Paradise Harbor

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Paradise Harbor
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Paradise Harbor is especially well suited for exploring in a Zodiac, a small inflatable rubber raft powered by an outboard motor. It can hold about a dozen passengers.

Traveling in the low lying Zodiac gives you a close-to-the-water perspective of the tall icebergs. Refracted light accents them with shades of blue and green. Another advantage is a Zodiac can take you to places where your cruise ship cannot travel. The same is true for exploring in a kayak, which some tours provide.

Research stations

There are two scientific research stations in the harbor, one operated by Argentina, the other on occasions by Chile.

For some tour passengers, visiting these stations may be their only chance to set foot on the Antarctica mainland. The other popular landings for Antarctica tours take place on islands just offshore of the continent.

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