Steeped in the lore of Sir Ernest Shackleton and the whalers who plied these rugged coastlines, South Georgia explodes with some of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles. Our expedition ships lead you to beaches where stately king penguins stretch to the horizon. Meet gentoo
and macaroni penguins, too, and share a sandy stretch with 8,000-pound battling elephant seals. Wade through tussock grass along a hillside dotted with nesting albatross, paddle a kayak alongside curious fur seals, and weave among blue, sperm, fin, sei and southern right whales on a Zodiac as icebergs bob past. And there’s the enigma of subantarctic human habitation to explore too, from the feisty history of steamships heading around Cape Horn to friendly modern Falklanders who continue to evoke a Scottish ambience
on their island outpost with fine sheep wool farming and the ritual of cozy afternoon tea.