South Georgia Cruises

Destination: Southern Elephant Seals

Discover South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Lands of pristine beauty, breathtaking wildlife and invaluable importance in an environmental and historical sense, travelling to the base of the globe is a long-held dream for most people.

Go further and explore South Georgia and the Falkland Islands in all-inclusive luxury on board the World’s First Discovery Yachts, Scenic Eclipse.

South Georgia Island is one of the most unique and important biodiverse environments on Earth and the Falkland Islands offer a wealth of natural beauty, along with a captivating history. Both destinations are the perfect addition to your time in Antarctica.

There is no better way to travel to these remote regions than on board Scenic Eclipse. Featuring 100% verandah suites, equipped with luxurious amenities, spacious lounges and bars, 10 enticing dining experiences, all-inclusive beverages and a range of unique activities and exclusive experiences to enrich your journey.

Unearth the wonder of the Islands

Little islands with big tales to tell, you’ll find plenty to fascinate and entertain during your time onshore.

Great explorers, triumph over adversity, myths and legends, these two island chains have a host of stories to share with you during your visit. Learn about the incredible Ernest Shackleton’s great heroics, the legacy of the whaling industry and the careful work that has been done to rejuvenate this environmentally precious corner of the world.

South Georgia

The South Georgia Islands are teeming with wildlife and has as much biodiversity as the famous Galápagos Islands. Researchers have discovered over 1,445 marine species living in the coastal waters. The prominent species are the penguin populations along South Georgia’s shores, while 90 percent of the world’s fur seals call the island home, as do about half of the Earth’s population of elephant seals.

Travel during the summer solstice and encounter plenty of newborn wildlife and long daylight hours, giving you more time to explore the natural wonders. While at the end of February and into March there is a staggering amount of whales, seals, birds and penguins on display as they prepare for the annual migration north.

Each day will offer a new discovery, whether it is standing among King penguins or learning about the impact great explorers can have on the world.

sunset in south georgia

The Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are filled with a unique combination of wildlife, nature, intriguing history and culture. With beautiful blue open skies and sandy beaches that stretch for days, the Islands maintain the charms of yesteryear.

The remote Islands are home to spectacular populations of penguins, seals and albatross, the Falkland Islands are so much more than the legacy of war and sovereignty claims lead you to believe. A place of great beauty featuring white beaches, dramatic cliffs and windswept grasslands of buttercup yellows and sage greens, the Falklands are a revelation for the first-time visitor and a must-see destination for intrepid travellers.

While on the Falklands your local guide will share insights into local life and the intriguing history of this small capital on a walking tour stopping at the Cathedral, Government House and the Liberation Monument.

penguins on ice

A world to discover, your way

Get off the beaten track and experience the natural wonders and wildlife of these picturesque islands.

Discovery just got even more exciting thanks to our handcrafted itineraries which are filled to the brim with extraordinary experiences. Our fleet of Zodiacs and kayaks plus snowshoes are perfect for the many shore excursions you’ll have on and off the ice as well as our helicopters and submarine* which will take you beyond the horizon in terms of what you can see and do.

Choose from a range of all-inclusive shore excursions that will take you to the places of your wildest dreams.

  • South Georgia
    In Grytviken, a former whaling station, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the resting place of Ernest Shackleton.
  • Falkland Islands
    Saunders Island is where you can see the graceful King penguin on white sandy beaches on a discovery excursion.
  • Battlefields Tour, Stanley
    Visit all the key sites of the conflict and gain an in-depth understanding and your guide will share the enduring impressions left on the residents of these quiet islands.
  • Gypsy Cove Wildlife Trail
    Join the Discovery Team for a wildlife walk at Gypsy Cove, home to Magellanic penguins, black-crowned night herons, rock cormorants and many small birds.

Discovery just got even more exciting

There is no better way to explore South Georgia and the Falkland Islands than on board the all-inclusive Scenic Eclipse.

Explore the final frontier that is Antarctica, go further in South Georgia and the Falkland Islands and do it all in absolute luxury.

You are more than a spectator to the wonders of this extraordinary world. Our fleet of exploratory Zodiacs, kayaks and snow shoes will get you out and about and open up a whole new horizon.

Our dedicated Discovery Team will use their expertise to bring you closer to the action, leading excursions onshore and presenting a broad range of fascinating subjects and interests.

  • Zodiac
    Our fleet of Zodiacs allow you to discover Mother Nature at her finest. From traversing the waters of Antarctica with her magnificent icebergs, to the beaches of South Georgia and the Falklands with their resident penguin colonies. Each Zodiac excursion will be a memory to treasure and with the specially designed marina embarking and disembarking will be a breeze.
  • Kayak
    Offering unforgettable opportunities to get closer to magnificent Mother Nature and her wildlife children is a memory to treasure. Be awed by the stillness of Antarctica being broken by the cracking of ice. There are numerous opportunities available for you to take to the water on our kayaks.
  • Snow Shoeing
    Imagine yourself as one of the former great explorers tracking across the ice, making tracks where there are none before. In Antarctica and South Georgia you can be an explorer for an hour or for a day. Strap yourself in to our state-of-the-art snowshoes for an adventure you will never forget.
  • Safety
    Travelling to the Antarctic region can be challenging due to the elements at hand. As a result we’ve built discovery yachts, with a Ice Class 1A (Polar Class 6 in the new classification) Rating^ that is the safest and most technologically advanced in the world.

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