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Fly-Sail Antarctica & South Georgia

This unique express trip saves time by flying to Antarctica, cutting out 2 sailing days and skipping the Falklands. Maximising your time amid the spectacular wildlife and scenery of Antarctica and South Georgia is the focus of this voyage. The stylish ship is petite and perfectly formed for expedition cruising in polar waters.

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Trip type

Falklands & S. Georgia

Trip length

17 Days



Ship Comfort

Comfort & Adventure

Fly-Sail Antarctica & South Georgia - 17 Days - $15,495

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • 7-8 days “off ship exploring: Antarctica (3-4 days, depending on departure date) and South Georgia (4)
  • Fly over the Drake Passage in one direction, just 2 hours by plane
  • State-of-the-art vessel with a high staff to guest ratio
  • Been operating in Antarctica since 2003
  • Expedition staff to guest ratio: 1:6
  • Intimate onboard atmosphere and increased time ashore with just 73 passengers
  • Generously proportioned cabins with refined contemporary decor, many with private balconies
  • Kayaking available on select departures (additional cost)

Start from Ushuaia and end at Punta Arenas to Antarctica

Landmarks potentially visited on Fly-Sail Antarctica & South Georgia

Operator's Itinerary

Day 1: Embarkation 

Welcomed by the staff of the vessel, you board your ship in the afternoon in Ushuaia. Set sail along the Beagle Channel towards South Georgia.

Days 2 to 4: Sail to South Georgia

Our historians and naturalists offer a series of presentations as we sail toward South Georgia. There is time to socialize in the ship's lounge, while also keeping an eye out for the region's birdlife.

Days 5 to 8: South Georgia

On the island of South Georgia you can visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken and pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton with a diverse backdrop of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands and deep fjords. 

Where conditions allow, possible stops will include St. Andrew's Bay and the sight of 150,000 king penguins and Cooper Island for thousands of nesting black-browed albatrosses and a large colony of macaroni penguins. Visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay depending on the weather. 

Days 9 & 10: Sail to the Antarctic Peninsula

The program of presentations continues, as the ship heads to Antarctica. You can use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history.  

Day 11: Elephant Island

It was here that the shipwrecked crew of Shackleton's Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men continued to South Georgia to seek rescue. Stormy conditions rarely allow a shore landing, but as we sail south, you will hopefully see the island from the ship. 

Days 12 to 15: Explore Antarctica

We cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and around spectacular icebergs. Each day gives the chance to disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape with our expert polar guides. No journey is the same; flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica and your Expedition Team plan the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by nature. We will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied environment in the Gerlache Strait.

Day 16: King George Island & return flight

Upon reaching King George Island you will bid farewell to the ship and take your final Zodiac ride back to shore. Here you will board the flight back to Punta Arenas, Chile. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program.).

Day 17: End of your journey

After breakfast, you transfer to Punta Arenas airport for your onward journey. 

(Please note: flights out of Punta Arenas should not be booked before 1430 on the day of departure.)

Why Swoop

Expert Impartial Advice At No Extra Cost

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Antarctic travel options are complicated. We help you choose the right boat, the right cabin, and at the right point in the season.

A Depth Of Knowledge On Board

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As a team of ex-guides, tour leaders, & polar adventurers our Antarctic knowledge is leagues ahead of the rest.

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Swoop is proud to be B Corp Certified as we know sustainability is more than our carbon footprint (but we’re reducing that too).

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We’ll make sure you have the adventure of a lifetime.

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What our customers think of Fly-Sail Antarctica & South Georgia

Fly-Sail Antarctica & South Georgia trips scored 4.1/5 from 4 reviews

Walking amid the largest penguin colony in the world.

Travelled: December 2022

Joe -

Too many to tell. The visit to South Georgia was spectacular. The ability to see so many penguins and fur seals in their natural habitat was spectacular. But best of all were the guides. They were outstanding. They went above and beyond to make our trip both enriched and kept us safe.

Travelled: December 2022

Marka -

Wildlife - was able to participate in anything I wanted to do, at 78, but biggest downside is that the trip was otherwise very sedentary and difficult for someone of my age group to maintain my conditioning I work hard on. On board athletic area not practicable except in sheltered anchor.

Travelled: December 2022

Frederic -

South Georgia Island penguin colonies and seals.

Travelled: December 2022

Larry -


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.

Single Supplement And Child Policy

For those travelling solo and want their own cabin, this 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 Kayaking competency required.
Add on icon Snowshoeing Snowshoeing $85 Select departures in November and December. Snow shoes provided.


  • Airport/ hotel transfers as indicated
  • Hotel accommodation in Punta Arenas on Day 16 
  • Voyage aboard the vessel as indicated in the itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals on full board basis
  • Charter flights from King George Island to Punta Arenas
  • Welcome dinner including drinks
  • Complimentary drinks offered during meals
  • 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


  • Accommodation on arrival in Ushuaia
  • 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 and snowshoeing)
  • 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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