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Patagonia cruiser

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Origen: Patagonia - Argentina
Destination: Patagonia - Argentina
Capacity: 20


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4 days - 3 nights To sail from Peninsula Valdes to Gulf San Jorge is to go along one of the most important coastal areas in terms of the Patagonia biological diversity and productivity. There are few places in the world offering this abundance and diversity of bird colonies such as Magellan penguins, sea gulls, rock cormorants, albatrosses, petrels and sea mammals such as dolphins, whales and sea elephants. Reaching Camarones Bay, soft beaches alternate with abrupt cliffs, deep caverns, coves, gulfs, bays, rocky reefs and more than sixty islands. The area also counts with important archaeological and historical ruins, and during a visit to the town it is possible to get in contact with its inhabitants and local culture. Departure from Puerto Madryn at noon, sailing along Golfo Nuevo southern margin, seeing southern whales, dark dolphins, black collar cormorants, and seagulls. In the afternoon and depending on the weather, we will land in Cracker Bay or Punta Ninfas, one of the points formed by the Golfo Nuevo inlets. From September to December, reproduction time, and from January to April, moulting time, Punta Ninfas beaches serve as the reproductive areas for sea elephants. Night Sailing and arrival in the Camarones town in the morning. Beach landing and journey across this small town of 1000 inhabitants which was founded in 1900. It retains the typical architecture and characteristics of the Patagonia of the early 20th century, which causes a special charm. An example of this can be found at the old Grocer’s, founded in 1908 and which is still open. After lunch, the vessel will sail southwards passing the Dos Bahías Cape up to Leones Islands and Caleta Hornos. We will land on Leones Isles and visit an old lighthouse, which is currently out of use but which worked until the middle 50s. During the journey we will encounter Magellan penguins, black oyster catchers, ducks, sea lions, sea elephants, rock cormorants, black collar cormorants, seagulls, and skúas. The vessel will be in Bustamente Bay by the time we wake up, opposite a small algae town of the last century, which has only a few permanent inhabitants now. After breakfast, we will land and visit some of the old algae facilities and see the way they worked with them. This place will be the departure point for several journeys: across the town, the coast up to Caleta Malaspina and to a Petrified Wood. During the journeys we will see a wide diversity of birds, sea mammals and steppe fauna such as guanacos, lesser rhea, maras and martinetas. After sailing for a whole night we return to Puerto Madryn, mooring at Luis Piedrabuena Quay at noon, which is 200 meters from the centre of the city. The itinerary is published only as reference, and they are subject to change because of the weather conditions, the captain’s judgment, or any other reason beyond our reach, with no previous notice and without any right for the Passengers to demand any compensation whatsoever. The Company advises its Passengers to purchase a comprehensive travel Insurance. The Ship The research vessel \"Ushuaia\", former \"Researcher\" and Malcolm Baldrige\", was built as an oceanographic research vessel for the NOAA (National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration), a United States of America government agency. http://www.noaa.gov/ The NOAA operated the vessel for more than 20 years, performing during that period many of the most important NOAA oceanographic research operations. NOAA Ship Commissioning Ceremony After the NOAA period, the vessel was acquired by Ushuaia Adventure Corp, changing her name to \"Ushuaia\" and reorienting her to private oceanographic and antarctic research and logistic operations. The vessel was upgraded on navigation and communication equipment, and cabins and rooms were refurbished. Safety Equipment 8 Life Rafts (4 on each side) all of them fully equipped (total capacity: 220 people). 2 Rescue boats 7 Rib’s (Rigid Inflatable Boats) Complete system of fire detection and extinction. Emergency Generator. Cabins M/V Ushuaia has 35 cabins. Cabins are classified in 4 categories depending on location in the ship: A, AA,B y C. All cabins and suites were renewed in 2002. SUITE : The best view on board. Two beds. Desk. Carpet. Telephone. Cupboard. Private Bathroom with inox steel shower. Heating. A Cabins: Two beds. Desk. Carpet. Telephone. Cupboard. Private Bathroom with inox steel shower. Heating. AA Cabins: Two beds. Desk. Carpet. Telephone. Cupboard. Semi private Bathroom with inox steel shower. Heating. B Cabins: Two beds. Desk. Carpet. Telephone. Cupboard. Semi private Bathroom with inox steel shower. Heating. C Cabins:Two beds. Desk. Carpet. Telephone. Cupboard. Semi private Bathroom with inox steel shower. Heating. Services SERVICES INCLUDED Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary All meals throughout the voyage aboard the ship All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program Detailed navegation schedule SERVICES NOT INCLUDED Bar and beverage charges Telecommunication charges Laundry