Antarctic Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Antarctic Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Polar Circle Air Cruise NPE
DURATION

10 Days / 9 Nights

PRICE FROM

$ 18,495.00

WHEN

Multiple Departures

DESTINATION

ANTARCTICA

TYPE

PER CABIN

Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Embark on the Polar Circle Air-Cruise, a 10-day adventure that takes you beyond the Antarctic Circle, where few have ventured. Starting from Punta Arenas, Chile, this expedition includes a flight to King George Island, followed by a voyage through the most remote ice-filled fjords and spectacular icebergs of Antarctica. With options for kayaking and hiking, you’ll explore the untouched landscapes and encounter the rich wildlife of the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula. Enjoy the expertise of polar guides and the comfort of boutique expedition vessels, making this journey truly unforgettable.

Trip Highlights

Seamlessly bypass the Drake Passage’s rough seas.

Explore the untouched beauty of the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands.

Venture beyond the elusive Antarctic Circle for a rare journey.

Engage in kayaking and hiking in the world’s most remote regions.

Discover less-traveled waters, promising unique encounters.

Experience the journey under the guidance of seasoned polar experts.

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Polar Circle Air Cruise

Itinerary

Day 1
Start of the air-cruise

NPE staff members welcome you in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel, visit Explorers House, and attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your air-cruise 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
Scheduled flight to Antarctica

A smooth two-hour flight takes you 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. You then walk 2-kms (1.25-miles), passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to reach the shore and board a Zodiac that will take you to your boutique expedition vessel.

Day 3 - 8
Exploring Antarctica

Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, 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. Our 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.

Enjoy spectacular views, from the glass-enclosed lounge, while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink. The goal of this expedition is to sail far south in the attempt to reach the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team plans 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 voyage may include visits to sites in the South Shetland Islands, the Antarctic Sound, the Gerlache and Penola Straits, and the Crystal Sound. Each voyage is unique, and crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Day 9
Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

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 and not included in the program).

Day 10
End of Air-Cruise

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

Ships Description

Magellan Explorer

 The Magellan Explorer, a modern vessel tailored for air cruises to Antarctica, epitomizes luxury and comfort. Launched in 2019 and constructed in Chile according to the latest Polar Code standards, it offers diverse accommodations, including single rooms and double cabins with private balconies. Each cabin features amenities such as independently regulated heating, ample storage, and a private bathroom. The ship boasts impressive facilities including a glass-enclosed observation lounge, cutting-edge presentation room, spacious dining area, fully equipped bar, library, gym, sauna, and medical center. Notably, the observation deck provides an intimate view of aquatic life, while ten Zodiac boats facilitate wildlife exploration. Remarkably, Anytime Fitness, renowned for its global presence, designed and built the onboard fitness center, marking a unique collaboration and ensuring top-tier facilities for passengers embarking on this unparalleled Antarctic adventure.

Tecnical Specifications

  • Passengers: 76 maximum on air-cruises
  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 60
  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 160 (in addition to 8 life rafts, the capacity of 160)
  • Length: 90.7 m
  • Breadth: 16.2 m
  • Draft: 4.3 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 3,440 kW
  • Ice Class: LR PC6
  • Cruising Speed: 14 knots in open water


Deck Plan Magellan

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Ocean Nova

 Ocean Nova, an expedition ship built in Denmark in 1992, serves as an exceptional vessel for Antarctic missions. Originally designed for Greenland’s icy waters, its sturdy construction and reinforced hull ensure suitability for Antarctic expeditions. Following a complete renovation in 2006 and subsequent yearly enhancements, Ocean Nova now accommodates 67 passengers on air excursions. The ship offers three types of comfortable accommodations: single, twin, and triple cabins, each equipped with standard amenities including picture windows, writing desks, heating systems, and private bathrooms. Onboard facilities feature a spacious dining area, bar, library, gym, and infirmary, alongside an observation lounge and presentation room. Seven Zodiac boats facilitate wildlife viewing and landings. Ocean Nova promises an immersive Antarctic experience with its blend of comfort, functionality, and exploration opportunities, making it an ideal choice for adventurous travelers seeking unforgettable polar adventures.

Tecnical Specifications

  • Passengers: 67 maximum on air-cruises
  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 46
  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 110 (in addition to 4 life rafts, the capacity of 100)
  • Length: 73.0 m
  • Breadth: 11.0 m
  • Draft: 3.7 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 2,000-horsepower
  • Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water


Deck Plans Ocean Nova

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Dates & Prices

DURATION

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

PRICE FROM

$ 18,495.00

Single Supplement

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Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

DURATION

8 Days / 7 Nights

PRICE FROM

$ 14,151.00

WHEN

Multiple Departures

DESTINATION

ANTARCTICA

TYPE

PER CABIN

Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

Embark on our Classic Antarctica Air Cruise for a journey like no other. Witness breathtaking landscapes and encounter mesmerizing wildlife from the comfort of our luxury vessel. With guided shore excursions and Zodiac cruises, immerse yourself in the beauty and grandeur of the White Continent. Our expertly curated itinerary ensures an unforgettable adventure filled with excitement and discovery. Whether marveling at towering icebergs or observing penguin colonies, every moment promises awe-inspiring experiences. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore Antarctica in style and comfort. Book now and let us redefine your sense of adventure amidst the wonders of the southernmost continent.

Trip Highlights

Travel with the most experienced and prepared group of expedition leaders in Antactica.

Explore the picturesque and remote áreas of Antactica in the most complete itinerary in the market.

Enjoy views of the outstanding animal species that inhabit this otherworly place.

Best food on board guaranteed.
Avoid the rough Waters of the Drake Passage by flying over, guaranteing the most comfortable experience while visiting the Antarctic.

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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise (#159)

Itinerary

Day 1
Start of the Air-Cruise

Arrive at Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2:00 PM. Antarctica21 employees will meet you there and transport you to your hotel. You are greeted at Explorers House in the afternoon for a required briefing where you will learn crucial details regarding your air-cruise and go through critical rules for visitors to the Antarctic. Meet your fellow travelers later on while eating traditional local food for a welcome dinner.

Day 2
Scheduled flight to Antarctica

A two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands marks the start of your Antarctic journey. The crisp Antarctic air enters your lungs for the first time as you step off the plane. To reach the shore and board a Zodiac that will carry you to your upscale adventure ship, you then walk 2 km (1.25 miles), passing Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station.

Day 3-6
Exploring Antarctica

Enjoy the company of seagulls, penguins, seals, and whales as you cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula in ice-filled bays and among magnificent icebergs. Every day, disembark by Zodiac and go on an excursion with knowledgeable polar experts. While on board the ship, participate in an interesting schedule of informative lectures, take in breathtaking views from the lounge, and chat with other passengers about your daily excursions.

As no trip is ever the same, adaptability is essential for success in Antarctica. To create a distinctive and spectacular experience each time, the Expedition Team prepares the trip itinerary to take advantage of the always-changing opportunities offered by nature. While the precise itinerary varies depending on the expedition, you will visit several locations that provide the finest overall picture of the diverse Antarctic landscape. The South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Sound, Gerlache Strait, and Penola Strait may all be visited throughout your tour.

Day 7
Scheduled return flight from Antarctica

Before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas, return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica. Transfer to your hotel for the night after arrival. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and are not included in the package).

Day 8
End of the Air-Cruise

Transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your subsequent flight after breakfast.

Ships Description

Magellan Explorer

 The Magellan Explorer, a modern vessel tailored for air cruises to Antarctica, epitomizes luxury and comfort. Launched in 2019 and constructed in Chile according to the latest Polar Code standards, it offers diverse accommodations, including single rooms and double cabins with private balconies. Each cabin features amenities such as independently regulated heating, ample storage, and a private bathroom. The ship boasts impressive facilities including a glass-enclosed observation lounge, cutting-edge presentation room, spacious dining area, fully equipped bar, library, gym, sauna, and medical center. Notably, the observation deck provides an intimate view of aquatic life, while ten Zodiac boats facilitate wildlife exploration. Remarkably, Anytime Fitness, renowned for its global presence, designed and built the onboard fitness center, marking a unique collaboration and ensuring top-tier facilities for passengers embarking on this unparalleled Antarctic adventure.

Tecnical Specifications

  • Passengers: 76 maximum on air-cruises
  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 60
  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 160 (in addition to 8 life rafts, the capacity of 160)
  • Length: 90.7 m
  • Breadth: 16.2 m
  • Draft: 4.3 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 3,440 kW
  • Ice Class: LR PC6
  • Cruising Speed: 14 knots in open water


Deck Plan Magellan

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Ocean Nova

 Ocean Nova, an expedition ship built in Denmark in 1992, serves as an exceptional vessel for Antarctic missions. Originally designed for Greenland’s icy waters, its sturdy construction and reinforced hull ensure suitability for Antarctic expeditions. Following a complete renovation in 2006 and subsequent yearly enhancements, Ocean Nova now accommodates 67 passengers on air excursions. The ship offers three types of comfortable accommodations: single, twin, and triple cabins, each equipped with standard amenities including picture windows, writing desks, heating systems, and private bathrooms. Onboard facilities feature a spacious dining area, bar, library, gym, and infirmary, alongside an observation lounge and presentation room. Seven Zodiac boats facilitate wildlife viewing and landings. Ocean Nova promises an immersive Antarctic experience with its blend of comfort, functionality, and exploration opportunities, making it an ideal choice for adventurous travelers seeking unforgettable polar adventures.

Tecnical Specifications

  • Passengers: 67 maximum on air-cruises
  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 46
  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 110 (in addition to 4 life rafts, the capacity of 100)
  • Length: 73.0 m
  • Breadth: 11.0 m
  • Draft: 3.7 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 2,000-horsepower
  • Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water


Deck Plans Ocean Nova

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Dates & Prices

DURATION

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

PRICE FROM

$ 14,151.00

Single Supplement

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Note: All prices are in US dollars, per person, and based on double occupancy. If you need extra services, please contact your expedition advisor.
*Domestic Air prices are estimated and may change due to cost variation by the airlines.

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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise (#159)

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Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

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DURATION

6 Days / 5 Nights

PRICE FROM

$ 5,995.00

WHEN

Multiple Departures

DESTINATION

ANTARCTICA

TYPE

PER CABIN

Antarctica Express Air Cruise

Embark on the Antarctica Express Air-Cruise, a unique adventure that offers an affordable and quick exploration of the Antarctic. This six-day expedition starts from Ushuaia, Argentina, taking you through the legendary Cape Horn and the Drake Passage to the icy landscapes of Antarctica, with a return flight from King George Island, avoiding the rake Passage on the return.

Highlights include a visit to Cape Horn, the chance to witness the majestic wildlife of the Antarctic, and the opportunity to explore this remote landscape through guided shore excursions. Perfect for those looking to experience the magic of Antarctica in a condensed format.

Trip Highlights

Cross the Drake Passage only once, reducing by 50% the chances of rough seas.

Navigate close to Cape Horn

Enjoy views of the outstanding animal species that inhabit this otherworly place.

Enjoy the intimacy of a yacht-like sized ship, with superb services, accommodations, and food.

Travel with the best expedition leading team in Atarctica.

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Antarctica Air Cruise Express

Itinerary

Day 1
Start of the air-cruise

Your voyage starts at the pier in Ushuaia, Argentina. The world’s most southern settlement, Puerto Williams, Chile, is reached by sailing along the Beagle Channel after you board your ship in the afternoon. Prior to setting sail for Cape Horn, explore the area.

Day 2
Cape Horn and Drake Passage

You awaken with a clear glimpse of the fabled Cape Horn after traversing Nassau Bay overnight. Depending on the weather, hop aboard a Zodiac and become one of the select few fortunate travelers to set foot on this renowned and little-visited island. Reboard the ship and go to the fabled Drake Passage, which Sir Francis Drake, the illustrious British explorer of the 16th century, had dubbed in his honor.

Day 3
Drake Passage

Attend an interesting schedule of lectures and presentations as you cruise through the Drake Passage on your way to King George Island in the South Shetland Islands. From the lounge or the outside decks, observe animals while being accompanied by knowledgeable guides. On their migration south to Antarctica, majestic seabirds like albatrosses and petrels as well as other whale species may be seen.

Day 4
Drake Passage and Antarctica

After passing over the Antarctic Convergence, the surroundings significantly alter. This is the moment to look for the first icebergs and the first glimpse of Antarctic land, so have your camera ready. While traveling to the South Shetland Islands, enjoy the companionship of seagulls, penguins, seals, and whales as you cruise through ice-filled coves. Take a Zodiac for your first unforgettable shore excursion to a colony of penguins. Using the prolonged Antarctic daylight, exploration will last well into the night.

Day 5
Antarctica and scheduled return flight

Arriving at King George Island, get off the boat in Fildes Bay. You must traverse the Chilean Frei Station and the Russian Bellingshausen Station on a 2-km (1.25-mile) walk to get to the airplane. Once you get on the plane to return to Punta Arenas, say goodbye to Antarctica. Transfer to your hotel for the night after arrival. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not \ included in the package).

Day 6
End of the air-cruise

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

Ships Description

Magellan Explorer

 The Magellan Explorer, a modern vessel tailored for air cruises to Antarctica, epitomizes luxury and comfort. Launched in 2019 and constructed in Chile according to the latest Polar Code standards, it offers diverse accommodations, including single rooms and double cabins with private balconies. Each cabin features amenities such as independently regulated heating, ample storage, and a private bathroom. The ship boasts impressive facilities including a glass-enclosed observation lounge, cutting-edge presentation room, spacious dining area, fully equipped bar, library, gym, sauna, and medical center. Notably, the observation deck provides an intimate view of aquatic life, while ten Zodiac boats facilitate wildlife exploration. Remarkably, Anytime Fitness, renowned for its global presence, designed and built the onboard fitness center, marking a unique collaboration and ensuring top-tier facilities for passengers embarking on this unparalleled Antarctic adventure.

Tecnical Specifications

  • Passengers: 76 maximum on air-cruises
  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 60
  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 160 (in addition to 8 life rafts, the capacity of 160)
  • Length: 90.7 m
  • Breadth: 16.2 m
  • Draft: 4.3 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 3,440 kW
  • Ice Class: LR PC6
  • Cruising Speed: 14 knots in open water


Deck Plan Magellan

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Ocean Nova

 Ocean Nova, an expedition ship built in Denmark in 1992, serves as an exceptional vessel for Antarctic missions. Originally designed for Greenland’s icy waters, its sturdy construction and reinforced hull ensure suitability for Antarctic expeditions. Following a complete renovation in 2006 and subsequent yearly enhancements, Ocean Nova now accommodates 67 passengers on air excursions. The ship offers three types of comfortable accommodations: single, twin, and triple cabins, each equipped with standard amenities including picture windows, writing desks, heating systems, and private bathrooms. Onboard facilities feature a spacious dining area, bar, library, gym, and infirmary, alongside an observation lounge and presentation room. Seven Zodiac boats facilitate wildlife viewing and landings. Ocean Nova promises an immersive Antarctic experience with its blend of comfort, functionality, and exploration opportunities, making it an ideal choice for adventurous travelers seeking unforgettable polar adventures.

Tecnical Specifications

  • Passengers: 67 maximum on air-cruises
  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 46
  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 110 (in addition to 4 life rafts, the capacity of 100)
  • Length: 73.0 m
  • Breadth: 11.0 m
  • Draft: 3.7 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 2,000-horsepower
  • Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
  • Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water


Deck Plans Ocean Nova

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Dates & Prices

DURATION

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

PRICE FROM

$ 5,995.00

Single Supplement

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Note: All prices are in US dollars, per person, and based on double occupancy. If you need extra services, please contact your expedition advisor.
*Domestic Air prices are estimated and may change due to cost variation by the airlines.

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DURATION

Multiple dates

DESTINATION

ANTARCTICA

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Fixed departures

Antarctica Fly and Cruise

Discover the ultimate Antarctic adventure with New Paths Expeditions. Our Fly and Cruise itineraries are meticulously designed to offer an unparalleled experience of Antarctica, combining the luxury and comfort of superb ships with the expertise of the industry’s finest guides and leaders. Avoid the daunting Drake Passage and save both time and money without compromising on the thrill of exploration. With us, you embark on a complete and ideal journey, assured of witnessing the awe-inspiring beauty and diverse wildlife of the Antarctic region.

Skip the Drake:

Bypass the notorious Drake Passage by flying directly to Antarctica.

Time Efficiency:

Save precious travel time with streamlined itineraries.

Luxurious Vessels:

Enjoy state-of-the-art ships offering unmatched comfort and amenities.

Elite Guides:

Be led by the finest experts in polar exploration.

Comprehensive Journeys:

Experience all-encompassing itineraries that leave no stone unturned in the Antarctic wonderland.

“Antarctica has this mythic weight. It resides in the collective unconscious of so many people, and it makes this huge impact, just like outer space. It’s like going to the moon.” ― Jon Krakauer

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Our Antarctic Air Cruise Itineraries

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Polar Circle Air Cruise

Duration  | 10 Days / 9 Nights

One of our most daring trips is the air-cruise over the Arctic Circle. On our air-cruise adventure, our primary goal is to attempt to cross the Antarctic Polar Circle, which is situated around 66° south of the equator. Every journey is individually designed by the Expedition Team based on the prevailing conditions in Antarctica, and there are plenty of opportunities for exploration every day of the Polar Circle air-cruise.

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Classic Antarctica Air Cruise

Duration  | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Our most popular Antarctica expedition program is the Traditional Antarctica Air-Cruise. You will travel between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula after flying to Antarctica. Enjoy viewing majestic icebergs, fjords filled with ice, and other wildlife that calls the White Continent home, like penguins, seals, and whales. All of our expedition ships offer the Traditional Antarctica Air-Cruise.

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South Georgia & Antarctica Air Cruise

Duration  |  17 Days / 16 Nights

Explore South Georgia, Elephant Island, and the Antarctic Peninsula on our air-cruise. Daily excursions led by polar guides offer hiking, snowshoeing, and kayaking adventures. Witness stunning wildlife and historic sites.

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Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Duration  |  6 Days / 5 Nights

Travelers looking for a quick Antarctica excursion might choose our Antarctica Express Air-Cruise. You have the opportunity to see Cape Horn, travel through the Drake Passage, and set foot in Antarctica while enjoying the comfort and luxury of our vessels.

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DURATION

17 Days/16 Nights

PRICE FROM

$ 15,995.00

WHEN

Nov 17, 2023

DESTINATION

SOUTH GEORGIA
ANTARCTICA

TYPE

PER CABIN

South Georgia & Antarctica Air Cruise

Discover the ultimate Antarctic adventure with the Antarctica & South Georgia Air-Cruise. This 17-day journey from Ushuaia, Argentina, takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Antarctic Peninsula, the rich wildlife of South Georgia, and remote Elephant Island. 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 wandering albatrosses. This once-in-a-lifetime adventure promises an unforgettable Antarctic experience in comfort and style, away from the sea’s turbulence by flying over the Drake Passage on the return leg.

Trip Highlights

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.

Travel with the best team of guides and expedition leaders currently in Antarctica.

Enjoy views of the outstanding animal species that inhabit South Georgia and Antarctica, including the largest colonies of King Penguins, and Wandering Albatross.

Best food and services on board guaranteed.

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South Georgie & Air Cruise

Itinerary

Day 1
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.

Day 2
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.

Day 7
Elephant Island

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.

Day 17
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.

Day 18
End of the Air-Cruise 

Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends.

Ships Description

The Magellan Explorer, a modern vessel tailored for air cruises to Antarctica, epitomizes luxury and comfort. Launched in 2019 and constructed in Chile according to the latest Polar Code standards, it offers diverse accommodations, including single rooms and double cabins with private balconies. Each cabin features amenities such as independently regulated heating, ample storage, and a private bathroom. The ship boasts impressive facilities including a glass-enclosed observation lounge, cutting-edge presentation room, spacious dining area, fully equipped bar, library, gym, sauna, and medical center. Notably, the observation deck provides an intimate view of aquatic life, while ten Zodiac boats facilitate wildlife exploration. Remarkably, Anytime Fitness, renowned for its global presence, designed and built the onboard fitness center, marking a unique collaboration and ensuring top-tier facilities for passengers embarking on this unparalleled Antarctic adventure.

 

Tecnical Specifications

  • Passengers: 76 maximum on air-cruises.
  • Expedition Staff & Crew: 60
  • Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 160 (in addition to 8 life rafts, the capacity of 160)
  • Length: 90.7 m
  • Breadth: 16.2 m
  • Draft: 4.3 m
  • Propulsion: Diesel engines, 3,440 kW
  • Ice Class: LR PC6
    Cruising Speed: 14 knots in open water

Deck Plan Magellan

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Dates & Prices

DURATION

18 DAYS / 17 NIGHTS
(Mar 8-25, 2024)

PRICE FROM

$ 15,995.00

Single Supplement

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Note: All prices are in US dollars, per person, and based on double occupancy. If you need extra services, please contact your expedition advisor.
*Domestic Air prices are estimated and may change due to cost variation by the airlines.

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