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Colin McNulty: River of penguin, Zodiac and iceberg, ship in ice field, pink clouds 
Alek Komarnitsky: Penquins and red jackets, Penguin quartet, flying albatross
Ted Martens: Whale and iceberg, Weddell seal
Peter Harrison: Weddell seals on ice
Tom Arban: St. Andrew's Bay
Sonia Surguy: Swimming Gentoo penguins
Michael S. Nolan: Elephant seals and kings penguins
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13-24 Days / From $9795 (800) 543-8917 for Availability
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Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

Discover a Stunning Abundance of Wildlife En Route to the White Continent!
The frigid sea and icy islands of the Southern Ocean are a prelude to the vast white wilderness that awaits at the bottom of the world – yet they are just as captivating in their own right. This comprehensive voyage offers Antarctica's best wildlife itinerary: Experience the dramatic scenery and prolific animals of the Falklands and South Georgia in addition to the Antarctic Peninsula. The entire region abounds with whales, seals, penguins, seabirds, indescribable landscapes and legendary history, and we embrace it all on a typical 3-week journey. South Georgia, with its the rugged topography plus the sight and sound of millions of king penguins, is absolutely unforgettable – and we also find the grave of intrepid explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton on the island. A team of top Expedition Leaders, naturalists, geologists and polar history experts accompanies us, for an unparalleled Antarctic cruise. The knowledge and enthusiasm of the experienced staff will greatly enhance your exploration of the world's most remote wilderness.

Natural Habitat Adventures offers departures aboard a carefully chosen selection of independently operated small ships. Please visit the
Ships page for details on the ships that made the grade! 
We recognize that different people have different tastes and budgets, so we provide a wide variety of vessels, itineraries and price options for independent travelers that are ensured to suit your needs. Our experienced Adventure Specialists are unbiased and have collectively embarked on a great number of Antarctica expedition cruises. Allow us to help you explore the many options to determine which is right for you. Call us at 1-800-543-8917.

Trip Highlights

  • Sail in the path of intrepid explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, who pioneered exploration of Antarctica against the harshest of conditions and odds
  • Walk among hundreds of thousands of king penguins on South Georgia island, in the shadow of massive ice-clad peaks and glaciers
  • Encounter the Antarctic Peninsula’s abundant marine life on Zodiac excursions and shore landings, observing whales, seals, seabirds, and magnificent icebergs
Why Book Your Adventure Cruise with Us?
Here at Natural Habitat Adventures, we’re experts when it comes to adventure cruises! We offer a carefully chosen set of itineraries aboard a selection of the finest independently operated small ships. We recognize that different people have different tastes and budgets, so we provide a wide variety of carefully vetted vessels, itineraries and price options, each one selected to meet the needs of independent travelers. You’ll have a better experience when you arrange your cruise with us. It’s that simple! Here’s why:
  1. Unbiased Experts - Your Best Interest is Our Best Interest!
    This may be the most important advantage of all: Our experienced Adventure Specialists are unbiased! Since we don’t own the ships we sell, we’re not shy about giving you candid opinions and advice. You won’t find a better collective knowledge base when it comes to small-ship expedition cruising! We can help you choose the trip and ship best suited for your interests, preferences and pocketbook.
  2. Our Expertise Takes the Guesswork Out
    Let’s face it, cruising options are myriad. Trying to sort through an overwhelming array of ships and itineraries can wear you out before you even leave home. Let us do the legwork for you: over the years our staff has taken literally hundreds of expedition cruises aboard dozens of ships. We’re very picky. We know which ones meet our – and your – high standards. And those are the only ones we’ll put you on.
  3. Small Ships Assure Closer Nature Encounters
    We don’t offer cruises aboard big ships. Period. Meaningful nature adventures are what we are about, and that can’t happen in a crowd. The vessels we sell typically carry 60-120 passengers, sometimes fewer. Small ships have access to protected coves and channels that are off limits to the behemoths. You’ll come alongside marine life for an intimate view. And you’ll enjoy guided small-group excursions by Zodiac, canoe and on foot, depending on your itinerary. On a small ship, you have also personal access to crew and guides.
  4. Outstanding Naturalist Guides Who Specialize in the Destinations You’ll Visit
    Big cruise ships usually sail with the same cruise staff no matter where they voyage. On small-ship expedition cruises, you’ll be accompanied by a first-rate team of naturalist guides who specialize in the regions you visit. From wildlife biologists to ornithologists, marine scientists to polar historians, you’ll travel with experts who are carefully chosen for their in-depth knowledge of the destination you’re traveling to.
  5. We’re Committed to the Planet
    Natural Habitat Adventure is a standard-setter in eco-conscious travel. We were the world’s first 100% carbon-neutral travel company. And we continue to break innovative ground in adopting practices that help to protect our global environment. Because of our concern for the environment, we only choose cruise travel partners who share those commitments.
  6. NHA is WWF’s Travel Partner
    Because of our environmental commitment and the outstanding quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund has chosen Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation we’re very proud of!
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Longitude Books has created a custom comprehensive listing of Antarctica adventure travel books for this trip.

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