South Georgia & Antarctica

The fastest way to get to the seldom visited South Georgia Island while also setting foot on the 7th continent is on this South Georgia and Antarctica Penguin Safari. Photograph massive albatross and beautiful pintado petrels as they swoop and soar, guiding the ship toward South Georgia. Beaches teeming with king penguins and elephant seals greet you on this fabled island, where you’ll pay respects to famed explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. Antarctica awaits, with its soaring peaks and staggering expanse. Go further into the Antarctic sea on a Zodiac, experience the rugged peninsula from a sea kayak, undertake an exhilarating hike up a sparkling glacier, or share an endearingly comical moment with an inquisitive gentoo, chinstrap and Adélie penguin.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Spanish, English

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

Argentina: GMT -3

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Antarctic Dollar (AAD)
Argentine Peso (ARS)
U.S. Dollar (USD)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

7° F (annual)
21° F (November – February)

South Georgia & Antarctic Expedition

Penguin Safari

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – USHUAIA, ARGENTINA

Arrive in Ushuaia

Transfer to hotel

Accommodations: Hotel TBD

Day 2 – USHUAIA

Embarkation:

  • Sail along Beagle Channel through Tierra Del Fuego archipelago

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 3-6 – AT SEA

Get to know your Expedition Team & shipmates

Learn about seabirds, safety procedures & shore landings

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 7-8 – SOUTH GEORGIA

See king penguins, seals, seabirds, albatross & petrels

Visit Grytviken whaling station

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – AT SEA

Presentations by Expedition Team

Watch for seabirds & whales

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 11-13 – ANTARCTIC PENINSULA

Zodiac excursions to historical sites & penguin colonies

Take a “Polar Plunge”

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 14-15 – CROSSING THE DRAKE PASSAGE

Presentations by Expedition Team

Watch for seabirds & whales

Accommodations: Quark Expeditions Ultramarine
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 – USHUAIA / HOMEWARD BOUND

Disembark in Ushuaia

Group transfer to airport to connect with flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $15,600 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, international airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

Everything was perfect! I’ve traveled before with NEI and plan to again. We really appreciate the ability to customize our trips and the variety of soft adventures. Next to marrying my husband, traveling with NEI was the best thing I’ve ever done in my life!

Linda M.
Los Angeles , CA

When to go:

Best times are from November to December & February

What to eat:

Continental & Vegetarian cuisine
aboard the ship

What to pack:

For Excursions: wool & synthetic layering clothing & socks; warm scarf & hat; waterproof pants; waterproof gloves & glove liners; swimwear; sunscreen, UV sunglasses & ski goggles; waterproof backpack; parka (provided by Quark – yours to keep); insulated waterproof boots (loaned by Quark); camera equipment; binoculars
Aboard the Ship: casual clothing; comfortable non-slip closed-toe flat shoes; seasickness & other medications; universal converter/adapter

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