Peregrine leads excursions on Zodiacs from ice-strengthened ships and on helicopters from icebreakers. Sea kayaking, hiking, camping in Antarctica and visiting the remote communities of the Arctic are some of the activities available in the region.
In the Galapagos, Peregrine uses the first class eight-cabin MY San Jose. Led by an expert English-speaking naturalist, passengers responsibly encounter many species with no instinctive fear of man, including giant Galapagos tortoises, land and marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies, frigate birds and sea lions. Passengers can also combine a Galapagos voyage with a land tour in Ecuador or Peru.
Antarctica and the High Arctic: Experts deliver an informal education program on board, with presentations and discussions on all aspects of the polar regions.
Galapagos: An expert naturalist speaks about the endemic flora and fauna as well as the history of the islands.
Antarctica and the High Arctic: World-class chefs provide a choice of international menus including seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes, accompanied by an excellent selection of wines.
Galapagos: Delicious meals are cooked by the Ecuadorian crew.
Antarctica and the High Arctic: Sundeck, sauna, plunge pool, gymnasium, library, bar and gift shop.
Galapagos: Large and comfortable lounge, dining area and sundeck.
SUPERIOR PLUS (AKADEMIK IOFFE)2 lower berths, Sofa,Private facilities, Writing desk, Window
GALAPAGOS (MY SAN JOSE)2 lower berths, Private facilities, Air conditioning
CHOOSING YOUR ITINERARY
Antarctica and the High Arctic: Choose Peregrine’s 9- or 10-night voyage to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, or the 18-night Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands & South Georgia voyage.
Galapagos: Peregrine has a 10-day Galapagos in Depth trip as well as a 7-day cruise that explores just the northern islands and a 7-day cruisethat focuses on the southern islands.
Established: Galapagos 2003, Polar 1989
Vessels: Galapagos – MY San Jose; Polar – Akademik Ioffe, Akademik Sergey Vavilov, Clipper Adventurer, Ocean Nova, Kapitan Khlebnikov, 50 Years of Victory
Star rating: N/A
Passengers: Galapagos – 16, Polar – 122
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Accommodation, Onboard activities, Shore excursions, Lectures/presentations, Most meals, The services of expert guides and naturalists, Local/charter flights (where applicable), Arrival and cruise transfers (Galapagos), Expedition parka (Polar).