The journey begins

Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica cruises are a particularly unique adventure. A typical Antarctic cruise will last 7-10 days and involve travelling from Ushuaia to the Antarctic Peninsula and back. This cruise gave us the opportunity to explore landing sites in the Falklands and South Georgia as well as Antarctica, greatly expanding the opportunity to get some beautiful shots. 

We visited the largest king penguin colonies on the planet, watched battling bull elephant seals, and were enchanted by stories of Shackleton's fated journey south. For a photographer like myself this was the trip of a lifetime. 

Our first stop was the Falkland Islands, which are just over a day's sail from Ushuaia. I wasn’t expecting to be impressed by the Falklands, I was expecting it to be a slightly uninteresting appetiser to the main course of South Georgia & Antarctica, however it is a fascinating environment. The contrast of penguins on white sand beaches makes for some brilliant, if not slightly comical, photos.

Onwards to South Georgia

South Georgia is a further two days sail from the Falkland Islands and for me it is the headline act of the show. One of the most spectacular places on the planet for wildlife. You would struggle to take a bad photo here. King penguins and seals line the beaches, everywhere you point your camera there is a photo waiting to be taken.

For wildlife photographers South Georgia is an absolute must. 

Our final stop, Antarctica

Antarctica feels like an almost alien landscape, particularly in comparison to the previous stops. For an environment so dominated by ice I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with its colours. The blues of the ice and water, the greens and oranges from the sky, the wildlife contrasting against it all. It is a truly magical place.

Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica Cruises

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South Georgia & The Falklands In-Depth

Uniquely focused on extensive exploration of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, without heading further south to Antarctica. Spend 8 full days exploring these bountiful sub-Antarctic Islands, brimming with both wildlife and history. Limited to spring and late summer…

  • 17 Days
  • $23,090
Spring Quest to Antarctica, Falklands and South Georgia

Setting sail ​early in the season, be aboard ​one of the ​first ship​s to head​ south ​as the Southern Ocean reopens for business​. It's a special time in South Georgia as the beaches are packed with breeding elephant seals, while…

  • 21 Days
  • $12,600
South Georgia, Antarctica and Falklands Explorer

Looking for an Antarctic adventure without compromising on comfort and service? This stylish 139-passenger ship, with its cavernous suites, fine dining and compelling itinerary, offers a polished Southern Ocean adventure at a fair…

  • 21 Days
  • $19,795
South Georgia, Falklands and Antarctica In-Depth

Devised by a team with 50 years of polar expedition experience, from the balance of the time exploring each location, to the wealth of onboard expertise and thoughtfully designed expedition ships, this trip has a real ‘pedigree’. Explore with the…

  • 22 Days
  • $27,200
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands In Style

Voyage south in Shackleton’s footsteps, exploring the Southern Ocean's highlights as part of this expansive 20-day adventure. A well-balanced itinerary gives plenty of time in each jaw-dropping location. Explore from the comfort of your sleek purpose-built expedition ship, accompanied by…

  • 20 Days
  • $17,895
Luxury Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

For a truly 5 star Southern Ocean experience, this is the voyage to consider. Cosseted aboard the most luxurious, all-inclusive expedition ships currently in Antarctica, enjoy outstanding cuisine, impeccable service and daily guided…

  • 19 Days
  • $20,082
Ultimate Antarctica: South Georgia & Antarctic Circle

An epic 23-day voyage which packs in an astonishing 7 days in Antarctica, 4 days in wildlife-rich South Georgia and the Antarctic Circle at 66 degrees south. It's very rare to find a trip combining all three places. Limited departure…

  • 23 Days
  • $37,490
Discover South Georgia, Antarctica and Falklands

This voyage stands out by visiting the Antarctic Peninsula first and keeping the wonders of South Georgia for the second half. You’ll travel on board one of the most exciting new polar ships with spacious cabins, state-of-the-art technology and optional…

  • 19-25 Days
  • $23,595
Springtime in South Georgia, Falklands and Antarctica

Setting sail from Montevideo, Uruguay in late October, be aboard the first ship south for the season. It's a special time in South Georgia with the beaches packed with breeding Elephant Seals, while Antarctica lies pristine and untouched, awaiting the…

  • 22 Days
  • $11,699
Destination Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia

Join this classic Southern Ocean voyage, with a choice of two 21-day departures in the season. Travel aboard a generously proportioned 134-passenger expeditionary ship, undertake daily landings, with camping and kayaking for the…

  • 21 Days
  • $18,699
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Adventure

With a good choice of departure dates through the season across three medium-sized ships, this 19-22 day trip stands out for its value for money and the broad range of cabin categories available, including Quads, which are…

  • 19-22 Days
  • $14,750
Explore Antarctica, South Georgia and Falklands

On a long voyage with so many days at sea, the journey is made more enjoyable aboard this comfortable, well appointed 4* ship with its capacious cabins and dedicated staff. Choice of 17-23 day departures per season, with optional kayaking…

  • 17-23 Days
  • $13,595
The Great Adventure: Antarctica and South Georgia

Focusing only on Antarctica and South Georgia, missing out the Falklands, this voyage is both rare and attractive. Sail first to Antarctica and then on to South Georgia at a time when the king penguins are in their greatest numbers.…

  • 16 or 18 Days
  • $12,603
South Georgia in Focus

It's rare to find a Sub Antarctic Islands trip that combines comfort and exploration, but doesn't include Antarctica. This one-off itinerary ticks off many of the highlights, putting South Georgia at the very heart of the voyage. This trip also…

  • 18 Days
  • $13,595
Antarctica, Falklands & South Georgia in Comfort

Travelling aboard a modern, custom-built expedition ship with luxury amenities, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the adventure as you speed through the Southern Ocean. The all-inclusive price – with outstanding food – is excellent value…

  • 18-19 Days
  • $16,177
Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica Explorer

Start your adventure in Puerto Madryn, a mecca for southern right whales and then sail to the wildlife paradise of South Georgia, stopping off at the Falkland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula en route. This three week odyssey on a stylish…

  • 22 Days
  • $20,895
Falklands, South Georgia & The Polar Circle

Visit one of the last untamed areas on Earth. Explore ruggedly beautiful landscapes and amazingly varied wildlife on board an elegant and modern 4* vessel. Optional activities include photo and video workshops with experts, as well as polar…

  • 23 Days
  • $15,700
Polar & Solar Discovery

An incredible opportunity to witness the 2021 Solar Eclipse in the path of totality, from one of the rarest viewpoints imaginable. Combined with an in-depth voyage of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica, including the usually frozen Weddell Sea,…

  • 20 Days
  • $14,500
Penguins of South Georgia & Antarctica

Join the millions of penguins that populate Antarctica on a 16 day voyage taking you from the beaches of South Georgia to the glacial waters of Peninsula. Intersperse encounters with these playful birds with visits to historical sites, whale-spotting Zodiac…

  • 16 Days
  • $13,495
Fly-Sail Antarctica & South Georgia

This unique express trip saves time by flying to Antarctica, cutting out 2 sailing days and skipping the Falklands. Maximising your time amid the spectacular wildlife and scenery of Antarctica and South Georgia is the focus of this voyage. The…

  • 17 Days
  • $15,495
  • 8-Mar-2026
Immense Discovery: Falklands, South Georgia & the Peninsula

This fantastic trip covers all the must-see highlights of an extended Antarctic expedition. With 21 nights aboard, you will venture far south past vast icebergs to cross the Antarctic Circle before taking in jaw-dropping king penguin colonies in the wildlife…

  • 23 Days
  • $28,295
Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Revealed

Purpose-built to tackle polar waters, an eco-minded vessel makes the ocean crossing between Antarctica and the wildlife Eden of South Georgia as comfortable as possible. Traverse the breathtaking Antarctic Sound where huge tabular icebergs dwarf the ship and immerse yourself…

  • 19 Days
  • $11,990
Elegant Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica

This is the ideal voyage if you're looking to explore the spectacular wildlife of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia without compromising on time in Antarctica. Off-ship adventures are perfectly balanced with relaxation time on board your comfortably appointed 5*…

  • 21 Days
  • $16,199
Luxury South Georgia & Antarctica Fly & Cruise

Combine the spellbinding wildlife spectacle of South Georgia with the White Continent's jaw-dropping landscapes on this luxurious time-saving expedition. Cut out two days at sea by flying between Antarctica and South America in just two hours. If you're seeking seamless…

  • 16 Days
  • $28,700
South Georgia & Falklands Wildlife Safari

With 8 full days exploring the wildlife meccas of South Georgia and the Falklands, this trip particularly appeals to wildlife enthusiasts and photographers. Travelling aboard a small custom-designed 100 guest expedition ship ensures extended time ashore each day. Further benefits…

  • 17 Days
  • $9,995
Express South Georgia & Antarctica Wildlife Safari

The most time-efficient trip for combining the top highlights of the Southern Ocean: the dramatic Antarctic Peninsula and the wildlife mecca of South Georgia. Travelling on a comfortable, ice-strengthened expedition ship you'll experience everything from king penguin rookeries to vast…

  • 18 Days
  • $25,295