There are several options for activities on the Antarctic Peninsula, which is no different in late summer. The humpback whales in the region are present and consuming krill to prepare for their northward migration. Penguin chicks also hatch, causing a flurry of activity along the beach. Leopard seals, on the other hand, are waiting to strike at the unlucky. Your Antarctic adventure may take you to:
Livingston Island -
Hannah Point is home to a variety of penguins, including gentoos and chinstraps. You can also see southern giant petrels as well as elephant seals scurrying onto the beach.
Deception Island -
This island is a subducted volcano that opens up into the ocean and provides a safe harbor for ships. Here you can see an abandoned whaling base, as well as multiple bird species such as cape petrels and kelp-gulls. You will also find brown and south-polar skuas and Antarctic terns. Wilson's Storm Petrels, and Black-bellied Storm petrels nest on the wreckage of Whalers Bay whaling station.
Cuverville Island -
Cuverville is a small island that lies between Ronge and the Antarctic Peninsula. It houses an extensive colony of Gentoo Penguins, as well as breeding pairs of Brown Skuas.
Neko Harbour -
Neko Harbour is a spectacular landscape with mammoth icebergs and wind-carved mountains. It offers a Zodiac ride and landing to get the best views. Here you might be able set foot on a continent.
Paradise Bay -
Take a Zodiac Cruise in the ice-flecked, vast waters of this area. You have a great chance to see humpback whales and minke.
Pleneau & Petermann Islands -
If the ice permits, you can sail the Lemaire Channel to search for Adelie and blue-eyed penguins. You may also encounter leopard seals, humpback whales and minke. Crystal Sound – Your trip takes you along the Argentine Islands south to this ice packed body of water. Then, in the morning, cross the Polar Circle.
Detaille Isle - Here you can land at an abandoned British Research Station and take in the island’s impressive glaciers, imposing mountains, and lofty mountains.
Fish Islands - Further north, you will find one of the most southern colonies of Adelie penguins and blue-eyed shags in the Antarctic Peninsula.
Melchior Islands - These islands have a stunning landscape with many icebergs. Here you can find whales and crabeater and leopard seals. There are also excellent kayaking and diving opportunities. The conditions on Drake Passage will determine when you depart.