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South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari (18D)

An extraordinary extended penguin safari with extra days to extensively explore South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula.
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 14,576
Up to 38% savings
18 Days
Starting at:
Per Person
$ 14,576
Up to 38% savings


  • Behold the wildlife spectacle of South Georgia’s incredible beaches, home to 30 breeding bird species, elephant seals, and four penguin species.
  • Follow in the wake of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s perilous voyages to South Georgia and relive the heroic age of exploration.
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula in depth by ship, Zodiac, and on foot.

Embark on an epic wildlife expedition on this extended Penguin Safari to South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. This unique itinerary offers the rare opportunity to extensively explore the wonders of remote South Georgia Island and set foot on the legendary seventh continent’s pristine peninsula with longer time in each location. As you set sail, be mesmerized by the graceful flight of majestic albatross and exquisite pintado petrels, seemingly guiding the ship towards the captivating South Georgia. Immerse yourself in the island’s rich history, paying homage to the renowned explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and encounter bustling beaches teeming with king penguins and majestic elephant seals.

Awaiting you further south is the awe-inspiring Antarctic Peninsula, with its towering peaks and vast icescapes. Venture deeper into its frigid waters aboard a Zodiac, navigating through ice-filled channels, or embark on a thrilling sea kayak adventure. Experience the raw beauty of the Antarctica as you embark on exhilarating hikes across sparkling glaciers. Cherish intimate encounters with curious gentoo, chinstrap, and Adélie penguins, capturing heartwarming moments that will forever stay with you. From the mesmerizing landscapes and enchanting tales of heroic exploration, to its captivating wildlife, Antarctica never ceases to astonish, surprise, and delight at every turn.


World Explorer

A 5-star luxury expedition ship purpose-built for exploring the Polar regions in comfort and style.

Ocean Adventurer

A charmingly intimate yet spacious polar expedition vessel much loved by guests and crew alike.

Standard Activities

water aerobics
Polar Plunge
Penguin Watching
Penguin Watching
Zodiac Cruises
Zodiac Cruises

Itinerary Day to Day

Day 1

Arrive in Ushuaia, Argentina

You will begin your journey in Ushuaia, a small but bustling port at the tip of South America. It’s the ideal gateway for you to explore the southern extent of Patagonia while preparing for your adventure ahead. Get active in the mountains or enjoy handcrafted chocolate at a café in town.

Embarkation Point
Day 2


Days 3-6

At Sea

Days 7-9

South Georgia

Days 10-11

At Sea

Days 12-15

Antartic Peninsula

Days 16-17

Crossing the Drake Passage

Day 18

Disembark in Ushuaia

Route Map

There are 6 main destinations visited

Departure Dates

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January 6 - Jan 23, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 16,628 - $ 29,291
Up to 38% savings
Save up to 30%
Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full
February 16 - Mar 5, 2025
Ushuaia, Argentina
$ 14,576 - $ 30,169
Up to 33% savings
Save up to 30%
Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full


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Save up to 30%

We offer a range of last–minute polar expeditions departing in the 2024-25 austral summer season, with special discounts on select itineraries and ships. Explore breathtaking polar landscapes and observe iconic wildlife in their natural habitats.

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Extra 10% Off When Pay In Full

Guests will receive 10% additional savings on select Antarctic departures between November 2024 and March 2025 if full payment is received at the time of booking. The full payment includes the voyage fare and any outstanding balances on the booking (air, hotels, transfers, Adventure Options, pre/post tours and insur...

Limited time offer

Save up to 30%

We offer a range of last–minute polar expeditions departing in the 2023-24 austral summer season, with special discounts on select itineraries and ships. Explore breathtaking polar landscapes and observe iconic wildlife in their natural habitats.

Limited time offer

Extra Activities

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From $ 295 Per Person

Paddling Excursion

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From $ 995 Per Person

Sea Kayaking

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From $ 295 Per Person

Stand- Up Paddleboarding

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What's Included

  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leaders, including shore landings and other activities
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising as per the daily program
  • All shore landings as per the daily program
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All meals, snacks, soft drinks and juices on board throughout your voyage (Please inform us of any dietary requirements as far in advance as possible. Unfortunately, the ships’ galleys cannot prepare kosher meals.)
  • Select beer and wine during dinner; and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers as scheduled
  • A photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • A pair of waterproof expedition boots on loan for landings and Zodiac cruising excursions
  • A parka to keep
  • Hair dryer and bathrobes in every cabin
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency Evacuation insurance for all passengers to a maximum benefit of USD $500,000 per person
  • Group arrival transfer in Ushuaia from airport to pre-expedition hotel on Day 1
  • One night’s pre-expedition hotel accommodation in Ushuaia with breakfast. (Note: The number of guests per room is the same as cabin occupancy on the ship. Due to limited availability, travelers who reserve a suite on board are accommodated in standard rooms at the hotel. Triple rooms may not be available.)
  • Group transfer from hotel to ship on embarkation day
  • Group departure transfer upon disembarkation in Ushuaia from ship to local airport or to luggage storage facility

What's Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Passport and applicable visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned
  • Meals unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac landing and cruising excursions, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, spa services and other personal charges, unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges (connectivity may vary by location)
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for expedition staff and shipboard crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
  • Arrival and departure transfers, except where explicitly stated
  • Adventure Options not listed in Included Activities