Cruises from Hope Bay
Hope Bay is located on Trinity Peninsula, the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, 350 km north of the Antarctic Circle.This is the closest part of Antarctica to the South American mainland. Hope Bay is 5 km long and 3 km wide, and opens into Antarctic Sound, a short strait separating Trinity Peninsula from a number of offshore islands. Actually, Hope Bay is often unreachable due to pack ice from the Larsen Ice Shelf clogging Antarctic Strait. It was in 1902 that the Antarctic Sound was first navigated by the vessel Antarctic belonging to the Swedish Antarctic Expedition.