5 reasons to explore the Weddell Sea

  • Limited to only a handful of unique voyages each year, explore the little visited, distinct and ice-choked Weddell Sea
  • Renowned for its vast tabular icebergs which provide fantastic photographic opportunities
  • Historically significant - it was here that Shackleton's ship Endurance became trapped in ice, precipitating the greatest rescue story
  • The chance to see an Emperor penguin - the Weddell is the only place where they breed so far north
  • Explore large penguin rookeries, including volcanic Paulet Island with its 100,000 pairs of Adelies

Weddell Sea Voyages

How to get to the Weddell Sea

Setting sail from Ushuaia at the tip of South America, your expedition ship will guide you through the Drake Passage towards the South Shetlands, before navigating to the east of the Antarctica Peninsula and into the Weddell Sea. The northwestern Weddell Sea is the only accessible part, due to thick ice, which makes for an exciting and adventurous voyage.

Expect huge tabular icebergs, incredible sunrises, and penguins galore - the Weddell Sea is the heart of Adelie penguin territory! Discover more on getting to Antarctica.

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