Port Melchior Islands Base is a research station located on the small and isolated Melchior Islands. The port provides a unique opportunity for visitors to explore one of the most untouched and pristine areas of Antarctica, while also learning about the scientific research being conducted there. The station is known for its important research on climate change, wildlife, and geology.
The Melchior Islands are a group of sixteen low, ice-covered islands lying in the Palmer Archipelago, Antarctica. The islands were roughly charted by the Third French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot in 1903–1905. Things to see there include penguin colonies and whales, pack ice and giant icebergs, groups of fur seals.