DISCOVER THE SUBANTARCTIC ISLANDS OF
NEW ZEALAND AND AUSTRALIA:
The Galapagos of the Southern Ocean
December 30, 2023 - January 10, 2024
ABOARD HERITAGE ADVENTURER
DEAR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS,
This is without doubt one of the most inspirational and informative journeys or expeditions into the Southern Ocean ecosystem that one can make anywhere in the world.
Explore, encounter and photograph rowdy penguin breeding grounds and flowering fields of megaherbs, watch sunbathing seals, sea lions and elephant seals and a myriad of unique, unusual and rare birds.
This renowned expedition includes four of the Subantarctic Islands: The Snares, Auckland, Macquarie and Campbell. Each one is different, and each one is unique – just like this expedition.
The islands all lie in the cool temperate zone with a unique climate and are home to a vast array of wildlife including albatross, penguins, petrels, prions, shearwaters and marine mammals like sea lions, fur seals and elephant seals. The flora is equally fascinating; the majority of it, like the birds, is endemic to these islands.
The name given to this voyage ‘Galapagos of the Southern Ocean’ reflects the astounding natural biodiversity and the importance of these islands as a wildlife refuge.
To make your reservation, call Taunya at 800-252-4910,
President, Betchart Expeditions, Inc.
With AAAS, Sigma XI, and ACS