Cruises from Gough Island
Gough Island is a volcanic island in the South Atlantic, roughly midway between Cape Town and Buenos Aires. It is a dependency of Tristan da Cunha Islands group, and part of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha. Originally named Gonçalo Álvares in 1505 by the Portuguese explorer, Charles Gough rediscovered the island in 1732. In the early 1800s sealers were based there.
Gough Island was formally claimed in 1938 for Britain, and in 1995 the island was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its only inhabitants are the six-plus personnel at the weather station that is operated as part of the South African Weather Service.