As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered by
inflatable zodiac boats. Landings are in general difficult, because of heavy surf and strong off-shore winds.
The approach to Cape Adare is via Robertson Bay and the black, pebble-covered beach is home to one of the largest colonies of Adelies in the Ross Sea. During breeding season, almost a quarter of a million nesting pairs inhabit the huge expanse of beach and waves of penguins porpoise among the ice floes and traverse the currents as they travel to and from the rookery.
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