SOUTH GEORGIA

SOUTH GEORGIA

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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.

Henri Robert

Great time and excellent science all along! Thanks again Ocean Expeditions for all your help and the success of this mission ! Congratulations to all of you for your work and contributions, it was a great team effort, historic!

Henri Robert Royal Belgian Institute of natural sciences
Jill Swann

I can never thank you enough for your kindness, cheerful good humour and great work ethic

Jill Swann Guest
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
Michelle Barry

Stunning, amazing, incredible, extraordinary experiences that had me bursting with excitement at every adventure encountered. My thanks to the awesome team who made this journey so unbelievably fantastic and looked after us beyond expectation.

Michelle Barry 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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