Paradise Harbour

From: Antarctica Travel Guide

See also: Antarctica Cruises

Paradise Harbour
Paradise harbour is well known for its superb mountainous backdrop and bountiful wildlife who often frequent the bay and shores.

It is within the harbour that a selection of bright red huts can be found. One of the huts formed the Almirante Brown Antarctic Base, which after suffering a fire has been partially restored. The other buildings formed the Gonzalez Videla Antarctic Base which is now inactive, although the site remains supplied with food and fuel in case of emergency.

The red huts are very striking positioned along the rocky shore and against the backdrop of the Antarctic Peninsula. When the sea is calm the mountain peaks and glaciers are often reflected in the water, which along with glacial calving, floating ice burgs and penguin colonies offers lots of scenic admiration and plenty of photographic opportunities as well.