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King George Island

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Antarctica is like a safari on water...

I ran a half marathon on King George Island with Marathon Tours and travel. The boat we were on... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
Janesville, Wisconsin
King George Island worth the trip

The tour group really works on this adventure. They contact the various research stations to... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
New York City, New York
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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

3  Thank tinal1641
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

2  Thank offthepath1224
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
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

1  Thank virginian9
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

Thank OilRover
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 11 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

2  Thank ajeffsu
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
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
Reviewed 5 July 2015

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

2  Thank Miguel E
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26 July 2017|
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Response from tinal1641 | Reviewed this property |
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