Travel to South Georgia, the most STAGGERING wildlife show on the planet
South Georgia has every right to be called the Serengeti of the Southern Ocean. Only in South Georgia you can visit hundreds of thousands of king penguins on an unrivalled itinerary to explore eight to ten days the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’. Especially in spring the colonies are massive because the chicks just hatched.
Travelling on an expedition cruise with One Ocean Expeditions means you can trust on our expert guides, which include naturalists, marine biologists, ornithologists and adventurers as well as our resident photography professionals. On select departures, five professional photography mentors lead photography symposiums during the excursions and ship days.
Depending on the itinerary you choose, you explore South Georgia and the Falkland Islands and even Antarctica by foot, sea kayaks, snowshoes and zodiac excursions – the choice is yours.
King Haakon Bay, where legendary explorer Shackleton and his team made landfall 100 years ago, Salisbury Plain, with its black sand beaches and staggering numbers of penguins, the Specially Protected Area of Prion Island, where wandering albatross come to breed, and the impressive three-mile long fjord at Fortuna Bay are all among the highlights of trips to South Georgia.
Those trips are timed perfectly to allow you to witness the intense spring wildlife activity in the region. Hundreds of thousands of king penguins, elephant seals fighting for territory, fur seals clustering on the beaches, beautiful albatross courtship rituals and a profusion of seabirds form what has been dubbed the greatest wildlife show on earth.
On every visit in South Georgia, we have a toast at the graves of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his right-handed man, Frank Wild. It was quite the adventure, bringing Frank Wild’s ashes to South Georgia in 2011. Continue reading about Frank Wild’s Ashes.
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