10-Day antarctica itinerary
arrive with a commercial flight from Punta arenas in chile to antarctica’s King George island, where Legend is at anchor in Fildes Bay. See your first penguin on the beach, and have champagne and canapés on board.
cruise to iceberg alley and antarctic Sound, in the northeastern antarctic Peninsula, where tabular icebergs drift north from the Weddell Sea. tender ashore to see the adelie penguin colonies at Paulet island, Brown Bluff or Devil island.
explore the northern fringes of the Weddell Sea on the eastern side of the antarctic Peninsula. emperor penguins are often on the ice floes. During winters, they come to breed on Snow Hill island.
On the western side of the antarctic Peninsula, cruise amid icebergs in Legend’s tenders with views of glaciers and ice cliffs. Hot spots are Paradise Bay, neko Harbour, Petermann island and Pléneau island.
Visit a gentoo penguin colony near an old whaling station in Mekkelsen Harbour, watch sea lions lounge on sheets of ice and take the tenders out to Wilhelmina Bay.
Visit the argentinean research station almirante Brown where you can get a stamp in your passport as a proof antarctica is now a ‘have been’ destination.
cruise to the tranquil Lemaire channel, a narrow passage dotted with slabs of ice.
tender to Deception island, with its flooded caldera of a volcano that last erupted in the 1970s. Swim in the antarctic Sea, in spots warmed by hot rocks below.
cruise back to King George island, where you meet your return flight to chile.