South Georgia wildlife photography tour
Description of South Georgia wildlife photography tour
2024: 24 Feb
Who’s on board (could be Packham, Carwardine or Scott), when you’re setting sail (within the October to March window) and your willingness to chuck a ...
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PlanetWe believe that people who come here and witness its beauty are more likely to make changes to help protect it. We wanted to find a more sustainable way to help people experience the natural beauty of the Arctic without disturbing the landscape or wildlife which lives there – and that is exactly what we have done. Smaller vessels = a smaller footprint. Our vessels carry just 12-48 people leading to a much more intimate experience and lower impact way to experience this precious part of the world.
Where we do undertake shore landings, we leave no trace. This is much easier to do in a small expedition vessel than the larger cruise ships with less impact on landing sites and the coastal seas. We make sure we take everything back on the vessel – including remnants of campfires. We crush our litter and recycling and take it with us.
Conscious of the ever-increasing problem of plastics in the ocean, we try to find alternatives to single-use plastics wherever possible. We favour recyclable and biodegradable materials. With our packing lists, we encourage people to bring more sustainable items such as wooden toothbrushes and reusable cups. Where possible, we try to buy equipment made from recycled materials and urge others to do the same.
PeopleSustainable travel is also about people. We have ongoing relationships with local people, businesses and organisations working in conservation.
We always recommend local businesses to our guests and encourage them to spend time locally prior and post their trip with us. On average our guests will spend around 3-4 nights in the area, visiting local attractions, booking activities with local providers and exploring.
We follow what’s happening in South Georgia closely and share updates on our communication channels and develop partnerships if appropriate. We want to support the local economy and encourage our guests to do the same, buying local souvenirs, staying locally before or after their cruise and contributing to charities which carry out vital work in the area.
We suggest a visit to South Georgia Museum to our guests, managed and operated by the charity South Georgia Heritage Trust or a tour of Grytviken Church, which houses the original whalers’ library and also a number of plaques and memorials relating to Sir Ernest Shackleton and other people.
We believe it is our duty to ensure that the tourism we’re responsible for in the area is sustainable – low impact travel that connects people with nature and makes a positive contribution to the region and the world.
Our expeditions are led by experienced local guides, extremely knowledgeable about the area. They have the right mix of knowledge and experience to be able to guide us safely around while adhering to all the rules put in place to protect visitors, wildlife and the environment.
Our guests take what they’ve learnt and seen back home to share with their communities and inspire action globally to protect this special region.
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