Our Beyond the Antarctic Circle voyage journeys into the Weddell Sea to visit the famous Snow Hill Island, where thousands of Emporer penguins nurture their young, before returning to the Antarctic Peninsula’s west side. Navigating south, further then most expedition ships go, discover exquisite waterways like Lemaire Channel, the Gullet and Crystal Sound to celebrate crossing the Antarctic Circle (66°33’S). If ice conditions allow, we may reach rarely-visited Marguerite Bay for a true Discovery Adventure.
On South Georgia, testosterone runs high amongst male fur and elephant seals, who battle to create and protect their harems. King penguins balance eggs on their feet and albatross reveal their gawky, gorgeous chicks. By mid-to-late December, in both South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, most penguin chicks have hatched.