Half Moon Island
Half Moon Island is one of the South Shetland Islands, an exceptionally remote archipelago about 120 km north of the Antarctic Peninsula. The island’s sole man-made structure is the Argentine Cámara Base and it is only accessible by sea and by helicopter making it a popular stop during Antarctic cruises. A variety of whales are frequently spotted patrolling the shores while the island itself forms an important habitat for an impressive array of wildlife including a large breeding colony of chinstrap penguins and a number of friendly and inquisitive fur seals. There is a popular 2 km walking track on the southern part of the island which affords visitors an excellent view of the native wildlife as well as the spectacular surrounding mountainous scenery.