Exploring the Antarctic Peninsula for the Next Six Days
Sail directly to High Antarctica, passing the Melchior Islands and going through the Schollaert Channel. Head to the Neumayer Channel, where the ship will set up basecamp. Spend two days and nights at anchor in the protected waters of Wiencke Island. Take advantage of opportunities to scout the region on foot, by zodiac and during kayak trips. Walkers can use snowshoes on hikes near the shore lines, whilst mountaineers may want to head further inland and aim for higher viewpoints, such as Jabet Peak. All climbs and excursions can only be conducted in good weather conditions.
Continue to Port Lockroy and visit the former British research station and post office, which is now a living museum. Nearby, possibly land at Jougla Point, which is home to gentoo penguins and blue-eyed shags. Journey through the spectacular Lemaire Channel to Pléneau Island and Petermann Island, where Adelie penguins and blue-eyed shags congregate. Whilst in the area, hope to encounter humpback, minke and fin whales.
At Neko Harbour, set foot on the Antarctic Continent; have time for zodiac cruises, hikes and kayaking excursions. For a small group of mountaineers, there will be the chance to climb higher up the nearby glacier. Spend the night at Neko Harbour or near Paradise Bay, staying in a camp erected ashore. Leave early in the morning, after breaking camp.
You will be staying at Plancius, Full board