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Deception Island, Antarctica:  Scenic Hike And Polar Plunge

By: Capturing Travel

Destination: ANTARCTICA

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Sailing through the treacherous Neptune’s Bellows, visitors are greeted with awe-inspiring vistas that lead to a circular hike, allowing them to explore the island’s rich history and remarkable scenery. And for the boldest of explorers, a polar plunge into its ice-cold waters offers a chilling yet exhilarating finale to an unforgettable Deception Island visit.

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What is Deception Island famous for?

- It's a caldera.  - It is an active volcano.  - Neptune's Bellows - scenic entrance to Port Foster.  - Outlandish volcanic landscape.  - Seabirds!

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- volcanic origins - whaling era  - on-going seismic activity - scientific research - flora and fauna research - tourism

Short History

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Our Visit To Deception Island

What We Did: – Hiked around the crater of the volcano – Observed wildlife on the black ash beaches – Braved the polar plunge Notable Things We Saw: – Sailed through the Neptune’s Bellows. – Seals lounging on the beaches. – The remains of the whaling stations by the Whaler’s Bay. – Beautiful volcanic landscapes.

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Weddell seals and Antarctic Fur Seals. Minke whales, Orca Whales and Humpback Whales surfacing the waters. – Large Chinstrap penguin colonies.  – Lots of seabirds! 


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