March 14, 2007 11:00 ET

Beagle Channel Sail/Photography Expedition at Special Price

Twelve-day charter on 54-foot ketch April 23-May 4

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 14, 2007) - An extraordinary sailing and photography 12-day charter in the legendary Beagle Channel islands at the southernmost tip of South America is open to just five adventurous Canadians aboard the sailing yacht Northanger from April 23 to May 4, 2007.

This wild area with few human inhabitants offers remote sailing anchorages and unusual photographic opportunities found no-where else. Million-year old glaciers slide down the Darwin Mountain chain to the water's edge, calving into the channel. Several species of penguin, albatross and petrel feed on the waters. There are resident populations of sea lions and fur seals. Andean Condors ride the air currents along the cliff faces. The photographic opportunities are unlimited.

Your living quarters are onboard Northanger, a 54-foot sailing ketch with a powerful diesel engine. There are accommodations for five guests, a lounging and dining area and crew quarters. Though the wind often blows strongly, you will be day sailing in semi-protected waters.

Keri Pashuk from Bracebridge, Ontario, and New Zealander Greg Landreth are co-owners and co-captains of Northanger. Their high latitude sailing experience includes transiting Canada's Northwest Passage, spending a winter onboard Northanger in Greenland, and many passages to the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia. Pashuk and Landreth have sailed and chartered around the Cape Horn and Beagle Channel area on-and-off since 1987.

Your photography guide is Canadian Greg Locke who will share his twenty plus years as a photojournalist with you. Now based in Newfoundland, he has three books of photography published as well as photo credits in many international publications. From the ice floes of the Arctic to the savannah of East Africa to documenting the genocide of Rwanda and the civil wars of the Balkans, Greg has a wide range of experience to share.

Pashuk and Landreth welcome guests to help work Northanger: some sailing experience is useful, but not a pre-requisite. Photographers will enjoy daily trips ashore by inflatable dinghy.

Pack your camera equipment and hiking boots and prepare yourself for an unusually adventuresome photographic expedition at a special intro cost of $2,600USD per person, airfares to the start point Ushuaia, Argentina, extra.

Contact Information

  • (For bookings and information)
    Fiona McCall Communications
    Fiona McCall
    (416) 531-3434