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Visit South Georgia - One of Earth's greatest SpectaclesSouth Georgia

South Georgia is a barren, wildlife oasis situated in the South Atlantic Ocean, 1300km east-southeast of the Falkland Islands.

With its glaciated mountains, South Georgia has more wildlife than virtually anywhere else on the planet, and is the most important penguin and seabird breeding area in the world.

Millions of penguins can be found in colonies around the island with king and gentoo penguins being especially populous. A diverse range of seabirds also inhabit the island, including albatross, skuas, petrels, terns and gulls. And be sure to keep an eye out for the elephant and fur seals who also call South Georgia home.

Jump aboard a Zodiac cruise and discover bays filled with raucous and playful fur seals, before landing on pebble beaches to become acquainted with curious penguins. Challenge yourself to a hike and you'll be rewarded with views of dazzling pristine landscapes seen by very few.

You'll also learn about Shackleton’s epic rescue journey, and if weather conditions permit, follow in Shackleton, Worsley, and Crean’s footsteps and complete the final leg of their walk from Fortuna Bay to Stromness.


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