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HDS28-24, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Once we reached the final lookout point, it was mesmerizing to watch the huge colony of king penguins gathering in one place.

PLA28-24, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

A loud blow in the background brought us back to reality: two sleeping humpback whales were slowly travelling through the water.

PLA27-24, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

The concentration of wildlife here in the bay is incredible. More than 300,000 penguins gather here every year to breed. The scenery was gr

The Seasons of Antarctica: When to Visit and Why

What are Antarctica's travel seasons, and when is the best time to visit? The answer is simpler than you might think.

HDS27-24, trip log, Antarctica

We awoke early this morning as we were excited to see our ship Hondius pass through the famous Lemaire Channel.

OTL27-24, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

We turned off our Zodiac engines and watched the whales, holding our breath as they swam closer and closer to us.

HDS26-24, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Hondius reached South Georgia in time for a 0410 sunrise over this beautiful island, providing guests onboard with their first breath-taking

OTL26-24, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

After taking beautiful photos, we cradled ourselves in our sleeping bags. During the night, some people saw some penguin visitors on shore a

PLA25-24, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

This afternoon a cruise around Cuverville Island was planned, but we never reached Cuverville. On the bridge, the staff spotted a pod of Kil

PLA26-24, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

We landed at Half Moon Island where we could visit a chinstrap penguin colony.

HDS25-24, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Magellanic penguins are quite small, peculiar, constantly waddling and assisting themselves with their wings.

PLA24-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

As we passed a small rocky island, we saw three sleeping Weddell seals on top. It was a beautiful day to paddle through the icebergs on the

OTL25-24, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

The landscape was more beautiful than we could have imagined. A spectacular glacier surrounded our camping site. After some ice calving and

HDS24-23, trip log, Antarctica - Discovery and learning voyage

Our guides took us on a short Zodiac cruise. Manoeuvring between icebergs, we tried to capture all this beauty in the form of photographs.

OTL24-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

The mountaineering team summited the stunning Jabet Peak, dominating the bay at over 500m above sea level.

PLA23-23, trip log, Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

400,000 King Penguins, tens-of-thousands of fur seals and thousands of elephant seals all jostling for space – a cacophony of sound and smel

HDS23-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

The afternoon expedition unfolded at Danco Island, offering another opportunity to immerse in the wonders of Antarctica.

OTL23-23, trip log, Weddell Sea, In search of the Emperor penguin incl. helicopters

As we got closer, we could hear a cacophony of calls from the huge amount of fluffy grey chicks, which were sometimes being answered by the

Oceanwide celebrates 30 years of expedition cruising

Today marks the 30th anniversary of Oceanwide Expeditions. We eagerly anticipate the future with utmost confidence.

HDS22-23, trip log, Antarctica - Basecamp

Our team made a surprise visit to every Zodiac, offering all the passengers a lovely hot chocolate with or without rum.

PLA22-23, trip log, South Georgia Explorer

We cruised on glassy seas in nearby Elephant Cove and spent time with Elephant Seals, Antarctic Fur Seals, Kelp Gulls and South Georgia Pint