SOUTH GEORGIA

SOUTH GEORGIA

Get amongst the wildlife in

SOUTH GEORGIA

This rugged and rarely visited sub-Antarctic island lays 800 miles east of the Falklands and is the place where Sir Ernest Shackleton played out the final stages of his epic trip to mount a rescue mission for his crew who were stranded on Elephant Island.

South Georgia is a small pocket of paradise isolated from the civilised world by the ruthless Southern Ocean. First sighted in 1675 no one was to land on the island until Captain Cook in 1775.

South Georgia is a vital breeding oasis for some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on the planet. A trip to the island offers incredible natural beauty, abundant wildlife and interesting whaling and sealing historical sites.

Visit Grytviken, Husvik and Leith whaling stations and absorb the whaling history which flourished for more than 50 years and where piles of whale bones lay stacked on the moss-covered shores of emerald green.

Sea birds, fish, squid, seals, penguins, whales and dolphins thrive in South Georgia’s waters. It plays host to six species of seals with elephant and fur seals being the most common on the island. More than two million southern fur seals – about 95% of the world’s population – crowd onto the island each summer with some giving birth and others just for a social or sometimes ferocious bark.

Half the world’s population of southern elephant seals also come to breed. Head ashore to see huge bull elephant seals wrestling and defending their females in their natural habitat.

King penguins crowd the beaches in their millions and strolling around looking like an elegant royal dinner party.

While the wandering albatross black brow and sooty albatross soar above, before coming into land like a 747 jumbo to begin their majestic courtship.

Marshall Corwin

Thank you for an unbelievable team effort

Marshall Corwin Series producer, BBC TV, Serious Oceans
Marlee Tucker

Thank you for all you endless knowledge over the past month.

Marlee Tucker University of New South Whales, Evolution & Ecology Research Centre
Brian Armstrong

This was a demanding seven-week expedition on a high-profile film project for National Geographic. Australis was the PERFECT platform for our 5-person team & our 38 cases of equipment. The ship accommodated our large jib, drones, dive operations and gyro-stabilized shooting platform with ease. With Capt. Ben at the helm, always willing to go the extra 10 yards, we captured incredible footage, achieved all of our objectives & exceeded all our expectations. Australis is small enough to move around quickly & big enough to be safe and comfortable. More than just a work trip, Ben & his crew helped make this the experience of a lifetime.

Brian Armstrong Red Rock Films, National Geographic - Secrets of the Whales
Goran Thulin

It was an awesome trip !!! Thanks

Goran Thulin Guest

When

Approximately from October through until April.

Cost

Contact us for charter pricing. Charter price includes food, fuel and port fees. Maximum 9 people.

Details

Group bookings only.
Minimum duration: 28 days excluding Stanley (Falklands).

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