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Experience the vibrant spring of this Antarctic wildlife paradise. Observe and photograph special wildlife behaviors seldom seen beneath the towering, snow blanketed mountains of South Georgia Island. Southern Elephant Seal bulls fight for breeding rights while females nurse young, vast colonies of loafing King Penguins, Macaroni Penguins launching into the ocean, distinctly marked Gray-headed Albatross attending to their cliffside nests, and awkward Wandering Albatross young attempting first flight. Discover this and much more with our experienced leaders on this island without a permanent human population. Our itinerary includes eight landing days on South Georgia, plus one day with Rockhopper Penguins bounding from rock to rock and Magellanic Penguins standing watch at their nesting burrows at Sea Lion Island in the Falklands. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Shackleton’s famous self-rescue crossing South Georgia, we also offer an optional trek retracing their steps. Through our twenty years of experience in the Antarctic, we commit to an in-depth exploration of one of the densest wildlife spectacles found anywhere in the world, and with only 100 passengers, we create opportunities to completely immerse yourself at each landing.

Antarctica Trips - Select your adventure from our trips below

Antarctica - Ultimate Wildlife Cruise–16 Day South Georgia and Antarctica Penguin Eco-Tour

The Antarctic and sub-Antarctic regions offer so many extraordinary things to see and do for adventurous travelers. The South Georgia and Antarctica: Penguin Safari itinerary is the fastest way to get to the rarely visited South Georgia Island while also stepping foot on the 7th Continent. As we set sail, photograph massive albatross and pintado petrel as they swoop and soar around the ship, guiding us toward South Georgia. Beaches teeming with king penguins and elephant seals greet us on this fabled island, where we’ll pay our respects to famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Antarctica awaits, with its geographic contradictions and overwhelming enormity. Relax on a Zodiac ride, hike glistening glaciers, share comical moments with inquisitive penguins, or witness the rugged peninsula from a sea kayak. Antarctica will surprise and delight, and never disappoint. Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries and this expedition offers the chance for you to discover why. We’r Learn More>

2019 - $13,995 2020 - $14,995

Antarctica - Ultimate Wildlife Cruise–20 Day Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica

The Falklands (Malvinas), South Georgia and Antarctica itinerary is the fastest way to get to the rarely visited Falklands and South Georgia Islands before stepping foot on the 7th Continent. Stroll the quaint English village of Stanley in the Falklands, wander the islands’ sandy dunes, and birdwatch at rugged seabird cliffs. In South Georgia, discover the beaches where king penguins breed – the highest densities of animal life on earth – and learn about the rich historical legacy of the places you visit. Both islands are known as meccas for wildlife with epic displays of animals congregating by the thousands. Then, explore the stunning Antarctic peninsula and enter a world of ice, snow and natural wonders. Pursue your personal passions with a choice of rewarding activities and our extensive educational program. Antarctica has been inspiring explorers for centuries and our expeditions offer the chance for you to discover why. We’re excited to host you on your unforgettable adve Learn More>

2020 - $15,495 2021 - $13,495

Antarctica - Ultimate Wildlife Cruise–23 Day Crossing the Circle via Falklands and South Georgia

The pack ice begins to break up, and the landscape is at its most pristine, with plenty of fresh snow. It’s mating season for the penguins and other birds. Adélie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo penguins and other seabirds return to their breeding sites. You’re likely to witness courtship displays, nest building, and egg tending. In South Georgia, Elephant Seals and Fur Seals are mating, and King Penguins are laying their eggs. Parents can be seen “carrying” eggs on their feet so that one parent can shuffle around the colony while the other adult goes out to sea to feed. This is a fantastic time for photography, as the start of summer brings with it amazing sunsets and ever-changing cloud formations. This is also the time when albatross, marine fulmars, and petrels adorn the Southern Ocean, and the blue-eyed shags return to the region. Learn More>

2020 - $14,995 2021 - $16,495

Antarctica - Ultimate Wildlife Cruise–20 Day South Georgia & Falkland Islands MS Island Sky

The pack ice begins to break up, and the landscape is at its most pristine, with plenty of fresh snow. It’s mating season for the penguins and other birds. Adélie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo penguins and other seabirds return to their breeding sites. You’re likely to witness courtship displays, nest building, and egg tending. In South Georgia, Elephant Seals and Fur Seals are mating, and King Penguins are laying their eggs. Parents can be seen “carrying” eggs on their feet so that one parent can shuffle around the colony while the other adult goes out to sea to feed. This is a fantastic time for photography, as the start of summer brings with it amazing sunsets and ever-changing cloud formations. This is also the time when albatross, marine fulmars, and petrels adorn the Southern Ocean, and the blue-eyed shags return to the region. Learn More>

2019 - $16,995 2020 - $17,595

Antarctica - Ultimate Wildlife Cruise–20 Day South Georgia & Falkland Islands MS Hebridean Sky

The pack ice begins to break up, and the landscape is at its most pristine, with plenty of fresh snow. It’s mating season for the penguins and other birds. Adélie, Chinstrap, and Gentoo penguins and other seabirds return to their breeding sites. You’re likely to witness courtship displays, nest building, and egg tending. In South Georgia, Elephant Seals and Fur Seals are mating, and King Penguins are laying their eggs. Parents can be seen “carrying” eggs on their feet so that one parent can shuffle around the colony while the other adult goes out to sea to feed. This is a fantastic time for photography, as the start of summer brings with it amazing sunsets and ever-changing cloud formations. This is also the time when albatross, marine fulmars, and petrels adorn the Southern Ocean, and the blue-eyed shags return to the region. Learn More>

2018 - $14,295 2019 - $16,995 2020 - $17,595

Choose Your Antarctica Travel Style! Any of our wildlife adventures are also available as fully customizable private trips, honeymoons or family wildlife adventures.
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