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Very atmospheric

We called here on our Polar Latitudes whale Science Voyage, on the small, very comfortable... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2019
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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Walking inside a volcano...

Not everyone can say they have been in an active volcano, albeit one that last erupted in 1969... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

We called here on our Polar Latitudes whale Science Voyage, on the small, very comfortable, explorer ship, Island Sky. When we were entering the narrow passage into the bay, it was slightly misty, with very fine snow in the air. What on earth were we...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank LynneH357
Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Not everyone can say they have been in an active volcano, albeit one that last erupted in 1969. Entering the caldera via Neptune’s Bellows, we set anchor In Whalers Bay, then landed at the, thankfully, derelict, whaling station. It’s amazing that so much of it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank davetheh
Reviewed March 29, 2019

There is huge contrast between the snow and the black volcanic ash around the island. This is really quite different from all the other islands and mainland part of the Peninsula as the volcanic activity has been fairly recent. Our guide told us that the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank MalcolmM1947
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

Took a Zodiac to shore and walked about the black sand beach and ruins while enjoying the sleeping seals.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Harrykhi
Reviewed March 19, 2019

This is a volcanic caldera with recent eruptions leading to closure of 2 antarctic stations there. there is a narrow entrance to the caldera which the ship needs to pass through - called the bellows.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

We entered the caldera and cruised around the interior seeing the abandoned buildings left after the last volcanic eruption in the late 1960's.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ridgeback50
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

We went on a cruise & got in zodiac boats with guides to this volcanic island. The views were breathtaking!! We hiked to the top of the caldera & saw the lake below! If visiting Antarctica this is a must see!! One of the beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sleebrownies
Reviewed February 17, 2019

We visited Deception Island as our first stop on an Antarctic cruise. It is a bit bleak and barren, but the entrance into the caldera through Neptune's Bellows is very impressive, and it was great to get out and walk on the beach, investigating the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank KeithR903
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Whalers Bay has been formed upon the collapse of a portion of the wall of the volcanic caldera and being the home to factory whaling ships as early as in the nineties . Entrance through the narrow Neptune's Bellows to the sheltered bay on our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed January 29, 2019

We had a stop here on our Antarctic Expedition cruise with Hurtigruten. It is a volcabic caldera. We were taken ashore at Whalers Bay. The sand is black and the steam was rising, giving a very surreal effect. There are the remains of old whaling...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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We sailed with Antarctica XXI on the Hebridean Sky. This tour flys over the rough Drake Passage in two hours and picks up the boat in Antarctica rather than a 2 to 4 day sea voyage.