Where is it?
Antarctic Peninsula, between Anvers Island and the Danco Coast.
About the Gerlache Strait
A famous body of water in the Antarctic Peninsula, The Gerlache Strait is a must see for many people visiting this part of Antarctica on board an Antarctic Cruise, due to its spiky blue icebergs, humpback whale spotting, snow and mountains. It is usually visited en route to the beautiful, glacier-dominated Neko Harbour or the Lemaire Channel (nicknamed Kodak Alley for its photogenic icebergs), where ships cross the Antarctic Circle at 66 degress.
The Gerlache Strait is named after the Belgian Adrien de Gerlache, who explored the Strait in 1898.
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Map of Gerlache Strait
Trips that visit Gerlache Strait
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.
Few other voyages offer 6 full days on the Peninsula. You'll have time to really absorb the incredible glacial landscapes, unique wildlife & the history; whilst options for kayaking & camping offer another perspective. The large & stable vessel softens…
- 13 Days
Travelling aboard this modern 134-passenger ship with its 200-degree observation lounge and spacious cabins, spend 4 full days exploring Antarctica’s extraordinary icebergs and wildlife. Optional camping and kayaking, while Ushuaia hotel accommodation and a parka jacket are included in the…
- 11 Days
For an unparalleled Polar Circle experience spending 8 full days in Antarctica, choose this February departure. Head south when penguin and whale activity is at its peak, accompanied by a highly experienced team. This elegant 139 passenger ship combines real…
- 15 Days
A unique voyage to the Circle. Designed especially for the Friends of SPRI, you will plunge far south to cross the little-visited Antarctic Circle. You will be accompanied by an exclusive set of guest speakers including Dr John Shears,…
- 15 Days
By including optional kayaking and diving, these late season voyages offer the chance to maximise your polar crossing experience by exploring Antarctica both on and under the water. Travelling at that time provides excellent photographic and whale watching conditions, alongside…
- 12, 13 or 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
This voyage stands out by visiting the Antarctic Peninsula first and keeping the wonders of South Georgia for the second half. Plus you’ll be travelling on board one of the most exciting new Polar ships with spacious cabins, state-of-the-art technology…
- 19-25 Days
Combining great value and consistently high customer feedback, this popular 10-day voyage is a perennial favourite, and justly so. You’ll spend 4 full days exploring Antarctica, sailing aboard a small 90-passenger vessel renowned for its friendly Latino staff and delicious…
- 10 Days