South Georgia

Home to the Wandering Albatross, large colonies of King Penguins (over 200,000 pairs) and thousands of Fur Seals. Welcome to the “Antarctic Oasis”.

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Cruises to South Georgia

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula
Up to 1050 USD discount

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

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This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

Cruise date:

16 Dec, 2016 - 3 Jan, 2017

Price:

13200 USD 12150 USD 1050 USD discount

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

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This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

Cruise date:

18 Jan - 5 Feb, 2017

Price:

14250 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctic Peninsula

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This Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula cruise is an animal-lover’s dream come true. The expedition explores one of the last untamed areas on Earth – a land of ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife.

Cruise date:

15 Feb - 6 Mar, 2017

Price:

14250 USD

Atlantic Odyssey, incl. Antarctic Peninsula

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The Atlantic Odyssey is a bird-watcher’s delight as we cross paths with the migratory routes of species such as the Arctic Tern & the Long-tailed Skua. We visit some of the most remote islands in the world while crossing the Atlantic and the Equator.

Cruise date:

17 Mar - 22 Apr, 2017

Price:

15100 USD

Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula

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The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns, Long-tailed Skuas, other birds, and a variety of whales as they make their annual expeditions north for the breeding season.

Cruise date:

26 Mar - 22 Apr, 2017

Price:

7250 USD

South Georgia cruise video

South Georgia story

Leonard Hussey’s Banjo: brain food

The Endurance had been trapped in pack ice for 10 months when Sir Ernest Shackleton gave the order to abandon ship on 27 October 1915. He allowed...

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South Georgia blog

A Photo-Tour of our Cruise Ship the m/v Plancius

Welcome aboard the Plancius! She was originally named the Hr. Ms. Tydeman and was built as an oceanographic research vessel for the royal Dutch...

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To do in South Georgia

South Georgia wildlife

See the impressive array of wildlife you may encounter::

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Map of South Georgia

South Georgia cruise reviews

Overall rating based on 4 votes

Rodney van der Spoel
Fantastic trip
by Rodney van der Spoel on Antarctica

We had a fantastic trip with the Ortelius to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the South Orkney Islands, the Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands. The crew and staff on board were very enthousiastic...

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Hanne Krafft
Die Reise meines Lebens
by Hanne Krafft on Antarctica

Eine ausgezeichnete, aufeinander abgestimmte Crew, die bis zuletzt für die Teilnehmer da war."Du kannst uns jederzeit ansprechen" waren nicht nur hohle Worte. Hanne Krafft 8.01.2016

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Volker Krafft
Grandiose Reise
by Volker Krafft on Antarctica

Das Schiff mit der richtigen Anzahl der Reisenden für die Anlandungen, eine sehr vernünftige Küche, eine Crew, die auf alles vorbereitet war, ausgezeichnete informative mehrsprachige Vorträge...

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wim van passel
best time of my life
by wim van passel on Antarctica

The past 20 years I have experienced the prevelage of being guest on board for 20 times or more. Both the arctic and Antarctic regions not only are the most impresive regions of this planet, but they also offer...

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South Georgia FAQ

What is the Time in South Georgia?

South Georgia follows Gulf Standard Time (GST). This means that if it is 16:00 GST (4 p.m.) during your holiday to South Georgia, it would be 14:00 (2 p.m.) in New York City, USA, 19:00 (7 p.m.) in London, U.K. and 6:00 (6 a.m.) the following morning...

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What is the Temperature and Weather Like in South Georgia?

The climate in South Georgia is considered to be polar. Therefore, it is possible that you will experience a variety of different weather types while participating in an expedition cruise to South Georgia. The average temperatures vary widely depending...

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What Wildlife Can I See in South Georgia?

Many people take a cruise to South Georgia specifically with wildlife in mind. The area has a rich and diverse bird life such as huge king penguin colonies. Other birds that you will see when you travel to South Georgia include albatrosses, terns and...

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How Many People Live in South Georgia?

South Georgia has an average population of only 30 people, but none of them are native, and they are not considered to be permanent inhabitants. Two-thirds of these residents live in Grytviken, with the remainder being British Antarctic Survey (BAS) team...

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Who Owns South Georgia?

South Georgia is a British overseas territory. The island was reportedly first spotted in 1675 by a London merchant, but it does not appear to have been explored until 1775, when it was claimed for the British. The area was primarily used during the 19th...

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What Unique Features Does South Georgia Have?

Grytviken is surprisingly well-sheltered, and it has become a popular spot for couples that want a truly unique wedding. The highest peaks on the island are permanently covered in snow, and it is common to see icebergs in the water around South Georgia....

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About South Georgia

South Georgia weather

Temperatures during the winter months (around August) average around 0°C, usually going no lower than -10°C. During the summer (around January) temperatures average around 8°C. Since the weather can be quite variable your best bet is to bring layers. 

Facts About South Georgia

  • Famed explorer Ernest Shackleton is buried at Grytviken (an old whaling settlement).
  • The highest point found on South Georgia is Mount Paget which reaches up to 2,934 metres in height.
  • South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are encompassed by one of the world’s largest Marine Protected Areas. The MPA covers an area of 1.07 million km2.
  • South Georgia doesn’t have any sort of permanent human population.
  • South Georgia was part of the disputed land claims between Argentina and the U.K. during the Falklands War in 1982. Britain still regularly patrols the waters.
  • The only permanent settlements on the island are research stations.
  • The only way to get to South Georgia is by boat.

Travel to South Georgia

Take a South Georgia expedition cruise and prepare yourself to venture into a dense oasis of life in the midst of the cold Atlantic Ocean.

On your South Georgia cruise you’ll have a wide variety of activities through which you’ll get to introduce yourself to the wildlife – walks along the shore, extended hikes, diving for the experienced, wildlife watching… the list goes on.

You’ll get to meet a variety of seals, set eyes on a catalogue of birds,  and make friends with King penguins who just might investigate you up close and personal.