2025 Antarctica and South Georgia Penguin Safari Tour


Dates: Jan. 5-Jan. 23, 2025 Focus: Photographing baby penguins, seal pups, whales, ice
Location: Antarctica and South Georgia Island Limit: 10 persons
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Start off 2025 wandering amid several species of penguin chicks as well as fur seal pups! A 19-DAY PENGUIN SAFARI with Seals and Whales and Glaciers, Oh My!



Set Sail on an Environmentally Friendly Polar Vessel

Dates: January 5-23, 2025 (includes 2-night arrival stay in Ushuaia, allowing time for tours of Tierra del Fuego National Park).
Details: 10 spots
Time in the Field: 18 days

Cost: $27,200 per person / double-occupancy

Designed for avid photographers (from enthusiast to pro) to get gallery-worthy images of multiple penguin species, including the king penguin, along with other birds, seals, and whales native and migrating in the area. You don’t have to be a photographer to join, but you must want to spend time in the field with wildlife. Trip dates are specifically designed to maximize opportunities to photograph baby chicks and seals. Species include: King penguins, chinstraps, macaronis, gentoo, Adelie, Magellanic, fur seals, elephant seals, leopard seals, and Weddell seals. Trip also includes one-on-one editing tutorials in Lightroom, Photoshop, and Topaz.

Antarctica and South Georgia Island provide allow photographers and wildlife lovers the opportunity to view Antarctic and sub-Arctic species in their natural habitat. Enjoy the calving of glaciers and the skyscraper ice bergs along with breaching whales and swimming penguins. Seals haul out on ice floes. Penguins porpoise in the surf. ALL WILD DEPARTURES GUESTS ENJOY A BALCONY SUITE on board our state-0f-the-art ship, enabling 24-7 viewing and photography from your room. Plus, our departure maximizes time photographing the newest additions to the southern hemisphere: baby animals.

Our Ship and Accommodations:

We set sail on a vessel designed for the Arctic with state-of-the art amenities. All Wild Departures rooms are suites, complete with a balcony so you never have to miss a single moment. In-room television, double beds, private bath and shower, along with sitting room, encompass a space of 215 sq. ft. with a 55 sq. ft. walk-out balcony. The ship has an observation lounge, library, gourmet chef, heated pool, sauna, spa, outdoor track and exercise facility.


Your Guides

Explore wildlife around the world with our expert tour leaders. You’re in good hands with the best in the business.

We understand animals, but we also know what it takes to make photographers and wildlife-lovers happy. A couple decades in the field working with humans and critters allow us to make your trip easy, fun, and awe-inspiring. And while you’ll see amazing creatures, it’s also what you won’t see that will make your trip successful. Our team’s exceptional planning, logistics, and nimble problem solving skills create worry-free travel for our clients.

Michelle Theall

Michelle Theall

Michelle Theall is the executive editor and a professional photographer at Alaska Magazine. She owns Wild Departures, a company she started to share her global travel expertise with avid shutterbugs, to bring them to the right place at the right time for the image of a lifetime. Her work has appeared in publications and private galleries and she’s been profiled by Oprah, the Travel Channel, and the Today Show.
Woman in lime green coat holding camera with telephoto lens sitting on rocky area

Corrynn Cochran

We call Corrynn Cochran “superfun” because she brings that attitude to her work. As the former photo editor at two different national titles and an accomplished professional wildlife photographer, Corrynn makes sure everyone gets the shot.