Watch from your ship as one of these beautiful birds glides alongside
Our Expert Says… "This really is a beautiful bird, and the sight of sometimes hundreds of them surrounding your ship - some close enough to almost touch - is a highlight of their adventure for many travelers. Cape Petrels can also sometimes be seen feeding on plankton very close to the shore while on beach landings."
The Cape Petrel is a beautiful and unique-looking seabird that’s frequently seen in the Southern oceans and Antarctica. Also known as the Pintado Petrel or the Cape Fulmar, their diet mainly consists of krill, which they scoop from the surface of the water or dive to catch.
Pictures of Cape Petrel
Highlights where the Cape Petrel can be seen
Baily Head on Deception Island
Mawson’s Huts and Cape Denison
Northeast beach of Ardley Island
Our trips to spot the Cape Petrel