Drake Passage (Antarctica)

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Drake Passage cruise port

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Arctic - Antarctica

Local Time
2024-04-16 01:43

min: 39 °F (3 °C) / max: 42 °F (6 °C) 40°F
4.7°C
Wind: 324°/ 9.3 m/s  Gust: 16 m/sWind: 324°/ 9.3 m/s  Gust: 16 m/sFresh breeze
9.3 m/s
Min / Max Temperature42 °F / 6 °C
39 °F / 4 °C
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Port Drake Passage 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 Drake Passage, Antarctica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
4 April, 2024
Thursday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineSylvia Earle

Drake Passage (aka Sea of Hoces) is the body of water located between Cape Horn (mainland South America) and Livingston Island (part of South Shetland Islands, Antarctica). This sea way connects the Atlantic Ocean (via Scotia Sea) with the Pacific Ocean.

Drake Passage has length of over 500 ml (800 km). Along with the Magellan Strait and the Beagle Channel, these are the only navigable sea ways (passages) around South America. However, most large-sized commercial (cargo shipping) vessels operate on itineraries via Drake Passage or Strait of Magellan. Due to Beagle Channel's strong winds, sailships with around South America itineraries use the Drake Passage.

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current carries a huge volume of water (about 600 times the Amazon River's flow) through the Drake Passage and around the continent of Antarctica.

Cruise ships passing the Drake Passage are among the best/most unique options to enjoy wildlife watching (whales, dolphins, penguins, seabirds).

The following map shows Drake Passage's location and major ports included in most cruise itineraries to the Antarctic Peninsula.

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