Cuverville Island, Antarctica

Cuverville Island or Île de Cavelier de Cuverville is a dark, rocky island lying in Errera Channel between Arctowski Peninsula and the northern part of Rongé Island, off the west coast of Graham Land. There is a Chilean and Argentine base located here.

Nearly vertical cliffs surround the island except on its northern coast, which has a narrow cobble beach. South and southwest of the beach is a gently sloping apron of bedrock extending to the base of the island’s cliffs. Barren, rocky areas on the apron and at higher elevations provide nesting sites for gentoo penguins

Things to see and do

* Gentoo penguin Colonies
* Sea lions& harbour seals
* Seabirds
* Whale watching

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language – English
Land Area – 352 km² approx
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location - The port of Ushuaia in southern Argentina is used as a base for cruises to Antarctica.

Transport Links – There are daily Aerolineas Argentinas flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. LAN Chile (through its LAN Express services) flies a few times a week (currently three) from Santiago de Chile, stopping over in Puerto Montt and Punta Arenas.

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