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A Bucket List Tour you must do

My son and I went on this wonderful day excursion tour through a Puntas Arenas travel Agency. Six... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MarkV709
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
WONDROUS INTRODUCTION TO THE ANTARCTICA!

Our expedition cruise landed at Half Moon Island, the first of many gob smacking experiences in the... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Jayne J
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Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I went on this wonderful day excursion tour through a Puntas Arenas travel Agency. Six of us flew into the commercial airstrip from Puntas Arenas and had a wonderful time seeing the penguin rookeries. the elephant seals, Zodiac boat ride to disembark...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Our expedition cruise landed at Half Moon Island, the first of many gob smacking experiences in the Antarctic. The landscape is truly amazing, snow, ice, glaciers and ruggedness of the mountains a sight to drink in. There were trails marked out to follow and the...More

1  Thank Jayne J
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

King George Island has an air strip with connections to Punta Arenas ( about 2 hours flight). There is a generic meal served on the flight The flight is very weather dependent. You should allow plenty of time ( eg. 1-2 days) for connections. The...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

I ran a half marathon on King George Island with Marathon Tours and travel. The boat we were on was a Russian research vessel and so only 100 sailors were allowed. It's hard to express how unbelievably beautiful this vacation was and if I had...More

5  Thank tinal1641
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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....More

4  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...More

Thank TomWildenburg
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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...More

2  Thank virginian9
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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...More

1  Thank OilRover
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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.

2  Thank Lewis C
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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...More

3  Thank ajeffsu
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We flew, so I am not sure.
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Yes you will be included as part of the crew if you want. People who didn't run could be on the course to offer encouragement on the route or help at the finish line. I don't know what these other people are talking about... More
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