Antarctica In-Depth

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Polar Regions
Arctic & Antarctic
21 Days / 20 Nights
December - February
From $17,990 USD/PER PERSON
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Antarctica In-Depth

Antarctic Peninsula, South Georgia & Falkland Islands-Islas Malvinas

21 Days / 20 Nights

Sail on the intimate 2019 Greg Mortimer with Aurora Expeditions. This voyage encompasses the best of the Antarctic Peninsula and the enchanting wildlife haven of South Georgia. Stand in awe of the world's largest King Penguin colonies. Discover the historic Falklands~Malvinas. In Antarctica, experience the serenity and grandeur of the most remote place on earth, where penguins nest, whales feed and captivating seals frolic in ice-speckled seas.  Itinerary and stops are dependent on weather and sea conditions. 


Brown Bluff is volcanic in origin and have created fantastically shaped boulders that scattered across the beach and make for ideal nesting sites for thousands of Adélie and Gentoo Penguins.Nesting skuas, snow petrels and pintados also inhabit the upper slopes and kelp gulls screech overhead.  

Paulet Island - This tiny volcanic island forms the nesting grounds of 120,000 pairs of Adélie penguins and Weddell seals scatter the beaches.  

View Point, Duse Bay - One of the few places where you may be able to set foot on the Antarctic continent proper. This a fascinating place to get a feeling for the olden days of Antarctic exploration.


Grytviken - Originally a Norwegian sealing and whaling station, now it is the administrative center. The museum displays the island’s history of exploration. The body of Sir Ernest Shackleton was laid to rest at Grytviken. 

St Andrews Bay - The long black sandy beach fronts a broad valley that shelters the largest king penguin colony on South Georgia. The beach is also the home to hundreds of elephant seals that haul out on the shore to molt. Behind the beach, the sight and sound (and smell) of over 200,000 You may also catch a glimpse the snow-capped peaks of some of the world's most spectacular mountains. 

Salisbury Plains - Home to one of the largest King Penguin colonies on South Georgia. With about 100,000 pairs. Salisbury is also inhabited by Fur and Elephant seals. This is great area for walking and exploring on your own.

Bay of Isles - One of the wildlife highlights will be visiting the serene wandering albatrosses sitting proudly on their cute downy chicks. you can sit within respectful feet from these gentle birds while they perform intimate courtship dances or feed their young. (ae47)

Journey Priced From: $17,990 per person, double occupancy.

Request rate if you would like a single room.

Rates are in US dollars and will vary for various departure dates.

The ship, itinerary and departure date you select for your Antarctica expedition will determines the start and end point of your journey. Additional itineraries are available in this region.

Does not include international or intercontinental airfares.

Is this your dream trip?

If you've dreamed of a magical trip to the Antarctic, but aren't sure if this South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey is for you, contact Born Free to learn about our other expeditions. Our Specialists can suggest an antarctic journey that offers the best routing, points of interests, trip length, and ship amenities to bring your dream trip to life.

Physical rating is moderate as getting in and out of the Zodiac rafts requires good balance. Being able to walk on rocks and slippery terrain will allow you to explore further afield. You can select the activities that you feel comfortable participating in. Speak with the Born Free Consultant to make sure this is the right journey to Antarctica for you. Other expeditions and ships are available. 


  • Ship - Greg Mortimer built in 2019 - High comfort Ulstein X-Bow construction
  • Hosts 120-138 Guests - on board spa and sauna
  • Drakes Passage
  • South Georgia Island
  • Weddell Sea
  • South Shetland Islands
  • Falkland Islands
  • Zodiac (rafts) take you up close to the wildlife
  • View the Penguin and Seal Colonies
  • Marvel in the site of iridescent blue of icebergs
  • Walk along beaches lined with elephant and fur seals
  • Opportunity to take a Polar Plunge - if you dare!
  • Kayaking, Diving, Ski Touring and Hiking
  • Expert wildlife and environmental lectures
  • Lectures on history of Antarctica including Shackleton's epic survival tale

Day-by-day itinerary

Available accommodation levels

Sail aboard the 'Greg Mortimer' - an expedition ship accommodating an average of 126 passengers per voyage. The Greg Mortimer was purpose-built for expeditions to the most remote places on earth. The first passenger ship to feature the revolutionary Ulstein X-BOW®, this allows the ship to cross oceans more comfortably and efficiently, and with expansive observation decks to bring you closer to the environment, inviting communal areas and unsurpassed environmental credentials, the Greg Mortimer offers the perfect base camp for adventures at the outer limits of human exploration.

Your professional safari consultant can provide more details about the boat, as well as information about mainland hotels.