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.

Abe Quigley

There are lots of ways to see Antarctica, if you want to experience Antarctica – the Australis is the dream maker. Thank you, Ben, for providing “The Trip” I will think about for the rest of my life.

Abe Quigley Guest
Jorge Acevedo

What else I can say, if not for your invitation none of these good news would have happened, so thank you again and the time invested.

Jorge Acevedo Instituto Antártico Chileno
Colby Brokvist

Australis crew is spot on in every regard. From exceptional customer service to care of the gear to willingness to be flexible and make the most of the time down south, they are the best overall team yet in my view.

Colby Brokvist Guide, Natural Habitat Adventures
Sias Wilson

Thank you for all you did to make The Bachelor King a success.

Sias Wilson Line Producer, Atlantic Productions. The Penguin King 3D

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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