Antarctic Fly & Cruise Safari

If you’re keen to fly to Antarctica instead of sailing, this 8-day trip is ideal with a choice of dates in December and February. Travel on outstanding expedition ships with optional kayaking and stand up paddle. Complimentary hotel nights and parka jackets.

8 Days

$9,995

Antarctic Fly & Cruise Safari - 8 - $9,995

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 4 full days in Antarctica = 8 planned ‘off ship’ excursions
  • Accesses Antarctica in just 2 hours by flying, instead of 2 days by ship
  • Starts/ finishes from Punta Arenas in Southern Chile
  • Choice of 2 ships with capacity for 132 & 140 guests
  • Optional daily kayaking program, one kayaking excursion and stand up paddle on select departures (additional cost)
  • Complimentary Punta Arenas hotel nights + parka jacket 

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Punta Arenas

Landmarks visited on Antarctic Fly & Cruise Safari

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Punta Arenas, Chile

Your adventure begins in Punta Arenas, Chile, the most populated city in Patagonia. If you arrive early, there are many museums, restaurants and shops to keep you busy for days. By early afternoon, an expedition guide will bring everyone together to your starting hotel, where you'll enjoy a welcome dinner and be briefed about preparing for your embarkation day.


Day 2: Embarkation Day

Your charter flight from Punta Arenas to Antarctica will have you crossing the infamous Drake Passage in only a few hours. Way below, the ship is approaching King George Island for your arrival. The dramatic Antarctic landscapes soon become visible as your plane descends for landing in the South Shetlands. After landing, stretch your legs and spend some time exploring the island before being transferred by Zodiac to your ship . Meet the rest of your shipmates and set sail for the Peninsula!


Day 3-6: Antarctic Peninsula and the South Shetland Islands

There are few places in the world as evocative as Antarctica. As we approach the white continent, don't be surprised if you are overcome by feelings of excitement and awe. Much of Antarctica is indescribable and can only be fully appreciated through the human eye.

Your first sightings will be from the ship itself. As the Captain and Expedition Team keep their eyes out for whales and seabirds, you'll be alerted to any new sightings. Our team of expert lecturers will also provide in-depth explanations of the geology, history and wildlife of the region.

Even more exciting are your daily excursions to land. Your first zodiac landing is something you'll never forget! Walking up to a beach that is dotted with penguins and seals is the most intimate way to experience the unique wildlife of Antarctica. Each landing is different and is dependent on weather, but every day presents new sightings and photo opportunities. You may take a zodiac cruise in search of whales and icebergs in Pleneau Bay one day, followed by a hike to a Chinstrap rookery the next day.

From the booming shot of a calving glacier at Petermann Island to the complete silence of night while camping in Antarctica, you'll welcome each day with the excitement and energy of a young child. Our Expedition Team will be with you all along, providing insights into the places you visit and offering photography tips to get the most out of your expedition.


Day 7: Disembarkation and Fly to Punta Arenas

After your four days of exploration, you'll say goodbye to the Expedition Team and disembark at King George Island. Your three-hour flight across the Drake Passage to Punta Arenas, Chile brings your journey to an end. After we transfer you from the airport to the hotel, you can enjoy one final dinner (not included) to reminisce about all the sights and sounds of Antarctica.


Day 8: Depart for Home

After breakfast, you will make your own way to the Punta Arenas airport for your homeward flights.


NOTE: This itinerary is for guidance only as each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and opportunities to see wildlife. Furthermore, it's important to understand that the charter flight(s) to/ from Antarctica are particularly prone to weather, which requires a flexible flight schedule.

About The Ship

  • A 3-4* expedition vessel for 132 guests
  • A spacious ship with extensive public areas
  • High 1A ice class
  • Rounded stern & stabilisers = superior stability
  • Optional kayaking & camping available on selected depatures
  • Complimentary jacket & loan of rubber boots
Alex Mudd

What I liked most were this ship’s vast outer decks - brilliant for spotting wildlife - and her superior stability.

Alex Mudd General Manager

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.


Please note 18-Dec-2019 departure is 11 days long and does not reach the Polar Circle

Triple
Twin Window
Twin Porthole
Superior Twin
Veranda Suite
Deluxe
Premium Suite
Owner's Suite
Superior
December 2018
28-Dec-2018 Full* Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full
February 2019
3-Feb-2019 Full* Full Full Full Full Full Full Full Full
19-Feb-2019 $9,995* $14,895 Full $16,995 $15,595 $17,695 Full $18,495 Full
24-Feb-2019 $9,995* $14,895 Full $16,995 $15,595 Full Full $18,495 Full
December 2019
3-Dec-2019 $10,795 $11,895 $13,395 $16,395 Full $17,495 $19,395 $21,595 Full
8-Dec-2019 $10,795 $11,895 $13,395 $16,395 Full $17,495 $19,395 $21,595 Full
13-Dec-2019 $10,795 $11,895 $13,395 $16,395 Full $17,495 $19,395 $21,595 Full
18-Dec-2019 $17,495 $24,095 $21,795 Full Full $28,295 $31,095 $34,795 $26,295
January 2020
10-Jan-2020 $10,795 $11,895 $13,395 $16,395 Full $17,495 $19,395 $21,595 Full
15-Jan-2020 Full $11,895 $13,395 $16,395 Full $17,495 $19,395 $21,595 Full
February 2020
9-Feb-2020 $10,795 Full Full $18,395 $16,495 $19,195 Full $19,995 Full
14-Feb-2020 $10,795 Full Full $18,395 $16,495 $19,195 Full $19,995 Full
19-Feb-2020 $10,795 Full Full $18,395 $16,495 $19,195 Full $19,995 Full

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $9995

Optional Adventure Activities

Kayaking ($995) -  basic competency required

Paddling ($225) - no experience required, 1-1.5hrs paddle on inflatable kayak

Paddleboarding ($225) - limited to departures on World Explorer (19-Feb-19 | 24-Feb-19), basic competency required


Child Policy

At date of embarkation, the minimum age restriction of 8 years and a minimum height and weight requirement of 64 lbs or 29kg and 48" or 1.2 meters must be met.


Includes

  • Flight from P. Arenas/ Antarctica 
  • Pre & post voyage transfers
  • 2 night's hotel stay with breakfast
  • Online photo journal of voyage
  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation & meals during the voyage on full board
  • All 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
  • Port taxes & any entry fees to landing sites

Excludes

  • Any flights to & from points of embarkation/disembarkation not listed as included
  • Any additional pre/post land services, including meals
  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Optional non-complimentary adventure activities (e.g. kayaking)
  • Visa, passport and any vaccination expenses
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g. laundry, beverages & communication
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

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