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King Penguins and Elephant Seals, South Georgia

Falkland Islands & South Georgia Holidays

From Carcass Island to Sea Lion Island, the throng of birdlife is extraordinary. Penguins are particularly well represented with king penguins, gentoos, rockhoppers, macaroni and Magellan penguins breeding annually upon the Falklands’ shores.

Furthermore, a voyage into the deep waters of outlying islands will occasionally reward marine enthusiasts with sightings of bull elephant seals and southern right whale encounters. We have been specialising in expeditionary voyages to the Southern Ocean for over ten years and offer a number of cruises to South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, often in combination with Antarctica, which must rank as one of the world’s great sea voyages. We also have a South Georgia only voyage, focused on spending extended time exploring this little visited island for wildlife enthusiasts and those who want to return for longer.

Remote and challenging to reach, the islands offer astonishing wildlife, a rich history, and staggering king penguin colonies. This is nature’s kingdom where the husky cry of the sea lion and the quizzical gaze of the rockhopper are reminders of nature’s supremacy.

King Penguins, South Georgia
King Penguins, South Georgia

Sail South Georgia & the Falkland Islands

Welcome to “the most staggering wildlife show on Earth”. This in-depth exploration of South Georgia and the Falkland Islands is a memorable wildlife-centric sailing voyage that travels to one of the planet’s most isolated islands.

from £8,450 pp

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King Penguins, Antarctica
South Georgia & Falklands, South Georgia

Ultimate Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands

For those with time to spare, this cruise combines the ‘Big 3’ – Antarctica, South Georgia Island and the Falkland Islands – in what is arguably the most sought-after boat voyage in the world. Navigating between highly remote locations and witnessing little-seen ecosystems, welcome to “the most staggering wildlife show on Earth”.

21 days

from £11,900 pp

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What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Falkland Battlefields

Explore the battlefields of the 1982 conflict.

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Walking opportunities

Explore the stunning coastal paths and inland hills for magical sea views.

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Wildlife Wathcing

Take a boat to visit the outlying islands and watch whales, penguins, seals and birds.

Photography Tour

Make the most of the light clarity in the Falkland Islands, as it provides wonderful opportunities for photographers and artists.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Sue Grimwood

Sue fell in love with the windswept Falkland Islands years ago. Whether it is being surrounded by hundreds of pairs of nesting black browed albatross or spotting dolphins in the surf, there is so much more to these islands then the 1982 conflict.
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Sue listened to what we wanted from our trip and recommended that the windswept Falkland Islands were the place for us, and how right she was.

Destination: Falkland Islands
Travel Expert: Sue

Sue’s extensive first-hand knowledge of Antarctica was so apparent from our first phone call. She was able to help us select the ideal route and vessel for our needs, and with her guidance we were able to see the emperor penguins!

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

Sue forewarned us that there would be no words to describe South Georgia and that our photos wouldn’t do it justice, and how right she was. All we can say is “see for yourself”. Thank you, Sue, for your indispensable advice.

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

We were blown away by Sue’s in-depth knowledge of everything from endemic species to the history of Shackleton and his men. No question we had went unanswered, and no little detail was missed.

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

Sue's in-depth knowledge of Antarctica, the route options and each of the vessels was invaluable in our preparation for the trip and was a strong differentiator when we were choosing a travel agent. When talking with Sue, we quickly got an honest perspective.

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

Both telephone and e-mail responses were excellent and all of Sue's expert advice was very much appreciated. She was prompt, supportive and engaging throughout and our expedition to Antarctica was spectacular.

Destination: Antarctica
Travel Expert: Sue

Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise sets us apart. So too our curiosity. A curiosity of the world and of you, and your passions. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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