South Georgia

We invite you to join us on this special 15 days (14 nights) South Georgia photo tour 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 South Georgia photo tour 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 on a normal South Georgia photo tour. We do this 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.


03.11-17.11 2018 5 spots
Prices from: from USD $11.995

This list is not always 100% updated, so please contact us at to confirm available spots.

Let us know if you want to be on a waitlist if some spots are available on fully booked trips or upcoming trips.


Based on previous South Georgia photo tours 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 map

South Georgia is one of the most isolated islands in the Southern hemisphere. Our final schedule of the South Georgia photo tour will be in accordance with prevailing weather and ice conditions.


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. The ship is perfectly adapted to our South Georgia photo tour.

AVAILABLE CABINS 03.11-17.11 2018:

Polar-pioneer-301 Triple cabin, with shared WC/shower (1 spot MALE): USD $11.995 BOOK NOW
Polar-pioneer-301 Twin cabin, with shared WC/shower (2 spots): USD $13.495 BOOK NOW
Polar-pioneer-301 Twin cabin, with private WC/shower (2 spots): USD $14.495 BOOK NOW

This list is not always 100% updated, so please contact us at to confirm available spots.

  • All accommodation on Polar Pioneer
  • 5 WildPhoto guides leading the South Georgia photo tour
  • Excursions with (5) zodiac
  • Visitor fees in South Georgia
  • Flights to / from Port Stanley
  • Overnight accommodation prior to and following the trip
  • Alcohol and souvenirs purchased
  • Travel insurance and cancellation insurance


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.


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Accommodation in Santiago

We strongly recommend you to arrive in Santiago at least 24 hours before the flight to Falkland Island (Saturdays 07:45). Sometimes the luggage is delayed and will be sent on a later flight.

Book your accommodation in Santiago below to get good rates, and you can easily manage your bookings at the app or website. Our recommended hotels close to Santiago airport are:

Holiday Inn Santiago – Airport Terminal

Hotel Diego de Almagro Aeropuerto

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