Weddell Sea

Best known for the story of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition ship, Endurance!

Weddell Sea

Best known for the story of Shackleton's Antarctic expedition ship, Endurance!

Antarctica's Weddell Sea was discovered by the British sealer James Weddell in 1823. These normally ice-bound waters on the eastern side of the Antarctic Peninsula is most well-known for the incredible story of Shackleton's ship, Endurance, which became trapped and crushed by ice in 1915. After 15 months on the pack-ice Shackleton and his men managed to reach Elephant Island and arrange rescue.

Entrance to this icy world is often via 'Antarctic Sound' - named after the expedition ship of Swedish explorer Nordenskjöld. This passage that separates the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula from Dundee Island is also named “Iceberg Alley”, because of the huge icebergs often seen coming out from the Weddell Sea. Following are some expeditions exploring this most wild region of Antarctica:

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11 days of real adventure on the 54 passenger ice-strengthened Polar Pioneer, exploring Antarctica's ice-bound Weddell Sea region

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FROM 11350.00
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An incredible Antarctic expedition cruise on the M/V Ortelius with onboard helicopters searching for Emperor penguins in the Weddell Sea

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FROM 15600.00

South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey

January-February
18 days

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18 amazing days exploring the wildlife extravaganza that is South Georgia and Antarctica with the intrepid small ship Polar Pioneer

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FROM 7950.00
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An 11 night expedition aboard M/V Plancius to the southern reaches of the Antarctic Peninsula aiming to cross the Antarctic Circle

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FROM 14600.00
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18 amazing days exploring the wildlife extravaganza that is South Georgia and Antarctica with the intrepid small ship Polar Pioneer

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FROM 7630.00
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An 11 day expedition to the Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands & Weddell Sea aboard the M/V Ushuaia

FROM 7630.00
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