Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

January 16, 2015 - February 6, 2015

In the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctica expedition, our exploration of the White Continent offers in-depth Antarctica, South Georgia, and Falkland Islands adventure travel – all while seamlessly combining rich natural history with some of Mother Nature’s most rugged and dramatic landscapes. Your three-week Antarctica expedition takes place at the height of the austral summer; long daylight hours provide extra time for Zodiac trips to remote shores where you’ll be in the rare company of thousands of penguins; seals and albatross; and the otherworldly, icy architecture of the Antarctic Peninsula.

Antarctica Expedition highlights include:

  • Antarctica tour experts, personalizing your experience through daily recaps, lectures, and guided excursions—a hallmark of Zegrahm’s Antarctica expeditions.
  • Witness the vast penguin colonies of South Georgia—king, macaroni, gentoo, and chinstrap—as well as large numbers of elephant and fur seals crowding the beaches.
  • Plus, Adelie penguins in the South Orkney Islands; Shackleton’s legacy in South Georgia; and the opportunity to set foot on the Antarctic continent.
  • Falkland Islands tour by Zodiac—gentoo penguins, and albatross are often encountered on this Falkland Islands expedition.

 

Expedition Activities

Birding, Good for Families, Hiking & Trekking, History, Photography, Wildlife & Nature

Multimedia

  • Macaroni penguins, Cooper Bay, South Georgia

  • Wandering albatross, South Georgia

  • Leopard seal, Antarctic Peninsula

  • King penguins, Gold Harbour, South Georgia

  • Striated caracara, Falkland Islands

  • King penguin colony, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

  • Iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula

  • Weddell seal, Antarctic Peninsula

  • Adelie penguin, Antarctic Peninsula

  • Fortuna Bay, South Georgia

  • Chinstrap penguins, South Orkney Islands

  • Stromness whaling station, South Georgia

  • Iceberg, Antarctic Peninsula

  • Rockhopper penguin, Saunders Falkland Islands

  • Fur seal, Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

  • Shackleton's Grave, Grytviken, South Georgia

  • Black-browed albatross

  • Grytviken, South Georgia

  • Gentoo penguin with chick

  • Elephant seal, Gold Harbour, South Georgia

  • Adelie penguin with chick

  • Gray-headed albatross

  • Magellanic penguins, Falkland Islands

  • Reindeer, Fortuna Bay, South Georgia

  • "Oakum Boy," juvenile king penguin, South Georgia

  • Light-mantled sooty albatross, Gold Harbour, South Georgia

  • Fur seal, South Georgia

  • Chinstrap penguin, Antarctic Peninsula

  • Elephant seals, Gold Harbour, South Georgia

Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands