South Georgia

Step into an Antarctic wildlife oasis

Cruises to South Georgia

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Elephant Island - Antarctica - Polar Circle

Meet at least six penguin species

HDS31-20. 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. Including photo workshops with Massimo Bassano and video...

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

24 Feb - 17 Mar, 2020

Price:

15350 USD

Atlantic Odyssey, incl. Antarctic Peninsula

Visit several of the remotest islands in the world!

PLA34-20. The Atlantic Odyssey is a bird-watcher’s delight as we cross paths with the migratory routes of species such as the Artic Tern & the Long-tailed Skua. We visit some of the most remote islands in the world while crossing the Atlantic and the Equator.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

20 Mar - 22 Apr, 2020

Price:

on request

Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula

Visit several of the remotest islands in the world

PLA35-20. 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.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

29 Mar - 22 Apr, 2020

Price:

on request

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species!

HDS21-20. A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey will introduce you to at least 6 species of penguin and a whole lot of Antarctic fur seals! Including photography workshops with Neill Drake and video...

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

1 Nov - 21 Nov, 2020

Price:

12600 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species!

PLA21-20. A cruise to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & the Antarctic Peninsula. Visit some of the most beautiful arrays of wildlife on Earth. This journey will introduce you to at least 6 species of penguin and a whole lot of Antarctic fur seals! Including photography workshops with Neill Drake and video...

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

1 Nov - 21 Nov, 2020

Price:

12600 USD

South Georgia cruise video

South Georgia story

Antarctica and My Old Friend, Ortelius: Passenger Story by Ann Lane

I was on the recent Antarctic trip on Ortelius, 16 Feb - 7 March. This has been my third expedition with Oceanwide, and I continue to be very...

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South Georgia blog

Oceanwide Expeditions’ “Wild, Wild South” video an Adventure in Motion finalist

Oceanwide’s short video, “Wild, Wild South: Falklands, South Georgia, Antarctica,” has been selected as a finalist in the sixth annual Adventure...

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South Georgia wildlife

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Map of South Georgia

South Georgia cruise reviews

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Overall rating based on 38 votes

Susanne Dinten
Unglaublich schöne Reise
by Susanne Dinten on Antarctica

Wir haben schon sehr viel von unserer wunderschönen Erde gesehen. Was wir auf dieser traumhaften Reise kennen lernen durfte, war unglaublich. Die super gute Reiseleitung unter Ali war herrlich. Dazu die...

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Beckianne Kilkenny
Best experience of my life!
by Beckianne Kilkenny on Antarctica

Our trip was so successful it felt as if we might be under some sort of spell of providential protection and luck. Every landing occurred in calm waters with favorable weather and abundant wildlife. We were able...

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Linda Krugman
Life-changing experience
by Linda Krugman on Antarctica

This 18-day expedition was an amazing, life-changing experience. Everything about it was more than I could have ever expected. The entire crew and expedition team were fantastic, the educational talks were very...

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Yvette Hes
Just...wow!
by Yvette Hes on Antarctica

This trip of a lifetime is not cheap but then again its worth every penny! The expedition team is superb and try to make your trip the best depending on the circumstances. All the staff on the boat are highly...

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SISI QIAN

Best Cruise, expedition, and excellent Staff.

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Susanne Mraz
the perfect holiday
by Susanne Mraz on Antarctica

It was the perfect holiday. I wanted to see the king pinguines ... and we saw a lot ... The crew was the best. The captainn did his best ... the kitchen was perfect and the guides did the best that we see everything....

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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. The...

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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.