South Georgia In Depth

South Georgia Embarking & Disembarking In the Falklands

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October Only | 14 nights

South Georgia Embarking & Disembarking In the Falklands

Aboard: Sea Spirit

Discover the wonders of the wildlife paradise of South Georgia on this immersive experience accompanied and guided by experts. Ideal for photographers & wildlife enthusiasts alike. Get close and upfront - These wild and wonderful lands offer up more opportunities than you can imagine.

Your trip begins with a flight from Santiago to Stanley, the charming capital of the Falkland Islands. You will then set sail aboard the luxury expedition vessel M/V Sea Spirit to enjoy an unforgettable in-depth exploration of South Georgia, an island bursting with scenic wonders, historical sites and millions of penguins! South Georgia really is somewhere that needs to be seen to believed. Beaches bustling with thousands upon thousands of penguins jostling for space with huge elephant seals, abandoned whaling stations, spectacular fjords and the final resting place of the legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, all framed by a backdrop of breath taking mountain scenery! Throughout your voyage you will be accompanied by a team of expert photographers who will deliver in-depth workshops designed to help you perfect your wildlife and landscape photography, and there are few better places in the world to use as a subject!

Highlights

  • Discover the wonders of South Georgia Including photography-based workshops
  • Sail aboard a luxury expedition vessel to enjoy a 14-night in-depth exploration of this  wildlife paradise
  • Time to explore Stanley before departure
  • Unprecedented photography opportunities
  • Suitable for novices, amateurs and professionals
  • Remarkable scenery at every turn
  • Abundant wildlife including seals, sea lions, whales, multiple penguin species and a multitude of other birdlife

What's Included

  • Return flights between Santiago (Chile) and Mount Pleasant (Falkland Islands)
  • 14 night expedition aboard Sea Spirit with all meals included
  • Welcome and Farewell cocktails onboard
  • All scheduled landings and excursions in South Georgia
  • Expert leadership and photography workshops
  • Branded expedition parka
  • Loan of rubber boots for shore landings

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All our itinerary holidays are fully customisable

Santiago to Stanley, Falklands
1Day

Santiago to Stanley, Falklands

Your South Georgia photography cruise will begin in the Chilean capital of Santiago where having arrived independently you will take your included flight to Stanley in the Falkland Islands. Upon arrival in Stanley, there will be time explore around some of this charming city and we recommend a visit to the museum, the Governor’s house or the cathedral followed by a visit to one of the British-style pubs and lunch at the harbour. In the afternoon, you will transfer to the port to board the fantastic M/V Sea Spirit expedition ship. After settling into your comfortable cabin and familiarising yourself with the ship, you can make your way to the restaurant for a refreshing welcome cocktail and your first dinner on board.

At Sea
2 - 3Days

At Sea

The next 2 days will be spent at sea as the ship sails east towards beautiful South Georgia. On the way you will pass the remote, seabird-covered Shag Rocks, so have your camera ready on deck. This expedition cruise has been designed specially for photographers (amateurs and professionals alike), so this time at sea is a great opportunity to meet your fellow travellers so discuss techniques and experiences, and to attend some of the photography workshops available onboard. Depending on your departure date, you will be joined by expert photography guides such Mike Reyfman, Dmitry Kokh, Dimitry Arkhipov, Marco Grassi and Svein Wik, so this is the perfect time to obtain hints and tips.

Your ship will cross the Antarctic Convergence and officially enter Antarctic waters. Your expert crew will provide lectures and presentations on the wildlife and history of South Georgia as well as briefings on bio-security procedures and the conservation efforts that are in place to protect the natural beauty of the area.

South Georgia Exploration
4 - 12Days

South Georgia Exploration

Welcome to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia Island, thought of as the best place on Earth for wildlife and landscape photographers! This exceptionally scenic wilderness is said to be home to over 100 million seabirds, including numerous species of albatross, penguins, prions, petrels, and terns, as well as over 100,000 elephant seals and three million fur seals! Your captain and photography team will take advantage of every opportunity for up-close wildlife encounters by creating a flexible itinerary for your time here, and each day the captain (and the weather) will decide which area to visit in order to get the very most from your South Georgia experience. We will seek out some great locations for the best light and settings for remarkable photography opportunities.

Likely places for exploration include Salisbury Plain and St Andrew’s Bay where penguins and seals flood the beaches jostling for a coveted spot. Don’t be surprised if your arrival is greeted by the inquisitive penguins coming up to you for a closer inspection!

The bountiful waters surrounding South Georgia are also inhabited by an increasing number of whales and you will have the chance to visit the historical whaling station of Grytviken which is also home to the South Georgia Museum. There will also be chance to visit Ernest Shackleton’s grave to pay your respects at the final resting place of this legendary polar explorer.

Your time on this uninhabited island will be filled with exciting Zodiac excursions, photo workshops, wildlife encounters and incredible scenery that will live long in your memory.

At Sea
13 - 14Days

At Sea

As we bid farewell to South Georgia, we now spend 2 days at sea sailing back to the Falkland Islands. This is the perfect time to relax after what will have been an exciting couple of weeks, collate and perfect those images you have shot, join the last photo workshops and presentations, and regale stories of your adventures.

Stanley - Disembark & Fly to Santiago
15Day

Stanley - Disembark & Fly to Santiago

Your adventure concludes back in Stanley. After breakfast onboard you will disembark and take your transfer to the airport for your included flight back to Santiago. We recommend spending an extra day or 2 in Santiago to explore this vibrant capital city. Please let us know if we can help you with any arrangements.

A view from Above

All Aboard

Sea Spirit
First class vessel

Sea Spirit

Sea Spirit is a high-quality purpose-built Antarctica expedition ship with en-suite accommodation for up to 114 passengers. Recently refurbished, all suites and cabins have windows, satellite phone access, flat-screen TV and DVD player and king size or twin beds and a number also have private balconies. There is a passenger lift, spacious dining room, lounge, Polar library, bar, shop, gym and hot tub. The ship has plenty of open deck space and an open bridge policy. A 10mb communications access card is included in every voyage.

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4.9
44 Google reviews

Now that I am back from my odyssey voyage, I thought I would let you know that after all that planning it really did exceed my expectations – we managed landings everywhere even on Tristan da Cuhna and had great bird sightings. The guides all knew what they were talking about too and made sure I got some great photos – still sorting them all out! Thanks for everything and see you at Birdfair!

Dave Martin

Overall I think that it was an excellent trip that was well worth the price paid and I would have no hesitation recommending your company to others.

Steve Sutton

Just a quick note to express my sincere thanks to you and all your staff for making this an epic adventure of immense proportions. Everything went smoothly, pickups, hotels and most of all the expedition itself. Truly a mind blowing experience unlike any I have ever taken.

Mr J Borg, Malta

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Amy’s abiding love of adventure travel has taken her to some of the most incredible wildlife-rich places on Earth. Her vast experience and genuine desire to share her knowledge makes her an outstanding and invaluable person to help you organise your wildlife adventure trip.

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With a lifetime of unforgettable nature and adventure based travel under his belt, Simon shares his passion, enthusiasm and hands-on experience to help create the perfect itinerary for every client.

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