Neko Harbour

A pleasant beach in Antarctica’s larger Andvord Bay, Neko Harbour is a scenic landing site that offers great views of gentoo penguins and a nearby glacier

Neko Harbour

Region: Antarctica

Destinations: Antarctic Peninsula

Neko Harbour’s history, penguins, and glacier

The whaling ship and floating factory, Neko, is where this scenic Antarctic bay got its name. Neko was stationed here from 1911―24 after the bay was discovered by Belgian explorer Adrien de Gerlache during his 1897―99 expedition.

Gentoo penguins breed on the hill above Neko Harbour, while Weddell seals and fur seals often haul out on the beach. If we are lucky, we may see these animals during our visits. But even if the Neko Harbour wildlife does not make an appearance, the scenery is nevertheless fantastic.

Neko Harbour’s glacier is especially lively, frequently calving large chunks of ice that splash thunderously into the bay below. We will keep a close lookout for these calving events, since they might create flood waves that can reach the shore in less than a minute.

The landing at Neko Harbour is known as a continental landing, as it is connected to the Antarctic Peninsula. Along with the penguin life, skuas sometimes roost on the rocky outcroppings above this site. We will keep a safe distance from their nests, however, as skuas like to dive-bomb trespassers.

Related cruises

Antarctica - 'Basecamp'- free camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking, mountaineering, photo workshop

The best activity voyage in Antarctica

PLA24-22 The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

10 Dec - 22 Dec, 2022

Price:

8850 USD

Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage
Up to 1800 discount

Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

Classic Antarctica including Deception Island

HDS24-22 This Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands cruise delivers you into a landscape of dark rugged rock, pure white snow, and a fantastic variety of wildlife. Come say hello to whales, seals, and thousands of penguins.

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

13 Dec - 23 Dec, 2022

Price:

7650 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species

OTL25-23 This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Cruise date:

16 Dec, 2022 - 4 Jan, 2023

Price:

14250 USD

Antarctica - 'Basecamp'- free camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking, mountaineering, photo workshop

The best activity voyage in Antarctica

PLA25-23 The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

22 Dec, 2022 - 3 Jan, 2023

Price:

9600 USD

Antarctica - 'Basecamp'- free camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking, mountaineering, photo workshop

The best activity voyage in Antarctica

HDS25-23 The Antarctic Peninsula Basecamp cruise offers you a myriad of ways to explore and enjoy the Antarctic Region. This expedition allows you to hike, snowshoe, kayak, go mountaineering, and even camp out under the Southern Polar skies.

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

23 Dec, 2022 - 4 Jan, 2023

Price:

9600 USD

Loading