The cruise season in South Georgia starts in November and ends in March. There are no cruises during the winter months due to the harsh conditions in South Georgia.
Each month offers something different in South Georgia.
November is spring in South Georgia and the King Penguins begin to lay their eggs ashore. Humpback whales begin to arrive in the waters around. Seabirds have arrived and begin nesting. Elephant seals are ashore to breed.
December is the first month of summer in South Georgia. The beaches are packed with fur seals and most birds have laid their eggs.
January The final King penguins are laying their eggs. Fin whales return to the waters around South Georgia. Elephant seals start to come ashore. Many bird chicks can be witnessed.
February The first king penguins start to hatch. Humpbacks are sighted on ocean passages to South Georgia. Albatrosses are incubating on their nests. Elephant seals are moulting on the beaches.
March The beginning of Autumn on South Georgia. Adult fur seals have returned tot he sea leaving their pups ashore. Albatross chicks are hatching on Prion Island. Whales can regularly be seen in the waters around.
Secret Atlas run a 15-day expedition cruise to explore South Georgia in February.