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Antarctic Fly & Sail Combination

A rare and popular voyage which flies one way and sails the other, maximising both expediency and experience. Spend 5-7 days exploring Antarctica on a small, newly-built expedition ship, with kayaking & snorkelling available. January - March departures. A rare and popular voyage which flies one way and sails the other, maximising both expediency and experience. Spend 5-7 days exploring Antarctica on a small, newly-built expedition ship, with kayaking & snorkelling available. January - March departures.

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Trip type

Antarctic Peninsula

Trip length

9-14 Days

Price

$11,695 -$33,395

Ship Comfort

Comfort & Adventure

Antarctic Fly & Sail Combination - 9-14 - $11,695

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Flying one way means more time to explore and is popular with anxious sailors
  • 5-7 full days exploring Antarctica, depending on voyage date
  • Travelling on a small ship with 120-130 guests means faster logistics and everyone can do landings together 
  • Kayaking, polar diving and snorkelling activities (additional cost)
  • Complimentary parka jacket & post voyage photo book

Start from Punta Arenas and end at Ushuaia

Landmarks visited on Antarctic Fly & Sail Combination

Operator's Itinerary

The following itinerary is for Fly-then-Sail voyages. As indicated in the notes below, some departures are Sail-then-Fly, for which this itinerary operates in reverse.


Days 1 & 2: Punta Arenas to King George Island

Arrive in Punta Arenas and transfer to your downtown hotel to check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure before a group briefing about tomorrow's flight. The next day we transfer to Punta Arenas airport for our charter flight to King George Island. Please remember that we are flying to in very remote areas and flight schedules are dependent on weather, both in Punta Arenas & King George Island. 


Days 3 to 8: Antarctic Peninsula

The Antarctic Peninsula's western flanks offer long days and relatively ice-free waters. We visit historic huts and Zodiac cruise through narrow straits and majestic icebergs, and if we're lucky, whale watch from the bow of the ship. A few landing points we hope to visit include Half Moon Bay, Lemaire Channel, Hydrurga Rocks and more. We hope to visit the large Adelie and gentoo penguin colonies of Brown Bluff or Paulet Island, and fossil-rich Seymour Island. We may hike to spectacular vantage points on Beak or Devil Islands; large tabular icebergs and volcanic scenery create long lasting memories. Wherever we go, wildlife, Heroic Age relics and haunting landscapes await.


Days 9 & 10: Drake Passage

Relax and reminisce as we cross the Drake Passage, bound for South America. Our expedition team recap all the incredible things we've witnessed, or perhaps you'll find a quiet moment place to review the hundreds of photos taken.


Days 11/12: Ushuaia

We slip up the Beagle Channel and pull into Ushuaia, where you'll say goodbye to new friends and begin any onward travel. 


PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is for guidance only as each voyage will vary depending on ice and weather conditions, and opportunities to see wildlife. Flexibility is key and all part of the adventure of an expeditionary cruise. 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.

2022/2023 season:

Fly south & sail back: 04-Feb-2023, 28-Feb-2023 & 03-Mar-2023 (all 12 days)

Sail south & fly back: 15-Jan-2023, 18-Jan-2023 & 11-Feb-2023 (all 11 days)

2023/2024 season:

Fly south & sail back: 03-Feb-2024 (12 days) & 01-Mar-2024 (14 days)

Sail south & fly back: 10-Feb-2024 (9 days) & 13-Feb-2024 (11 days)

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What our customers think of Antarctic Fly & Sail Combination

Antarctic Fly & Sail Combination trips scored 2.4/5 from 4 reviews

The expedition team were excellent on all dimensions. Flo and team were a great fit for us. In addition, our kayak guides Dan and Frank were excellent.

Travelled: February 2022

Oliver Harris - UK

Most memorable moment: snorkeling with the penguins

Travelled: March 2022

Janet Davoli - United States Minor Outlying Islands

I wanted a trip that was not weeks on a ship, but plenty of time in Antarctica. It was a perfect choice as I got seasick crossing the Drake, which was unexpected.

Travelled: March 2022

Deanna Rieden - USA

Most memorable moment: it’s a tie between: a leopard seal trying to mate with our boat, the polar plunge, and the wonderful friends I made.

Travelled: March 2022

Kiera Rumbough - USA

Antarctica exceeded every expectation! The overwhelming grandiosity is difficult to put into words.

Travelled: February 2022

Michael Bilheimer - USA

The entire expedition team was stellar, ably led by Ashley Perrin. All were knowledgeable and I enjoyed the variety of lectures.

Travelled: March 2022

Doris Sweet - USA

Best way to do it: avoid the Drake in one direction, get it relaxing on the ship (sort of) on the way home.

Travelled: March 2022

Janet Davoli - United States Minor Outlying Islands

I would highly recommend a trip with activities. I am SO happy we chose to do kayaking!

Travelled: February 2022

Oliver Harris - UK

I was really looking forward to the Drake passage because I felt like it was something I HAD to do at least once and it was actually fine. But I loved the fact we flew back because the trip ended on such a high and there wasn't a lot of down-time after the activities finished. The flight was quick and everything was smooth. Would 100% recommend doing it this way.

Travelled: February 2022

Lauren Woosey - UK

The guides were awesome! So knowledgable. Best day: we spent several hours on our way back to the ship surrounded by feeding humpbacks. It was incredible.

Travelled: January 2022

Joanne Levy - USA

Most memorable moment: kayaking with a humpback whale - a highlight of my life to date.

Travelled: February 2022

Lauren Woosey - UK

Every day in Antarctica was amazing and different. It is breathtaking.

Travelled: January 2022

Joanne Levy - USA

About The Ship

  • With its sleek X-bow lines and ground breaking design, few new Polar ships have created such excitement.
  • Zodiac platforms specially designed for quick boardings and more time exploring
  • State-of-the-art stabiliser system and polar code 6 ice rating  
  • Large comfortable cabins

With her slick lines, small number of guests, well-priced balcony suites and onboard hot tub, this is one of the hottest ships in Antarctica right now.

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.

2023

2024

Additional Notes

2022/2023 season:

  • Fly south & sail back: 04-Feb-2023, 28-Feb-2023 & 03-Mar-2023 (all 12 days)
  • Sail south & fly back: 15-Jan-202318-Jan-2023 & 11-Feb-2023 (all 11 days)

Please note the departures on 04-Feb-2023 and 28-Feb-2023 have a focus on exploring the little-visited Weddell Sea area.

2023/2024 season:

  • Fly south & sail back: 03-Feb-2024 (12 days) & 01-Mar-2024 (14 days)
  • Sail south & fly back: 10-Feb-2024 (9 days) & 13-Feb-2024 (11 days)

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo who would like their own cabin, the single supplement is 1.5 times the cost of a single berth, please contact us for details. However, there is no single supplement for passengers willing to share a cabin. 

Children aged 8 years old or over are welcome. There isn't any concession on pricing. 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 $1,260 All departures. Basic competency required. Price varies from USD$995 - 1295
Add on icon Polar diving Polar diving $1,260 Available on selected voyages.
Add on icon Polar snorkelling Polar snorkelling $640 No experience required. Dry suit provided. Price varies from USD$480 - 640
Add on icon Mountaineering Mountaineering $1,260 Available on selected voyages.

Includes

  • Pre-embarkation (day 1) or post-disembarkation (day 10) hotel night in Punta Arenas, depending on route
  • 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation during the voyage on full board basis
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell drinks reception
  • Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
  • 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 historic landing sites
  • Gratuities for ship crew 
  • A printed photo book produced with photos from your voyage

Excludes

  • Any flights to/from voyage start and end points
  • Any additional services before and after your voyage
  • Transfers not specific to the itinerary
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Optional adventure activities
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Customary staff gratuity at the end of the voyage
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, beverages, etc
  • Additional onboard purchases (i.e. gift shop)

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