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 can be found between Anvers Island and the Danco Coast and is usually visited en route to Neko Harbour or the Lemaire Channel 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.
Find out more about sailing through the Gerlache Strait on an Antarctic Cruise
Map of Gerlache Strait
Trips that visit Gerlache Strait
A special photography-focused expedition to South Georgia and Antarctica during early season when light conditions are most favourable. Nine full days of ‘off ship’ exploration maximises your photographic opportunities, while this small 54-passenger ship provides both spontaneity and a very…