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Highlights

South Georgia offers a spectacular scenery, outstanding wildlife, history of human endeavor and is at the same time such a remote island group, that a visit turns into a real privilege. It is easy to think “small” with islands, but South Georgia is something very different.

The mountain ranges offer a beguiling landscape. There are sheltered valleys with meltwater streams, tussac grass covered moraines with close-up wildlife. Glaciers cover the mountains and even huge tabular icebergs from the shelves of the far south thump along South Georgia ́s weather shore to become features of its great landscape. Come and join us to explore all the facets South Georgia has to offer.

In spring one of the highlights is certainly watching elephant seals giving birth on the beaches of South Georgia. In October, we will not only witness these touching moments but also be able to observe, how the cows get to know their pups by vocalization and checking out their particular scent by caressing and sniffing them for up to 30 minutes before nurturing them for the first time.

Big elephant seal bulls will be most active defending their harems. There will be bull fighting on the beaches and breath taking moments are almost guaranteed. King Penguins are of course also around. As this species has an odd breeding cycle of 14 months, there are always huge groups of KingPenguins involved in the breeding process no matter when one arrives at SouthGeorgia.

With a little luck we will be spotting the first Macaroni Penguins arriving at South Georgia. Red eyes and golden crests make these little, 28-inch birds quite spectacular. Their efforts at leaping out of angry seas onto slippery, rocky ledges and then climbing high up a dauntingly steep hillside with stumpy bright pink legs willfill us with admiration for their tenacity.

Black-browed Albatross, Grey-headed and Light-mantled Sooty Albatross are also tending to their nests. The Wandering Albatro...

Ships

MV Ushuaia

A small-sized ship with cabin-sharing options, excellent expedition staff and ample on-land time.

Standard Activities

Historic Hut Visits
Historic Hut Visits
presentation
Lectures
Bird Watching
Bird Watching
Whale Watching
Whale Watching
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Ushuaia

In the afternoon we will board the USHUAIA. A welcome drink and then an introduction to the crew and expedition staff will follow,and we will have time to get to know our new shipmates. The ship will then set sail towards theWesternFalkland Islands (Malvinas),known for their rugged beauty and wealth of seabirds and waterfowl

Ushuaia
Embarkation Point
Day 2

At Sea

Day 3

Western Falkland Islands

Day 4

Eastern Falkland Islands (Malvinas) - At Sea

Days 5-6

At Sea

Day 7

At Sea - South Georgia

Days 8-12

South Georgia

Days 13-14

At Sea

Day 15

Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands

Day 16

At Sea - Antarctic Peninsula: Antarctic Sound

Days 17-19

Antartic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands

Days 20-21

At Sea

Day 22

Ushuaia

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October 13 - Nov 3, 2024
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 9,990 - $ 20,180
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Triple Cabin Family Special

A child (under 16 years) accompanied by two adults can travel free of charge in a triple Superior cabin or triple Suite.

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What's Included

  • Voyage aboard the USHUAIA as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All meals throughout the voyage aboard the USHUAIA.
  • All shore excursions and activities throughout the voyage by zodiac.
  • Program of lectures by noted naturalists and leadership by experienced expedition staff.
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material.
  • Detailed post-expedition log.

What's Excluded

  • Any airfare, whether on scheduled or charter flights.
  • Pre- and post land arrangements; transfers to / from the vessel.
  • Passport and visa expenses.
  • Government arrival and departure taxes.
  • Meals ashore.
  • Baggage, cancellation and personal insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Excess baggage charges and all items of a personal nature such as bar and beverage charges and telecommunication charges
  • The customary gratuity at the end of the voyages (guidelines will be provided).