St. Andrew's Bay, South Georgia

South Georgia & Falkland Islands

Setting off in the spirit of Sir Ernest Shackleton, Zegrahm Expeditions ups the ante for Falkland Islands travel, making this popular bucket-list item a trip for the ages. You’ll explore some of the world’s most intriguing, yet rugged landscapes—all in comfort aboard a 110-guest, ice-rated vessel with veteran leaders and renowned lecturers. Your Falkland Islands cruise brings you to Ushuaia, South Georgia, Elsehul Bay, and Elephant Island in search of elephant seals, emperor penguins, and the like. Discover the mysteries of the White continent on this Falkland Islands travel adventure with Zegrahm—broadening your world view and checking another incredible adventure off that bucket list.

Upcoming South Georgia & Falkland Islands Expeditions

  • Salisbury Plain, South Georgia

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 4January 25, 2018

    Following in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps, explore the White Continent’s rugged landscape, meeting vast penguin colonies in South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands, greeting albatross in the Falkland Islands, and enjoying every long moment of daylight in the austral summer.

  • Gentoo Penguins, Antarctica

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 24February 14, 2019

    Following in Sir Ernest Shackleton’s footsteps, explore the White Continent’s rugged landscape, meeting vast penguin colonies in South Georgia and the South Orkney Islands, greeting albatross in the Falkland Islands, and enjoying every long moment of daylight in the austral summer.

  • Gold Harbour, South Georgia

    Circumnavigation of South Georgia with the Falkland Islands

    October 24November 11, 2019

    For seven breathtaking days, explore majestic South Georgia—including Shackleton’s Grytviken gravesite—from its snow-covered plateaus and 15-foot icicles to its huge colonies of king penguins and nesting black-browed albatross.

Related Blog Posts

Interesting Perspectives from Our Explorations in South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

  • South Georgia
    Blog Post

    How to Approach Antarctic Wildlife

    March 22, 2017 | Blog Post

    Brent Stephenson is an ornithologist who spent years studying the breeding biology of Australasian gannets in New Zealand.

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    Island Sky
    Infographics
    Adelies in Antarctica
    Blog Post

    Antarctic Animals: A Wildlife Guide to the Antarctic Region

    March 14, 2017 | Blog Post

    Known as “the great white desert,” Antarctica doesn’t provide the most hospitable environment for life forms to survive in; Antarctic animals have to adapt to extreme dryness, high exposure, and bitterly cold temperatures.

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  • Ushuaia, Argentina
    Field Report

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands 2017 Field Report

    March 14, 2017 | Field Report

    Friday & Saturday, January 6 & 7, 2017 - Ushuaia, Argentina / Beagle Channel / Embark Ocean Diamond

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    Antarctic Continent landing!
    Blog Post

    Top Reasons to Travel to Antarctica with Zegrahm Expeditions

    February 28, 2017 | Blog Post

    Only a few adventure travel companies voyage to the Antarctic and even fewer still do it very well. Zegrahm Expeditions has lead expeditionary cruises to the Antarctic for over 25 years and offers an unparalleled experience that many our guests rave about to this day.

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    Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica
    Blog Post

    Essential Antarctica Packing List

    July 20, 2016 | Blog Post

    Packing for Antarctica is certainly part of the excitement in preparing for this trip of a lifetime. But, it’s also essential that you get it just right to ensure you are able to stay comfortable, warm, and dry—for hours on end—while out exploring in the elements.

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  • South Georgia Pipit, Prion Island
    Video

    Habitat Restoration on South Georgia

    May 13, 2016 | Video

    The South Georgia Heritage Trust has done some incredible work for the island, including eradicating ALL rats from South Georgia. Doing so brought back the population of the South Georgia pipit, once very near extinction. Watch as ornithologist Jim Wilson tells you more about the project - and listen to a pipit sing!

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    Southern Elephant Seals
    Video

    Elephant Seals: In the Heat of the Battle

    May 12, 2016 | Video

    Please note, this video contains graphic footage; sensitive viewers may find some scenes disturbing. 

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    Photography in Antarctica
    Blog Post

    Photography in Antarctica

    May 12, 2016 | Blog Post

    Michael Moore has been working with us for nearly a decade; he earned both his BS in biology and an MS degree in ecology, ethology, and evolution at the University of Illinois.

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  • Cruising the Antarctic Sound
    Blog Post

    Why "The Ice" is One of Travel's Hottest Destinations

    May 12, 2016 | Blog Post

    When it comes to dream destinations, the driest, windiest, and coldest place on Earth may not immediately come to mind. Yet for many modern-day explorers, Antarctica ranks high on their trip-of-a-lifetime lists.

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    Wandering Albatross
    Infographics

    High-flying Facts About the Albatross [Infographic]

    May 11, 2016 | Infographics

    To the casual observer, an albatross may appear to be merely an oversized gull. On the contrary—the albatross is so much more than a shore-hugging monarch of pier pilings! View our infographic for more facts on albatross, from the varying species and their keen sense of smell, to just how long they can soar without touching land.

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    Grytviken, South Georgia
    Video

    In the Footsteps of Shackleton

    May 11, 2016 | Video

    Long-time Zegrahm leader, naturalist, and historian, Ingrid Nixon, is an incredible story-teller. She has traveled with us to Antarctica several times, and has regaled us with stories of early exploration. Along with historian David Wilson, watch as they share the story of Ernest Shackleton and his voyage to South Georgia.

     

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More Options for Exploration

At Zegrahm we offer a unique line-up of expeditions each year. Please let us know if you'd like to be notified the next time we add a departure to this region and we will be sure you are the first to know.

Interested in a personalized adventure to this region? Visit our Private Travel page to read about the unique journeys our Private Travel team can create, then request a customized itinerary of your own.