The magic of the White Continent is formed by its dramatic landscapes and extraordinary wildlife. From mysteriously shaped icebergs in numerous shades of blue to spectacular coves and from curious fur seals to enormous leopard seals chasing penguins, these are all part of its magic and intrigue.
- Experience close encounters with the leopard of the sea from your zodiac
- Find yourself amidst bustling and noisy penguin rookeries
- Set foot on continental Antarctica and hike up the crater rim of Deception Island
- Photograph the dramatic scenery and mirrored waters of Paradise Harbour
- Be one of the few to camp on the continent and experience a polar night
During a zodiac cruise you experience all the secrets of the Antarctic Peninsula including its mirror still waters and when the engines are switched off you enjoy a silence that cannot be found elsewhere in this world. Landings on the continent are spectacular and may include a visit to an international research station or historical museum, short and easy hikes to the most stunning viewing points and penguin colonies that number in the thousands. All animals living in Antarctica only have natural predators and curious as penguins are, you may find yourself in a very close encounter with one or more of these funny waddling birds with their clownish antics. A cruise to the Antarctic Peninsula will most likely encounter different species of sea birds, whales and sometimes orcas as these enormous mammals are very curious of the ship and zodiacs.
Located off the north-west tip of the Antarctic Peninsula are the South Shetland Islands. King George Island is the largest of the islands and the starting point for many Fly & Cruise expeditions. If you are visiting the South Shetland Islands, you may see the ice covered Elephant Island in the far north. Depending on weather conditions you can enter the flooded volcanic caldera at Deception Island. Here you can hike up onto the rim of the crater where views of the old whaling station with rusted boilers and dilapidated wooden structures are magnificent