Highlights:

  • Discover Antarctica
  • Flying over Antarctica and the Drake Passage
  • Boutique adventure aboard a small expedition ship
  • Cross the Antarctic Circle
  • Take in awe-inspiring scenery including fjords and icebergs
  • View wildlife including birds, whales, seals and pengiuns
  • Daily Zodiac cruises
  • Enjoy small-group hikes in spectacular sites

Skip Crossing the Drake Passage & Discover Antarctica on this Fly-In Adventure

Fly over Cape Horn and the mythical waters of the Drake Passage to explore one of the most spectacular and remote places on earth – Antarctica. Sail to the far south to become one of the few adventurous travellers to cross the Antarctic Circle. Enjoy a smooth ride to King George Island by plane and set sail along ice-filled fjords and icebergs. Take in the many wonders of Antarctica on daily adventures including hiking and zodiac excursions, and keep an eye out for wildlife sightings including birds, whales, seals and penguins.

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Trip Details:

  • Price:

    Starting from USD $14,995 per person

  • Location:

    Puenta Arenas to Antarctica

  • Length:

    10 days / 9 nights

  • Dates:

    Jan 1-10, 2019

    Jan 22-31, 2019

    Feb 18-27, 2019

  • Group Size:

    67

  • Ship:

    Ocean Nova


Trip Itinerary:

Day 1 – Welcome and briefing

Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel and attend a mandatory briefing on your voyage and essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Enjoy local cuisine and get to know your fellow adventurers during your welcome dinner.

Day 2 – Fly to Antarctic

Take your smooth, two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Step off the plane and breathe in clear, Antarctic air. Explore the area surrounding Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen station. Then, board a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel.

Days 3 – 8 - Explore Antarctica

Sail southbound along ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs, with a goal of reaching the Polar Circle. Keep an eye out for sightings of sea birds, penguins, seals and whales. Disembark by Zodiac each day. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and enjoy exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas. Expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through engaging presentations before leading you ashore to interpret the wildlife, history and environment. After a day of adventure, enjoy spectacular views and share stories with fellow guests from the glass-enclosed lounge. Specific voyage route is based on local conditions and takes advantage of ever-changing opportunities provided by nature. Flexibility and adopting the spirit of adventure will be key to a successful voyage. Possible site visits may include Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point and other magnificent places.

Day 9 – Depart Antarctica by Flight

Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as your board your scheduled flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.

Day 10 – Depart for home

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your flight home.



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