Zodiac landings

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A few more pointers

Outboard motor fumes

Try to avoid the rearmost Zodiac seats, which are next to the motor. The exhaust can be unpleasant to some people.


There is none ashore except at some crude outhouse-style facilities at some research stations. Therefore, visit a restroom on the ship before departing.

If you're a photographer

Be on your group's first departing Zodiac so you can take your pictures reasonably free of red penguins (your parka-clad cruisemates). And, if you don't end up on one of the foremost seats, ask if you can switch so you can take non-obscured shots during the ride.

Max 100

That's the number of cruise passengers permitted ashore at any given location at any given time.

If a ship has more than 199 passengers, it divides its guests into two groups. Both get two Zodiac outings per day.

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