5 Reasons to Explore the Weddell Sea
- Limited to only a handful of unique voyages each year, explore the little visited, distinct and ice-choked Weddell Sea
- Renowned for its vast tabular icebergs which provide fantastic photographic opportunities
- Historically significant - it was here that Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in ice, precipitating the greatest rescue story
- The chance to see an Emperor penguin - the Weddell is the only place where they breed so far north
- Explore large penguin rookeries, including volcanic Paulet Island with its 100,000 pairs of Adelies
Weddell Sea Voyages
With 6 full days in Antarctica, experience the towering tabular icebergs and Adelie penguin rookeries of the remote Weddell Sea, alongside some of the Peninsula’s most popular landing sites further south. Departs in January, at the height of the summer,…
We love this voyage for its rare combination of the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, the little visited Weddell Sea and The Falkland Islands. Time saving flights and traveling on an outstanding ship with only 96 passengers are further…
For the most comprehensive and far reaching Antarctic Peninsula itinerary ever designed, with an unprecedented 16 days in Antarctica, look no further. Excellent value for money, one of the most stable ships and with camping, kayaking and photographic workshops. Only…
The Weddell Sea: FAQs
During the height of the Austral summer, January and February, when the ice in the Weddell breaks up allowing brief access.
A much starker more featureless landscape, much less picturesque then on the western side, but no less beautiful. The other key difference is how few ships and people each year explore the Weddell Sea.
You might be lucky enough to see an isolated bird on an iceberg, however the larger colonies are inland which requires helicopter access.
There is some risk, particularly travelling in the Weddell earlier in the season, however during the summer months travelling on an ice strengthened ship you are unlikely to.