Calling all fearless wanderers and animal lovers: this isolated destination promises to fulfill your wildest dreams.
Revel in the immense vastness and immeasurable beauty of an Antarctica Cruise as you float past extraordinary landscape after extraordinary landscape on your journey to South Georgia Island from Argentina. Push your adventure-loving spirit out of its comfort zone as you take in the sea’s icy surface and marvel at the towering glaciers that rise above you from aboard the majestic Ocean Endeavour on our South Georgia Island Cruises & Tours. The only thing more impressive than the island’s scenery? The animals that call it home. From elephant seals and their pups to rookeries of King penguins, this island’s collection of fascinating animals will add another enchanting layer to an already unforgettable trip.
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See Antarctica from the sky
If you want to experience a polar adventure but aren't keen on travelling by sea, take a once-in-a-lifetime flight to the icy landscape of Antarctica. Whether you're a keen astronomer who's always dreamt of seeing the Aurora Australis or a travel enthusiast ready to check 'expedition flight' off the bucket list, embarking on a southern flight from Australia promises some pretty spectacular views.
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South Georgia Island FAQs
Everyone travelling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage.
All travellers are required to produce:
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.
If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional.
In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.
There's only one way to arrive at South Georgia Island due to its extremely remote location and that's by small ship or through a larger expedition. These ships often set sail from Ushuaia in Argentina and from there, it's approximately a two-day journey to the fascinating destination.
South Georgia Island's climate is considered to be maritime subpolar with cold summers and even colder winters. The hottest month of the year is February, but don't get any ideas about sunning yourself on the ship's top deck because the average high temperature is 6°C (43°F). The coldest months of the year are June and July and they can reach lows of 0°C (32°F) so make sure you rug up and dress appropriately when visiting.
You can travel to South Georgia Island in spring, summer, and autumn, however, you cannot travel to the island in winter. This is because the weather conditions are too unpredictable and dangerous to safely travel to the region. The best time to travel to the island largely depends on what you want to see with many Antarctic animals preferring different seasons. If you want to do some whale watching or penguin spotting, visit the island in autumn. If it's baby animals you want to see then head to the remote destination in spring. If it's warmer weather you're craving, then summer is also a great time to go.
The remoteness of Antarctica means that you really have to nail the packing because you won't be able to buy anything while you're over there. To ensure you have everything you need, we've put together a small list of things you absolutely need to pack:
- a lot of clothing layers
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.