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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
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
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
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
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
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
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