PELAGIC NEWS UPDATE NO 8 -
MAY 12 2004
Australis is now crossing the equator bound for the UK.
ETA Southampton on June 1rst. Skipper
Stephen Wilkins reports that the RYA students are really coming to grips with
this 7000 mile delivery, and they are busy involved in all facets of sailing a
the schedule change. Due to an
exciting project, the February 2005 Antarctic slot has been moved forward and
has been block booked by the two avant garde artists from London ‘Olly and
Suzi.’ On February 14th
we will be sailing to the Antarctic Peninsula with a film team to record their
art project while diving with Leopard Seals.
For more information on Olly and Suzi, go www.ollysuzi.com
shift in schedules has opened up a 12 day Cape Horn and Beagle Channel cruise
mid season which makes it more or less possible to fit into a two week holiday
window ‘door to door.’ Dates
are January 27th to February 7th. See details below.
have had an incredible response to the ‘open house’ while Pelagic
Australis is in Southampton during mid June.
Contact Skip for an appointment!
EXPEDITIONS AND CRUISES ON OFFER ABOARD PELAGIC AUSTRALIS
1. PELAGIC AUSTRALIS ‘OPEN HOUSE’ IN SOUTHAMPTON
during the first two weeks in June.
Groups or individuals who are interested in visiting the vessel and
discussing possible itineraries are welcome to book a time with Skip Novak –
send him an email on firstname.lastname@example.org
2. PELAGIC IN
THE NORTH ATLANTIC AND ARCTIC This
summer Pelagic Expeditions will
be offering charters in the Northern Hemisphere on the new Pelagic
Australis. Planned itinerary includes:
Western Isles Whisky Cruise
June 27 to July 3
6 places available
Trondeim to Tromso
July 7 to 15
7 places available
July 18 to 29
August 3 to 17
It is also
possible for crew to take part in the entire voyage from Southampton to Tromso
or parts thereof.
Cost will be
300 EUROS per person per day for Scotland and Norway. For Spitzbergen cost will be 400 EUROS per person per day.
and logistics are now on the web site for these cruises in Programmes, but we
are ready to book trips on a one off custom basis.
to register your interest prior to that anytime.
SOUTH TO STANLEY From
about August 20 in Norway, Pelagic
Australis will sail south to the Falkland Islands arriving by October 1. This will be a fast passage traversing the entire north south
axis of the Atlantics. Clients
arrive in the Falklands which can be a gateway to further land based
adventures in Patagonia. Cost is 2500 GBP per person.
The theme of
both of these voyages will be ‘Expedition Photography in the Field’ and
lead by international experts in the discipline.
The emphasis will be on ‘tricks of the trade’ in a remote and
difficult picture taking environment. Everyone
has a camera right? However, this
trip is also suitable for someone who hasn’t as we will be visiting the most
spectacular points of interest on the island with respect to the wildlife and
October 9 to 30 2004
New Zealand polar and high mountain photographer Colin Monteath will
lead this early season expedition. Highlights
will be observing the bull elephant seals battling each other for the harems
on the wild beaches of South Georgia – a spectacle happening only at this
time of year. Colin, a veteran of
the New Zealand Antarctic program and mountain guide has been south almost
every year for the last 23. He
has been to South Georgia many times and has lead the Shackleton Traverse.
Learn how to take dramatic pictures with ‘Monty’ when its blowing
50 knots in a snow squall! To see his work and impressive bio go www.hedgehoghouse.com
November 6 to 27 2004
The Canadian Rainier will lead the second expedition.
Chris Rainier is one of the leading adventure and cultural
photographers working today. As a
National Geographic Society photographer and lecturer, he has photographed
around the globe. He has traveled
to Antarctica over five times, as well photographed on expeditions to the
North Pole, New Guinea, Tibet, and the center of the Sahara Desert for
numerous magazines and books. Respected
as an outgoing and informative teacher, Chris will work with photographers
night and day on the expedition to insure they will get the most out of their
experience in South Georgia. Using
the latest technology and Pelagic Australis’ spacious main salon we will be
able to review photographs onboard, and critique images during the Expedition,
insuring participants will get the most out of their adventure!!
Go www.chrisrainier.com for
more information on his activities.
ISLANDS Due to the
success of the Falklands Cruise we will be repeating Wildlife and War from
December 4 to December 18th lead by Ewen Southby-Tailyour.
Cost will be 3500 GBP per person.
From last season . . .”What can one possibly say of a trip that has such great and remote scenery, wildlife that includes king penguins by the score, albatrosses, seals and dolphins of a type not seen in northern latitudes, the wrecks of old sailing ships left to rot after a stormy rounding of Cape Horn over a century before and the chance to walk across the wreck of the "Vicar of Bray".......a ship used in the 1849 California gold rush? The humour and good nature of all on board and the wit and skill with which Ewen tackled more recent events all made for a memorable trip. If anyone is thinking of going, my advice is book, pack and buy a good camera. Don't just think about it!” Mike Davies email@example.com . Click here for intinerary and logistics
In January of 2005 we have a 21 day expedition planned to the
Antarctic Peninsula for a maximum of eight guests. The
expedition will leave from Ushuaia (Argentina) or Puerto Williams (Chile) on
the Beagle Channel.
December 31 2004 to January 20 2005
This 21 day expedition cruise gives the best overview of the Antarctic
Peninsula. Highlights include the
wildlife (humpback whales
guaranteed), plenty of ice and the most superb maritime mountain scenery
going. Visits to scientific
stations are also a feature. Click
here for itineraries and logistics.
Cost will be
12,000 EUR per person or by negotiation for group charters.
Please register your interest and email firstname.lastname@example.org
DEL FUEGO AND CAPE HORN 2005
27 to February 7 (12 nights on board).
This is a short cruise (can be done within a two week holiday period
door to door) of Cape Horn and the both arms of the Beagle Channel.
The cruise will start and finish from Puerto Williams in Chile.
Cost will be 5,000 EUROS per person.
Click here for itinerary and
NORTH TO THE UK 2005 End
of March 2005 start for a repeat
of our April delivery to the UK with the possibility to study for the RYA
Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean tickets and gain more than the required sea
miles and experience. Email Skip
Novak on email@example.com
As always the
original Pelagic will be available for custom charters anywhere in the Pelagic
World based from Southern South America.
Guideline price is 1500 EUROS per day for the vessel or by negotiation.
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