We invite you to join us on this special 15 days (14 nights) photo expedition to South Georgia in November 2018. WildPhoto Travel will be chartering the entire ship, M/S Polar Pioneer, for this photographer only expedition. There will be a maximum of 54 guests, together with 5 photo guides. Get ready for an exciting photo expedition to South Georgia.
The main focus on this expedition will be penguins, seabirds, seals and landscape. South Georgia is one of the hotspots for breeding King penguins, Gentoo penguins and Macaroni penguins, and some of the beaches are over-flooded with these birds. We will be landing early on the beaches to get the best light conditions, which you will miss on ordinary tourist trips. There are also breeding colonies of albatrosses on the islands.
The Elephant seals and Antarctic fur seals have entered the beaches in beginning of November, and we will have a lot of action and photo opportunities when these animals are fighting over the females and the best spots on the beach.
We will schedule longer stops than usual when going ashore in order to provide participants with enough time to get excellent pictures. We use 5 zodiac boats to get ashore or when searching for the wildlife at sea.
With 9 full days around South Georgia, this expedition is for nature photographers who want more quality time with the sub-antarctic wildlife and landscape.
Based on previous photo expeditions in November we plan to use the travel route as illustrated on the map, but this may change due to ice, weather and other conditions.
Day 0 We recommend everyone to have at last one night in Santiago before the flight to the Falkland Islands.
Day 1 Departure from Port Stanley, the Falkland Islands.
Day 2-3 At sea, heading toward South Georgia.
Day 4 First landing in South Georgia.
Day 5-12 We are visiting some of the best areas for wildlife and landscape photography, such as Salisbury Plains, St. Andrews Bay, Gold Harbour, Cooper Bay, Drygalski fjord and other great places.
Day 13-14 At sea heading toward the Falkland islands.
Day 15 Return back to Port Stanley, the Falkland Islands. Transfer to the airport.
South Georgia is one of the most isolated islands in the Southern hemisphere. Our final schedule of the expedition will be in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions.
Cabins on M/S POLAR PIONEER
Our expedition ship is comfortable with different cabin options. Food service will be at a designated time, and the chef has a varied and tasty menu.AVAILABLE CABINS 03.11-17.11 2018:
|Twin cabin, with shared WC/shower (1 spot MALE): USD $13.495 BOOK NOW|
|Twin cabin, with shared WC/shower (2 spots): USD $13.495 BOOK NOW|
|Twin cabin, with private WC/shower (1 spot Male): USD $14.495 BOOK NOW|
EXTENSION FALKLAND ISLAND
We will offer one week Falkland Islands extensions prior (27.10-03.11 2018) and after (17.11-24.11 2018) the South Georgia expedition. This will be a great opportunity to explore and photograph birds like Rockhopper penguins, Magelanic penguins, albatrosses, different endemic birds and marine mammals. We will mostly be on private land, and you can get pretty close to the wildlife and also move more freely around to get the right background or situation. There will be 2 small groups with only 6 photographers. More information will be available shortly.
Read our trip report from Falkland Island 2015
See more on information about Falkland Island 2018
You register to this trip by submitting a deposit payment (USD $2500) and sending in a signed booking form to our EMAIL. On the backside (page #2) of the booking form you will find the terms and conditions which pertain to this expedition. You will also find more information about payments, insurance etc. on the booking form. Let us know if you have any questions.