As cruise ships are not able to dock here you will be tendered by inflatable zodiac boats.
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Long known as the 'Inaccessible Islands', the South Orkneys remain one of the globe's remotest land masses. A group of lonely rocks situated between South Georgia Island and the South Shetlands, the South Orkneys have two scientific stations, Orcadas, on Laurie Island, belonging to Argentina, and Signy, a British station. The South Orkneys were first explored by a Scottish expedition under William Bruce in 1903. They established a scientific station which is now Orcadas, and the oldest continuously operating station in the Antarctic region. You can also explore nearby Coronation Island. The South Orkneys are the habitat for almost 200,000 pairs of Adelie penguins, 600,000 chinstraps, and about 11,000 gentoos.
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