…Pristine, magical, epic…and Penguins!
Antarctica was our Best. Trip. Ever!
This was a bucket list trip that I chose as a way to celebrate my 40th birthday and it FAR exceeded our expectations. (I should mention that we were extremely lucky with weather and even had a “Drake Lake” on the return trip to Ushuaia).
It was absolutely mesmerizing! We would sit over breakfast, watching the icebergs, and before we knew it, 3 hours had passed! Nowhere else in the world have we been so content to simply sit and enjoy the view (even at the beach we’re napping or reading).
Also, the animals! Our favorites were the penguins! Such diversity - Rockhoppers, Macaroni, Chinstrap, Gentoos, Adelie, King. Each with it’s unique personality. Literally hours would pass watching these funny little guys (until we had to board the zodiac back to the ship).
The whales were a close second and we had an amazing show put on by a group of Orcas on New Year’s Eve...magical! Not to mention the abundance of Humpback, Minke, and Fin whales (it almost becomes blase).
The seals (elephant and fur) also provided many a laugh with their funny behaviours. The fur seals on land could be a bit territorial...acting “big” and banging rocks together seemed to keep them from chasing you.
Here are highlights (DINK TRIP Tips) from our various trips...for more details or to help plan your own visit, contact us!
Falkland Islands and South Georgia
Some summary DINKTrips recommendations and thoughts on past trips.