Stunning icebergs and wildlife-rich shorelines.
Pleneau Island is one of the less-visited Antarctic visitor sites but is well worth it. First mapped in 1903 by the French Charcot expedition, it’s a beautiful location that overlooks what’s known as an “iceberg graveyard”. Whether viewed from the island itself or from a Zodiac, there are always stunning ‘bergs to photograph here.
The island itself is less than a mile long and lies just off Hovgaard Island in the Wilhelm Archipelago. Pleneau is home to terns, and your expert Antarctic guides will make sure that you avoid disturbing them in the breeding season.
The permanent ice cap at the top of the island looks stunning, but it’s riddled with crevasses and not safe to walk on.
The northern end of the island hosts a breeding colony of blue-eyed shags, and you will almost certainly see penguins and seals among the stunning icebergs.
Interesting facts about Pleneau Island
The remarkable icebergs of all shapes and sizes that are "caught" in the lee of the island.
Pictures of Pleneau Island
Highlights Close to Pleneau Island
D’Hainaut Island, Mikkelsen Harbour, Trinity Island
Wordie House, Winter Island
Danco Island, Errera Channel
Georges Point, Rongé Island
Port Charcot, Booth Island
Animals in Pleneau Island
Our trips to Pleneau Island