Witness the remarkable site and sound of colonies of 100,000 King Penguins!
Our Expert Says… "One of the great highlights of a trip to South Georgia. King penguins' breeding cycle from pair-bonding to raising a chick takes almost a year, plus another 6 months for molting and fattening. This is the longest of any penguin species and hence their need for all-year-round access to the sea and preference for the ice-free islands."
The iconic King Penguin is the second-largest penguin species in Antarctica. Growing up to an impressive 1.3m (4ft 4”) in height, these large birds can weigh up to 18kg (40 lbs)! Males and females look alike, and both sport the bright orange cheek patch that distinguishes them from their larger cousin, the Emperor penguin.
Pictures of King Penguin
Highlights where the King Penguin can be seen
Arrival at Port Stanley
South Georgia and Scotia Sea
Our trips to spot the King Penguin