Where to go

7 locations rich in wildlife to discover…

Wildlife trips

12 related group tours.

When to go

The season to visit is the austral summer, running from October to March. Once the pack ice starts to melt, summer arrives quickly, reaching its pinnacle in December and January.


  • Spring

    Nov to Dec: Spring fever brings explosive growth.
  • Summer

    Jan to Feb: The warmest months when wildlife activity is at its peak.
  • Autumn

    Mar to Mar: Dark nights return as the sun sinks below the southern horizon.
  • Winter

    Apr to Oct: Winter sets in with a vengeance for the long dark haul…

Wildlife events

  • Oct: Pack ice starts to melt – the first whales arrive.
  • Oct to Apr: Wildflowers bloom in Falklands and South Georgia.
  • Oct to Nov: Penguin and seabird courtship is at its height.
  • Nov to Dec: Penguin chicks hatch (Falklands first, then Antarctic).
  • Jan to Feb: Peak time for whale sightings.
  • Jan to Feb: Fur seals visible on Antarctic Peninsula.

Expedition vessels

7 recommended vessels.


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