When sailing to Paradise Bay, with its myriad icebergs and deep cut fjords, have the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic continent again and to zodiac cruise between the icebergs in the inner parts of the fjords. In this area you have good chances to see humpback whales and minke whales.
Sail through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pleneau and Petermann Island where you can find Adelie penguins and blue-eyed shags. In this area there are good chances to encounter humpback and minke whales. A visit to one of the scientific stations in Antarctica provides insight about the life of modern Antarcticans working on the White Continent. Further south you may visit the Ukrainian Vernadsky Station, where you receive a warm welcome from the station crew. After sailing through the Neumayer Channel, visit the British research station and post office at Port Lockroy on Goudier Island. Close to Port Lockroy enjoy a landing on Jougla Point with gentoo penguins and imperial shags.
Sailing north through Neumayer Channel arrive at the Melchior Islands with a very beautiful landscape and again possibilities for zodiac cruising among the icebergs, where you may encounter leopard seals, crabeater seals, and whales. Alternatively, sail through the Gerlache Strait to the South Shetland Islands. Brave the entrance to Deception Island through the spectacular Neptune's Bellow, where a good long walk and kayak trip follows depending on site availability and weather conditions. Deception is a subducted crater, which opens into the sea, creating a natural harbor for the ship. Here find hot springs, an abandoned whaling station, thousands of Cape petrels and many kelp gulls, brown and south polar skuas, and Antarctic terns. Wilson’s storm petrels and black-bellied storm petrels nest in the ruins of the whaling station in Whalers Bay. Next sail to Half Moon Island and find chinstrap penguins, Weddell seals, a nice variety of flora (mosses, lichens and flowering grasses) and fauna, gentoo penguins, chinstrap penguins, and southern giant petrels.
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|Kayaking Option: $465|
Camping Option: $180