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Explore the top-rated South Georgia small ship cruises below.  Adventure Life works with the top-rated small ship cruise lines visiting South Georgia, Grytviken, Salisbury Plain, Gold Harbor, and Cooper Bay, and we help match you with the perfect small ship and cruise itinerary for your specific tastes and needs. There are countless advantages to exploring on a small ship cruise versus a large cruise ship including avoiding crowds and being able to visit and explore smaller ports and scenic shorelines that large ships simply cannot access. The cost of South Georgia small ship cruises start at $7,899 for a trip of 11 to 43 days in 2024. Tell us about your dream South Georgia small ship cruise and our team of travel planners will help you make it a reality.  
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Sightseeing on South Georgia
$38,495
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Epic Antarctica: Crossing the Circle via Falklands & South Georgia

23 Day Itinerary aboard Ultramarine
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
  • See thousands of pairs of penguins
  • Follow in Shackleton's footsteps
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Enjoy Flightseeing tours
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Adventure Options, Helicopter Tours, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This epic Antarcticavoyage aboard the Ultramarine includesall ofthe major Antarctic highlights you can imagine. From the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) to South Georgia to the Antarctic Peninsula, you will have countless unforgettable moments on this adventure-packed, 23-day voyage. Start with …
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$31,495
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Antarctica Complete

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 23 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Step ashore on the Antarctic
  • See the king penguins
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Land & Sea Exploration, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Easy Active
Experience unparalleled adventure and discovery on your ultimate Antarctic voyage. If you want to see it all, this is the trip for you. Be transported to enthralling subantarctic islands rich with human history and unique wildlife. Then venture into the deep south of the Antarctic Peninsula, …
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$19,795
EBD 10%
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica via Ushuaia

21 Day Itinerary aboard MS Seaventure
  • Explore Stanley, East Falkland
  • Cruise scenic bays and channels
  • See Grytviken Whaling Station
  • View bird colonies and seal wallows
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands/Malvinas and South Georgia are home to some of the most unique and abundant wildlife on earth. With beaches covered in fur seals, elephant seals, and hundreds of thousands of penguins, it’s one of the most jaw-dropping nature scenes you will ever experience. …
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A towering iceberg
$18,320
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The Great Adventure

Buenos Aires - Ushuaia - 18 Day Itinerary aboard L'Austral
  • Marvel at abundant wildlife
  • Visit historic sites in the region
  • Discover the myriad landscapes
  • Explore up close with Zodiac trips
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 18-day voyage, sail from South Georgia, a land of adventure whose grandiose landscapes are home to abundant wildlife. Journey in the footsteps of the great explorers as far as the Antarctic Peninsula, with its icy panoramas of iridescent colors. Discover a wide variety of animal species …
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A colony of king penguins on South Georgia
$23,090
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South Georgia and the Falklands

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Visit a king penguin colony
  • Observe incredible wildlife
  • Hike in Shackleton's footsteps
  • Explore in a zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Santiago / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Steeped in Shackleton's history and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: king, gentoo, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals, and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: …
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A humpback whale lifts its fluke
$15,750
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Falkland Islands - South Georgia - Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 20 Day Itinerary aboard MV Hondius
  • Meet six species of penguin
  • Visit sites of past explorers
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Bird watch across the Drake Passage
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 20-day expedition cruise aboard the MV Hondius showcases the highlights of the Antarctic Peninsula and the sub-Antarctic islands. Enjoy excursions on the Falkland Islands and South Georgia before heading across the Drake Passage to the Antarctic Peninsula. The wildlife watching during this …
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Antarctic landscape
$26,095
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore South Georgia
  • Discover South Georgia's wildlife
  • Explore Antarctic Peninsula
  • Look out for views and sceneries
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the best of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula on this 21-Day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer. Summer comes to South Georgia’s remote, untamed landscape like a freight train. Famed for its abandoned whaling stations and …
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Grytviken, South Georgia
$15,095
EBD 20%
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Falklands & South Georgia

Best of the Southern Ocean - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Sea Spirit
  • Visit the isolated Falkland Islands
  • View millions of seabirds
  • Explore the South Georgia Museum
  • Observe marine mammals
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Ushuaia
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Sea Spirit for an extended 21-day cruise that includes the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. This voyage provides an opportunity to explore the untold beauty of one of the most remote parts of the world. Starting in Buenos Aires, experiencethe most spectacular scenery in the Southern …
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1800's whaling station
$28,895
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Ushuaia - Punta Arenas - 20 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Discover South Georgia's wildlife
  • Discover Antarctica
  • Explore Antarctica's wildlife
  • Discover seals
  • Explore Falklands-Malvinas
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Punta Arenas
Activities:
Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore South Georgia and Antarctic Odyssey on this 20-day expedition cruise from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas aboard Sylvia Earle. On this journey, you'll experience the finest aspects of the Antarctic Peninsula and the captivating wildlife sanctuary of South Georgia. You'll have the chance to …
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A colony of king penguins on South Georgia
$15,695
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Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctica

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore Ushuaia
  • Set foot to the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Discover abundant wildlife
  • Learn the history of the region
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join this 18-day expedition to the wonders of the Southern Ocean. Start the adventure in the picturesque city of Ushuaia, Argentina, and sail east to the Falkland Islands, where British traditions like tea time and iconic red phone boxes coexist with landscapes where penguins share the terrain with …
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King Penguins at Fortuna Bay, South Georgia
$26,795
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South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey

Roundtrip Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Sylvia Earle
  • Explore Falklands-Malvinas
  • Discover South Georgia
  • Lookout for wondrous wildlife
  • Watch for whale-sightings
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this21-Day South Georgia & Antarctic Odyssey Expedition Cruise Roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Sylvia Earle, explore thehighlights of both the Antarctic Peninsula and the captivating wildlife sanctuary of South Georgia. Explore the historical Falklands-Malvinas islands and be amazed by the …
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King penguins on South Georgia
$23,090
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South Georgia and the Falklands

17 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Endurance
  • Visit a king penguin colony
  • Observe incredible wildlife
  • Hike in Shackleton's footsteps
  • Explore in a zodiac
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Steeped in Shackleton's history and whaling lore, covered mostly in glaciers, South Georgia explodes with life: king, gentoo, and macaroni penguins, enormous elephant seals, and a thriving fur seal population. On South Georgia you can observe one of the world’s great wildlife spectacles: …
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A humpback whale lifts its fluke
$10,900
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South Georgia Explorer

Ushuaia-Ushuaia - 15 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Discover exotic wildlife
  • Visit Prion Island
  • See Shackleton’s grave in Grytviken
  • Explore Tierra del Fuego
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Ushuaia
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Few places compare to South Georgia in terms of exotic wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery. On this 15-day exploration cruise aboard the MV Plancius, you can observe wandering albatross colonies while also seeing some of the biggest breeding spots for king penguins and elephant seals on …
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A spectacular iceberg off the coast of Antarctica
$11,590
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The Epic Antarctica and South Georgia Adventure

18 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Albatros
  • Explore Ushuaia
  • Experience Drake Passage
  • Discover Antarctic Peninsula
  • Marvel at Gerlache Strait
Starts / Ends:
Ushuaia / Montevideo
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 18-day expedition cruise aboard the Ocean Albatros. From Ushuaia, Argentina, through the Southern Ocean to explore Antarctica, the South Shetland Islands, and South Georgia, discover awe-inspiring landscapes of icebergs, glaciers, and mountains. Experience the wildlife-rich shores of …
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$21,014
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South Atlantic Semi-Circumnavigation

Ushuaia-Cape Town - 23 Day Itinerary aboard SH Vega
  • Learn about South Shetland Islands
  • Explore the wildlife of Antarctica
  • Explore Gough Island
  • Sail to Tristan da Cunha
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Cape Town
Activities:
Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 23-day South Atlantic Semi-Circumnavigation expedition cruise aboard SH Vega departs from Ushuaia, Argentina, and sails south to the icy wilderness of the South Shetland Islands. Along the way, see spectacular glaciers and icebergs, as well as wildlife such as penguins, seals, and whales. The …
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King Penguins Face Off
$23,595
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Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctic Peninsula

Ushuaia - Ushuaia - 21 Day Itinerary aboard Greg Mortimer
  • Explore the Falkland Islands
  • South Georgia's king penguin
  • Go on Zodiac-cruises
  • Observe spectacular wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Camping, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience a 21-day expedition cruise roundtrip Ushuaia aboard Greg Mortimer, combining the Falkland Islands with the stunning scenery and wildlife of South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. The Falklands offer a wealth of history, landscapes, and bird-watching opportunities. However, nothing …
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King penguins on South Georgia
$28,020
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Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands

Fly the Falklands - 22 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Explorer
  • Admite Antarctica's unique beauty
  • Observe spectacular wildlife
  • Discover three different regions
  • Enjoy incredible photo ops
Starts / Ends:
Buenos Aires / Port of Ushuaia
Activities:
Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The ultimate Southern Ocean experience, this expedition has it all: the impossible beauty of Antarctic ice, the vast king penguin colonies of South Georgia, and the Falkland’s amazing albatross colonies. Venture into spectacular wildness aboard a luxury expedition ship. Experience boundless …
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Observe beautiful fur seals
$9,050
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Atlantic Odyssey, Excluding Antarctic Peninsula

24 Day Itinerary aboard MV Plancius
  • Enjoy bird watching
  • See penguins and seals
  • Discover Jamestown
  • Visit to Longwood House
Starts / Ends:
Port of Ushuaia / Jamestown
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a 25-day Atlantic Odyssey aboard the MV Plancius!Chart a course towards South Georgia, where the Antarctic Convergence heralds a transition in marine and bird life. Encounter king penguin rookeries in Salisbury Plain, St. Andrews Bay, and Gold Harbour. Explore Grytviken's abandoned …
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