Whaler’s Base History Tour

Whaler's Base PhotoBetween 1923 and 1933 the Ross Sea Whaling Company of Norway made 9 expeditions to Antarctica while using a base in Paterson Inlet. ‘The Whaler’s Base’ was used to repair the whale chasers in between whaling seasons. Enjoy your skipper’s fascinating commentary and explore the relics still to be seen at the base: the old rusty workshop boiler on the beach and the foundations of the slipway. There is also an optional walk through to the beautiful Millar’s Beach, time permitting.


(1hr) $60 per adult and $30 per child (6-12 yrs), with infants aged 5 yrs and under free of charge, with a min. fare of 2 x adults.

Combos with Ulva Island, the Marine Farms, and/or the Freshwater River Scenic Cruise are also available! Please enquire for availability.