SOUTH GEORGIA – EXPERIENCE THE MOST STAGGERING WILDLIFE SHOW ON EARTH.
South Georgia has rightly been called ‘the greatest wildlife show on Earth’ and after our in depth exploration of this remote island in the South Atlantic, we are certain you will agree. This seldom-visited corner of the planet is a place we know intimately and look forward to visiting every season.
Even our experienced expedition staff, some with more than 100 journeys into the polar regions, cherish every visit to South Georgia. It really is that remarkable.
Traditionally, our visits to South Georgia last only three or four days and are part of a much longer itinerary that also includes Antarctica. However, after many years of careful preparation and planning, we now offer the unique opportunity to spend eight full days of exploration. This is more than double the time traditionally spent exploring South Georgia.
This particular departure is timed to coincide with the arrival of spring in the Sub-Antarctic region. Early November marks the beginning of the wildlife migration and commencement of the breeding cycle for many species. Scenes of male elephant seals battling for control of the beaches (and the female harems), the intimate and beautiful courtship rituals of the albatross and antics of the young penguin chicks, will have you believing you are ‘on the set’ of your very own wildlife documentary. While the soft light in the mornings and evenings adds to the colour palette for the photographers at this time of the season. For lovers of remote, small-ship expedition cruising, this voyage ticks all the boxes.
- Outstanding wildlife observation on shore, Zodiac cruising and from the ship
- Focus on key historical locations including Shackleton’s grave and old whaling stations
- Onboard photography symposium
- Learn about the environment, wildlife, history and ecology from polar experts
PUNTA ARENAS – FALKLAND ISLANDS
26 OCTOBER – 09 NOVEMBER 2019/
07 – 21 NOVEMBER 2019
CRUISE, NATURE AND WILDLIFE
- Zodiac excursions
- Onshore hiking options
- Wildlife observation
- Sea kayaking available
- Whale watching
- Photography Symposium
- Educational presentations
- Active Cruising & Wellness