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Crucero por el mar de Weddell

Sail the eastern Antarctic Peninsula in search of emperor penguins
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$ 8,519

Reflejos

  • Travel the lesser-visited eastern coast of the Antarctic Peninsula and into the rarely seen wilderness of the Weddell Sea
  • View and photograph astonishingly large and beautiful tabular icebergs
  • Spy perhaps the most sought-after creature on the White Continent at the Snow Hill emperor penguin colony
  • Watch for a variety of other sealife, including various ice seals (Weddell, crabeater, leopard, etc.), krill-munching minke and humpback whales, and penguin- and seal-hunting orcas
  • Sail into history, following not only James Weddell’s footsteps but also Ernest Shackleton’s: The Weddell Sea is famously where his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in ice and eventually foundered (to be discovered on the Weddell seafloor only in 2022)

It’s said that the Weddell Sea—occupying more than a million square miles between the Antarctic Peninsula and East Antarctic coastline of Coats Land—lays claim to the cleanest waters on Earth. A lucky handful of visitors to Antarctica experience this magical realm on Weddell Sea expeditions during a relatively brief window of the austral summer when the sea’s northwestern expanse becomes accessible to ice-strengthened ships. Gigantic tabular icebergs are a defining sight in the Weddell Sea, edged by multiple ice shelves, among them the second-biggest on Earth (the Filcher-Ronne Ice Shelf).

You’ll feel like an explorer of bygone days sailing east of the Peninsula into the Weddell—named, by the way, for James Weddell of Scotland, who plied these waters back in 1823. The titanic icebergs and tantalizing feeling of away-from-it-all remoteness are reasons enough to visit, but then there’s the wildlife: leopard and Weddell seals, baleen whales and orcas, and plenty of penguins—including, notably, the northernmost colony of emperor penguins in Antarctica, located off Snow Hill Island.

Colorido iceberg cerca de la bahía de Andvord. Pingüinos Adelia y una foca leopardo en un témpano de hielo.

Weddell Sea Expeditions

Join our captivating cruises and venture to one of the most remote and untouched regions of Antarctica. Discover awe-inspiring ice formations, encounter incredible wildlife, and create unforgettable memories on our extraordinary Weddell Sea expeditions.

Hasta 20% ahorro

Antártida salvaje

Duración: 12 días / 11 noches
Barcos: Sylvia Earle, Greg Mortimer
$ 10,716 - $ 23,516
Por persona
Hasta 10% ahorro

Tras las huellas de Shackleton

Duración: 20 días / 19 noches
Barcos: Greg Mortimer
$ 20,336 - $ 41,756
Por persona
Hasta 5% ahorro

Pingüino Emperador Quest: Expedición a Snow Hill

Duración: 14 días / 13 noches
Barcos: Ultramar
$ 30,725 - $ 44,120
Por persona
Hasta 31% ahorro

Lo mejor de la Antártida: a fondo

Duración: 14 días / 13 noches
Barcos: Ocean Endeavour
$ 8,519 - $ 15,119
Por persona

Antártida - Isla Elefante - Mar de Weddell - Círculo Polar

Duración: 15 días / 14 noches
Barcos: Plancius
$ 10,500 - $ 15,300
Por persona

Mar de Weddell - En busca del pingüino emperador, incl. helicópteros

Duración: 11 días / 10 noches
Barcos: Ortelius
$ 12,100 - $ 26,860
Por persona
Hasta 30% ahorro

Antártida, Georgia del Sur e Islas Malvinas

Duración: 19 días / 18 noches
Barcos: Ocean Albatros, Ocean Victory
$ 11,267 - $ 47,195
Por persona

La Península Antártica y el extremo Mar de Weddell

Duración: 12 días / 11 noches
Barcos: Ocean Albatros
$ 10,995 - $ 26,395
Por persona

Los pingüinos emperador del mar de Weddell

Duración: 16 días / 15 noches
Barcos: Le Commandant Charcot
$ 29,300 - $ 92,820
Por persona

La Antártida inexplorada entre dos continentes

Duración: 30 días / 29 noches
Barcos: Le Commandant Charcot
$ 52,810 - $ 87,700
Por persona
Hasta 30% ahorro

Islas Malvinas, Georgia del Sur y Antártida

Duración: 18 días / 17 noches
Barcos: Ocean Albatros, Ocean Victory
$ 10,497 - $ 47,195
Por persona

Weddell Sea Map

FAQ About Weddell Sea Cruises

What are Weddell Sea cruises?

Weddell Sea cruises are expeditions that take you to the icy waters of the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. These cruises offer a unique opportunity to explore this remote and pristine region known for its stunning landscapes, impressive ice formations, and abundant wildlife.

What can I expect during a Weddell Sea cruise?

During a Weddell Sea cruise, you can expect to witness towering icebergs, vast ice shelves, and stunning scenery. You may have the chance to encounter wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. The Weddell Sea also offers opportunities for thrilling Zodiac cruises and shore landings.

When is the best time to go on a Weddell Sea cruise?

The best time for Weddell Sea cruises is during the Antarctic summer months from November to March. This period offers more favorable weather conditions and better access to the Weddell Sea, allowing for a higher chance of exploration and wildlife encounters.

How long do Weddell Sea cruises typically last?

Weddell Sea cruises typically last around 10-14 days, although the duration can vary. These expeditions provide sufficient time to explore the Weddell Sea region, including visits to various landing sites, opportunities for wildlife observation, and Zodiac excursions.

Are Weddell Sea cruises suitable for all travelers?

Weddell Sea cruises are generally suitable for travelers with a spirit of adventure and a love for remote and pristine environments. However, due to the potential for rough seas and challenging conditions, these cruises may be more suitable for those with a higher level of physical fitness and stamina.

Ships Sailing The Weddell Sea

Set sail on an extraordinary journey through the icy wonders of the Weddell Sea. Our exceptional ships are your gateway to this remote Antarctic realm, where towering icebergs, dramatic landscapes, and captivating wildlife await.

El comandante Charcot

16-30 días, 4 itinerarios
245 Huéspedes, Lujo
$ 27,290 - $ 92,820
Por persona
Hasta 30% ahorro

Ultramar

12-23 días, 5 itinerarios
199 Huéspedes, Lujo
$ 11,421 - $ 77,311
Por persona
Hasta 26% ahorro

Sylvia Earle

12-23 días, 14 itinerarios
132 Huéspedes, Gama Media
$ 10,716 - $ 56,521
Por persona
Hasta 41% ahorro

Albatros oceánico

9-19 días, 9 itinerarios
169 Huéspedes, Gama Media
$ 4,424 - $ 47,195
Por persona
Hasta 26% ahorro

Greg Mortimer

9-24 días, 13 itinerarios
132 Huéspedes, Gama Media
$ 10,236 - $ 49,976
Por persona
Hasta 41% ahorro

Victoria oceánica

9-19 días, 7 itinerarios
189 Huéspedes, Gama Media
$ 7,137 - $ 34,846
Por persona
Hasta 31% ahorro

Ocean Endeavour

11-23 días, 8 itinerarios
200 invitados, gama media
$ 7,039 - $ 33,599
Por persona

MV Ushuaia

10-22 días, 5 itinerarios
90 Invitados, Auténticos
$ 4,860 - $ 20,180
Por persona

Plancius

11-21 días, 9 itinerarios
108 Huéspedes, Auténticos
$ 7,700 - $ 26,860
Por persona

Ortelius

11-21 días, 7 itinerarios
108 Huéspedes, Auténticos
$ 7,900 - $ 26,860
Por persona