Hello everyone, I'm slowly starting to plan and think about a trip to Antarctica for the 2014/15 season and was looking for some advice.
Firstly, I'm based in New Zealand, which means the NZ departure could be easier, but I've heard those voyages are much longer at sea, and they dont go to places that are as interesting as those that leave from Argentina? Is this true? What are the key differences? (what you see, how long at sea, price, etc)
And for more background info as to what I'm looking for...
I'd like to at least set foot on Antarctica, and not just stay on the boat
If possible, perhaps even spend 1 night or 2 on Antarctica. I've heard there are some that will have you sleeping in a tent on the continent
I've heard some options allow for sea kayaking?
It'd be nice to see some penguins
I've heard there's a place where there's a 'red waterfall' or spot on the ice or something?
and lastly, I've heard the seas can get quite rough... as I do sometimes get seasick, I imagine this means I'd have to find a bigger boat (which I also realize will make it harder to get ashore). Are there some trips that have the best of both worlds and allow you to be on a bigger (more stable?) boat, yet also allow for one to go ashore via some smaller boat when you get close?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give!