Polar Pioneer - 48 Guests
South Georgia Discovery
Small Group Photography and Wildlife Expedition

Join Secret Atlas on a 15-day in-depth wildlife viewing and photography exploration of South Georgia's spectacular nature. This expedition is aimed at those wanting to spend the maximum amount of unhurried time ashore observing wildlife and is suited for photographers and wildlife watchers.

What makes this trip even more special is our vessel takes just 48 guests and when you are ashore you will be in a small group of just 12 guests for an intimate wildlife and photography experience. Travelling on a small expedition vessel allows us to visit many sites along the coast that larger ships are not allowed to land and get closer to South Georgia's incredible nature.




  • A rare opportunity to join a in-depth exploration of South Georgia with extended time ashore to view and photograph wildlife.
  • Explore key wildlife sites including Saint Andrews Bay, Salisbury Plain and Gold Harbour.   
  • Develop your photography skills in the field with our highly experienced photography guides.
  • Comfortable, and intimate ice-strengthened expedition vessel.
  • Encounter South Georgia’s wildlife. This trip has the most time spent ashore viewing king penguin colonies, elephant seals, fur seals and an abundance of birdlife including albatrosses.
  • Numerous opportunities to photograph South Georgia’s wild and stunning landscapes from the ship and shore.
  • Led by highly experienced expedition leaders and photography guides.
  • Small, intimate group size. The ship takes just 48 and ashore guests are in a group of 12. 


Rates are listed per person in USD. Promotional offers are not reflected in the rates below.
Start DateEnd DateTriple Cabin with Shared FacilitiesTwin Cabin with Shared FacilitiesTwin Cabin with Private FacilitiesMini SuiteOwner's Suite
Feb 24, 2024Mar 09, 202413,99515,79516,99517,99518,995
Rates are listed per person in USD. Promotional offers are not reflected in the rates below.
Start DateEnd Date(Starting from)
Triple Cabin with Shared Facilities
Twin Cabin with Private Facilities
Owner's Suite
Feb 24, 2024Mar 09, 202413,99516,99518,995


Day 1  Welcome aboard! Depart Port Stanley, Falkland Islands

Days 2-3  At Sea

Day 4  First landing on South Georgia

Days 5-12  Exploring South Georgia

Days 13-14 At Sea

Day 15  Arrive Port Stanley am

Polar Pioneer (Expedition, 48-guests)

Polar Pioneer is a strong, capable veteran expedition vessel loved by guests and expedition leaders for her ability and small size with a proven track record exploring the remote polar regions over the last 19 seasons. She benefits from taking just 48 guests on an authentic expedition adventure free from the crowds of larger vessels. All guests can fit in the Zodiacs at the same time ensuring there is no waiting to go ashore and all guests can explore at the same time.

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  • Lectures on South Georgia
  • Use of Zodiac (Dinghies) for shore landings and photography opportunities
  • Led by highly experienced expedition leaders and photography guides
  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Bedding and towels
  • Highly experienced Captain and Cook

  • Zodiac Cruising
  • Shore-based Programs
  • Photography


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DISCLAIMER: Rates are per person and subject to change.