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Great Starting Point for Our Antarctica Cruise

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Newport News, Virginia
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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Bayonne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

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

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Once in a liftime trip. We booked through Marathon tours. We were on the Vavilov, run by One Ocean Expeditions. TheVavilov had under a 10 passengers, cabins were comfortable, food good, great staff. Every day once we got to the Antarctic peninsula we were on Zodiacs twice a day on cuises or making lndfall to see wildlife. One Oceans had... More 

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

There were a lot of penguins there. I love penguins especially emperors. Lots of ice don't know how I went with tennis shoes. Expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!

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