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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 paddleboarding. Complimentary hotel nights and parka jackets.

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Trip type

Fly & Cruise

Trip length

8 Days


$11,495 -$27,495

Ship Comfort

Comfort & Adventure

Antarctic Fly & Cruise Safari - 8 - $11,495

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 128 & 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 potentially 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, you will be transferred by minivan to the beach, where you will board your Zodiac to your ship. Meet the rest of your shipmates and set sail for the Peninsula.

Days 3 to 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. The 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 one day, followed by a hike to a Chinstrap rookery the next day.

From the booming shot of a calving glacier to the thrill of spotting apex predators like leopard seals and killer whales in action, you'll welcome each day with the excitement and energy of a young child. The Expedition Team will be with you throughout, 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 two-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.

Please 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.

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What our customers think of Antarctic Fly & Cruise Safari

Antarctic Fly & Cruise Safari trips scored 4.4/5 from 13 reviews

Seeing the penguins marching and playing!

Travelled: December 2022

Alex -

December 19 when we found ourselves encircled with a pod of about 12 whales that were communicating with each other as they surfaced and checked these yellow coated camera-happy humans out… it was a warm, sunny, still afternoon and truly indescribable the paradigm felt.

Travelled: December 2022

Paolina -

While kayaking in Graham Passage I was lucky enough to witness a huge ice calving. Throughout the voyage there were so many whale sightings and even a few leopard seals.

Travelled: February 2023

LB -

After going through all this it is tough to see doing it again with out some incentive and other vacationplans to feel as if we might accomplish something

Travelled: February 2021

Ira & Edith Schack (REINHARDT) -

Truthfully, the sunset on the first night was otherwordly. However, the frequency and the amount of wildlife that we encountered on the trip was also fantastic.

Travelled: December 2019

Steve Kelemen -

9.5 put of 10 Great excursions with a blue sky day on a zodiac near ice bergs and whales the highlight. People on the boat a good mix and we found a like minded 8 which we largely shared the adventure with. Surprise was the intensity of the trip... 3/4 full days.

Travelled: February 2021

Dave & Lisa -

The crew was incredible! Edgardo with our room, Joel, Mark, Onofre and the rest of the team in the dining hall, the entire expedition team!

Travelled: December 2022

Dawn -

The polar plunge

Travelled: February 2023

Anonymous -

Great experience in emerging into the Antarctic wildlife environments. Interacting with expedition team members and learning from their knowledge and skills. Excellent atmosphere for friendship with other participants during the entire trip.

Travelled: December 2022

Zheng -

Kayaking among icebergs and having a whale come up near us, seeing penguins swimming and some seals on an iceberg, and glacier calving

Travelled: February 2023

Anonymous -

The trip to Antarctica was memorable especially seeing the penguins.

Travelled: March 2023

Anonymous -

Watching penguins at close range

Travelled: January 2020

Elsa -

Time on landing with penguins

Travelled: March 2023

Mark -


About The Ship

  • A 3-4* expedition vessel for 128 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

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

Alex Mudd Polar Specialist

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.




Triple Twin Porthole Twin Window Veranda Suite Superior Twin Twin Deluxe Suite Owner's Suite
December 2023
5-Dec-2023 $15,995 Full $19,995 $18,995 $23,995 $24,995 Full $27,495 offer available Enquire
15-Dec-2023 $16,995 Full $20,995 $19,995 $24,995 $25,995 Full $27,495 offer available Enquire
20-Dec-2023 $16,995 Full $20,995 $19,995 $24,995 $25,995 Full $27,495 offer available Enquire
January 2024
10-Jan-2024 $12,995 $15,495 $17,495 Full $18,995 $18,995 $21,995 $24,995 offer available Enquire
15-Jan-2024 $12,995 $15,495 $17,495 Full $18,995 $18,995 $21,995 $24,995 offer available Enquire
20-Jan-2024 $11,995 $14,495 $15,995 Full $17,495 $17,495 $19,995 $22,995 offer available Enquire
February 2024
22-Feb-2024 $11,995 $14,495 $15,995 Full $17,495 $17,495 $19,995 $22,995 offer available Enquire
27-Feb-2024 $11,995 $14,995 $15,995 Full $17,495 $17,495 $19,995 $22,995 offer available Enquire
December 2024
5-Dec-2024 $14,495 Full $17,995 $16,995 $22,495 $24,495 Full $25,995 offer available Enquire
15-Dec-2024 $15,495 Full $18,995 $17,995 $23,995 Full Full $27,495 offer available Enquire
20-Dec-2024 $15,495 Full $18,995 $17,995 $23,995 $25,995 Full $27,495 offer available Enquire
January 2025
9-Jan-2025 $11,495* $14,995 $16,495 Full $17,495 $17,495 $23,495 $24,995 offer available Enquire
14-Jan-2025 $11,495* $14,995 $16,495 Full $17,495 $17,495 $23,495 $24,995 offer available Enquire
19-Jan-2025 $11,495* $14,995 $16,495 Full $17,495 $17,495 $23,495 $24,995 offer available Enquire

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $11495

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo who would like their own cabin, there is a good number of dedicated single cabins. The single supplement is 1.7 times the cost of a standard cabin and 2 times the cost of a superior category. Please contact us for details. There is no single supplement for solo passengers willing to share a cabin.

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 1.2m must be met. Please contact us for details.

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 An immersive full sea kayaking program for those who want to kayak multiple times (as often as weather and ice conditions allow). Prior kayaking experience is required and you must be able to do a wet exit to participate. Available on all departures, subject to weather and ice conditions. Booking in advance is essential.
Add on icon Paddling Paddling $295 One-off paddle session lasting approximately 60-90 minutes using sit on top kayaks. Available on all departures, subject to weather and ice conditions. Minimal kayaking experience is required. Booking in advance is strongly recommended
Add on icon Paddleboarding Paddleboarding $295 Selected departures only. Basic competency required.


  • Flight from Punta Arenas/ Antarctica 
  • Pre and post voyage transfers
  • 1 pre-night's hotel stay with breakfast, 1 post-night's hotel stay with breakfast.
  • Online photo journal of voyage
  • Complimentary parka jacket
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals during the voyage on full board
  • Beer and wine during dinner, and coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
  • 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 and any entry fees to landing sites


  • Any flights and transfers to and 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 and communication
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

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