South Georgia

Follow in Shackleton’s wake to one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on the planet

South Georgia has breathtaking scenery from mountain glaciers to deep fjords and low-lying grassland. It’s often thought of as one of the most awe-inspiring places on the planet and is rich with an abundance of wildlife.

Thousands of king penguins are found at Salisbury Plain, wandering albatrosses nest and thousands of fur seals breed at Prion Island, whilst huge southern elephant seals and a substantial number of king and gentoo penguins crowd the beaches at places such as Gold Harbour. During one of our unique Antarctic cruise holidays you will have the opportunity to get up close to many of the fascinating creatures.

Visit Shackleton’s grave at Grytviken, a once-active whaling station now taken over by millions of fur seals. Crossing the Scotia Sea can be challenging and landings are made at the remote South Orkneys or, if weather permits, at Elephant Island where Shackleton’s crew were stranded for months.

Call us for more information on all of our Antarctic wildlife holidays.

An inspiring and beautiful place

When to go: November to March

“What an astonishing trip!! Words fail to describe Antarctica adequately. I can highly recommend SLA"

R. Higgs

"The whole trip was very well organised and a great success"

H. Bullock

"Life is art: paint your dreams. This trip has been our picasso, rembrandt, monet.....In fact our masterpiece. Thanks to david and team for setting the canvas to make our dream come true "

P & G Moss

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