The World’s Antarctica Journey: Whaler’s Bay
Deception Island was probably first sighted and explored by sealers around 1820. The name stems from the very narrow entrance to the huge flooded inner caldera – the entrance is small enough to easily be missed by a passing vessel out in the Bransfield Strait.
After passing through Neptune’s Bellows we anchored in Whaler’s Bay and spent the afternoon exploring this otherworldly landscape.
The ruins of the whaling station that operated here from 1911-31 attracted much interest, as did the handful of Chinstrap penguins strolling along the strand.
Many of us hiked up to Neptune’s Window for a leg-stretch and were rewarded with great views of icebergs out in Bransfield Strait. Tonight we sail south into Gerlache Strait.