Highlights and main attractions of the Lemaire Channel
The Lemaire Channel is well known as one of the most photogenic straits in Antarctica, and it is visited on most trips to the Antarctic Peninsula. The channel is often referred to as the ‘Kodak Gap’, a reference to its popularity as a photographic highlight. Discovered by a German expedition in the 1870’s, the channel wasn’t traversed until 1898. Belgian explorer Adrian de Gerlache was the first to sail the Lemaire Channel, and unusually (since most explorers named new destinations after themselves) he chose to name it after another Belgian explorer – Charles Lemaire, who was famous for his exploration of the Congo.
You will be astounded by the incredible views of the Lemaire Channel.