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