Neumayer Channel, Antarctica
Neumayer Channel is a channel 16 miles (26 km) long in a NE-SW direction and about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) wide, separating Anvers Island from Wiencke Island and Doumer Island, in the Palmer Archipelago. Neumayer Channel is known for its majestic cliffs, an attraction for tourists who come to the region. It is said to be like a maze with no visible exits because of its inverted S-shape. Its entrance and exits both have sharp bends.
Visitors have to pass through the Neumayer Channel to get to Port Lockroy; one of Antarctica’s most exciting locations. Here you can visit a gentoo rookery, an abandoned whaling station and a British Base museum and post office.
Things to see and do
* Sea birds
* Port Lockroy
Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – British Pound (BGP)
Language – English
Time – GMT minus three hours
Electricity - 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
International Country Telephone Code – 44
Port Location – Departure for cruises to the Antarctic Peninsula is from the port of Ushuaia, Argentina. Visitors to Deception island land at Whalers Bay (Conservation Strategy available here), Pendulum Cove, Baily Head and Telefon Bay.
Transport Links – There are daily Aerolineas Argentinas and LAN flights from Buenos Aires. LAN Chile, through its LAN Express services, flies daily from Santiago de Chile, stopping over in Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas.
Buses from/to all destinations (apart from Puerto Natales) all stop at Rio Gallegos. It can be cheaper to just buy a ticket to Rio Gallegos and purchase an onward ticket from there. The ride to Rio Gallegos involves crossing into Chile and takes around 12 hours.