The Antarctic Sound is the body of water between Trinity Peninsula, at the Northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, and Joinville Island. It got its name from Carl Anton Larsen's expedition vessel 'Antarctic', the first ship to navigate it.
The Sound is often crossed en route to the Weddell Sea, the location of Sir Ernest Shackleton's infamous Antarctic Expedition which ended with the tragic loss of several crew members and their ship 'Endurance' in 1915.
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Map of Antarctic Sound
Trips that visit Antarctic Sound
Flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. All voyage routes take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time.
Purpose-built to tackle polar waters, an eco-minded vessel makes the ocean crossing between Antarctica and the wildlife Eden of South Georgia as comfortable as possible. Traverse the breathtaking Antarctic Sound where huge tabular icebergs dwarf the ship and immerse yourself…
- 19 Days
For those travellers looking for seamless travel on a trip that is hassle-free from door-to-door and all-inclusive, this is the perfect option. Skip over the notorious Drake Passage on a comfortable two hour flight to Antarctica, then travel onboard a…
- 7 Days
Sail to the White Continent aboard one of the most luxurious ships currently available. Unsurpassed comfort and true 5* service are this operator’s hallmarks. From the discreetly attentive, Relais & Chateaux cuisine and 24/7 butler service to the beautifully appointed…
- 11-14 Days
Setting sail early in the season, be aboard one of the first ship's to head south as the Southern Ocean re-opens for business. It's a special time in South Georgia with the beaches packed with breeding elephant seals, while Antarctica…
- 21 Days