Deception Island (Antarctica)

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Region
Arctic - Antarctica

Coordinates
-62.94280 S, -60.61168 W

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Deception Island is one of the South Shetland Islands, located north of Antarctic Peninsula. The island has one of Antarctica's safest harbours. It is ring-shaped caldera, which is the top of an active volcano. The caldera's diameter is approx 15 km (9 ml). Neptune’s Bellows is the name of the narrow entrance to the harbor.Deception Island (Antarctica)

  • Deception is the caldera of active volcano, that damaged local scientific stations both in 1967 and in 1969. Previously, the isle held a whaling station.
  • Today, it is a scientific outpost with Spanish and Argentine research bases on it.
  • The island is uninhabited, but became a popular tourist destination in Antarctica due to its chinstrap penguin colonies and the possibility of making warm baths by digging into the sands of its beach.
  • Wildlife is not abundant, but still several breeding bird species can be seen on the cliffs. At the Bailey Head peninsula (outside western coast) can be seen about 50.000 Chinstrap Penguin pairs.
  • Mount Flora on Deception is the first Antarctic site where fossilized plants have been discovered.
  • There is geothermal activity that generates sea water temperatures of up to 70 C. Volcano's last eruptions were recorded in 1969.

On January 30, 2007, the Hurtigruten cruise ship MS Nordkapp ran aground off Deception Island's coast. As result from the grounding accident, fuel from the vessel washed into the bay. Ecological damage has not been determined yet. On February 4, 2007 Gabriel de Castilla research station reported that sand and water tests were clean.Antarctica - Deception Island map


Highlights: Volcanic caldera waters, Whaler’s Bay , Pendulum Cove

Deception Island cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Deception Island anchor in the Port Foster bay. At Whalers Bay (near the Neptune’s Bellows entrace) still can be seen the remains of a British scientific station (evacuated after the last volcano eruption).Deception Island (Antarctica) cruise port

The Deception Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Deception Island, Antarctica.

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Port Deception Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Deception Island, Antarctica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Sunday
12 November, 2017
Ocean Endeavour(arriving at 12 Nov - departing at 12 Nov)
Monday
20 November, 2017
MS Fram(arriving at 20 Nov - departing at 20 Nov)
Tuesday
21 November, 2017
Ocean Endeavour(arriving at 21 Nov - departing at 21 Nov)
Saturday
25 November, 2017
Le Boreal(arriving at 25 Nov - departing at 25 Nov)
Thursday
30 November, 2017
MS Bremen(arriving at 30 Nov - departing at 30 Nov)