South Georgia and Antarctic Peninsula: Penguin Safari

Falklands, South Georgia, the Antarctic - Wild Women Expeditions

If you already know that a group of penguins on land is called a ‘waddle’ and that a group of penguins in the water is referred to as a ‘raft’ then you’re probably a mini expert and fan. Want to join our ‘huddle’ and visit the island with one of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on the planet?

On South Georgia island, penguins number in the hundreds of thousands. There are a lot of waddles and they blanket the beaches as far as the eye can see. (This is not the ideal place to play Beach Blanket Bingo!) King penguins and elephant seals appear in overwhelming numbers on the fabled island linked to the indefatigable explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton.

The Penguin Safari is the fastest way to get to the seldom-visited South Georgia Island while also setting foot on the coveted 7th continent. It’s truly an Out of Africa safari experience complete with elephant seals!

Birders will get their binoculars fill too. Expect a daily feed of the mighty albatross and intricately patterned pintado petrels. These seabirds love to guide the way, swooping and soaring around the luxe Ocean Adventurer like reliable wingmen. Wingwomen?

Whether you are hiking in the shadows of a glacier or keeping pace with an inquisitive gentoo, chinstrap or Adélie penguin, you’ll be forever changed. The surreal Antarctica landscape unfolds like the stanzas of a poem. It must be digested slowly, with reflection. It’s staggering. Each Zodiac excursion offers countless opportunities to witness life above and below the surface in indelible encounters.

You can explore the rugged, resilient peninsula by sea kayak or experience the treeless terrain on foot. Or, plunge right into the Antarctic Ocean to truly embrace the bracing waters.

Did you know that penguins have two days dedicated to them every year? January 20th is Penguin Awareness Day and April 25th is World Penguin Day. Make 2024 the year that you choose to celebrate them in their company! *Tuxedos not required.