful fjords of Chile. As we sail pass Cape Horn twice, it gives us two chances of stepping ashore.
David Lindo - The Urban Birder
David Lindo, aka The Urban Birder, is one of the UK’s leading ornithologists. Presenter on BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch and regular guest on Countryfile TV, he was recently voted the 7th most influential person in wildlife by BBC Wildlife Magazine.
Author of two books - 'The Urban Birder' (2011) and 'Tales from Concrete Jungles' (published by Bloomsbury, 2015), David writes a popular monthly urban birding column in Britain’s best-selling birding publication, 'Bird Watching Magazine' and regularly contributes to publications such as The Guardian, Friends of the Earth magazine and 'Nature’s Home' - the membership publication for Britain's largest conservation organisation – the RSBP.
David is passionate about promoting birding and wildlife in an urban environment, educating children about birdlife in the UK. A well-respected public speaker, David has also spoken at wildlife events all over the world, for DEFRA, and for arts festivals such as Latitude and Port Eliot, Salon London.
He is an Ambassador for Leica, fellow member of the International League of Conservation Writers, founder of the Tower 42 Bird Study Group and on the committee of The Friends Of Wormwood Scrubs. David also runs tours involving Urban Birding all over the world. From Peru, Spain, Latvia and Serbia, to his native Wormwood Scrubs in London - and now on a special sailing to the white continent, Antartica.