South Georgia

Step into an Antarctic wildlife oasis

Cruises to South Georgia

South Georgia Grand Tour

Experience the best of the sub-Antarctic

JNS21-22 Few places compare to South Georgia in terms of exotic wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery, and the Falklands are no different. On this exploratory voyage you can enjoy both, possibly touring the world’s largest black-browed albatross colony while also...

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

19 Oct - 7 Nov, 2022

Price:

12100 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species!

OTL21-22 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!

m/v Ortelius

m/v Ortelius

Cruise date:

25 Oct - 14 Nov, 2022

Price:

13000 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species!

HDS21-22 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!

m/v Hondius

m/v Hondius

Cruise date:

2 Nov - 22 Nov, 2022

Price:

on request

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species

JNS22-22 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.

m/v Janssonius

m/v Janssonius

Cruise date:

7 Nov - 26 Nov, 2022

Price:

13200 USD

Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Meet at least six penguin species

PLA23-22 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.

m/v Plancius

m/v Plancius

Cruise date:

22 Nov - 10 Dec, 2022

Price:

13200 USD

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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

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South Georgia blog

Weddell Sea, Shackleton’s Endurance, and New Swabia

Our Antarctica 2023-24 cruise program is filled with fantastic expeditions, not least of which is a new itinerary that t

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South Georgia cruise reviews

Overall rating based on 65 votes

Antarctica, An ice world, A nice world
by Leon Rodenburg

Being on the first expedition since covid-19 got hold of the world, one feels privileged, very privileged. One could sense the happiness of the crew and staff to be at sea again with guests. We had mostly (v

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What a fne experience!
by Robert Furrer

1 What a fine crew this was. And this goes from the expedition leader Adam Turner and the whole staff to the ship crew and the many servants for room service and food services. Simply a crew that Oceanwide c

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by Michael Amort

review: ...see the title .)

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Fantastische Natur und Tierwelt in der Antarktis und eine bewölkte Sonnenfinsternis
by Thomas Steffen

Das war eine sehr schöne Kreuzfahrt mit vielen tollen Tierbeobachtungen und Begegnungen. Leider war das Highlight der Tour, die Sonnenfinsternis, den Wolken zum Opfer gefallen. Das Essen war überau

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Outstanding, amazing staff and crew!!!!
by Rosemary Moukad

My suggestion is more brown bread, put cinnamon out, maybe coffee machines in dining room and tell people in advance that WiFi is crazy expensive, download books and everything beforehand.

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beyond outstanding
by Tom Love

From start to end, this adventure of a lifetime surpassed my already high expectations. Expedition leaders/naturalists were top notch and helpful, with informative presentations from their varied experiences

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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, 19:00 (7 p.m.) in London, and 6:00 (6 a.m.) the following morning in the An

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What is the temperature and weather like in South Georgia?

The climate in South Georgia is polar. It is possible that you will experience a variety of different weather types while on a South Georgia cruise. The average temperatures vary widely depending on your exact location. For example, it is usually 0.7

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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, and for good reason. The area has rich and diverse bird life, not only for its huge king penguin colonies. Other birds that you may see when you travel to South Georgia in

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How many people live in South Georgia?

South Georgia has no resident population. Throughout the year, the research station and governmental facilities are staffed from GSGSS and BAS. In the summer season, the numbers increase with staff from SGHT as well as science and government projects

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Who owns South Georgia?

South Georgia is a British overseas territory. The island was first sighted 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 and 20

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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 Georg

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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. 

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