Just north of the Antarctic Peninsula, this island is located within the wildlife rich Shetland Islands and here you will have time to explore Russia’s Bellingshausen Station, and Chile’s Frei Station, before enjoying a zodiac ride to your home for the next few days, the Ocean Nova. This flight means you avoid the infamous Drake Passage and the rough seas it is renowned for.
The next four days are spent exploring the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, cruising spectacular fjords and past magnificent icebergs. The aim is to make landings each day on your zodiacs, searching for sea birds, seals, whales and penguins. Your journey will be unique and flexible, taking advantage of the opportunities provided by the nature and wildlife and getting you as close as possible to the marine-life of the seventh continent. Possible landing sites include Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy and much, much more.