Deception Island, Paradise Harbour and Gerlache Strait … these are the names that conjure iconic images of the Antarctic Peninsula: towering glacier-capped mountains rising from a brilliant blue sea, dotted with ice floes. You’ll visit penguin colonies, listen for calving glaciers, and visit historic sites and research stations. The included parka is perfect attire for the changeable Peninsula weather. Pack waterproof pants, binoculars and a camera, too. Photo opportunities abound in Antarctica.
Changing conditions mean each expedition is different, and your Expedition Team will make the most of whatever weather, ice or wildlife conditions present themselves to make sure you have an unforgettable visit. Here are just a few of the things you might find yourself doing:
• Sitting quietly on a pebbled beach, waiting for a curious penguin chick to approach
• Taking a "polar plunge" in the icy waters of Neko Harbour
• Listening to the boom and crack of a calving glacier near Petermann Island
• Zodiac cruising among majestic icebergs in Pleneau Bay, or past rocky beachheads crowded with fur and elephant seals
• Scrambling to the top of a craggy hill for an unforgettable view of Port Lockroy
• Watching in awe as humpback, Minke and other whales breach or spyhop right before your eyes