Circumnavigation of South Georgia with the Falkland Islands

October 22, 2015
19 Days
110 Guests
From $12,980
Circumnavigation of South Georgia

Expedition Highlights

  • Spend seven days exploring South Georgia, a land of majestic beauty and amazing wildlife.
  • Visit the beautiful, windswept Falkland Islands to view nesting black-browed albatross, Magellanic and rockhopper penguins, along with a host of endemic birds found nowhere else in the world.
  • Witness huge colonies of king penguins; with over 200,000 at Salisbury Plain, the colony extends for miles along the sandy beach and tussock-covered hillside.
  • Learn about early polar exploration and whaling history, including a visit to the burial site of Sir Ernest Shackleton.
  • Watch the antics of fur and elephant seals—males protecting harems, juveniles sparring, and females tending to adorable young pups.

Zegrahm makes it happen! The quality of the staff and their lectures cannot be beat. Each day is jampacked with opportunities to learn and explore—if you want to go somewhere remote, wild, and complicated, they're the best.

Lorraine B.

Expedition Team

Gear Up!

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Beyond the Destination

Interesting Perspectives from Previous Expeditions to South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

  • South Georgia pipit

    South Georgia Restoration Project: Update

    November 11, 2015 | Blog Post

    Update | November, 2015: Our recent Circumnavigation of South Georgia expedition has returned with great news—the island may be rodent free for the first time in centuries!

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    Antarctica, South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

    To the Polar Extremes in 2015

    June 12, 2015 | Blog Post

    For 25 years, we have taken inquisitive travelers to the ends of the Earth and 2015 is no different. We’re thrilled to be returning to both the Far North and the Far South this year, exploring two true polar extremes.

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    Circumnavigation of South Georgia

    Celebrating Shackleton's Centenary

    June 8, 2015 | Blog Post

    “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages. Bitter cold. Long months of complete darkness. Constant danger. Safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.”

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  • Macaroni Penguin, South Georgia

    Penguins of Patagonia—A Primer

    June 8, 2015 | Blog Post

    Always looking dapper in their natural tuxedos, penguins are amazing little creatures. The dashing appearance of these flightless birds—evolved from sky-bound birds some 40 million years ago and found solely in the Southern Hemisphere—is quite strategic: their black backs provide camouflage to predators from above, while their white bellies blend into the water’s bright surface.

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    South Georgia pintail

    Royal Recognition

    October 16, 2012 | Blog Post

    With the largest concentrations of penguins, seals, and albatross to be found anywhere on the planet, South Georgia has been dubbed, “The Serengeti of the Southern Ocean.” And, while large birdlife usually takes center stage on South Georgia, the island was once a thriving small-bird community as well, comprised of storm petrels, prions, blue petrels, and pipits.

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  • Cape Rosa, South Georgia

    Circumnavigation of South Georgia 2011 Field Report

    December 20, 2011 | Field Report

    Friday, October 21, 2011 - Santiago, Chile: We gathered in Santiago after long days of traveling for a lovely, outdoor cocktail party on the Hotel W’s top floor. While enjoying the sunset and stunning views of the city we were introduced to Zegrahm’s expert staff, our guides for this much-anticipated 20th anniversary voyage to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.

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    Wandering Albatross

    On Location: Highlights from South Georgia

    February 9, 2011 | Blog Post

    South Georgia: the jewel in the Antarctic crown and home to 32 million seabirds. Our introduction was less than auspicious, a Zodiac cruise in Elsehul Bay in the rain. By the end of this cruise the sun came out and bathed the king penguins and fur seals on the beaches in perfect light.

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    Gold Harbour, South Georgia

    On Location: South Georgia Amazes and Delights

    December 3, 2008 | Blog Post

    South Georgia exceeded even our wildest expectations. As we head for the Antarctic Peninsula, I am overwhelmed with a sense of awe that there still exists a place of such wild and rugged beauty and where wildlife reigns in concentrations and diversity that has to be seen to be believed.

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