Neko Harbour

Neko Harbour lies on the Eastern shore of Andvord Bay, approximately 7 miles south of the Errera Channel. Antarctic cruises tend to approach from the north, on their way along the Gerlache Strait and when passing by Danco Island. Paradise Harbour just to the west is another popular spot, often visited after Neko Harbour.

This site is a continent landing and is home to approximately 250 breeding pairs of Gentoo penguins, some of which nest around the ex-Argentinian refuge hut. Weddell seals may also be seen hauled-out on the cobblestone beach or above the landing site. One of the striking attractions of Neko Harbour is a huge glacier, which can sometime be seen calving ice.

The harbour was discovered by Adrien de Gerlache during his Belgian Antarctic expedition (1897-9). It is named after the Norwegian whaling ship, Neko, which often used this bay. 

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Map of Neko Harbour

Nearby landmarks

Trips that visit Neko Harbour