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66 Degrees South Fly Cruise

By offering time saving flights, extended time in Antarctica and the chance to reach the Polar Circle, this 10-day voyage maximises the polar experience. Minimum travel time and maximum exploring time and all the benefits of only 76 people onboard.

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Trip type

Fly & Cruise

Trip length

10 Days


$15,995 -$38,995

Ship Comfort

Comfort & Adventure

66 Degrees South Fly Cruise - 10 Days - $15,995

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 6 full days in Antarctica & 12 planned ‘off ship’ excursions
  • Flights in both directions from Punta Arenas with reserved plane seating possible
  • The ship has a high ice class rating and a first class captain
  • Antarctic operational experience since 2003
  • A low expedition staff to guest ratio of 1:6 
  • Pre-flight hotel night in Punta Arenas with dinner and wine
  • Includes complimentary drinks during onboard meals
  • Kayaking and snowshoeing available (additional cost)
  • Exclusive access to Explorers House – your home-from-home private club & expedition centre while in P. Arenas

Landmarks potentially visited on 66 Degrees South Fly Cruise

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas

After being welcomed in Punta Arenas, Chile, you will be transferred to your hotel and attend a 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 from Punta Arenas 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. A short hop by minibus takes you to the water's edge. Here the adventure begins in earnest as you don your lifejacket and board your Zodiac rib for the ride to your expedition vessel, which is anchored in the bay.

Days 3 to 8: Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands

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.

Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Day 9: Fly back 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 and not included in the program.)

Day 10: Punta Arenas

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

PLEASE NOTEWhile choosing to fly to/from Antarctica is the most expedient option, it's also more weather dependent than travelling by ship across the Drake Passage. Charter flights to/from Antarctica operate on a very flexible schedule to accommodate the changeable weather conditions. As a result, flight timings may be brought forward or delayed to ensure safe operating conditions. To discuss in more detail, please get in touch

This itinerary is for guidance only, as each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions as well as taking advantage of impromptu wildlife opportunities.

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What our customers think of 66 Degrees South Fly Cruise

66 Degrees South Fly Cruise trips scored 4.7/5 from 21 reviews

10/10 - optimal use of time by flying to Antarctica, good organisation.

Travelled: January 2024

William Robert Keller - Switzerland

10/10 - Well planned. Itinerary was thoughtful to enhance tourists’ experience. With each passing day, we were “wowed” more and more enabling opportunities for us to create unique memories on the journey.

Travelled: December 2023

Li Peng Koh - Singapore

This was a well run trip and we enjoyed it. We were glad to have the opportunity to fly to Antarctica rather than spend two days in each direction in the Drake Passage. We also were glad to have the opportunity to go further south than most trips. The staff of the ship was even clearly excited to go to some different spots.

Travelled: February 2023

Robin Rocchi - USA

Everything was amazing. The whales, seals and penguins are magnificent and cute at the same time. The lectures bring you new knowledge and understanding. The expedition teams are superb! And the service on board and at Punta Arenas also super nice.

Travelled: January 2023

Fiona Sukanta - Indonesia

The best option to avoid getting motion sickness as well save traveling time

Travelled: January 2023

Xiaoyan Wu - USA

I can't say which was my most memorable because every minute of the tour was memorable! 1.) Landing on the continent with the flag 2.) Polar circle crossing baptismal ceremony 3.) Polar plunge 4.) Spending time with fellow guests, staffs, and crew of the ship

Travelled: January 2023

Rich Manalad - Philippines

10/10 - Life changing! I would not have traded this for a shorter Antarctic tour!

Travelled: January 2023

Rich Manalad - Philippines

The colours in icebergs, the complete lack of fear of penguins (they have to be the only animal on the planet that doesn't run and hide from humans), the active volcano, the whales and their incredible curiosity and playfulness, the moment I set foot on Antarctica it was one memorable moment after another.

Travelled: December 2022

Marg Macleod - Canada

The expedition team was stellar. Knowledge level -- several had PHDs in a variety of disciplines that gave us all a chance to learn that much more. Hadleigh as Expedition Leader - was thoroughly knowledgeable, and communicated the rules to live by in Antarctica, as well as the need for personal safety. Marcelo, Beate, Nikko, and Jonathan all had incredible insight in their chosen fields and presented the information in an enjoyable and sometimes entertaining manner that helped us all increase our awareness and knowledge of life in Antarctica.

Travelled: December 2022

Marg Macleod - Canada

Wildlife experience was better than expected. Penguins are delightful, and so friendly. Whales awe-inspiring, birds were amazing, and of course the seals were also amazing. Best encounter - 2 humpback whales who were curious.

Travelled: December 2022

Marg Macleod - Canada

The trip was fantastic. I highly recommend that anyone travel to Antarctica. I am so glad that we chose to fly the Drake Passage, instead of sailing it, which gave us more time in Antarctica. I also think crossing the polar circle was a huge highlight. I would insist that anyone booking a trip participate in the kayak program.

Travelled: February 2019

Kelly, Shannon and Robin Politte - United States of America

An excellent experience which exceeded expectations. Very well organised and we felt safe at all times despite some wet landings and steep hikes. There was every attempt to ensure that every opportunity was taken to get us to shore.

Travelled: January 2019

Alison Murdoch - United Kingdom

Good landings and exercise (!) and good vantage points on land for wildlife and landscape. Every logistic worked efficiently from the airport meeting to departure. Fly the passage!

Travelled: January 2019

Alison Murdoch - United Kingdom

I am totally satisfied with the voyage Swoop recommended. I accomplished my goal for the trip. The ship and cabin were fine, and my assigned room mate was a perfect fit for me. Swoop gave me the most helpful information prior to my voyage. I can't think of anything that could have been done differently.

Travelled: December 2018

Lula Whitworth - United States Of America

Over the top fabulous trip. The staff was exceptional to a person. Exceeded my expectations and was the correct choice for my goals.

Travelled: February 2018

Jean Anne - Montana

All the shore landings were great. I especially enjoyed stepping on the continent and loved seeing and being among all the wildlife. The icebergs were fascinating and gorgeous. The staff was full of information, and they were friendly and helpful.

Travelled: February 2018

Linda - New York

I believe that there is nowhere else like Antarctica. The penguins and seals are so cute, and we saw many of them. It was my first time seeing a whale this closely. The zodiac cruising allowed us to explore Antartica in depth and detail. We saw a lot of fantastic icebergs and wildlife.

Travelled: January 2017

Feng Zheng - China


Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Prices quoted below are per person based on 2 people sharing. Cabin availability changes all the time so please contact us for up-to-date details and information on specific cabin availability.



Additional Notes

Please note for departures from November 2024 - March 2025 Grand Suite cabins will be renamed as Suites.

Due to popularity of this trip, early booking is strongly advised (12-18 months in advance).  

Passengers who book to share a Twin Cabin are accommodated in single rooms at the hotel in Punta Arenas for which there's a mandatory supplement on top of the voyage price of USD $790 (2024/25 season) or USD $830 (2025/26 season).

While choosing to fly to/from Antarctica is the most expedient option, it's also more weather dependent than travelling by ship across the Drake Passage. Charter flights to/from Antarctica operate on a very flexible schedule to accommodate the changeable weather conditions. As a result, flight timings may be brought forward or delayed to ensure safe operating conditions. To discuss in more detail, please get in touch

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo and want their own cabin, the ship has a good number of dedicated single cabins, please contact us for details. However, there is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin. 

Children aged 8 years or more are admitted if accompanied by a fully responsible adult. A 5% discount on the rate per person is offered for children up to 8-12 years of age.

Optional Adventure Activities

Enhance your trip with the following add ons. Limited places per activity.
Get in contact to check availability.

Activity Cost Additional Information
Add on icon Kayaking Kayaking $995 All departures. Kayaking competency required. Must be booked prior to departure. Subject to availability. For voyages departing November 2025 to March 2026, the kayaking program price is $695-$895 per person, depending on voyage date, and operated with two groups rather than one as in the 2024-25 season. Only 20 spots total are available during each voyage. Booked kayakers will go out on paddle sessions in two separate groups of 10 guests each. Please note that these operate on an alternating basis, so Group 1 will kayak while the other group follows the normal off-ship program of landing or zodiac cruising, then at the next kayaking opportunity (likely the next day) Group 2 will kayak instead. With this process, each group of 10 guests enjoy one to two kayaking excursions during the duration of the expedition, if weather permits.
Add on icon Snowshoeing Snowshoeing $85 Available for booking on board the ship. All departures depending on snow conditions. Snow shoes provided.


  • Airport/ hotel transfers as indicated
  • Hotel accommodation in P. Arenas on day 1 and 9
  • Charter flights P. Arenas/Antarctica return
  • Access to Explorers House expedition centre in P. Arenas pre and post-voyage
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals on full board basis
  • Complimentary drinks offered during meals
  • Welcome dinner including drinks
  • All guided shore excursions and zodiac activities
  • Educational lectures by expert onboard polar guides
  • Access to an onboard doctor and basic medical services
  • Loan of rubber boots for the voyage's duration
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • IAATO passenger fee


  • Parka jackets are not provided
  • Any flights to/ from voyage start and end points
  • Any additional pre/post land services, including meals
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional adventure activities (e.g. kayaking)
  • Visa, passport and any vaccination expenses
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature - laundry, bar tab, etc
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

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