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King George Island worth the trip

The tour group really works on this adventure. They contact the various research stations to secure a place to use the bathroom and rest. You are likely to see several... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The tour group really works on this adventure. They contact the various research stations to secure a place to use the bathroom and rest. You are likely to see several penguins and a few birds. The landscape is unlike any place I have ever seen. There are two churches and the small Russian Orthodox church is worth a look.

1 Thank offthepath1224
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

King George is an island but actually more an area to visit. With beautiful bays, small islands, both the stunning views as the wildlife is a true gem on the West Antarctic peninsula. We visit several spots with our cruise ship the Seaboard Quest and were able to see a lot of the wildlife down here. Don't know about other... More 

Thank TomWildenburg
Newport News, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Traveled in December 2016 with Quark Expeditions. Took their "Fly the Drake" cruise. Flew from Punta Arenas, Chile to King George to be picked up by zodiac boat to board the Sea Adventurer for a one week cruise. Landing on gravel airstrip at King George and then hiking about 1.5 miles down to the beach was amazing. Lots of military... More 

Thank virginian9
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 17 December 2016

I would rate Half Moon Island very highly if you are in the King George Island area, although I have to say there are many opportunities for fantastic and unique sightseeing in the entire island chain. Our visit coincided with a lovely sunny day, and so a landing on Half Moon Island was easily organized from our Antarctic cruise vessel... More 

Thank OilRover
Bayonne, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

One of the most spectacular places on earth. Make sure to visit areas off of the Chilean and Russian outpost. That way you get to see some untouched scenery and animals in their natural habitats.

1 Thank Lewis C
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 10 November 2016

My best life´s experience!!! I´ve been lucky to travel to Antarctica three times for Art&Science reasons and I assure that if you can go to this place you will never regret! In King George Island yo will find several scientific stations, there are the bases of Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, China, Russia, also can visit the Orthodox church and watch closely... More 

2 Thank ajeffsu
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

Ran a marathon here in 44 knot winds up and down hills in zero degree (C) weather. It didn't kill me but I couldn't move from the cold after the 5 and a half hours it took to run up and down those hills.

Thank Lasrman
Buenos Aires
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

Such a crazy place at the end of the earth and time. The people living there where very friendly, i definitely recoomend visiting!

2 Thank FotoPip
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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Reviewed 4 July 2015

The Uruguayan Artigas Cientific Base is a very comfortable place in a hostile but really wonderful land.

2 Thank Miguel E
Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We arrived here via the Seabourn Quest and made it to shore via small Zodiacs to get up close and personal with the Adelie penguins. This particular area is primarily a research station zone in Antarctica, so it is isn't the most pristine stop when visiting the area ... but fascinating all the same.

2 Thank 236joshc

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