Glacier during Sunrise, Paradise Bay Antarctica
Iced-Out Adventure

Cruise to Paradise Bay (Cruising), Antarctica

If you're looking for a truly off-the-grid adventure, consider cruises to Paradise Bay, Antarctica. This wild, remote harbor along the western coast of the South Pole is framed by glacial mountains that gleam in shades of the brightest white and electric blue. The surrounding waters are dotted with floating icebergs — and occasionally crabeater seals, humpback whales, and gentoo penguins. The earliest research work in the region was conducted here. Ask anyone who's made the trek to this isolated, one-of-a-kind destination, and they'll tell you that all of the best things to do in Paradise Bay, Antarctica, involve soaking up the surreal natural beauty you can only find here at the bottom of the world.

Things To Do in Paradise Bay

Seals lounging on ice in the Errera Channel, Antarctica
Seals lounging on ice in the Errera Channel, Antarctica

Watch for Wonderful Wildlife

Keep an eye out for some of Antarctica's resident wildlife, including crabeater seals, humpback whales, and gentoo penguins. Bring your binoculars and a camera, grab a good vantage point on deck, and keep your eyes peeled.

Silhouette of gentoo penguins with polar sunset.
Silhouette of gentoo penguins with polar sunset.

Catch a Stunning Sunset

Since the sun does not rise and set every single day in Antarctica, you don't want to miss the chance to catch this dramatic show. Bundle up and sit out on the deck of your ship and let the sunset wash over you.

Snowing Argentine Almirante Brown Station Blue Glacier Mountain Paradise Harbor Bay Antarctic
Snowing Argentine Almirante Brown Station Blue Glacier Mountain Paradise Harbor Bay Antarctic

Dive Into History

Though you won't be able to get off the ship to explore, one of the best things to do while cruising in Paradise Bay is learn all about this corner of the world. Dive into the history and early explorers of Paradise Bay as you sail through this beautiful place.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Pack warm. Paradise Bay is one of the coldest places on Earth.
2 Bring a camera, or a smartphone with a good camera built in — the landscape of Paradise Bay is otherworldly in its beauty.
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