So you have decided to make the trek from Argentina to Antarctica? It is definitely going to change your life. So now it is time to get excited for some of the things that you are going to get to do there. I wrote this post to let you know a little bit more about what is in store for you, so read on to find out more.
The Lemaire Channel
This is one of the top things to do in Antarctica, especially for many cruise ships that take advantage of its amazing beauty. This 11km stretch is about 1600 metres wide at its narrowest point is filled with icebergs and cliffs on either side of the passage. This is of course not a strange occurrence in Antarctica, but one thing that stands out are the amazingly still waters. This is the time to get your camera out and take what could be the best pictures of your entire life.
Another opportunity to get your camera out is definitely in the form of icebergs that you will see throughout your cruise. The one thing that I love about the icebergs is that are just amazingly big and you cannot really comprehend this until you see one for yourself. The ice is also very colourful and more blue than white, which makes for an interesting contrast with the Antarctic landscape. This is also the case when you see an iceberg with a very unique formation.
I have watched whales all over the globe and I must say that the best place in the world is definitely Antarctica. The one thing I love here is that they are not shy here because they are in one of the most isolated places on earth. This gives you a great opportunity to see them for a long period of time, which is something that is very magical to see. I found it amazing when a whale even begun to follow our ship and put on a spectacular show for everyone to see. This is something that I will never ever forget.
Deception Island belongs to the South Shetland Islands that are located a short distance away from Antarctica and are a very common stop for many cruise ships after crossing the Drake Passage from Argentina to Antarctica. The island is actually an active volcano and means that there is water here that you can actually swim in. The water is by no means warm, but not many people can say that they have been swimming in Antarctic waters. The island is also interesting due to its history as a whaling station and you can still see the remnants of whale bones, boilers and empty oil drums littered throughout the island.
Taking a Zodiac boat
If your cruise doesn’t offer a Zodiac tour, then you shouldn’t be on it. This is because this is perhaps the best way to experience the wonder of Antarctica and get a closer look at everything. After all you can’t spend the entire time on the cruise ship. I really like that you can get up close and personal with the wildlife as well as the mainland and the various ice formations. This is the best way to get out and explore the real Antarctica and gives you a huge rush in the process.