A Schollaert Channel cruise is an incredible way to see the wonders of the South Pole, breathe in its fresh, wintry air, and see dozens of animal species up close and personal. Pass Anvers Island and Brabant Island during your scenic Antarctica cruise through this icy paradise, taking in panoramic snowy landscapes from the top deck of your cruise ship. Or, grab a camera with a zoom lens to capture penguins waddling across ice floes or leopard seals swimming in their natural habitat.
A Schollaert Channel cruise offers ample opportunity to see Antarctica’s favorite species, from energetic leopard seals and dolphins to tiny penguins and massive whales. Families of penguins often huddle together on land in the near distance, while seals jump in and out of the water around your cruise ship.
As you cruise to Schollaert Channel, you’ll make out the snow-capped peaks of Mount Parry on Anvers Island, which measures over 8,000 feet tall. It’s the largest island in Antarctica’s sweeping Palmer Archipelago and home to distinct vistas: crackling icebergs, bright white snow, and deep blue waters colliding into one panoramic view.
The Schollaert Channel, along with nearby Anvers Island, wasn’t discovered until the late 1800s by the same Belgian explorers who ventured through Gerlache Strait. Before it was a hotspot for scenic cruising in Antarctica, Schollaert Channel was considered a hub for Gentoo penguins. In fact, the islands surrounding the channel aren’t populated by human beings, so the Schollaert Channel possesses a beautiful tranquility you can appreciate from your ship.
Journey to the far reaches of the world with a Schollart Channel cruise. Experience the spectacular wildlife that inhabits the great white South Pole and breathe in the exhilarating air. With Anvers Island to the southwest and Brabant Island to the northeast, take in the mesmerizing sights of massive ice flows, humpback whales, waddling penguins, leopard seals and more in their natural, and somewhat extreme, element. You are certain to leave with amazing memories, and pictures, as you cruise through Schollart Channel located near Antarctica.