Antarctic Peninsula Attractions

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  • Viv B
    Melbourne, Australia1,597 contributions
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    Antartica will forever be etched in my memory - pristine landscape of treasures relatively unspoilt by us!! The ultimate architecture of glacial vastness, transformed by exploding pieces of icebergs, being freed to be wherever the currents orchestrate.

    Sanity prevails, as this continent is free from manmade borders of ownership, protected for future generations, a reminder what our precious home can be when there’s a will to understand the affects of our endeavors on the laws of nature.

    I will never tire of seeing ice-bergs, especially those that are small mountain islands or creative forms floating by; some with swimming pools, circular arches…… remembering we see only 10% & in time will be no more.

    Thrilled to be checked out by seals, colonies of penguins with their signature scent of anchovies, ‘waved to’ by families of whales. We were lucky to see lone emperor penguin on two occasions being about 200klms north of their usual colony - strolling majestically across ice-sheet.

    Seeing unspoilt vastness is a reminder of mother nature’s awesome beauty, calms the soul - a reminder that we are lucky to be able to live in this Goldilocks planet we call home, to use our collective intelligence to look after her for all of us irrespective of politics, religion, country & culture - fundamentally we all want the same for ourselves & our families - to live as one in peace.

    Feel privileged to be able to visit this place - a trip of a lifetime with Scenic Eclipse II, a 6 star cruise with 7 star service/experience.
    Written 11 February 2024
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  • Irene Eng
    New York City, New York2,365 contributions
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    Deception Island is a small island in the Bransfield Strait, 620 miles / 1,000km south of Ushuaia, Argentina. It is close to Antarctic Peninsula but is in South Shetland Islands.

    This island is the caldera of an active volcano. Waking up to a rather overcast skies, I went to the bow and took some videos. As we sail into Whalers Bay, the scenery is even more beautiful and tranquil. It did perk me up - for more than two weeks on the ship, I was a little weary.

    I would love to go kayaking one more time but it was canceled due to the weather. By 10:20am, the wind was picking up, that forced us to return to the ship earlier than planed.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • MikeBirdman
    Acton, MA1,002 contributions
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    The place that we made a continental landing on Antarctica. A stark impressive and intimidating place with lots of penguins.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Kelly R
    Reno, NV52 contributions
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    Fun to be able to mail postcards from Antarctica. We have heard it takes 6-8 weeks. We can’t wait to hear when people get them.
    Written 15 January 2023
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
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    This is one amazing bay, full of floating ice, high peaks, and truckloads of snow, the day we cruised around it was like a mirror.
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • The Bored Traveler
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands191 contributions
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    I was there, when I sailed with my colleagues with the RRS Ernest Shackleton, back to the Falkland Islands.
    It was a nice stop over, and to see how our colleagues used to live on a base station in the early days, in comparison with how we live now.

    When we were there, the station was used closed for the season, so it was only us and the penguins.
    Written 10 November 2019
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  • Irene Eng
    New York City, New York2,365 contributions
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    It’s our 14th day of the 18-day trip.

    The location on my photos n videos taken with iPhone shows as Heroína Island.

    Penguins. A few seals. Skuas who look for opportunities to steal eggs and babies.

    Zodiac only

    Paulet Island is a circular island about 0.93 miles (1.5km) in diameter, 2.8 miles SE of Dundee Island, off the north-eastern end of the Antarctic Peninsula. It's composed of lave flows capped by a cinder cone with a small summit crater. Geothermal heat keeps parts of the island ice-free, and youthful morphology of the volcano suggest that it was last active within the last 1,000 years.

    The large penguin colony, has 1.2 to 1.3 million mid-sized Adélie penguins, which only found in Antarctic continent, which was named after the wife of its discoverer Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842). It was a rare endeavor when everything was named after the sponsors - usually their kings or queens.

    This island is a popular destination for sightseeing tours.

    The Adélie penguins' diet is mainly krill and fish. The water surrounded the island is pink from their guano, and is smelly.

    2 seals and a group of penguins
    One of them says, “let me see who’s here.”
    S/he looks up at us, “oh, another group of tourists.” Then goes back to stretch under the sun, however common or rare.
    The other seal says, “lets me go to intimidate the little penguins.”
    S/he moves slowly toward the little agile Adelies. They look at the fat slowmo and chorus “oh we’re so so scared.”
    Ha ha ha imposing my little world view onto them.

    2个海豹懒洋洋的晒太阳
    “哦 看看谁来了” 其一说 “一群吃饱了撑的游客” 躺下换个姿势
    另外一只说 “让我去搅搅小企鹅们”
    右手边的小企鹅们看着心宽体胖的海豹 “哦 我们好害怕哦
    好[偷笑]害[呲牙]怕[得意]”

    他们的乐趣

    The two aerial photos are from the ship photographer.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Lonia
    Punta Gorda, FL42 contributions
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    It was a dream come true ! The floating icebergs, the deep blue water, the views were breathtaking!
    I took hundreds of pictures and each time I look at the album I remember every detail! An amazing expedition cruise!
    Written 2 December 2023
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  • PBPG
    Yorkshire, UK6,553 contributions
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    What a fabulous place. I have never seen so many glaciers in one place before. It was touch and go with the fog, sometimes it won and you couldn't see anything, then it cleared and you got fabulous views. No sign of any wildlife though
    Written 22 January 2023
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  • John P
    Kaysville, UT7 contributions
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    Antarctica is fantastic and we loved every Iceberg, Glacier, Mountain and Penguin. However, if you are going to Antarctica and are NOT going to Iguazu Falls, DON'T go to Antarctica
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • following Derith
    Rye, Australia133 contributions
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    We went on the 21 day Ponant expedition from Dunedin NZ . It was brilliant . The wildlife, nature , and historic aspects of the trip were extremely wonderful . This was facilitated by the work of 19 naturalists were were experts in all relevant fields ( history, birds, sea-life, geology, ice, and of course penguins , penguins and more Penguins ). We just loved the whole thing.

    The food on board was disappointing, especially the bread, but everything else was great .
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Kevin R
    Philadelphia, PA10 contributions
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    The researchers at the station are friendly and provide a great tour of the facilities. The station also has the distinction of being the most southern bar in the world. The station personnel make their own vodka which is quite good. I recommend buying a shot or two. One can also send a postcard (for a small fee) from the station.
    Written 4 March 2020
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  • Carlos C
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The antarctic chilean station Bernardo O’Higgins is compose for friendly and polite members of chilean army. The experience in that station is really amazing
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia20,866 contributions
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    As we sailed past the research centre, we went around the corner entering Paradise bay, it was so calm and serene, the piccies speak a thousands words.
    Written 2 February 2023
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  • Irene Eng
    New York City, New York2,365 contributions
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    Deception Island is the caldera of an active volcano, that had ruined the scientific stations in 1967 and 1969. Because of its natural harbor, it was a whaling station, hence the name. Argentina and Spain have their research station during the summer months, but it's administered under the Antarctic Treaty System. Each year, it sees about 15,000 tourists. Walk the beach, visit the ruins, climb up to Neptune's window for the vintage view. I saw the cutest seal, playing hide and seek with me.

    Waking up to a rather overcast skies, I went to the bow and took some spectacular videos. As we sail into Whalers Bay, the scenery is even more beautiful and tranquil. It did perk me up - for more than two weeks on the ship, I was a little weary.

    I would love to go kayaking one more time but it was canceled due to the weather. By 10:20am, the wind was picking up, that forced us to return to the ship earlier than planed.
    Written 11 April 2024
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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