Coronation Island, Sub Antarctic Islands

Coronation Island is the largest of the South Orkney Islands, 40 kilometres (25 mi) long and from 5 to 13 km wide. The South Orkney Islands are a group of islands in the Southern Ocean, about 604 kilometres (375 mi) north-east of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Coronation island extends in a general east-west direction, is mainly ice-covered and comprises numerous bays, glaciers and peaks, the highest rising to 1,265 metres (4,150 ft). In addition to a healthy population of various seabird species, Coronation's inhabitants also include Sitka black-tailed deer and bald eagles. Sea otters, Stellar's sea lions, harbour seals, and seasonal humpback whales are common sights off shore.

Things to see and do

* Penguin Colonies
* Sea lions& harbour seals
* Seabirds
* Whale watching
* Sitka black-tailed deer

General Information

Cruise Season – Nov - April
Currency – Pound Sterling (GBP)
Language – English
Land Area – 520 km² approx
Population – 0
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British Style
Time – None
International Country Telephone Code – +44

Port Location - None

Transport Links – Access is generally via floatplane or boat, and there are no developed trails or facilities on the island.

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