17 Days/16 Nights
Nov 17, 2023
South Georgia & Antarctica Air Cruise
Embark on an exclusive Antarctic air-cruise journey across the western Antarctic Peninsula, remote Elephant Island, and majestic South Georgia. Designed for those seeking to explore this icy realm without enduring the rough Drake Passage, our expedition offers daily shore excursions led by seasoned polar specialists. Choose from activities like hiking, snowshoeing, or kayaking in picturesque bays. Follow in the footsteps of legendary Antarctic explorers such as Ernest Shackleton as we journey towards South Georgia. Prepare to be amazed by the world’s largest penguin colonies, including the majestic king penguin, and vast breeding grounds of albatrosses. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure promises an unforgettable Antarctic experience in comfort and style, away from the sea’s turbulence.
Avoid the rough waters of the Drake Passage by flying over, guaranteeing the most comfortable experience while visiting the Antarctic.
Explore the picturesque and remote areas of Antarctica on board the ideal small-ship for the destination.
Find your ideal Antarctica cruise
Start of the Air-Cruise
Our staff welcomes you in Ushuaia, Argentina, at the pier. Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards South Georgia.
An organized flight to Antarctica
Offers a seamless journey from Punta Arenas to King George Island, located in the South Shetland Islands. Upon arrival, your Antarctic expedition commences as you disembark the aircraft, welcoming the crisp Antarctic air into your lungs. A brief ground transfer leads you to the shores of Fildes Bay, where a Zodiac awaits to transport you to your intimate expedition vessel.
Day 3 - 6
Experience the wonders of Antarctica
Aboard our expedition cruise, navigating between the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Sail through stunning ice-filled fjords and amidst breathtaking icebergs while being surrounded by a plethora of seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Each day brings new adventures as you disembark by Zodiac to explore the diverse landscapes alongside expert polar guides. Back on board, engage in educational presentations and enjoy panoramic views from the lounge while sharing your daily experiences with fellow travelers. Flexibility is key in Antarctica, and our Expedition Team meticulously plans each voyage to maximize encounters with the everchanging natural wonders. While specific itineraries vary, expect visits to sites including the South Shetland Islands, Gerlache Strait, Penola Strait, and Antarctic Sound, ensuring a comprehensive exploration of Antarctica’s unparalleled beauty and diversity.
Heading northward, we aim to make a visit to Elephant Island. This is the very place where Shackleton’s Endurance crew sought shelter while Shackleton and a select group of five men continued their journey to South Georgia. Due to the typically turbulent weather conditions in this region, shore landings are seldom feasible, but you will have the opportunity to observe the island from the deck of the ship.
Day 8 - 9
voyaging via South Georgia
Our naturalist and historian experts provide a variety of talks as we cruise north. There is time to mingle in the ship’s lounge and see the plethora of birds in the area.
Day 10 - 13
Investigating South Georgia
The environment of South Georgia is varied, featuring deep fjords, green uplands, enormous glaciers, and stunning mountains. Visit the humble tomb of Ernest Shackleton at Grytviken, the ancient whaling outpost, and pay your respects. Be astounded by the sight of 150,000 king penguins at St. Andrew’s Bay. Thousands of black-browed albatrosses nest on Cooper Island, where you may also observe a sizable colony of macaroni penguins. It is claimed to contain the world’s highest concentration of wildlife per square meter during the height of the breeding season. There are also scheduled visits to Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay, weather permitting.
Day 14 - 16
traveling in the direction of South America
The speeches continue while the ship sails toward South America. Make the most of this opportunity to learn more about the area and its past.
At sea and Beagle Channel
Approach the continent of South America and navigate the Beagle Channel. As you travel to Ushuaia, stop to admire the splendor of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island.
End of the Air-Cruise
Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends.
Dates & Prices
18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS
(Mar 8-25, 2024)
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*Domestic Air prices are estimated and may change due to cost variation by the airlines.
Antarctica is among the driest, coldest, and darkest places on Earth. It’s a lonely, incredibly beautiful ice desert.
But even in this vast desolation, wildlife is flourishing. Almost all cruisers to Antarctica do so specifically to experience the wide variety of wildlife that inhabits the area.
The coldest location on Earth is home to some of the most famous animals on the globe, including albatrosses, blue whales, orcas, leopard seals, and Emperor Penguins.
Throughout the summer, Antarctica receives an unparalleled mass inflow of marine species worldwide.
Nowhere else in the world can you feel the spray from a whale’s blowhole or sit two feet away from a penguin. Visitor interactions with fauna
Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise - March 8, to March 25, 2026 - Magellan Explorer - USD 15,995
Buenos Aires Pre-Extension
Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires
Day 2: Full exploration of Buenos Aires and Gala Tango Clases
Day 3: Fly to Ushuaia to embark your vessel
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to Ushuaia and embark your vessel
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