Penguin Safari

This is a Group Tour

20 Days From $10,995pp

In this 16-day adventure you’ll visit key regions of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula with a focus on penguins. Along the way you’ll see plenty of other wildlife including sea birds, whales and seals. Take zodiac rides, hike on glistening glaciers and see the rugged peninsula from a sea kayak.

Tour Includes

cabin, activities, all meals, domestic return flights from Buenos Aires, accommodation in Buenos Aires, English speaking guides, domestic flights both ways, full ATOL financial

Tour Excludes

international flights, travel insurance, items of a personal nature


Experience the ‘Galapagos of the Poles’

Reflect on the resting place of Sir Ernest Shackleton

See many different species of penguin

To book this tour or start creating your own tailor made itinerary call us on: 0207 407 1478 (UK) or contact us.


  • No Dates set yet. 16 days on Ultramarine, from £13,500

The Trip

Day 1: Buenos Aires – Arrive in Buenos Aires
Day 2: Ushuaia – Arrive and board the ship to begin navigation
Day 3-5: At Sea – Cross over to South Georgia
Day 6-8: South Georgia – Explore the wildlife of South Georgia
Day 9-10: At Sea – Cross to the Antarctic Peninsula
Day 11-13: Antarctic – Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
Day 14-15: At sea – Cross back over the Drake Passage
Day 16: Ushuaia – Arrive and fly back to Buenos Aires

Day 1

Today you will arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this fascinating city.

Day 2

This morning you will take your direct flight to Ushuaia, the most southerly town in the world. When you arrive you will board the ship and after settling in begin navigation along the Beagle Channel which transects the Tierra del Fuego archipelago.

Day 3-5

The next three days will be spent crossing to South Georgia. Along the way there is plenty to do including attending presentations on the wildlife and geology of South Georgia and the Antarctic given by Polar Experts. You will also have briefings on the shore landings, zodiac rides and sea kayaking that awaits. Up on deck you can look out for sea birds and whales which can often be seen.

Day 6-8

The first indication that you are nearing South Georgia is the abundance of sea birds that can be seen around a group of spires called Shag Rocks. Here you can see shags, prions and wandering albatross. When you arrive in South Georgia at which point landing points will be determined based on the weather conditions.

South Georgia is one of the most fertile breeding grounds for sub-Antarctic wildlife. The beaches are littered with penguins including the mighty king penguin. These rookeries are large reaching numbers in the hundreds of thousands. Other bird life includes albatrosses and petrels and macaroni penguins.

During your time here you will also see the evidence of an interesting human history. Once a popular base for whalers you will visit the old whaling stations and enjoy lectures and guided tours to help bring the history back to life. You will visit Grytviken which is best known as the resting place for the Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton.

Day 9-10

Continue navigation to the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. While you are at sea you can enjoy quiet time or take in presentations from Polar experts who will cover everything from the wildlife, history and geology of the region. They will also be on deck to help you identify species.

Day 11-13

The most common feeling when arriving in the Antarctic Peninsula is one of awe. During your time here you will take glacier hikes, visit research bases and of course seeing the wildlife including many penguin species and seals. It’s common to see the fearless penguin eater, the leopard seal or come up close to minke whales whilst taking zodiac excursions. Each day will be different and will be determined by weather conditions. If you would like a little more why not book onto the sea kayak adventure programme or if you feel adventurous get a little shock therapy with the Polar Plunge.

Day 14-15

Leave the Antarctic behind and cross back over the Drake Passage. Spend time with your fellow guests sharing stories of the things you’ve seen. Go back on deck to watch for wildlife and attend lectures and presentations given by Polar experts.

Day 16

Arrive in Ushuaia and fly to Buenos Aires.

Prices in US Dollars and are per person. Prices in other currencies on request.


“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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