Observing of Huge Iceberg in Antarctica via small vessels

10D Classic Antarctica

Destination Climax
Silversea Explorer cruising through the waters of Antarctica

Drake Passage

Spend some time on deck watching the variety of seabirds gliding in the air currents of our ship's wake: Black-browed Albatross, Sooty Shearwaters and White-chinned Petrels.

Spotting of Humpback Whale in Antarctica Peninsula

Antarctica Peninsula

A flexible itinerary allows the Expedition Leader and Captain to determine our best course depending on weather, ice conditions and wildlife we may encounter. Here are some of the places we may visit:

Paradise Bay, Antarctica

Brown Bluff, Tabarin Peninsula

Brown Bluff is an ice-capped flat-topped mountain with a prominent cliff of reddish-brown volcanic rock. Adelie and Gentoo Penguins, Kelp Gulls, and Cape Petrels use this as a breeding area.

Cuverville Island, Errera Channel

Large, bare rock areas provide nesting sites for Gentoo Penguins. Wilson's Storm-petrels nest in the higher scree of the island.

Paradise Bay

At Argentina's Base Brown you will set foot on the continent of Antarctica. View the wildlife from sea level while cruising.

Gentoo Penguins, Petermann Island

Paulet Island

Kelp Gulls, Snowy Sheathbills, and Blue-eyed Shags breed on Paulet Island, as well as some 90,000 Adelie Penguins. Otto Nordenskjold and his party over-wintered on the island in 1912. Remnants of their hut still remain.

Petermann Island

Various geological features include basaltic dikes along the shoreline and the more granite composition of the small summit. Observe rookeries of Adelie and Gentoo Penguins and Blue-eyed Shags.

Pleneau Island

Southern Elephant Seals are often hauled-out in wallows. Enjoy spectacular glacial and ice scenery.

Deception Island, Antarctica

Port Foster, Whalers Bay, Deception Island

Deception Island is home to a collapsed volcano with one section sinking far enough to allow the sea to flood the interior. We plan to sail into Deception's caldera through a narrow entrance called Neptune's Bellows. Still visible on the island are the boilers used to make whale oil in the early 1900s.

Port Lockroy, Goudier Island

The British built a listening station here during WWII, which was then used as a research station in the 1950s, and since 1996 as a museum and gift shop. Snowy Sheathbills and Gentoo Penguins roam outside the museum.