Sub-Antarctic Islands

New Zealand's remote Sub-Antarctic Islands are a region of wild landscapes, unique wildlife and forgotten beauty.

The Sub-Antarctic Islands are a collection of isolated and pristine islands located in the Southern Ocean, south of the New Zealand and Australian mainlands and north of the Antarctic continent. These islands are known for their rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, and unique plant species. Highlights of the region include:

  • Biodiversity Hotspots: Home to numerous endemic species and a variety of seabirds, marine mammals, and plant life, these islands are a haven for biodiversity.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Get up close with large colonies of penguins, albatrosses, seals, and other fascinating wildlife that inhabit these remote shores.
  • Historical Significance: Many of the Sub-Antarctic Islands have rich histories of exploration, whaling, and scientific research, adding a cultural dimension to your journey.
  • Stunning Landscapes: From volcanic formations and lush vegetation to dramatic coastlines and secluded beaches, the scenery of these islands is both diverse and breathtaking.

Our selection of small expedition cruises offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore these remote and biodiverse islands in depth, providing an intimate and enriching travel experience. Whether you’re a passionate wildlife enthusiast, a keen bird watcher, or simply an adventurous traveller, our expeditions to the Sub-Antarctic Islands promise to deliver unforgettable moments. Our dedicated team is here to assist you in planning and booking an unforgettable adventure to these remote and magical islands.


Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific: Subantarctic Islands
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Forgotten Islands of the South Pacific: Subantarctic Islands

You won't find them mentioned in a travel brochure on your high street; you won't find them in most guidebooks,…

Duration: 8 Days
Ship: Heritage Adventurer
Next Departure Date: 28 Dec 2024
Beyond Fiordland: <br>New Zealand's Wildest Islands
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Beyond Fiordland:
New Zealand's Wildest Islands

Begin your adventure in Queenstown, New Zealand, and cruise the rugged and unique southern coastline of New Zealand's South Island,…

Duration: 12 Days
Ship: Heritage Adventurer
Next Departure Date: 28 Dec 2024
Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula
Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula

The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns,…

Duration: 24 Days
Ship: M/V Hondius
Next Departure Date: 23 Mar 2025
Falklands (Malvinas) & South Georgia
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Falklands (Malvinas) & South Georgia

Combine the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and South Georgia with this 17-day expedition starting from Punta Arenas, Chile. In the Falklands…

Duration: 17 Days
Ship: Magellan Explorer
Next Departure Date: 23 Sep 2024
Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula
Atlantic Odyssey, excl. Antarctic Peninsula

The Atlantic Odyssey cruise visits some of the remotest islands in the world, crossing the migratory paths of Arctic Terns,…

Duration: 24 Days
Ship: Plancius
Next Departure Date: 01 Apr 2026
Galapagos of the Southern Ocean: <br> New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands
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Galapagos of the Southern Ocean:
New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands

This is without doubt one of the most inspirational and informative journeys or expeditions into the Southern Ocean ecosystem that…

Duration: 12 Days
Ship: Heritage Adventurer
Next Departure Date: 18 Dec 2024
Galapagos of the Southern Ocean: New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands
Galapagos of the Southern Ocean: New Zealand and Australia's Subantarctic Islands

This is without doubt one of the most inspirational and informative journeys or expeditions into the Southern Ocean ecosystem that…

Duration: 13 Days
Ship: Heritage Adventurer
Next Departure Date: 22 Nov 2024
Expedition to New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands
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Expedition to New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands

We invite you to discover the wild and untouched beauty of New Zealand's Fiordlands and Subantarctic Islands. Set sail on…

Duration: 15 Days
Ship: Le Soleal
Next Departure Date: 03 Dec 2024
South Georgia Explorer
South Georgia Explorer

Few places compare to South Georgia in terms of exotic wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery. On this exploratory voyage you can…

Duration: 15 Days
Ship: Plancius
Next Departure Date: 13 Nov 2025
Falklands & South Georgia: South Georgia Through the Camera Lens
Falklands & South Georgia: South Georgia Through the Camera Lens

We start this extraordinary expedition in Santiago de Chile where we will take a transfer flight to the Falkland Islands.…

Duration: 15 Days
Ship: Sea Spirit
Next Departure Date: 19 Oct 2024
Falklands, South Georgia & Valdes Peninsula: in the heart of the wilderness
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Falklands, South Georgia & Valdes Peninsula: in the heart of the wilderness

Admire a black and white sea of penguins on the remote beaches of South Georgia, hike along the rocky coastlines…

Duration: 20 Days
Ship: Le Boreal
Next Departure Date: 11 Mar 2025
Subantarctic Discovery
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Subantarctic Discovery

Discover the primordial beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Australian and New Zealand Subantarctic Islands on this in-depth exploration…

Duration: 15 Days
Ship: Douglas Mawson
Next Departure Date: 02 Jan 2026