Morning began early on National Geographic Explorer with a beautiful cruise through the LeMaire channel. As the ship passed beyond the southern end of the channel, it was surrounded by ice with spectacular views of sea ice and icebergs. The Zodiacs were soon lowered to take everyone ashore at Pleneau Island for up close encounters with penguins. In the afternoon, Zodiacs zipped around grounded icebergs as everyone was treated to a cruise through monumental ice sculptures created by glaciers. The day ended as it began, with a trip through the always awe-inspiring LeMaire channel.