Pleneau Island is located northeast of Hovgaard Island, in the Wilhelm Archipelago, Antarctica.
- The isle was initially charted as a peninsula of Hovgaard Island (close to the south) by a French expedition (1903–1905) under Jean-Baptiste Charcot (1867-1936). He named its northeast point after Paul Pleneau, the expedition's photographer. The peninsula was first shown to be an isle on an Argentine government chart of 1957.
- Pleneau island has length of just 1,5 km (0,8 ml). It features a cobbled beach on its eastern coast, with rock terraces sloping upwards towards a large icecap covering the western parts.
- The fauna is represented by seabirds (south polar skuas, Dominican gulls, blue-eyed shags, Antarctic terns, Gentoo penguins) nesting on the island. Tourists may also see southern elephant seals. Grounded icebergs occupy Pleneau Bay (on the western shore).
- NOTE: Only ships carrying 200 or fewer passengers are allowed to dock (anchor) at the island (one ship at a time, and a maximum of 3 ships per day, midnight to midnight). No more than 100 visitors are allowed ashore at any time with 1 guide per 20 visitors. No tourists are allowed ashore between 10:00 p.m. and 04:00 a.m. (local time), except for those engaged in organised overnight stays. These measures are in order to establish resting period for the wildlife. All visits have to be conducted in accordance with General Guidelines for visitors to the Antarctic. The ice cap may be crevassed and should only be visited with suitable equipment and appropriately qualified guides.
Highlights: Gentoo penguin, kelp gulls, Blue-eyed shag and Antarctic terns
Port Pleneau 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 Pleneau 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||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|1 March, 2018|
|MS Fram||Lemaire Channel, Antarctica|
|2 March, 2018|
|Le Boreal||Wiencke Island, Port Lockroy, Antarctica|
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