South Georgia

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Run by: Wildlife Worldwide

Reference number: 2854

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A superb voyage to South Georgia, the remotest and wildest of the United Kingdom's Overseas Territories.

Located 1,400 kilometres east of the Falkland Islands, the only access to South Georgia is by sea (two days sailing from the Falklands). It measures roughly 170 kilometres by 30 kilometres and is entirely covered by snow-capped mountains that reach a height of 2,934 metres, while more than 160 glaciers run down to the sea. Huge numbers of seabirds and marine mammals breed along the shores fringed with tussock grass.

Despite the Island once being the centre of the whaling industry (and decimated the population), seal populations have now recovered to the point that both fur and elephant seals are once again numerous on the beaches and whale species are also recovering, albeit slowly, and are now frequently spotted.

This voyage also visits the remote Falkland Islands, where you will find beaches home to seals and sealions, penguins and a wealth of seabirds, together with the South Shetland Islands, home to enigmatic Elephant Island. 

A typical South Georgia itinerary is shown below, however durations vary depending on date and expedition vessel.

Typical itinerary

The full itinerary detail is available on our website.

  1. Day 1: Embark Ushuaia & set sail towards the Western Falkland Islands
  2. Day 2: At sea
  3. Day 3: Western Falkland Islands
  4. Day 4: Eastern Falkland Islands
  5. Days 5-6: At sea
  6. Day 7: At sea, South Georgia
  7. Days 8-10: South Georgia
  8. Days 11-12: At sea
  9. Day 13: Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands
  10. Day 14: At sea
  11. Days 15-17: Antarctic Peninsula & South Shetland Islands
  12. Days 18-19: At sea
  13. Day 20: Arrive at Ushuaia & disembark

You should note: Exact itinerary and duration will depend on your chosen vessel, departure date and local conditions. 

  • Available*: Nov to Mar
  • Group size: Varies according to vessel
  • Price excluding international flights: From £10,655 pp
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Accommodation in twin-share cabin
    • All meals on board ship
    • Guided shore excursions

Departures

This is a group trip with fixed departure dates. Please refer to our website for further information.

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

** If you see this next to a price, a specific price in your currency has not been provided, this is an estimated-only price based on a currency conversion, the price you pay may be different to that shown

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