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October 28 – November 17, 2010 | Aboard the Clipper Adventurer

THE FALKLAND ISLANDS October 28 – November 17, 2010 | Aboard the Clipper Adventurer PRESENTED BY
THE FALKLAND ISLANDS October 28 – November 17, 2010 | Aboard the Clipper Adventurer PRESENTED BY
THE FALKLAND ISLANDS October 28 – November 17, 2010 | Aboard the Clipper Adventurer PRESENTED BY


© Thomas Baechtold


Dear Adventurer

South Georgia is our favorite place on Earth, a wilderness that mesmerizes everyone who visits with its scenic magnificence and abundance of wildlife. What’s more, this effect does not diminish even after repeated exposures. Combined, we’ve traveled to its shores more than 140 times, yet each new exploration stirs in us the same enthusiasm and wonder that the first did. Thus, we could think of no better place to celebrate Zegrahm’s 20th anniversary!

What is this irresistible and enduring lure of South Georgia? Why is it that once is never enough? First, there are the vistas, pristine, varied, and awe-inspiring: bays and fjords bordered by snowcapped mountains, grassy hillsides, and cascading glaciers; striated rock formations; snow-covered plateaus; cliffs draped in huge icicles, some of them over 15 feet in length. Icebergs, calved by the Antarctic ice shelves far to the south, form a labyrinth of fantastically shaped sculptures.

Next, we have the wildlife. We’ll witness colonies of thousands upon thousands of majestic king penguins. Macaroni and gentoos are also prevalent, along with snowy sheathbills, petrels, prions, and the ever-present opportunistic skuas. Four species of albatross have chosen South Georgia as their breeding place, and we will spy the most regal of them all, the wandering albatross, largest of all flying birds. More than one and a half million fur seals cram the beaches, while nearby their blubbery cousins the elephant seals snort and bellow. Reindeer graze on the hillsides, and whales—humpbacks, orcas, minkes—populate the waters we sail.

Finally, there’s the romance and adventure associated with Sir Ernest Shackleton, to whom we pay homage at his Grytviken gravesite. As we walk in the footsteps of Shackleton and his men, their drive and heroism in the face of life-threatening privation resonates across the years.

We invite you to join us aboard the Clipper Adventurer and celebrate as we look back at 20 years of adventures and unforgettable experiences, and toast to future expeditions.

Warmest regards,

and toast to future expeditions. Warmest regards, Mike Messick, Jack Grove, Peter Harrison & Shirley Metz
and toast to future expeditions. Warmest regards, Mike Messick, Jack Grove, Peter Harrison & Shirley Metz
and toast to future expeditions. Warmest regards, Mike Messick, Jack Grove, Peter Harrison & Shirley Metz

Mike Messick, Jack Grove, Peter Harrison & Shirley Metz Zegrahm Cofounders

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Thursday, October 28, 2010 USA / Santiago, Chile Depart on your independent overnight flight.

Friday, October 29 Santiago Upon arrival in Santiago transfer to our hotel. Enjoy brunch at the hotel restaurant and spend the rest of the day relaxing or join an optional sightseeing excursion. Welcome dinner and overnight at our hotel.

Saturday, October 30 Santiago / Stanley, Falkland Islands / Embark Clipper Adventurer After breakfast board the flight to Stanley, Falkland Islands, and embark the Clipper Adventurer. Before sailing this evening, we have time to explore the charming town of Stanley.

Sunday, October 31 Steeple Jason Island Today we visit one of the largest albatross colonies in the world; we will see thousands of black-browed albatross sitting atop their nests. Also ashore are rookeries of gentoo penguins and South American sea lions.

Monday, November 1 Carcass Island / Pebble Island, Falkland Islands On Carcass Island we explore gentoo and Magellanic penguin rookeries and walk the beautiful beaches which are rich with seabirds. On Pebble Island we hope to spot rockhopper, macaroni, and Magellanic penguins along the coast. The island’s ponds and marshes reveal wild ducks, grebes, and black-necked swans.

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 2 & 3 Cruising the South Scotia Sea Our lecture series commences with presentations and informal discussions with our naturalists. Join Jack Grove and Peter Harrison on deck to search for the marine mammals and seabirds that flourish in these nutrient-rich waters.


© Thomas Baechtold

Thursday – Thursday, November 4 – 11 South Georgia Flexibility on this expedition is a must. The expeditionary nature of this voyage pre- vents us publishing a day-by day itinerary, but the following is a list of places we plan to visit. Some of them are pending final government approval.

Elsehul Bay – This beautiful bay is home to thousands of fur seals. Listen for the high- pitched trumpeting of king penguins amid the magnificent sounds of marine mammals echoing throughout this bay.

Right Whale Bay – We land on a volcanic black-sand beach in search of southern fur seals, elephant seals, king penguins, and the other bird species known to inhabit the area.

Salisbury Plain – Thousands upon thousands of king penguins greet us, in several states of plumage. Two glaciers and rugged snowcapped ridges form a spectacular background for the huge king penguin rookery.

Hercules Bay – At this rocky bay we have the opportunity to view macaroni penguins, the most numerous of all penguin species.

Stromness Bay – Site of Shackleton’s arrival after crossing the island’s glaciers on foot. Stromness offers views of cliffs and a glacier, which the adventurer and his companions descended.

Grytviken – We explore Grytviken on foot, discovering the ruins of this once-active whaling station. The cemetery holds a special fascination, as it is here that Shackleton is buried. Hiking along the beach we can see penguins and other seabirds, as well as marine mammals.

Royal Bay – The 1882 German transit of Venus expedition conducted its research at this large bay, and remains of the party’s buildings still stand on shore. Ross Glacier


forms a dramatic backdrop to the wild scenery, where 50,000 king penguins await.

Gold Harbour – Gold Harbour, at the foot of the Bertrab Glacier, is home to a colony of tens of thousands of king penguins. We are likely to see elephant seals, fur seals, and light-mantled sooty albatross.

Cooper Bay – This bay features spectacular rock headlands with sharp cleavages of meta- morphosed sandstone, presenting intriguing geological perspectives. Here we are likely to encounter light-mantled sooty albatross; king, gentoo, and macaroni penguins; prions, petrels, and terns; in addition to fur, Weddell, and elephant seals.

Friday & Saturday, November 12 & 13 Cruising the South Scotia Sea Our lecturers recap our experiences at South Georgia.

Sunday, November 14 Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands Today we walk with our naturalists along the coast of Sea Lion Island to a gentoo penguin colony and a large freshwater pond supporting an excellent variety of Falklands waterfowl.

Monday, November 15 At Sea Our lecturers sum up our travels as we celebrate 20 years of discovery and all we have experienced on this anniversary voyage.

Tuesday, November 16 Ushuaia, Argentina / Disembark Clipper Adventurer / Buenos Aires, Argentina Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for the flight to Buenos Aires, connecting to the USA.

Wednesday, November 17 USA / Home Early-morning arrival in the USA and connect with homeward flights.

Cover photos: © Peter Harrison (King Penguin); © Thomas Baechtold (Albatross, Elephant seals, Hercules Bay).

Deck Plan & Rates

Limited singles available at the quoted single rate below. Additional singles may be available at 1.7 times the share rate (suites and category 6 not applicable).

Included: Accommodations in our hotels and on board Clipper Adventurer as outlined in the itinerary; all onboard meals; all group meals on land; group transfers; services of the expedition staff, including lectures, briefings, slide/film shows; all group activities and excursions; landing and port fees; all gratuities.

Not Included: All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes; transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, Internet/e-mail/fax/telephone charges.

Air Fare: A tentative flight schedule is available upon request. Zegrahm Expeditions will contact you approximately 180 days prior to the departure of this program to finalize your flight plans. As of October 2009, the approximate economy air fare as listed in the itinerary is $1,850 for Miami/Santiago/Mt. Pleasant – Ushuaia/ Buenos Aires/Miami. Additional fares from other cities will be quoted as needed.

All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and itineraries are subject to change.

What To Expect

For most activities a relatively moderate level of exertion is required. You will need to climb into and out of Zodiacs for excursions ashore (there will be staff and crew members at hand to assist). Ashore, you must be able to walk moderate distances, unaided, over rough terrain (rocky, uneven beaches and snow). Accommodations aboard the Clipper Adventurer will be very comfortable. Chefs prepare a variety of international specialties. Temperatures will range from 35ºF – 45ºF in South Georgia and 45ºF – 55ºF in the Falkland Islands. We will mail a complete list of recommended clothing and a suggested reading list to you approximately five months prior to departure. Participants will most enjoy the remarkable opportunities this expedition offers if they travel with a spirit of adventure.

Terms & Conditions


Zodiac Zodiac Boarding Boarding Room Room A-DECK MAIN DECK CATEGORY RATE

Category 1


Category 6


Category 2




Category 3


Owner’s Suite


Category 4


Single/Cat 2


Category 5


Single/Cat 4


1. RESERVATIONS: 25% of the expedition fare, along with a completed and signed Reservation Form, will reserve a place for you on this Zegrahm Holdings LLC, d/b/a Zegrahm Expeditions (ZE), program. The balance of the expedition fare is due 120 days prior to departure. Air fare is also due at this time. All prices are quoted in U.S. dollars and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Credit cards accepted for deposit only.

2. CanCellation and Refund PoliCy: Notification of

cancellation must be received in writing by ZE. At the time we receive your written cancellation, the following penalties will apply:

• 120 days or more prior to departure: $500 per person

• 60 through 119 days prior to departure: 50% of expedition fare

• 1 through 59 days prior to departure: 100% of expedition fare

Some air fare may be nonrefundable. Once an expedition has departed, there will be no refunds from ZE for any unused portions of the trip. The above policy also applies to all exten- sions and independent travel arrangements made in conjunction with this program.

3. tRiP CanCellation and inteRRuPtion insuRanCe:

We strongly advise that all travelers purchase trip cancellation and interruption insurance as protection against an emergency that may force you to cancel or leave an expedition while it is in progress. A brochure describing coverage will be sent to you upon receipt of your reservation.

4. shaRe PoliCy: Accommodations on all ZE programs are

based on double occupancy. If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, a roommate will be assigned to you whenever possible. When pairing roommates, we will always pair participants of the same sex. All shared accommodations are nonsmoking. If it is not possible to pair you with a roommate, you may be asked to pay a single supplement for the land portion of the program.

5. MediCal infoRMation: Participation in a ZE program

requires that you be in generally good health. It is essential that persons with any medical problems and related dietary

restrictions make them known to us well before departure. We can counsel you on whether the expedition you have selected is appropriate for you.

The tour leader has the right to disqualify any participant at any time during the tour if he or she feels the participant is physically incapable and/or if a participant’s continued participation will jeopardize either the individual involved or the group. There will be no refund given under these circumstances.

6. luggage RestRiCtions: Luggage size and weight limita-

tions for both checked and carry-on luggage, imposed by the airlines or as an operational requirement due to type of aircraft, will apply for flights to/from/within this program. Specifications will be provided with pre-departure materials.

7. fuel Cost inCReases and CuRRenC y fluC tuation:

In order to keep rates as low as possible, we do not build into the trip fare an allowance to cover possible increases from fuel costs or currency fluctuations. Therefore, as fuel-cost increases may occur and currencies do fluctuate around the world, it may be necessary for us to initiate a rate surcharge at any time before departure if there are exceptional cost increases beyond our control.

8. itineRaRy Changes & tRiP delay: Itineraries are based

on information available at the time of printing and are sub- ject to change. ZE reserves the right to change a program’s dates, staff, itineraries, or accommodations as conditions warrant. If a trip must be delayed or the itinerary changed due to bad weather, road conditions, transportation delays, government intervention, airline schedules, sickness, or other contingency for which ZE or its agents cannot make provision, the cost of delays or changes is not included.

9. itineRaRy CanCellation: ZE reserves the right to cancel

an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants or logistical problems such as strikes, wars, acts of God, or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of ZE’s liability. ZE

is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including nonrefundable or penalty-carry- ing airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

10. PaRtiCiPation: ZE reserves the right to decline to accept

any individual as a trip member for any reason whatsoever.

11. liMitations of liability: This section defines ZE’s

responsibility with respect to all of our trips, including extensions and independent arrangements. Please read it carefully.

ZE, its Owners, Agents, and Employees give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors, and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or all other related travel services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss, or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.

As described in item 7 above, all prices are subject to change.

As described in item 9 above, in the event that an expedition must be cancelled, ZE is not responsible for any personal expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the program.

Certain ship owners require use of preprinted ticket forms that limit the ship owner’s and operator’s liability. When such tickets are used, you are generally bound by the terms of these tickets with respect to your legal relationship to the owner and operators of the ship, their agent (ZE), and the ship’s crew.

On advancement of deposit to ZE, the depositor acknowledges that he/she has read and understands the above recited terms and conditions, and agrees to be bound by them.

California Seller of Travel Program Registration # 2031043-40

Seller of Travel Program Registration # 2031043-40 ZEGRAHM EXPEDITIONS 192 Nickerson Street #200 Seattle, WA

ZEGRAHM EXPEDITIONS 192 Nickerson Street #200 Seattle, WA 98109 USA

fax: (206) 285-5037

e-mail: info@zeco.com

tel: (800) 628-8747 or (206) 285-4000 web: www.zeco.com

© Thomas Baechtold SALISBURY PLAIN Expedition Leaders Mike Messick (Expedition Leader) – One of the
© Thomas Baechtold SALISBURY PLAIN Expedition Leaders
© Thomas Baechtold
Expedition Leaders

Mike Messick (Expedition Leader) – One of the best expedition leaders in the business, Mike embarked on a full-time career in adventure travel shortly after graduation and has since visited more than 170 countries around the world. Mike has conducted research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in its onshore laboratory and aboard one of its research vessels. He is a member of The Explorers Club, holds a U.S. Coast Guard Master’s license, and has his scuba instructor certificate from NAUI. In 1990 Mike and six others founded Zegrahm Expeditions.

Jack Grove – A marine biologist, professional naturalist, and cofounder of Zegrahm Expeditions, Jack is a leading authority on the fishes and marine environments of the eastern tropical Pacific. In 1997 Stanford University Press published his comprehensive volume, The Fishes of the Galápagos Islands, and he received his Ph.D. from Pacific Western University. An avid scuba diver, certified dive master, and Fellow of The Explorers Club, Jack has led and participated in numerous expeditions to the remote corners of the world including South Georgia and Antarctica.

Peter Harrison, MBE – A professional birder, artist, author, and screenwriter, Peter is widely considered the world’s foremost authority on seabirds. Often credited with having seen more seabirds than anyone, past or present, Peter has written and illustrated over a dozen books, of which Seabirds: An Identification Guide is considered the

bible of seabird identification. An active conservationist, he has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II with the title Member of the British Empire for services to natural history. He is also a cofounder of Zegrahm Expeditions and a Fellow of The Explorers Club.

Shirley Metz – Shirley is a modern-day adventurer and explorer. In 1989 she became the first woman, and one of the first Americans, in history to ski overland to the South Pole, a journey of over 800 miles. She has been listed in the Guinness Book of Records, and in 1989 the Soviet minister of polar research and exploration bestowed his country’s prestigious Polar Award upon Shirley, the only woman to receive this distinction. Shirley is a cofounder of Zegrahm Expeditions, a Fellow of The Explorers Club and member of the Society of Woman Geographers.

Kevin Clement – Although his specialty is subarctic ecology, Kevin’s work as a naturalist and adventure travel guide has taken him from his home in Alaska to all seven continents. He has worked in several national parks and has guided groups in whitewater rafts, sea kayaks, and on foot. Kevin is a director of Zegrahm Expeditions and he holds certifications in scuba diving, swiftwater rescue, and wilder- ness medicine, as well as a Coast Guard Master’s license. He is also an artist. His artwork has appeared in galleries and gift shops across Alaska and elsewhere.

Leaders in additional fields of study will join the above team.

in additional fields of study will join the above team. Clipper Adventurer The Clipper Adventurer is

Clipper Adventurer

The Clipper Adventurer is a superb oceangoing vessel equipped with stabilizers and an ice-hardened hull that allow her to navigate easily in the most rugged natural environments. The vessel was refurbished in 2008 and is outfitted with satellite naviga- tion and communication equipment. A fleet of Zodiac landing craft permits us to land anywhere nature or curiosity dictates. Each cabin has an ocean view, individually controlled heat/air conditioner, an in-room music system, and en suite bathroom. Facilities on board the Clipper Adventurer include a dining room, lounge, library, hair salon, gift shop, infirmary staffed by a registered physician, laundry, and small gym. The Clipper Adventurer is classified A-1 ice class for unrestricted passenger service by the Lloyd’s Register. She carries a Passenger Ship Safety Certificate issued under the provisions of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS). The Clipper Adventurer has a crew comprising international deck and engine officers, American hotel management, international cruise staff, and Filipino support staff. Ship registry: Bahamas.

© Thomas Baechtold STEEPLE JASON ISLAND Reservation Form
© Thomas Baechtold
Reservation Form


October 28 – November 17, 2010

Name #1


(As it appears on passport)


(Preferred Name)

Name #2


(As it appears on passport)


(Preferred Name)






ZIP/Postal Code


Phone (home)






Cabin Category: o 1

o 2

o 3

o 4

o 5

o 6

o Suite

o Owner’s Suite

Accommodations: o Twin

o Single


I am/We are: o Nonsmoker(s)

o Smoker(s)


Deposit Information:



Enclosed is a check for $

(25% per person of the program fare)



Charge 25% deposit to: o Visa

o MasterCard

o American Express

Card Number



Authorized Cardholder Signature



Note: Credit cards accepted for deposits only.


I/We have read and understand the enclosed Terms & Conditions for this program and agree to abide by them.








Please complete and return this Reservation Form with your deposit of 25% per person of the program fare to:


ZEGRAHM EXPEDITIONS 192 Nickerson Street #200 Seattle, WA 98109 USA fax: (206) 285-5037 Reservations may


192 Nickerson Street #200 Seattle, WA 98109 USA

fax: (206) 285-5037

Reservations may also be made online at www.zeco.com

tel: (800) 628-8747 or (206) 285-4000 web: www.zeco.com

e-mail: info@zeco.com

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