Cruises from Palmer Station
Palmer Station is located on Anvers Island at the northern end of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is Antarctica's only U.S. station north of the Antarctic Circle. The National Science Foundation allows up to 12 tourist ships to visit the station.
Ships carry anywhere from 80 to more than 1,000 passengers. Smaller private yachts and sailboats also make the pilgrimage to the region. Most everyone at the station pitches in when tourists come ashore. A popular stop is the station’s small store, which stocks such things as T-shirts and fleeces and stickers with various station and USAP logos.