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.
Traversing the Antarctic Circle
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
South Shetland Islands & Antarctica Voyage
A classic 10-day voyage to the Great White Continent. Perfect for those wanting great value and comfortable accommodation. Sailing onboard a stable 198 passenger vessel that has recently been fully refurbished.…
- 10 Days
Discover South Georgia, Antarctica and Falklands
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 only 120 guests, spacious…
- 19-25 Days
Antarctic Sailing Expedition
Experience the peaceful beauty and isolation of the Antarctic peninsula as you sail with just 7 other passengers on-board. For adventurers and thrill-seekers only ...and those with a stomach for potentially rough…
- 22 Days
Journey to Antarctica's Weddell Sea
With 5 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 once a year, at the height of the…
- 11 Days
Polar Circle Crossing
Offering 6 full days in Antarctica, this good value February 12-day departure is timed to coincide with the most favourable conditions for achieving the Polar Circle when channels are mostly ice…
- 12 Days
Spring Quest to Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia
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
South of the Antarctic Circle
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
Antarctic Peninsula Expedition
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
Experience Antarctic Solar Eclipse
This solar eclipse voyage gives you the chance to catch a rare and moving celestial event in one of the most amazing locations on…
- 20 Days
Antarctica Classic in Depth
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