By: Capturing Travel
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.
- It's a caldera. - It is an active volcano. - Neptune's Bellows - scenic entrance to Port Foster. - Outlandish volcanic landscape. - Seabirds!
- volcanic origins - whaling era - on-going seismic activity - scientific research - flora and fauna research - tourism
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.
– 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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