While South Georgia is famous for the exploits of Ernest Shackleton it also offers encounters with wildlife that cannot be enjoyed anywhere else on earth. Travel from Ushuaia to the Falkland Islands and then South Georgia – commonly referred to as the Galapagos of the Antarctic – to experience one of the world’s most fertile breeding grounds for sub-Antarctic wildlife, with beaches blanketed with penguins — king and macaroni penguins, in particular. On a visit to Shackleton’s final resting place, retrace the steps of a man whose death in 1921 closed the ‘Heroic Age’ of Antarctic exploration.
- Discover the remote landscapes, wildlife and rich history of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia
- On-board lectures by polar experts provide great insight into the unique history, geology and wildlife of the region
- Stand upon beaches teeming with thousands of king penguins in some of the largest rookeries in the world
- Visit abandoned whaling stations and the resting place of the great explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton in the remote outpost of South Georgia
- Take a refreshing 'polar plunge' in the icy sea and experience the ultimate in Sub Antarctic weather
- Optional activities such as sea kayaking among seals and icebergs can take your adventure to the next level. Book early, as these sell out fast
- See abundant species of whales, seabirds, seals and penguins on regular Zodiac excursions