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Frequently Asked Questions
When is the best time to go?
The Antarctic season runs from late November through early March, with the best weather during December, January and February, which also coincides with breeding season for most penguin species. Of course weather in Antarctica can be unpredictable, but routes are flexible to maximize your time at the destination.
What will I will see?
You will get your first glimpse of penguins when you arrive in the Falkland Islands. Colonies of Rockhopper, Gentoo and King Penguins nest throughout the Falklands. Nothing however can prepare you for your arrival at South Georgia, where you will encounter the largest King penguin rookery on the planet. Tens of thousands of King penguins are spread across Salisbury Plain - as far as the eye can see. South Georgia is also home to one of the largest Southern Elephant Seal colonies. All along the way, you'll also encounter a variety of sea birds including several species of Albatross, Petrel and Skua. Entering Antarctic waters, whales abound with the possibility of sighting Southern Right, Minke, Humpback, and if you're lucky, Blue and Sperm whales.
How can I be sure this is the right trip for me?
Antarctica is the trip of a lifetime. Shore excursions are designed for anyone with reasonable mobility. Walks with small uphill sections are optional, but a reasonable level of fitness will guarantee greater enjoyment.