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

  • Brown Bluff, Antarctic Peninsula

    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    January 5January 26, 2017

    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.

  • 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.

Related Blog Posts

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

  • Zodiac Cruising in Antarctica
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    High-flying Facts About the Albatross [Infographic]

    May 11, 2016 | Blog Post

    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
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    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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    Black-Browed Albatross
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    The Realm of the Albatross

    May 10, 2016 | Video

    On our recent expedition to South Georgia, we observed majestic albatross, soaring very near to us both on the ship and on land. When we stopped at Elsehul, we were able to explore the nesting sites of both light-mantled sooty and gray-headed albatross. Watch as Jim Wilson, ornithologist and long-time Zegrahm leader, describes these enigmatic creatures.  

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    Stanley, Falkland Islands
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    Patagonia with the Falkland Islands & Cape Horn 2016 Field Report

    May 4, 2016 | Blog Post

    Friday & Saturday, March 11 & 12, 2016 - Santiago, Chile / Stanley, Falkland Islands / Embark Sea Adventurer: Coming from all parts of the world, we gathered tonight in Santiago to begin our journey together. Over pre-dinner cocktails, we had quick staff introductions before heading to dinner.

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  • South Georgia
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    The Anatomy of Penguins [Infographic]

    April 20, 2016 | Blog Post

    There are 17 species of penguins in the world, all of which live in the southern hemisphere. These adorable ambassadors of the Antarctic are uniquely suited to life at sea—while most birds have hollow bones, making them lighter for flying, penguins have solid bones, making it easier to dive underwater for food.

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    Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
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    A Circumnavigation of South Georgia

    April 19, 2016 | Video

    In 2015, we explored the pristine shores of South Georgia, its spectacular landscapes a photographic feast of snowcapped mountains, cascading glaciers, and stunning coves.

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    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands
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    You're Invited: Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    April 11, 2016 | Video

    Meet Dan Olsen, Expedition Leader for our signature 22-day adventure to Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands.

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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.

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