Polar Circle - 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 Polar Circle Air-Cruise takes you to one of the most spectacular places on earth - Antarctica. Flying from Punta Arenas in Chile to King George Island and return, this is one of the only Antarctica tours that will not only let you avoid the notorious and tumultuous waters of the Drake Passage, but will allow you more time to spend cruising the stunning landscape and wildlife-filled waters of Antarctica. 

The days at sea on 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 frigid waters. Our expert guides will educate you on everything there is to know about the fascinating area. Our final goal of the Antarctica cruise is to sail to the far south & be one of the few adventurous travellers to cross the Antarctic Circle.

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Save time flying to Antarctica & avoid the infamous Drake Passage.

Be one of the few adventurers to cross the Antarctic Circle.

Witness abundant wildlife living in their natural habitat.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival Day - Punta Arenas

Antarctica21 staff welcome you in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel and attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.

Day 2
Fly to King George Island

A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and 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 3-8
Exploring Antarctica

Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations, and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink. The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team sets the specific voyage route based on local conditions, and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point or other magnificent places

Day 9
Fly King George Island to Punta Arenas

Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure & not included in the program)

Day 10
Departure Day

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

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 Accommodation based on triple share on Ocean Nova
  • Included Copy 20 1 night hotel pre cruise & 1 night hotel post cruise in Punta Arenas
  • Included Copy 31 Cabin upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 All meals
  • Included Copy 7 Meals on day 9 in Punta Arenas is not included
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Return flights from Punta Arenas to King George Island
  • Included Copy 20 Shore excursions (subject to weather conditions)
  • Included Copy 7 Preferred seating on your flight to Antarctica from USD$495.00 per person (subject to availability)
M/V Ocean Nova | Antarctic Cruise Ship

68 Passengers

Magellan Explorer

Passengers: 100 maximum Passengers


  • 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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10 days

Price from

$15,495 USD

Per person, sharing

Based On Lowest Cabin

Departure dates available upon request