Half Moon Island, South Shetland Islands

Half Moon Island (South Shetland Islands) is a minor Antarctic island, lying 1.35 km north of Burgas Peninsula, Livingston Island in the Antarctic Peninsula region. The Argentine station Cámara Base is located on the island.

Half Moon Island has a sizable rookery of Chinstrap penguins as well as nesting Antarctic terns and kelp gulls. Whales are often seen patrolling the shores, and this small island offers stunning views of surrounding mountains.

Things to see and do

* Chinstrap Penguin Colonies
* Fur seals
* Whale watching
* Seals

General Information

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language – English
Land Area – 5.1 km² approx
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – None
International Country Telephone Code – + 44

Port Location – There is no port located at Half Moon Island.

Transport Links – Access to the South Shetland Islands is from the Port of Ushuaia, Argentina.

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