Antarctica - Fly/Sail

From Punta Arenas, Chile to Punta Arenas, Chile
  • All Antarctic Cruises
  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

Fly over Cape Horn & the mythical waters of the Drake Passage. This Classic Antarctica Air-Cruises takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth, the coldest, highest, windiest, driest, & remotest continent - Antarctica. Flying from Punta Arenas in Chile to King George Island and return, the rest of your Antarctica trip is spent exploring in comfort on our purpose built Antarctica cruise ship. Flying to and from Antarctica will allow you more time to spend cruising the stunning landscape and wildlife-filled waters, and will let you avoid the notorious and tumultuous waters of the Drake Passage.

The days on board your Antarctica cruise will be spent exploring the bays and inlets of the beautiful waters surrounding the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, making shore excursions as often as possible. Among icebergs, glaciers and in the shadow of snowy mountains get up close to vast arrays of penguins, seals, seabirds and spot whales in the icy waters. Joined by our expert guides who will inform you about everything there is to know about the fascinating White Continent. 

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Save time & avoid the Drake Passage (known for rough sea)

Discover the wildlife living on the 7th continent.

Enjoy beautiful scenery from above & on the ground.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day - Punta Arenas

Arrive before 2pm & transfer from the airport to your hotel. This afternoon there is a mandatory briefing held to provide you with important information on your upcoming trip. This evening enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.

Day 2
Flight to King George Island

Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station, before boarding a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

Day 3-6
Exploring Antarctica

Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. Onboard the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.
No journey is the same as flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team sets the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.



Day 7
Flight back to Punta Arenas

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure & not included)

Day 8
Departure day

Breakfast is included this morning at your hotel. Transfer to Punta Arenas airport for your departing flight. (Flight not included)

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 Accommodation based on triple share on either Ocean Nova or Hebridean Sky
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 1 night hotel pre cruise & 1 night hotel post cruise in Punta Arenas
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals except on day 7 in Punta Arenas
  • Included Copy 7 Meals on day 7 in Punta Arenas is not included
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Shore excursions (subject to weather conditions)
  • Included Copy 20 Preferred seating on your flight to Antarctica from USD$495.00 per person (subject to availability)
  • Included Copy 20 Return flights from Punta Arenas to King George Island
Transportation
M/V Ocean Nova | Antarctic Cruise Ship

68 Passengers

Hebridean Sky | Antarctic Cruise Ship

114 (70 crew) Passengers

Magellan Explorer

Passengers: 100 maximum Passengers

Activities

  • Included Sea Kayaking option from USD$895.00 per person (subject to availability)
  • Included Hiking & Snowshoeing option from USD$195.00 per person (subject to availability)
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Duration

8 days

Price from

$11,495 USD

Per person, sharing

Based On Lowest Cabin

Departure dates available upon request
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