Antarctica without the Drake Passage
Yes, you can visit the Antarctic Peninsula and avoid the mercurial Drake Passage, renowned as the roughest water in the Southern Hemisphere.
You won't miss any of the iconic Antarctic landings:
- Glacier-lined bays
- Penguins and their chicks
- Zodiac cruising among icebergs
- Historic sites
- Deception Island
- LeMaire Channel
- Nearly 24 hours of sunlight
Antarctica Fly and Cruise
From Punta Arenas, Chile, fly to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. When you deplane you are in Antarctica. Embark for your five-night cruise along the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.
Keep your camera handy. Seabirds, whales, and penguins will entertain and enthrall. Also entertaining and informative are the shipboard presentations. If you just want to relax, settle with a good book in the paneled library, or sip a convivial cocktail in the lounge, while you watch the amazing landscape pass by.
You can't claim to be a polar adventurer if you haven't been to the Arctic and Antarctica.
: Hebridean Sky, sailing the Antarctic Peninsula in December 2016 after a multi-million dollar renovation. The all-suite vessel was built in 1992, refurbished in 2005 and will be again in spring 2016.
: BAE-146 manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace. It is a high-wing aircraft with very short runway requirements. Aerovias DAP operates the flight. Maximum capacity: 71 passengers.