Wednesday 6 February 2019

Expeditions to South Georgia with One Ocean

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One Ocean Expeditions (OOE), a world leader in expedition cruising, continues to evolve the exploration, study and education of the polar regions, including the sub-Antarctic region of South Georgia. A destination that profoundly touches travellers, it is known as the ‘Serengeti of the Southern Ocean’ and the greatest show on earth because of its sheer beauty and staggering abundance of wildlife.

Expeditions to South Georgia begin in October, coinciding with the island’s emergence from the long, icy winter. Wildlife starts its migration, and many species begin their breeding cycle at this time, making it an opportune moment to visit the region. With hundreds of thousands of king penguins breeding, nesting and protecting their eggs and elephant seals challenging for mates on the beaches, the lives of these animals and hundreds of other endemic species is a scene to behold.

As the Southern Hemisphere springs to life, OOE’s ‘Photography Symposium’ program takes place, a dream come true for both amateurs and professionals led by award-winning photographers such as Daisy Gilardini. The first two voyages of the season are dedicated to offering this specialized adventure, with interactive workshops with talented professionals that share their expertise in capturing some of the most majestic wildlife and landscapes on Earth.

While visitors truly have the chance to explore in-depth with a bespoke itinerary that maximizes time there, OOE’s aim is to create the perfect mixture of wildlife and activity with education and science. Visits to historical sites such as the South Georgia Museum, timeworn whaling stations and the final resting place of Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Wild in Grytviken add a profound sense of responsibility to protect this unique, remote and historical destination.

One Ocean Expeditions is committed to the conservation of South Georgia and its history. With an inspiring past of protecting the island, OOE contributed to the successful rodent eradication project with the South Georgia Heritage Trust, supported the exploration of the South Georgia crossing by the New Zealand Antarctic Heritage Trust for the film ‘The Last 36’, and assisted Australia adventurer and environmental scientist Tim Jarvis and his team from the 25 Zero Project in their endeavour of the crossing. Those with an adventurous spirit can tackle the South Georgia crossing on select departures led by One Ocean Expeditions’ IFMGA qualified mountain guides.

While on board with One Ocean Expeditions, passengers have the chance to meet a team of expert marine biologists, geologists, polar historians, photographers, ornithologists and artists that will share their knowledge and passion through daily educational seminars and compelling fireside conversations. Guest may embark as visitors, but they will leave South Georgia as ambassadors of this incredibly special destination.

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