Day 6, 7 & 8:
The Gullet, Lemaire Channel , Pourquoi Pas Island, Horseshoe Island, Stonington Island & Hanusse Bay
You wake up in the morning amongst many islands to the south of Lemaire Channel after a pleasant night's sailing. Now you are nearing the Antarctic Circle. If the ice doesn't get too thick, you can travel through Gullet – a picturesque but narrow channel that connects Adelaide Island to the Antarctic Continent. This area can be explored from the front of the ship, allowing you to get the closest contact possible with the polar landscape as you move southward. You can enjoy these visits along the way:
Pourquoi Pas Island - This island is named for the vessel of Jean-Baptiste Charcot, a famous French explorer. The location is famous for its fjords that are narrow and steep, as well as the mountains that have many glaciers.
Horseshoe Island - The former British Base Y is located here. It is a relic of the 1950s, now abandoned but still with all of its technology.
Stonington Island - This island is the most southern landing point of your trip, at 68 degrees south. If landing is not possible here, the road will turn north through Gunnel Channel.
Hanusse Bay - Take in the landscape of Hanusse Bay, where you can see whales and icebergs.